Calligraphers and Stationers Directory
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Harriet Rose Calligraphy & Design825 West End Ave., nr. 100th St., Ste. 15E; 212-663-4564; rosecalligraphy.com
Rose offers a broad range of hand-lettering and design options. Her work has been featured in magazines like Martha Stewart Weddings and Brides. From $4 per envelope. By appointment only.
Inspired Goodness347-529-4116; inspiredgoodness.com
Kimberly Canale draws inspiration from each couple’s dynamic and uses vintage textures and playful typography in her invitations. Her wedding collection features 12 original designs and mix-and-match save-the-date cards. Invitations start at $2,200. By appointment only.
Judith Ness Studio212-348-5863; judithnessstudio.com
Ness’s sophisticated invites showcase custom monograms and elegant calligraphy in a wide variety of styles, from traditional to modern. Suites of 100 from $1,750; envelopes from $1.50 each. By appointment only.
Kaleidakolor Calligraphy Studio201 E. 17th St., nr. Third Ave. 212-475-1653; kkolorink.com
Margaret Harber has done projects for Montblanc and Cartier, as well as several high-profile clients. She specializes in envelope addressing, place cards, custom invitations, and menus. From $3.50 per envelope. By appointment only.
Katie Fischer Design110 E. 28th St., nr. Park Ave.; 212-390-8385; katiefischerdesign.com
This boutique design studio creates stylish watercolor-inspired invitations and decorative items for the reception. The team crafted custom seed packets that doubled as escort cards and favors for a recent wedding held in a greenhouse. The signature Story of Us board recounts how a couple fell in love through illustrations and graphic design. Suites of 100 from the KFD Collection start at $1,350, and custom designs start at $2,800. By appointment only.
Laura Ann317-752-1841; lauraannstudio.com
Illustrator Laura Ann Elbogen works couples’ stories into a cohesive stationery suite from soup to nuts, starting with the save-the-date and ending with framed original art for a wedding keepsake. Her creations evoke an old-world charm with calligraphy and bespoke watercolor motifs. Custom designs start at $2,000.
Lion in the Sun232 Seventh Ave., at 4th St., Park Slope; 718-369-4006; lioninthesunps.com
The in-house graphic designers and illustrators at this cozy Brooklyn storefront are known for their playful design sensibility. The shop stocks more than 60 lines, including its exclusive PostScript Brooklyn, a city-centric selection crafted by local artists. Invitations from $6. (ecofriendly/good value)
Committed to designing elegant, fun, and affordable paper goods, this studio allows you to customize one of its many eye-catching creations or collaborate with its staff to make something new. Pricing for 100 digitally printed suites starts at $500; letterpress from $800.
Edgy couples choose this company for its vintage-style stationery. Now part of the online emporium Basic Invite, it can be found at basicinvite.com/love-vs-design.html. A set of 100 invitations starts at $180. (good value)
Lucky Duck Press347-703-3984; luckyduckletterpress.com
The owner here uses his great-grandfather’s 100-year-old handpress, foot press, and lead type to create stationery. He executes such varied designs as an Arts and Crafts–style invite with a purple-and-green hyacinth border and one printed with an old-fashioned image of dancing guests. The press also offers stock designs that can be hand-set with metal or wood type. From $600 for a suite of 100. By appointment only. (good value)
This ecoconscious stationery company creates custom work that incorporates jewel-tone dye-cuts and floral replicas. The majority of invitations are printed on a wide selection of recycled paper. From $800 for a suite of 100. (ecofriendly)
Elana Dweck’s design studio puts an emphasis on stylized personal touches, whether it’s creating a custom motif for an event or hand-assembling the finished invitations. Wedding genealogy charts are especially popular ($750 for a single print). From $3,000 for a set of 100 custom invitations.
This web boutique applies the crowdsourcing model to stationery, with emerging designers from around the world creating designs that are voted on and offered for sale on Minted.
Mr. Boddington's Studio594 Dean St., nr. Carlton Ave., Flatbush; 347-815-5919; mrboddington.com
The stylish, hand-drawn creations at this cheeky studio integrate vintage-inspired reproductions of mid-century maps, wallpaper patterns, hand-illustrated bicycles, and other playful motifs. Designs can be very chic or downright whimsical, depending on the couple’s sensibility. Prices upon request. By appointment only.
Mrs. John L. Strong699 Madison Ave., nr. 62nd St., fifth fl.; 212-838-3775; mrsstrong.com
For nearly a century, Mrs. John L Strong has been designing hand-engraved paper products for weddings and other social events. The shop works with couples on bespoke invitation suites that the staff then produces by hand. Thank-you notes are also available. Prices upon request.
- Bella Figura
509 West Fayette Street, Studio 135 Syracuse, New York 13204 ; Tel: 866-699-6040 ; bellafigura.com
With over 325 designs and counting, Bella Figura offers one of the most extensive collections of letterpressed, foil stamped, and digitally printed wedding invitations in the world -- with styles ranging from vintage to modern to traditional and everything in between.
- Fancy That
12 West 57th Street, Suite 403 New York, NY 10010 ; Tel: 212-957-0005 ; www.fancythatnyc.com
Fancy That NYC designs the most unique and amazing invitations you can imagine. Always brimming with bright ideas, interesting concepts and sentimental design. Fancy That never fails to amaze through genuine collaboration and superior execution.
- Vera Wang Papers
The modern, sophisticated style of Vera Wang is captured perfectly in Vera Wang Fine Papers, a collection of couture stationery that is inspired by the designer’s bridal and ready-to-wear lines and epitomizes the exquisite, unexpected details for which she has always been known.
- Village Invites
10 East 39th Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10016 ;
Tel: 212-220-6199 ; www.villageinvites.com
The Village Invites has Manhattan's best selection of wedding stationery. Planning the perfect wedding? Choose the perfect invitation from our letterpress, engraved, thermographed, and offset designs, ranging from elegantly traditional to wildly unique. Our expert consultants/ graphic designers will gladly assist you in creating your dream invitation.