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COURTNEY + JEREMY

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.

PHOTOGRAPHYVarga Murphy
BRIDE'S DRESSPallas Couture
BRIDE’S SHOESAquazurra
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSESAelkemi
BRIDESMAIDS SHOESSenso
GROOMS FORMAL WEARJack London
WEDDING RINGSLinneys & Christos
JEWELLERY & ACCESSORIESCultstatus
HAIR:  Lee Preston
MAKEUP: Hendra Widjaja & Bianca Craven
STATIONERY/INVITATIONSThe Little Press
FLORIST: Natural Art Flowers
CAKEBake The Cake 
CATERINGSupper Road
WEDDING STYLIST: Zest Event Design
ENTERTAINMENTSouth Sound Events
CELEBRANTFather Ian Johnson
WEDDING VENUEEmpire Retreat & Spa
HONEMOON DESTINATIONInjidup Spa Retreat & Hamilton Island

THE LITTLE PRESS x THE LANE

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.

THE LITTLE PRESS + FRIENDS STUDIO NIGHT MARKET

In The StudioEmily Shingleton

We gathered friends and new friends for a beautiful evening under the festoon lights for a pre-christmas night market - such a magical night!

Having a market was one of the ideas we had when we moved into our warehouse studio space in West Perth. The little idea bubbled into a big market, full of local perth artisans with their amazing stalls of quality, handmade wares. 

With food vans outside, and over 14 market stalls inside, there were lots of options for the good folk who came by. Perth-made artisan soap, candles, florals, photography, hanging plants, hand printed art and homewares, small batch leather goods, jewellery and lingerie, mexican icey treats, coffee and homemade pies ...

It was so much fun - we're dreaming up a winter market perhaps, with chai mulled wine?! If you're in Perth and you don't want to miss out on any future intimate, small scale, small batch, artisan, handmade markets - sign up to our mailing list so you're the first to hear about it!

A huge thank you to Kirsty Russell photography for capturing these amazing images. See the credits below for direct links to our friend's online stores if you missed out or need more!

Ethical & sustainable homewares: THE GATHERERS
Florals: ALICE&ROSE FLORALS
Fine art photography: KIRSTY RUSSELL
Handmade skin care, candles and soaps: CLEAN SLATE
Hand screen printed wares: PIP&PRINTER
Hanging planters: THE BIRD NEST & CO
Art & illustration: ASHEIGH PERRELLA
Ceramics & art: HANG WITH ME
Small batch leather goods: ALENA WARM
Art & instillations: BROOK COPLAND & SHAY
Jewellery & gemstones: ANONYMOUSOF379
Art & prints: CHI.BORRELLO
Lace lingerie: BLACK LACE DESIGNS
Gift boxes & concrete xmas trees: THE GIFTING COLLECTIVE
Letterpress & screenprint: THELITTLEPRESS
Mexican ice treats: LA PALETA
Homemade gourmet pies: MISS FERELLA
Coffee: ALL PRESS

BALI DREAMING

Styled Shoots'Emily Shingleton

Being in Perth, Bali is tantalisingly close as an escape into the sunshine! 

Rob and I actually just booked a cheeky week holiday there to escape the winter cold. For so many Perth couples, as well as brides from all over Australia it's a perfect destination wedding location. 

We were really excited to meet the lovely Natalie from Paper Diamonds who is a super talented stylist and all round sweetheart living and working in Bali, when she popped back to Perth. Her attention to detail and finesse was amazing and we would be so happy to recommend her to anyone planning a wedding in Bali! She knows all the best local vendors from lighting to florals, is incredible organised, has a beautiful style, and loves stationery. 

Here's some images shot in dreamy, leafy Bali under the careful curation of Natalie with her top vendors. Spot our letterpress invitations, menus and water-colour brush lettering for envelopes and table numbers.

As featured on Style Me Pretty here: http://www.stylemepretty.com/destination-weddings/2015/06/23/bali-wedding-inspiration/

Photography: Le Secret D'Audrey | Wedding Dress: Ali Charisma | Cake: Butter | Stationery: The Little Press | Venue: Villa Shalimar | Décor, Styling & Flower: Paper Diamonds | Film Lab: CarmencitaLab | Hair & Make-up: Yeanne | Model Ashley : Balistarz

DUKE ST HOUSE INTERVIEW

In The StudioEmily Shingleton

We were pretty excited when Amy contacted us to do an interview for her blog Duke St House. Especially since Rhianna May would be coming too and taking photos - Rhianna came to our very first studio and we've treasured her photos taken on film ever since. Her photography is stunning, (she also does weddings) and we love the way she takes candid photos that really caputure a moment or a personality.

Amy has a way of asking the right questions to really get a feel for a person's story, and she captured our brand beautifully - check out her blog for the full interview with us. I especially love her starting line...
"Do you ever meet someone and decide almost immediately that you’d like to include them in your inner circle of friends? This was my feeling upon meeting Rob and Emily of The Little Press, a small Perth based letterpress print studio."