The Silver Starfish is a charming stationery boutique specializing in awe-inspiring, mouth-dropping,      {everyone-else-will-be-jealous} wedding and event invitations. Located in the beautiful city of downtown Charleston, we are inspired each and every day by horse drawn carriages, cobblestone streets, gas lanterns, and constant Southern warmth and hospitality.

You are invited to visit our King Street design studio to peruse handpicked { best-of-the-best } invitation brands to your heart’s content! If a one of a kind { made-from-scratch } paper creation is more your style, let us build a custom suite that is designed specifically for your fabulous event. We love to work with couples all the way from “Will You?” to “I Do!”, and create all of your paper dreams in between.  And our paper isn’t limited to just weddings, we also enjoy creating paper for all of life’s other important occasions as well!

 

KRISTEN GUAGLIANONE

Founder and Creative Director

Graduating from James Madison University, Kristen began her career managing a high-end boutique in Northern Virginia, where she is originally from. In 2007, she became engaged to the love of her life who is now her husband, Stephen. Throughout the wedding planning process she discovered that there were no invitations and paper goods that were quite up to her "standards", and that coordinated with her overall wedding aesthetic. So, she created her own from scratch! They happened to all have a tiny silver starfish on them, which is where our namesake originates from. In 2009 Kristen began her own invitation business shortly after the wedding, and the rest is history! When she isn't designing, printing, or shopping for new product, you can find her playing and snuggling with her sweet little boy - Camden, and her 7 year old Toy Fox Terrier - Bentley. She also thoroughly enjoys coffee, traveling, shopping, anything coral colored, and most of all - dates with her hubby!

 

BRITTANY BATES

Shop Manager

Brittany graduated from East Carolina University and moved all the way from Wilmington, NC to join us as assistant shop manager in 2014, and has since become our acting shop manager. Brittany brought with her the experience of being a wedding coordinator, which has proved to be valuable expertise while being immersed in the wedding industry here. Brittany does a little bit of everything and wears many different hats in our shop. On a daily basis, you can find her politely and promptly communicating with customers, placing paper orders, and serving champagne to brides and grooms during invitation consultations. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her adorable golden retriever mix - Herbert, creating unique hand-lettering projects and watercolor art, and hanging out with friends and family.

 

CAYLEIGH HOPKINS

Marketing Manager

A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Cayleigh brings a fresh perspective and a burst of fun energy to our shop. Since joining us in 2015, Cayleigh has more than enhanced our brand and team. When Cayleigh isn't dreaming up marketing strategies or plotting beautiful instagram posts behind the scenes, she can be found coordinating weddings for some very lucky couples, writing posts for her fabulous blog, "The Petal Report", painting preppy Lilly Pulitzer inspired scenes and patterns, or practicing her newly found love of calligraphy! Filled with bubbly enthusiasm, a great sense of humor, and love for bright colors - (hint - PINK), it's hard to imagine our shop without Cayleigh!

 
Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world.
— Judy Collins