One of my favourite things about the Book Of Love Directory is the diversity of the suppliers on offer.
Paper Soul Design offer wedding stationery designs to the modern and style conscious couple, including a cost effective and eco-friendly 'print at home' package for those on a budget!
I spoke to owner, Kim Cocks about the idea behind this simple wedding stationery solution.
Paper Soul Design has a different approach to wedding stationery. What's the inspiration behind it?
We have tried to think outside the box and go against standard traditions to create fun, inspiring and exciting wedding stationery.
Although there is nothing wrong with tradition, we think some of today's wedding couples want something that reflects them and their personalities.
Weddings have come a long way in the last few years and there are no limits in terms of colours, styles and themes. We have tried to run with this creating interesting, cool concepts and typography.
How do you choose your designs and colour palettes?
We are constantly looking at the latest trends and demands of our consumer. Our current stock ranges took time to create as we wanted to ensure that all the items in each range complimented each other.
Once we get a feel for an idea we go with it, pushing ourselves to create something entirely unique. Colour palettes are endless as all of our stationery ranges can be adapted to suit any individual colour scheme.
What's been your most popular design?
'Gatsby' received a lot of love last year from both clients and press. Its a very classic design with an art deco feel and who doesn’t love a bit of monochrome thrown into the mix!
I love the 'print at home' option as more people are having sustainable weddings these days. How popular is this option?
It is proving very popular, having only been launched recently.
We are currently working on more designs for this range to give more variety to couples. It's great to be able to offer an alternative, inexpensive option to the bridal market. Living in a social media world it also gives couples the option to do something different e.g. e-invites, social media posts or wedding websites.
Any advice to couples thinking about their wedding stationery?
Be yourselves, go with your heart and don’t get pulled into what is perceived to be conventional! We would suggest thinking about the wording and colour schemes as these can be a big hint on what your wedding will be like without giving too much away.
What wedding trend would you like to see more of in 2018?
Colour plays a massive part in our job and we are loving the Pantone Colour of the year Ultra Violet!
We are also a huge fan of the Copper trend, this mixed with an industrial wedding venue and our Ink ticket style invite would be perfection!