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
Winter Wedding magic at Hyde House
We might be heading towards longer and warmer days but we’ve started receiving the most breathtaking images from recent Wintery Wedding Days and we just could not resist sharing them with you all.
We adore Winter Weddings here at Hyde House and have loved seeing all of the ways the Grange and the Barn have been transformed this past season with magical lighting, romantic candlelight, abundant blooms mixed with textured foliage, leaves and grasses, not forgetting all of the delicious seasonal cocktails we’ve been displaying and serving to lots of lovely guests.
And at Hyde House, Winter Wedding Days do not mean that you have any less options when it comes to Couples getting those all important shots together. Our grounds offer so much variety for photographers and many gravitate towards The Grange, specifically the courtyard which has flower beds filled with grasses that are in abundance all year round and is the perfect spot to get photos as the sun sets over the rolling Cotswold countryside. The entrance to both the House and Grange are also popular, especially as the leaves turn and begin to fall on the House. The lawns behind the Barn and the Arbor offer fantastic backdrops for photos throughout the day with the additional lighting that we have on the Arbor creating such romantic images throughout the evening.
If you’re looking to have a Winter Wedding Day please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on
as we have some fantastic dates available for this coming Winter season at Hyde House ✨
Without further ado, please scroll until your hearts content to see lots of incredible Wedding Inspiration!
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
At the beginning of 2020 we closed our doors and gave the House a whole new look; little did we know that it would be quite a while before many of our Couples would get to see these wonderful changes in person. Since our doors have opened we have loved showing everyone around the newly refurbished spaces and have really enjoyed seeing so many positive reactions!
One of the biggest transformations that took place here at Hyde House was on the ground floor in a spacious room that was once the Planning Teams office and is now – the Library. Not only is the library a wonderfully designed, cosy room for people to relax in, it is also used on Wedding Day mornings for one half of the Wedding Party to get ready in. It really is the perfect private space to spend those special pre-Wedding hours with your closest friends and family.
The other drastic transformation was in the Bedrooms where every single room was re-furnished and re-decorated. The Bridal Suite is now complete with a four-poster bed, elegant new furnishings and a freestanding copper bathtub, in the bedroom no less, and all of the other 19 bedrooms have been made even more luxurious than before so you’ll always have a good nights sleep at Hyde House!
So please do scroll away to see the exciting changes. Xx
The New Plated Menu at Hyde House
Today is our third and final journal post about our brand new 2022 Menu and we’re sharing all things plated dishes!
Our fabulous Chefs have created a Menu where there is something, if not many things, for everyone. We have flavourful meat dishes, mouth-watering fish dishes, seasonal veggie and vegan dishes and a delicious mix of desserts.
As you may have seen from our earlier Journal posts, alongside our plated options we also have our Feasting Menu and just in case you can’t quite decide whether they would like more formal plated dishes or interactive feasting options for your own Wedding Day, you can mix and match between the courses giving you the best of both worlds for you and your guests to enjoy.
We hope you enjoy looking through the final images from our Menu Shoot with Laura Harvey Photography and if you haven’t had the chance to try our new dishes at one of our Tasting Evenings just yet we hope you love them when you do!
Top to Bottom: Burrata, heritage tomatoes, basil, balsamic vinegar (v, gf), Pressed ham terrine, pickled vegetables, apricot chutney, sourdough toast (df); Rainbow beetroots, orange and honey whipped goat’s cheese, candied sunflowers seeds (v); Pan fried scallops, celeriac purée, rémoulade, pickled apple (gf) (£2.50pp)
Top to Bottom: Trealy farm coppa ham, black figs, sherry vinegar, shaved parmesan (gf); Duck liver parfait, sauternes jelly, mini brioche; Sea bass ceviche, cucumber, mint and mango salsa (gf, df)
Top to Bottom: Rump of Cotswolds lamb, pea purée, herb gnocchi, charred broccoli, peas, broad beans, salsa verde (+£3pp); Sweet potato wellington, wild mushroom, roasted Jerusalem artichoke, spinach, Salmoriglio (v, vg, gf, df); Crispy Kale doughnut, parmesan, pressed potato, shallot puree, crispy kale, spring onion oil (v); Cotswolds white chicken, pressed potato, shallot puree, tenderstem broccoli, spring onion oil, madeira jus (df, gf)
Top to Bottom: Roasted Beef fillet, creamed potato, candied carrot, wild mushrooms, truffle (+ £7pp) (gf); Pan fried cod, bubble and squeak, cauliflower puree, spinach, caper and raisin burnt butter (gf); Seasonal tortellini, crispy trumpet mushrooms (v)
Top to Bottom: Chocolate and buttermilk brownie, chocolate sauce, vanilla dream ice cream (v), Treacle tart, salted caramel ice cream; Strawberry and tonka bean cheesecake, passionfruit and mango (v)
The New Canapé Menu at Hyde House
As you may have already seen from our Instagram and recent Journal post, we have a new Menu that launched earlier this month at Hyde House and we’re just a *tiny* bit excited about it! Some of our lovely Couples have already managed to see and taste our new offering at recent Tasting Evenings, but for those of you who haven’t just yet, we’ve shared imagery of our new Feasting Menu (click the link to see earlier post), next week we’re talking all things plated dishes, and today, it’s all about Canapés!
Canapés are such an important part of any Wedding Day Menu. They’re the very first Wedding food that your guests will see, smell and taste and as such, our Chef’s have put so much love and hard work in to making sure that our Canapés not only taste delicious but that they look really beautiful as well. There has also been a lot of care put in to creating an offering that has lots of variety so that every personal preference or specific dietary requirement can be catered for.
We hope you enjoy looking through our brand new Canapés below and we have also made a note of what each dish is under the image collages so you can start making a shortlist for your Big Day 😊.
Top to Bottom: Chicken Liver Parfait on toasted brioche, Salt Baked Celeriac, truffle and pickled celeriac (v), Tuna Taco with yoghurt, wasabi and ginger, Artichoke tempura with saffron aioli (v, df)
Lamb bon bon with pea and mint, Wild mushroom truffle arancini with parmesan (v), Ox Cheek Crumpet with chestnuts and cranberry
Honey Soy Glazed Salmon and toasted sesame (gf, df), Aubergine tartare on puffed pasta crisp (v), Beef Carpaccio with truffle emulsion and shaved pecorino
Crab Salad with pickled radish, apple and dill (df), Crispy ham hock with burnt miso caramel, coriander and spring onion, Bloody Mary Bocconcini (v)
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
Making an Entrance | Beautiful Styling at #thegrangeathyde
The Hyde House Ceremony Barn, The Grange, was completed almost two years ago and since then, it has played host to so many breathtaking Ceremonies. Its neutral interiors make it the perfect canvas for Couples to put their own stamp on it & make their day one of a kind and we are always blown away by the variety of styling that we see on a weekly basis.
The styling is not however limited to just the inside of The Grange and many people have decided to also frame the Entrance in order to make a visual impact as soon as guests arrive; we’ve seen everything from foliage installations, floral archways, hanging garlands, DIY signage and lots more. So we thought the launch of the Hyde Journal would be a wonderful opportunity to share a handful of these gorgeous creations with you all so that you can be thoroughly inspired for your own beautiful Wedding Days!
Lots of love, The Hyde Team x
Top to Bottom, Image – White Stag Wedding Photography, Forget Me Nots | Image – Pixie Abbott Photography, Styletopia | Cotswold Pictures, Styletopia | Lucie Hamilton Photography
Image 1 & 2 – Rob Tarren Photography, You, Me & Myrtle | Image 3 & 4 – Kayleigh Pope Photography, Mother of the Bride
Top Image – Tanli Joy Photography, Haze Lea Floral Design | Bottom Left – White Stag Wedding Photography, All For Love London | Bottom Right – Natalie J Watts Photography, Forget Me Nots
Top Left & Right – The Springles, Flower Style Company, Daisy Says I Do | Bottom Left – Jamie Dunn Photography, Redgrave & Lake | Bottom Right – Natalie J Watts, Forget Me Nots
Pixie Abbott Photography, Floral Roundabout
Top – Lyme Bay Photography, Styletopia | Middle- Laura Martha Photography, Dandy Ellison, Bottom | Cotswold Pictures, Forget Me Nots
Left – Pear & Bear Photography, Go Wild Flowers | Right – White Stag Wedding Photography, Forget Me Nots