Introducing… Rose Press Stationery
Rose Press Stationery is a new and upcoming stationery company that you should definitely keep an eye on! We spoke to the owner, Nicola, about what Rose Press offers and how she goes from an idea to a beautiful finished product…
Nicola, why did you decide to start Rose Press Stationery?
Ever since I can remember I’ve had a love for paper, pretty stationery and beautiful print. Having worked as a graphic designer in a number of design agencies for the past 6 years, I always wanted the challenge and excitement of having my own design studio specialising in wedding stationery. Using a combination of modern design techniques with traditional printing methods is what makes Rose Press truly unique.
How does the process work from the client giving you the go ahead until the big day itself?
The first step is for me to get to know the couple, if we can meet up that’s great! I love to talk weddings (I’m currently planning my own) and I like to find out as much as I can about the big day and the people behind it. I then create a mood board on Pinterest. Only when the look and feel is approved by the couple do I begin the design process. The paper, colours, typography and all the little details are considered to ensure the design truly captures the couple’s wishes.
Once the final go ahead is given the work is either printed by hand on our vintage letterpress or, sent to one of our digital printers.
What inspires you with your design work?
I get inspiration from everywhere, my morning dog walk, spending time on Pinterest and Instagram (perhaps a little too much time), attending wedding fairs and talking to couples to see what they really love. I think it’s so important to take inspiration from outside the wedding world; fashion, interiors and nature are important influences in my work.
What products do you offer?
It’s not all about invitations, we also offer save the dates and on the day stationery; order of service, table plans, place names, hand lettered signs; all the little details to really make your big day beautiful. All our products can be printed digitally, letterpressed, foiled or even a combination of all three!
What do you love most about working in the wedding industry?
I’m honoured to be a part of a couple’s wedding day and love working closely with them from the initial design through to delivery of their hand printed stationery. It’s such a special day for them and that gives me a genuine passion for my work and the desire to get it just right.
If you could design a famous couple’s wedding invitation, who would it be!?
It would have to be Kate and Will. The royal wedding would be the perfect place for traditional letterpress printing with modern design and an element of fun. Of course there would have to be some gold foil in there too! If only they weren’t married already!
If Rose Press looks like the perfect stationery company for you, you can contact Nicola here: