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de Winton Paper Co

Hello readers, 

While I was wondering through the wedding fair earlier last month, I stumbled across some of the most beautiful wedding invitations I have ever seen. The water-colour illustrations, and bespoke calligraphy is what really captured my attention. That’s when I met the lovely Harriet De Winton, founder of de Winton Paper Co. A boutique design studio based in Devon that specialises in modern calligraphy, fine art wedding stationary, and decorative illustration. 

We adore creating unique and beautiful paper products; from luxurious wedding invitations through to bespoke artwork commissions.

At the fair Harriet was offering small samples of her calligraphy work for future brides, although I am already married I couldn’t resist taking home a bespoke hand-made card from de Winton Paper. (Which made me want to get married all over again)

 

I was so in love with the concept, and eager to speak to Harriet her self and find out more about her vision.

  • What inspired you to start DeWinton Paper Co

My first collection was designed for my very own sister’s wedding. With a creative background in set design, when she couldn’t find stationery she adored I offered to create something beautiful for her.

The design was directly influenced by my parents who were married in the 1970’s. They received an unusual wedding gift: one guest used their wedding invitation as a canvas for a beautiful watercolour landscape, framed it and gave it back to them as a wedding gift.

It has hung in the hall of our family house ever since and I have never seen anything quite like it. It has become a sweet and powerful memory of that day, and that is what we look to create for all of our couples at de Winton Paper co; a wonderful momento that they can gaze over nostalgically for years to come.

  • From your collection which is your favourite? 

I recently had to ask myself this very question when creating my very own wedding stationary {Harriet is due to marry her partner Ant next year}. In the end I really couldn’t pick just one so ended up borrowing elements from each design to create something perfectly bespoke for us.

  • What would you say is 2016’s most popular wedding trend when it comes to wedding invitations? 

At de Winton Paper co we have seen a large surge in requests for Calligraphy styled fonts and hand lettering. Some people still imagine medieval styled ornate type lettering of the past when you mention calligraphy but in reality it’s all about modern, free-flowing fonts all over our stationery.

The thirst for Botanical invites is showing no signs of slowing up either; we have received an abundance of inspiration boards from our couples containing florals, foliage and herbs. Wedding flowers themselves right now have become more unstructured and wild in appearance and that is echoed throughout our designs.

  • What advise would you give future brides? 

Really use your wedding stationery as a starting point for defining your wedding day style. The invitation is your guests’ first sneak peek at your wedding day style. Along with listing the location and time of day, the invitation and, more specifically, its style, hints to the formality of your wedding.

Thank you Harriet for creating masterpieces that brides can cherish forever. Ladies if you are after a bespoke wedding card that truly takes your guests on a magical journey then look no further.

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