Without wishing the months away I have been itching for June to come along not only for the weather…but for the latest issue of New Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Abroad to hit the shelves.
It’s here and I couldn’t be more chuffed. For DWHA’s first ever Inspiration page our very own Rowney was chosen to feature in the opener. DWHA is bursting with pretty inspiration and I can’t believe we have a whole page, beautifully shot as always by Holly Booth. Rowney looks amazing, I am super proud, thank you DWHA, Holly and Kate for such a lovely feature. I couldn’t love it more.
This glossy is a must for all your destination weddings and honeymoon needs!
M A G A Z I N E – Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Abroad
I M A G E C R E D I T – Holly Booth Photography
C R E A T I V E D I R E C T O R – Kate Monument
I’ve been working hard behind the scenes on rebranding and generally refreshing my website. It is fair to say it is taking a little longer than I hoped, designing for yourself can be a nightmare and you can end up not making any decisions at all!
However…lots of new designs are being developed and finalised, custom collections are gathering and generally lots of pretty paper has waited long enough.
So just to satisfy my urge to share some new stuff, here’s a peak at one of my new designs ‘Pencil Us In’ a save the date card complete with personalised, hand foiled pencil.
Along with a handful of other pieces, they have been waiting patiently for me to get a move on and officially launch them on my website. It won’t be long now… promise. So send your guests something different with these fun save the dates. They are useful, eco friendly and who doesn’t love a pencil!
These save the dates are printed on our special, 250gsm board which is made from around 60% recycled beer labels. This yummy board is off white in colour with tiny brown flecks highlighting the lovely eco friendly qualities. The design features fun wording with original illustrations and typography. Nice.
Photo credit Anna Hardy
I know I’ve posted a photo of Victoria and Pierce’s save the dates recently but I wanted to just share a couple more to show the lovely impressions of a letterpress print.
Silhouettes are traditional seen in black but Victoria wanted a colour to match her bridesmaid dresses so we mixed up this pretty blue ink and I think it adds a lovely modern twist to the design.
I’m currently working on Victoria and Pierce’s invitations so do check back soon for a peek at the designs!
Since I designed Katie and Tom’s ticket inspired stationery last year I have received lots of lovely compliments and requests to design tickets for other lovely couples. As well as personalising the original design shown on my bespoke page, I have been busy working on some new designs, and here is a peek at what I’ve been working on…
It’s the little details that are important to me so I have included punched out, date details to give them a real ticket feel.
They can be used for save the dates, day or evening invitations and can be letterpress or digitally printed. If you’re looking for something quirky and a bit different or if your wedding has a travel theme these are perfect.
I have also found them to be a great hit with grooms too!
All my ticket designs will soon be included on my website but do contacted me for any further info and prices in the meantime at firstname.lastname@example.org!
I didn’t really have any New Years resolutions as such but my main aim this year (besides creating lovely stationery for my lovely couples) is to conquer my fear of photography!
As anyone who knows me and has witnessed my attempts to photograph my work before, will know its not a pretty sight! Just the thought of taking a few shots of my designs makes my heart sink mainly because I know it will be hours of stress, time outs, and thinking ‘how the hell do I work this camera?!’ I will spend hours taking photos, then even longer trying to choose which ones are ok and then go on to photoshop them for at least another day. After one of these mammoth sessions I will have about 3 photos to show for my efforts and I always think ‘oh dear, I can’t put them up for everyone to see!’ so I don’t.
Well, no more! I have booked a beginners photography day course that will teach me about my camera and how to use it. So instead of me avoiding using my camera at all costs I will be aiming to photograph regularly (weekly?!) which means much more blogging to show you all the lovely stationery that leaves the studio everyday, updates on facebook and I’ve just this minute received my invitation from Pinterest which is a great source of inspiration. So keep your eyes peeled and hopefully we will see some progress very soon.
p.s. I took the photo above today with my new positive attitude but I’d rather not say how long it took me…