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Regular readers will know I have a love of beautiful stationery (and jump for joy when I see it with an e rather than an a!) – and I love to share the designs of wedding stationery designers on the blog. There’s something really special about the first announcement of your wedding – and invitations with doorstep appeal are such a wonderful special touch. Today I wanted to share some pretty, chic modern designs from Polka Dot Paper. I hope you love them!

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By Christine, Polka Dot Paper

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We create beautiful contemporary stationery featuring pretty blooms, playful patterns, whimsical fonts and vibrant colours.

Couples can choose from our existing collection or have something unique designed for them. Our collection ranges in style from floral to formal, rustic to romantic.

We 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 also offer matching day stationery, from seating charts to menus and all things in between.

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Hey lovely! It’s day 2 of my wedding stationery review features, and I wanted to show you what came in the post a couple of weeks ago. We were ridiculously busy prepping for The Handmade Fair, so it’s only now I can reveal – and review – this little sneak peek at some gorgeous new wedding invitations by Knots & Kisses.

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Opening Nikki’s package was such a treat – and it’s this attention to detail which makes Knots & Kisses one of the best wedding stationery brands in the UK right now. Instagrammers should take a look at Nikki’s pics, and join me in being insanely jealous of her beautiful workspace!

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Being an eco-friendly girl with a mild fetish for kraft stationery and a passion for nature and the outdoors, I immediately fell for the natural, woodland-inspired and elegant invitation from Knots & Kisses’ 2016 collections. Stags and antlers are going to be huge again in 2016, and this range is perfectly on trend with its quirky font, lace trim and memorable motif. LOVE!

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Arthur Bear isn’t a wedding stationery designer: he’s still too young and cute even for school… but his mum, who named her business A Bear Draws after him, must be the loveliest, most talented illustrator and graphic designer to hit the UK wedding industry in years!

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Zoe is the super talent behind wedding stationery shop A Bear Draws. She’s passionate about her work and uniquely skilled in creating invites which are both hand crafted and digitally designed. I love what she does: I’m so sure you will too!

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Zoe has spent the past 14 years working in the design industry, honing the application of her drawing and design skills to various surfaces. “Designing patterns for fashion and interiors has helped me to develop a distinctive style and my print knowledge is such that I can offer truly original ideas for wedding stationery printed professionally on to high quality fabric or paper.

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Lovely Helen got in touch with me when she saw the gorgeous Vintage Hollywood shoot from Tantrums & Tiaras I blogged a few weeks ago. She’d just designed a range of wedding stationery around the exact same theme and sent me a link… and I loved it. I asked Helen to share some more of her wedding stationery collections and to tell us a little about herself and Devotion Stationery – I think she’s fab!

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I founded Devotion Stationery; A company specialising in unique wedding stationery perfect for couples who want something individual about 18 months ago. I have always loved weddings and when the opportunity arose to combine my day job and my obsession with all things matrimonial I jumped at the chance.

I take inspiration from many places. Fashion, art, old signs, pieces of fabric and architecture are among my favourites. I love lettering and often take inspiration from an unusual font and work up a design around it. Currently I’m obsessed with screen printing and layering materials. I’m working on a destination wedding collection using these processes.

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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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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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Happy Sunday afternoon everyone! What are you up to… playing out? Shopping? I’m on a little adventure and will be back at English Wedding Blog HQ shortly… but I have time for a quick blog feature and I think you’ll like this! It’s all new and shiny – very shiny 🙂

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A little something I made… image credit Theresa Furey Photography and stationery by Calligraphy for Weddings

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I really want to start sharing more ideas with you on the blog, for styling ideas with flowers, stationery, cakes and accessories. I’ve asked suppliers on my facebook page to share some of their best bits with me, and so far I have some fabulous wedding invitations and bouquet ideas to publish over the next few weeks. I think you’ll love them and hopefully find your perfect suppliers via the English Wedding Blog too!

Today as I introduce the series of wedding invitation features – which will be called Spotlight on Stationery – I thought I’d tell you all about Make Loops. Designer Hannah makes badges and cards for modern brides and grooms, and they’re fab.