Lucky me, I temporarily escaped winter and spent the first few weeks of January visiting family and friends in New Zealand. We had a wonderful time, oh yes. We spent the majority of our time in Wanaka as my brother has recently moved there, along with visits to Raglan, Rotorua, Auckland and a much anticipated first visit to the breathtaking Milford Sound. We did lots of walking, coffee drinking and wine tasting, which is pretty much my perfect kind of holiday! The long flight is grim but so, so worth it. I am back at work and pleased to come back to lots of wedding enquiries – excited for the year ahead!
Oops, i’m not entirely sure where the last few months went! I’ve still got a few more 2015 wedding designs to share, including this one for Sarah and Dan who were married at Amberley Castle in July 2015.
I created a Save the Date and Invitation featuring an illustration of the castle, an Information Card with a simple map and, as the couple live in the US, a small card for a marriage celebration aboard the steamboat The Anastasia.
I created this invitation set for Leela and Alistair who were married at the beautiful Myres Castle in Scotland at the end of the summer. The invitation included a few illustrative elements including a venue illustration, a map and a few floral touches. We carried across the style to an Order of Service and a Menu for the day stationery.
We also created these personalised match boxes as favours for their guests which I love! They are gold foil on recycled kraft board to match the rustic theme the couple were using to decorate the venue.
Raj and Steve were married this summer at the London Wetland Centre in Barnes which has got to be one of the most beautiful places I could possibly imagine getting married in the capital. If you’ve never visited I can highly recommend it (otters!). We designed the stationery in a quirky hand drawn style with the wetlands in mind as well a butterfly and birdcage theme which R&S were using in their venue styling. We printed the invitations on lovely GF Smith Colourplan board.
I created this invitation for Jo and Alex who were married at Chateau Rigaud in Bordeaux, France in the spring. Lavender was their main decorative colour so this was incorporated throughout the illustrations along with a warm peach.
As well as the illustration of the chateau, I created a bespoke map showing the surrounding area and a few small icons to illustrate their guest information.
This is another total joy of a project. This floral invitation suite is for a Bermondsey-based couple who had a super-local wedding on their doorstep on Bermondsey Street. It was a beautifully elegant affair, photographed by Laura Babb (and as a small dog lover, I urge you to check out their sweet dog Freddie in his bespoke tuxedo!! I can’t handle the cute).
The main invitation includes the flowers used throughout the wedding (peonies, sweet peas, roses) with hand lettered names which were gold foiled. The couple are both from the US and many of their guests were travelling to London for the wedding so we created an illustrated map and written guide to the area.
Photos by Holly Booth.
Pembroke Lodge is a beautiful Georgian house in Richmond Park, London. It was a total pleasure to illustrate it for Alex and Simon’s wedding invitations and I was so pleased to be able to include my favourite, flowering wisteria in the illustration for this May wedding. The evening guests received an invitation showing a night time portrait with the windows glowing and a starry sky. I also illustrated a map for the back of the invite of the approach to Richmond Park. I am so pleased with this project and my clients were a total delight. You can see a small peek at their wedding photos here.
This super fun stationery for Katie and Tim’s wedding was illustrated by Maggie Li and designed by me. It was really fun to work with another artist’s illustrations and I just love Maggie’s use of colour.
I designed a landscape invitation card with RSVP postcard, an Order of Service booklet and Table names.
I am so thrilled to be able to share the images of this stationery with you as it has hands down been one of my favourite projects to work on. In collaboration with the bride, Katie, who wanted the stationery to feature lobsters and to be a reflection of Studland Bay, their wedding destination, I designed a Save the Date card, followed by a gatefold invitation containing all the information needed for guests and accompanying RSVP card. All pieces are designed over a blue toned watercolour wash and include illustration and hand lettering. The envelopes were gold lined.
This was a really fun brief: this stationery was for an African fiesta themed wedding dinner. I designed a table plan, table names, a menu and personalised place cards. Each table was named after an animal with accompanying black ink line drawing and we had a elegant matching menu.