Bespoke Wedding Stationery

Since 2013 I have been working with couples to create unique, bespoke wedding stationery, ranging from Save the Dates to a full stationery suite for the big day.

If you are looking for something really special and unusual, please get in touch. The sky is the limit with your ideas, we have created everything from hand screen-printed and hand-folded paper aeroplanes, to elegant 1920’s inspired, gold foil-embossed invitations. Every design uses original drawings created just for you and we can offer screen-printed finishes, letterpress and digital print, as well as gold foil/ embossing.

In the same way as my stationery line, we try to minimise the environmental impact of producing invites as much as we can – wherever possible we use recycled cards and paper, only waterbased inks for hand-printing and locally based suppliers for digital printing.

Below are a few examples of the projects I have worked on with my clients. As every project is unique the price is variable, and it’s best to discuss your specific needs for an accurate quote. A bespoke option starts at around £160 for a simple set of invites for a small wedding.

Charlie and James

Charlie and James got married in a barn wedding, and had a ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ theme. We used elements from the play to create images for the wedding stationery, taking the Robin, Lantern, Moth and Donkey to create delicate line-drawn illustrations. We created place cards, menus and also created a postcard for each place setting with a tangled foliage theme, so that guests could leave a message for the couple. Everything was screen-printed by hand in a deep teal ink, and laid on a table runner of pages from the play.

Paddy and Jo

Paddy and Jo were married in the Lake District last year, and we used an Ivy motif throughout the invites and stationery for the day, in memory of Jo’s grandmother Ivy, as well as little hedgehog illustrations, their favourite animals. For the day we created place cards and table numbers alongside a table plan, assembled using miniature wooden pegs and a handmade wooden frame rested on an easel. Each element was screen printed by hand with ivy in three shades of green.

George and Isobel

George and Isobel wanted something to commemorate their day, as well as a table plan, place cards and table numbers. For the ‘On the Day’ stationery we used a selection of delicate bird drawings printed in a dove grey which was carried over from their invite, and the table plan was finished with hand-drawn illustrations. I also designed and screen-printed a poster that they gave to special wedding guests and framed to keep at home, featuring illustrations of the places that they met, live now, were engaged and were married to create a story in four vignettes. Using the Oxford illustration (the location of the wedding) we also screen-printed their Thank You cards in two shades of blue to match the posters.

Willie and Niamh

Willie and Niamh are getting married in a beautiful setting in Donegal, Ireland. They wanted an elegant 1920’s/ Great Gatsby inspired stationery set that also had a nod to the fact that Willie is from Scotland, and Niamh from Ireland. For the Save the Dates we used a 1920’s font and created a delicate pattern printed in a forest green, as well as a hand printed monogram for the envelope. The main invite features a complex corner and diamond design, using illustrations of a thistle and shamrock, alluding to the couples’ heritage, and printed with gold foil.

Mary and Jeff

Mary and Jeff had a village fete themed wedding and wanted stationery with a colour palette of mint, duck-egg blue, peach and lilac to match the bridesmaid’s dresses. We created the invite to look like a celebratory picnic table, but we also used an illustration of the beautiful windows of the ceremony venue on the front of the invite, and the hand-printed gatefold card opened onto the picnic image like the doors opened into the venue. For the orders of service we used an illustration of the church they were getting married in, and postcards to leave a message for the couple reflected details from the picnic table,
hand-printed in two different colour ways.

I am a freelance illustrator and printmaker based between Bristol and London.

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