I’m sure you all know by now about my mild obsession with paper prettiness so I have thoroughly enjoyed researching for this final stationery post. I have come across so many talented illustrators that you really are spoilt for choice and am delighted to share my most beautiful wedding stationery finds with you. If you are on the look out for your own wedding stationery and are after something deeply personal, hand-illustrated and unique then keep reading… (If you missed Part 1, it showcased some serious talent so take a look here).
WHAT KT DOES
Illustrations by Katy Smail
Meet Katy Smail – one hell of a talented illustrator who rightly so graduated with a First from The Edinburgh School of Art! As you can tell from her beautiful drawings, this lady has some serious pencil and paintbrush skills and will work her magic to create your very own personalised pretty wedding stationery. Katy describes her work as, ‘Thoughtful, hand-drawn designs which capture the spirit of your special event.’ They most certainly are just that! Not only does Katy produce full wedding stationery sets that are personally tailored to tell your unique story but she also creates the most charming custom portraits (shown above) to give as a sweet memento to a loved one or as a wedding gift.
Katy will also paint both your own portraits in a format to be used for your save the dates or invitations. I have no doubt you will agree they are utterly charming and would make the most perfect keepsake!
Katy now lives and works in New York but wherever you are, she is more than happy to work with you to create a work of art for your big day. Make sure you check out her online shop too for beautiful original illustrations, gifts, cards and tote bags!
Unless you’ve had your head under a duvet for past few months you will have heard of BerinMade’s beautiful and colourful florals that have graced the pages of many a national wedding magazine. Being a print designer myself, I immediately had a soft spot for Erin’s sensationally pretty, painterly florals and hand-crafted lettering. Her colour palettes are divine and are just the thing to inject a bit of playfulness and style into your day.
Erin tells us more… ‘Founded upon a love of fanciful illustrations and beautifully crafted lettering, BerinMade makes beautiful paper goods for the loved and the cherished. We specialise in social stationery, custom stamps and wedding paper goods. We believe that the most simple things in life often hold the sweetest and most powerful memories. A simply folded greeting card, an intertwining monogram or a perfectly printed wedding invitation; these are emblems that are savoured for a life-time, and we are proud to be crafters of these memories.’
I love the selection of printed patterned papers (shown below) that you can buy to line your own envelopes to match your invites. This girl has thought of everything and even provides detailed DIY guides of how to make them!
Credits: | 2. Photo: Mavric Photography
Erin offers a gorgeous selection of ready-to-go invitations which are a great option if you have a modest budget. They come fully personalised and are ready to dispatch within 2 weeks. Alternatively, you can select from the semi-custom selection which combines signature lettering with pretty florals. You can mix and match as you please, selecting colours, backers and lettering as you wish. BerinMade will work closley with you, providing three drafts throughout the process to ensure you are happy bunnies. The creme de la creme is their fully bespoke service where they will create something special specifically to your vision!
Alternatively you could buy your very own personalised love stamp which comes in a variety of sizes and can include your names or monogram. You can then stamp away to create your own invites, favours, tags or RSVP’s… the list is endless!
BerinMade also create a wide range of ceremony and reception treats from menus and table plans to custom signs and cocktail menus!
Credits: | 1.Photo by Lisa Devlin | 2. Photo by by Ed Osborn | 3. Photo: Mavric Photography
Now for the exciting news… BerinMade are currently offering a 15% discount on all wedding stationery ranges for the month of May. For more information on this offer take a look here. Also, for every wedding package booked, 10% of the proceeds go towards funding children’s stationery supplies at a school in India. Now that’s just very lovely!
THE STORY HOUSE
When I first came across Lucy’s work I was immediately intrigued by the quirkiness and humour in these super cute illustrations. Her work interweaves hand-drawn typography and illustrations to telI your story as a couple for you to then share with your guests. I guarantee if you were to receive one of these lovely bespoke invites through the letterbox it would put a smile on your face!
If you are after something a little bit different and truly unique to you as a couple then Lucy at The Story House offers a wide spectrum of options for your stationery. You can either choose from her gorgeous range of personalised designs or opt for her fully bespoke service providing illustrations designed based on your own story. The illustrations can also be used for your table plan board, place cards, order of service, or whatever else you may require!
The Story House would love to work with you to create your own bespoke illustrations. Lucy says, ‘It’s at the heart of what I love to do; I love to take someone’s story or idea and illustrate it for them, to create something truly special, hopefully with personal touches that they notice on the second or third look, and a light and humorous touch.’
Lucy’s talent doesn’t end there, she also whips up beautiful paper roses which are then arranged into lovely bouquets, corsages or buttonholes, that will all last forever! This is a made to order service so you can select your own papers and colour scheme depending upon your theme. The bouquet below was created from old maps for a travel themed day.
Good news! – All of the lovely illustrators and artists featured will ship worldwide too!
Hope this shortlist of great designers inspires you to commission your very own bespoke stationery. Mrs White x