Hi! My name is Chelsea Cochran and I founded Hummingbird Cake Stationery in early 2009. Though I always yearned to be able to paint and draw and knit, I've never been very good at "traditional" art. I instead found that my creativity was given an outlet when I was on my computer! I am based on the beautiful Central Coast of California and have loved graphic design since taking my first computer graphics class in 2001. Since then, I have studied it further and dabbled in design until getting serious about it when I went through countless hours and hours looking through catalogs and websites offering thousands of different wedding invitations and other stationery goods when planning for my wedding, but had trouble finding any that I could both afford and fall in love with.
That challenge of finding something both beautiful and budget-friendly led me to start my own company with the number one priority to provide exceptional service and stationery at accessible prices. You can count on me to communicate with you in a timely manner, work with you on creating a personalized product to suit your needs and not skimp on dedicating time to your order.
Everything sounds fantastic...can you tell me what sets you apart from all the other stationers?
Granted, there are many, many vendors who offer personalized stationery, but we strive to provide the best customer service to ensure that the time spent planning your event is at least a little less stressful knowing that your stationery needs are completely and competently taken care of.
We delight in our clients' creativity, and are happy to customize any of our ready-made designs, or create a brand new, completely custom one just for you! When thinking about your event, whether it's your wedding or a birthday party or a baby shower, you want your guests' first impression of your event to be perfect and in line with what you envision for the day. Custom designs are welcome, and they don't cost a penny more than our ready-made invitation designs, so let us help you create something unique, beautiful and you. With one-on-one service, your invitations are sure to be exactly as you imagined!
We specialize in flat printed invitations on heavyweight, high-quality card stock. At this time, we do not offer letterpress or embossed printing. Generally our designs are not embellished with ribbons or raffia, but nothing is out of the question. If you are looking for something unique, like Swarovski crystal accents, please feel free to contact us with your needs and we'll see what we can do!
To read what our past clients have said about our services and stationery, please check out our testimonials page. We have had the privilege of working with clients from all over the world, and we can't wait to work with you!
It all sounds so wonderful, but are we going to be able to afford your services?
Having shopped around for my own wedding, I can tell you that our prices are neither the lowest in the industry, nor do they even begin to approach the highest. If you have a stationery budget you need to stick to - let us know! We want to work with you on creating the perfect invitations - no matter how big or how small your stationery budget may be.
Do you accept credit cards and do you have a payment plan?
Yes! We accept all major credit cards - MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. We also accept PayPal, money orders and personal/bank checks, but we require checks to clear with our bank before allowing orders to go to print.
If you are interested in a custom invitation design, we will accept a 50% deposit to get started on your project.
We would love to get started, what happens next to start the process?
If you would like to order one of our ready-made designs, please feel free to order online 24/7 - you will receive a proof of your design via email within 48 hours. You are welcome to make as many changes as necessary to make sure your stationery is just the way you want it. Once a proof is approved by you, the order goes to print and printing generally takes 3-5 business days, depending on how many items are ordered.
If you would like to talk to us about creating a custom design, please call Chelsea at 805.757.2315 or contact us via email to set up your complimentary consultation to discuss your needs and budget to help us come up with something that incorporates your ideas, personality and style into a design.