The Wedding Gallery Summer Soirée
 

The Wedding Gallery held their Summer Soirée at One Marylebone and asked me to create some giant lettered mirrors to say thank you to all their lovely suppliers...and they really were giant 7ft beasts which meant I was propped on a ladder!

Thanks to Sandra at Divine Day Photography for the lovely snaps!

We were serenaded by the Urban Soul Orchestra and Adrian Garcia + band in sweltering London sunshine!

Tipples came from Bloom Gin, Moët and The Cocktail Service (delicioussssss guys, seriously) and the garden was decorated with splendid sculptures from Bubblegum Balloons.

Sarah Smart Illustration painted all the lovely guests and we danced until we needed pizza from Lucabuca and flipflops.

It was so nice to meet all the other wedding suppliers and hear about why they chose the wedding industry; happy days, smiley people and every single wedding is unique. Here here! A pretty good Wednesday evening I'd say.

 
Reading In Heels - May Box
 

This month I collaborated with Reading In Heels and created them some lovely lettering to go on their bookmarks and chocolate that were featured in the box! I'm surprised the chocolate lasted long enough for photos, thanks to all the folks that tagged me - I loved having a nose through them.

If you're a bookworm, go take a peep! It's a subscription that delivers an excellent little book to your door every month...plus some extra goodies :).

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Event ~ MALIN+GOETZ and Reading In Heels
 

On Thursday I had the loooovely job of live lettering for customers at MALIN+GOETZ Islington store (it is beautiful and designed by Jonathan Tuckey) for the Books and Beauty event hosted by Reading In Heels.

Malin and Goetz Islington

I was tucked up in the window surrounded by their sage candle (my ponytail had a few close shaves but we were fine) whilst customers were given perfume consultations, mini facials and the opportunity to nose at books provided by local bookstore Burley Fisher.

 Lettering away in the window.

Lettering away in the window.

If that wasn't enough, the event supported Beauty Banks; a superb charity who provide donated toiletries to those most in need. You can read about how they came to be here. If you do have miniatures and unwanted new toiletries, do give them a shout!

I'm looking forward to my next event already :).

 Hand lettered bookmarks in rose gold!

Hand lettered bookmarks in rose gold!

 Set up and ready to go...

Set up and ready to go...

 
SAVE THE DATES ~ TOP TIPS

Planning a wedding is hectic to say the least, so it's wonderful to have top tips from suppliers in the industry to avoid common mistakes and ensure you get exactly what you want.

The lovely folks at Love My Dress asked for save the date tips from some of their wedding stationery bods, here are a few of mine (some apply to more than save the dates!):

GET WHAT YOU WANT

First and foremost, ask for exactly what you want. Even if it is sky-blue-pink with a yellow border, because chances are it can be done!

 

IDEAS

Send as much info as possible when you drop me a line. The more info I have (think images, colour, finishing), the easier and quicker it will be to get you a quote - and let's face it, that's the most important thing!

 

AWKWARD CONVOS

Use save the dates as a breeeezy way to ask a guest to 'save the evening' instead of sending them save the dates AND invites. It also avoids any awkward convos.

 

ONE AT A TIME

Get the save the dates out first and then worry about the rest. Any good stationery supplier won't force you to design and pay for ALL stationery at the same time, that would be crazy talk.

You will also be able to run any design through it all, so take one thing at a time so you can focus on budget and changes in circumstances.

 

COMMS + TRANSPARENCY

Communication is key! Boring but true. I will keep you up to date with work in progress snaps and involve you at all stages. 

If something can't be done within budget or to a high enough standard, I will be the first to let you know and I will work with you to recommend alternatives.

 

Above all, this is the exciting bit and should be fun! Whomever you choose, it's their job to know what weight a paper should be and whether you need matte or satin, so take their advice and let them do the hard work! :)

Little Book For Brides ~ Louie Tilley Lettering
 

2018 is looking set to be a busy year for weddings so I am super chuffed to be featured in the Little Book For Brides directory alongside all the other lovely stationery bods.

Beautiful bespoke wedding stationery, chalkboards and signs finished off with exquisite calligraphy and brush lettering by Louie. We adore her work.

Give me a shout if you have a wedding next year and need some advice; I work on the teeniest detail such as place names all the way up to entire packages on the day, nothing is too small and I'm always up for a cuppa and a brainstorm!

 
A for Animals
 

This Autumn has been the Autumn of baby books! I have been working on an illustrated A-Z kid's book detailing some of my favourites animals alongside lots of lovely lettering. It will also be available as a series of prints.

Here's a sneek peek until it's ready for launch in the new year!

 
Helen & Chris' Countryside Wedding
 

Helen and Chris' wedding was held in the beautiful county of Essex and it was tipis and festoon lights galore. Not to mention a well stocked gin bar, gospel choir and welly throwing.

 Photography by  Abigail Fahley

Photography by Abigail Fahley

 

The marquee was decorated in ivy foliage, gypsophelia, candles and a whole host of gorgeous friends and family, including a very well behaved little 1 year old bridesmaid.

We created bespoke place names brush lettered in a gorgeous gold pigment on heavy hammered ivory card to complement the natural theme. Table plans were finished off with lots of lovely mini chalkboard details and signs directed the guests where to go.

Have a nose below at the lovely day and get in touch if you need help with lettering on the big day - just about anything is possible and weddings are my absolute favourite!

 Photography by  Abigail Fahley

Photography by Abigail Fahley

 
Bespoke Lettering Chalkboards ~ Countryside Hen Do

What a lovely idea this bridesmaid had; creating a personalised gin bar for her sister with chalkboard signs featuring all the places her hens are from!

If you need some bespoke chalkboard signs, there are some perfect little arrows waiting for you in the wedding shop! Coated wood with a little string to hang them up with, and best of all they can be painted either side, in any language AND they are reusable!

Wedding Chalkboard Direction Signs
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Land of Nod Nursery Print

The Land of Nod print has finally arrived! It took a LOT of watercolour tweaking, but we finally managed to paint the perfic little blue blob.

It is available in A3 on gawwwgeous textured 310gsm rag paper printed by the bods at The Print Space who are a dab hand at fine art prints.

I've already had a few custom colours requested, so if you are looking for something other than blue, give me a shout here.

A3 Land of Nod Print
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