C California Style

PHOTO: Design by Bliss & Bone.
Modern Vintage Paperie.
PHOTO: Patrick Dea.
Jonathan Wright and Company.
PHOTO: Molly Gardiner.

Pushing the Envelope

by C California Style

Set the tone for a refined affair with distinctive paper flourishes and finishes.

Sought-after calligrapher Anne Robin is thrilled that people are getting creative with envelope formats and colors. “After years of black-inked, left-justified envelopes, it is so refreshing to use neon hues, write names on the diagonal and fill all of the space,” she says. annerobin.com.

Emma James and Bailey Amon Rivera, co-owners of Antiquaria Design Studio, started with a handful of unique rubber stamps in 2011. Four years (and everything from bespoke wedding suites to hand-lettered monograms later), the duo continue to impress with their vintage-modern aesthetic. Pictured here: custom wax seals teamed with lace envelopes from fellow designer Molly Harris of Etsy’s Modern Vintage Paperie. shopantiquaria.com; etsy.com.

Armed with a degree in art history and a love of European compositions, Molly Shultz started The Vintage Inkwell to share her decorative designs with like-minded brides. Her signature Regency era-inspired folded invite doubles as an envelope and delivers Old World charm. thevintageinkwell.com.

A fixture on the fine stationery scene for almost 15 years, Jonathan Wright and Company creates keepsakes to cherish long after the special event is over. Shown here: custom linings that bring the perfect flair to handcrafted envelopes. 7404 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323-931-1710; jonathanwright.com.

Avoiding unsightly barcodes and embracing the matte finish and texture of vintage stamps is what inspired Patrick Dea to open his boutique postal shop, Edelweiss Post. Wedding and locale-specific sets are best-sellers. And, yes, for an extra charge, the online store will artfully apply the stamps as well. edelweisspost.com.