COLOUR

A celebration of COLOUR.

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Let's talk about big white weddings... While they are absolutely stunning, they just aren't for everyone. There are so many engaged couples out there who struggle to plan their wedding because they just don't see themselves in the pages of the big magazines. It's easy to get overwhelmed with nerves about how to style their big day because some traditions just don't suit them; your wedding can and should be a reflection of everything you love (how often do you get to throw the party of a lifetime and celebrate your love for each other?) Make it all about you!

These  Frock The HIghstreet  jumpsuits are a stunning choice for an alternative wedding outfit. 

These Frock The HIghstreet jumpsuits are a stunning choice for an alternative wedding outfit. 

For this mini styled shoot by Margo R Photography she was influenced by a couple of different things; Solange's iconic wedding bicycle and afro hairstyle and bold, vibrant colours and geometric shapes. 

Check out our Pinterest board: COLOUR for more inspiration for modern couples... Relaxed yet glamorous, contemporary yet elegant, vibrant and above all else FUN. 

Margo featured our  Eastern Glamour wedding stationery  and flowers by  Clare Kilgour  for extra kicks of colour.

Margo featured our Eastern Glamour wedding stationery and flowers by Clare Kilgour for extra kicks of colour.

Your wedding celebration really can be everything you want to be. 

Floristry - Clare Elizabeth Kilgour Floristry & Jewellery Design
Stationery - Dearly Beloved
Photography - Margo R Photography

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 :)

1960s Vogue inspired styled shoot // BESPOKE BRIDE GUIDE

The fabulous Harris twins from Bespoke Bride Guide invited us to share our Devonport Guildhall Collection in this 1960s Vogue inspired styled shoot!

We love this nail art inspired by  Lawrence West's Glassware   and created by the glamorous ladies at   La Beau Boutique . Photo by  Liberty Pearl

We love this nail art inspired by Lawrence West's Glassware  and created by the glamorous ladies at  La Beau Boutique. Photo by Liberty Pearl

Stunning jewels from  Drakes  alongside our stylish  invitation  design. Photo by  Liberty Pearl

Stunning jewels from Drakes alongside our stylish invitation design. Photo by Liberty Pearl

Influenced by vintage Vogue photographs and the iconic backdrop of the Devonport Guildhall, The Bespoke Bride Guide curated a look fit for any mod inspired elopement. With a pastel colour palette, circular motifs, slim silhouettes and a whole lot of fun BBG created this chic 1960s style. 

The Twiggy look was completed with make up by  Oksana  and hair by  Gemma Clarke . Bouquet by the talented folk at  Secret Garden Flowers . Photo by  Liberty Pearl

The Twiggy look was completed with make up by Oksana and hair by Gemma Clarke. Bouquet by the talented folk at Secret Garden Flowers. Photo by Liberty Pearl

Photo by  Margo R

Photo by Margo R

Photo by  Liberty Pearl

Photo by Liberty Pearl

Photo by  Margo R

Photo by Margo R

Photo by  Liberty Pearl

Photo by Liberty Pearl

No 60s do would be complete without an original Mini, provided by  Groom2wedding  Photo by  Margo R

No 60s do would be complete without an original Mini, provided by Groom2wedding Photo by Margo R

Beehives, minis and Twiggy - style makeup - What's not to love? We're swooning over this cool inspiration for an intimate retro ceremony.

Photo by  Liberty Pearl

Photo by Liberty Pearl

Cocktail connoisseur's  Tigermilk  were on hand to provide the ultimate retro cocktails including the Classic Martini. If you are ever in Plymouth head down to their underground speakeasy bar, nestled below the Duke of Cornwall Hotel it's a great night spot, you might even see some of  Abi's illustrations  up on their walls :) (but ssh! don't tell them we told you it was there!) Photo by  Margo R

Cocktail connoisseur's Tigermilk were on hand to provide the ultimate retro cocktails including the Classic Martini. If you are ever in Plymouth head down to their underground speakeasy bar, nestled below the Duke of Cornwall Hotel it's a great night spot, you might even see some of Abi's illustrations up on their walls :) (but ssh! don't tell them we told you it was there!) Photo by Margo R

The beautiful tea dress style wedding gowns and accessories were from  Te Amo Bride . Photo by  Margo R

The beautiful tea dress style wedding gowns and accessories were from Te Amo Bride. Photo by Margo R

We're in love with  The Little Lark 's wedding cake design, a pretty yet sophisticated nod to the era. Photo by  Liberty Pearl

We're in love with The Little Lark's wedding cake design, a pretty yet sophisticated nod to the era. Photo by Liberty Pearl

Get in touch  to celebrate your wedding with our  Devonport Guildhall wedding stationery  -  hello@dearlybeloveddesign.co.uk . With designs for Save the Dates, invitations, RSVP cards, place settings, menus and table numbers this exclusive collection is perfect for couples tying the knot at this modern city venue. Photo by  Liberty Pearl

Get in touch to celebrate your wedding with our Devonport Guildhall wedding stationery - hello@dearlybeloveddesign.co.uk. With designs for Save the Dates, invitations, RSVP cards, place settings, menus and table numbers this exclusive collection is perfect for couples tying the knot at this modern city venue. Photo by Liberty Pearl

Huge thanks to all the talented folk who made this shoot come together! See more over here over on The Bespoke Bride Guide blog!

Stationery by here us at Dearly Beloved
Location - Devonport Guildhall, Plymouth, Devon, UK
Photography - Liberty Pearl Photography and Margo R Photography  
Models - Ben & Emily, contact Bespoke Bride Guide for details
Hair - Gemma Clarke
Make up - Oksana Beauty Salon
Nails - La Beau Nail Boutique
Flowers - Secret Garden Flower Company 
Cake - The Little Lark Cake Company
Decor - Stargazey Wedding Decor Hire
Vintage tablecloths - Cybel’s Vintage Hire
Bride's bridal dresses & accessories - Te Amo Bride
Bride's boho dresses-  Next  and Topshop
Groom's clothing - Pretty Green, Kenneth Cole and Pretty Little Treats
Confetti - Cornish Gardens Confetti Company
Glassware - Lawrence West
Jewellery - Drakes
Cocktails - Tigermilk Events
Car, original white Mini - Groom2wedding 

Dearly Beloved is now a NOTHS partner!

We are very excited to be selling our stationery designs with none other than the award winning notonthehighstreet.com

As a NOTHS partner many of the  Dearly Beloved Collections  are available from  notonthehighstreet.com

As a NOTHS partner many of the Dearly Beloved Collections are available from notonthehighstreet.com

NOTHS are passionate about hand picking inspired, personalised, stylish or unique things to sell in their marketplace and so we are thrilled to have been chosen alongside so many awesome independent sellers.

Head to www.notonthehighstreet.com/partners/dearlybeloved/ to see our brand new storefront!

P.S. Don't worry you will still be able to commission us directly, but for us, this is a great way to spread the Dearly Beloved word!

WIN // 100 wedding invitations! Giveaway with The Wedding Site!

We have teamed up with Archant's inspirational wedding website, The Wedding Site, to offer couples the chance to win wedding invitations worth £250! 

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All you have to do is answer the online question about us and choose from one of the Dearly Beloved Collections! Click here to enter

Good luck everybody! 

Making your wedding personal

Photograph by  Freckle Photography

Photograph by Freckle Photography

HOORAY you're getting married! BUT now you have to plan the darn wedding!

It can seem like an impossible task, our advice is... Your wedding is a celebration of your the beginning of your lives together - So do it your way! 

We loved working with this couple to create their  NYC edgy, colourful collection .   Photograph by  Weddingbytwo

We loved working with this couple to create their NYC edgy, colourful collection. Photograph by Weddingbytwo

Your invitations set the tone for your wedding day; they are the first snippet of the wedding you get to share with your loved ones. There are so many options, how do you decide? Ignore the norm and stay true to you! What do you like? What are your interests? Favourite colours, films, places?

Classic 1950s  Order of Ceremony programme. Photograph by  Sarah Lauren Photography

Classic 1950s Order of Ceremony programme. Photograph by Sarah Lauren Photography

This couple came to us with ideas inspired by their parents, favourite film and the Groom's Malaysian heritage.

Images from the couple that inspired the collection

Images from the couple that inspired the collection

The Bride's mother on her wedding day

The Bride's mother on her wedding day

Their  Classic 1950s bespoke collection  included everything from illustrated compact mirrors for favours to the menus, all featuring painted herb inspired foliage and clean classic typography. 

Their Classic 1950s bespoke collection included everything from illustrated compact mirrors for favours to the menus, all featuring painted herb inspired foliage and clean classic typography. 

The happy couple on their big day!  See more here on Sarah Lauren's blog

The happy couple on their big day! See more here on Sarah Lauren's blog

Use your wedding to celebrate yourselves! Choose your best friend to give you away... Ditch the cake and eat wedding donuts! We're here to help!

The new Dearly Beloved Collections

We are really excited to share our brand new site with you!

For the first time you can order your wedding stationery directly from our site! Choose from our a new range of finished stationery suites - Think of them as Dearly Beloved’s 2016 Ready–to-Wear collection.

Created in the same signature style as their bespoke commissions the Dearly Beloved Collections are perfect for couples that either have a short deadline or are not quite sure what they want. With ranging themes from Bike Lovers from Summer Camp each one includes Save the Date cards, invitations, RSVPs and place settings, and can be customised to include your wedding colours as well as your names and wedding details.