Friday, April 20, 2018

Pretty Blue Crab Wedding Invitations Set the Tone for Your Summer Wedding by the Seashore

Blue Crab Wedding Invitations from Concertina Press
I designed these blue crab wedding invitations while thinking about warm summer days on Cape Cod, swimming along the inlets and dodging little blue crabs who lived in the reeds on the edge of the water. Blue crabs make me think of summertime, sunshine and salt air, and these Blue Crab Wedding Invites would be perfect for your beach wedding.

Each invite set comes with an invitation (you can customize the wording on this easily), an RSVP card and a website insert. Larger insert cards are also available if you want to share weekend event itineraries with your guests, or if you want to include accommodation information. Everything is tied together beautifully with aqua envelopes, and I can even address them for you!

You can see pricing or purchase samples on my website or in my etsy shop here:


You can read the latest reviews of Concertina Press from happy customers on the Wedding Lovely BlogWedding Wire, or The Knot.

My goal with Concertina Press is to make ordering your invitations and wedding stationery as easy as possible, so if you have any questions at all, no matter how small, feel free to contact me!
Blue Crab Wedding Invitations from Concertina Press
Clam Shell Wedding Place Cards Photo by Ryan Ray
Clambake Welcome Dinner Table Decor Photo by Ryan Ray

"Ruth was absolutely fantastic to work with and I couldn't be happier with our invitations!! She combined a couple different designs for me and they turned out so so so beautifully! She was so great to work with-- responsive, knowledgeable, professional and so sweet and patient even when I was flakey! But the most important thing is how beautifully the invitations turned out-- the paper is beautiful and Ruth has such an eye for detail. Honestly, I knew that the invitations would be really pretty, but when the box came in the mail (before I expected it!), I was completely blown away. I keep sneaking back to the box to look at them! I can't wait to send them to my friends and family! - J&D"
Blue Crab Wedding Invites from Concertina Press



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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Cape Cod Save the Dates in Sage Green and Blush Pink

Cape Cod Save the Dates Blush Pink and Sage Green by Concertina Press
I created these Cape Cod Save the Dates in a lovely new color combination for a customer whose wedding colors were sage green and blush pink. They came out beautifully and have a lovely rustic, delicate and romantic look. The envelopes have a slight shimmer to them adding an extra touch of elegance.

Typically these save the dates are available in navy blue but if you're interested in customizing them to fit your color scheme, don't hesitate to contact me

I designed these save the dates using a digitally restored antique map of Cape Cod, where I lived for 11 years before  moving down to Florida to be closer to family.They are printed on a thick lightly textured card stock similar to watercolor paper. These save the dates can be customized with a tiny heart over the town you're getting married in on the Cape, and you can add a photo of yourselves to the back, too!

You can also purchase samples of the Navy blue version and see pricing online here:

Blush and Sage Wedding Bouquet Jane Paisley PhotographyCape Cod Save the Dates Blush Pink and Sage Green by Concertina PressBlush and Sage Wedding Inspiration Rings Lisa Blume PhotographyCape Cod Save the Date or Wedding Invitation in Blush Pink and Sage Green by Concertina Press
Blush and Sage Save the Dates for a Cape Cod Wedding by Concertina Press




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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Cape Cod Wedding Invitations for a Wedding at Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster

Cape Cod Wedding Invitation from Concertina Press
I designed these Cape Cod Wedding Invitations to be beautiful, timeless, and classic, in a navy blue and white color scheme (other colors also available). Not everyone knows what Cape Cod looks like though, so I digitally restored a beautiful 125 year old antique map of the iconic arm-shaped peninsula  and you can put a little heart over the town where you're getting married. This is especially helpful to your guests who might not realize that "Cape Cod" isn't just a town, but is an entire county with many small towns.

These Cape Cod Wedding invitations feature an antique map of the Cape, an optional guest information card (great if you're having  a weekend of events like Friday welcome party and Sunday Brunch) and a very flexible RSVP card. I can accommodate all kinds of RSVP customizations including lines for each attendee, a line for "number of guests", rehearsal dinner RSVPs or anything else. The wording pictured above is fun nautical wording but you can also stick with the more traditional "accepts with pleasure" or "declines with regret".
Nobska Lighthouse Falmouth MA
Cape Cod is a beautiful place to be married, and I would know because I was married in Falmouth! My husband and I were married on 7-7-7 and enjoyed a beautiful beachside ceremony at The Knob. We lived on the Cape year round for 7 years - now we live in Florida near my parents, but we love to go back to the Cape to visit! I also love working with couples getting married on Cape Cod because it  is so close to my heart and brings back so many good memories.
The Knob Falmouth MA
This little outcropping of rock called "The Knob" is a hidden gem in Falmouth - a lovely place to walk your dog or take a little hike out to see the sunset.
Cape Cod Wedding Invites from Concertina Press with Events Card

Cape Cod Wedding Weekend Events Card for Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster
Cape Cod Wedding Invitations for a Wedding at Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster
If you're interested in ordering these Cape Cod wedding invitations for your wedding, you can visit my website or my etsy shop to quickly see prices and options:


(either one works fine for me! visit my Etsy shop to see lots of up-to-date reviews)
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions! - Ruth







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Friday, March 16, 2018

These Pretty Sea Creature Blank Cards Double as Nautical Decor

Orange Octopus Gift blank greeting card from Concertina Press

When I am creating my nautical wedding invitation sets using restored antique illustrations I often come across beautiful images that I think would look great framed. I turned the sea creatures you see here into pretty blank greeting cards that you can frame or send to a friend. They would make beautiful wall art! I suggest getting a set of three - put the frames stacked vertically or horizontally and make your own sea creature collection. These aquatic notecards would also make a great gift for a SCUBA diver or fisherman.


Trunkfish Gift Blank Greeting Card
Triggerfish Gift Blank Greeting Card
Blue Octopus Blank Greeting Card
 

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Martha's Vineyard Save the Dates with Map and Cute Tiny Heart

Martha's Vineyard Save the Dates from Concertina Press
Oh the Vineyard! What a beautiful place to be married. I remember when I lived in Woods Hole, just across Vineyard Sound, we'd take the ferry deep in the winter when it got dark at 4 o'clock and visit Offshore Ale in Oak Bluffs and enjoy oysters and stout. In the fall my friends and I would go over with our bikes and ride the coast, admiring the beautiful houses and stopping for coffees at Mocha Motts. I can smell that soft salty breeze right now! I live in Florida now to be closer to my folks, but I still love to go up North and visit.

I created these Martha's Vineyard save the dates from a beautiful 100-year-old touring map of the Island. The navy blue map has the names of all of the towns, and you can move the heart over the town where you're getting married at no extra charge. You can also upgrade to double-sided printing and feature a beautiful photo of you on the back, or add addressing in a matching font. (Photo credit: Stacey Hedman)

I would love to work with you to create gorgeous save the dates for your wedding on Martha's Vineyard - for more information and pricing on these save the dates you can visit:

or

You can also contact me! I'm happy to work with you to change the color to match your wedding, at no additional cost.
Save the Dates Martha's Vineyard Map with Optional Photo from Concertina Press
Marthas Vineyard Map Save the Dates from Concertina Press
Martha's Vineyard Wedding Save the Dates with Addressing from Concertina Press
You can read the latest reviews of Concertina Press from happy customers on the Wedding Lovely BlogWedding Wire, or The Knot.
Martha's Vineyard Wedding Save the Dates from Concertina Press
Martha's Vineyard Save the Dates with Envelope Addressing from Concertina Press
Custom Vineyard Save the Dates for a Wedding on the Island
If you have any questions or if you're interested in your own Martha's Vineyard Save the Dates, don't hesitate to contact me!




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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

These 20th Anniversary Vow Renewal Invitations at the Monterey Bay Aquarium are Absolutely Beautiful

20th anniversary Vow Renewal Invitations - Monterey Bay Aquarium
How pretty are these Coral Reef vow renewal invitations? When this lovely couple emailed me about creating a special invitation for their 20th Anniversary vow renewal at the Monterey Bay Aquarium I was so excited! I absolutely love the ocean and the sea creatures that live within it and was more than happy to create a special ocean-themed invitation that combined several of my designs, including the Coral Reef invitation and also the Squid Invitation. I love that by having their event at the Aquarium, Ellen & Joe not only made their vow renewal extra memorable, but also educated their guests about the importance of our world's oceans as well!

I was delighted at the lovely review that Ellen left for me on WeddingLovely.com:
I was so thrilled to find Ruth's beautiful designs when we were looking for invitations for our 20th vow renewal ceremony, to be held at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. My husband is an environmental scientist, so it was important to us to find invites on recycled and FSC certified paper. Ruth was more than willing to work with us to find paper stock that met our needs--and then we had to choose from all her designs, which was hard!  
Ruth worked with us to choose a few different designs to use on the invite, RSVP, and additional info cards, so we really got to use quite a few. Her communication and professionalism was outstanding, and the entire process was so easy. When the invites arrived, they exceeded my expectations. 
The packaging was gorgeous, the colors and quality are fabulous, and we were so excited to find the designs extending onto the back side of each piece. Ruth even printed the addresses for us in a lovely matching script. 
 I literally cannot wait to get these into our guests' hands. Thank you Ruth, you're the best!
E&J - July 13th 2016
20th anniversary Vow Renewal Invitations - Monterey Bay Aquarium
Vow Renewal Invitations - Monterey Bay Aquarium
Ellen & Joe were also concerned about the environmental impact of their invitations, so we printed them on 100% recycled paper and paired them with sustainable forestry certified envelopes. I love how the red coral pairs with the aqua colored envelopes. The pink squid are a fun touch on the additional insert card, and the RSVP card features a seahorse entwined in green seaweed. These were perfect invitations to set the tone for a Vow Renewal at the Aquarium!

You can read my latest reviews from happy customers on the Wedding Lovely BlogWedding Wire, or The Knot.

If you have any questions or if you're interested in your own vow renewal invitations, don't hesitate to contact me!
Vow Renewal RSVP and Insert Card - Monterey Bay Aquarium
Concertina Press Wedding Packaging






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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Nantucket Save the Dates with Map and a Cute Tiny Heart

Nantucket Save the Dates with Photo from Concertina Press
These Nantucket Save the Dates are a pretty way to let your guests know about your wedding on the Island. They feature an antique map of Nantucket from the 1800's and you can put a heart over the town you're getting married in. There's room for an optional photo on the back - the perfect spot to show off engagement pics!

I've been making beautiful Cape & Islands save the dates, wedding invitations and related stationery like programs, menus and table cards since I started Concertina Press in 2011. At that time I lived in Falmouth, and worked at a beautiful stationery shop downtown. When the shop closed I decided to start up my own line of nautically themed stationery and have been doing what I love ever since! In 2013 I moved down to Florida to be closer to my folks but I still run my business online and would be delighted to work with you on your Nantucket invitations.

You can read my latest reviews from happy customers on the Wedding Lovely Blog, Wedding Wire, or The Knot.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me! I have these available on Etsy:

Nantucket Save the Dates with Map from Concertina Press
Nantucket Save the Dates with photo back from Concertina Press
Nantucket Save the Dates with envelope addressing from Concertina Press
Nantucket Map Save the Date from Concertina Press



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