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Real Weddings, TLP Custom DesignEmily Shingleton

It was such a joy to work with natural beauty and down-to-earth Courtney to dream up stationery for her wedding over meetings in the studio. Planning a wedding which was both relaxed and opulent, rustic and decadent, these elements came together beautifully on the day, at the stunning location of Empire retreat in Yallingup.

Here are some sweet words from Courtney about working with us, for her interview for The Lane
" We used The Little Press for all the stationary. I fell in love with their simple, understated, handwritten designs, and love the use of letterpress in the printing process. I worked with the talented Emily to create a custom flower illustration and handwritten text ‘lock up’ for our names, that we used across the entire suite, which included the invitation, RSVP with hand drawn map on the back and thank you card. The names were handwritten on the back of circle menus that were put on the plates for each guest. Emily also created the most amazing wedding book – letterpress printed with custom hand lettering, then hand bound with Western Australian bees wax thread and vegetable tanned leather. It was finished with 100% cotton pages inside for guests to sign their well wishes. "

Featured on The Lane, you can view the full article here.
Captured beautifully by one of our Perth favourite photographers Varga Murphy.
Full list of vendors below.

BRIDE'S DRESSPallas Couture
WEDDING RINGSLinneys & Christos
HAIR:  Lee Preston
MAKEUP: Hendra Widjaja & Bianca Craven
FLORIST: Natural Art Flowers
CAKEBake The Cake 
WEDDING STYLIST: Zest Event Design
CELEBRANTFather Ian Johnson
WEDDING VENUEEmpire Retreat & Spa
HONEMOON DESTINATIONInjidup Spa Retreat & Hamilton Island


Bohemian Dreams, Real Weddings, SemiCustom CollectionEmily Shingleton

Sian fell in love with our MEHENDI design - perfect for her minimal, luxe bohemian wedding day.

A beautiful mood board created by the bride featured rich tones, natural textures and styling which used the raw beauty of the architecture and natural environment. The location overlooking the rolling hills is such a beautiful blank canvas, not requiring much more for the ceremony set up than the arbor, some benches and amazing blooms.

The invitation suite was also beautifully understated, with a single invitation peice, featuring a custom website for the couple to handle all the formalities of RSVP, gift notes and info about the area. 

The invitations have a raw elegance from the handmade cotton paper, minimal typography and little bohemian accent, paired with chic black envelopes and white ink printed addresses.

Thank you cards were digitally printed, a nice little follow up to carry through the design, and keeping things minimal. 

we love the tones and textures in this stunning many considered details, calling on the beauty of the environment with a relaxed, but luxe feel.

Congrats Sian+ Brenden! 💕

Photography: Lucas & Co.

Styling: The Events Co. 

Full vendor list below

Event Stylist // The Events Co
Venue // The Orchard Estate
Florals // Florals & Co
Photography // Lucas & Co
Food + Drinks // Seaweed Cuisine
Celebrant // Modern Love
Cake // Byron Bay Cacao
Band // Hamilton Band
Dress // GIO Bespoke / Thurley
Make Up // Mia Connor
Hair // Luciana Rose
Tans // Bella Bronze

Accom // Byron Beach Abodes + The Atlantic


Emily Shingleton

Beautiful NirrimiChris, Alba and Jezebel the beautiful pup, shot on 35mm film by Mary Parker of River and Fern Photography

A colourful Bohemian dream of kilim cushions, cake, sun drenched cuddles and love. So proud to be part of this Perth team of wedding vendors and local talent. Featured is our HENNA invitation design and cute letterpress map. Because Nirrimi and Chris are so easily recognisable, we had to have their names on the invitations. It is no small feat to have a single letterpress version - so we used the letterpress pattern from HENNA and hand lettered this special single invitation, so it would be right for this love story and this shoot. Accompanied with watercolour brush calligraphy for the envelopes. I wish we could have attended the shoot on the day to share in the love, and the cake by our favourite Perth cake maker! See list below for credits.

Featured on Hello May.

CREDITS Photos River & Fern // Bridal gown Through The White Door // Hair and makeup The Pretty Parlour // Bowtie Gentleman and Scholar // Stationery The Little Press // Styling Flights of Fancy by Kristy // Florals Fox and Rabbit // Cake The Cake And I // Decorative elements Mac and More // Props Pretty Willow



Real Weddings, SemiCustom CollectionEmily Shingleton

Featured on PolkaDot Bride, Felicity and Jake's wedding was equal parts elegant and intimate, focusing on keeping things simplified but refined allowing everyone to focus on celebrating the story and the romance of the newlyweds.

Set in the beautiful South West of WA, the Margret river region is a popular destination for our Perth brides. We love the shots amongst the tall eucalyptus trees - reminiscent of our camping trips under the stars - completely elegant with the stunning, luxe dresses and suits. Wearing one of our favourite brands of bohemian wedding dresses, this wedding is the epitome of a Margret River wedding with all the right hints to luxe bohemian detail.

We love when our clients choose a winery for their wedding - it means that the wording on the invitation is simplified, as there is no need to write to different venues. This is perfect for an invitation with hand lettering, which needs a little more room than a modern type font would take up. There are other cool things about winery weddings too - beautiful setting, no driving between ceremony and reception, and you can have a bottle of wine from the land you were married on to drink at special occasions - or on the couch together in your slippers, at any time in your wedded bliss. :)

The invitations suite included a hand drawn map showing the location for the wedding and a few key land marks. Felicity says "We felt that the invite would set the tone for the wedding so we wanted something personal and hand made.”

Check out the full feature, with more beautiful images by Freedom Garvey-Warr  and words over on the Polka Dot Bride website here.

Photographer: Freedom Garvey-Warr
Bride's Dress: Rue de Seine
Bridal Salon: Through The White Door
Bridesmaid Dresses: Shona Joy
Flowers: Mable & Grace
Invitations & Stationery: The Little Press
Hairstylist: Hair by Jessie 
Makeup Artist: Amore Makeup / Makeup Artist: Talisha Jade
Venue: Wills Domain Winery
Ceremony Officiant: Jennifer Etherington
Wedding Cake: Sweet Stylin


Styled Shoots'Emily Shingleton

We have been part of The Lane's impressive collection of hand picked brands since 2014. The luxe bohemian style of The Lane fits so perfectly with our style, and we love the way their team of writers captures the spirit of our work in such beautiful words....

"We particularly love the hand penned mix of bohemian motifs with free spirited new wave calligraphy. Brought to life in tactile papery impressions, their aesthetic is a perfect match for brides with an affinity for the natural world, or gypsy like inspirations! 

Other designs blend hand drawn illustrations of native flowers in a spectrum of saturated colours, while the Navajo and nomadic motifs make the perfect prelude to a bohemian wedding!  Printed onto sheets of cottony paper fed through a giant vintage press, the creations are so beautifully tactile they cannot be fully appreciated until touched!

Being a bespoke service, the invitations created by The Little Press will perfectly reflect you and your wedding theme, setting imaginations racing for all lucky recipients!

Based in Western Australia with orders available worldwide, find The Little Press in The LANE Directory, or head to their website to enquire about your own uniquely bespoke stationery designs."

Styled and photographed by The Lane, with blush florals, rose quartz crystals and silver antiques.


In The StudioEmily Shingleton


For our second Brush Lettering Workshop, we got in touch with a beautiful creative friend that we've known since the early days of The Little Press. Chantelle is a talented designer, with a delicate bohemian style full of warm earthy colours and natural textures. Her styling for the workshop include a stunning wall hanging with handmade cotton tassells, wild foliage for the table, and a hand block printed table runner made from recycled paper and our indian hand carved wooden blocks in gold ink. We love the moody vibes from these shots! 

See Chantelle's creative magic on her website or follow on instagram


Emily Shingleton

It was dark and gloomy on the day of this planned styled shoot... so under the shelter of two large tipis, a wintery bohemian dream was created.

Featuring Persian rugs, candles, rich warm floral hues and natural textures. A dream team of Perth Wedding vendors came together to sprinkle their magic into the mix. Featuring our Aquarius invitation suite in super light greys, watercolour hand lettering on the envelopes, with Pretty Willow's collection of crystals. 


Dream team:
Styled by Pretty Willow 
Photography by CJ Williams
Tipis from Perth hire company TP & Co
Dessert table by Nik Naks Sweetest Treats 
Florals and foliage by Ruby Tree Creative.
Lace gown from Through the White Door 
Hair by Kayla Marshall 
Makeup by Sitting Pretty
Jewellery Gypsy Lovin Light
Lighting Festoon Lighting Perth


Real WeddingsKirsty Russell


Nadia planned her Tuscan wedding from the other side of the world in sunny Perth. Dreamy green hills, age old buildings and landscape full of history and culture - the land of the couple's heritage. We spotted this featured on The Lane recently.


Real WeddingsKirsty Russell

It was so exciting to see natural beauty Jaemi and her beau Chad in the latest issue of Hello May's Real Wedding Special. We worked with this beautiful sunny couple a few years ago, when we took our meetings away from our "little" studio in cafes, and we chatted about ideas, travels and plans over chai tea.

Jaemi had plans for for her stunning dress and loved the way the lace detail fell like stars over the shoulders, and this inspired the custom design created for her stationery. We letterpressed in a hand-mixed marigold yellow, inspired by Billy Bob's which she planned for the florals. The couple loved the way our hand lettering gave the invitations a casual, personal touch, so along with the delicate pattern, we focused on carying through their story through the lettering. Also, love the wording for this design written by the couple; "come and join the celebration as best friends become Husband and Wife".

To keep the wedding suite within budget, we digitally printed the map & info card, along with the RSVP postcard. We work with our local printers to find the best match for our cotton papers, so the digital mix&match is as seamless as possible, and remains a great budget option that we offer.

We've collected some images from the Hello May pages, the stunning photos from photographerJames Simmons, as well as our styled shoots from the studio taken by Chantelle Malone creative to share with you here. How amazing is the styling! ...all DIY by Jaemi - clearly a natural talent, she now offers styling services to brides how may not be so savvy with chalk art, table settings and more!

Such a sweet couple full of smiles and happiness - we still love this design so much - a great example of a beautiful custom design within a petite budget!


Hello May Real Wedding Feature is out now!

Photography: James Simmons Photography
Bridal Gown and Veil: Loui Col 
Grooms Suit: Suit: Zara 
Styling and signage: Pixel and Heart Co. 
Flowers and Cake: The Bride & Maid of Honour
Makeup: Brittany Lovell 
Stationery: Letterpress invitations The Little Press 
Celebrant: Modern Love Ceremonies Cara Gallagher

The Little Press studio images shot & styled by Chantelle Malone Creative