Paper & Invitations

Cardinal & Straw

city: Lexington
phone: 859.278.0951

Profile: Cardinal and Straw Fine Wedding Printing is a custom line of invitations designed by Minuteman Press owner, Emily Mistretta. She specializes in creating timeless and custom wedding invitations and stationery for brides. Cardinal and Straw offers letterpress, thermography (raised ink), and flat offset and digital printing methods. The company handles all aspects of a bride’s wedding stationery including but not limited to save the dates, invitations, programs, menu cards, favors, escort cards, thank you notes, shower and rehearsal dinner invitations and more. Cardinal and Straw is available to work with brides living outside of the Lexington, Kentucky area.

Personal Message: Thank you so much for considering Cardinal and Straw for your wedding invitation stationery. In addition to offering a number of invitation designs on our website, I also work individually with couples to create custom concepts that can be carried throughout all of their wedding collateral. I love helping a bride and groom throughout the wedding planning process - designing a save the date that conveys their excitement in sharing the news of their engagement, beautiful invitations that will be delicately placed in envelopes and mailed to loved ones around the country, programs that carry words of love and thanks and other fun items that have meaning to the couple and are meant to be shared with dear guests at their reception. Please let me know how I can help create a special design for your wedding celebration.

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Client Reviews

  • Laura & Keith:

    Thank you for all of your assistance as I was planning my wedding this past year. I loved everything - save-the-dates, invitations and programs. You made everything so simple and stress-free. Thank you for making our wedding special. Sincerely, Laura

  • Elizabeth & Matt:

    I wanted to thank you for all of the hard work you put into making our wedding so special. We are so lucky that you shared your talents with us and we are forever grateful for all that you did. From the invitations to the programs (and everything in between) you did such beautiful and creative work. You helped us to put a creative spin on our big day. Thank you for your patience with all of my emails and your willingness to try anything. You truly made our wedding so special. I hope that our paths cross again in the future. All the best, Elizabeth

  • Jennifer & Alex:

    Thank you so much for all of your help with our invitations, programs, table numbers, napkins, etc. It was a pleasure working with you and I will always recommend you! Thank you! Jennifer and Alex Tingle

  • Chelsea & Adam:

    I wanted to thank you for doing such an amazing job on our wedding invitations. They were exactly what I had envisioned! We received tons of compliments, everyone loved them. I have already recommended several brides to you. Thanks again, Chelsea (Powell) and Adam Davis

  • Julia & Peter:

    I hope this note finds you well. I know this note is much delayed but I wanted to write to thank you for all your beautiful work for our May 16th wedding. Peter and I loved our invitations, place cards and programs. We deeply appreciate your fabulous help. All the best, Julia Crouch Wayne

  • Sarah & Bruce:

    Just wanted to say thanks again for your help with our invitations, programs, seating chart, place cards, and table number cards. Everything you did was absolutely gorgeous and perfect. Thanks again! Sarah (Sweeney) and Bruce Lester

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