Starglow Studios creates custom invitations and stationery for weddings and other heartfelt celebrations. We work with you to design invitations that reflect your event's style and personality and carry that theme through to coordinating pieces such as programs, menus, place cards and more. Starglow is an art studio featuring the hand painted color artwork and graphic design of Diane Donato.
We believe that the first impression of your event should be beautiful, unique...unforgettable. Anticipation begins for the celebration that was months in the planning, years in the making. Life changing events that deserve attention, moments that need to be cherished, joy that needs to be expressed.
Let Starglow capture them on paper.
After 10 years of weddings, showers, birth announcements and christenings, birthdays and corporate events, there are still no two pieces of work alike. There is always something unique and personal in each piece designed. New elements are always being added; from custom postage to Swarovski crystals. Our designs vary from romantic and traditional to modern and chic.
Looking for a romantic save the date with a vintage feel? Our peony heart features pinks, reds, and golds and is hand painted with pearlescent watercolors. An antique gold font completes the vintage feel. Backed with a 5 x 7 Marsala Cardstock its a perfect way to make a first impression with your guests.
Navy blue was the most popular color in the studio last spring. I had the opportunity to design an invitation for Stephanie and John who were married in May. Their color scheme was navy blue with various shades of pink. They wanted a vintage look with a modern twist. After they had met with their […]
We had a request for Bridal Shower Invitations from the mother of the groom who was hosting a bridal shower in Rosemont, IL at the Rosewood Restaurant. Therefore, it certainly seemed fitting that we used roses in the design! The bride chose navy blue and pink for the colors of the wedding so we incorporated […]
I had to share some photos from Jenny and Besset’s Chicago Wedding. The wedding was designed by Kim Gapinksi at Big City Brides and the photography is by Magi Wangler and Angela Peterson from Document the Day Photography. The wedding venue was the Ivy Room and although it was a rainy day you will see […]
A gray pocketfold with a vellum wrap makes a modern and sophisticated wedding invite. This lovely couple was tying the knot at the Ivy Room in Chicago. We decided to use the ivy in the design and gave it a new twist by depicting it in the wedding colors of yellow and gray. A map […]
A pretty handpainted invitation featuring pink gerbera daisies and peonies. The bride requested hot pink daisies and we intensified the color with a touch of raspberry sparkle to highlight the center of the acrylic daisy. The floral design was added to the bold pink and black color scheme to add a romantic flair. The […]
This wedding invitation design was inspired by the fairy tale reference on the front seal. A neutral color scheme can be extremely elegant if you know how to accent it correctly. In this case we added textured and metallic cardstocks to add visual interest. The wedding took place at Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Illinois, […]
I often get asked about vendors that do quality work and I will be spotlighting some of them in this blog. I have known Valerie, the owner of Artistic Floral Design, for several years and I have always found her designs a source of inspiration. She uses fresh quality flowers and there is always something […]
Here are the red & ivory placecards designed for a December wedding. The ivory cardstock was die cut and embossed to match the classic look of the Christmas Wedding Programs. The interior of the placecards told guests that a donation was made to a local charity by the bride and groom in lieu of favors.
I just wanted to post some photos of some work I recently finished for a December wedding at St. Charles Country Club. The program is Pomegranate red with Pearl ribbon. The interior was done with metallic Pearl paper. The label is embossed at the edges. It created a very elegant timeless look! I took some […]