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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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
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!