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Gemma Milly stationery and calligraphy workshops.
Where do I start? I design wedding stationery because I love being part of one of the most special days in your life, and helping to bring your dreams and vision for the day to life through carefully crafted design and thoughtful detailing. Designing beautiful stationery that you can keep forever and which reminds you of that special day, long after the I do’s and first dance, gives me a huge sense of joy.
I’ve been in the design industry for 12 years and started my business 7 years ago. My vision was simple. To put the soul back into the design process. I also want tp create paper goods that say more than words ever could. For me it’s all about the little details and expressing what makes the two of you unique.
Having recently got married myself I know how many important decisions you have to make. That’s why I make it my priority to ensure that choosing and designing your stationery is an utterly joyful experience.
My signature style marries loose, dreamy watercolours with romantic, flowing calligraphy and hand lettering. I love the feel of handmade papers and letterpress, and sourcing interesting materials and finishes to incorporate into your wedding stationery is one of my favourite parts of the job.
Based in Dorset, not far from both the beach and countryside, I am constantly inspired by the sparkle of the ocean and the stillness of nature & ever-changing seasons. I work from my Studio in the garden with my small team of super organised and creative Assistants, Lucy & Anna. Married to an artisan calligraphy pen maker (Tom of Tom’s Studio) and mama to our little girl Elodie, I have to say that I feel very blessed. I try to live life to the full and put my all in to my work and family life.
I love teaching Calligraphy and sharing what I have found to be the most rewarding and beautiful form of expression. I’ll guide you through the basics of forming letters, using your pen correctly and controlling the ink. By the end of the class you’ll be writing full sentences in calligraphy and no doubt fallen in love with this beautiful art form. Included in the price of the course are all your materials and refreshments.
I teach calligraphy and brush lettering workshops in Surrey, Hampshire and Dorset. Check out my Workshops page for information