Apr
22nd

Kathryn Green Illustrated Wedding Invitations

It’s no secret that I can easily get swept off my feet upon receipt of a beautiful invitation or a lovely handwritten note in the mail. So when I came first came across Kathryn Green and her beautifully whimsical watercolour wedding invitations at One Fine Day, I immediately felt weak at the knees. Kathryn creates the most beautiful stationery pieces ranging from save the dates to programs to seating charts to wedding invitations to maps to thank you cards, all of which are unique and completely personal to your big day. If, for your wedding or next event, you’re looking for something beautifully bespoke, different and super personalised, you should definitely look up Kathryn. Lucky for us, Kathryn is here today to share a little bit about her work so don’t go anywhere peachies!

So, how did this all start Kathryn? Tell me a little bit about yourself.

I have always illustrated but
 never 
as
 a 
serious
 ‘real’ job. 
It
 wasn’t 
until I
 decided
 that
 working 
as
 an 
Interior 
Architect
 was
 very
 over
rated
 and
 I knew
 that
 working
 for
 myself would
 be 
a
 life
time
 of
 satisfaction 
and
 enjoyment.

 The
 decision 
was
 made
 and
 Kathryn
 Lee 
became
 Kathryn
 Green 
(I 
was 
lucky 
enough
 to
 bag 
the
 man of
 my
 dreams 
and
 marry
 him)
 and 
the 
beginnings
 of
 my
 little
 brand 
began.
 Firstly
 with a
 lot 
of
 jobs 
for 
friends 
that
 really 
enabled
 me
 to 
find
 a
 platform 
and
 get
 my name
 out 
there,
 referral
 in
 this
 business
 is
 amazing 
and
 18
 months
 on 
I
 entirely
 rely
 on 
it
 still
 to 
this 
day.

 My 
core
 business 
is 
in
 Bridal 
but
 I
 am 
often 
commissioned 
for
 commercial 
pieces
 too.

 My 
illustrations
 are
 made
 with
 watercolour
 and 
ink, 
it
 has
 taken
 me
 a
 long 
time
 to
 really
 develop 
my skill 
but
 I
 think
 this 
is 
something 
that 
never
 ends 
–
 the 
life
 of
 an
 artist 
is constantly
 evolving.



What do you love about your work?

I
 can
 confidently
 say 
I am 
in
 love
 with
 my 
job, 
I
 feel 
so
 blessed 
to
 be
 able 
to
 create
 one
 of 
a
 kind
 artworks 
for
 loved up
 couples 
that 
truly
 bring
 something
 special 
to 
their 
romantic 
journey.

What can your couples expect once they decide they want one of your beautiful creations?

I
 always
 tell
 new couples
 that
 it’s
 like
 commissioning 
your
 own
 artist
 to
 create
 personal
 and
 unique
 pieces
 that
 reflect
 their 
individuality.
 Most 
invitations
 end
 up
 being framed
 by 
the
 couple
 and
 often kept
 by 
guests.

 We 
work
 in
 a
 very 
holistic method
 from
 design
 concept, 
illustration,
 layout,
 print,
 packaging and
 delivery to 
the 
client’s
 door.
 All
 that
 is
 left
 for 
the
 client
 to
 do 
is
 seal
 the 
envelopes
 and
 pop
 a
 stamp
 on 
–
 voila!


Are there any limitations on what you can create for your couples?

Nothing 
is
 impossible 
and
 we 
always 
love 
any
 ideas
 couples
 may have, 
it’s
 all
 about
 pushing 
the
 creative 
boundary
 and
 meeting
 the
 client’s needs
 at
 the 
same
 time.
 Now
 that
 the 
world
 of 
the
 wedding
 has
 decided
 to
 let 
its 
hair 
down 
and 
is
 no
 longer 
confined 
by
 a
 set
 of predictable
 rules anything 
is
 possible –
 this 
itself
 is
 one 
of
 the
 many reasons why
 I
 love 
the
 industry 
more
 than ever!
 It’s
 just
 so
 exciting!


What is the turnaround time for your pieces?

Our 
turn around time 
is
 a
 minimum
 of
 4
‐6
 weeks
 but
 this
 will
 vary
 according 
to
 availability.
 In
 order
 to
 maintain
 a level
 of
 service 
we
 take
 on 
a 
limited
 amount
 of
 brides 
each
 year.
 Due 
to
 this
 demand
 we 
are in
 the 
throws
 of
 working on
 our
 first
 collection 
to 
be
 launched
 mid
 year
 –
 so 
stay
 tuned!



Photos by Kathryn Green.

Thank you Kathryn for sharing your gorgeous creations with me!

To see more of Kathryn’s work, visit her blog here.