REAL WEDDING // Jenna & Luke - Dreamy Santorini Watercolour Wedding

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Huge congratulations to Jenna and Luke who tied the knot in Santorini last summer at the STUNNING Santo Winery. If you’re anything like us, these beautiful blue sky photographs are what you need on this frosty February morning, so a grab a cuppa and read all about their seaside nuptials. Photography by Eva Rendl Photography and Dimitris Paridis Photography.

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We loved working with Jenna & Luke to create their suite of bespoke wedding day stationery including Order of Service fans, table plan, menu choice cards and place settings all finished with fresh green watercolour background, modern calligraphy and gold foiled detail.

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Their stunning location didn’t need much decoration but we love how the crisp white interior of Santo Winery mixed with the blue sky and sea echoed the traditional blue and white architecture of the region. Our stationery and the floral arrangements by Betty Flowers added the finishing pops of green to their ceremony space.

Wedding dress by  Suzanne Neville

Wedding dress by Suzanne Neville

Florist -  Betty Flowers

Florist - Betty Flowers

Bride’s shoes -  Ted Baker

Bride’s shoes - Ted Baker

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Thank you so much again for your amazing design, it added so much to our day. Everyone complimented on the order of service and the fan was certainly needed! Great service from start to finish... Thank you. 
— Jenna & Luke
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Jenna wore a Suzanne Neville gown with a drop dead gorgeous sleek silhouette, all Suzanne Neville dresses British made and still hand crafted in London.

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To make it easier for Jenna and Luke to take over to Santorini we created these individual cards for each table of the wedding breakfast, once at the venue they were assembled onto this hand painted backboard and finished with lush florals.

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Just… WOW… Huge congratulations to Jenna & Luke!

SUPPILERS
Venue - Santo Winery
Photographers - Eva Rendl Photography and Dimitris Paridis Photography
Stationery - Dearly Beloved
Wedding Planners - Weddings in Santorini
Flowers - Betty Flowers
Bride’s dress - Suzanne Neville
Bridesmaid dresses - Biba  
Make Up - Stacey Amber Ward
Hair - Milly McHugh & Kate Gotham 

REAL WEDDING // Moya & Stuart - Sun, Sea and Star Wars in Aruba

Wedding day photography by  Demian Gibbs Photography

Wedding day photography by Demian Gibbs Photography

Moya and Stuart had not one but two celebrations for their marriage, the first was an intimate ceremony on the beach in beautiful Aruba; the second a big old knees up surrounded by friends and family by the sea in Devon.

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We created two separate invitation designs for this awesome couple, the first was a postcard for their nearest and dearest joining them in Aruba. Featuring a simple sunset illustration, we wanted to create something that felt like it could have been a note from the couple’s latest holiday, but with a hint to the styling for the (first) big day.

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Before they set off for Aruba Moya and Stuart created their own Pinterest board featuring sea and sunset colour scheme, this helped us get their designs just right. The rest of their styling was done by venue, Divi Aruba, who provided flowers, chairs and decorations for their stunning celebration.

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Bride Moya totally nailed her wedding look with this elegant lace gown from Asos, light enough for the hot weather but still 100% bridal.

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Stuart is a huge Star Wars fan and so it’s no surprise that fun touches like this cake copper were incorporated into the styling for their wedding.

Their second invitation was a sophisticated design featured hand painted lettering and illustrated sea waves.

UK wedding reception photography by  FIrst Light Photography

UK wedding reception photography by FIrst Light Photography

For their UK wedding celebration Moya and Stuart chose at the Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club on Plymouth seafront. Although a little less sunny this time round the couple still celebrated in style. Moya chose a whole new bridal look wearing a stunning Chi Chi London dress.

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How cute are these Star Wars lego terrarium centrepieces? Hand made by the groom each table featured succulents and a different scene based on their favourite characters.

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We also used their bespoke artwork to create signage for the reception including a cover for their guestbook and a wedding post box for messages from their guests.

We also used their bespoke artwork to create signage for the reception including a cover for their guestbook and a wedding post box for messages from their guests.

Stuart and his groomsmen all teamed their suits with custom made Nike iDs; each pair personalised with text special to them adding a little extra personality to their formal look.

Stuart and his groomsmen all teamed their suits with custom made Nike iDs; each pair personalised with text special to them adding a little extra personality to their formal look.

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Thanks so much to Moya and Stuart for sharing their wedding day(s) with us! If you would like to chat about how you can add the finishing touches to your destination wedding, just get in touch to talk bespoke designs - hello@dearlybeloveddesign.co.uk.

ARUBA WEDDING SUPPLIERS
Venue, flowers, cake and styling - Divi Aruba
Wedding day photography by Demian Gibbs Photography
Bride’s dress - Asos
Groom’s suit - Next
Groom’s shoes - Custom made Nike iDs

UK WEDDING SUPPLIERS
Venue - Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club
Bride’s dress - Chi Chi London
Wedding reception photography - FIrst Light Photography
Flowers - Jamelia’s Flowers

Wedding invitation photography by Miss Imagination Photography

REAL WEDDING // Lucy & Ben - An extra special Cypriot celebration

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Today's real wedding post is an extra special post for us as it features none other than Dearly Beloved's Ben's twin sister Lucy and her new husband... also called Ben (yes, family events are confusing). Lucy and Ben tied the knot earlier this year in a beautiful, relaxed ceremony on the Cypriot coast. Wedding day photography by Dom Moore Photography.

For their greetings card style wedding invitation they chose tandem bicycle illustration as a nod to one of their favourite past times (Ben is a triathlete) and asked us to combine this with the iconic Cypriot olive branch. 

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The wedding took place at one of the couple's favourite places on earth, a small sailing club near where the family used to live, with the ceremony outside an idyllic church by the sea.

Lucy and Ben planned small, intimate celebration with lots of special DIY touches; the ceremony was conducted by the groom's grandfather, flowers were sourced from a local florist, meters (and meters) and lace bunting was hand made from vintage lace curtains by the bride's mother and sister, we took care of the stationery (of course) and the whole wedding party was on hand to help with decorating the space.

As well as holding nearly a decade of memories for the Aslett family the sailing club was full of rustic charm, it was lovely to be there to add last minute touches like decorating the chalkboard with a welcome message for guests.

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We made so many great memories during the week we spent in Cyprus celebrating with Lucy and Ben, wishing them a lifetime of happiness together!

Date - 13th April 2017
Venue - Dhekelia Sailing Club, Cyprus
Photography - Dom Moore Photography
Bride's dress - Chi Chi London
Groom's suit - Moss Bros.
Flowers - Locally sourced
Stationery - Dearly Beloved
 

Lucy & Ben - Cypriot olive branches & a bicycle made for two...

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We are so lucky to have another sibling tie the knot this spring! Ben (of Dearly Beloved)'s twin sister Lucy is all set to marry her fiancé, also called Ben (confusing, right?), in Cyprus this April. We could not be more excited to celebrate with them in just one month's time!

The Aslett family previously spent many years living in Cyprus and so it was the perfect choice for Lucy and Ben's celebration. For their greetings card style wedding invitation they chose tandem bicycle illustration as a nod to one of their favourite past times (Ben is a triathlete) and asked us to combine this with the iconic Cypriot olive branch. 

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...But their custom design wouldn't be complete without a cameo appearance from their lovely pooch Ruby.

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We are SO looking forward to seeing Lucy & Ben say their wedding vows!

Product shots by Freckle Photography

REAL WEDDING // STEPHANIE & JONATHON - DOUBLE DESTINATION

We were over the moon when Stephanie and Jonathon asked to work on their wedding stationery. As friends of a previous couple it was a huge compliment to be asked to create something for them too, and when we heard they were having not one but two destination weddings we were even more excited to get to work.

Check out both their beautiful, joyful celebrations below - Stephanie wore a jewelled cape! #weddinggoals #lifegoals

They loved both geometric shapes and vibrant floral designs and so we combined the two to create a bold invitation suite with hand painted lettering and matching wedding menu. We also designed a fun portrait illustration of the couple for their wedding website.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

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Date: 15 September 2016
Location: Villa Lungomonte in Pisa, Italy 
Dress: Truvelle
Photography: Lato Photography

Australia
Date: 26 November 2016
Location: Hobba in Melbourne, Australia
Dress: Elizabeth Dye
Photographer: Tessa Ross-Phelan

A Wanderlust Wedding design for the couple who love travel

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We are sharing a very special bespoke design today... The Groom Jeremy is actually Abi's big brother! We can't wait until the day he marries his wonderful Bride-to-be Rebecca.

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Becky and Jeremy have planned a glamorous destination wedding on the island of Rhodes and wanted personalised wedding stationery that reflected their love of travel. We wanted to give them modern a look that felt like their very own airline (if you look closely you'll see stamps that represent each country Becky and Jeremy have visited together).

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As an added touch to celebrate both families coming together we also incorporated photographs of the couple's parents on their wedding day over 30 years ago.

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We are SO excited for their wedding day this May, stay tuned for more from their big day - We've no doubt it's going to be a beautiful day filled with music, love, laughter (and some excellent dance moves!)

Photography by Freckle Photography

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

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!