Supplier Spotlight- LouPaper Wedding Stationery
What first made you fall in love with Wedding stationery & Calligraphy?
My wedding journey started at the age of 15, when I worked as a Saturday girl in a local wedding shop and I’ve loved weddings ever since! I studied graphic design at university so merged my passion for the industry with my love for all things creative. After going to a calligraphy course 5 years ago, I knew that hand lettering was going to play a big part in my designs. I’m now so privileged to be a small part of so many of my couple’s big day, and I love it!
What made you decide to become a professional Calligrapher within the Wedding industry?
I started designing stationery incorporating calligraphy for friends and colleagues at first, merging together my degree and over a decade of experience in the wedding industry. I founded LouPaper in 2015 and the business grew through recommendations.
I’m so lucky being able to call my hobby, my job and feel very lucky that I get to design every day and share my passion for weddings. I get to work with such wonderful clients, each bringing their own personality, theme and ideas to my design process which keeps me motivated to push my creative boundaries.
How would you describe your style of Calligraphy?
I’d describe my calligraphy style as modern, luxury and full of life. My calligraphy is totally bespoke with everything being written by hand. I get asked so much what font I use, but it’s just me and my handwriting. I adore how it brings quirks and personality to each of the designs I create.
What is your favourite part or parts of a Wedding Day?
Always take some time out to spend just the two of you. The whole day is a total whirlwind and it’s so important to catch 5 with your new husband or wife and just embrace how amazing everything is. Oh and enjoy every.single.second!!
From a stationery perspective, I love seeing the couple’s wedding vision come to life where the on the day stationery adds colour and style to the venue. I hope that the wedding stationery is cherished forever and a wonderful reminder of my clients love story.
Could you explain a little about what Couples can expect when they book you?
I offer two options for clients; semi-custom and bespoke. For semi-custom designs, these are based on a design from my collection and can be tailored to match the colour palette of my couples’ big days. I provide PDF proofs and include 2 rounds of amendments before printing. A final print proof is provided and then it’s off to print. I do all the hand finishing in house, so this production happens when I receive the prints back from my printers. I finalise everything by hand, package up the stationery and courier to my clients.
For my bespoke couples, I work together with them using inspiration and styling, theme and décor ideas for the big day, to create something totally unique to them. This option is perfect for anyone struggling to find stationery that’s quite right in the collection.
The design process usually takes 4-6 weeks, including print.
What top tips and advice do you offer your Couples ahead of or on their Wedding Day?
Make sure your wedding stationery reflects your personality and interests. Fundamentally, your wedding is a celebration of who you are as a couple, so it should be filled with everything that makes you, you! Because of this I strive to create designs that are truly unique and reflect my couple into paper.
I have a useful free wedding stationery guide which can be downloaded here which is full of lots of useful hints and tips!
Can you share some of your favourite designs used for Hyde House?
I adore working at Hyde House, the venue lends itself to so many different themes and colour palettes, so there are always fresh ideas to be had.
Kayleigh & James’ autumn wedding day was filled with an abundance of dried florals, rich colours and rustic textures. I incorporated textured handmade papers with printed fabric and shaped signage to really add a luxe and contemporary finish to the theme.
Becky & Rhodri went for a much more minimalist look for their stationery, utilising a monochrome palette which blended seamlessly with the soft blush and neutral florals. Each place was individually hand calligraphered and we printed the table plan and welcome sign on a double sided board, a great way to save costs and reduce materials.
Chantelle & Marcus’ recent wedding in May utilised the gorgeous spring season, with foliage filled florals, soft pinks and whites and a real English Countryside theme. The stationery utilised the soft pink alongside a monochrome palette and contemporary layouts. Hand calligraphy elements ensure each item of stationery was totally unique and I loved the hanging signs.
You can find LouPaper on instagram via @loupaper_ and click here for her website: www.loupaper.co.uk
Evening Food at Hyde House ~ Our Signature Set-Ups
We all love that time during a Wedding Day when the music is playing, your dancing shoes are well and truly on, drinks have been in full flow and the evening food comes out… heaven! And here at Hyde House our Chefs have once again been hard at work creating some really fabulous and utterly delicious signature set-ups for our Couples and all of their guests to enjoy during those later hours.
Evening Dessert Station ~ The Pudding Parlour
… complete with Mini meringue pie tarts, Salted caramel and pretzel cupcakes, Oreo brookies, Mini seasonal pavlova’s (gf), Seasonal jellies (df), Giant pink raspberry marshmallows (gf), Cookies with mini banana, biscoff milkshakes.
Evening Hot Food Stations ~ Hot Roast
… with Gloucester old spot pulled pork, Sage and onion stuffing, Crackling, Bramley apply sauce, Crunchy raw slaw, Freshly baked bread rolls.
… where guests have the options to choose from (top left- clockwise) Classic Poutine, Crispy lamb and spiced mint mayo, Melted cheese, jalapēno salsa, sour cream, spring onions and guacamole, Burnt ends, hickery mayo and frazzles.
Hyde Fried Chicken
Buttermilk chicken and fries OR Halloumi fries, fresh mint, pomegranate.
… and the toppings are either Hoisin mayo, spring onion and coriander, Miso spiced mayo, teriyaki, sesame and crispy onion, Blue cheese and crunchy maple bacon, Chipotle mayo.
For information on pricing, minimum order numbers etc then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
All images by Laura Harvey Photography
Spring and Summer Wedding Inspiration at Hyde House
Here at Hyde House, both The Grange and The Barn are beautiful, open spaces that are neutral in design and offer endless styling opportunities to our Couples for both The Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast; so whatever the Season, your style or preferences, our Barn’s are your blank canvas that can bring your vision to life without limitation.
As a Team, we really love this about the Venue because no Wedding Day is ever the same and we are constantly amazed at how creative Couples and their wonderful Suppliers are and how they are able to put their own stamp on Hyde House.
Knowing where to start when planning your Big Day can be overwhelming, so we wanted to put together some gorgeous imagery from Spring and Summer Ceremonies and Wedding Breakfasts at Hyde House, including breathtaking Outdoor Ceremonies underneath The Arbor, to give you all some inspiration as you embark on this exciting process!
L- Pear and Bear Photography | Go Wild Flowers; R- White Stag Wedding Photography | Field Gate Flowers; Kayleigh Pope Photography
White Stag Wedding Photography | All For Love London; Katie Hamilton Photography | Stephanie Saunders Floral Design
Jessica Reeve Photography | Rebel and the Rose; White Stag Wedding Photography | All For Love London
Bowtie and Belle Photography | Cotswold Blooms
Katie Hamilton Photography | The Bespoke Flowers Company | Styletopia; Katie Hamilton Photography | Stephanie Saunders Photography
L- Jessica Raphael Photography | Stephanie Saunders Flowers; R- Natalie Watts Photography | Forget Me Nots Florist
Electric Blue Photography | Penny Lane Vintage Hire; White Stag Wedding Photography | All For Love London
L- Katie Hamilton Photography | The Bespoke Flowers Company | Styletopia; R- Pear and Bear Photography
For more inspiration, follow us on Instagram. You can find us @hyde_house.
Autumn and Winter Wedding Day Inspiration at Hyde House
We adore Autumn and Winter Wedding Days here at Hyde House! From the romantic seasonal blooms, the stunning use of foliage, the warm Autumnal tones and the use of fairy and candlelights (to name but a few) we love seeing how the different spaces are transformed!
The Grange and The Barn offer endless possibilities when it comes to your floral and styling vision and when it comes to The Ceremony, there are so many ways you can make The Grange your own; whether that be by dressing the Entrance to make an impact on arrival, creating an aisle adorned with florals or foliage, tying beautiful pew ends to our cross back chairs, having abundant floral arrangements on plinths either side of the window or perhaps framing it with a garland instead… you really can take your pick, or even do something that hasn’t been done before!
And when it comes to The Barn you can choose to keep it minimal and let the gorgeous Barn features speak for themselves or completely make it your own for your Wedding Breakfast by filling the space with all of the flowers, floral/foliage/leafy chandeliers, additional lighting that you would like.
Sometimes deciding upon your vision when there are very few limitations can be overwhelming, so we wanted to share just some of the ways our Couples alongside their exceptionally talented Wedding Suppliers have dressed both The Grange and The Barn in those wonderful Autumn and Winter months in the hopes that it will inspire you and get your creative juices flowing for your own Big Day!
Rob Tarren Photography | You Me and Myrtle
Blooming Photography | The Flower Girl Style; L- Helen Sarah Pictures; R- Oobaloos Photography | Haze Lea Floral Designs
Lush Imaging | The Native Florist; Amy Rose Photography | Ivison Florist; Joanna Brooks Photography | Rosy Lea Florist
Rob Tarren Photography | You Me and Myrtle; Courtney Louise Photography
Joanna Briggs Photography | Flowers By Charlotte Elizabeth; L- White Stag Wedding Photography | Forget Me Nots; R- Siobhan Beales Photography
Oobaloos Photography | Haze Lea Floral Designs; Lucie Hamilton Photography | Lily Fee Floral Design; Oobaloos Photography | Stephanie Saunders Flowers
For more Wintery and Autumnal Wedding Inspiration head to our Instagram… you can find us @hyde_house