Concertina Press, Nautical Wedding Invitations and Stationery

Octopus-Wedding-InvitationJust because you're having a beach wedding doesn't mean you have to settle for an invitation with a pair of flip flops on it. With Concertina Press I've created a line of nautical wedding invitations and stationery that isn't for everyone — but if it's for you, you'll know right away.

My invitations feature colorful sea creatures from antique scientific illustrations perfect for a couple that loves the ocean — and not just the beach, (although I do have a lovely Waves wedding invitation) — but what's underneath the water, like sharks, jellyfish, octopus, and squid. That means my invitations are perfect for aquarium weddings, too!

If the rest of the family isn't quite as excited as you are about exotic underwater creatures on your invites (boo – maybe you can get some interesting thank you notes?), I also offer beautiful sand dollar wedding invitations, compass wedding invitations and seashell wedding invitations.

How I cater to Offbeat Brides

Let's just say there aren't many squid wedding invitations out there. But seriously, one of the reasons I started my own business after working for a more traditional stationery shop is that I lived in a community with a lot of marine biologists (Woods Hole, Massachusetts) and those scientists would come into our shop looking for wedding invitations that expressed their love of science and the ocean, and we didn't have much to offer. We had beautiful invitations if you were looking for ribbons and sparkly paper, but nothing too quirky.

When the shop closed, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to start my own business and cater to folks who wanted something totally different for a nautically themed wedding. Jellyfish Save the Dates, Octopus Wedding Invitations and Cuttlefish Thank You notes are only a few examples of interesting stationery I have to offer.

"Amazing to work with! My sea snail save the dates came out so beautiful and are completely unique. I've had multiple guests go out of their way to tell me that these were the most beautiful save the dates they have ever seen. Thank you for making my wedding incredibly special from the start!" – Larkin Kursius

Examples of my work


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