Lauren Marie Studio

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Hello! I'm Lauren, a freelance Illustrator and Calligrapher. I love to create hand painted, bespoke wedding stationery that tells your very own unique love story, with lots of detail.
Pricing & Costs

Pricing for suppliers

Prices Start at
£500
My pricing is bespoke and tailored completely to your needs. I love to have a chat about your ideas, in fact, I welcome this! My starting price is recommended to create a seamless look across your wedding day.
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Products and Services

Bespoke Design
Handmade
Table Plan
Print
Wedding Invitations
Save the Dates / Thank You Notes
Recycled Paper Options
Online Invitations
Online Shop
Programs / Place Cards / Menus
Signs
Hand Calligraphy
Pocketfold Stationery
Last-Minute Orders
Full Description
I am a bespoke Illustrator and Calligrapher with a specialty in creating hand painted, beautiful designs that are unique to you, for your very special stationery. Lauren Marie Studio was founded in 2016 and has grown considerably in product range and services. Now I supply locally in Kent, throughout the UK, and regularly work with international couples too! I love to create designs that are unique, tell YOUR story, and share YOUR passion. I have always had a love for stationery, and truly love how it feels to receive special invitations and letters in the post. I am passionate about providing options for eco-friendly, conscious and sustainable stationery, so naturally this is the path I take with my work. I truly believe that eco-friendly doesn't mean compromise, in fact, quite the opposite! Using a gorgeous range of sustainable papers and sourcing vegan friendly materials wherever possible has opened up a huge range of design possibilities that will be truly unique on your wedding day. I hand paint all elements of my stationery first, before turning this into delicate and bespoke suites for your day. Watercolour allows me to create wonderful unique designs and capture special details, though I also work digitally upon request. Calligraphy in completed in ink before being transferred and edited into your pieces, with the option for custom dip-pen calligraphy as a hand finish too. From announcement cards and save the dates, through to your bespoke invitation suite, signage and thank you cards (not to mention everything in between!) I design for it all. I love to bringing my creative and design experience to your brief and vision for your stationery elements. • Bespoke Save the Date & Invitation stationery • Venue Illustration • Order of Service • Bouquet Illustration • Calligraphy service • Sign writing • Wedding location table signs • Wedding party gifts Styled shoot credit: weddingchicks.com/wedding-event-venues/swanbournehousewedding/

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Lauren
Hello! Thank you so much for having a browse around my profile here on Bridebook. I truly love working on bespoke, hand painted and eco-conscious stationery that is made just for you, telling your very own love story. Please do not hesitate to get in contact if you have any questions, I'd love to help. [email protected]

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2016
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
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Location & Contact Details

Address

Cranbrook, Kent, England

Travel Notes

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Press & Awards (1)

Wedding Chicks

Industry Awards (1)

SBS winner 2019, chosen by Theo Paphitis
FAQ
(9)

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Bright, creative, compassionate, delicate, versatile

What about your business are you most proud of?

I am most proud to stand by my belief that you can have beautiful stationery that is eco-conscious too. There are so many unique options for materials when you consider what is sustainable, it allows you to create some beautiful unique pieces. I love to source recycled/recyclable materials where I can and encourage my clients to keep, reuse or recycle. I also love sourcing vegan/cruelty free arts tools to work with where I can do, inputting a conscious stream of sustainability and care into my work.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

I am sure there are many good tips, but I would probably say keep a designated notebook (of course, who doesn't love a notebook!) with all your plans, lots of tabs and space to write your notes. If a spreadsheet is more your thing that's good too, it's just handy having everything in one place to refer back to and add, without lots of papers which inevitably will go missing. Oh, and if you book online, be sure to save all your confirmation receipts/invoices at the time you get them too! Otherwise, you'll be scrolling back for hours to check details. Secondly, I would definitely recommend getting a Year to view calendar. This helps so much when planning your wedding, as you can see exactly how long you have to plan specific elements of your day, keep on track of RSVP deadlines and information that your venue (or stationer!) may ask you.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

I love anything personalised, and so this has to be my answer. Your wedding day is about your love for each other, and I love it when I see couples include meaningful elements in their wedding stationery, decor and styling. I love creating wedding location table name cards, so the couple will have their loved ones seated at their favourite places all around the room. So unique and thoughtful!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I love to chat to my clients so we can get to know each other and see if we are a good fit to work together. I do this either via email, on the phone or zoom consultation. I love to make notes, and so I'll happily jot down many themes and ideas that a couple shares with me when we talk about the wedding vision. As a supplier, it's so much more than the service I provide, but it's making I understand how my couples want their wedding day to be like. Really structured or loose timings and quite relaxed, it's those things to consider too. Stationery is the first introduction wedding guest will receive, and actually, it's also the first physical item lots of couples will receive related to their wedding planning too. After a good chat, I take away ideas and draw up a quote with detail added throughout. I'll share photo examples if necessary, talking about colours and themes present within the planning. Depending on a couple's timescale for their Wedding day, if they are happy to go ahead, we can begin the most exciting part. Watching ideas coming to life!

What is the most important piece of stationery for a wedding and why?

I feel that this is totally dependable on the individual factors of the day. Of course, invitations are very important for organisation and confirmation that guests can attend. For a destination wedding, Save the Dates are important too, as you don't want loved ones to miss out on the chance to be there with you if they need the extra notice. I do really believe though, with bespoke work, any and every piece can be just as important as each other. I've been lucky to create some gorgeous bespoke pieces like venue illustrations, and they are cherished and framed for many years after. That is just so wonderful to me!

What is your best seller?

My best seller has to be my wedding location table name signs, which I paint by hand based on a couple's favourite places. I do also love a hand painted flower paired with calligraphy, and I think my couples do too!

What is the most innovative delivery method you have come across?

I really do believe in going to the best level I can for my couples. So if that's a rush order and fast track delivery (where possible) then that it will be! I also love adding special touches to parcels such as a calligraphy name, pretty (and practical packing tape) Thank you cards and delivery updates too.

How do you add romance to any wedding stationery you do?

I love to include special details and I'm so lucky to work on bespoke work that allows me to do that. I regularly add in little imagery that my clients ask me to, and often it's something very meaningful in their relationship. Whether that's a painted location, the colour of the scarf you wore when you said 'Yes to forever!' , or custom calligraphy wording like vows. Nothing is too detailed or unusual. That's what makes it special.