In The Hotseat, Stationery
Melanie’s Studio Designs. Luxury Illustrated Wedding Stationery. In The Hotseat
04.08.2014

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Fantastic Foxes – Quirky fox illustrations, fun motifs and retro fonts make this the perfect design for a super fun couple to have at their wedding celebrations.

 

I love pretty paper goods and it’s always lovely to showcase the work of a WWW sponsor. This afternoon I get to combine the two as I introduce to you Melanie’s Studio Designs who creates luxe illustrated stationery.

I just love her pretty and whimsical designs and know you lovelies will too.

Let’s get to know Melanie…

 

Hi Melanie, could you firstly tell WWW readers a little bit about you?

 

Award winning stationery designer, specialising in unique illustration, design lead stationery and beautiful wedding styling solutions. Full collections of wedding stationery are available to order and a bespoke service is also on offer catering for the style conscious couple looking for something truly unique.

With a background in Fine Art and Design I offer originality, sensitivity and quality, creating a truly personalised service. I primarily cover the Cotswolds, Warwickshire and London. However, I welcome the opportunity to work with clients from anywhere in the UK, Europe and America.I am committed to working closely with my clients to understand their requirements and ensure that they are delighted with my work.

I am based in the countryside on the edge of the North Cotswolds. I primarily cover the Cotswolds and its surrounding counties, but often work with clients from London and further afield.

 

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Carnival -  A colourful and fun design with illustrations reminiscent of traditional carnival rides. A combination of geometric shapes and pretty colours make this an exciting addition to your wedding styling.

 

What do you love/dislike about your job?

 

I am a firm believer in working hard but I also strongly believe that job satisfaction is very important.

I enjoy setting career goals and personal challenges. Creating my own business has certainly been one of the bigger tests of my career so far. However, working within the wedding industry, although demanding, it is such a fun a varied field, with a new challenge around every corner.

It’s an industry where working closely with clients is essential. Having a small and creative business of my own means I get to give each and every customer a truly personalised service.

 

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Paris in Lights – A whimsical and romantic design with unique illustrations of the Eiffel Tower, pretty pink fairy lights and soaring swallows. The fairy lights can be altered to suit any colour scheme.

 

What do you aim to achieve for your clients?

 

When I first talk to a client I am already aiming to achieve the very best for them, regardless of whether it’s a very small order from one of my new ranges of wedding stationery or a large luxurious and bespoke request. Every single client is as important as the next. I like to spend time with my customers where possible so that I can really gauge their personalities before aiming to encapsulate this and incorporate it into their stationery or styling.

I pride myself on offering a friendly and innovative service that will leave my customers smiling.

 

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Peonies in Bloom – Pretty watercolour peonies and floral motifs make this the perfect design for a beautiful Spring or Summer wedding. A great design to mix and match your colours with!

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Stationery
28 Wedding Invitation Ideas. From Quirky & Pretty to Rustic Unique Stationery
25.06.2014

Wedding invitations and stationery can be soooo much fun. It’s a chance to share a teaser of your wedding plans and to show off your personality as a couple.

There are oodles of options out there for couples now and the choices are endless. Whether you are looking for something quirky, bespoke, elegant or fun there is something out there for everyone.

If you have no idea where to start then you are in the right place. I have trawled the WWW archives to find some of my favourite wedding invitations featured from real weddings on the blog. From DIY creations to fully illustrated suites and booklets.

Be sure to search for  awesome wedding stationery designers on pinterest, google, blogs, twitter, facebook and sites such as Etsy, Folksy and Not On The High Street too; they will have so many creative ranges to choose from. You can also check out the WWW wedding stationery page for some brilliant stationery designers.

 

Story

 

Tell the story of you as a couple on your invite like Rory and Kim.

 

Unique Wedding Invitation Stationery Ideas http://www.georgimabee.com/ https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/WhatPeggySaid

Image by Georgi Mabee. Invitation design by What Peggy Said. Full wedding feature here.

 

Brown Paper

 

Brown or kraft paper can be eco friendly and look super sweet.

 

Wedding Invitation Stationery Brown Kraft Paper http://www.oacphotography.com/

Image by O&C Photography. Designed by the bride and groom. Full wedding here.

Watercolour

 

Dreamy watercolour wash invitations can look oh so elegant.

 

Watercolour Wedding Invitation Stationery http://karibellamy.com/ http://www.pepperandjoy.com

Image by Kari Bellamy. Designed by Pepper and Joy. Full shoot here.

 

Book

 

Why not go all out and have a book invitation, it would be an amazing moment for your guests too.

 

Unique Wedding Stationery Inviation http://www.hayleyruthphotography.co.uk/ http://www.abespokedesign.co.uk/

Image by Hayley Ruth Photography. Designed by A Bespoke Design. Full wedding here.

Stamped

 

Get a stamp made, you can use it on all of your wedding stationery for a branded look.

 

Wedding Stamp Stationery Invitation http://modernmaggie.wordpress.com/

Designed by Modern Maggie. Full wedding here.

 

Rustic Feminine

 

Pops of colour and stylish typography ensured this suite looked uber pretty.

 

Wedding Invitaion Stationery Inspiration http://www.billinghamphotography.co.uk/ http://www.elleisforlove.co.uk/

Image by Billingham Photography. Designed by Elle is for Love. Full shoot here.

 

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BlueBird Wedding Stationery. In The Hotseat & Win 50 ‘Save the Date’ Cards
14.04.2014

**This competition is now closed**

 

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This afternoon is all about stylish stationery. Gorgeous whimsical designs for unique and fun couples.

BlueBird Wedding Stationery creates super lovely wedding invitations and stationery and all at a brilliant price point. This afternoon we get to know BlueBird Wedding Stationery and one very lucky WWW reader will win 50 save the date cards, plus there is 15% off for all entrants too… amazing!!

 

Hi April, could you firstly tell WWW readers a little bit about you?

 

Hi, I’m April and I am the face behind BlueBird Wedding Stationery.

I am based in beautiful rural Herefordshire, and currently work on my own with a little help from my lovely husband.

With a background and a degree in Graphic Design, and an extremely artistic family I always knew I would love to create unique and beautiful designs for people in one way or another.

 

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What do you love/dislike about your job?

 

I love being a part of the most special day in a person’s life. I only wish I could be there on the day as well to see it all come together! I envy photographers for that!

I love creating something unique for a client, it’s a lovely feeling when brides are thrilled with the results and receiving great feedback is brilliant motivation.

Hate is a difficult one, I do hate the endless sales calls… but that’s about it!

 

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How did you get into the wedding industry?

 

I got married in 2011 to my wonderful husband; this was my first experience of wedding invitation design, I loved it and received so many compliments from my guests from the design. Soon after I started work at a local printers and designed many different kinds of wedding invitations for customers. However I couldn’t shake the feeling that I wanted more time and freedom to share my ideas and love for the wedding industry in my own unique way. I also really missed planning my own wedding and couldn’t wait to get back into the wedding scene.

 

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A Bird and A Bee. Vintage & Quirky Wedding Stationery. In The Hotseat
31.03.2014

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Today I am thrilled to be getting to know one of WWW’s newest sponsors, wedding stationery designers A Bird and A Bee.  A Bird and A Bee creates vintage and quirky wedding stationery, which I just know you guys are going to love. I just adore the La Di Dah range, so so cute!

Anyway, let’s get to know A Bird and A Bee and the designer behind the pretty paper even more…

 

Hi Ellie, could you firstly tell WWW readers a little bit about you?

 

My name is Ellie & my biggest love and passion in my life is my beautiful little girl Amelie who is 4 and who constantly amazes & amuses me! A very close Second is my love for art & design which started at the age of 5 when I won a painting competition in our local newspaper!

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What do you love/dislike about your job?

 

Working with the most lovely couples who are embarking on an amazing & exciting journey to their big day! I love seeing the photographs (sometimes a year later!) of how our stationery helped set a theme for their special day. I also love the luxury of working from home so I can be flexible around Amelie and be there for her big events!

How did you get into design and into the wedding industry?

 

I started A Bird & A Bee after I couldn’t find the style of stationery I wanted for my own wedding in 2008, everything was co-ordinating colours, frills and satin ribbons which just wasn’t us! We wanted a relaxed, rustic feel and so I decided to make our own invitations which all our guests complimented us on, and were just want we wanted! After I became a mum I wanted to work from home so decided to jump head first in and launched A Bird & A Bee, it has been a lot of hard work and sleepless night but has definitely all been worth it!

 

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What do you aim to achieve for your clients?

 

The perfect stationery for their big day – with the service & quality of product they would expect for such a special occasion! (more…)

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In The Hotseat, Stationery
Artemis Stationery. In The Hotseat
20.01.2014

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This afternoon I am thrilled to have a chat with WWWs newest sponsor, Artemis Stationery. Artemis Stationery have a flair for art deco stationery designs and also create bespoke designs for their clients.

With an emphasis on quality paper and functional design, there are options to suit every style and budget…

 

 

Hi Nathan, could you firstly tell WWW readers a little bit about you?

 

Me, I run too much, love not only art and design, but photography and science too. Very curious about pretty much everything which makes for a really diverse range of inspiration for the stationery I design. I also like writing and have a stationery blog to compliment my business.

 

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What do you love/dislike about your job?

What do I love about my job? There’s a lot to love. I get to work with great clients; each client’s stationery is a unique project collaborating with a lovely couple which makes my work really interesting and inspiring. Bespoke wedding stationery can make people so happy it’s really a privilege to be a part of a Bride and Groom’s wedding. What do I dislike? All the cold calls I receive from relentless advertising sales people. Some days it’s never ending.

 

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How did you get into Design and into the wedding industry?

 

I designed and produced the stationery for my brother’s wedding. I was already working a spell as a freelance designer doing various odd bits of work and was looking for a new direction after a large contract. I’ve always had a love of art, design and photography so it made sense.

 

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What do you aim to achieve for your clients?

 

Simply the best I can achieve, something unique and special for each client that they will love. That perfectly sets the tone for my clients’ wedding when their guests receive their invitations or save the dates. While the wedding day stationery should look great it should also be functional, such as Table plans and seating charts helping guests find their tables. (more…)

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