Hello, I'm Steph, owner and designer at Darling Ivy. Inspired by my passion of design and love for paper and all things wedding - I launched Darling Ivy In April 2018. I have been designing Wedding Stationery since 2014, when I worked as an in-house designer for a large Wedding Retailer and within the last few years a Freelance Designer for couples and businesses within the Wedding Industry. I graduated from University of Huddersfield with a First Class Honours Degree in Graphic Design, and since 2011, I have worked as a creative designer within greetings & paper-craft markets for several well know household brands. I was also honoured with the Chancellors Prize for Outstanding Achievement - signed by Patrick Stewart himself (My little claim to fame)
After working as an in-house designer for over 7 years I decided to start following my dreams of having my own business and here I am living my dreams! So thank you for joining me on my journey - and helping an ordinary girl achieve her dreams.
I recently married my husband James in October 2017 and I fell head over heels with Weddings - so unfortunately for James - he will never hear the end of weddings. James is often my wingman at Wedding Fairs and without his support I wouldn’t be able to follow my dreams.
I love the personal aspect of working closely with a couple to bring their ideas to life. At Darling Ivy, we appreciate that there is so much that comes along with planning a wedding so we aim to make planning & ordering your stationery as stress free and enjoyable as we can.
Our designs are unique, creative & whimsical - featuring original artwork designed by myself. From storybooks, spinning vinyls, Festival Wristbands, Tickets & Carnival Wheels you can expect something just a little bit different. Wedding invitations are a cherished and lasting reminder of your special day so we want you to be totally in love with what we design. You can choose from our pre-designed House Collections or opt for our bespoke design service - where you will work closely with me to create something truly unique.
Inspired by the beautiful love letters my Grandad sent to my Grandma; his' Darling Ivy' during his National Service. A reminder that every couple shares their own unique story, where they've been together, what they love, how they met and that encouraged me to create something which allows me to work with wonderful couples and design their very own 'paper stories’.
I’d love to share a part of your journey and help make your wedding special and your stationery as you dreamt it. Please get in touch, I’d love to hear from you.
All my love,