NATIONAL WEDDING AWARDS - WE ARE FINALISTS!

Wow! We are so pleased to announce that we are FINALISTS in the National Wedding Awards 2019! If you love what we do or we have worked with you to make your wedding special then we would love to have your vote.

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HOW TO VOTE FOR US…
1. Head here and keep scrolling for the stationery category
2. Click on our name
3. Scroll to end of the page to click to vote
4. Sit back and wait for all the good karma to rain down on you 😘

Relaxed yet decadent, Art Deco wedding inspiration

We are so excited to finally share these stunning photos from Margo R Photography’s latest styled shoot. This is Great Gatsby but not as you’ve imagined it before; the team created a beautiful look inspired by the classic 1920s styles we know and love but with a relaxed vibe perfect for modern couples.

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Here’s what Margo had to say… “I wanted to create something different and unique, using a style that I love – one that is darker than the classical wedding – yet alternative, elegant & glamourous. So, I moved away from conventional whites, creams, reds and pinks. I chose the colour Gold to have the starring role… associated with… sparkle, glitz and glamour.”

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For couples that want to ditch the ballroom suite in favour of a good old fashioned knees up booking a pub as a wedding reception venue is the perfect choice (and it’s easy on the bank balance too). With just a few details Margo and this team of talented suppliers transformed their favourite local pub, community arts hub Bread and Roses, into a reception venue with vintage charm.

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These navy and gold wedding invitations were originally designed for Laura and James’ wedding day, featuring a gramophone illustration and sleek deco fonts it’s one of our favourite to date. Get in touch to talk about what we could design for your wedding day.

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The gold dress from Missguided is a great alternative for brides who don’t want to splash out on a dress they may never wear again - sequinned, sultry and no less special.

See more from this styled shoot over on the Unconventional Wedding Blog.

SUPPLIERS
Venue: Bread & Roses Pub
Photographer: Margo R Photography  
Model: Roksana Skrabka
Make up artist: Sandra Smolarek
Dress: Missguided
Florist: The Secret Garden Flowers
Cake: Little Lark Cakes
Stationery: Dearly Beloved

Looking for more deco wedding inspiration? Check out our Bright Young Things Pinterest Board

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!

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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

The summer sale is on over at notonthehighstreet.com

Summer is our FAVOURITE time of year and we are feeling like treating all our lovely followers. Head over to our notonthehighstreet.com store to pick up some amazing deals for your celebration! 

It would be rude not to, right? Enjoy!

Personalised signs for your wedding day!

We have just launched two brand new designs over on our notonthehighstreet.com store!
Let your guests know your wedding day timeline and where they need to be throughout the festivities with these stylish wedding day signs.

Personalised Order Of The Day Wedding Sign available on  notonthehighstreet.com

Personalised Order Of The Day Wedding Sign available on notonthehighstreet.com

Graphic Floral Wedding Table Plan available on  notonthehighstreet.com

Graphic Floral Wedding Table Plan available on notonthehighstreet.com

Featuring graphic floral illustrations and customised to suit any colour scheme these coordinating Order of the Day and Table Plan signs are mounted onto A2 (594 x 420mm) sized foam board.

Simply let us know the details of your big day and your preferred colour scheme and we'll create personalised decorations for your celebration.

Photography by Freckle Photography

REAL WEDDING // OUR WEDDING DAY - DEARLY BELOVED GET HITCHED

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One of the absolute highlights of 2017 was when we tied the knot, it was genuinely one of the best days we have ever had; we were lucky enough to be surrounded by the people we love for a whole weekend of celebrating and vowing to be best friends forever in our home town of Plymouth.

From beginning to end the whole weekend was about love, laughter and family and we just had the most beautiful time. EMBRACE the traditions you love and DITCH the ones you don't and above all else HAVE FUN.

We really wanted to follow the advice we give to other couples to not get bogged down with conventions that didn't suit us for our wedding; in so many ways our wedding was beautifully traditional, but we loved adding a couple of touches to keep it feeling like "us" (including a few feminist twists).

Photography by our talented friend Emma from Freckle Photography

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We kicked off the weekend with a tiny legal wedding ceremony followed by champagne by the sea and an intimate dinner with our immediate families.

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It was really important to us to get married at somewhere that meant something to us, since Plymouth has been such a huge part of our story we really wanted to get married in our hometown and it definitely had to be by the sea.

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Our flowers were created by florist and jewellery designer Clare Elizabeth Kilgour, who did an amazing job. We love the wild natural shapes she creates with her arrangements; we really left it up to her to create whatever she wanted, they just turned out beautifully.

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Abi wore earrings by East London designer  Wolf & Moon

Abi wore earrings by East London designer Wolf & Moon

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We both really wanted to feel comfortable and like the best version of ourselves on our wedding day... Ben wore his trusty Next navy wool 3 piece suit (that he already owned and always feels good in) with a mustard gold knitted skinny tie and white shirt; he also wore cufflinks stamped with with coordinates to Portminster Beach, St Ives (where we filmed our wedding announcement/engagement video) and a custom tie clip both from designer maker Copper Poppy found on Etsy.

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We didn't have a formal wedding party with bridesmaids and groomsmen but instead had our immediate family walk down the aisle with us and stand by our side while we said our vows. Our sisters wore a white dress of their choice with a flower corsage and our brothers and nephew wore blue suits and light gold knitted skinny ties.

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Abi: I knew two things before I even tried anything on ...that a traditional white dress just wouldn't feel right and that I wanted a cape! I wanted to be comfortable but still like the sassiest version of myself! Dressmaker Ailsa Munro created a wide legged jumpsuit for me with a floor length cape and rose gold leather flower detail on the shoulders. In the evening I slipped into a backless rose gold full sequin dress for dancing.

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Our official wedding began the day after with a ceremony at Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard. Primarily an art gallery and artist studio space weddings are new to Ocean Studios and we were overjoyed to be the first couple to tie the knot in such a beautiful spot. We both really love the aesthetic of honest spaces that still have the charm of their original purpose, the whole of RWY is made up of old Navy buildings and Ocean Studios just had the right feel, both historical and industrial, so many of our guests commented on how it space "was SO us". We hired holiday apartments at Royal William Yard and spent the whole weekend there with our close family and friends.

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In terms of colour scheme we weren't worried about things "matching" but wanted to blend colours and styles that were right for the spaces we were in. We had lots of different golds, yellows, coppers and oranges with touches of pink and red and blue as an accent colour. We also collected over 70 glass bottles and jars of all different shapes and sizes, including Plymouth Gin bottles which Clare Kilgour filled with flowers.

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The wedding stationery we designed featured mid century inspired illustrations of birds and florals and hand drawn modern calligraphy; it was important to us to design the stationery together and so Ben drew the illustrations and Abi created the lettering. 

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We really wanted our wedding ceremony to be a celebration of us and our families coming together; we wrote the ceremony ourselves with the guidance of Abi's parents church Pastor who conducted the ceremony. Instead of hymns we sang motown songs such as 'Let's Stay Together' by Al Green and 'Higher and higher' by Jackie Wilson; we had a sand ceremony in which we mixed together sand from Jamaica and Cyprus (places important to our families' history) to symbolise our union; we also had had a ring warming where before we exchanged rings they were passed around all of our guests so that they could place well wishes upon them.

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After our ceremony we celebrated with homemade cocktails and canapés...

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The canapés included lots of olives, sun dried tomatoes and humous, and Abi's Mom's infamous spicy fried chicken.

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One of the traditions we broke was to give our wedding speech together, after all we had just vowed to spend the rest of our lives together, why not start with the speech.

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Ben's twin sister Lucy and her husband are musicians in Royal Marines Band and they played us into our reception at The Loft with a surprise rendition of some of our favourite songs on clarinet and ukulele, they included a few that had featured in our ceremony and Ben's late Grannie's favourite song. It was so special to us and a definite highlight of the day. 

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We had planned a surprise evening boat trip before our reception but when the time came around the sea was pretty rough and we had to abandon our plans - It just goes to show you can't plan for everything and you just have to "go with the flow" and everyone still had a wonderful time. After a delicious Caribbean wedding breakfast catered by Mama Rita's Afro Caribbean Pot we danced the night away to live music from 8 piece funk and soul band Freshly Squeezed.

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Our beautiful wedding cakes were baked by our amazing friend Abbi and Ben's fabulous big sister Rebecca (look out GBBO2019!)

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WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS
Having Pastor Cassius conduct our wedding ceremony will always be so important to us, the whole ceremony was very personal and an absolute joy from beginning to end, we just couldn't stop smiling. Walking down the aisle with our families; Ben chose to be given away by his Mum and Abi was given away by her Dad. Walking into our reception in such a special way ...AND we also had glitter confetti cannons which was pretty incredible.

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TOP PLANNING TIPS
Just do what makes you happy! There were many moments when people told us "you can't do that - it's a wedding!" You have to wear a dress, you can't see each other on the morning of the wedding, you should get married in a church... Many of our guests commented that it was the best wedding they had ever been to (which is just so amazing to hear) from beginning to end the whole weekend was about love, laughter and family and we just had the most beautiful time. At the end of the day a wedding is a celebration of you both and your lives coming together, EMBRACE the traditions you love and DITCH the ones you don't and above all else HAVE FUN.

SUPPLIERS
Photography - Freckle Photography

Intimate legal wedding day
Bride's dress - Oliver Bonas
Groom's suit - Ben Sherman
Venue - Plymouth Hoe & Plymouth Registry Office

Wedding celebration day
Bride's jumpsuit and cape - Ailsa Munro
Bride's jewellery - Wolf & Moon
Groom's suit - Next
Venue - Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard & The Loft, Sutton Harbour
Flowers - Clare Elizabeth Kilgour
Catering - Mama Rita's Afro Caribbean Pot
Band - Freshly Squeezed

 

Real wedding // Ashley & Sean - Poppies & sunshine in Santa Barbara

We're kicking of 2018 with this out of this world wedding day! Ashley and Sean tied the knot in August 2017 with a weekend long Santa Barbara celebration. Their wedding ceremony was hosted at Santa Barbara Zoo; filled with lush greenery, pops of vibrant colour and hand painted finishing touches from us. Wedding day photography by Twin Lens

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Ashley and Sean chose to add their own special touch to our Nautical Collection  read on to see more...

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The bride's flawless gown was designed by Lihi Hod Bridal

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These beautiful blooms were created by Santa Barbara based florist Ella & Louie; we just love the natural colours and wild arrangement.

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We personalised our Nautical Collection with painted California Poppies to suit this awesome couple.

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These stunning shots were captured by fellow creative couple Twin Lens. Here's what they had to say about their photography...

We photograph together, each one using our unique eye and visual style. The result is a stunning narrative of your wedding day. 
Photographing a wedding allows us to document a pivotal day in two peoples' lives. The day is filled with subtle and overwhelming moments that, when captured well, are the authentic and visual documentation of real life.

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With the help of their planners Wild Heart Events, who sum up their style perfectly as "weddings for gypsy souls", Ashley & Sean created a stunning tablescape for their guests. Vintage items hired from Otis & Pearl

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For the perfect end to an awesome day guests danced the night away to the sounds of LA boutique DJ collective Love Tempo, and doesn't it look like they had a blast!

Happy New Year everyone! Here's hoping your year is filled with as much joy as this stunning celebration!

Created with the same care and attention as our bespoke designs the Dearly Beloved Collections are a series of wedding stationery suites ready to be printed for your celebration. Simply choose your design and we can customise with your names, details and even edit to match your wedding colours. Handmade in the Dearly beloved studio this design was created by painting artist paper with deep blue ink and ripping into ocean waves.

SUPPLIERS

Photography by Twin Lens Images 
Venue - Santa Barbara Zoo 
Stationery - Our Nautical Collection customised with bespoke painted California Poppies
Wedding planners - Wild Heart Events with the help of Rincon Events from Santa Barbara Zoo
Wedding gown - Lihi Hod Bridal
Florist - Ella & Louie
DJ - Love Tempo
Make up artist - Jolie Beauty
Vintage items hired from Otis & Pearl

Two shoots, two looks, one team...

Night and Day, Ying and Yang, Light and Dark - We joined forces with this team of creative wedding suppliers to create not one but two inspirational looks.

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Working at the same venue, the stunning Orangery at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park in coastal Cornwall, on the same day and even using the same model we styled two completely different wedding looks. The first a moody woodland look filled with deep blues, edgy make up and a little leather; the second a fresh faced bride with blush florals, mint green watercolour stationery and plenty of rose gold sequins.

DARK

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Our  Quartz Watercolour collection  is available in any colour

Our Quartz Watercolour collection is available in any colour

Dress: Amy by Milamira from  Rock the Frock  stockist  The Wedding Hub

Dress: Amy by Milamira from Rock the Frock stockist The Wedding Hub

Here's what photographer Agata had to say about how the shoot came together... "It's really important to me as a photographer to reflect my couple's personality on their wedding day; couples spend months (sometimes years!) planning their celebration and so I feel like it's my job to ensure they not only have beautiful memories but that when they look back at their photos they see an essence of their own personal style in their wedding photographs. We're all passionate about taking couple's vision and creating the perfect big day for them and so we wanted to show how just how versatile we are as creative professionals; the two shoots are literally inspired by opposites - Night and Day, Ying and Yang, Light and Dark"

Flowers snd stunning tablescape by  The Secret Garden Flowers

Flowers snd stunning tablescape by The Secret Garden Flowers

New to our Quartz Watercolour collection is this menu design.

New to our Quartz Watercolour collection is this menu design.

Transforming this collection with a deep midnight blue wash really changes up the look of the collection

Transforming this collection with a deep midnight blue wash really changes up the look of the collection

This copper creation was baked by  The Little Lark Cake Company

This copper creation was baked by The Little Lark Cake Company

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For the darker look we wanted to speak to brides who break the mould and who might not feel represented in the softer looks they see in wedding magazines. We actually used the same stationery collection (Quartz Watercolour) in both looks but chose a strong midnight blue for the edgier bride. We can imagine brides who are a little more alternative rocking their favourite boots under their wedding dress – still feeling like themselves, but the best version of themselves on their big day.

April Wagner styled the models hair into this awesome faux mohawk

April Wagner styled the models hair into this awesome faux mohawk

LIGHT

For the Light shoot we were inspired by the traditional English garden at Mount Edgcumbe, we imagined a couple who loved Spring time and fresh dewy colours, what was beautiful on the day was to see how the Light concept was reflected in the soft feminine style of the boho dress from The Wedding Hub, and the rose gold sequins really added a modern punch to the overall look.

Sequin tablecloths and chair decorations from  The Pretty Accessory  added the finishing touch to the tablescape

Sequin tablecloths and chair decorations from The Pretty Accessory added the finishing touch to the tablescape

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Delicate dewy make up by  Gem Ryder MUA

Delicate dewy make up by Gem Ryder MUA

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Love any of these looks? Contact the suppliers below for more information on what we can do for your wedding celebration

Photography - UpArt Photography
Stationery - Dearly Beloved
Make up artist - Gem Ryder MUA
Hair stylist - April Wagner from Wags Hair and Beauty
Florist - The Secret Garden Flowers
Cake - Little Lark Cakes
Light wedding dress - Bouret Boho Dress from Rock the Frock stockist The Wedding Hub
Dark wedding dress - Amy by Milamira from Rock the Frock stockist The Wedding Hub
Sequin tablecloths - The Pretty Accessory
Venue - The Orangery at Mount Edgcumbe

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

Sunset elegance at The Duke

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It's lovely to see our Flora and Fauna Collection featured in this sunset shoot. As part of their inspirational evening for engaged couples The Duke of Cornwall Hotel (with the help from some awesome Devon based wedding suppliers) created this soft yet luxurious wedding look. We edited our Flora and Fauna collection to coordinate with the navy and peach colour scheme; we're loving how elegant it looks in a toned down palette, especially next to the pretty sweet treats hand made by Cut Me Off A Slice.

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Thanks so much to The Duke for featuring our Flora and Fauna wedding collection in their Mini Collection styled shoot and to UpArt Photography for the lovely snaps. See more from the shoot over on this week's Wed Magazine Bridal Buzz.

Venue - The Duke of Cornwall Hotel 
Photographer - UpArt Photography 
Stationery created by us, Dearly Beloved
Cake and favours - Cut Me Off A Slice 
Venue Styling - Come2gether Weddings
Bride's Dress - Rock The Frock @ The Wedding Hub 
Hair Stylist - Fox House Retreat 
Make-up Artist - Maisie Brookes 
Lighting - Imattination 
Models - Mark and Philippa Bowden

REAL WEDDING // Natural Luxury at Rudding Park

Alex and Rachel asked us to design their very own contemporary monogram to celebrate their lives coming together. Their wedding was filled with plenty of natural greens, blush pastels and a touch a gold for added glamour. Here's a little snapshot of the bespoke stationery we created for this awesome couple - What a beautiful day!

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Huge thanks to the happy couple and Cluskey Smith Photography for sharing these beautiful photos from the big day. Venue - Rudding Park

(P.S. - Head here if you would like to see the invitations we designed for Alex and Rachel too)

Devon Wed Meet Up // Inspiration for creative coastal wedding celebrations

This summer we were invited to join a team of fellow Devon wedding suppliers to create a coastal inspired look for couples planning weddings by the sea - The perfect theme for our beautiful county.

Hazel Parsons, organiser of the Devon Wed Meet Up (a great event for networking with other creative suppliers) coordinated with the team over at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Venetia Norrington Photography and a whole host of other talented folks to bring together these ideas for nautical nuptials... And then we all had delicious cocktails - An amazing day, right? 

The Duke of Cornwall Hotel  has been host to luxury events for over 150 years

The Duke of Cornwall Hotel has been host to luxury events for over 150 years

Our  Nautical Collection  includes Save the Dates, invitations, RSVPs, menus and more...

Our Nautical Collection includes Save the Dates, invitations, RSVPs, menus and more...

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The hardest thing about having a wedding theme is knowing how much detail to add... You want to theme to be obvious enough that it's noticed but of course still be as elegant (it's your wedding after all). These delicate floral arrangements from The Velvet Daisy and added decorative touches from The Wedding Hub are a great example of how a wedding concept can come together with style.

The hand painted napkins by the   The Wedding Hub  hand painted were created to coordinated with  our stationery design

The hand painted napkins by the  The Wedding Hub hand painted were created to coordinated with our stationery design

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The Centrepiece Cake Co.  created this airbrushed baked wonder, which created a definite focal point in the venue space.

The Centrepiece Cake Co. created this airbrushed baked wonder, which created a definite focal point in the venue space.

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After the shoot the Devon Wed Meet Up networking kicked off with talks from industry folk, cocktails from the clever guys at Tigermilk and a S'mores Bar (a really fun American style treat) provided by Proper Job Parties.

(Here's Abi saying something that was definitely very interesting)

(Here's Abi saying something that was definitely very interesting)

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Cocktails created by  Tigermilk at The Duke

Cocktails created by Tigermilk at The Duke

Huge thanks to Venetia Norrington Photography for capturing the day so beautifully.

Real wedding // Rachel & Sam, Seafront love on Porthilly Farm

Wow! Things have been a little crazy at DB HQ (especially as we have decided to join the Mr & Mrs club too); however we couldn't let another week pass without sharing one of the weddings we have been lucky enough to work on this year. 

Rachel & Sam were local enough for us to meet up for a couple of coffees (and smoothies) to help plan their big day; with inspiration from classic letterpess designs, paper pom poms, Rachel's meticulous wedmin skills and a whole lot of love we think you'll agree this wedding day was glorious. Photography by Nick Reader.

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After a traditional wedding ceremony at a church close to Rachel's heart the celebrations continued with dinner and dancing at Porthilly Farm, an amazing seafront venue in Cornwall.

Marquee from South West Marquee Hire

Marquee from South West Marquee Hire

Rachel's beautiful gown was by  Suzanne Neville

Rachel's beautiful gown was by Suzanne Neville

Here's what our bride had to say about planning their nuptials...

Why did you decide to have bespoke wedding stationery? 
We wanted our mark on the day - something unique to us!

You were super hot on your wedding planning, can you give our followers 3 top tips?
Be organised, be honest with people, don't overthink every decision - it will all be fine!

The fun pom pom decorations from  Pom Pom Studios  were the inspiration for our illustrated motif that was echoed throughout Rachel & Sam's stationery.

The fun pom pom decorations from Pom Pom Studios were the inspiration for our illustrated motif that was echoed throughout Rachel & Sam's stationery.

What was the biggest surprise of the day? 
No real surprises, as I'm too organised! But I hadn't seen the band [Soulfire] and they were absolutely perfect so my risk paid off! Check them out here

And if you had to pick one moment what was the most memorable part of the day?
For Sam it was the said the first dance, I would say just enjoying everyone that came to celebrate, it was all very overwhelming - all my favourite people in one place!

Wedding cake from  The Natural Cake Company , Flowers from  Bruallen  

Wedding cake from The Natural Cake Company, Flowers from Bruallen 

...And the pièce de résistance was the signage on each table which were named after the couple's favourite motorway service stations because... well why the heck not!

Bespoke wedding stationery for Heather, Chris (...and Iris)

Summer 2017 is flying by! It was an absolute joy working with Heather and Chris who tied the knot last weekend, wishing them all the happiness!

"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

Read more reviews from our couple's here

We created a suite of bespoke wedding stationery for this awesome couple including a portrait of them and their lovely pup Iris, a custom illustrated floral pattern, signage for the big day and a table plan featuring hand drawn herbs to coordinate with their table names. 

Huge congratulations to Heather & Chris! 

Get in touch with us today to talk about modern wedding stationery for your wedding day.

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 :)

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
 

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.

TUSCANY, ITALY

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Italy
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

Sunday 5th March - Bespoke Bride Guide Wedding Showcase

Just over one week to go! Spring is on it's way and love is in the air and we're getting ready for the Bespoke Bride Guide Wedding Showcase.

Devonport Guildhall Save the Date cards available  here , Photo by  Grace Elizabeth Photography

Devonport Guildhall Save the Date cards available here, Photo by Grace Elizabeth Photography

Come and talk to us about your wedding ideas - We love working on personalised projects. Photo by  Liberty Pearl Photography

Come and talk to us about your wedding ideas - We love working on personalised projects. Photo by Liberty Pearl Photography

We have two complimentary tickets up for grabs contact us get your hands on them!

Run by the fabulous Harris Twins (fellow South West Wedding Award Finalists) The Bespoke Bride Guide scouts the South West for unique wedding suppliers, so this fair is sure to feature a shed load of great wedding ideas from authentic creative makers!

Can't wait to see you there!

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

WE ARE TWO!

Happy birthday to us!

We are thrilled to be celebrating the end of our 2nd year in business this January. We are so grateful for support from some amazing couples, clients, judges, photographers, bloggers, magazines and fellow creatives. This 2nd year has definitely been a challenge but it has been an absolute blinder!

We can't wait to get work on more unique designs for future brides and grooms in 2017 - Onwards and upwards!