Unforgettable, one-of-a-kind handcrafted heirloom paper goods that speak of your unique personality and wedding style.

We are dreamers, creative and joyful with a deep sense of excellence and quality. We love all things handmade and southern, and we love to tell stories with our work.

Your vision and style are our inspiration!

We pride ourselves on creating unforgettable, one-of-a-kind handcrafted paper goods that speak of your unique personality and wedding style. Every invitation is manually printed and assembled to assure it is the perfect invitation that represents you and your event.

the a&p difference.

A&P Designs is a boutique custom wedding invitation studio specializing in affordable letterpress and foil-stamped stationery. Owned and managed by a husband-and-wife team, we love to provide beautiful, hand-crafted paper goods for brides around the world. For those who are local to the Tampa Bay area, we’d love to welcome you into our design studio located in downtown St. Petersburg.

We love fresh designs, great coffee, road trips, hand-scripted calligraphy, our kids’ laughter, and couples in love. We’re also crazy about the smell of freshly trimmed cotton paper and the hum of our antique printing presses!

All of our paper pieces are designed and printed in-house on our four antique printing presses, all of which we have lovingly restored and brought back to their original working glory.

the magic makers

Alicia, the Owner + Designer

Owner + Designer

The gal behind the designs, Alicia creates and oversees the design concepts for all custom invitations and the design bar. She works closely with each bride to develop the perfectly designed invitation that speaks to the event it represents. Aside from being creative, Alicia is extremely driven and very chill, the perfect combination to keep things running smoothly when the steam engine is going 1,000 miles a minute here at the studio! She is also Pat’s better half and a mom to Harlow and Baby Pat.

Fave Quote

Strive for Excellence and let God determine the results.

Fave Food

Tacos, Tacos and more Tacos!

Fave drink

Bloody Mary

Fave Fonts

Adora & Fitri – I love the elegance & carefree feel it gives

What fires her up?

So many things: well-crafted hand-made products & shops, old buildings, long road trips, restaurants and coffee shops.

You can likely find her

With a coffee mug in one hand and a baby on one hip. The other hand is freed up to create or play defense with an active toddler around.

Pat, the Owner + Printer

Owner + Printer

The man behind the press, Pat is the one that brings the designs to life. He works hard throughout the day pumping and hand feeding each invitation into our antique printing presses. Pat has an extraordinary eye for details and nothing leaves this place without passing his quality test and approval! He makes sure that each printed piece is perfectly inked and pressed to meet our high standard of quality and excellence.

Fave Quote

“I am not the artist, I am the canvas” – Propaganda

Fave Food

Burrata

Fave drink

Ethiopian Yirgacheffe

Fave Fonts

Roman Gothic Condensed

What fires him up?

Random road trips, deep conversations, two feet and firing, handling heavy old machinery, and vintage longboards.

You can likely find him

Surrounded by printing presses, mastering his craft, tinkering and wrenching around on a new / old piece of equipment, and dancing around the house for all the baby giggles.

Patricia, the Studio Manager

Studio Manager

Patricia will be the first to give a warm welcome either personal in the studio or virtually via email. She’ll guide you along your invitation journey, helping you pick the perfect paper, fonts, design, and answer any questions you might have. She’s also the gal behind all of our creative online content. She uses her artistic talents to create beautiful photos of our products for social media and our blog.

Fave Quote

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” – Marie Curie

Fave Food

Sushi

Fave drink

Obsessed with herbal teas!

Fave Fonts

Feel & Beluccia

What fires her up?

Creativity, meaningful conversations, a really good book, and an inspirational story.

You can likely find her

Reading a book, learning all about social media and video content, finding fun crafting classes, and obsessing over all the pretty things in Anthropologie, West Elm, and Casa De Perrin (to name a few ;-))

How it Came to Be...

  • Alicia & Pat are married, they designed their wedding invitations and a little seed of a dream is planted in Alicia’s mind to open her own invitation boutique.

    May 2009
  • Oct 2009

    Seaside Invitations is born

  • Our first letterpress joins the Team – Letty, a 5x8 Kelsey Excelsior around 100 years old. We became one of the first invitation companies in the area to print letterpress in house.

    Spring 2010
  • Spring 2011

    Our next printing press Lola joins the team. Lola is a 6x9 Chandelier & Price Pilot Press who is our oldest press and was born around the 1890’s. She was our first big investment and the most expensive press we have to date.

  • Made the leap into full time business ownership. Took a leaf of faith and decided to follow our hearts. Said good-bye to corporate America and hello to who we were meant to be.

    March 2011
  • Jan 2012

    Changed our business name - Seaside Invitations becomes A&P Designs.

  • Our next printing press Lupe joins the team. Lupe is a 10x15 Chandelier & Price she was born 1916. We lovingly call her the “Big Girl” and is our main work horse that all of our invitations are printed on.

    Feb 2012
  • Aug 2012

    Moved into our studio on Central Avenue, where we are still currently meet with all our brides

  • Patricia joins the team. She is a welcomed addition and an answered prayer to A&P. Her role has changed quite a bit since she first joined the team. She is the first to welcome our brides with a prompt email & a warm smile.

    July 2013
  • May 2014

    Our next printing press Lucy Marie, joins the team. Lucy Marie is a 8x12 Chandelier & Price she was born in 1903. We call her our “Frankenpress” because Pat rescued her and lovingly put her back together and she is currently foil stamping.

  • Our first baby of letterpress, Harlow is born.

    Aug 2014
  • May 2016

    Debuted our Design Bar Collection at the National Stationery Show in New York and is now being sold throughout the South.

  • Our second baby of letterpress, Pat is born

    May 2017
  • Oct 2017

    Our newest printing press Hilda joins the team. Hilda is a Heidelberg Windmill 1965. Extremely grateful & thankful to the Lord for blessing this journey of A&P Designs.

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