The custom invitation experience ...


Every event is unique.  Never-been-done-before unique.  At Copper Willow, we believe your stationery & invitations should be just as original.   They should celebrate that moment in time, surrounded by people you know and love, on an occasion that can only be represented once.  Our designers take the time to get to know you and your style, the aesthetic and feel of the venue, the colors, the season...all the way down to how you want your guests to feel when they open the invitation.  Whether you are having 30 or 300 guests at your event, every invitation is an opportunity to personally reach out to every guest and send them a preview of your special day.  

At Copper Willow, we do not have books and binders of pre-made samples.  We will present you with boxes of client work.  Every item was intimately designed, printed, and delivered.  Every paper was chosen by a client and created especially for them.  We will welcome you to look over our past work, find some things you are drawn to, and feel inspired.  We will coach you through the design selection process as you feel through stacks of papers to find the perfect fit.  We encourage you to touch the printed letters, tie the twine, fold the envelope flaps, feel the weight of the paper.  This process is pure joy.  Our wheels are turning as we work with you and you're enjoying the choices, the colors, the papers, the lettering...and more!    

So many of our clients reach the end of their consultation feeling surprised at how fun and easy their invitation design process was.  And that's how it should be. We look forward to creating with you!  



Meet Our Team

Leora and Jill met through their husbands, who are best friends from college.  Add 10+ years working in paper together, 2 children each, countless hours of laughter and tears and you have a business built on family and friendship.  When you visit us in downtown El Segundo, you'll be greeted by a sweet dog, overhear a child or two running about, and see us elbows deep in production.  You may also hear ecstatic exclamations coming from upstairs, over creating something truly fantastic.  

Owning is a business is only possible with support:  organized, creative, kind, and thoughtful support.  We're so happy to have an amazing team.  We're so grateful that amidst the busy atmosphere and production commotion, we are all having fun.  And when we're not, we have a bright yellow "I'm having a bad day vest" to wear, and a super fluffy pillow to hug.  

On the best days, short dance breaks are also known to happen.   

Below are photos of our amazing team ... be sure to click on their names to learn more about each individual!

Copper Willow Paper Studio | Team
Copper Willow Paper Studio | Team

More than just paper.


Copper Willow designs and prints custom letterpress wedding invitations, bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah invitations, business stationery, and more in our home in El Segundo. Conveniently located to service all of Los Angeles, from Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, and down to Long Beach and Orange County.  Just a quick jog over from Manhattan Beach and the South Bay beach cities, El Segundo is the sweetest little town you ever did see.  Our studio sits one block west of Main Street, El Segundo.  This little area is of another time, where care and creativity is embraced, and the small town feel is the way of life.

Our studio greets you with an entire floor filled with vintage printing machines.  If you love letterpress, or just antiques, a stop through our shop would make your day.  The production floor is a noisy place!  We have motors running, presses stamping, stacks of paper being cut to size.  So after you've had your fill of the letterpress eye-candy, you'll join us upstairs, where the ideas happen.  Our offices and creative loft will meet you first.  The business-running happens upstairs with phone calls, emails, shipments, packaging, digital printing, and designing all buzzing around you.  Our visitors will enjoy stepping past the behind-the-scenes-life to join a designer in the consult lounge.  Boxes and boards full of samples, baskets of paper swatches, decks of ink and foil samples, as a pretty navy velvet settee awaits.

We truly can't wait to see you!     



Foil printing is hot (literally!) and on trend right now.  Foil is eye catching, versatile, and really makes a statement on paper.  With its opaque nature, foil can be used to print in white or pale colors on dark paper and envelopes.  It can also be shiny and is a great choice for gold or silver.  Foil will add that extra pizazz to a modern suite and elevate the elegance of a traditional invitation.  This print method involves foil, plates, and is run by hand, therefore it is the higher of our production costs. 

Letterpress printing is a specialty here at Copper Willow.  We're proud to have worked in letterpress printing for 10 years and boast 5 letterpress machines on our production floor.  Letterpress is a delight to the senses with both rich and bright colors, and delicious print texture.  Each print is adjusted and printed by hand on our antique machinery.  Plush papers, like cottons, are a dream to print with letterpress!

Copper Willow Digital Printing

Digital printing is both budget-friendly and colorful.  Unlike letterpress or foil, digital can run a 4 color process in one pass through the machine.  Letterpress & foil only run one color at a time.  Digital can also use a variety of cardstocks and colors but is limited to 130 lb paper and smoother textures.  This print method is a great choice for watercolor prints and photos.  Each print is color tested and adjusted to bring out the best contrast and detail possible.  Our digital production is toner based which allows for bright colors and dense blacks.

Once the paper has moved through our production floor, their journey continues in our assembly and wrapping area upstairs.  We offer a full range of hand coordinated accents for your paper goods.  From tying twine or ribbon, to lining envelopes, adding crystals, rounding corners, or adding a paper layer, each finishing element is placed by hand.  Stuffing and stamping are also offered upon request.  After the final touches, every order is counted and inspected by not one, but two team members to ensure accuracy and quality.  Every set of papers is wrapped, labeled, and bagged for pick up in our signature teal hand bag.