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.
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.
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.
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!
What style is your work?
My latest collections are contemporary, fun and pretty. As part of my design practice I focus on incorporating hand drawn illustrations throughout my stationery designs enhanced with pretty graphics, stylish colour palettes and creative typefaces.
For my bespoke service though I can offer a whole range of styles, from industrial chic and quirky contemporary through to nostalgic vintage and understated elegance.
Village Fete – A pretty design influenced by country fete nostalgia. Colours can be changed across the entire design to suit any colour scheme, the perfect stationery suite for a fun loving country wedding.
Could you tell us some information about your packages/prices?
I now have five lovely collections of wedding stationery new for 2014/2015. Designs are printed on a beautiful white pearlescent card with pretty, quirky and uniquely illustrated designs. Invitations start from £3.70, with a full matching suite of stationery available for each collection.
For couples who are looking for something truly unique I offer a bespoke service. I charge a flat fee of £145 to create a new design concept and then stationery is priced individually.
When it comes to styling services I like to create a personalised quote that is tailored to the customer’s needs, as everyone is looking for something different. Services include styling inspiration, mood boards and styling proposals, specific supplier recommendations, resource lists for props and other styling items, management of supplier bookings and payments and on-the-day venue dressing and styling. Prices start from £250.00.
Do you have any tips for couples in selecting wedding suppliers?
I think it is wise to, where possible, search for suppliers that have been recommended by a trusted source, such as a wedding blog or fellow supplier. Wedding blogs are a great resource for searching for suppliers as quite often suppliers will be tried and tested. They can also recommend which suppliers might be local to your region, or indeed which suppliers will deliver their services outside of their region.
Always try and do some research on a supplier if you have the time, to ensure that they can deliver what they promise to achieve for you.
New product range for 2014/2015:
My new stationery collections cater for fun and stylish couples with pretty and colourful ranges including romantic Parisian designs, quirky fox illustrations, carnival brights and rustic pastel hues.
Each design contains coloured elements that can be altered to suit your colour scheme.
Ranges include everything from save the dates and invitations to menus, table plans and place cards.
If there is a specific item that you want specially made to match your chosen design, please do let me know!
Something I particularly love to design are bespoke hand drawn maps for couple’s wedding days.
They are especially useful to guests if the wedding is split between two or more venues, or if you want to include useful information and directions to nearby hotels, or just some significant nearby landmarks.
It looks great when you combine it with a matching information card.
How can we get in touch with you?
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 07949 523005
Oh so gorgeous! Thanks so much to Melanie for sharing her designs with us today XOXO Lou
*Melanie’s Studio Designs is a Whimsical Wonderland Weddings sponsor.