Supplier Love: A Hope, A Dream & Part of The Bespoke Bride Team

If you’re new to Bespoke Bride then welcome to our monthly ‘Supplier Love’ feature! This blog post is all about our wonderful sponsors!! We would love for you to get to know the people and beautifully creative businesses in our sidebar a little better, so please, let us introduce you…

Meet Dale Weeks Photography

Dale Weeks Photography

About me…

I love shooting people, musicians and artist.

But most of all I love shooting weddings for creative people with alternative ideas.

Tattoos, Bourbon Whiskey, Cactus plants. – the way to my heart.

I’m perfect for the Bespoke Bride because…

I work best in collaboration with my couples. If you have ideas and vision, then I can help to realise it for you on your wedding day. I shoot weddings from the inside out, so if you let me in and share your ideas with me then we will create something amazing together!

My Hopes and Dreams for 2014 are…

That all my couples are as awesome as last year. This is my second full year shooting weddings and I’m just hoping for an adventure, to travel and to make new friends!

Favourite bits from my blog…

My 2013 roundup post, a ‘best of’ last years highlights. Travel shots, shooting musicians, artists and beautiful couples in pretty places.

Keep In Touch!

Like me here / I Post Pictures Here / I talk Out Loud Here / I Pin Stuff Here /

Meet Paper Arrow Press Stationery

Paper Arrow Press

A Little Bit About Me…

I’m Rachel Russell, I live in Edinburgh with my husband Ben and I run Paper Arrow Press. I design cool, creative & modern bespoke and personalised wedding stationery. I love exploring Edinburgh (I’m new here), visiting our brilliant local cinemas and cafes, and hiding from the weather with a good book and a cheeky gin and tonic. I love working for myself and it’s great meeting so many new clients though Paper Arrow Press.

I’m Perfect For The Bespoke Bride Readers Because… 

My stationery designs are the perfect mix of pretty and cool just like Bespoke Bride! I love bold colours and strong typography mixed with vintage inspired touches. I love the fact that Paper Arrow Press is contacted by as many grooms-to-be as brides-to-be. It’s great designing for couples who are working together to plan their day and doing something a little different. Paper Arrow Press offers fully bespoke designs but even when a couple chooses a ready designed style we work together to personalise everything so that it’s just right for them.

My Hopes and Dreams for 2014 are…

In 2014 I would love to see Paper Arrow Press continue to go from strength to strength and to continue working with a wide range of inspiring couples! I really want to increase the number of personalised stationery collections available on the site as well as launching new products such as semi bespoke designs which allow couples to further customise their stationery with a bespoke monogram or image.

I’m excited to see how my latest personalised stationery collection Bourbon (launched earlier in January) does. It’s already getting lots of attention and I think it could be a best seller before long. I’m also looking forward to increasing the number of accessories available. Launching later this year will be products to add that fun final touch to a design including belly bands, tags and stickers.

Finally, in 2014 I am dreaming of a larger, more beautiful studio with a huge desk where I can surround myself with inspiration and design my stationery!

My Favourite Bits From My Blog Are…

My new product launches! New Collection: Bourbon / New Collection: Spangle / New Collection: Stripe

Keep In Touch! 

Check Out My Website / Follow Me on Pinterest / Like Me on Facebook / Follow Me on Twitter /


We Visited the Designer Vintage Bridal Show 2012!

And what a show it was! An array of talented businesses were awaiting us at Hagley Hall and little did we know just how inspired and captivated we were going to leave this wedding fair feeling!

We kicked off the day as any proper, English girls would; With a cup of tea and a scone or two at Miss Lily’s Tea Room! We were seated in a dainty little room with a fabulous 1920’s feel while we sipped down our tea ready for the afternoon ahead!