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Wedding stationery – spelt with an ‘e’, folks – can be a labour of love, a crafter’s delight or a daunting challenge if you plan to create your very own design from scratch. But we have the answer – with lovely printables from Brighton-based Connie & Joan.  They’re super sweet, perfectly on trend and designed to make your wedding stationery-making days easier!

Connie & Joan‘s wedding stationery printable templates are aimed at making weddings more affordable. They’ve helped hundreds of brides and grooms around the world with wedding stationery items, including invitations, RSVPs, guest enclosures, place cards, table numbers, thank you cards, menus, order of service, signage, table plans, gift tags and other items.

Connie & Joan are designer Lizzie’s two beloved grandmothers, the inspiration behind the name of this wonderful online wedding stationery brand. Lizzie is based in Brighton and sells her printable wedding invitation templates worldwide.

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I would urge every stationery-loving, creative and contemporary bride and groom to discover small independent businesses while planning your weddings. If there’s an indie alternative to high street products, seek it out and support the little, local guys.

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Independent wedding businesses will give you better service, closer attention to detail and the unique look you’re dreaming of… just like Dot Laser‘s Lucy and Lukas who I found a week or so ago and am thrilled to be introducing on the English Wedding Blog today!

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Lucy told me, “My business partner Lukas and I own and run a small laser cutting company in London. At the Dot Laser studio, we really believe in providing couples with that something a little bit different and always with a smile! We have recently just launched a little wedding shop on our website (http://www.dotlaser.co.uk/new-products).

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“We are a tiny creative team working to create something that will put a smile on people’s faces.” ~ Lucy & Lukas

www.DotLaser.co.uk

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Join me this lovely morning to discover the fabulous Dearly Beloved – wedding invitations by a creative designer team with a fresh and modern approach to wedding stationery. Gorgeous Abi and Ben create “painterly” [oh and that’s  my new favourite word!] designs, retro floral illustration and eclectic, whimsical wedding stationery. I think you’ll love them…

wedding stationery by Dearly Beloved (4)I’ve fallen head over heels for Abi and Ben’s fresh and exciting take on wedding stationery. Their simple but oh-so-creative illustrations are just wonderful. I adore their use of strong ink lines with the most delicate watercolours… and I have a feeling you’ll be charmed by them too!

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www.dearlybeloveddesign.co.uk

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Discover Dearly Beloved on the English Wedding Blog!

Dearly Beloved are a South West based design company with a fresh approach to wedding stationery.

Creative couple Abigail McKenzie and Ben Aslett met at university whilst studying to become illustrators. Fast forward 7 years and they have just launched as Dearly Beloved, a design team who create bespoke wedding invitations for the modern couple.

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There’s nothing lovelier than running your hands over soft, warm and luscious letterpress invitations. I adore letterpress print – as a calligrapher I get stupidly excited when brides send me gorgeous invites! – and I’ve just discovered the fabulous Wolf & Ink letterpress studio. Their designs are stunning; they’re eco-friendly and the way they work is wonderfully enticing. Founder Julia Wolfe has very generously shared her designs with us today and I’d love to show you my favourites.

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Designs created on antique letterpress over 100 years old

Luxury letterpress studio Wolf & Ink launches its first ‘Ready To Go’ collection of wedding invitations, just in time for the 2015 wedding season. Wolf & Ink’s signature design style blends heritage-inspired imagery with contemporary prints, creating timeless, hand-crafted invitations.

As a design and print studio Wolf & Ink have used their knowledge of the intricacies of letterpress printing on an antique press to create six unique designs for the new collection. Each item is designed in-house and then lovingly hand-printed by letterpress onto thick, quality paper stock.

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I love to see something new in wedding stationery, from those suppliers I love and from new, emerging craft businesses across England and the UK. White & Winsome landed in my inbox with a happy ping recently and I simply had to share their fabulous invites with you!

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Unique invitations include adorable boxed ceramic tiles, watercolour paper booklets and vinyl records, all personalised especially for you. They’re just wonderful – I’m only happy I don’t have to decide on just one and can show you them all today!

White & Winsome designs combine quirky, playful typography with charming materials to warm every heart. Every layout is customised to each wedding and all invitations come complete with envelopes or packaging.

Ceramic tiles make for a unique invitation and keepsake for wedding guests. Each handmade, full colour printed ceramic tile combines beautiful vintage flower photography with one-off personalised event details.

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For music lovers everywhere, I love White & Winsome’s limited edition, retro-styled wedding invitations based around a classic 7″ single and vintage sleeve design.

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I promised you gorgeous, glamorous, bright and sexy wedding invitations, and here they are. Designed by Wendy Bell, whose wedding I featured on the blog yesterday, these invitations are pretty special – and right up my street.

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Roof Gardens Flamingo Design: www.WendyBellDesigns.com

Wendy’s Flamingo design was created for her wedding. She coordinated the wedding invitations to tie in with her wedding venue – the Roof Gardens in Kensington. The funky invitations take inspiration from the colourings of the wedding venue. The flamingos are found in their gardens and the dots symbolise the beaded curtains in the Roof Gardens club area. Wendy offers a bespoke invitation design service… and you can see just how much thought and attention to detail goes into the design process!

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Peacock Spots wedding invitation: www.WendyBellDesigns.com

Above, Peacock Spots wedding invitation. Intricately dotted designs evoke the natural patterns of peacock feathers, in cool pink and grey… so sophisticated.

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Monochrome Hearts wedding invitation: www.WendyBellDesigns.com

Monochrome Hearts wedding invitation. I love the grungey hearts, the textures and beautifully messy design with such a lovely typeface. Yummy.