Laura Graham, Author at GG Print

Where to register your wedding list | GG Tips  

Many of our brides and grooms ask us for suggestions on where to arrange their gift registry, so we put together a list with some different ideas. We know you have a million things to do when planning a wedding, and so we hope this helps cross one thing off that list.

The Wedding Shop, partnered with Selfridges, enjoys an extensive selection of different brands and products

Specialising in wine, Goedhuis & Co or Haynes, Hanson & Clark are an alternative option for the wine connoisseaur

For luxury tableware, Thomas Goode is brilliant

Glass jam jars – Summerhill & Bishop

The impressive Prezola provides a list of products from over 100 of the UK’s favourite High Street and online retailers

Wedding Present Company is another popular choice for our clients. You can create your gift list online or book a private appointment in their London showroom

For modern, high standard tableware and kitchenware why not try David Mellor

Cutlery set from David Mellor

The Conran Shop offers the traditional gift list with an individual gift card; contributions from guests will be combined for the happy couple to select items of their choice 

For stunning luxury tablecloths and tableware, check out Summerhill & Bishop

Heywood Hill is the perfect option to fill the bookshelves of a new marital home. Their team will create a unique list of stunning editions suited to the couple’s tastes and interests

For something a bit different, why not spoil the happy couple on their honeymoon. Wanderable offers this service whereby guests can treat the bride and groom to specific items ranging from meals and hotels to tours and experiences 

Not forgetting the popular option: John Lewis 

Rare edition of Stories from the Arabian Nights – Heywood Hill

We hope these tips will be helpful for planning around your special day! And of course, for wedding stationery suites of all styles, don’t hesitate to check out our bespoke designs here and to contact us through the Contact page on our website for a quote.

Bespoke silk scarf

One of our favourite recent projects has been designing a bespoke silk foulard for our client Fabiana’s fabulous Mexican themed 40th birthday. A foulard is a soft, light silk fabric often used for scarfs of handkerchiefs, and usually features a printed design.

Bespoke design for silk scarf with Mexican inspired pattern by GG Print
Photo: Courtesy of GG Print

This unique, playful illustration dreamt up by the GG print team was inspired by the vibrant colours and exotic flora and fauna of Mexico. Other stylistic inspiration included the iconic Hermes silk scarves, which are famous for their sophisticated yet eclectic patterns, as well as the wonderful paintings of nature and animals by the late American artist John James Audubon.

Inspirations for silk scarf design

The original print used for the scarf was created by our graphic artist Ian in dialogue with our founder Laura in a fresh and modern style. It depicts two toucans and the words ‘Carpe Diem’ and ‘FAB 40’ written in the middle in bespoke calligraphy, surrounded by tropical plants and flowers. The illustration is rendered in an evocative, striking colour scheme of bright greens, oranges, pinks and yellows against a luscious magenta backdrop. This creation was then printed onto a 90×90 cm silk scarf.

Detail image of bespoke scarf designed by GG Print
Photo: Courtesy of GG Print

The final result ended up being a real showstopper. Quirky yet sophisticated, this bespoke luxury scarf captures the vibrant and exotic energy of Mexico. The item also compliments the set of placement cards with the same design, which we also created for the birthday table. Together, they brought the perfect touch of fun escapism to our client’s 40th birthday celebration, capturing the spirit of a tropical getaway.

Bespoke illustrated placement card design created by GG Print.
Photo: Courtesy of GG Print

Get in touch with us through our Contact page to discuss similar commissions or any other ideas.

Time to write your Thank You notes!

Make writing your wedding thank-you letters a pleasure with our beautifully bespoke cards. The options are endless and as a newly married couple it is a fun way to make the most of your wedding, even after the guests have gone home.

Thank you cards featuring a digitally printed black and white photograph of the Bride and Groom

For the more traditional Bride and Groom the classic thank you card can be a simple folded card featuring a favourite photo of the bride and groom from the wedding day. The photograph can either be digitally printed or for a more luxurious finish they can be individually printed, and hand stuck onto the cards by our team.

A wedding monogram we created for our client’s wedding in Ibiza. The monogram featured on their invitation suite and would also look good on their thank you cards.

If you had a wedding monogram designed for your wedding, your thank you cards are an ideal place to make the most of it. We can print the monogram on single cards with matching envelopes – maybe lined in a complimentary colour. These can then be used as your correspondence cards for the future too.

Thank you cards with a photograph on both the front and back covers.

Whatever you decide you would like our team is on hand to help. So visit our contacts page and make an appointment to pop in.

You can browse more of our designs here.

The Written Word

Calligraphy and brush lettering are becoming increasingly popular ways of adding a bespoke and personal feel to stationery. They are both wonderful ways of capturing words in an artistic and unique fashion. We have a great team who work with hand scribing in both these traditional and contemporary styles.

Our in house calligrapher scribing wedding invitations

Calligraphy is most popular with our wedding clients, who want their envelopes to be just as luxurious and beautiful as the invitations that arrive inside them. During your appointment at our studio you can see all the different calligraphy styles we offer, and our team can show you the wide range of ways it can be included in your project.

Black ink calligraphy for guests’ names on these invitations for a St Tropez wedding

Brush lettering is a more informal light style which is most often used as part of illustrated monograms, to write out invitations or for menus which are then scanned in and digitally printed.

Brush lettering features on the different elements we designed for this Florence wedding suite

Both calligraphy and brush lettering can be applied to practically anything including bespoke wedding invitations, envelopes, event stationery, table plans, menus, table names and numbers, placement cards, escort envelopes and scribed poems. And with a wide range of inks and the ability to create bespoke colours and metallic finishes too, the process is just as much fun as the result.

Illustrated menu with brush lettering we created for an Israeli wedding

You can browse more of our designs here.

Illustrated Maps

An increasingly popular service we supply are illustrated maps that work as a fun alternative to a regular map to pop in with an invitation suite. A great option for weddings that can work either as a save the date, part of the information sheet or as a fun favour in guests’ rooms for destination weddings.

We can print them to any size and not only can you have directions, but also your story mapped out where you and your partner met, where he proposed or where you first kissed!

Illustrated map for a wedding in the English countryside.

We have created maps for destination weddings, including Florence, Ibiza, St Tropez and Israel, as well as many for our British brides and included fun details from clients’ homes, pets and local area to the couple themselves.

Illustrated map printed on the information card for this wedding suite.

The process starts by deciding on you artist. We have a selection of in-house artists to choose from each with their own signature style and you can see samples of their work on the website and many more during your studio appointment. Once we have the outlined brief from you including style, information and personal details to include, an initial proof is drawn up. This is followed by an updated sketch, which is sent over for final approval before bringing in the colour. Finally, the illustration is brought into Photoshop for any cleaning or sharpening of the digital file.

Illustrated map digitally printed on wedding invitations for a destination wedding.

Other ideas for an illustrated map are for postcards for your holiday home (popped in your guests’ bedrooms), directions to your business (with the digital image being used on your website or the signature of your emails/newsletters), and for other personal invitations such as Birthdays, Bar Mitzvahs and Christenings.

You can browse more of our designs here.