5 ways to tell the story of your relationship with your wedding stationery

Your invites and table plan are prime opportunities to tell your guests how your love story blossomed and a really easy way to make your wedding you. Five Scottish wedding stationery companies share some sweet ways to do it…

Two Tabbies: ‘Long Story Short’ invitationTwo Tabbies long story short personalised black and white typographic wedding stationery

One of the most popular services I provide is a ‘long story short’,” explains Two Tabbies’ Jenni. “This is basically a little timeline showcasing the key events in the history of a couple’s relationship, which I’ve incorporated as part of invitations or in an order of service booklet.”

Claire Barclay Draws: custom illustration [below left]

“One of my most common requests is for custom couple illustrations to use as wedding invites, although they could be given as a gift too,” suggests Claire Barclay at Claire Barclay Draws. “They include names, the date and any personal items, so it’s a perfect way to tell a couple’s story.”

Claire Barclay illustrated couple wedding invite and personalised table plan by Origami Fox

Origami Fox: bespoke table plan [above right]

“Tom and Cairi love going for walks, so they decided to have all of their favourite parks around the world as their table names,” says Anna Muckart at Origami Fox. “I styled the table plan as a stroll through all of the different locations, connected by a winding path, with key landmarks that represented each place for the couple.”

Wedding Artwork by Daria: venue illustration [below left]

“This bespoke design gave me a wonderful opportunity to use a very special finishing touch I introduced into my range recently – hand-applied gold paint,” reveals Daria Makiela, of Wedding Artwork by Daria. “The Templeton building on Glasgow Green is one of the most iconic in the city, with a façade featuring gold ornaments, which translated beautifully into the design. The couple have also received a framed A4 print of the artwork.”

Illustrated wedding stationery of Templeton Carpet Factory and WEST Brewery in Glasgow by Wedding Artwork by Daria and gatefold personalised wedding invite by Caledonian Cowgirl

Caledonian Cowgirl: graphic milestones invitation [above right]

“Claire and Rory wanted to show the journey of their relationship, as they had been together a long time and had passed a lot of milestones: moving house, children, pets,” explains Fiona Gauld at Caledonian Cowgirl. “I’ve since replicated this design in many different commissions, including one where it was structured as a dog walk and featured illustrations of the couple’s golden retrievers.”