Lion in the Sun
For a shop that knows pretty paper in Park Slope, come here
WHO Melinda Morris
WHAT Custom invitations & stationery
WHERE Park Slope
WHY These charming shops offer first-rate service and a broad range of designers
“I will be a lifelong customer because that is just how awesome [Lion in the Sun] was with my wedding printing needs,” says one happy customer. Doesn’t that say it all? Well, not quite.
Lion in the Sun, a family-owned business since 1981 has a shop in Park Slope, Brooklyn. With a large selection of stationery books from big-name brands (Crane, William Arthur and Bella Figura) and smaller boutique ones (Allie Munroe, Printerette Press, Oblation, and Arele Segal Designs), Lion in the Sun offers a one-stop shop for all your wedding paper needs.
Their large selection of designs allow their stationery specialists to create the ultimate wedding suite for each couple, ensuring both a personalized service and customized suite. Couples can easily find everything from their save the date and wedding invitation to ceremony program and place cards in every printing style and across all budgets.
When it comes to their aesthetic, it runs the gamut. Owner Melinda Morris describes the store as “urban and modern with a twist of whimsy” but you’ll also find traditional, elegant and romantic styles. “Our in-house designers love to play with those elements that speak to each couple’s vision and create a design that truly speaks to them,” Melinda tells Twirl New York.
For couples looking for a very New York design, check out their Postscript Brooklyn collection, which is inspired by the buildings, bridges and other architectural elements of the borough.
While you’re browsing the stationery books, be sure to look through their selection of cards for every occasion, gift ideas, festive wrapping paper, fun reads and other products that make any paper fanatic swoon with delight.
Think the name sounds familiar? You’ve probably seen their designs while flipping through the latest bridal magazines. Melinda has been featured in the coveted “Ask the Experts” column in New York magazine’s Weddings issue, and their designs have been in BRIDES, Martha Stewart Weddings, Time Out New York, and Style Me Pretty. You can also find Melinda’s advice on how to write a proper thank you note, here.
Wedding invitation suite pricing starts at around $7 per set. Custom designed suites at about $10 per set.
232 7th Avenue at 4th St., Park Slope, Brooklyn, (718) 369-4006