Custom Work



Custom Process


Phase 1: let's chat!

We'll begin by hearing your story and understanding your vision- whether that's via phone call, email, a visual inspiration board, or, if you're located in Los Angeles, an in-person meeting at our studio. 


Phase 2: initial concept presentation

Once we've determined we're a good fit, the design process begins.  Anywhere from 3 - 5 designs are presented as initital concepts, taking anywhere from 1 - 4 weeks depending on the complexity of the design.


Phase 3: refining the vision

We'll refine the design through 3 rounds of edits, included in custom pricing. We'll tweak and edit until we've achieved that "I want to cry this is so perfect" level of satisfaction.


Phase 4: design confirmation

Once the design is confirmed, we'll send proofs over for design confirmation. This is where we'll finalize every last detail, and then get the project into creation. After the proofs are approved, we order our letterpress plates.


Phase 5: production

Printing generally takes anywhere from 3 - 4 weeks. All of our wedding stationery is created in Los Angeles, and letterpressed in our Hawthorne studio on one of our century-old presses.


Phase 6: finishing touches

After production is complete and your wedding invitations are brought to life, we'll carefully pack up your invitations for shipment. We also offer digital calligraphy, or happy to coordinate envelope calligraphy from one of the many talented calligraphers we work with.

We're also here to help with postage selection via custom-designed or sourced vintage stamps, as well as invitation assembly. We'll even take care of mailing your invitations for you.


Phase 7: the big day

We love nothing more than to carry out our brides and / or grooms vision through carefully curated and beautifully executed details for the day-of. Whether you'd like custom drink stirrers, cocktail napkins, signage, menus, or programs, we're here to help. 


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save the dates

wedding invitations

birth announcements

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