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.


I can’t help but chuckle every time I visit the Elsie May Designs website. When you’ve checked out all the gorgeous wedding stationery, take a look at the contact page – it’s awesome! I discovered the world of Elsie May when designer Jo commented on one of my blog features, and asked if I could share some of her lovely wedding invitations with all of you. I was so pleased when she said yes!

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Tying the Knot by Elsie May Designs

Elsie May is a new wedding stationery designer from London whose wedding invitations and stationery suites are cool and quirky with a distinctly modern style. The colours pop and will create a fantastic impression on your wedding guests: they’re different and exciting and I love them! www.ElsieMayDesigns.com

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Love wedding invitation suite by Elsie May Designs

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Some Things wedding stationery by Elsie May Designs

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Shutter wedding stationery by Elsie May Designs


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Tulips wedding stationery by Elsie May Designs


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Mr & Mrs by Elsie May Designs


Hey lovely, how are you? Have you thought about wedding invitations yet? Don’t leave it too late to plan when you’ll send invites out, and remember to book early if you’re having your invites handcrafted or printed by one of the amazing small stationery businesses dotted all around the UK. Today I’m happy to share a lovely invitation suite from Knots & Kisses with you.

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Vintage travel is an increasingly popular wedding style, and there’s no shortage of inspiration for a vintage travel wedding on Pinterest or Etsy. The Vintage Travel wedding stationery collection from Knots & Kisses has everything you could possibly need, at affordable prices, to set the scene for your vintage travel themed wedding – and I think it’s gorgeous!!

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For advice on when to send your wedding invitations read our feature article Wedding Invitations: when to send them


Regular readers of the English Wedding Blog will know I wouldn’t be here without the support of all my fabulous sponsors – the creative, exciting and top notch wedding suppliers who advertise on the right hand side of every page published on the site. Each of my blog sponsors is a friend and a favourite wedding supplier for me, and I know you’ll love them as well. They deserve a huge thank you – and for new readers, an introduction. If you haven’t booked all of your wedding suppliers yet, then scour the list and find out more about each of these lovely people today!

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Wedding photography in Bristol by Joseph Hall (click to see Kristy and Jamie’s Clevedon Hall wedding on the blog)

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There are so many foxy wedding companies starting up… after introducing you to the Cross-Eyed Fox the other day I discovered another little beauty in my inbox – Oysterfox!

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Luxury wedding invitations by Oysterfox

Founder and creative director of Oysterfox, Jen, introduces the new concept of ‘BeLuxe’. BeLuxe fuses bespoke service with luxury design. All aspects of the creative process are tailor-made. Everything from the weight of the hand-finished textured paper, to the shade of engraved foil on the envelope, can be chosen by the bride to create something truly BeLuxe.

Jennifer’s background from Art College, through a Fashion Journalism Degree, onto the beauty desks and fashion shoots of magazines including Vogue, Grazia and InStyle, means she has an eye for luxury fashion details, backed up with the technical skill to make any theme come to life when creating fabulous one of a kind stationery.

Find out more about Oysterfox at www.oysterfox.com or for more wedding invitation ideas click on wedding suppliers in the menu at the top of the English Wedding Blog.


Morning everyone! I’ve been crafting some gorgeous little hearts in recent weeks and they’re proving ever so popular on my calligraphy website so I wanted to show you too!

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These cute and quirky heart place names are handwritten in my favourite script, and in white and pastel inks for a contemporary feel. I’ve been experimenting with adding little flowers, rustic twine and ribbons too. There’s a heart in my calligraphy studio for every style and occasion… and I’m offering free samples today!

For a free calligraphy heart sample all you need to do is email hello@Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com with your name, wedding date, style or colours and postal address.

Hearts are usually priced at £2.40 each but your sample will be totally free.

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Cute, quirky, colourful heart place names for weddings

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heart wedding place names UK (3)The hearts come in all kinds of colours from pastels to brights, even darker colours with white, silver or gold ink. I can add ribbon or twine, and paper flowers in a range of shapes and styles. The price is £2.40 per heart so for 80 guests you’ll pay less than £200 in total. They double as wedding favours too – people always love to take anything home that has their names on!
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Have you bought your wedding invitations yet? I’m very proud to have some of the UK’s top wedding stationery brands as a part of my little team here on the English Wedding Blog and it means I can share new designs and latest collections with you, often even before they appear in the national wedding magazines! Let’s start with a little timeless romance… over to Lisa from Olivia Samuel to introduce a brand new invitation design. I hope you like it! Claire x

Timeless Romance Wedding Invitation

A fairytale wedding theme is probably the most romantic theme you can have, and let’s be honest, if you can’t be romantic on your wedding day, then when can you?  We wanted to create a stationery range that would be timeless, romantic and capture that notion of a fairytale, without being too sugary sweet.


Over the last couple of months I’ve fallen in love with kraft paper and manilla stationery – big time! I blame Pinterest and all the US wedding blogs I subscribe to… where wedding invitations, reception stationery and DIY tutorials are what it’s all about.

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The Vintage Lace wedding invitation, exclusively from www.Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com

So today my lovelies I’m sharing my kraft crush (oh dear – I typed that with a k and had to go back and correct it!) with you all. I’ve made a Pinterest board with some favourite ideas and included some of my new calligraphy ideas for you below as well.

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Manilla place name tags from £1.40 each with handwritten calligraphy – www.Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com

Thirty fantastic manilla and kraft wedding ideas on Pinterest

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Paper rose wedding place names with manilla card are £2.50 each with your guests’ names in calligraphy – www.Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com

6 real weddings with wonderfully creative ways to use kraft paper and manilla stationery

  • Bridget and Rob used brown paper bags full of rose petals for their guests instead of confetti in their beautiful Georgia wedding

I was browsing wedding invitations online last week and saw these gorgeous birdcage invites to share with you – I think you’ll love them! They’re from Tickled Pink in Leicester.

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Tickled Pink Designer Nikki told me a little about them – to find out more visit the link at the end of the blog post.

“We endeavour to create fun, quirky designs and this is our new tri-fold invite, with plenty of space for wedding info, directions, menus, whatever’s needed plus a detachable RSVP and little card for useful on-the-day panic details!”

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I just love all the detail in this design – from the cute little bird and cage to the invitation format and styling. It’s fab! The colours are lovely too – it’s a great summer wedding invite, isn’t it?!
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Hello again lovely people, I hope your day is going well. ‘d like to welcome a new sponsor to the English Wedding Blog this afternoon – the fabulous Olivia Samuel. If you’re looking for quality wedding stationery with the option of indulging in a little DIY, then Olivia Samuel could be right up your street!

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Quality wedding stationery from Olivia Samuel

Olivia Samuel was founded in 2001 by Lisa and Matt Price, who have been pro­duc­ing time­less and ele­gant wed­ding sta­tionery from their work­shop in Southamp­ton ever since.

Quality wedding stationery made in the UK

Love Birds wedding invitation – at Olivia Samuel

All of Olivia Samuel’s quality wedding sta­tionery is also avail­able as a DIY option. This way cus­tomers who are bud­get con­scious or who sim­ply want to have some cre­ative input into their sta­tionery can do so. It’s a safe way to make your own wedding stationery with the reassurance that you won’t be compromising on quality.


Hello again! This afternoon we’re talking wedding invitations – and I’m sharing a little luxury with you. Incidentally, I was chatting to a reporter from a regional magazine yesterday, who asked for my thoughts on luxury stationery and the rising cost of weddings. My reply to this question is always the same: couples should prioritise, cutting out less important things (cakes, for example) and spending on quality services which are important to you. If you’re a paper lover like me, bespoke wedding invitations are a beautiful wedding essential! Here’s my lovely friend and blog sponsor Wendy Bell to tell you more! Claire xxx

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Photo credit: WBD Designer Wedding Stationery

New! Bespoke wedding invitations by WBD Designer Wedding Stationery

Designed and printed in London, UK, these gorgeous invitations are perfect for the romantic in any bride or groom!

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Photo credit: WBD Designer Wedding Stationery


Hi there! How is your day going? I’m busy updating the English Wedding Blog Shop today, and making plans for Valentines Day 🙂 Are you all ready for February the 14th? While we’re talking cards and invitations I thought it would be the perfect time to introduce my new sponsor Artemis Stationery – designer of bespoke wedding invitations with a unique and elegant style.

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Bespoke wedding stationery by Artemis Stationery


Bespoke wedding stationery designed and made in England

Artemis Sta­tionery hand makes bespoke wed­ding sta­tionery and invi­ta­tions for wed­dings and other occa­sions. Mak­ing every­thing from mag­netic Save the Dates to book­let invi­ta­tions to table plans and every­thing in between. Based in Som­er­set they sell sta­tionery all over the UK and beyond.

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Bespoke wedding invitation by Artemis Stationery on English Wedding Blog

Designer Nathan Gardiner is the creative force behind Artemis Stationery – and you’ll have seen him around before I’m sure – Nathan’s comments on English Wedding Blog features over the last few months always make me smile. He’s already part of the team here and I’m delighted to welcome Nathan and Artemis Stationery as a new sponsor of English Wedding Blog today.