NEW DESIGNS ARE ON THE WAY...

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

Dearly-Beloved_Herb-Garden_Invitation-Collection_v0.2.jpg

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

Dear Little One...

We have been busy working on special designs for celebrating new humans in this big wide world!

From cards to announce new babies and invitations to celebrate their first years we have a whole host of illustrated designs. Check them out here on out notonthehighstreet.com storefront.

Want to celebrate with something a little more gender neutral? Our designs can be edited to colour schemes such as lemon yellow or even a fresh green (for grown ups and little beans who don't like pink and blue).

Personalised prints by Dearly Beloved

Spread some joy with a personalised print!

Along with wedding stationery and greetings cards on our NOTHS storefront you'll find personalised prints. These illustrated prints make great gifts for weddings, engagements, anniversaries or just to let someone know how truly awesome you think they are.

The  'You and me'  personalised print now available on  notonthehighstreet.com

The 'You and me' personalised print now available on notonthehighstreet.com

Each print features names, a special date to remember! This custom made gift would look great in any living space or hung on a bedroom wall.

' Record Playing ' created by Ben in the Dearly Beloved studio, available exclusively on  notonthehighstreet.com

'Record Playing' created by Ben in the Dearly Beloved studio, available exclusively on notonthehighstreet.com

Each illustrated print arrives unframed at 8 x 10 inches (however if you have a frame in mind that's a different size just let us know and we can print to your specifications).

Click here to head to our store and check out the new designs!

Dearly Beloved for Papier

What an awesome start to the new month! We've partnered up with personalised stationery gurus Papier to help them in fulfilling their mission - To inspire people to connect with each other in a more thoughtful way and more often

You can now customise our stationery designs yourself on the  Papier website

You can now customise our stationery designs yourself on the Papier website

Head over to www.papier.com/designers/dearly-beloved to see more of our collaboration! 

NM4 GIVEAWAY WINNER

Last weekend at the Native Makers Summer Market we ran a competition to win either 50 Save the Dates or a custom portrait. Picked at random, the lucky winner is... drumroll please...

Dearly Beloved NM giveaway_FACEBOOK.jpg

Congratulations Jo! We have sent you an email with details of how to claim your prize! Can't wait to hear from you!

We had so much fun meeting Jo and loads of other great people at Native Makers, as always the day was a celebration of super South West makers. Here's a few snaps from the day taken by the talented Dom Moore Photography

Team DB

Team DB

Well done to the whole crew!

Well done to the whole crew!

Custom portraits by Dearly Beloved

Let us illustrate you! We are now offering personalised portraits, simply send us a photo and we can draw you and your love!

Lucy and Ben have kindly let us share these super cute photos of them and their new portrait. We love illustrating characters but getting to recreate real people in our whimsical illustrated style is always especially fun. Our portraits will arrive printed onto artist quality paper (sized 8 x 10 inches) ready for you to frame.

Our artwork really is bespoke, you won't find a single stock illustration in our projects, we draw everything from scratch - Here's a little process video to show you how it's done...

Click here to order your very own custom wedding portrait straight from our shop. You could even treat your favourite couple to a super wedding gift?

 

Handmade Hens: Creative Portraits

Photograph by  Beth Neil

Photograph by Beth Neil

Laura was the first Bride-to-be to take part in our creative workshop, we are super excited to be running Handmade Hen Party sessions at MAKE in sunny Plymouth! In this half a day workshop Abi will teach you simple (but no less awesome) techniques for creating quirky portraits using drawing, collage and hand lettering. If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate with your girls (or guys!) then read on...

Photograph by  Freckle

Photograph by Freckle

Photograph by  Freckle

Photograph by Freckle

So here's what you'll get up to - Hens will join together to make the pages of an illustrated portrait book for the bride, each page becoming a handmade likeness of everyone at the celebration. After the party Abi will use copies of your illustrations to make a handcrafted book and send it to the Bride-to-be as a keepsake of the day!

Photograph by  Beth Neil

Photograph by Beth Neil

Photograph by  Beth Neil

Photograph by Beth Neil

This party is suitable for everyone from absolute drawing novices to crafting masterminds and as part of the Hen Do MAKE at 140 provide a super tasty high tea, with gluten free and vegan options. 

Photo by  Dom Moore

Photo by Dom Moore

(At Laura's party we had a selection of delicious treats, I dare you to resist the Almond Chocolate Brownie!) Although the cafe does not have a license to serve cocktails feel free to bring along some bubbly - it's a party after all!

Photograph by  Beth Neil

Photograph by Beth Neil

Photograph by  Beth Neil

Photograph by Beth Neil

Laura chose to make her portrait out of the same fabric she used to sew her favourite dress! How cool is that? If you have any material that holds a special memory then bring it along! 

Cost: £29.50 per person or £42 per person with high tea (materials provided)
Venue: MAKE AT 140 Vauxhall Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 0DF

To book call Lizzy at MAKE on 01752 600130
Got questions? Talk to Abi from Dearly Beloved - Call 07731368329 or email us
 

Ed & Zoe - Country Farm Florals

We were thrilled when Zoe got in touch with us before Christmas after spotting our designs on Instagram; the couple are planning a fun marquee celebration on their parents farm and asked us to create a collection to suit the laid back style of the day.

We created a portrait, hand painted lettering and a couple of fun floral patterns for their invitation, RSVP and information cards.

Get in touch if you would like your very own wedding portrait! 

5 things we love for 2016

5. Rifle Paper Co.

Evelina Journal   Rifle Paper Co. has a beautiful collection stationery and artwork, Abi's favourite is this journal featuring the signature Rifle bold, floral pattern.

Evelina Journal 
Rifle Paper Co. has a beautiful collection stationery and artwork, Abi's favourite is this journal featuring the signature Rifle bold, floral pattern.

4. Miscellaneous Adventures

Great Outdoors Embroidered Patch   Miscellaneous Adventures are on a mission to combine creativity with outdoor living; their site is a great source of inspiration with everything from great products to delicious recipes to try on your next camping trip!

Great Outdoors Embroidered Patch 
Miscellaneous Adventures are on a mission to combine creativity with outdoor living; their site is a great source of inspiration with everything from great products to delicious recipes to try on your next camping trip!

3. Orla Kiely

Cou Cou Gathered Day Dress   The Spring Summer 2016 Collection by Orla Kiely is a pattern lovers dream, feminine but not too sickly sweet

Cou Cou Gathered Day Dress 
The Spring Summer 2016 Collection by Orla Kiely is a pattern lovers dream, feminine but not too sickly sweet

2. Three Potato Four

Do Your Best  Pennant   On our recent trip to America this summer we picked up a couple of awesome pennants and now we have the bug! 

Do Your Best Pennant 
On our recent trip to America this summer we picked up a couple of awesome pennants and now we have the bug! 

1. Creative Pep Talk by Andy J Miller

A podcast of quick casual thoughts on finding your thing in the design and illustration world by illustrator and designer Andy J. Miller 
Ben's afternoon pick me up is a cup of coffee and the latest in this series of motivational creative podcasts

We're in Stationery Trends Magazine!

Stationery Trends Winter Cover 2016

Our New York Ombre bespoke invitation has been featured in the latest issue of Stationery Trends Magazine!

Dearly Beloved in Stationer Trends P1
Dearly Beloved in Stationery Trends P2

Stationery Trends is an award winning American magazine dedicated to sharing greetings cards gifts and all things stationery. We're really proud of the work we did for Manjil & Brad so it's awesome their invite celebrated alongside so much other great stationery! Huge thanks to editor Sarah from Stationery Trends

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.

Hello 2016!

We said goodbye to 2015 on the Cornish coast with wonderful friends; eating too much, popping Prosecco and braving the elements. After a wonderful break exploring St Ives and Hayle we are ready to kick 2016's butt!
Get in touch with us to talk about your very own wedding stationery collection! 

And the winner is...

We are thrilled to announce that the winner of our giveaway is...

Back in November we launched a competition for one lucky couple to win either 50 Save the Date cards or a custom portrait, we thought we would kick off 2016 with announcing the winner! Well done ANNABEL POET we have emailed you with details of how to collect your prize! Look out for more great news and giveaways here on our blog! 

Last chance to win your Save the Dates!

DEARLY BELOVED_XMAS_giveaway.jpg

One lucky couple will win 5O customised Save the Date cards to share the news of their upcoming wedding! We will be announcing the lucky winner tomorrow so go go go! 

How to enter...
Subscribe to our mailing list
Enter via Twitter
Enter via Facebook
Enter via Instagram

Don't forget to follow us too! Good luck everyone! If you aren't planning on getting married but love the look of our stuff why not share this competition with someone you know who is tying the knot :)

Greetings cards from Dearly Beloved

Dearly Beloved on Etsy

Alongside our wedding stationery we have been developing a collection of illustrated paper goods; we are super excited to be selling a range of wares such as notebooks, greetings cards and artist prints. We will be updating our shop frequently so favourite our shop keep an eye out for new products!

Two invites, two destination celebrations!

It has been an absolute pleasure to work on this, our latest bespoke project for wonderful couple Stephanie and Jonathon. They asked us to create two invitation designs for their wedding celebrations; a ceremony in Tuscany and a cocktail party in Melbourne (I know! Wow!)

Stephanie and Jonathon both had slightly different tastes in terms of the styles of illustration they liked and so we worked with them to create something they would both love. We decided to go for florals that were full and busy, block geometric shapes, vibrant colours and hand painted detail.

Stephanie and Jonathon_header portrait_v0.23.jpg

We also created this portrait of the awesome couple for their wedding website! 

Here's what they had to say about working with us...

"Abi and Ben were FANTASTIC to work with- they completely understood our brief, and bought lots of great ideas to the table and made our ideas even better. They created 2 sets of invitations for us, plus a little portrait to go on the website we were making. I cant recommend them highly enough!"

Hot off the press!

We are in Perfect Wedding Magazine! Our Nautical collection was featured in the December 2015 issue as part of their "Make your day unique" feature celebrating "stylish handmade ideas". 

We had loads of fun getting messy making this a couple of years ago. We wanted the sea to be the focal point of the collection and so kept it simple with collaged waves from layers of hand painted paper. 

Contact us to talk about your wedding stationery - hello@dearlybeloveddesign.co.uk

Tropical Destination Celebration

It has been pretty hectic here in the studio and we have some super exciting work in the pipeline for you! This is a preview of just one of the projects we will be revealing very soon so make sure you keep an eye here on our blog!

Your wedding invitations are the perfect way to give your guests a snapshot into what you have planned for your wedding day. For this tropical collection of stationery we wanted to create elegant yet modern prints and we think they would be great for a wedding celebration abroad.

See our  Pinterest board  for links to these awesome products!

See our Pinterest board for links to these awesome products!

Every time we get to work on new designs we can't help but imagine what the actual wedding day could look like too! For these we imagine plenty of succulents, gold styling and a good old BBQ on the beach. Check out our Pinterest board for more inspiration!