Letterpress Love Stories Paper Tiger Press

letterpress love stories: penelope + michael

November 13, 2013

I just love it when clients send me photos of their weddings, and even more so when they thoughtfully include photos of our letterpress stationery at their celebrations. I can’t help but feel like a proud mom!

I was particularly attached to this project however, as it came with quite the backstory…


Penny came to us after having a horrible experience with another local invitation company. The company had strung her along for months, only to start completely ignoring her emails when the deadline approached. By the time she contacted us, she had already written off her dream of beautiful letterpress invitations and was planning to simply order letterpress service books as keepsakes instead.

When I heard her story, I was so upset. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve heard it countless times before – but it always breaks my heart to encounter sweet brides like Penny who get taken for a ride by wedding industry “professionals”. Wedding planning is emotionally exhausting enough without getting scammed in the process!

Thankfully, her stationery story has a happy ending. I told her about our rush services, she chose a beautiful RTW design from our archives, and just five days later her letterpress invitations were being mailed out to friends and family all over the world.

We are so honored to have been the ones to give her the service she deserved right from the start. Congratulations Penelope and Michael, and thank you for including our work in your big day!


These photos are from Penelope’s beautiful beach wedding, for which we created invitations, service booklets (pictured) signage, favour tags and menus.