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Hi, I’m Lauren Essl.

Welcome to my happy place. I’m all about pushing creative limits and shutting the door on tired views of calligraphy and design.


Blue Eye Brown Eye was brought to life in 2010. Since its inception, this little dream has grown into a full service studio, offering custom wedding invitations, day of event paper goods, calligraphy services, and calligraphy classes.


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about_0001s_0000s_0000s_0001_shape-1My rescue dog, a whippet-mix named Olive with one blue eye and one brown eye, is the inspiration behind the name of my business. I specialize in custom wedding invitation design and day-of paper goods, as well as calligraphy services. I love bright colors and out-of-the-box treatments, but I’m a master in every style – from trad to whimsical.

Our work has been featured on Style Me Pretty, Martha Stewart Weddings, 100 Layer Cake, Oh So Beautiful Paper, Wedding Sparrow, Swooned Magazine, Wedding Chicks, Green Wedding Shoes, designlovefest, and we’ve appeared in numerous print publications such as The Knot Texas, D Weddings, FD Luxe, 360 West Weddings and Zooey Magazine to name a few.

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Sara Donaldson Photography
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Heather Rowland Photography

I hope this is the start of a beautiful friendship!