Getting to Know – Paper Veil Weddings

Laura Vann - Paper Veil Weddings

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Interview With: Laura Vann

Company Name: Paper Veil Weddings


Location / Coverage: Long Eaton, Nottingham – cover all of the UK

What does Paper Veil Weddings do?

We make customised wedding stationery that is entirely illustrated by hand using traditional dip pen and inks.

Hand-Illustrated Wedding Invitation of Couple with Purple Flowers - Paper Veil Weddings

How did Paper Veil Weddings come about and how long has the company been running?

I started Paper Veil in July 2014 because I was getting a lot of requests to create bespoke wedding illustrations when I was working freelance, so I decided to branch out and offer this service full-time. I have developed a portfolio of wedding invitations and wanted to create a service that offered something a little bit more unique to the UK wedding stationery market.

Hand-Illustrated Bouquet Banner Invite - Paper Veil Weddings

Who works at Paper Veil Weddings and what are your roles?

  • Laura Vann, Owner and Primary Illustrator
  • Theo Leeds, Business Administrator
  • Leon Vann, Commercial Photographer

Why is your company called Paper Veil Weddings?

We can thank Theo for this one! He generated business name ideas when we were just starting out. I wanted a name that would fit the market and also be memorable and unique. I liked Paper Veil because it has both a stationery and wedding based theme, but doesn’t sound too obvious and dull.


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The Mulled Wine Club Wedding Supplier Event Poster

Wedding Supplier Event – The Mulled Wine Christmas Club

Calling all wedding suppliers… who like mulled wine!

The Wedding Community has teamed up with the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners and Matthew Oliver Weddings to host a very special Christmas get together, ‘The Mulled Wine Christmas Club’.

The Mulled Wine Christmas Club Wedding Supplier Event Poster

This is an informal event to give wedding suppliers the chance to mingle and chat, do a bit of networking and enjoy a nice glass of mulled wine (should you so wish!).

The event will take place on Thursday 10th December between 4:30pm and 7:30pm, at Hall and Woodhouse, 1 Old King Street, Bath, BA1 2JW.

There’s no need to book a place, you can just turn up on the day, but if you would like to let us know you are coming you can email [email protected]

We can’t wait to see you all there.

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Getting to Know – Your Planning Angel

Heather Angell - Your Planning Angel

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Contact Name: Heather Angell

Company Name: Your Planning Angel


Location / Coverage: Based in Swindon, Wiltshire, mainly specialising in beautiful unique weddings in Wiltshire, Cotswolds and the Home Counties

What does Your Planning Angel do?

Your Planning Angel is a Wedding and Events company based in Swindon, Wiltshire. My planning services allow the couple to have complete control over their wedding plans without all the stress and pressure. Planning a wedding takes a substantial amount of time, and with so many venues and suppliers to choose from it can be a very daunting task. Your Planning Angel exists to help busy, professional couples create a truly unique and memorable wedding day.

Heather Angell of Your Planning Angel hanging bunting

How did Your Planning Angel come about and how long has the business been going?

I first thought of setting up Your Planning Angel in 2010, but at the time I was invested in a successful career in the financial sector. Five years, a wedding, two house moves and two children later I knew it was time to take a leap of faith and I launched Your Planning Angel at the beginning of 2015. I can honestly say that it was the best career decision I’ve ever made – I absolutely love it!

Bright buttonhole

Have you always been interested in weddings and wanted to be a wedding planner?

I have always loved planning anything from hosting a little get together with friends to large corporate events. I get an enormous sense of achievement from taking an idea and combining all the elements to create a great occasion. Weddings are the ultimate celebration for most couples and I’ve known for many years that I wanted to extend my passion for event planning to focus on weddings, so becoming a wedding planner has been a very natural transition for me.


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Flower Wedding Stationery - Paperchain Wedding Stationery

Getting to Know – Paperchain Wedding Stationery

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Interview with: Justine Rowe

Company Name: Paperchain Wedding Stationery


Location / Coverage: International

What does Paperchain Wedding Stationery do?

At Paperchain we produce completely unique wedding stationery, and we take a huge amount of pride in working closely with our bride and grooms to make sure that they receive their perfect wedding stationery.

Flower Wedding Stationery - Paperchain Wedding Stationery

How did Paperchain Wedding Stationery come about and how long has the company been running?

It was sort of by accident. I had been working as a graphic designer for 15 years when my sister asked me to design her wedding stationery for her. Of course I said that I would be honoured. I then went on to design my own wedding stationery and received loads of really great comments on both. Paperchain was born!

Love Birds Wedding Invitation - Paperchain Wedding Stationery

Who works at Paperchain Wedding Stationery and what are your roles?

I decided to really put my heart and soul into Paperchain and to leave my job as a graphic designer and work at Paperchain full time. I design the wedding stationery and run Paperchain with the support of my husband and two lovely children.


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Rustic wedding table decorations by by Chantilly Rose

Getting to Know – Chantilly Rose Weddings and Events

Christina Barker - Chantilly Rose Weddings and Events

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Interview with: Christina Barker

Company Name: Chantilly Rose Weddings and Events


Location / Coverage: Oxfordshire, UK

What does Chantilly Rose Weddings and Events do?

Chantilly Rose is a wedding and event planning business located in Oxfordshire. We can help with all your planning needs from supplier sourcing to full wedding planning. We also cater for any event which needs assistance with organisation and planning at any stage. We organise wedding fayres across Oxfordshire too, so keep an eye out for us at your local wedding venue.

Military couple wedding planned by Chantilly Rose

How did Chantilly Rose Weddings and Events come about and how long has the business been going?

We have always been fascinated by the world of weddings; all the pretty things, the glitz and glamour. Everyone is always so joyful at a celebration so it was only natural for us to want to explore the industry and wedding planning has always been a dream job of ours. Organisation is a key attribute, so we thought why not become a wedding and event planner and help lots of people plan their dream day in the process. After pledging a year to plan a wedding for a couple in the military to ‘win a wedding’, we knew that it was definitely the job for us, and it was after then that Chantilly Rose Weddings and Events was born.

The business is now approaching its first year so we are still fairly new, but we are loving every minute of it and excited to see where the future will take us.

Wedding table plan

Have you always been interested in weddings and wanted to be a wedding planner?

Always! To get a personalised invitation land on your doorstep is an exciting experience. It’s the first insight to what the event will entail. The build up to the big day is always filled with anticipation and questions, then to see the couple so happy on the day is just so special. To know you have helped plan that wedding is even more special.

Wedding planning was always in the back of our minds. It was the dream job that you never think you would get in to.

After planning my own wedding whilst heavily pregnant, sending the venue co-ordinator all the documents she needed to carry out the wedding day itself, I assumed she would take over on the day with my instructions and be by my side from the minute we stepped foot in the door. Unfortunately, this was not the case. She greeted us and showed us to our reception room where we sat down for our wedding breakfast then she was nowhere to be seen. I had to search for her myself, to which I was informed she had left for the day. This then led me to do what she should have been doing, organising speeches, DJ, lighting, buffet, first dance and cake cutting. Something the bride should not have been doing on her wedding day.

Although this should not have happened, I knew then that it was my mission to help as many brides as possible enjoy their day, and by becoming a wedding planner I would achieve this.


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