ConcertinaPress

Beach Wedding Invitations and Aquarium Wedding Invites

Cocoa Beach, Florida · 1590 Sales

ConcertinaPress

Beach Wedding Invitations and Aquarium Wedding Invites

Cocoa Beach, Florida 1590 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(495)

Shop owner

Ruth

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Announcement   **I will be traveling July 1-12, all orders placed during that time will be shipped when I return!**

Welcome! Concertina Press features beach wedding invitations, aquarium wedding invitations, and nautical stationery created using antique marine biology illustrations, designed by me, Ruth Bleakley on the beautiful and sunny East coast of Florida.

"Ruth is an exceptional artist and artisan! She was very prompt to stay in communication with me throughout my ordering process...It was so comforting to work with her through the stressful process of ordering the perfect wedding invitations! I absolutely LOVE the way her products turned out, Thank you SO MUCH Ruth, your kindness and professionalism have helped me more than you know!"
★★★★★ - Emily D.

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Last updated on Jun 19, 2017

**I will be traveling July 1-12, all orders placed during that time will be shipped when I return!**

Welcome! Concertina Press features beach wedding invitations, aquarium wedding invitations, and nautical stationery created using antique marine biology illustrations, designed by me, Ruth Bleakley on the beautiful and sunny East coast of Florida.

"Ruth is an exceptional artist and artisan! She was very prompt to stay in communication with me throughout my ordering process...It was so comforting to work with her through the stressful process of ordering the perfect wedding invitations! I absolutely LOVE the way her products turned out, Thank you SO MUCH Ruth, your kindness and professionalism have helped me more than you know!"
★★★★★ - Emily D.

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5 out of 5 stars
(495)
June Sisemore

June Sisemore on Jul 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love the beauty of the cards I get from ConcertinaPress! They're always so unique and detailed - and absolutely gorgeous. My seahorse stationery set is beautiful, and I'll be proud to send out my thank you notes on these cards!

Sarah Kirchner

Sarah Kirchner on Jul 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Loved my baby shower invitations! The owner is super sweet and very accommodating to work with! Very pleased!

kshayex3

kshayex3 on Jul 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Such great quality! They are printed on amazing card stock with crystal clear designs. She moves the heart to each location named. The shipping packaging was to die for as well!

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Updates

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Updated with a fresh new font - watercolor wedding invites with a background I painted myself! lower_left_paintbrushocean
Sand dollar wedding invites for a beach wedding near Portland, Maine! evergreen_treeevergreen_treeocean
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About

Concertina Press: Nautical Wedding Invitations and Stationery

Hi! I'm Ruth, Owner/Designer of Concertina Press and I create unique stationery using antique nautical scientific illustrations from my home studio on the sunny East coast of Florida, where I relocated from Falmouth, MA on Cape Cod several years ago.

My goal is to offer beautifully printed nautical stationery that you won't find ANYWHERE else, and if you're a wedding customer, I want to make the experience of purchasing wedding invitations go as smoothly as possible so you can spend time looking forward to the big day, rather than worrying about the tiny details of your stationery - I make sure each design looks awesome before it goes to print. Customers have told me over and over how many great compliments they've gotten on their stationery or wedding invitations - I invite you to read my shop reviews and see for yourself!

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I majored in Studio Art in college, specializing in the esoteric art of bookbinding, and after school I worked in a scientific library where I discovered a treasure trove of gorgeous antique scientific illustrations. Can you imagine my delight at opening an old journal from 1875 titled "Zoologische Abhandlungen" and seeing these gorgeous old pictures of fish and animals for the first time? There are so many gorgeous old scientific illustrations languishing inside of scientific journals, I knew I had to figure out some way to showcase them.

After working in the library I worked in a stationery shop, and while I was there I learned all about stationery and invitation design, and in the spring of 2011 when that shop closed, I took the leap to start my own line, Concertina Press, combining my love of antique nautical illustrations and stationery. So far it's been wonderful and is absolutely the best job I've ever had.

If you are interested in carrying my cards wholesale, please contact me using the link at left.

-----Want to learn more about bookbinding?-----

My other specialty is binding books by hand using traditional techniques to create colorful journals, photo albums and guest books. You can learn more by visiting my blog, or my etsy shop.

http://ruthbleakley.etsy.com
www.RuthBleakley.com

Shop members

  • Ruth

    Owner, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on March 31, 2016
Welcome to Concertina Press! This shop is a one-woman production, owned and operated by Ruth Bleakley. I do all of the designing, emailing, printing and production myself here in my sunny Florida studio. I love old fashioned nautical illustrations, and creating invites for beach weddings that offer a unique twist on a classic theme.

If you have any questions at all I'm more than happy to answer them - I check my email often and will get back to you soon.
Email me at: Ruth (at!) ConcertinaPress.com

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Payment methods accepted include credit card payments directly through etsy checkout or Paypal - you can use a credit card to pay for your order through Paypal, even without signing up for an account. If you'd prefer to pay for your item through a check please contact me first.
Shipping
I pack and ship my orders within one to two business days of my receiving payment.

I ship samples via first class mail and larger orders like personalized stationery are sent via priority mail.

Wedding Invitations and Save the Dates are shipped via Priority Mail with signature confirmation, tracking and insurance.
Refunds and Exchanges
All customers ordering customized products will receive a digital proof to sign off on prior to printing. Signing off indicates that you understand that no additional changes can be made once the proof is finalized, without incurring additional charges. If you feel unhappy about your purchase, for whatever reason, please contact me and we'll try to work something out together.

I'm willing to accept returns on non-personalized items such as greeting cards provided they are in the same condition that they arrived to you in, buyer pays for shipping back to me. Refund will be via Pay Pal. Please contact me first if you intend to return something.
Additional policies and FAQs
I have a wholesale line sheet I'd be happy to mail to you, if you're interested in greeting cards or boxed notes for your store.

Email: Ruth (at!) ConcertinaPress.com

or contact me using the contact form in my Etsy shop

More information

Last updated on May 2, 2016
Frequently asked questions

What's your turnaround time?

My turnaround time for wedding invitations and save the dates is typically two weeks from when digital proofs are approved for print. After you pay your deposit to begin the order I send digital proofs within three business days of receiving your wording information. Rush options are also available, contact me for more info!