About

Lauren Essl 
Amanda Marie Portraits

My name is Lauren and Blue Eye Brown Eye is my life and business on the world wide web.  I am a calligrapher and designer with a passion for weddings. My background is in letterpress printing, although I no longer print (I miss it greatly). My work has been featured on blogs like Style Me Pretty, designlovefest, Ruffled, Grey Likes Weddings, Green Wedding Shoes, 100 Layer Cake, Oh So Beautiful Paper, and Wedding Chicks, in print in The Knot Texas, D Weddings, FD Luxe, 360 West Weddings, and Zooey Magazine and my stationery has been sold nationwide at Anthropologie stores.

Blue Eye Brown Eye services include custom wedding invitation design and day-of paper goods, calligraphy services, and calligraphy classes. I specialize in out-of-the box designs, but embrace every style – from traditional to whimsical. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, I have studio locations in both Dallas and Fort Worth, and work with brides all across the country.

A little about me: I live in an old home with lots of character with my hubby, Travis, and my rescue whippet mix, Olive. (Yes, this blog and my business are named for her blue and brown eye). We have two other puppies, too. Matilda (left) and Millicent (right). They’re rescue babies, too. And they’re tiny.

Blue Eye Brown Eye_Olive

Blue Eye Brown Eye_Matilda and Millicent
Apryl Ann Photography

A few passions: I believe in pet adoption and quirky vintage fashion. I’m a geek for social media and the internet. I could live without TV if it weren’t for Bravo. I love to Instagram, especially pics of my dogs. In addition, I enjoy cooking, teaching, music, blogging, weddings, travel, paper, Marfa, TX, flowers, a great glass of wine (preferably rose’ these days) and nice grocery stores.

I hope you enjoy my blog. I’m so happy you’re here.

Interested in working with Blue Eye Brown Eye? I’d love that. Let’s chat.