Today I am thrilled to spotlight on Norma&Dorothy who create rustic hand crafted wedding stationery.
With this comes a huge passion for pastels, buntings and glitter!
Anyone who knows me knows I am a lover of paper pretty and there is so much gorgeous here it makes my heart swell…
I hand over to the Brand to share their story…
Who are you, and what do you do?
“Hello! We are Norma&Dorothy and we create beautiful, handcrafted stationery products.”
“We work from our Manchester studio, designing new items, working with customers, handcrafting items and shipping orders all over the globe.”
When and why did you start your Company?
“Grace, our founder, has always loved designing and making products, and studied for a degree in fashion design.”
“Grace had been designing pretty things since the tender age of 10, spending hours designing shop fronts in her pastel pink notebook.”
“After studying Grace went on to become a fashion designer for high end brands before the opportunity to create wedding invites for a family friend cropped up.”
“The small side project reminded Grace of her childhood passion for working with paper and hand-crafted products, and it wasn’t long until other friends wanted Grace to design their wedding invitations, leading to the creation of norma&dorothy.”
“She soon realized after starting an Etsy shop selling cards as a hobby that her true passion was with designing paper based products.”
“The shop soon became too busy for Grace to also have a full time job and she took the plunge and left her day job as a knitwear designer in 2013 to work on norma&dorothy full time.”
“Grace’s main motivation has been consistent since day one of Norma&Dorothy; to create pretty products that are made with exceptional quality and always with a friendly, dedicated service.”
What inspires you?
“We’re inspired by so many things … be it a pretty font, an interesting colour palette or a delicate illustration!”
“As a company that is built on it’s love of craft we are constantly inspired by textiles and crafting techniques, and ways on incorporating them into new designs for the Norma&Dorothy range.”
Do trends influence your work?
“When designing, we always strive to merge both current trends with the Norma&Dorothy style.”
“That might be using a new key colour or graphic, but we always balance that with our usual style so that a customer can always say, ‘that must be a Norma & Dorothy product!”
What is your greatest achievement?
“Our biggest achievement has to be growing so quickly from just our founder, Grace Sherriff, to a bustling office of 13 team members, all contributing something different and creative to our thriving business.”
What do you see as the future of your Company?
“Our goal for the next 12 months is to continue growing our range of hand crafted wedding stationery and to work with more awesome couples.”
“It really is amazing to contribute to the big day with our stationery and receive lovely feedback.”
“We are also developing a range of greetings cards to compliment our stationery collection.”
Thank you so much to Grace and the team for sharing their gorgeous rustic handcrafted wedding stationery.
Particularly love the special cards for Bridesmaids, and Best Man and a Will you walk me down the Aisle, so personal and a gorgeous keepsake for your Wedding Party.
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