I recently had the privilege to design wedding stationery for some very very good friends of mine, and wanted to share the end result with you. Hus & Clare asked me to design something classic and minimal, with a bit of my hand-drawn typography thrown in, and just a teeny bit of colour. In some respects I felt these invitations were quite different from my usual style, but in other ways I think they're so 'me'! Either way, I loved the end result. And also, it was just such a crazy beautiful wedding!
According to the internet, it's *national stationery week*. Whaaaaaaa?! Who even knew that was a thing? I didn't. But it's ok by me. Because I bloody love the stuff. The majority of my design work lately has been lovely stationery - more on that soon - and pinterest is just a constant source of gorgeous inspiration, I mean, look! Gaaaaagh! Just thought I'd share a few of my faves here...
1 | I recently discovered Script Merchant, and their stunning typographic invites.
2 | A super sweet watercolour design by The Lovely Drawer.
3 | I couldn't get over this invitation design when I first saw it. Completely incredible and insanely beautiful, by Belinda Love Lee.
4 | Yay for floral typography. Beau-Tied, for Green Wedding Shoes.
5 | Ok, I just love love this. It's so happy. It's by Suite Paperie. They have a lot of lovely stuff,
6 | And a lovely illustrated design by Ryn Frank.
A lovely spring weekend in Oxford. The loveliest wedding, the prettiest buildings and the pinkest blossom. So happy that Spring is finally here. Let's just pretend like it's not all grey and gloomy outside today, yeah?!
Photos - iPhone 5 + vsco cam.
The end of January was spent at the top of the French Alps, surrounded by fluffy snow, incredible scenery, cheese & wine and a lovely lovely bunch of friends. It had been waaaay too long since I'd last been skiing. And it was amazing! I'd had a mega cough over Christmas and the new year which resulted in a nasty bout of costochondritis over January and was on all the pain killers at the start... but it's kinda magic how quickly a bit of mountain air can fix you up! It was one of the most snowy ski holidays I've ever been on, sooooooo much snow. Which made for a few pretty cloudy ski days, but then some of the prettiest mountain scenes ever ever. La Rosière was beautiful, and here are a few of my favourite snaps.
Photos - iPhone 5 + vsco cam.
I designed a bespoke order of service towards the end of last year for a lovely couple that I wanted to share with you. Sadie and Andy had a really clear idea of what they wanted; something very delicate, soft and a little vintage to compliment all the gorgeous details of their wedding. They'd already chosen the font American Typewriter which they'd used throughout their wedding stationery, so I stuck with this and I chose a colour palette which worked well with the flowers and dresses on the day. I hand drew some roses and lovebirds which I converted to vector in illustrator to add all the pretty delicate details.
Photographing some of my recent design work, and updating my portfolio is high up on the to-do list for 2015, so hopefully I'll be sharing more new work soon!
+ first photo courtesy of my lovely sister!
Well... I completed the 2014 #fromwhereistand challenge! It was actually mostly so much fun, and it's kinda nice to have the year recorded in 52 of these photos! I think it's gonna be quite difficult to give this up, so you'll probably still see a few of them here and there on my instagram! Quite a few of my friends and family were big fans of this project, so I got a load of cute little instagram greeting cards made from social print studio to give as little Christmas gifts, and they're the sweetest! I really recommend them.
You can see all 52 weeks here :)
Happy New Year you lovely lot! I hope you have had a wonderful festive break and are super excited about 2015! I cannot believe how fast this past year has flown by. It's been pretty full on for me, and completely wonderful, but I feel like I haven't stopped, which maybe explains why I ended the year getting horribly ill! But I'm so super grateful for the design projects I've had the opportunity to work on and for the support & encouragement people have given to me. So I just wanted to pop by and say thank you thank you thank you! I hope 2015 is everything you wish for and more!
My pinterest feed is looking very festive at the moment, which is totally fine by me! Today I watched Frozen, drank mulled wine, went to the theatre, ate mince pies aaaand sang some carols. So I'm finally feeling pretty Christmassy. Bring on the snow. Nah, just joking.
1 | This photo is crazy stunning. By Tanner Wendell Stewart.
2 | Love these glass glitter stars in the Love Bex christmas shop.
3 | Dreamy beautiful calligraphy by Moira Ink. Shoulda attempted this for all my christmas cards!
4 | The more I see of Luli Sanchez's work, the more I love it. Her designs and patterns are lush.
5 | This East London home looks about the most perfect and magical place to spend christmas.
6 | I love glitter. Fa la la la laaaa la la la laaaa.
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The last of the Croatia photos, finally! I'd been to Hvar before; it's ridiculously pretty and lovely so was more than happy to go back. But this time we got to explore more, I saw different parts of the island, did boat trips to some other islands nearby, and saw some ridiculously breath-taking lagoons. It was lush. This part of the holiday was all about seafood, swimming in the sea, relaxing and loads of fun. If you've never been to Croatia before, and get the opportunity to go, then take it. It's magical.
Well it's been aaaaaaages since I've shared a mood board on here with you guys. But wanted to share this one with you, as I'm pretty damn excited about this project! This is for a branding project I'm working on at the moment, and I'm hoping the final result will be modern, bright and playful. I'll be back to share more of this when I can!