Anita and Matt
This commission was based around two elements essentially; the bride and grooms surname being Parrott and the brides shoes.
Initially I drew a sketch of two parrots and this became the motif for all the wedding stationery. Anita and Matt liked this drawing so much that they wanted it used not only throughout the wedding stationery but also as a template for the brides hat.
The colours I used for the stationery matched the brides shoes and was a lovely colour palette of lilacs, bright greens and mauves.
I hand printed the stationery on watercolour paper which gave a luxurious feel to it.
I made invites with RSVP, the order of service, place cards, headed note paper, envelopes, thank you notes for the big day and thank you cards for afterwards.
Romily and Matt
Romily and Matt approached me when they needed their order of service making. They were getting married at the beautiful Hotel Endsleigh in Devon and they wanted their order of service to reflect the hotel. I based the illustrations on the attractive wallpaper in the hotel. They then decided on additional stationery; placecards and a table plan. I based the place cards again on the wallpaper, drawing roses and bamboo.
We discussed themes for the table plan and after researching the hotel I suggested using the gardens as inspiration. Romily and Matt liked the idea and each table was named after all the magical places at Hotel Endsleigh. These included a shell grotto, a walled garden, and the River Tamar to name a few.
I screenprinted the stationery in dark brown ink which matched the wallpaper well and reflected the countryside location. It was printed on recycled card, flecked paper and watercolour paper.
Becky and Matt
This was a commission based on the location of the couples wedding as well as their hometown. Becky and Matt wanted a one colour invite themed around Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. I did two sketches for them to choose from and they decided on one that included the oldest bridge in the area; The Packhorse Bridge.I screen-printed the image on off-white heavy paper with brown and gold flecks in it. I hand printed recycled envelopes with a duck motif. This was to reflect the wildlife in the area and also their partnership.
Gemma and Michael
I printed a one colour invite for Gemma and Michael. They wanted two figures on the invite to represent themselves, as well as trees and hearts. I also printed two little birds on the front, giving the invite a postcard feel to it. There was to be a lot of information on the invite; location, RSVP etc, so I designed the invite carefully, using a combination of fonts and font sizes.