November 20th, 2017 | Rachel Parry
If beautiful fonts, pretty patterns or cool graphics are your bag, then stationery is a part of the planning you can afford to get super-excited about. We at Brides Up North are most certainly fans of gorgeous paper goods (the piles of slogan-emblazoned notebooks on our desks are proof alone) and so we are delighted to be introducing a Sponsor to the blog today whose stationery designs have us all heart eyes!
Introducing lovely Lancashire-based Jess of Jeccabox, who offers a complete suite of stunning stationery to complete couples’ big day celebrations. From pre-designed beauties, to amazing bespoke creations, Jess loves nothing more than matching brides and grooms with the perfect pieces that are complimentary their chosen wedding theme and them as a couple.
We can barely take our eyes off her stunning marble designs, and don’t even get us started on the metallic foils!! Here to lift the lid on Jeccabox is the talented lady herself. Take it away Jess…
Can you tell us a little about your background and how you came to set up Jeccabox?
jess says: I have always been passionate about design and have always been a creative person. I originally started creating graphic personalised prints through Jeccabox and then wedding stationery was a natural journey when my customers stared to enquire about such paper goods – it was then that my for love for it really came to life! I have a degree in Interior Design and that gave me the basic tools I needed to explore my design capabilities further, and now I absolutely love designing wedding stationery in all its forms! Oh, and if anyone is wondering about the business name, Jeccabox is the nickname my mum has given me since I was a baby (and still calls me now!)
Can you give us an overview of the service and products that you offer you wedding couples?
Jeccabox offers complete wedding stationery suites; everything from save the dates, to invitations, table plans, place names, table layouts and even gifts for parents of the bride and groom! We can print on a variety of cards and can foil in various colours and metallic finishes.
How would you describe the style of your stationery and where do you draw inspiration from for your designs?
I’d describe our stationery as a real mix of traditional and modern styles. My inspiration comes from everywhere – architecture, pattern, print designs, etc. and I love to work with the brides and grooms and really listen to what they want. Whether it’s the theme, colour palette, even particular flowers and textures, I’ll try and work it in as best I can and as much as they would like!
In your opinion, why is stationery such an important element of a wedding?
It’s the first glimpse that any guest receives of the wedding; it’s so exciting to see the reaction from loved ones. The save the dates or invitations can give a real insight into the theme of the day and allows not only the bride and groom, but the guests to start to get very excited too! I also think it’s a great way to get the information out to guests and is a big ‘tick’ for any bride or groom!
How far in advance of the wedding would you advise couples to source their stationery?
It totally depends on the couple’s wedding; if it’s a destination wedding abroad, the sooner the better, for example! I think with save the dates, they can go out whenever the couple is ready, but with invitations I usually recommend anywhere between three and six months prior to the wedding.
What elements of the wedding would you advise couples to consider when picking their stationery and where should they look for inspiration?
I think elements such as the venue style, flower colours, suit colours, dress texture, and even suit texture can really get the couple’s minds whirling and before they know it, a theme that is often unique to them will come out of it.
Do you have a favourite design from within your stationery collection, and if so, which one is it and why?
I really do love the marble and copper foiling invitations; not only did I design them for a friend, they have proven to be a very popular design that I love to come back to.
Do you offer a bespoke design service and, if so, what is the process?
Yes, I pride myself on my bespoke service, which can either be done completely via email or social media, or sometimes I like to meet with couples to really discuss what they would love and show samples, card textures etc. I initially like to get the couple’s ideas, styles etc. and any wording they specify, and then I get going with the designing and always design until the couples are 100% happy.
February 24th, 2014 | Julia Braime
Girl’s Best Friend
We LIKE sparkle around these parts, whether glinting from a newly adorned ring finger, the sheen of sequins on tulle or a dusting of Swarovski across a kitten heel. It’s all good. That said, we were always going to love the bespoke designs of Harriet of Amoretto Wedding then, weren’t we?
Not content with dazzling your guests on the day, Harriet’s beautiful designs give them a little taste of what’s in store, whether that’s elegant sparkle (our favourite), lashings of lace and pearls or laid back rustic romance.
I LOVE. Just check our her pretty website to see why.
Harriet is kindly offering a 10% discount for any couples ordering their stationery in 2014. Just quote Brides Up North when booking.
Images by Lake Creative Studio.
What’s the story behind Amoretto Wedding?
Amoretto has been running for two years now. As a trained Graphic Designer with a love of packaging and ‘hands on’ creativity the idea to start my own wedding stationery business came to me when planning my own wedding. Like so many others before me that, ‘I could do this’ moment suddenly hit me and it all went from there!
Who is an Amoretto Wedding bride?
An Amoretto bride is someone who will appreciate quality design, products and service. Over the last two years I have provided stationery to a wide range of ages and budgets but the common factor is their appreciation of the care and attention to detail spent on each and every client, from the moment pen goes to paper until their beautifully wrapped parcel arrives at the door.
Where are you based? Do you work by appointment or online?
I am based in Lancaster, Lancashire but have clients from all over the Country. I meet with around 80% of my clients but offer a fully bespoke service as standard to clients who approach and order via e mail or telephone as well.
Snowflake Save The Date
Are all your designs completely bespoke then?
I offer a bespoke service as standard at no additional cost. Couples are welcome to either choose an existing design, making any necessary alterations or benefit from my design experience creating something new and unique.
Lace & Peal Pocket
What products are available in each design?
All designs have matching items as follows;
Save the Date, Day Invitation, Evening Invitation, RSVP and information card.
Order of Service, Order of the Day, Place Name, Menu, Personalised Menu, Table Plan, Guest Book.
Favour Box, Memory Box, Thank you Card.
Lace & Pearl
What stationery designs do you think will be popular for next season?
I am seeing a huge demand for my Lace and Pearl designs, but this timeless fabric will never go out of fashion for weddings. The Shabby Chic, Great Gatsby and Rustic Country Garden looks will all remain popular in 2014 with a breakthrough trend for bright colourful florals.
What would be your top five tips for Brides Up North when choosing their wedding stationery?
Take a good look around on blogs, in magazines, and at wedding fairs for designs and ideas.
If you are struggling to choose a style, arrange a consultation with a local designer who offers this service for free to chat through ideas. They should be happy to listen to your thoughts and make suggestions that will suit your needs and requirements. There are so many angles to how the stationery contributes to the process, it’s not just about the invitations. I love hearing about my clients ‘on the day’ plans and making sure my wedding day items are going to suit their venue, flowers, table arrangements and vision for the whole day.
Don’t get too caught up in trends and what you think you should have, go with what represents you as a couple and your Big Day.
Never order anything without seeing a sample, online images can be deceiving, you need to feel and see the quality in your hands before committing to an order.
Always ask for proofs and a sample and make sure you get a second pair of eyes to check them over. The last thing you want is all your invitations with the wrong name, date or address on them.
Does all the stationery have to match?
Not necessarily, a recent client of mine has chosen one of my Lace & Pearl designs for her Invitations as it matches the delicate lace on her dress. Her vision for the wedding day however is much more Shabby Chic and Country Garden so we are introducing kraft card colours, luggage tag styling and dressing props such as a set of vintage step ladders as the table plan backdrop. Two different styles but yet ones that will tie the whole wedding story together perfectly.
Which of your ranges would you recommend for a Bride on a budget or if money was no object?
Serendipity at £3.00 is a simple but luxurious design, double mounted on 700gram board this design can be done to incorporate any colour scheme. The modern typography is very popular with many couples and seems to appeal particularly to the Grooms!
Boxed Cupid at £7.50 is the ultimate in romantic luxury. The ivory paper heart is the centre piece of this stunning invitation, all encased in a mulberry paper wrap and organza bow then presented in box with delicate guest name tag.
What are your prices like?
My day time Invitations range from £3.00 right up to £8.50 for designs that comes boxed and incorporate many elements.
Can you offer a special discount to Brides Up North readers?
Yes! I would be delighted to offer a 10% discount for any couples ordering their stationery in 2014.
How long do you take to turn around an order?
As standard I say four weeks, this includes design, proofing, samples and production. Turn around can be faster than that depending on my schedule.
How can I get in touch to discuss my requirements or place an order?
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