Published June 24th, 2014

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In 2009, friends Samantha Finigan and Whitney Swaffield launched Gus & Ruby Letterpress in Portsmouth, N.H. Gus and Ruby designs hand-bound journals, birthday cards, and other event stationary but specializes in — you guessed it — one-of-a-kind wedding stationary. The idea for the company came out of conversations Samantha and Whitney had while walking their dogs Gus and Ruby.

Gus and Ruby is a custom-designed letterpress print shop and paper boutique. They’ve done everything from very custom illustrated pieces that have illustrations of the venue down to something that’s more traditional with hand calligraphy and typesetting. Their range is huge — everything from very traditional to very, very wild and custom. They’ve done things that have fabric-lined backing and even a custom sail-cloth belly band, the cloth that’s wrapped around the middle of the invitation.

These ladies have begun expanding their shop selections to include very special gifts, perfect for bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents or yourself! We particularly love everything in their Library of Flowers collection and the Home Made Gin Kit!

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