Hello and a very warm welcome to the first post on¬†A Whole Lot of Lovely’s Blog.
It is with lots of excitement (and a few butterflies) that I am publishing my first ever blog post. For those of you who don‚Äôt know me, I‚Äôm Emma, wife to Darren, step mum to ten year old Taylor, and lover of all things pretty! For those of you who do know me, you will probably have seen a lot less of me recently whilst I’ve been busy creating A Whole Lot of Lovely‚Äôs first collection and getting everything up and running. After all this time, the site and blog are finally here and today is a pretty special day…
So, what is it all about I hear you ask? A Whole Lot of Lovely was born from my own experience in preparing for my wedding last year. As any bride will know, whilst planning your own wedding you get thrown into a world full of hundreds of beautiful options ‚Äď for every little detail of your day there are so many styles and ideas out there to choose from! I had a passion for pretty design that stemmed from my love for art at School and¬†Sixth Form and I found planning my wedding was an opportunity to indulge in beautiful designs once again.
My own wedding stationery was an important part of my day, as I wanted the style of my invitations to represent the type of wedding we had planned and I wanted to get my guests really excited about the day. The lovely Lucy Ledger from Lucy Ledger Designs had really captured what I was looking for in her Vintage Tea Party collection and the stationery suite that Lucy provided for me was perfect. The great experience I had with Lucy and some of my other wedding vendors, along with the enjoyment I‚Äôd had from spending time surrounded by design again, inspired me to start creating my own special occasion stationery.
Timing was perfect when Lucy Ledger joined forces with super talented Abigail Warner and created The Paper Girls, offering support and advisory discussion groups for existing and newly forming stationery businesses. Lucy and Abbey have been fantastic and encouraged me to pursue my plans and work hard to set up my own stationery design business – lots of love to them and to my fellow VIP Paper Girls who continue to make the whole process less daunting!
So, cutting a long story short, here I am! I mentioned today was a special day… not only does today mark the first blog post and official¬†launch¬†to my¬†site and business¬†- it felt very fitting that my launch today is actually a year to the day I married my very own Mr Right… much love¬†goes¬†to my very supportive other half who has been a sounding board for lots of my business decisions and designs.
I’m delighted to finally be able to share my¬†designs with you all! A Whole Lot of Lovely is dedicated to pretty, beautiful wedding and special occasion stationery. My initial collection is a vintage inspired wedding stationery collection, featuring pretty pastels and some beautiful pattern work. Each design range in the collection has been inspired by pretty bridal themes. I also take inspiration from things I come across everyday‚Ä¶ jewellery, interior design, nature‚Ä¶ if its pretty it may well find its way into A Whole Lot of Lovely in one way or another! Each invitation in my collection is complemented by a full matching stationery suite, which you can view by clicking on each of the invitations on my Wedding Stationery page.
As for the blog, I hope you share with you some of my lovely creations and some of the pretty design inspiration I come across‚Ä¶ oh and a few other special creations from some super talented business owners in ‚ÄėA Whole Lot of Other Lovely‚Äô!
Thanks, enjoy my site‚Ä¶ and lovely to say hello!
Image Credits: 1. Calendar Countdown by A Whole Lot of Lovely; 2.& 3.¬†Montage of Photographs from Emma & Darren’s Wedding by Creative Images Photography;¬†¬†4. VIP Badge from The Paper Girls; 5. Invitations by A Whole Lot of Lovely