Custom Bridal


Attention to time-honored etiquette and capturing a style that perfectly reflects your personality is what we do best. Our stationery companies offer quality handmade papers, translucent layers, embellishments and fully lined envelopes using letterpress, thermography and engraving to convey elegance and quality. Let our designers help you pull your personal wedding day style together to make sure you find and perfect the look you want for your wedding day. From Save the Dates, Wedding Invitations, Ceremony and Reception Cards, Place Cards, Table Numbers, Thank You Notes, and more, you will find we offer a beautiful array of styles that range from classic to modern. We will go above and beyond to give you the perfect wedding invitations!

Our Designers

Nancy Schieferdecker

Welcome to The Bowerbird Paperie. My name is Nancy Schieferdecker, Senior Design Consultant. I joined The Bowerbird team in September 2000. My children were grown and after having done all the "Mom-stuff", I was looking for something fun and interesting to do - that's when The Bowerbird flew into my life! I came here having 10 years experience with custom invitations and in-store printing to head-up the Stationery Department which was in its infancy at the time. I love working one-on-one with my clients - making each and every person feel like a member of the family is a key to success. In today's world of "so-so", I consistently receive positive feedback from customers regarding my attention to detail and proper protocol.

I am very excited about the direction we are taking with our New and Improved Paperie. With well over 25 years of doing something I love, looking forward to many more years of this kind of fun seems like the perfect ending.

Janine Hardiman

A self- proclaimed paper & font junkie, Janine Hardiman stumbled upon the stationery & invitation business quite by accident. A teacher for most of her career, 13 years ago Janine answered a help wanted ad posted in the window of a custom stationery store and has been hooked ever since. Even while teaching she retained her stationery job on the side, as she found it to be a wonderfully creative outlet. In addition, she realized many of the same skills she used in teaching easily transferred to guiding her clients in choosing their own personal stationery and expressive invitations for all of life's special events.

A lover of all things beautiful from the time she was very small, Janine also spends as much time as she can tending her garden or turning cast-away trash into treasures. Relatively new to the area, Janine lives in her dream house in Westbrook with her husband Jim, her cat Otis and her car Jezebel.




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