A fresh look at an old-fashioned wedding ritual

Good On Paper
Clockwise from top left: Postcard, Mauve District (1966) by Helen Frankenthaler, from Museum of Modern Art, moma.org. Red sealing wax, $3, from Kate's Paperie, katespaperie.com. Ivory magnifying glass, $750; scale rule, $240; custom writing paper; and linen box, prices upon request, from Mrs. John L. Strong, mrsstrong.com. Red satin cord, by Mokuba, mokubany.com. Red calf envelope, $198, by Smythson of Bond Street, smythson.com. Florentine chest of drawers, $54; letterpress “K” paper, $23 for set of ten, from Il Papiro, ilpapirofirenze.it. Pressed-flower card, $10, by Rebecca Moss, rebeccamoss.com. Brass-accented wooden rule, $275, from Mrs. John L. Strong, mrsstrong.com. Pernambuco-and-platinum pen and pencil, $199 each, from America's Pen Collection, 212-315-0257. “K” decoupage dish $44, and manuscript vide poche,/i>, $70, from John Derian Company, johnderian.com. Hand-engraved stationery, prices upon request, rabbit note, $60 for set of 12; silver-and-ivory letter opener, $225, Mrs. John L. Strong, mrsstrong.com.

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