There's no mistaking...2020 was a beast, especially when it comes to weddings. Wedding Stationery was largely something people weren't looking to book, but I still managed to create some epic bespoke newspaper designs, including Postponement invites, invitations, Order of service/order of the day and thank yous, as well as a couple of marketing ones for some amazing suppliers.
My collection of bespoke newspaper designs is growing all of the time and I love everyone, so although many weren't for actual weddings in 2020, they still filled me with lots of joy because I had something to get my creative teeth into, as well as working with some great suppliers and having some fantastic photos to share at the end of it.
I'm really looking forward to 2021 and 2022 weddings because some of the alternative stationery designs I have planned with couples are looking amazing, but for now, these are the best of the best from 2020.
I managed to keep my list to 10 this year...kind of!
1. postponement wedding Save the Date wedding Newspaper
So many couples have had to re-think their wedding plans this year, as well as everything else in the world. This train timetable inspired save the date design is simple, but effective. Sending stationery has been difficult with lots of date changes, so poking a bit of fun at the situation can help relieve some of the pressure.
With all the big events in the world, postponed or cancelled, this illustrates that a wedding will stay go ahead and that love will win no matter what the world throws at it!
2. Call me by your name themed order of service and thank you wedding newspapers
Tichea from Carmela Weddings asked me to be part of this elopement wedding shoot on Hampstead Heath in London which she planned. It was themed around the Call me by your name book by Andre Aciman and it's characters Elio and Oliver.
The shoot was styled with pale colours, an elopement style picnic, quotes from the book, peach flowers and simple decor. the stationery I created was with simple peach watercolour textures, quotes from the book and olive leaves (for an Italian twist). The photos were so epic that I couldn't resist turning them into a newspaper too
3. roller disco themed order of service Wedding Newspaper
My favourite designs are usually those full of colour with a theme which is a little different to the norm. So when Katie from Alt Wedding Co. was asking for suppliers for a roller disco themed shoot I was all over it!
The brief was basically lots of colour with a load of nods to classic 70's disco! Think Glitter balls, retro jumpsuits, sequins and out there make up and hair.
My stationery design was centred around the glitter ball, because that is what a roller disco is all about. I took a lot of inspiration from the 'strictly' glitterball and added as much colour as I could!
4. teal and orange Order of ceremony wedding Newspaper
The theme for this wedding newspaper was bright colours with a relaxed county vibe. The shoot was at Drovers Rest in wales in one of their barns, the perfect backdrop for slightly non traditional rustic wedding inspiration. The colours were so bold that I wanted to keep the design simple and modern, sometimes less is more!
5. Festival tipi and Boho themed Order of the day wedding Newspaper
When Leesha Williams Photography asks if you want to be involved in a wedding styled shoot full of tipi festival vibes, pom poms, colour and alpacas...you don't say no!
the moodboard for the shoot at Inkersall Grange near Nottingham was full of rainbow colours, confetti and tipis, so I used this as my stationery inspiration. The venue has a large outside space, so i imagined these being given to guests at the ceremony to let them know the days events via the menu and timeline. I really loved playing around with the colours and creating something cool and fun.
6. Mexican and Baz Luhrmann's 'Romeo and Juliet' themed plan of the day wedding Newspaper
I have had doing a styled shoot at the Asylum Chapel in Peckham, London on my bucket list since I started this business, it's such an iconic wedding ceremony venue with dark moody and derelict vibes...my kinda place.
I worked with The Italian dream who not only organised this wedding styled shoot, but she also did the styling.
The theme was Mexican, with lots of alternative wedding colours and details which reminded me of the Baz Luhrmann film Romeo and Juliet from the 90's. That idea tied with the venue was a match made in heaven because in the film the church where they marry is so much like the Asylum Chapel. So I used the heart and spikes as the main idea to work around modelled on the film poster. It is one of my fave designs [I know I say that a lot, but it really is]!
7. Pastel Coachella festival themed order of service wedding newspaper
the mood board for this wedding styled shoot newspaper was full of pastel colours, glitter, holograms and flamingos! The festival feels were all about summer and Coachella so I incorporated it into my bespoke stationery design.
The shoot was held in a pub so I wanted it to be fun and bursting with all the vibes of a Californian summer!
8. valentine's wedding invitation Newspaper
What two colours represent Valentine's day more than Millennial pink and red? Nothing! The design of this bespoke invite newspaper was planned around the date of 14th February.
The vintage flowers complemented the mood for the day which had a urban east London wedding vibe with a romantic twist.
9. engagement + Proposal themed wedding newspaper
I created this as a surprise for the bride. One of the bridesmaids contacted me and asked to create a gift for the Brides birthday.
We created a proposal story front cover with details of her forthcoming wedding and included pictures from their engagement shoot, of the venue and couples cat. The rest of the newspaper was filled with photos of the couple showing their love story so far.
10. asylum chapel Wedding program Newspaper
Natasha and Dan's asylum chapel wedding was full of fun and very much about spending time with their friends and family,
the bespoke design for their newspaper reflected their personalities and sense of adventure with their proposal story and a quiz along with photos from their time together. We also added the order of the day to keep guests informed and a thank you message to thank them for coming.
Natasha's flowers were going to be big and colourful, so we used it as our basis for the colour palette and the unique elements along with a Frida Kahlo quote which means a lot to the couple.
See...I managed to stick to 10, but I did want to mention these two marketing newspapers who are for wedding suppliers because I love the designs, but they're still wedding related!
11. Jenny Appleton Photography Marketing Newspaper
Jenny Appleton asked me to create some newspapers for her booked couples, full of FAQ's, tips and information about her photography style.
Usually I design around a business website, but I worked with Jenny to create something different. We pulled together a colourful palette and designed around Jenny's love for geometry for a truly stand out and eye catching design.
12. Costa Sisters Videography Marketing Newspaper
When it comes to wedding videography, the Costa Sisters need no introduction. They are super fun, creative and have a recognisable style.
Of course their newspapers had to live up to this standard, so we kept it minimalistic and allowed the images to do a lot of the talking. As well as cool af photos, we added a load of tips and secrets for their soon to be wed couples.
If you want me to create something that is worthy of this list at the end on 2021, get in touch.