Since I was very young I was always drawing, painting, creating & making. When I left school all I wanted to do was to spend forever making stuff! Anything & everything!
I attended Great Yarmouth Art College where I studied Art & Design & Surface Pattern. There was a lot of fun to be had with Art History, Textiles, Ceramics & Graphics being my favourite subjects.
When I left college, I set up home & got married. I worked at a Screenprinting company where I had the chance to experience work in most of the factories departments...Acrylics, Finishing, Printing & finally the Graphics Department! Here I learnt many things...working with Illustrator & Photoshop opened up a whole new world for me! I spent a lot of time on technical drawings for Die's & working on the most awesome Laser Cutter...this experience was to help me no end when I decided to start my Bespoke Wedding Stationery business. The ultimate goal is to have a laser cutter of my own one day!
When we got married, our own Wedding Invitations were rather unexciting, just a pack of mass produced slips from a card shop chain. At the time, from what I can recall, there wasn't much of a choice for us back then especially with our very modest budget!
That's one of the reasons why I started to think about designing & handcrafting bespoke invitations for others. Nowadays anything goes with wedding celebrations, which makes my job unbelievably exciting & always varied!
As our children grew I gradually started to build my business so that I was able to spend quality time with them but to have something to take on full time once they were both at school.
I now have a lovely Studio in our back garden where I can busy myself designing and making bespoke stationery, here I can hold consultations & viewings with couples with no need for them to rush.
There's nothing more lovely than seeing couples reactions when they pick up their Wedding Stationery and On The Day items.
As my son once said 'How can it be a job if you love it so much Mummy'?
Originally we started out as Cherry Designs but it was never a name I was too struck on. Finally with a bit of help from the children we decided on a name change! We rebranded the business on 26.10.16 officially changing the name to Once Upon a Time Wedding Stationery. Very apt for someone obsessed with Fairytales & Happily Ever Afters!
Thank you for visiting our website, please do take a look at the Once Upon a Time Wedding Stationery Facebook & Instagram pages too by clicking the link. We have lots of designs on there which can be recreated or adapted to suit your theme. I look forward to hearing from you!
As of 2020 I will also be sharing a spot here with my other design business The Littlest Design Studio which specialises in non wedding related stationery that is perfect for the small handcrafted, work from home businesses out there as well as every day stationery too. I also have a Facebook, Instagram & Etsy pages for that too so it would be great to see you there offing a like & a follow!
Designer & Owner
Once Upon A Time Wedding Stationery
The Littlest Design Studio