REAL WEDDING // Bethan & Peter - Bringing Peru to Cornwall

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Bethan and Peter tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony at the leafy Boconnoc Estate in Cornwall. After choosing our hand painted collection Quartz Watercolour Wash, this awesome couple added their own personal touches with a soft shade of green and illustrated animals from the place they met - Peru. Read on as we chat to bride Bethan about their big day…

“Remember to have fun, it should be a fun experience planning your dream day.”

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Describe your wedding just in three words.
Best day ever!

Quartz Watercolour Wash Save the Date, Invitation and RSVP card  alongside illustrated map by close friend of Bethan and Peter -  Hattie

Quartz Watercolour Wash Save the Date, Invitation and RSVP card alongside illustrated map by close friend of Bethan and Peter - Hattie

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Nestled in the picture perfect Cornish countryside the Boconnoc House and Estate is steeped in history with beautiful Georgian details.

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Beautiful hand tied bouquets and floral arrangements by  The Garden Gate Flower Company

Beautiful hand tied bouquets and floral arrangements by The Garden Gate Flower Company

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Bridesmaid dresses were designed by design  Sorella Vita  and purchased from  Puure Bridal  in Lymm.

Bridesmaid dresses were designed by design Sorella Vita and purchased from Puure Bridal in Lymm.

Peter’s stylish blue suit was tailored by  Hawes and Curtis

Peter’s stylish blue suit was tailored by Hawes and Curtis

If you had to choose one highlight from the big day what would it be?
There are so many wonderful memories but definitely meeting Pete after walking down the aisle.

Wedding ceremony conducted by  Cornish Celebrants  who specialise in bespoke ceremonies.

Wedding ceremony conducted by Cornish Celebrants who specialise in bespoke ceremonies.

Do you have any tips for couples in the process of wedding planning?
Don’t get too bogged down with Fashionable  items or the current Fad, stick to classic designs and decor that you can look back on in in years to come. Also try and make it personal and include things that tell your story. Remember to have fun, it should be a fun experience planning your dream day.

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To coordinate with their invitations we created table names, menus and a table plan all featuring the signature green watercolour paint pattern.

To coordinate with their invitations we created table names, menus and a table plan all featuring the signature green watercolour paint pattern.

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As well as cake Bethan and Peter treated their guests to a tower of cheese by the Cornish Gouda Company.

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There were many personal touches in your wedding decor including the illustrations we created for your table names of animals from Peru, what is your connection?
Pete and I actually met in Peru, we were both travelling on a G adventures tour and have been inseparable since. So Peru is a very important part of our story.

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We were honoured that you chose us to create the stationery for your wedding day, what did you enjoy about working with us?
You were amazing, you produce unique, innovative and fun designs that are still beautiful and elegant. Everyone at Dearly Beloved was happy to be creative with our Peru theme and was so quick and efficient. The products were beautiful and excellent quality. We will definitely be using you again.

Bethan’s stunning lace gown is by  Pronovias  and purchased at  Kuntsford Wedding Gallery .

Bethan’s stunning lace gown is by Pronovias and purchased at Kuntsford Wedding Gallery.

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What a day! We just love the way Bethan and Peter personalised one of our collections. Get in touch to chat to us about your wedding ideas hello@dearlybeloveddesign.co.uk

SUPPLIERS
Stationery - Dearly Beloved
Venue - Boconnoc Estate
Photography - Nick Walker
Florist - The Garden Gate Flower Co
Bride’s Dress - Pronovias, Knutsford Wedding Gallery
Groom’s suit - Hawes and Curtis
Bridesmaid Dresses - Sorella Vita, Puure Bride
Celebrant - Cornish Celebrants
Catering - The Round Kitchen 
Cheese Tower - Cornish Gouda Company

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

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

 

REAL WEDDING // Wild flower portrait for Heather, Chris & Iris

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It was a joy to create this illustrated suite for Heather, Chris and their lovely (internet famous) pup Iris.

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We created a whole range of stationery for this awesome couple including custom portrait, an illustrated floral pattern, signage for the big day and a table plan featuring hand drawn herbs to coordinate with their table names.

The herb garden table plan was a beautiful added touch to their celebration featuring hand drawn herb plant illustrations by us.

The herb garden table plan was a beautiful added touch to their celebration featuring hand drawn herb plant illustrations by us.

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For inspiration Heather sent us photographs of the style of her bouquet, it was wonderful to create a personalised pattern for the couple based on the florals that featured on the big day! 

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Here's what Heather had to say about working with us... 
"Absolute 5* service from beginning to end. To be able to convey what I wanted through email and for the team to completely understand and design exactly what it is I wanted baffles me! So talented, friendly and fun to work with. Cannot Thank you enough for the amazing designs for our wedding! We will send photos!"  Heather, May 2017

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SNEAK PREVIEW // Wanderlust Wedding Save the Date

Happy Friday everyone! We just couldn't resist sharing a little peek at one of our latest bespoke projects. This travel inspired luggage label Save the Date is especially close to us as it was created for Abi's brother and his awesome Bride-to-be, due to marry next Spring - HURRAH!

With Ben's digital design skills we created this clean, travel inspired luggage label Save the Date to mark their luxury wedding celebration

With Ben's digital design skills we created this clean, travel inspired luggage label Save the Date to mark their luxury wedding celebration

Becky and Jeremy have a glamorous destination wedding planned on the island of Rhodes and wanted personalised wedding stationery that reflected their love of travel. They had seen a few ideas that incorporated suitcase style tags but we wanted to give them modern a look that felt like their very own airline.

It was so much fun coming up with rubber stamp style details, like the 'Come fly with us' illustration featured on the back of the design.

It was so much fun coming up with rubber stamp style details, like the 'Come fly with us' illustration featured on the back of the design.

We are SO looking forward to their big day (look out for many inevitable pics of Abi weeping in her bridesmaid dress)! The full suite is under wraps at the moment but we can't wait to share more of their 'Wanderlust' wedding stationery very soon!

Greek Island Chic - Perfect Wedding Magazine

Did you spot us in the latest Perfect Wedding Magazine? What a lovely surprise it was when fellow wedding supplier Brooklyn Bridal tagged us in a snapshot of this spread in their "Summer palettes here we come" post on Instagram...

You can see the full Dearly Beloved Nautical collection  here

You can see the full Dearly Beloved Nautical collection here

Modern Spring Time Chic styled shoot

We have joined forces with some wonderful wedding suppliers to bring you this Spring Time Chic styled shoot. Celebrating the finer details of a wedding this inspirational shoot is focused on custom wedding invitations, wild, rustic flowers and a hand painted coordinating cake. This creative collaboration is all about vibrant styling with sweet pastels and modern rose gold tones - perfect couples looking for something a little different!

Wedding Cake by  Edible Essence . Photo by  UpArt Photography

Wedding Cake by Edible Essence. Photo by UpArt Photography

Bouquet created by  Native Flower Farm . Photo by  Grace Elizabeth Photography

Bouquet created by Native Flower Farm. Photo by Grace Elizabeth Photography

“This inspirational styled shoot was a great opportunity to bring together talented Devon wedding suppliers that share our ethos for creative, personalised celebrations” Ben, Dearly Beloved

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Spring Table Decor, Menu by  Dearly Beloved . Photo by  Grace Elizabeth Photography

Spring Table Decor, Menu by Dearly Beloved. Photo by Grace Elizabeth Photography

On the steps of  Devonport Guildhall ... Left to right: Grace from  Grace Elizabeth Photography , Lou from  Devonport Guildhall , Abi from  Dearly Beloved , Jennifer from  Edible Essence , Agata from  UpArt Photography  and Kelly from  Native Flower Farm

On the steps of Devonport Guildhall... Left to right: Grace from Grace Elizabeth Photography, Lou from Devonport Guildhall, Abi from Dearly Beloved, Jennifer from Edible Essence, Agata from UpArt Photography and Kelly from Native Flower Farm

We used the quirky wedding stationery suite we designed for Devonport Guildhall featuring a custom illustration of the historic architecture and colourful florals as a starting point for the shoot. Abi had a wonderful day working collaboratively with the amazing ladies from Edible Essence Cake Art, Native Flower Farm, Grace Elizabeth Photography and UpArt Photography to create contemporary, fun styling!

Save the Date for Devonport Guildhall . Photo by Grace Elizabeth Photography

Save the Date for Devonport Guildhall. Photo by Grace Elizabeth Photography

Table plan ladder by  Dearly Beloved . Photo by  Grace Elizabeth Photography

Table plan ladder by Dearly Beloved. Photo by Grace Elizabeth Photography

Couples tying the knot at this historic, city venue can choose this contemporary stationery collection for their own celebration and even customise the design to match their wedding colour scheme. Contact us for more info!

Dearly Beloved 's Abi in action. Photo by  Grace Elizabeth Photography

Native Flower Farm always uses truly seasonal flowers from their own farm and other local growers in all of their work, all year round. 

"...we knew we needed bright but delicate flowers to highlight and meld all the elements of the scheme into one big beautiful whole. Inspired by what we saw in our fields and the classic flower shapes of Dearly Beloved Guildhall designs, we created a bridal bouquet and table-scape of bright pops and fresh greens in a riotous garden-gathered style with a delicate nod to the elegance of the Regency setting of the Guildhall with our favourite trailing ribbon styling." Kelly, Native Flower Farm

Jenny from  Edible Essence  hand painting the cake's sugarcraft detail. Photo by  Grace Elizabeth Photography

Jenny from Edible Essence hand painting the cake's sugarcraft detail. Photo by Grace Elizabeth Photography

This luxurious cake was created by award winning couture cake designer Edible Essence. Taking inspiration from the the invitation's floral wreath, Jenny from Edible Essence, hand painted this contemporary cake with sugarcraft detail. 

We emulated the illustrated  illustrations  featured on the suite in real life florals. Photo by  Grace Elizabeth Photography

We emulated the illustrated illustrations featured on the suite in real life florals. Photo by Grace Elizabeth Photography

We are swooning at this BEAUTIFUL film of the day, created by Mitch Guy over at Grace Elizabeth Photography!

We were lucky enough to have not one but two photographers capturing products AND behind the scenes images of the suppliers in action. Huge thanks to talented photographer Grace Elizabeth Photography who brought her genuine, story-teller style to the shoot. And also to the lovely Agata from UpArt Photography for her fun photography, passionate approach, friendly direction.

Grace and Mitch - The team at  Grace Elizabeth Photography

Grace and Mitch - The team at Grace Elizabeth Photography

Agata from  UpArt Photography

Read more about the shoot in this awesome feature over at Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

Stationery - Dearly Beloved
Cake - Edible Essence
Flowers - Native Flower Farm
Photography & videography - Grace Elizabeth Photography
Photography - UpArt Photography 
Venue - Devonport Guildhall

Claire & Ollie: Vintage English Riviera

It's amazing to see the bespoke wedding invitations we created for South West couple Claire & Ollie in print! We first met Claire at a vintage inspired craft fair where she picked up one of Abi's illustrations; fast forward a couple of years and we are so happy to still in be touch and working with the couple to help make their big day special! 

We illustrated not one but two wedding invitations featuring a daytime scene for guests attending the full wedding, and the same portrait of the couple, only this time at dusk, for their evening reception guests; both with names in hand painted lettering.

Claire and Ollie are pulling out all the stops with a personal celebration in their home town of Torquay. Inspired by the British seaside, classic fashion of the 1950s and colourful, retro railway posters, we are working on a suite of stationery including Save the Date post cards, invitations, wedding day signage... and... well... you'll just have to stay tuned to find out the rest!