First of all, congratulations if you are engaged - I am delighted you have found me and I hope you have been liking my designs.
I am Valentina, a designer and stationer based in my studio in Apperley Bridge, West Yorkshire.
I have launched officially Velvet May Designs in 2020 and I have been loving my job, working with couples like you to create wedding stationery that is memorable and unique to them. Playing with paper types, colours, fonts and textures, as well as adding one-of-a-kind illustrations if required, really brings out your idea of your wedding day look and feel.
I am upfront with my prices in every step of the process, and I always advise how to best use illustration pieces throughout your whole stationery, to maximise both impact and value. I bring my style and organisation to every project, and whether you already have a clear idea in mind, or maybe you don’t even know where to start, I am here to help you. There are so many possibilities with regards to stationery pieces, and I’ll walk you through every stage to take the stress of the process off your shoulders.
There is nothing more rewarding for me than a happy couple who love what I have created for them. I am a perfectionist (both a blessing and a curse), and you can trust that I will work away until I have met all your requirements.
I also understand that bespoke stationery is not for everyone, and therefore I keep developing semi-customisable collection ranges, for the design-minded couple at a more affordable price. These collections provide matching pieces from the save the dates down to all day items like placecards and table numbers, keeping a cohesive look.
I grew up in Italy and I moved to the UK in my 20s, to fall in love with a Yorkshire ginger man who I didn't even think was my type but stole my heart. We got married in 2019 which is how this adventure into the world of stationery begun and I am so lucky I have found my calling.
All food. Especially street food, nibbles and tapas. Get me a charcuterie platter any day. And even though I am partial to a dessert, I am a savoury gal, so cheese board and biscuits all the way. Sorry if it disappoints, we can still be friends!
We got this little bundle of energy and mischief during lockdown, and it has been tough, but I also enjoy cuddle time. He loves running off lead and chasing balls or frisbees, and he is a trick master! See you at Crufts in a few years, peeps.