One of the loveliest parts of designing wedding stationery is seeing it actually used on the big day. Two couples I have recently worked with were kind enough to send me photos of my stationery in pride of place on their wedding days. When you’re designing bespoke wedding stationery you’re trying to capture the feel of an event that is yet to happen, so it’s really lovely see how it all comes together.
I provided the stationery for Celia and Alexis‘s nature inspired Portuguese wedding. I love these photos of their herb themed table cards as part of rustic, natural table displays.
It was so lovely to see Mary and Michael’s portrait beautifully framed at their laid-back park wedding. I love how the colours of Mary’s bouquet match the colours in the portrait perfectly.
Photos of Mary and Michael by Ellagraph Studios, stationery produced with Jolly Edition. Thank you to Celia and Alexis and Mary and Michael for sharing their photos!
I was surprised to find that, after our recent heatwave, there were ripe blackberries on the bushes near where I live. I couldn’t face turning on the oven to bake a cake (and making my flat even hotter), so I decided to make some ice lollies with them instead. This isn’t really a recipe, since there’s only three ingredients, it’s more of an enthusiastic suggestion that you make these, because they are really really good.
You will need
Fresh blackberries or raspberries
Coconut yogurt (I used Lancashire Farm’s low fat bio live coconut yoghurt)
Sugar or honey
Ice lolly moulds (mine are from Laura Ashley)
Add a large handful of blackberries or raspberries with a splash of water to a pan. If you’re using blackberries add a teaspoon of sugar or honey. Cook on a medium heat until the fruit is soft and a syrup has formed. Allow to cool.
Add a dessert spoon of yoghurt to the lolly mould, then top with a teaspoon of the blackberry mixture. Continue alternating yoghurt and fruit and till the mound is full. Stir with a skewer to create a rippled effect. Freeze for at least three hours and enjoy!
This year I did something I never thought I would, I joined the gym. As well as using the gym and pool facilities, I can attend as many yoga and pilates classes as I like. As a full-time illustrator repetitive strain injury is as real worry and yoga has been a bit of a life saver. It’s really helped with tense shoulders and achey wrists, and it’s also kept me surprisingly zen about tight deadlines and busy schedules. As an illustrator I couldn’t recommend yoga enough.
I’ve added this illustration as a print to my etsy shop, in case you need a little bit of yoga inspiration at home.