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Introducing… our 23 favourite UK wedding invitation designers for 2018!

Regular readers will know stationery is close to my heart! As a calligrapher I’ve worked with some of the very best from Cutture to Print for Love – and one of the loveliest things about writing the English Wedding Blog is discovering new stationery designers and online wedding invitation boutiques.

I’m also a huge supporter of independent and local businesses, so I’m delighted to bring you my top picks of wedding stationery designers to watch (and buy from!) in 2018. In no particular order….

Emma Jo Wedding Stationery

Emma Jo is always in our lists of favourite stationers. We loved her delicate butterfly wedding invitations as featured in one of our favourite shoots of the year – and we’re excited to see Emma’s latest projects for 2018. Emma’s lovely – follow her instagram for tons of gorgeous paper inspiration and sneak peeks at latest projects!

Emma Jo Stationery | photo credit Nina Pang

2. Amy Swann

Amy Swann‘s wedding stationery is in a world of its own, with the most beautifully natural illustrations combined with hand calligraphy elements – we adore her style and thoroughly recommend her to design your wedding cake and hair accessories too!

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Amy Swann stationery | image credit Jess Petrie

3. Strawberry Sorbet

Strawberry Sorbet design contemporary letterpress stationery with a flair for bold styling. Eve is our favourite invitation so far – what’s yours?

4. I Am Nat

I Am Nat is one of our fave established wedding stationery designers. Based in Yorkshire, the studio has a fabulously entertaining range of greetings cards as well as gorgeous wedding stationery suites.

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I Am Nat

5. Nina Thomas

Nina Thomas sells bespoke wedding invitations, save the dates and on-the-day stationery for loved-up couples planning their big day. We love her Midsummers Night stationery, which will set the scene for your perfectly romantic summer wedding!

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Nina Thomas

6. Gemma Milly

Lovely Gemma Milly is one of our top Not On The High Street sellers. Her invites are pretty with romantic calligraphy elements. We love her watercolour floral stationery suites – they just ooze romance.

7. Project Pretty

Award winning wedding stationery company Project Pretty offers creative, contemporary and whimsical wedding stationery, packed with personality and prettiness! Their bright and contemporary designs featured on the English Wedding Blog earlier this year.

Project Pretty

8. Knots & Kisses

Knots & Kisses has a super pretty selection of really personal wedding stationery – designed by Nikki, whose home in the Devon countryside inspires her art. Our lovely couple Gary & Natalie gave Knots & Kisses a rave review when we featured their Cornwall wedding on the blog!

9. Wendy Bell Designs

Wendy Bell is the most glamorous girl we know. Honestly – she’s amazing, creative and inspiring and her stunning wedding stationery collections are out of this world. These burlesque wedding invitations are timeless and the epitome of elegance – perfect for your 2018 wedding!

10. Cotton Letterpress

Cotton Letterpress is a relatively new kid on the block, but made a massive statement when they landed on our screens a year or so ago. For impact and bold styling you really can’t go wrong with these guys!

Cotton Letterpress

 

11. Cutture

For luxury laser cut wedding stationery look no further than Cutture. Leading the way in their craft, they constantly innovate and create invitations your guests will be wowed by!

12. Letterpress of Cirencester

The Letterpress of Cirencester is your go-to online boutique for traditionally designed and crafted wedding invitations. If your look is pure elegance, you’ll find a choice to delight your hearts here!

13. Norma & Dorothy

For quirky, fun and boho wedding invitations begin your search with Norma & Dorothy. Taking the internet by storm, their “rustic luxe” designs are playful and pretty and we love them!

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Norma & Dorothy

14. By Moon & Tide

Calligraphy and handmade papers are a huge trend for 2018 – see beautiful bespoke designs from By Moon & Tide Calligraphy and get in touch for your personalised quote!

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By Moon & Tide

15. From Sally With Love

Earlier this year I featured the fabulously colourful designs of From Sally With Love. With new collections soon to be revealed for 2018, Sally is one to watch – we’re already swooning over the green watercolour foliage invitation suite and can’t wait to see more!

16. Toast

If your taste is for traditional wedding invitations with a twist, try Toast! From glitter to peacocks, and the wonderfully named ‘Wooden it be nice’ design, their website is a joy to explore.

17. Peardrop Avenue

Peardrop Avenue are a new discovery for us – a Not On The High Street find with some of the prettiest wedding invitation suites we’ve seen! Woodland lace caught our eye – we do recommend a peek at their shop for inspiration, it’s beautiful!

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Peardrop Avenue

18. Made With Love

When I launched my calligraphy business back in the olden days, lovely Clare from Made With Love was already taking wedding fairs by storm around Cheshire with her colourful and creative designs. I’m still in awe of her beautiful stationery collections and recommend Made With Love for any of you looking to inject a splash of vibrant colour into your day!

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Made With Love

19. Mock Up Designs

Mock Up Designs has a uniquely beautiful and contemporary aesthetic. Designer Natalie’s background is in architecture, but she’s pretty amazing at wedding invitations too! See our full feature on Mock Up Designs here.

Mock Up Designs

20. Polka Dot Paper

Polka Dot Paper offer a full range of wedding stationery, including engagement invitations, save the date cards, wedding invitations, gift cards, reply cards and thank you cards. We’re head over heels in love with their marble rose gold suite – see it here!

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Polka Dot Paper

21. Wolf & Ink

English Wedding Directory member Wolf & Ink combines contemporary design with age-old printing methods, making their gorgeous invites by hand on an antique letterpress. I love their minimal style and subtle sense of humour!

22. Dearly Beloved

The range of invitations at Dearly Beloved includes something for every bride and groom, and every budget. One of our loveliest independent businesses, they offer bespoke design or a choice of beautiful designs from their wedding collection. My favourite is Eastern Glamour – hotly tipped for 2018 for its vibrant gem colours!

23. Print for Love

… and just to prove that this list is in no particular order, my personal favourite has to be Print for Love. Jacqui is the driving force behind this creative wedding business, the owner of a proper letterpress printer and a brilliant personality who can easily turn her hand to bold, contemporary graphics or delicate, romantic embossing. Grab yourself another coffee and go check out her beautiful designs at http://www.printforloveofwood.com

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Print for Love


Feature image (at top of post) by Lara Rios; calligraphy by By Moon & Tide


Did you see our list of 15 favourite wedding planners and stylists around the UK? These lists are all designed to help you plan your 2018 wedding in style, so I hope you enjoy them and find loads of inspiration here too!

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at www.byMoonandTide.com. Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.

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