THE SOUTH'S PREMIERE EVENT DESIGNER, TARA GUÉRARD
launched Lettered Olive as a way to provide her clients with the very best stationery options possible. After finding no resources that catered to her level of taste and quality, Tara began working exclusively with the area's leading designers to create and develop stunning invitation suites, all customized with each bride in mind. The feedback was overwhelming and the demand for this unique service quickly grew. With their collaborative effort, Tara and graphic designer Julia Shuman immediately went to work on creating their first ready to order collection. Lettered Olive is available to any bride who wishes for beauty and impeccable style.
Founder: Recognized as one of the nation’s leading tastemakers,
Tara has earned a widespread reputation for her ability to create spectacular settings celebrating life’s most anticipated occasions. As the visionary and founder of both Tara Guérard Soirée and Lettered Olive, Tara incorporates
her impeccably chic eye and event creative onto paper.
She is a graduate of The College of Charleston.
Creative Director: As lead designer for Lettered Olive, Julia brings with her a strong background in advertising and branding. Her eye for
color and impeccable taste result in breathtaking invitations that reflect each client’s personal style. Julia earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts
in graphic design
from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Production: Martha’s career began in Atlanta working for a large graphic design company. Her need to get away from the big city brought her to Charleston where she teamed up with Tara and as an event planner for several years. With a passion for the graphic side of things, Martha now works as a coordinator for Lettered Olive. Martha has a BFA
from the University of Georgia.
Project Manager: Born in Charlotte, NC, Allie moved to Charleston to attend the College. She graduated with a degree in Corporate Communications and Business Administration. After interning with Lettered Olive and the team at Tara Guerard Soiree for a year she was offered the opportunity to join Lettered Olive as project manager. Her dedication and love for weddings, style and design made Allie a perfect fit for the job.