REAL WEDDINGS:
MR & MRS MARTIN & HANNA KINSELLA

The bride and groom
The bride and groom

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Stunning tropical leaf print on vellum
Stunning tropical leaf print on vellum

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Seating Plan
Seating Plan

Mirrored seating plans may not be easy to photograph but they do make a wonderful keepsake for after the wedding

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The bride and groom
The bride and groom

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Hanna and Martin (as seen on ITV's 'Real Housewives of Cheshire') wed in the stunning halls of Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral,  followed by a reception in the lush surroundings of Sefton Park's iconic Palmhouse.

 

Hanna's vision was to honour both the awe inspiring setting of the cathedral and her Iranian heritage - combining a traditional invitation with elements of Persian design. I used a variety of printing techniques. The invitation was printed using thermography (giving a raised effect) - deep green on a pure white board. It was wrapped in a vellum sheet featuring a lush and leafy tropical design in many shades of green. The accompanying info card featured a paisley design, foiled in bright gold. Paisley is an ornamental pattern originating in Persia featuring the 'boteh' or 'buta', a teardrop-shaped motif with a curved upper end. The theme carried throughout the stationery suite, and was set off with additional gold touches -  the wax seal and the thread binding the suite together. The seating plan was a mirror with the paisley pattern applied around the edges with sumptuous hints of luxurious gold on the individual cards. Simply stunning!

Photographs (Thank you card and Seating Plan) by Lawson Photography. All other photography by Dragonfly.

REAL WEDDINGS: CHELSEA & MARK

Place tag with a sprig of rosemary
Place tag with a sprig of rosemary

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Seating plan with clear acrylic backlit with fairy lights
Seating plan with clear acrylic backlit with fairy lights

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Stunning light and airy tablescape
Stunning light and airy tablescape

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Place tag with a sprig of rosemary
Place tag with a sprig of rosemary

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Chelsea and Mark's wedding reception at the Walled Garden, Orchardleigh, Bath was so beautifully light and airy you never would imagine this took place in October!

 

The stunning photographs which reflect the day so perfectly were taken by the super talented Heledd Roberts @heleddrobertsphoto. Charlotte Elise Events helped to plan the day and the stationery which I designed for Chelsea and Mark reflected their engagement on safari in Kenya.The seating plan almost floated on air, with cards suspended on a clear acrylic background and fairy lights twinkling in the background.

 

REAL WEDDINGS: JENNY & COLETTE

Travel themed Invitation
Travel themed Invitation

Details from both the day and the evening invitation showing two vistas of Turkey - in the day and in the evening. Col and Jen originally celebrated a civil partnership here, ten years before the wedding

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Travel themed invitation suite
Travel themed invitation suite

The save the date and both day and evening invitations, showing the packet of mementoes and gold details

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Travel Seating Plan
Travel Seating Plan

Close up detail of the pins with the top table having an especially ornate flag pole!

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Travel themed Invitation
Travel themed Invitation

Details from both the day and the evening invitation showing two vistas of Turkey - in the day and in the evening. Col and Jen originally celebrated a civil partnership here, ten years before the wedding

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Col & Jen were great fun to work with.  A pair of seasoned globetrotters, the vision they brought me for the invitation was something reflecting their extensive travels. It had to say 'wedding'....and it had to have the look of being produced by an artisan working in an attic studio and laboriously adding traces of gold fleck by hand! I think we nailed it. Flecks of gold, and a collection of mementoes - artfully transformed into the essential guest information for their wedding day. The accommodation was detailed on a business card, there was a travel itinerary for the order of the day, a vintage postcard RSVP, a handwritten note with gold wax for the gift list - and a nod to their original celebration in Turkey in the form of a little wallet sized picture. The theme continued with their on the day stationery.

REAL WEDDINGS: GEMMA & BEN MACKRIELL

Gemma and Ben on their wedding day
Gemma and Ben on their wedding day

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Deatil from the invitation
Deatil from the invitation

The inserts were all secured using rose gold paperclips

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An art canvas, cards and flowers
An art canvas, cards and flowers

All matching items created for Gemma and Ben's first anniversary

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Gemma and Ben on their wedding day
Gemma and Ben on their wedding day

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Gemma and Ben were a delight from the moment they walked in.  Gemma literally could not wait to get to work on the stationery and had so many fabulous ideas.  The stationery was based around a series of illustrations I created of their wedding venues and their relationship landmarks. This is what they said about the process:

"Ling was amazing to work with. She went above and beyond in designing the perfect stationery for our wedding day ... We met with her several times throughout the process and she was always so friendly and welcoming ... Our stationery contained some phenomenal sketches drawn by Ling herself of places that are special to us ... We've had some of the sketches framed we love them so much.  We highly recommend Dragonfly Couture Stationery to anyone looking for the perfect personalised stationery ... "

After the wedding I was honoured to create a thank you card, and for a first anniversary present I was commissioned to create a 

piece of bespoke artwork and a posy of paper flowers from Gemma's bouquet!