Today I am thrilled to spotlight on Russet and Gray who specialise in bespoke wedding invitations and stationery.
They have designs to suit all manner of wedding themes…whimsical pretty and floral, bold and modern, vintage, rustic, quirky or traditional.
They are based out of their lovely little garden office in rural Essex.
I hand you over to Sarah Fawkes to tell you all about her blossoming Brand…
Who are you, and what do you do?
“I’m Sarah and I own Russet & Gray…a wedding stationery and paper goods company.”
When and why did you start your Company?
“I launched the company in 2012…just before having my first baby.”
“I decided to start another business, as after 10 years of running a corporate design company things needed shaking up!”
“The recession was in full swing and corporate customers were becoming harder to keep happy.”
“Plus I wasn’t happy, the work was mediocre and I was losing my sense of creativity.”
“It took months of thinking while walking the dog about what I wanted, what would make me happy as well as pay the bills… so I came up with the idea for Russet and Gray.”
“A wedding stationery design company who also produce other paper goods, personalised prints and greetings cards.”
What inspires you?
“Nature. Music. Love. really inspire me.”
“I love that there are no limitations on my work; I can create a romantic and vintage wedding suite one day, full of watercolour blooms, then in contrast a bold, colourful personalised lyric based print the next.”
Do trends influence your work?
“Not usually. My wedding invitations style tends to be quite timeless with a natural, slightly bohemian twist.”
“I like understated style…things that will look good in years to come. Design classics if you like.”
“However this doesn’t mean that I don’t pick up on trends and work with them.”
“Modern handwritten calligraphy is huge right now so I am working with various fonts that suit this trend.”
“I designed a chalkboard themed stationery suite last year to meet the demand for that style of design, plus bright chevrons, a tropical range and an enchanted forest set were also born in the same way”
What is your greatest achievement?
“Setting up, launching and developing Russet and Gray while having two children was a huge achievement.”
“No maternity leaves, just lots of hard work, late nights and passion.”
What do you see as the future of your Company?
“In the future I see myself as a well-known and highly trusted industry supplier.”
“A company with huge choice but a very personal service. A vibrant and exciting studio.”
Thank you so much to Sarah for sharing her beautiful wedding invitation designs.
I absolutely adore paper pretty and I love Sarah’s eclectic range of themes and use of beautiful vibrant colours.
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