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

Summer sale at notonthehighstreet.com

To celebrate the sunshine we have joined the summer sale with our partners over at notonthehighstreet.com.

Don't miss out on up to 30% off personalised wedding invitations, illustrated gifts and more.*

Not getting married? Also available for your home...    'Tandem Bike Lovers' Personalised Illustrated Print , for a limited time only £20

Not getting married? Also available for your home... 

'Tandem Bike Lovers' Personalised Illustrated Print, for a limited time only £20

Vintage inspired wedding invitations with style and grace...  See our customised wedding invitations

Vintage inspired wedding invitations with style and grace... See our customised wedding invitations

*Let us know if you are ordering for a special occasion. There's a chance we will be able to get your order to you ahead of schedule :)

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...

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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!

Native Makers 4 - Summer Market, 16th July, 10 - 6

Next Saturday is NM4! Native Makers celebrate all of the creative magic that the South West has to offer and we are super excited to have a stall with them again! Join us at the Factory Cooperage, Royal William Yard on July 16th 10am-6pm. Entry is FREE!

Alongside awesome designer makers this time there'll be foodie exhibitors, live music from Knee Deep Festival and all kinds of creative entertainment - Oh the shopping opportunities! These snaps of us from the last market were taken by the talented Dom Moore Photography

Us at NM3 last year! 

Us at NM3 last year! 

We will be selling illustrated treats you can take away with you on the day as well as taking orders for our bespoke portraits and stationery!

We will be selling illustrated treats you can take away with you on the day as well as taking orders for our bespoke portraits and stationery!

We can't wait to see you there! Head over to the Native Makers Facebook page to find out more!

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?

 

Matt & Abbi - Custom made illustrated portrait

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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!

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! 

Dearly Beloved for Devonport Guildhall

Introducing the Devonport Guildhall collection... We are happy to share this custom wedding stationery suite created especially for couples tying the knot at this historic, city centre wedding venue. The full collection includes Save the Dates, invitations, RSVPs and place settings. 

Introducing the Devonport Guildhall collection... We are happy to share this custom wedding stationery suite created especially for couples tying the knot at this historic, city centre wedding venue. The full collection includes Save the Dates, invitations, RSVPs and place settings. 

Devonport Guildhall postcard style Save the Date with floral illustrated wreath

Devonport Guildhall postcard style Save the Date with floral illustrated wreath

All items printed onto high quality artist paper; you can even let us know your chosen colour scheme and we can edit the design to match your wedding colours.

Photograph by  Little Red Book Photography   You won't find another venue in Plymouth with beautiful high ceilings, stained glass windows, period features and an irresistible sense of space and light - perfect for a modern wedding celebration!  More about Devonport Guildhall

Photograph by Little Red Book Photography

You won't find another venue in Plymouth with beautiful high ceilings, stained glass windows, period features and an irresistible sense of space and light - perfect for a modern wedding celebration! More about Devonport Guildhall

The invitation design features a delicate floral pattern on the reverse...

The invitation design features a delicate floral pattern on the reverse...

... and if you still need stationery such as menus or a table plan just let us know! To celebrate our collaboration all couples getting married at Devonport Guildhall receive 20% off our bespoke design!

... and if you still need stationery such as menus or a table plan just let us know! To celebrate our collaboration all couples getting married at Devonport Guildhall receive 20% off our bespoke design!

Devonport Guildhall also has an in house artisan bakery creating delicious treats for your guests.  Find out more here

Devonport Guildhall also has an in house artisan bakery creating delicious treats for your guests. Find out more here

FULL COLLECTION £6.00 per person
features Save the Date, invitation, RSVP and place setting

or

SAVE THE DATE £2.00 each (148mm x 105mm)
with white 100gsm envelope

INVITATION £2.50 each 148mm × 210mm)
with white 100gsm envelope

RSVP £2.00 each
148mm x 105mm
with white 100gsm envelope

PLACE SETTING £1.00 each
90mm x 45mm when folded
available blank for you to address (or for an additional 50p per place setting Dearly Beloved will address each place setting in a coordinating font) 

Love the collection? Talk to us to find out more!

Would you like to get married at Devonport Guildhall? Get in touch with Wedding Coordinator - Lou at guildhall@realideas.org

Our Story

Photograph by  Dom Moore

Photograph by Dom Moore

Happy Birthday to us! We have been working together as Dearly Beloved for just over a year now, but we have been "Ben and Abi" for a lot longer. We met at Plymouth University where we were both studying Illustration, fast forward 8 years and we are working together from our home studio on Plymouth's Barbican... Most days you will find us drawing, singing badly/loudly and providing other couples with great design. 

Initial sketches for a Vintage wedding on the English Riviera Photograph by  Freckle Photography

Initial sketches for a Vintage wedding on the English Riviera
Photograph by Freckle Photography

We love designing creative wedding invitations for our clients and as freelance illustrators bespoke projects are our speciality - it's always so exciting drawing those initial pencil sketches and figuring out how best to represent each couple on paper.

We obviously love making wedding specific artwork but it's not all we do!

Abi: Ben is always drawing, he makes really fun digital images but they always comes from a pencil drawing (buried in the pages of one of his sketchbooks). It never gets old peering over his shoulder to see what he's working on! I always thought it would be a nightmare working together but it's pretty great looking up and seeing your best friend!

Left:  Bros  by  Ben Aslett  Right:  Rainy Day  by  Ben Aslett

Left: Bros by Ben Aslett
Right: Rainy Day by Ben Aslett

Photograph by  Freckle Photography     Our Summer Beach collection is a great example of Ben's digital drawing

Photograph by Freckle Photography
 

Our Summer Beach collection is a great example of Ben's digital drawing

Ben: Abi is always getting messy painting shapes and lettering on big sheets to scan in later, I think the hand painted lines are what make her drawings great. 

Left: Flora and Fauna wedding invitation, photograph by  Alexa Loy  Right:  Woodlands  by  Abigail McKenzie

Left: Flora and Fauna wedding invitation, photograph by Alexa Loy
Right: Woodlands by Abigail McKenzie

Wedding portrait for a modern, destination wedding

Wedding portrait for a modern, destination wedding

We can't wait to see what 2016 has in store for us!

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!

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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...
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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!