Matt & Abbi - Custom made illustrated portrait

dearly beloved custom illustrated portrait abbi and matt

We surprised our buddies Matt and Abbi with their very own Dearly Beloved portrait this weekend! It was Abbi's birthday and we thought it would make the perfect gift! It was actually really nerve wracking as normally our couples get to see the artwork before printing, luckily they love it as much as we loved making it! 

"We love it so much, it captured us so well... Something this personal will have a place in our home forever."

Abbi loves stars, everything from her scarves to her furniture usually have a sneaky star pattern, to make it that extra bit special we decided to replace the usual florals with a constellation border!

Meet Jessica Charleston

Photograph by  Albert Palmer

Photograph by Albert Palmer

Based in Bath Jessica Charleston designs beautiful, bespoke wedding gowns; we love the modern shapes featured in her designs and we know you will too. As the dresses she creates are truly couture she actually handcrafts each dress not once but twice; once as a toile prototype and then, only when she has perfected the pattern to fit your body perfectly does she create your wedding dress in the fabrics of your choice.

Photograph by  Andrea Pennington

Photograph by Andrea Pennington

Photograph by  Albert Palmer

Photograph by Albert Palmer

Photograph by  Andrea Pennington

Photograph by Andrea Pennington

"I believe a wedding dress should be unique to you, your style and your wedding. From my shop in Bath I make couture wedding dresses tailored to fit perfectly and designed with you to be your perfect wedding dress."

Recently we worked with Jessica to create an illustration inspired by the recent Paper, Scissors, Stone collection. This bespoke project was a wonderful challenge; initially we created a whimsical image in the style of our custom portraits. However, interpreting the vision of our client is something we do best and after speaking to Jessica it was clear a softer more feminine painting was better suited to her brand.  

Photograph by  Freckle  

Photograph by Freckle 

Photograph by  Andrea Pennington

Photograph by Andrea Pennington

Our initial ink drawing

Our initial ink drawing

Final illustration by  Dearly Beloved  for Jessica Charleston

Final illustration by Dearly Beloved for Jessica Charleston

Here is the final image, a painterly fashion illustration in the steely colour palette requested by Jessica; it was so much fun getting messy with inks and painting this image!

Pop into Jessica's at her boutique in London Street, Bath and see her wonderful gowns for yourself, we are also offering all of Jessica's brides an exclusive 20% off our stationery design services.

Signed, sealed, delivered...

Just packaged up our latest commission for another awesome couple. Love the nervous excitement of sending off our work, this time we have designed place settings, invitations and menus. The couple loved the invitation design so much they have even had it printed up as poster size artwork for their home together. 

A package from Dearly Beloved could be landing on your doorstep, just contact us - hello@dearlybeloveddesign.co.uk

Drawing bridal beauties!

It's far too chilly to venture outside so I am hibernating with my sketchbook and a cuppa! Today I fancied painting some bohemian brides sporting floral crowns.

Why not use a portrait of you and your beau to decorate your wedding? Email us a photo of you and your significant other and we can create a custom illustration for your wedding invitations.