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Dillington House Illustrated Wedding Stationery

Dillington House framed wedding table plan

Dillington House I think could very well be my favourite local wedding venue, well I say local it’s about 30 minutes from me.  The House itself is amazing and historic and as you might expect for one I’ve illustrated I think as pretty as a picture especially when the sun shines on its ham stone walls.  Then there’s the immaculately maintained grounds and gardens complete with water fountains.  Inside it’s special to, a real sense of history and unlike a lot of historic venues there’s no sense of neglect inside or out.  It also has some of the most comfortable looking chairs for your wedding guests I’ve ever seen at a wedding venue.

Dillington House framed wedding table plan
Dillington House framed wedding table plan

The House itself is not alone and there are other buildings onsite including the stable blocks which can also host weddings.  It’s a popular conference venue and as such is very professionally run and maintained.  I regularly do a week day wedding fair and at the end of the day it’s a pleasure to walk through the grounds and gardens to fetch my car for loading.  It looks beautiful when all lit up.

Dillington House Somerset
Dillington House Somerset

I follow them on facebook too and the food looks spectacular.  I think the House acts as restaurant and it’s definitely on my to do list to check this out.

Like all of my other stationery collections these illustrations can still be tailored to you.  From the colour of the sky to the time of year the design reflects and the style of the writing.  Previous clients have also added pets, themselves, personalised design elements and bunting into the designs.  While things like cars and hot air balloons could also be included.  The particular design brings in inspiration from the deer wandering the grounds with a sketched stag head in the central panel.

Dillington House Somerset
Dillington House Somerset

My venue illustrations can be used on anything from Save the Dates and Invitations to the Day Stationery and Thank You cards.  One of my favourite items is the canvas table plan.  It looks great on the day and makes a brilliant keepsake and as such comes with fixings to be hung and is printed to a fine art reproduction level onto a quality canvas and stretched around quality pine frames.

I think the best invitation type when it comes to the illustrated invites is the large bifold.  A5 in size when folded it has plenty of space to show off the artwork.  It features internal panels glued onto the cover which gives it a real feeling of quality.  I think they make a great impression on your guests.  I can make them to two levels.  The first I use a specialist trade printer to do the printing and cutting.  They’re then hand assembled.  This keeps the cost down and offers different choices of card such as those with metallic or pearlescent effects.  The other level is for those who want something really special for their guests.  I print them in house onto a card typically used for fine art reproduction with a printer typically used for that purpose and high quality photographic prints.  Then each piece is individually cut and then they’re hand assembled.  Either way guest name printing is included and they’re effectively little works of art individually made for each guest.

Dillington House illustrated table plan design
Dillington House illustrated table plan design

Visit the Dillington House page on my website for prices and more information.  http://www.artemisstationery.co.uk/bespoke/wedding_invitation/dillington_house

Or see other venues here http://www.artemisstationery.co.uk/menu/venues

 

You can visit the Dillington House website here

Saunton Sands Hotel collection & Wedding Fair

Large bifold invitation with illustration of Saunton Sands Hotel

It’s been so sunny but not chilly of late I can’t help but think of beautiful spots on the coast.  Back in the beginning of 2015’s non winter I was lucky enough to spend a great day at Saunton Sands Hotel.  Saunton sands is a beautiful sandy beach in north Devon.  Several miles long it’s overlooked by Saunton Sands Hotel which sits astride cliffs which run perpendicular to the beach giving it great views of the beach, the dunes behind the beach and Westward Ho! in the distance.

the view of the beach from Saunton Sands Hotel
the view of the beach from Saunton Sands Hotel

Saunton Sands Hotel is spectacular 4 star Art Deco hotel and more importantly for anyone likely to be reading this wedding venue.  The day I spent was part wedding fair, organised by the excellent Blue Fizz Events, part drinks with friends.  Thanks Matt and Tania (hoping I got the spelling right), purveyors of the most excellent non booth photo booth setup I have encountered in all my travels in wedding stuff.  Followed by a moonlit run on the beach with myself, thanks me!  No torch, the sound of the waves, beautiful sand, such a tranquil way to end the day.  Actually the wedding fair is part work part catching up with amazing and inspiring wedding peeps and friends.

Large bifold wedding invitation and place name showing Saunton Sands Hotel in Devon.
Large bifold wedding invitation and place name showing Saunton Sands Hotel in Devon.

Saunton Sands Hotel is also one of the venues I’ve illustrated.  With the art deco, the coast the sand, the cliffs, the sky, so much inspiration to draw from!

Large bifold invitation with illustration of Saunton Sands Hotel
Large bifold invitation with illustration of Saunton Sands Hotel
Place card with illustration of Saunton Sands Hotel
Place card with illustration of Saunton Sands Hotel
Wedding table plan with illustration of Saunton Sands Hotel showing beach and sunset
Wedding table plan with illustration of Saunton Sands Hotel showing beach and sunset
Saunton Sands at sunset
Saunton Sands at sunset
Saunton Sands Hotel at dusk
Saunton Sands Hotel at dusk

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Saunton Sands Hotel swimming pool
Saunton Sands Hotel swimming pool

Some of the great people who were there I and took some photos of their stand!  Obviously Matt Stockman Photography.

Matt Stockman Photography photo booth
Matt Stockman Photography photo booth
Matt Stockman Photography photo booth
Matt Stockman Photography photo booth

Charlotte Atkinson of water colour weddings fame was painting near my, she really is super talented and love it when our paths cross.

Charlotte Atkinson Watercolour Weddings
Charlotte Atkinson Watercolour Weddings
Charlotte Atkinson Watercolour Weddings
Charlotte Atkinson Watercolour Weddings

Mel from Maxi Photography was there and conducted the on the day photo shoot.

Maxi Photography minus Mel!
Maxi Photography minus Mel!

Holts jewellers were there, I thought they were new but when I went to the stand I realised it was a rebranded Coopers Couture.  They really do know their stuff and have a stunning display.

Holts luxury jewellery boutique
Holts luxury jewellery boutique
Holts luxury jewellery boutique
Holts luxury jewellery boutique

The vintage powerhouse that is Days of Grace was also in attendance.

Days of Grace
Days of Grace

Casino Select, Mandy’s great fun, was lucky enough to be by her at an event in Abode.

Casino Select
Casino Select
Vintage Chic China Hire
Vintage Chic China Hire
Lucky Sixpenth
Lucky Sixpence
The Swing Kings
The Swing Kings
Blue Fizz Events
Blue Fizz Events
Teasels Florist
Teasels Florist 

You can visit Saunton Sands Hotel website here.  At the time of writing the Saunton Sands collection hasn’t made it onto the website but pricing is identical to the Coast collection.  It actually started out as a design for this that suddenly became very very Saunton 😉