important to choose vendors that were inclusive during our wedding planning. Ladyfingers Letterpress was recommended
by our wedding planner as a bespoke wedding stationer. The whole process was amazing, from planning sessions to final
products. After our initial meetings, Arley and Morgan were able to capture our disparate ideas and create a suite of
products that were unique, well designed, and exactly what we wanted even if we couldn’t verbalize that in the
beginning. They went above and beyond in creating our invitations Including many trips to procure the perfect supplies
for our complicated design. They even created custom monograms for each of us that were used on our thank you notes as
well as a surprise embroidered handkerchief for our wedding day. Our guests still talk about our wedding today
including how unexpected our invitations were. Arley and Morgan really took the time to get to know us and our
personal style and were able to blend them into a beautifully cohesive wedding stationery package." (Photography by
Kelly Guenther Studio)
letterpress captured pure magic in my Save the Dates, Invitations and Baby Shower Invitations. They paired laser
cutting, letterpress and foil in ways I never thought possible! They are true artists and artisans! I’ve experienced
nothing but exceptional customer service. If you are looking for a one of a kind, innovative invitation, look no
"We knew we wanted something different- we wanted to enjoy the often dreaded wedding planning process any chance we
could. And we knew that meant we needed the right support. It was so important to us that all the ways we’d document
this moment in our lives, really represent our style, our humor and how deeply we cared for one another. And Rich
cared DEEPLY about the invitations. Not many elements of planning sparked his interest but as an art school grad and a
huge fan of Arley and Morgan’s Ladyfingers work, he was in his element and in the greatest hands(or fingers?).
We felt so supported every step of the way. They took the time to get to know us over phone calls and FaceTimes, to
hear our love story and understand our vision while bringing their own creativity and artistry to create something
that was everything we’d hoped for and so much more.
We were married at the Parker Hotel in Palm Springs and they managed to include the iconic wall design in the
invitation along with the colors we associated with our time in the desert and its spectacular sunsets and mountain
views. The desert was a special place for us. It was our escape from our LA grind and it embodied where we were in our
lives at the time. It was fun, romantic and easy. It held our hopes, our dreams, and comforted us with mountain views
that Arley and Morgan also managed to include. We still look back on these invitations from time to time and they
transport us back there. Back to head-over-heels young love and the most magical weekend that started it all."
(Photography by Betsy Winchell)
"Collaborating with Ladyfingers Letterpress was a wonderful guided experience that left a lasting
impression on us. When we began the journey of creating wedding invitations, we knew we wanted something bespoke -
invitations that not only conveyed a bit about us as a couple but also captured the essence of our story. However, we
were at a loss for where to start.
Morgan and Arley provided us with a structured approach that made the creative process both fun and
meaningful. Their prompts were instrumental in drawing out our passions and allowing us to explore our desires for the
invitations. Through their guidance, we were able to whittle down the long list of inspirations to determine what was
truly important to us, and what message we wanted the final product to convey.
As a designer myself, I am always on the lookout for clear ways to communicate goals and
expectations to clients. I remember this one page document they shared as a part of the presentation of our design
options that really stood out to me. At the top, it exclaimed, "OMG OMG OMG" and the document outlined what we were
looking at, what we could expect in the next steps, and the distinction between revisions and a complete redesign. It
struck the perfect balance between being blunt and reassuring which, looking back, was so important and helpful in
guiding us through an emotionally saturated design process.
Morgan and Arley possess a unique talent for translating your ideas into designs that reflect your
essence. The final results exceeded our expectations, and we now cherish these pieces as key keepsakes from our
wedding. A decade later, we still look back on our collaboration with Ladyfingers Letterpress with immense gratitude
and fond memories. They not only delivered exceptional wedding invitations but also created an experience that will
forever be a treasured part of our journey together."
"My wife and I cannot express how incredibly lovely and special it was to have had the opportunity to work with
Ladyfingers Letterpress. They created an absolutely unreal set of invitations for our wedding. The balance of their
attention to detail, communication about our wishes and ideas, and the final execution was just perfect. Arley and
Morgan listened to us, what makes us happy and brings us together, and translated that to beautiful and specific
imagery. 10/10 would get married again just to have another chance to work with these wonderful folks."
"As a long time fan of Arley's uniquely beautiful handlettering and the
signature style of Ladyfingers Letterpress, the birth of our first born was the perfect reason to reach out and work
together. And it was truly a collaboration! After the first conversation to chat about general ideas, I felt
totally at ease leaving the design to Ladyfingers. I was so pleased when I saw the drafts - they truly captured
our family's personality while also infusing the design with excitement, energy and just the right amount of
whimsy. And they even put a modern spin on the traditional Chinese Red Egg and Ginger party invites we sent out
to debut our little one. They provided guidance about layout, color combinations, paper weights and types, and
coordinating envelopes. These two are true artists and the final results were beyond our expectations.
During the chaotic and too early birth of our second baby, I was
in communication with Morgan and Arley while also balancing time in the NICU. They made it happen again and
captured our preemie baby's resilient spirit in the announcement's design. The process was again completely worry
free, which we really appreciated during such a stressful time. Years later, we know the designs are super special
because we see our birth announcements still proudly on display whenever we visit friends and family. The care and
consideration were evident throughout the process of working together, and not only are they talented and
communicative, but they are easily two of the kindest people on the planet. Working with Ladyfingers Letterpress was
simply a delight, and resulted in unique and meaningful pieces of art we will treasure as keepsakes for years to
before I was planning a wedding, I knew that I wanted my invitations made by Ladyfingers Letterpress, having been the
recipient of some of their beautiful and unique invitations in the past. Working with Arley and Morgan was an intimate
and really wonderful experience. I had a really rambling and chaotic moodboard that they were able to translate into
physical objects that represented everything I hoped for my celebration. The result was a tactile and visual feast
utilizing a myriad of materials each with their own beauty and playfulness. The only downside was that the invitations
were so amazing that nearly everyone RSVP'd 'yes' which necessitated some seat shuffling. I cannot recommend
Ladyfingers enough. They are creative and practical, in addition to being beacons of light in their Colorado Springs
community. I have always hung on to the invitations that Arley and Morgan created for my wedding- honestly, they've
held up better than my marriage did!"
working with Arley and Morgan for our Save the Dates and Wedding Invitation Suite, we knew all future special family
events could only be made more meaningful with the creative design and familiar warmth of Ladyfingers Letterpress. In
2016, to commemorate the 60th birthday of my mom, we hosted a fairytale worthy garden party at the iconic
Franklin Park Conservatory, a longtime family favorite location. Since the place itself was integral to the
celebration, we wondered if some of the famous building could be incorporated? The resulting design was nothing short
of captivating! The Conservatory was beautifully rendered in all its glass and gilded age glory in a royal
purple befitting our family's Queen. All accompanying floral iconography depicted sprays and clusters of dogwood
flowers, our family's symbol for my late father. Being able to weave his presence into our event was tremendously
meaningful to all of us and a gift unto itself. We cherish our bespoke design as a new family heirloom. Our gratitude
to Arley, Morgan, and everyone at Ladyfingers Letterpress cannot be overstated!" (Photography by Rebekah Flory
my partner and I were preparing for our wedding, we were determined to make our save-the-date cards and wedding
invitations feel authentic to who we are. We knew we wanted to work with Ladyfingers Letterpress, as we had heard so
many great things about the incredible work of Arley and Morgan. The experience of working with them was amazing!
During our first meeting, they made us feel so at home and took the time to explain the letterpress process to us. I
was moved by the fact that they invested time to get to know us and even included our senior rescue dogs in the
design! When we shared our invitations with our friends and family, everyone was blown away by the level of detail and
personalization. To this day, we lovingly display our invitations in our home and often recommend Ladyfingers
Letterpress to anyone looking for unique, hand-crafted invitations. Arley and Morgan are truly a joy to work with—they
understand the importance of capturing the essence of the people they work with in their designs."
and Morgan are the best! They made our wedding invitation dreams come true, offering an unbelievable level of
creativity and no-nonsense know-how every step of the way. I only wish we had given them less feedback and just let
them run wild with their ideas even more!"
"I can not speak highly enough of my truly bespoke experience creating a one-of-a-kind
30th birthday party invitation with the talented team at Ladyfingers Letterpress. Having fallen in love with
letterpress as a student worker reshelving books in the rare books room at my University's library, finding a printer
to work with was a bit daunting when it came to invitations for my BIG 3-0. How thrilled I was to find Ladyfingers and
their amazing presses which date back to the early 1900's(!). What I did not expect at the onset of this project was
what wonderful collaborators Arley, Morgan, and their entire team would be. They are warm and intuitive collaborators
who get to know their clients deeply, which informs their designs. Right out of the gate, they produced a
wonderful layout, and we could have easily been done there and then with v 1.0. However, they encouraged me
to be thoughtful and provide feedback, and after a few more versions we finalized a design that I was
absolutely over the moon with, and so were my guests. People still talk about how exciting it was to receive the
cards and envelopes in the mail... On the subject of the envelopes, one of the most special surprises in the design
process was their incorporation of the very same paisley print motif that was in the fabric liner of the suit I would
wear on my birthday, into the mailing envelope's liner. That little touch felt "just for me" and demonstrated the
above-and-beyond approach that Ladyfingers takes in each of their client projects. You will love the whimsical
creative journey of working with them on a project. Take the plunge... I am so very glad that I did."
early 2013 while searching for one of a kind vendors, creatives, and generally good folks to work with for our wedding
events, our planner turned friend asked what we thought of letterpress - Only the best, most luxurious stationery
there is! As a lifelong fan of paper, having unique letterpress invitations would be an absolute dream. Although we
couldn't know it at the time, becoming clients of Ladyfingers Letterpress would be much grander, much more fulfilling
of a human connection than the tangibles of even the finest paper goods.
Arley and Morgan warmly welcomed us to their Rhode Island studio, had a beautiful array
of samples and possibilities, but where the magic lived was their sincere interest in our lives, in what we wanted to
capture in our suite, and in who and what mattered to us. We gushed over Southern Arizona, our serendipitous meeting
at a biological research station in a remote mountain range, and a strong desire to represent our love of place to all
our friends and family. We wanted our invited guests to feel just how special the Sonoran Desert was to our meeting
and our lives. What was created for us encapsulated all those feelings and more. We were absolutely mesmerized!
Our Save the Date featured a one side photo, one side letterpress, depicting us at the
farm venue location, an impossible green under impossibly blue skies with a charismatic mountain backdrop. The Sonoran
Desert is verdant and filled with life. They captured this essence perfectly!
The Wedding Invitation Suite was even more astonishing. Arley deftly and artistically
illustrated our favorite desert wildflower to thematically tie all the pieces. He even created a custom map for
guests to easily, and beautifully, find their way from the nearest large airport over a landscape of spotty cell
reception. Morgan had the brilliant color vision to suggest a single ombre palette so all printing was reminiscent of
a fiery, big sky sunset. The finished suite was not only the most exquisite invitations we had ever seen, but was
equally lauded by our guests. For some folks who simply couldn't make the trip, having such a special invitation
conveyed how important they were to us, even if their physical presence wasn't possible.
The very best part though was coming into the orbit of the wonderful humans of
Ladyfingers Letterpress. In the intervening years we've only continued to be more and more certain partnering with
people who share your values enriches and enhances all aspects of the most meaningful times in our lives. We are
forever grateful!" (Photography by Courtney Sargent Photography)
and Arley are wonderful! The holiday cards we made with them (2020, 2021) were creative, unique, and of wonderful
quality. The whole experience was made easy from start to finish through both email drafts and good communication.
Even though we did the projects long distance, as we live in the Midwest, it worked out perfectly. Some of my favorite
details include the fonts, textures, and intentionality behind the layout when using multiple photos. I felt that
Morgan and Arley gave great advice and were able to draw from their wells of experience to contribute to the very best
holiday cards. I have made holiday cards with the help of many companies over the last 28 years, and I would
definitely create something with Ladyfingers Letterpress again. Further, I would strongly encourage all of us to
support their phenomenal work and practice in community engagement!"
with Ladyfingers Letterpress was hands down the most enjoyable part of planning our wedding. The day we received that
wooden box full of the skillfully made invitations I still remember quite fondly. Having a customized work of art to
send far and wide to commemorate our special day was a truly magical and meaningful experience."
and Morgan were the first people we worked with on our wedding. In fact, their fabulous invitation design inspired the
look and feel of the entire celebration! They are the most LOVELY people to work with, had MILLIONS of ideas, and have
exquisite artisan design skills (letter pressing, graphic design, art, etc) that make their work really stand out from
the norm. Their creations are pure works of art. People are still raving about our invitations and I will work with
Arley and Morgan from now on whenever I need any beautiful visual created. They are truly gems, and certainly add to
the excitement of a wedding. I would recommend them HIGHLY to ANYONE."
ADORED working with LL back in the day. The birth announcement was just the sweetest most wonderful token to remember
Jaybird's arrival. I can even think of a few wedding invites you did that still knock my socks off! My favorite part
was when I'd bring a client to you with a small tiny glimpse of an idea and y'all would run with it and make it into
the most creative, rad and exceptionally unique product just for the client! I was always in awe of how you never
really reused concepts but that everything was so custom and curated to the client. There is so much talent at LL, it
was always an honor to work with you!"