“My aim is to create wedding stationery for quirky couples who are having an off-beat, alternative or vintage style wedding day.”
After I designed and made the invites and on the day stationery for my own wedding last year, I realised that organising my own wedding was a real opportunity for me and my husband-to-be to get creative and express ourselves.
I’m a little bit obsessed with weddings and massively obsessed with good design, illustration and typography so it made sense that I put that together to create Satin and Tat.
I want my designs to stand out from other wedding stationery so that my brides and grooms can be confident that they’re going to have something totally unique. I combine hand drawn illustrations and mix media design with good quality recycled card stock and produce everything from my little home office.
I look everywhere for inspiration. My favourite skull design invite is inspired by Damien Hirst and Alexander Mcqueen. By day I’m a freelance photographer so I take a lot of ideas from photography and use my own photographs in my stationery design. I’m inspired a lot by fashion, tattoo art, album covers and alternative culture. At the moment I’m obsessed by apothecary and ‘cabinets of curiosities’ which have inspired some of my more vintage style designs.
I’d like to think that my work features a pretty dynamic mix of designs that would appeal to the inked bride and groom whatever their style. I am, however, gagging to create a custom stationery design based on a bride or grooms tattoos. A bespoke stationery design is the best way to capture a bride and grooms individual style and make their wedding day even more personal.
Photography – Sharon Lyttle and Iris Aperture