Wrap your loving tentacles around Concertina Press' oceanic wedding invitations #Sponsors: Invitation Designers#aquarium#beach#invitation packages#invitations#island#nautical#shark#tentacles Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Oct 31 2014) Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Bride because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. Our sponsor Concertina Press is back and giving me a fresh case of the "wish I hads." That's because Concertina Press makes the most gorgeous wedding invitations with fish, sharks, and octopodes — oh my! Get your snorkels and flippers on, and let's submerge ourselves into the aquarium of wonders that is Concertina Press' nautical stationery… Pufferfish Thank You Notes The Concertina Press shop is a one-woman production, owned and operated by Ruth Bleakley, who does it all for the love of "old fashioned nautical illustrations, and creating invites for beach weddings that offer a unique twist on a classic theme." Ruth does all of the designing, emailing, printing, and production herself from her home base of Cocoa Beach, Florida. Pink Medusa Jellyfish Wedding Invitation The original jellyfish illustration was by Ernst Haeckel — a German biologist, naturalist, and artist who discovered thousands of new species, and coined many terms in biology. That's a lot of scientific awesome to infuse into your wedding invitations. Blue Shark place card and Floating Jellyfish Wedding Invitations. But why limit the scientific, ocean creature-y goodness to your wedding invitations? Let Concertina Press turn your entire wedding into an aquarium wonderland, with Save the Dates and place cards, and Thank You notes. Octopus Thank You Notes Concertina Press is also featured in our Offbeat Vendors guide! Speaking of Thank You notes… who here hasn't done them yet? Come on, 'fess up. Are you having trouble getting motivated? Here, try this: snag yourself some Concertina Press Thank You cards or (omg!) these adorably hilarious holiday cards. Then stare deeply into this cephalopod's eyes, and let him inspire you to write your heart out. Not yet seeing an invite that's issuing forth an irresistible siren song? No worries! Concertina Press has an impressive selection of oceanic designs — one or (if you're like me) SEVERAL of these babies will give you a case of the "should buys." Dive in to Concerntina Press and find your catch of the day! Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Orange is the new wedding shoe NEXT Jessica & Shawn's nerdy Texas hill country wedding Show/Hide comments [ 5 ] I love you for using that specific pluralization of 'octopus'. You are my hero. Reply We know that many Offbeat Empire readers have EXTREMELY STRONG FEELS about the plural form of octopus, so it's always and forever octopodes around these parts. Reply Ha! I had no idea it was already a thing 'round these parts. 😀 One of my good friends majored in classics and chemistry, and gave me a lecture about Greek plurals I've never forgotten. Good times, and z0mg cephalopodian shower curtains may have just changed my life. Reply Not only is it A Thing, but Offbeat Empire staffers love to say it "ok-top-oh-dees" just to show off. Reply That's how my friend made me say it! <3 dem classics. 😀 Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.