Case Study : Wedding Venue Portraits

Whether it’s letterpress or foiled, rubber-stamped or painted, from digitally designed to hand-written on hessian, there’s been a flurry of bespoke wedding projects running through the Bloomfield & Rolfe studios of late. 

We'll begin to share more of them here – including bigger pieces such as table plans, menus and other marvellous printed extras, many of which demonstrate our wedding venue portrait and bespoke wedding stamp options.

We’ve done all sorts of different designs and projects so if you see something you like, or have any other ideas you want to discuss with us please send us an email – we love new challenges as well as old favourites....

Here’s one of Holly’s from early summer....a table plan featuring a bespoke wedding venue portrait in black ink of Kenwood House. The swans at the top of each table were hand-drawn and based on swans from a vintage poster of Kenwood from the 1930s and the lettering was drawn by hand.

   The drawing in progress...


The drawing in progress...

Case Study: A Lovebirds Wedding - from off the peg to totally bespoke

How we created a bespoke wedding stationery suite by adapting one of our bestselling wedding designs.

Back in October 2013 Martha ordered several of our personalised stamps, including a Lovebirds Wedding Stamp  to make save-the-date cards for her upcoming marriage to Nicolas.

Later, in early 2014, she emailed to ask whether we could create a personalised wedding invite design using the Lovebirds motif, but incorporating  things special to her and her fiance. We came up with the following bespoke design using their favourite place 'One Tree Hill' and the London skyline as inspiration.

The invites were letterpress printed on Colorplan Harvest 700gsm using a magnesium plate to create a deep impression, creating a beautifully tactile finish.


As the wedding day approached we adapted the design to include the wedding venue, for the order of service, and the reception venue, Longford Hall, for the table numbers. For both of these we simply provided a JPEG image of the design so Martha and Nicolas could print out at home.

We're always happy to adapt our existing designs for your big day (or any other occasion!). If you'd like to discuss this, or commission something entirely unique, don't hesitate to contact us at


Rolfe: Save the Date stamp show off

OK, ok, no earbashing about exploiting my forthcoming nuptials for commercial gain please! Today I wanted to share my Save The Date cards which were made with what else but a stamp - who knew??



I used one of my favourite techniques when it comes to stamping - painting over the top in inks - here a bright flash of hot pink merges with a sweep of tropical sea blue watercolour to almost iridescent effect!



Obviously we here at B&R can help you with any custom made stamp requirements you might have for your Big Day - or any other equally important days! We've been doing our wedding stamps (featuring a drawing of the venue plus names/dates) via Holly's Houses for a couple of years now but have also done loads of bespoke designs too. Watch this space for the initials stamps we are working on as we speak!

I ordered all my beautifully coloured stationery from Bureau Direct who have a great choice of colours and sizes and import from Switzerland.

P.S - don't you just love it when overseas stamps go so well with your colour scheme?(#weddingoverload)