Today I am thrilled to spotlight on the incredibly talented Gemma Milly and her beautiful calligraphy and wedding stationery designs.
I am also really excited to partner with Gemma in a Wedding Stationery Giveaway.
You could WIN your Wedding Invitations and RSVPs (up to 75) and believe me you will want to win these, they are stunning.
I hand you over to Gemma to tell you all about her gorgeous work…
Who are you, and what do you do?
“My name is Gemma and I run Gemma Milly – a creative studio specialising in calligraphy and wedding stationery design.”
When and why did you start your Company?
“I started my studio 5 years ago, when the wedding industry in the UK was just starting to pick up on trends from coming over from the US.”
“I worked in the Design industry previously and had helped a few friends out with their wedding stationery, and discovered that I loved it so much more than corporate design.”
“So I left my job, completed an MA in Illustration and have never looked back!”
What inspires you?
“Everything and anything! I’m hugely inspirited by the nature around me which you’ll see from my website – I love to paint big, loose, watercolour florals, so many of my designs incorporate these.”
“Living in Dorset means I’m not short of inspiration.”
“I also love to follow the work of calligraphers such as Script Merchant and Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls – they both have a beautifully fluid way of writing which I hope to capture in my own work.”
Do trends influence your work?
“Yes I would say so. I often look to the US to see which trends are emerging over there, and then give them my own spin so that my designs are still recognisably ‘mine’.”
What is your greatest achievement?
“I would say first of all having the courage to leave a well paid job and set up my business.”
“I didn’t know whether it would work or whether I was making a huge mistake, but I just gave it my all and it’s paid off tenfold!”
“I couldn’t be happier doing what I love for a living now.”
“I also had a little girl – Elodie – last summer, and I think running the business alongside looking after a little person is definitely one of my biggest achievements – as I’m sure any working mama will testify!”
“It’s an amazing feeling though doing both and being able to spend so much time with Elodie – and as soon as she can hold a pencil I’ll be getting her addressing envelopes!”
What do you see as the future of your Company?
“Things are really exciting at the moment. I’ve just launched three new stationery ranges and a new website which I’m incredibly proud of.”
“My husband Tom designed it for me and I’m so pleased with how it’s turned out.”
“It’s meant a lot of new enquires too so I’m just about to take on a new designer to help me can expand the business.”
“My husband is also working closely with me at the moment to offer a web design service to small creative businesses, which is proving tremendously successful, and will also benefit couples too wanting to brand their wedding websites alongside their stationery.”
In celebration of the Gemmas gorgeous new website being launched she would love to give Plans and Presents readers the chance to WIN their Wedding Invitations and RSVPs ( up to 75).
So how do you enter this fab Giveaway?
You drop a quick email to Gemma at firstname.lastname@example.org with Mrs P and P Giveaway in the subject field.
All they need from you is your name and a contact number, but feel free to give a bit more information as to why you should win if you like.
The winner will be announced via Facebook and Twitter (and be sent an email too) on Monday 23rd May 2016 .
Closing date for this competition is midnight on Sunday 22nd May 2016.
Thank you so much to Gemma for sharing her awesome work with us today on the Blog, and for her wonderful Giveaway to Plans and Presents readers..
To Contact Gemma Milly
Phone: 07730 257 183