Coral Pheasant Stationery, located on the Connecticut shoreline, is a design studio specializing in unique custom paper goods and stationery for weddings, milestone celebrations and beyond. Our versatile – and sometimes quirky – style marries beautiful typography with unexpected details and thick, luxurious paper for a singular, sensational statement. We adore clients who respect etiquette and tradition and appreciate the rules, but break them just a bit to create hip, on-trend, thoughtful and highly personalized celebrations.

Our goal is to ensure that creating your stationery is the most fun part of planning your wedding! (Ok, maybe the cake tasting will take first place.) We listen to what you want and help you suss out what you need. Then you can just sit back and relax, confident that your stationery will be handled with the utmost care and printed with the exceptionally high quality you have the right to expect. When your perfect paper cards and invitations are delivered to your friends and family, there will be no doubt that this is an event not to be missed!

Nichole Michel is the craftswoman behind Coral Pheasant. And like Nichole herself, her work is frolicsome, fresh and fanciful! She approaches each design with a sense of whimsy, paying special attention to engaging, offbeat typography. She pours over premium papers, curates colorful vintage postage and deliberates over every detail that will make your paper story uniquely yours.

A clever combination of artist and athlete, Nichole earned her BFA from the University of Connecticut, while competing as a Division 1 athlete on the track and field team. She spent eight years in corporate design before turning her hand to her own business. A dining daredevil, Nichole can be counted on to choose the most curious item on the menu – bone marrow, foie gras and sweetbreads please her palate! She’s been known to enjoy a specialty cocktail or two – gin is her jam, but she harbors a secret desire to develop a taste for more manly liquors like bourbon and scotch. (Practice makes perfect!) Weekends find Nichole and her husband hunting estate sales, flea markets and thrift shops, searching for one-of-a-kind items that are rich in history and admittedly sometimes a little bit weird.

Nichole Michel Chief Dreamer