About Whimsíque

Nestled off the coast of Southern California, we have happy clients all over the U.S. from here to New York (and beyond!) This whole thing got started in 2009 and as rewarding as our history has been, it's our future we're most excited about.


Welcome to our studio

Whimsíque (pronounced whim-zeek) is an award-winning designer invitation and stationery studio committed to making one-of-a-kind luxury wedding invitations and stationery that provide an exclusive and authentic expression of you, your relationship and your wedding event. Whimsíque’s work has been featured in some of the wedding industry’s most distinguished national and local media, including Style Me Pretty, Modern Luxury Brides CaliforniaWedding Wire, Oh Lovely Day, Oh Such Style, Style Unveiled, Ceremony Magazine, San Diego Style Weddings, and Exquisite Weddings Magazine.

Since its inception in 2009, Whimsíque has become known for its stylish and imaginative designs as well as unsurpassed service and personalized attention throughout the entire process of custom-designing, handcrafting and delivering dream invitation suites to its clients. It is this combination of “style and service” that has allowed Whimsíque to earn the San Diego A-List Award for “Best Invitations” and numerous Wedding Wire “Bride’s Choice Awards.”

To understand your unique requirements, personality and distinctive style, Whimsíque conducts complimentary consultations by appointment only. Your invitation suite is then custom designed to bring your vision to life with as many adjustments as necessary until you are completely in love with your design. Each piece is carefully handcrafted using the finest papers, embellishments and materials. Options are endless and include letterpress, embossing, laser cut, foil printing, flat printing, acrylic, wood, silk boxes and just about anything else you can dream up.



Meet the Owner

Melissa Ward

Founder / Creative Director

Melissa grew up in San Diego and received a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from San Diego State University.  After graduating from SDSU, she worked in the non-profit sector, performing graphic design and event planning. Eventually, Melissa moved on to “Corporate America” to become the Senior Graphic Designer of a large baby toy and baby gear company. She designed everything from logos and packaging to toys and shopping cart covers, but missed the excitement and creativity involved in creating unforgettable events.

Outside of her corporate job, Melissa frequently utilized her talents to design invitations and stationery at the request of friends and family. But it wasn’t until she got married that she realized how valuable a good vendor is in the process of planning a wedding. This fresh perspective coupled with her passion for design, events and people ultimately led her to start Whimsíque in 2009 while continuing to work full time as a Senior Graphic Designer. In mid-2011, Whimsíque’s success enabled her to quit her corporate job and pursue her passion wholeheartedly. 

In 2007, Melissa married the love of her life and is now a proud mommy of two.

Melissa was genuine, warm, patient and super creative with our invites, save the dates and escort cards. Time and time again we have received compliments!! Many of our family and friends stated these were the best invitations they have ever received. Fantastic quality….just gorgeous! And super unique!

Laura (San Diego, CA)