It’s taken me a while to get my website back to its old self after being “compromised” so it’s a big old break between posts, but I do have a lot to share. This is a project from last year for a wedding at King’s Inns in Dublin. I illustrated the facade of the venue for day and evening invitations as well as a map of Dublin showing selected landmarks for the information card. The primary colour was a fresh mint green with peach accents.
North London based couple Jess and Roy were married in historic Hampstead, having their ceremony at the beautiful Burgh House. Their invitation had Burgh House as the main feature with a venue portrait in peach, and a simple map on the back illustrating the local area. The RSVP card features the wrought iron gate at Burgh House as well as illustrated menu choices in duck egg blue.
I was also asked to create an Order of the Day booklet for the couple and had great fun putting together this illustrated time line.
I was commissioned last year to create this painted church portrait for a christening gift. The church is in a small village in rural Somerset. I thought it was such a sweet idea – if you would like to commission your own please get in touch.
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.