Real Weddings | ‘Taste of Tropics’ Work in Progress


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Remember the leafy and tropical inspired Save-the-Dates I styled and designed at the end of last year? Well, the lovely couple got hitched early this summer and so I wanted to finally get round to sharing some behind-the-scenes of the main stationery elements that I put together for their big day. Using Elena Boils tropical illustrative motifs, I designed and artworked all the layouts of each piece (from the invitation suite to the on-the-day element) by teaming it up with some modern brush-calligraphy. And yes, I did hand-cut and letter all those leaves out for their alternative seating plan….call me insane but that’s what you do to stand out from the crowd ;)



I’ve had a ball working on these and I can’t wait to share the official photos once I get a copy! Here’s a teeny glimpse of some of the stationery elements, ranging from Order of Ceremony and schedules of the day to menus to both hand-cut/hand-lettered seating name cards and signage!

I hope you like them and if so, do stay tuned for more!! xMBM_signs 02MBM_signs 01MBM_signs 02Photo 18-05-2016, 10 29 20MBM_signs 02


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Real Weddings | Work in progress

MbM_Real Weddings_A&D 01Hey folks! I hope you’re having a lovely weekend. Can you believe we’re into week three of January already…!?

Anyway, further to my last post on wedding stationery, I thought I’d share another fun one I’ve been appointed to do that has some serious tropical vibes going!  It involves a lot of leafy prints, a lush colour palette and oodles of hand-lettering, which is just what I need to get through these winter months! :)

I did the couple’s Save The Date last year, where I opted to hand-letter over some rubber-tree leaves, style it across a wavy peach backdrop (an element taken from the main illustrative piece for the stationery suite) and then photograph and turn it into a postcard. The idea was that it gave a glimpse into what’s to come and setting the scene of the wedding without giving away the entire design – a teaser, so to speak.
MbM_Real Weddings_A&D 02For those of you that don’t know me as well, I’m always looking for any excuse to letter whatever surface I can find (give me a wall, floor, a rock…whatever!) and doing so on leaves was something yet to tick off the list so I was delighted to get working on this. When you are dealing with natural, raw, odd-shaped mediums like leaves, it can be tricky trying to compose the lettering perfectly and it’s not like you can do to many trial runs either as no leaves are the same. It’s these challenges that I get a kick out of so bring them on!

Well, these are some of the behind-the scene shots of the final leaf I was styling for the Save The Date postcards. I’ll be working on phase two (the main stationery suite) very soon and cannot wait to get started. While I wont be taking on any more wedding projects this year (I’m going to be focusing on other areas of my work) I have to admit its these unconventional kinds that really make me want to do weddings. So yea, if you know of or having a wedding that takes on lots of bespoke lettering, type-based signage, backdrops and installations….then i’ll make an exception! :)

Happy weekend folks and I’ll keep you posted on progress soon xx

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