Today we introduce you to a creative wedding supplier called Illustries. We had the pleasure of first meeting Illustries at our Wedding Event with a Difference back in October 2011. Since then, they have gone from strength to strength and we are now pleased to have them on board with our magazine and website. I personally love Illustries and think that their way of capturing your wedding journey is simply stunning. So I now hand you over to Sam and Emma to tell you a little bit more…
Who are you and what do you do?
“We’re Illustries, and we’ve created a brand new and unique way to capture your wedding day from the very beginning to the proposal and the big day itself. We bring your story and beautiful wedding photography to life with lots of thoughtful design touches. All this, beautifully presented in a must-have bespoke book that reflects your once-in-a-lifetime day.
At Illustries, we don’t really think in terms of products – what we offer is a way of capturing every detail of your most special day. We know brides and grooms spend so long planning every aspect and we don’t want you to forget a single thing! We interview you, by appointment, together with your nearest and dearest, and write your very personal story including every last detail: from vows, readings and speeches to the guest list, messages and menu. We combine that story with their images and lots of creative design touches, making every single Illustry unique, just as every wedding is unique.
What do you feel makes your service stand out from the crowd?
We think there is nothing available quite like an Illustry, because nothing quite like an Illustry exists! Everything is created just for you – from the colour scheme to all the little details – so with an Illustry you’re back in the day, page after page, helping you cherish those precious memories for a lifetime.
We also love the fact that we get to the story behind the image – we know that the saying goes, ‘a picture tells a thousand words,’ but we combine both beautiful photography with the story of the feelings and emotions that were going on. Maybe it was the nerves, or something funny that Dad said, or a mini disaster just before that first glimpse – we make sure you don’t forget anything.
Our clients can choose from three creative Illustry styles too, so we’re reflecting their taste from the very start before we then craft their unique book. We have the quirky and bang on trend Avant Garde Illustry, as funky as the couples who choose it and packed with fun graphical and text elements to tell their story in a slightly different way – the Avant Garde is the Kate Moss of the Illustries world! The Classic is as cool as Audrey Hepburn, where photographs take pride of place and the story is told in a more traditional style, all complemented by elegant, stylish and contemporary design. Finally, we all love a bit of celebrity gossip, but a fabulous ‘Wedding Special’ shouldn’t be just for the rich and famous. The bespoke CELEB magazine makes the couple the star of their very own special edition – just like everyone’s favourite magazines from start to finish!
What are your predictions of trends in your industry for 2013?
We think that brides and grooms will continue to look for really personalised details – they will want to make sure that every element of their day reflects their own taste and style. Vintage is still a key trend, it’s a great way to make sure you have a very individual look. And we are seeing a return to signature colours, with lots of brights appearing.
Finally, what do you love the most about being involved in the wonderful world of weddings?
It’s just wonderful to be involved in such a special time in our couples’ lives – we’re softies for a love story, Emma still cries every time she interviews our brides and grooms, and that makes her want to get every last bit of emotion into their story! We are so inspired by our couples – they are always coming up with new ideas and ways to celebrate, every wedding is so different. What’s not to love about this job?!”
So, do you like what you see? Would you like your wedding journey presented in one of these beautiful bespoke books? Don’t forget you can meet with Illustries at the Wedding Event with a Difference on Sunday 14th October. Book your tickets now by visiting www.savethedateevent.co.uk