REAL WEDDING // Summer elegance for Sarah & Chris

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Sarah & Chris planned a sophisticated wedding day filled with all the class of a traditional big white wedding but with an injection of fun including ice cream in the church grounds, lawn games and even a bouncy castle... and it wasn't just for the kids! Wedding day photography by Nicola Gough Photography.

We created a wedding invitation bundle complete with silver foiled monogram, RSVP card all fastened with an illustrated belly band.

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Invitation detail, photograph by Miss Imagination Photography

Sarah & Chris' personal style is all about simple design done well as we found out when we chatted to the couple about how best to represent them in their wedding stationery. As well as snaps of their bridesmaid's dresses, wedding flowers and cake topper they sent over some photos of how they have decorated their home to give us an idea of the things they love. We put all those visuals together to create this clean, elegant design with silver foiled, hand drawn monogram and contemporary typography.

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 This large format welcome sign featuring hand painted lettering lead guests into the celebrations

This large format welcome sign featuring hand painted lettering lead guests into the celebrations

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When couples are lucky enough to have children weddings are so much more than two people coming together, it was really important that Sarah and Chris involved their daughter in the announcement of their marriage and we were honoured to create this portrait of the three of them together for their Save the Date cards.

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Family portrait Save the Date card, photograph by Freckle Photography

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 Order of service booklets with coordinating minimal monogram illustration

Order of service booklets with coordinating minimal monogram illustration

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After saying watching the couple say their 'I do's' at their local church guests were treated to Dan and Wills traditional english ice creams in the church grounds before heading to glamorous Somerford Hall to get the party started.

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Coordinating table plan featuring their bespoke stationery design...

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Sorella Decor styled the venue with punches of vibrant florals and layers of soft fabrics

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... table numbers and place settings also featured their cornflower blue illustrated leaf motif.

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We love the way their pink florals popped against the silver accents that carried throughout Sarah and Chris' wedding decor.

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Elegant. Classy. Traditional... and FUN. What a day! Congratulations guys!

SUPPLIERS
Photographer: Nicola Gough Photography
Reception venue: Somerford Hall
Flowers and chair covers: Sorella Decor
Bouncy castle: A Class Inflatables
Balloons: Telford Balloons
Ice-cream bike: Dan and Wills
Brides dress: Allure Bridal 
Grooms suits: Peter Posh 
Bridesmaid dresses: Davids Bridal and Monsoon 
Make up by Preen Make Up
Hair by Beth Hutton

 

REAL WEDDING // Cara & Dan - Cycling celebration on Rutland waters

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Cara and Dan's beautifully bespoke wedding day can only be described as... EPIC! Keep scrolling to see highlights from their celebration, we promise you won't be disappointed.
Photography by Red on Blonde Photography.

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Cara and Dan found some really awesome ways to incorporate their love of cycling into their wedding day; one of which was the illustrated wedding stationery suite we designed for the couple. We mixed a modern portrait featuring Cara and Dan tandem cycling with deco inspired font to create their fun wedding invitation, here it is framed up in their home.

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...we also designed this custom sign to welcome guests to the party.

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Cara and Dan said their 'I dos' at the breathtaking Normanton Church with views of the reservoir, a string quartet and their nearest and dearest singing their hearts out.

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Order of Service sheets featuring details of their wedding ceremony and lyrics for their guests when it was time to sing.

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Brass band Das Brass led guests in a procession to board the Rutland Belle for a boat trip to the wedding reception. 

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The rest of their stationery included table names, menus and cards for this vintage penny farthing table plan featuring their custom illustrated flowers.

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We are so honoured to have played a part in making Cara & Dan's big day, and what an amazing day it was! Congratulations guys!

If you would like to work with us to create your vision for your wedding day just get in touch to talk about your wedding stationery - hello@dearlybeloveddesign.co.uk

SUPPLIERS
Photography by Red on Blonde Photography
Stationery by us Dearly Beloved
Sailcloth tent by Shades
Flowers by Violets and Velvet
Make up by Hannah Dora
Hair by Alison Jenner
Brass band: Das Brass
String Quartet: Highly Strung
Boat trip: Rutland Belle

REAL WEDDING // Sara & Sarah - Swallows & Amazons inspired Salcombe celebration

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We are thrilled to be sharing this joyful wedding day! Abi met with Sara & Sarah back in the wintery months of last year to begin planning their bespoke stationery, seeing these beautiful shots of their big day by Emma Barrow has brought the biggest smile to our faces. We just know you're going to love seeing how they made their celebration their own, keep on scrolling for love, laughter and a whole lot of inspiration...

 We created this vintage map style invitation postcard. See more  here ...

We created this vintage map style invitation postcard. See more here...

 ... and the matching RSVP cards featured a homage to the Swallows and Amazons flags

... and the matching RSVP cards featured a homage to the Swallows and Amazons flags

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Arthur Ransome's 'Swallows and Amazons' was the starting point for this couple's invitation design. Sara & Sarah sent us the original map illustration and we also looked at some of the newer versions of the vintage book covers to influence their design. We decided on a mix of watercolour painting and digital drawing with a little pirate twist for their postcard style invitations and RSVP  cards.

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Fern filled botanical florals were cerated by Holly Bee Flowers

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 Sara & Sarah loved how their pirate map style wedding invites turned out so much they decided to get a large format version printed up as a decorative sign

Sara & Sarah loved how their pirate map style wedding invites turned out so much they decided to get a large format version printed up as a decorative sign

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It was really important to this super couple that their coastal hometown Salcombe played a big part in their wedding day; as well as hosting their celebration at seafront venue the Salcombe Harbour Hotel Sara & Sarah led their guests through the town and aboard The Rivermaid for a mini cruise before partying the night away.

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 We designed pennant style table names, white for the Swallows and black for the Amazons in keeping with the wedding invitation illustration.

We designed pennant style table names, white for the Swallows and black for the Amazons in keeping with the wedding invitation illustration.

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 The magnificent naked cake was created by  Edible Essence  and decorated with natural ferns and figs and other fruit, the finishing touch was a couple of cute lego brides as cake toppers. 

The magnificent naked cake was created by Edible Essence and decorated with natural ferns and figs and other fruit, the finishing touch was a couple of cute lego brides as cake toppers. 

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Check out more from the suppliers that helped create their day...

SUPPLIERS
Stationery: Dearly Beloved
Venue: Salcombe Harbour Hotel
Photography: Emma Barrow Photography
DJ: Silent Discomania
Flower children: H&M and Rocco Clothing
Bouquet: Holly-Bee Flowers
Cake: Edible Essence
Dress: Alice Temperley
Hair Stylist: Yvonne Schmidt
Pizza: South Devon Pizza Company
Sweet Station: Cranch's Sweetshop 
Boat hire: The Rivermaid

The summer sale is on over at notonthehighstreet.com

Summer is our FAVOURITE time of year and we are feeling like treating all our lovely followers. Head over to our notonthehighstreet.com store to pick up some amazing deals for your celebration! 

It would be rude not to, right? Enjoy!

REAL WEDDING: Chris & James - Taking centre stage...

Chris and James planned an awesome, personal wedding at the stunning exclusive use country house Pendrell Hall; if you're looking for some no nonsense advice from a couple that have been there then read on...

Keep track of what you've got and what you want, including budget and when payments are due - the more things you have written down out of your head, the less you have to try and remember

It might sound like a given but getting details out of your head and onto paper will give you the space you need to make those all important decisions. So... cocktails or prosecco?

Do things in advance to avoid disappointment, if there is a certain thing you want at the wedding i.e pianist, research and get it booked!

We love this one, once you have the budget and wedding date sorted start getting in touch with suppliers. It might seem like you need to have all the details ironed out before you book the creative folk you need to make your celebration happen, but we are always happy to chat to couples. Let's talk about the style of stationery you would like; we start work on the designs while you nail down the finer details. We can save your designs and give you a couple of weeks to decide on the final timings etc, just get back in touch when you're ready and we'll send everything to print once you know what time the party gets started.

The highlight...

Seeing all our friends and family in one place having the most amazing time, all to celebrate our relationship together. Seeing people laughing, crying, dancing, singing and just simply having so much fun meant the world to us and brought us the upmost amount of joy. We can remember both taking a moment during our wedding breakfast to look out across the room and take in all the faces of happiness chatting away to people they might not have even met before.

Don't be afraid to change your mind, it's a once in a lifetime day so it is important to get it right!

As well as a bespoke portrait Chris and James added a fun theme for their wedding day stationery inspired by their love of West End musicals.

Musicals are our joint hobby, we love nothing more than going to the theatre and taking in a great show - it is what makes us so happy. We wanted to bring that into our special day as it is what people know us for, so we ensured all the table names were named after our favourite musicals, made the favours linked to the table name and also ensured lots of the songs from various musicals were played. We walked down the aisle to 'Can you feel the love tonight' from the Lion King so we ensured the theme ran throughout the whole day. We loved bringing to life our passion for musicals including the fabulous table plan!

 Photo by Faye Ford Photography

Photo by Faye Ford Photography

Thanks so much to Chris and James for sharing a little of what made their wedding day special - Congratulations guys!

Personalised signs for your wedding day!

We have just launched two brand new designs over on our notonthehighstreet.com store!
Let your guests know your wedding day timeline and where they need to be throughout the festivities with these stylish wedding day signs.

 Personalised Order Of The Day Wedding Sign available on  notonthehighstreet.com

Personalised Order Of The Day Wedding Sign available on notonthehighstreet.com

 Graphic Floral Wedding Table Plan available on  notonthehighstreet.com

Graphic Floral Wedding Table Plan available on notonthehighstreet.com

Featuring graphic floral illustrations and customised to suit any colour scheme these coordinating Order of the Day and Table Plan signs are mounted onto A2 (594 x 420mm) sized foam board.

Simply let us know the details of your big day and your preferred colour scheme and we'll create personalised decorations for your celebration.

Photography by Freckle Photography

MEET CLARE ELIZABETH KILGOUR

Every once and a while we like to feature a friend of Dearly Beloved, today we introduce florist, jewellery designer and all round talented lady Clare Elizabeth Kilgour.

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Clare works with the most ethical materials she can including eco silver, brass, wood, locally sourced flowers and even found botanicals.

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Although known for her beautifully wild bridal bouquets and charming buttonholes Clare has a diverse portfolio including more alternative creations such as flower crowns and floral jewellery.

We had been admiring Clare's florals for a while now and so when the time came for us to choose someone to create the floral arrangements for our wedding day she was the perfect choice. 

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Abi: "She created all of our wedding flowers including a beautiful mantelpiece garland which we said our vows in front of; we didn't really have a solid plan of the flowers we wanted her to use but when I picked up my bouquet I can honestly say it just "felt like me" - 100% nailed it!"

JEWELLERY

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How amazing are the floral jewellery pieces Clare creates? See more over on her site

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UNIT FIFTEEN is not only home to Clare's personal studio but also a creative hub for jewellery, glass and mix media design. When she's not working on personal commission she offers out her awesome space for open access hire for Jewellery, mix media processes , lamp working torches and a glass finishing too. You can find a list of what's on here

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Photo by Lucy Savage

Here's Abi's very own memory necklace, set with the real petal confetti from our wedding day. Thanks so much Clare!

REAL WEDDING // OUR WEDDING DAY - DEARLY BELOVED GET HITCHED

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One of the absolute highlights of 2017 was when we tied the knot, it was genuinely one of the best days we have ever had; we were lucky enough to be surrounded by the people we love for a whole weekend of celebrating and vowing to be best friends forever in our home town of Plymouth.

From beginning to end the whole weekend was about love, laughter and family and we just had the most beautiful time. EMBRACE the traditions you love and DITCH the ones you don't and above all else HAVE FUN.

We really wanted to follow the advice we give to other couples to not get bogged down with conventions that didn't suit us for our wedding; in so many ways our wedding was beautifully traditional, but we loved adding a couple of touches to keep it feeling like "us" (including a few feminist twists).

Photography by our talented friend Emma from Freckle Photography

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We kicked off the weekend with a tiny legal wedding ceremony followed by champagne by the sea and an intimate dinner with our immediate families.

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It was really important to us to get married at somewhere that meant something to us, since Plymouth has been such a huge part of our story we really wanted to get married in our hometown and it definitely had to be by the sea.

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Our flowers were created by florist and jewellery designer Clare Elizabeth Kilgour, who did an amazing job. We love the wild natural shapes she creates with her arrangements; we really left it up to her to create whatever she wanted, they just turned out beautifully.

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 Abi wore earrings by East London designer  Wolf & Moon

Abi wore earrings by East London designer Wolf & Moon

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We both really wanted to feel comfortable and like the best version of ourselves on our wedding day... Ben wore his trusty Next navy wool 3 piece suit (that he already owned and always feels good in) with a mustard gold knitted skinny tie and white shirt; he also wore cufflinks stamped with with coordinates to Portminster Beach, St Ives (where we filmed our wedding announcement/engagement video) and a custom tie clip both from designer maker Copper Poppy found on Etsy.

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We didn't have a formal wedding party with bridesmaids and groomsmen but instead had our immediate family walk down the aisle with us and stand by our side while we said our vows. Our sisters wore a white dress of their choice with a flower corsage and our brothers and nephew wore blue suits and light gold knitted skinny ties.

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Abi: I knew two things before I even tried anything on ...that a traditional white dress just wouldn't feel right and that I wanted a cape! I wanted to be comfortable but still like the sassiest version of myself! Dressmaker Ailsa Munro created a wide legged jumpsuit for me with a floor length cape and rose gold leather flower detail on the shoulders. In the evening I slipped into a backless rose gold full sequin dress for dancing.

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Our official wedding began the day after with a ceremony at Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard. Primarily an art gallery and artist studio space weddings are new to Ocean Studios and we were overjoyed to be the first couple to tie the knot in such a beautiful spot. We both really love the aesthetic of honest spaces that still have the charm of their original purpose, the whole of RWY is made up of old Navy buildings and Ocean Studios just had the right feel, both historical and industrial, so many of our guests commented on how it space "was SO us". We hired holiday apartments at Royal William Yard and spent the whole weekend there with our close family and friends.

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In terms of colour scheme we weren't worried about things "matching" but wanted to blend colours and styles that were right for the spaces we were in. We had lots of different golds, yellows, coppers and oranges with touches of pink and red and blue as an accent colour. We also collected over 70 glass bottles and jars of all different shapes and sizes, including Plymouth Gin bottles which Clare Kilgour filled with flowers.

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The wedding stationery we designed featured mid century inspired illustrations of birds and florals and hand drawn modern calligraphy; it was important to us to design the stationery together and so Ben drew the illustrations and Abi created the lettering. 

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We really wanted our wedding ceremony to be a celebration of us and our families coming together; we wrote the ceremony ourselves with the guidance of Abi's parents church Pastor who conducted the ceremony. Instead of hymns we sang motown songs such as 'Let's Stay Together' by Al Green and 'Higher and higher' by Jackie Wilson; we had a sand ceremony in which we mixed together sand from Jamaica and Cyprus (places important to our families' history) to symbolise our union; we also had had a ring warming where before we exchanged rings they were passed around all of our guests so that they could place well wishes upon them.

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After our ceremony we celebrated with homemade cocktails and canapés...

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The canapés included lots of olives, sun dried tomatoes and humous, and Abi's Mom's infamous spicy fried chicken.

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One of the traditions we broke was to give our wedding speech together, after all we had just vowed to spend the rest of our lives together, why not start with the speech.

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Ben's twin sister Lucy and her husband are musicians in Royal Marines Band and they played us into our reception at The Loft with a surprise rendition of some of our favourite songs on clarinet and ukulele, they included a few that had featured in our ceremony and Ben's late Grannie's favourite song. It was so special to us and a definite highlight of the day. 

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We had planned a surprise evening boat trip before our reception but when the time came around the sea was pretty rough and we had to abandon our plans - It just goes to show you can't plan for everything and you just have to "go with the flow" and everyone still had a wonderful time. After a delicious Caribbean wedding breakfast catered by Mama Rita's Afro Caribbean Pot we danced the night away to live music from 8 piece funk and soul band Freshly Squeezed.

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Our beautiful wedding cakes were baked by our amazing friend Abbi and Ben's fabulous big sister Rebecca (look out GBBO2019!)

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WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS
Having Pastor Cassius conduct our wedding ceremony will always be so important to us, the whole ceremony was very personal and an absolute joy from beginning to end, we just couldn't stop smiling. Walking down the aisle with our families; Ben chose to be given away by his Mum and Abi was given away by her Dad. Walking into our reception in such a special way ...AND we also had glitter confetti cannons which was pretty incredible.

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TOP PLANNING TIPS
Just do what makes you happy! There were many moments when people told us "you can't do that - it's a wedding!" You have to wear a dress, you can't see each other on the morning of the wedding, you should get married in a church... Many of our guests commented that it was the best wedding they had ever been to (which is just so amazing to hear) from beginning to end the whole weekend was about love, laughter and family and we just had the most beautiful time. At the end of the day a wedding is a celebration of you both and your lives coming together, EMBRACE the traditions you love and DITCH the ones you don't and above all else HAVE FUN.

SUPPLIERS
Photography - Freckle Photography

Intimate legal wedding day
Bride's dress - Oliver Bonas
Groom's suit - Ben Sherman
Venue - Plymouth Hoe & Plymouth Registry Office

Wedding celebration day
Bride's jumpsuit and cape - Ailsa Munro
Bride's jewellery - Wolf & Moon
Groom's suit - Next
Venue - Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard & The Loft, Sutton Harbour
Flowers - Clare Elizabeth Kilgour
Catering - Mama Rita's Afro Caribbean Pot
Band - Freshly Squeezed

 

VALENTINE'S SPECIAL // REAL WEDDING // Our wedding stationery

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Back in September 2017 we, Dearly Beloved, tied the knot! It was such as joyful process planning our big day but we would lying if we said that it wasn't a little nerve wracking deciding on what style of stationery to create for our wedding. We wanted to follow our own advice and create artwork that we felt represented us as a teaser of our overall celebration; it turns out once we decided on colour scheme and our little birds illustration everything else fell into place. Photography by Emma from Freckle Photography

 Our Order of service booklet was the perfect place to add a personal thank you to our friends and family along with the details for our wedding ceremony and lyrics to our chosen songs for guests to join in the celebration.  (Stay tuned to see more from our wedding day very soon... Abi's jumpsuit and cape -  Ailsa Munro , Ben's suit -  Next , Flowers -  Clare Elizabeth Kilgour,  Venue -  Ocean Studios )

Our Order of service booklet was the perfect place to add a personal thank you to our friends and family along with the details for our wedding ceremony and lyrics to our chosen songs for guests to join in the celebration.

(Stay tuned to see more from our wedding day very soon... Abi's jumpsuit and cape - Ailsa Munro, Ben's suit - Next, Flowers - Clare Elizabeth Kilgour, Venue - Ocean Studios)

The autumnal colour scheme included copper foil and plenty of mustard, orange and gold, and with our illustrated birds making frequent appearances across the suite all our visuals had an element of fun.

 TOP TIP - Order of the Day signs are a great way to fill guests in on what's happening when so they can enjoy the day (without wondering what time dinner is served :) )

TOP TIP - Order of the Day signs are a great way to fill guests in on what's happening when so they can enjoy the day (without wondering what time dinner is served :) )

 Our wedding invitations featured copper foiled invitations, an information card with more details about the day and a small RSVP card.

Our wedding invitations featured copper foiled invitations, an information card with more details about the day and a small RSVP card.

One thing we knew is that it was really important for us to collaborate, Ben created the overall mid century inspired graphics and then Abi re-created Ben's floral motif in her signature brush pen along with some hand painted lettering for the wedding day signage.

 As an extra special touch we included envelope liners featuring Ben's retro floral pattern.

As an extra special touch we included envelope liners featuring Ben's retro floral pattern.

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We decided it really wasn't too important to us that everything matched perfectly (we're not a perfect kinda couple) but more that our stationery suited the historic, rustic and "a little rough around the edges" feel of the space we were all set to be married in.

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 Using one of our favourite photographs we designed these thank you cards so that we could get back in touch after the party and thank everyone for being a part of the BEST DAY EVER!

Using one of our favourite photographs we designed these thank you cards so that we could get back in touch after the party and thank everyone for being a part of the BEST DAY EVER!

Happy Valentine's Day for tomorrow everyone! Remember to show your love not just today, or on your wedding day, but everyday!

With love,
The Asletts

Interested in this look for your wedding celebration? Just get in touch with us hello@dearlybeloveddesign.co.uk

NEW PRODUCT // TIGER TEA PARTY

The tiger that came to tea! Introducing our brand new children's birthday party invitations - Tiger Tea Party Children's Birthday Invitations. Available exclusively via our notonthehighstreet.com store.

Personalised with your child's name and age, at special request we can also edit the colour scheme to match their favourite colour.

Musical statues anyone?

Big style for little people

  Dog And Plane Personalised Children's Room Print  - £35, unframed, sized 8 x 10 inches

Dog And Plane Personalised Children's Room Print - £35, unframed, sized 8 x 10 inches

We are really excited to share a brand new product today! Personalised to suit your little one, we have created some stylish illustrated prints especially for kids favourite spaces.

  Happy Rainy Days Personalised Children's Room Print  - £35, unframed, sized 8 x 10 inches

Happy Rainy Days Personalised Children's Room Print - £35, unframed, sized 8 x 10 inches

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These retro inspired prints are created in house, developed from Ben's fun illustrations; now we have the prints up online it's great to look back through sketchbooks and see how the idea developed. We wanted to create stylish, gender neutral designs that celebrated some of the simple things that kids love to do. These two designs are the first couple of bedroom signs available from our notonthehighstreet.com store - Personalised with your child's name, and customised for any gender and race. 

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Happy Monday everyone! Enjoy your week!

Real wedding // Ashley & Sean - Poppies & sunshine in Santa Barbara

We're kicking of 2018 with this out of this world wedding day! Ashley and Sean tied the knot in August 2017 with a weekend long Santa Barbara celebration. Their wedding ceremony was hosted at Santa Barbara Zoo; filled with lush greenery, pops of vibrant colour and hand painted finishing touches from us. Wedding day photography by Twin Lens

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Ashley and Sean chose to add their own special touch to our Nautical Collection  read on to see more...

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The bride's flawless gown was designed by Lihi Hod Bridal

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These beautiful blooms were created by Santa Barbara based florist Ella & Louie; we just love the natural colours and wild arrangement.

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We personalised our Nautical Collection with painted California Poppies to suit this awesome couple.

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These stunning shots were captured by fellow creative couple Twin Lens. Here's what they had to say about their photography...

We photograph together, each one using our unique eye and visual style. The result is a stunning narrative of your wedding day. 
Photographing a wedding allows us to document a pivotal day in two peoples' lives. The day is filled with subtle and overwhelming moments that, when captured well, are the authentic and visual documentation of real life.

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With the help of their planners Wild Heart Events, who sum up their style perfectly as "weddings for gypsy souls", Ashley & Sean created a stunning tablescape for their guests. Vintage items hired from Otis & Pearl

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For the perfect end to an awesome day guests danced the night away to the sounds of LA boutique DJ collective Love Tempo, and doesn't it look like they had a blast!

Happy New Year everyone! Here's hoping your year is filled with as much joy as this stunning celebration!

Created with the same care and attention as our bespoke designs the Dearly Beloved Collections are a series of wedding stationery suites ready to be printed for your celebration. Simply choose your design and we can customise with your names, details and even edit to match your wedding colours. Handmade in the Dearly beloved studio this design was created by painting artist paper with deep blue ink and ripping into ocean waves.

SUPPLIERS

Photography by Twin Lens Images 
Venue - Santa Barbara Zoo 
Stationery - Our Nautical Collection customised with bespoke painted California Poppies
Wedding planners - Wild Heart Events with the help of Rincon Events from Santa Barbara Zoo
Wedding gown - Lihi Hod Bridal
Florist - Ella & Louie
DJ - Love Tempo
Make up artist - Jolie Beauty
Vintage items hired from Otis & Pearl

Two shoots, two looks, one team...

Night and Day, Ying and Yang, Light and Dark - We joined forces with this team of creative wedding suppliers to create not one but two inspirational looks.

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Working at the same venue, the stunning Orangery at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park in coastal Cornwall, on the same day and even using the same model we styled two completely different wedding looks. The first a moody woodland look filled with deep blues, edgy make up and a little leather; the second a fresh faced bride with blush florals, mint green watercolour stationery and plenty of rose gold sequins.

DARK

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 Our  Quartz Watercolour collection  is available in any colour

Our Quartz Watercolour collection is available in any colour

 Dress: Amy by Milamira from  Rock the Frock  stockist  The Wedding Hub

Dress: Amy by Milamira from Rock the Frock stockist The Wedding Hub

Here's what photographer Agata had to say about how the shoot came together... "It's really important to me as a photographer to reflect my couple's personality on their wedding day; couples spend months (sometimes years!) planning their celebration and so I feel like it's my job to ensure they not only have beautiful memories but that when they look back at their photos they see an essence of their own personal style in their wedding photographs. We're all passionate about taking couple's vision and creating the perfect big day for them and so we wanted to show how just how versatile we are as creative professionals; the two shoots are literally inspired by opposites - Night and Day, Ying and Yang, Light and Dark"

 Flowers snd stunning tablescape by  The Secret Garden Flowers

Flowers snd stunning tablescape by The Secret Garden Flowers

 New to our Quartz Watercolour collection is this menu design.

New to our Quartz Watercolour collection is this menu design.

 Transforming this collection with a deep midnight blue wash really changes up the look of the collection

Transforming this collection with a deep midnight blue wash really changes up the look of the collection

 This copper creation was baked by  The Little Lark Cake Company

This copper creation was baked by The Little Lark Cake Company

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For the darker look we wanted to speak to brides who break the mould and who might not feel represented in the softer looks they see in wedding magazines. We actually used the same stationery collection (Quartz Watercolour) in both looks but chose a strong midnight blue for the edgier bride. We can imagine brides who are a little more alternative rocking their favourite boots under their wedding dress – still feeling like themselves, but the best version of themselves on their big day.

 April Wagner styled the models hair into this awesome faux mohawk

April Wagner styled the models hair into this awesome faux mohawk

LIGHT

For the Light shoot we were inspired by the traditional English garden at Mount Edgcumbe, we imagined a couple who loved Spring time and fresh dewy colours, what was beautiful on the day was to see how the Light concept was reflected in the soft feminine style of the boho dress from The Wedding Hub, and the rose gold sequins really added a modern punch to the overall look.

 Sequin tablecloths and chair decorations from  The Pretty Accessory  added the finishing touch to the tablescape

Sequin tablecloths and chair decorations from The Pretty Accessory added the finishing touch to the tablescape

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 Delicate dewy make up by  Gem Ryder MUA

Delicate dewy make up by Gem Ryder MUA

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Love any of these looks? Contact the suppliers below for more information on what we can do for your wedding celebration

Photography - UpArt Photography
Stationery - Dearly Beloved
Make up artist - Gem Ryder MUA
Hair stylist - April Wagner from Wags Hair and Beauty
Florist - The Secret Garden Flowers
Cake - Little Lark Cakes
Light wedding dress - Bouret Boho Dress from Rock the Frock stockist The Wedding Hub
Dark wedding dress - Amy by Milamira from Rock the Frock stockist The Wedding Hub
Sequin tablecloths - The Pretty Accessory
Venue - The Orangery at Mount Edgcumbe

COLOUR

A celebration of COLOUR.

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Let's talk about big white weddings... While they are absolutely stunning, they just aren't for everyone. There are so many engaged couples out there who struggle to plan their wedding because they just don't see themselves in the pages of the big magazines. It's easy to get overwhelmed with nerves about how to style their big day because some traditions just don't suit them; your wedding can and should be a reflection of everything you love (how often do you get to throw the party of a lifetime and celebrate your love for each other?) Make it all about you!

 These  Frock The HIghstreet  jumpsuits are a stunning choice for an alternative wedding outfit. 

These Frock The HIghstreet jumpsuits are a stunning choice for an alternative wedding outfit. 

For this mini styled shoot by Margo R Photography she was influenced by a couple of different things; Solange's iconic wedding bicycle and afro hairstyle and bold, vibrant colours and geometric shapes. 

Check out our Pinterest board: COLOUR for more inspiration for modern couples... Relaxed yet glamorous, contemporary yet elegant, vibrant and above all else FUN. 

 Margo featured our  Eastern Glamour wedding stationery  and flowers by  Clare Kilgour  for extra kicks of colour.

Margo featured our Eastern Glamour wedding stationery and flowers by Clare Kilgour for extra kicks of colour.

Your wedding celebration really can be everything you want to be. 

Floristry - Clare Elizabeth Kilgour Floristry & Jewellery Design
Stationery - Dearly Beloved
Photography - Margo R Photography

We are finalists!

 We are overjoyed to be Finalists in the 2018 Wedding Stationery category of the South West Wedding Awards. Thank you very much to all the couples that voted for us - What an honour!  Find out more about the awards  here

We are overjoyed to be Finalists in the 2018 Wedding Stationery category of the South West Wedding Awards. Thank you very much to all the couples that voted for us - What an honour!

Find out more about the awards here

Winter Wedding Inspiration at Dartington Hall

Winter berries, armfuls of foliage and a little sparkle... Today we share Christmas wedding inspiration at the beautiful Devonshire house, Dartington Hall. Based on the edge of Totnes, this atmospheric venue was the perfect setting for a winter wedding styled shoot. 

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Christmas always feels like such a beautiful time of the year but it can be one of the trickiest to style tastefully. This stationery is one of our newest designs, featuring hand drawn lettering and subtle floral and berry illustrations it's a great choice for couples planning Yuletide nuptials.

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 Beautiful baking was created by duo  Two Ginger Nuts .

Beautiful baking was created by duo Two Ginger Nuts.

 We are so in love with these natural British florals created by  Native Flower Farm .

We are so in love with these natural British florals created by Native Flower Farm.

 Model Abbi's mermaid locks were styled by by  April Wagner .

Model Abbi's mermaid locks were styled by by April Wagner.

 If sequins aren't your thing then there's nothing better than natural wood.

If sequins aren't your thing then there's nothing better than natural wood.

 Sophisticated gowns from  Truly Delightful  based in Totnes.

Sophisticated gowns from Truly Delightful based in Totnes.

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If you've never tried them S'mores should be the next on your list of American traditions to taste, think marshmallows toasted over an open fire and smushed in between biscuit with a layer (or two) of chocolate - Erm, yes please! Proper Job Parties hire out their portable S'mores bar for the ultimate winter sweet treat at weddings and events.

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Get in touch to celebrate your love with our Winter wedding stationery collection - hello@dearlybeloveddesign.co.uk

Photography by UpArt Photography
Stationery by us, Dearly Beloved
Venue - Dartington Hall
Wedding cake - Two Ginger Nuts
Wedding gowns from Truly Delightful
Flowers by Native Flower Farm
Make up by Gemma Ryder
Hair stylist - April Wagner
Sequin tablecloths - Pudding Bride & The Pretty Accessory
S'mores bar - Proper Job Parties
Model - Abbi Jackson

 

Sunset elegance at The Duke

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It's lovely to see our Flora and Fauna Collection featured in this sunset shoot. As part of their inspirational evening for engaged couples The Duke of Cornwall Hotel (with the help from some awesome Devon based wedding suppliers) created this soft yet luxurious wedding look. We edited our Flora and Fauna collection to coordinate with the navy and peach colour scheme; we're loving how elegant it looks in a toned down palette, especially next to the pretty sweet treats hand made by Cut Me Off A Slice.

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Thanks so much to The Duke for featuring our Flora and Fauna wedding collection in their Mini Collection styled shoot and to UpArt Photography for the lovely snaps. See more from the shoot over on this week's Wed Magazine Bridal Buzz.

Venue - The Duke of Cornwall Hotel 
Photographer - UpArt Photography 
Stationery created by us, Dearly Beloved
Cake and favours - Cut Me Off A Slice 
Venue Styling - Come2gether Weddings
Bride's Dress - Rock The Frock @ The Wedding Hub 
Hair Stylist - Fox House Retreat 
Make-up Artist - Maisie Brookes 
Lighting - Imattination 
Models - Mark and Philippa Bowden

REAL WEDDING // Parisa & Luke - Country charm and colourful florals at Huntsham Court

It was about a year ago that we first heard from Parisa & Luke who asked us to create a bespoke wedding stationery suite for them; now that they are husband and wife we are super excited to share their rustic, colourful and oh so beautiful wedding at Huntsham Court. 

 All wedding day photography by  Joshua Gooding Photography

All wedding day photography by Joshua Gooding Photography

 Wedding invitations photographed by  Freckle Photography

Wedding invitations photographed by Freckle Photography

 Wedding venue - Huntsham Court

Wedding venue - Huntsham Court

Parisa and Luke chose this stunning exclusive use country house in Devon for their weekend long celebration and filled it with tonnes of flowers, all their favourite people and a whole lot of love.

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 It's always lovely to see our designs mixed with couples' own DIY elements like this world map table plan and the wedding menu we designed for the couple.

It's always lovely to see our designs mixed with couples' own DIY elements like this world map table plan and the wedding menu we designed for the couple.

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Huge congratulations to Parisa & Luke!

NEW DESIGNS ARE ON THE WAY...

Here is the very first of our brand new wedding stationery designs - Herb Garden

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Now that our own wedding is done and dusted we are squirrelling away in the studio making new and exciting things. We want to keep our designs looking fresh and so our Collections are going to get a makeover - If there's anything you love and you don't want to see it go let us know :) Available on notonthehighstreet.com Product code: 741242