Kyrie and Natalie Bespoke Couple Illustration from Paper Veil

Paper Veil Competition Winner

Kyrie and Natalie Bespoke Couple Illustration from Paper Veil

In February we launched our competition to give away a Bespoke Couple Illustration from Paper Veil, a mounted, hand-drawn illustration of a lucky couple on high quality watercolour paper. Our winner was Natalie, who is planning a rustic barn wedding with her partner, Kyrie, which will take place at Doxford Barn in August 2017.

Laura from Paper Veil got in touch to share Natalie and Kyrie’s beautiful illustration with us, and she told us a little bit about how the illustration came together…

“Starting a new illustration is great for me because it’s a totally blank canvas ready for my interpretation of the couple to take place.

“After Natalie sent over a couple of photos of themselves and the flowers, clothing etc I got a feel for their style and started by drafting out the couple, using the shape and size of the flowers to determine how the wreath at the bottom would sit around them.

Kyrie and Natalie Illustration Sketch

“Once the draft is approved then the inking and colouring is really where things come together. I picked out colours from the bouquet Natalie had chosen for the flowers underneath and blended them using brush pens to bring it all together.

“Finally, some hand-lettering for their names at the top finished off the design.”

Kyrie and Natalie Bespoke Couple Illustration Mounted, from Paper Veil

Natalie and Kyrie were absolutely thrilled with their beautiful illustration, and our thanks go to Paper Veil for providing this fantastic prize.

Cool Wedding Save the Date Ideas Mood Board

Cool Wedding Save the Date Ideas

The recent post on our Facebook page of the cute ‘Pencil It In’ wedding save the dates was so popular that today we are sharing more ideas for cool wedding save the dates.

We love these ideas; a cute DIY ‘tying the knot’ invitation, fridge magnets, a library card of important dates within your relationship, or how about using your pet in your save the date?

Which is your favourite wedding save the date idea?

Cool Wedding Save the Date Ideas Mood Board

Pencil Us In Save the Date – eBay

Instagram DIY Save the Date – Something Turquoise

Library Card Save the Date – Imgur

Handmade ‘Tying the Knot’ Wedding Save the Date Invitation – The Natural Wedding Company

Save the Date Wedding Date Picture – Picture by Nattnee Photography

Test Tube Save the Date – Glamour

Wooden Save the Date Fridge Magnet – Etsy

Save the Date Heart Sign on Dog – Etsy

Flower Wedding Stationery - Paperchain Wedding Stationery

Getting to Know – Paperchain Wedding Stationery

Paperchain Wedding Stationery logo

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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Stardust Wedding Stationery - Five Dollar Shake Weddings

Getting to Know – Five Dollar Shake Weddings

Caroline - Five Dollar Shake Weddings Christine - Five Dollar Shake Weddings

Five Dollar Shake Weddings

Interview With: Caroline Burton and Christine Fuller

Company Name: Five Dollar Shake Weddings


Location / Coverage: We are based in Hastings, East Sussex. Coverage worldwide.

What does Five Dollar Shake Weddings do?

Five Dollar Shake Weddings creates luxurious wedding stationery, which is all made and hand finished in East Sussex.

Rose Quartz Wedding Stationery - Five Dollar Shake Weddings
Rose Quartz

Who works at Five Dollar Shake Weddings and what are your roles?

Caroline Burton and Christine Fuller. We are both wedding stationery co-ordinators, and we guide our wedding couples through the design process from start to finish. We also have a team of production staff who finish each wedding stationery item by hand.

Fleur-de-lys Wedding Stationery - Five Dollar Shake Weddings

How did Five Dollar Shake Weddings come about and how long has the company been running?

Five Dollar Shake has been creating beautiful greeting cards from as far back as 1998. Our first Five Dollar Shake wedding took place just a year later, and we have been providing adorable couples with our exquisite stationery ever since.

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Shabby Chic Polka Dot Roses wedding website template

Personal Wedding Websites with Matching Wedding Stationery

We are very excited to announce that we have just launched our new-look personal wedding websites. The Wedding Community has teamed up with The Card Gallery to offer beautifully designed wedding websites that match some of their most popular wedding stationery ranges. We have eight gorgeous templates to choose from; from Shabby Chic Flowers and Bunting, to Polka Dots and Summer Butterflies, there is a design for everyone.

Shabby Chic Bunting wedding website template

Personal wedding websites offer brides and grooms the perfect way to keep their wedding guests informed of all the details of their wedding day. Our websites are smartphone and tablet compatible, completely free, and include a number of features, including the facility to create your own personal website address, share your website with your guests via Facebook, Twitter or email, and an RSVP section, so guests can RSVP with the click of a button.

Laptop, Tablet and Phone wedding website example

The launch of our new-look personal wedding websites is excellent news for both our existing registered brides and grooms to-be, and newly engaged couples. As most brides and grooms planning their wedding have a general ‘style’ for their wedding, it’s great that you can now have a wedding website with matching stationery.

Shabby Chic Polka Dot Roses wedding website template Shabby Chic Polka Dot Roses Wedding Invitation

As well as the personal wedding websites, couples can use our other fantastic free wedding planning tools, including guest list, wedding seating planner, budget planner, scrapbook and more.

For more information and to see our beautiful new wedding websites, visit