Happy St Patrick’s day everyone! I’m just south of Belfast this morning and looking forward to an amazing day of celebrations with friends – in the meantime though, I have something rather special to share with you today. Softly textured florals and shining, modern metallics… there’s something about today’s editorial from Amanda Karen Photography which works so perfectly I could sing! The way Laura Jayne (Your Wedding Your Way) combines colours and materials is wonderful – don’t you think? This is a theme which would work in a blank canvas marquee, an industrial space or any blank canvas venue – it’s guaranteed to make your wedding unique and different! I’m thrilled to be sharing this gorgeous inspiration with you today – grab a cuppa because there are so many lovely details for you to Pin away to your heart’s content and inspire your own wedding! You might be here a while 🙂
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!
You’re not alone if you secretly wish English brides and grooms could marry anywhere, like they can in the US: at home, on the beach, or in a beautiful woodland setting like this. That time will come… in the meantime, there’s so much to be said for bringing nature indoors – choose woodland foliage and twisting branches in your bouquet; add butterflies to your tables and stationery; and choose a venue with a patch of woodland nearby so you can escape for beautiful portraits with your love!
Today’s styled shoot was sent in by our lovely friend and inspirational wedding stationery designer Emma Jo. Images are by Nina Pang, and you’ll find a full supplier list of all the super talented creatives involved below.
Emma’s wonderfully elegant stationery nods towards the ‘Fairytale’ theme while being elegant enough to suit lots of couples and their weddings. We love the simple, minimal design with folding laser cut butterflies! Emma’s brush lettering skills come into play with the apple place settings, and she created complementary calligraphy-style pieces for the cake topper, cocktail stirrers and butterfly place settings.
Do you love where you live? Do you have a favourite place where you can disappear and just sink yourself into a feeling of how beautiful the world is? I’m lucky: there are so many spots around my home on the edge of the Lakes, and it’s wonderful to see amazing photographers appreciating just how stunning this place is. Wedding photographer Jo Bradbury just took the place I love to a whole new level...
The striking seashore at Rampside on the edge of The Lake District was the inspiration behind this coastal styled shoot. With its quirky Victorian lighthouse, rusting fishing boats and grey green seagrass the shoreline made a perfect backdrop for a romantic and elegant sea themed bridal look.
Rampside itself is somewhat off the well trodden Lake District tourist trail, but is an absolute gem of a place with a sweeping coastline from which you can get a small ferry to Piel Island.