A little bit about me

Although the company name of ‘The Wedding Invite Company’ is new (launched January 2017), I have 14 years of wedding stationery and design knowledge under my previous name of Bunny Delicious, which I started in 2003.

My dad passed away in 2014 and things got a little flat and a little bit meh over the next 2 years. Google kept mucking around with algorithms, and my poor little website fell foul of Google’s point ranking system, meaning it wasn’t being seen by anyone. So after a period of intense stropping and a 7 week stint of working in Marks and Spencers Food Hall, I decided to get a new website, that you, the reader, could actually buy from! In a moment of madness, I decided to change the name to something a bit more SEO friendly (search  engine optimisation).  In hindsight, this was probably a bit of a pants move, but it’s just a name. I could have called it Elliot Fish and Co. and if you liked what you saw would the name matter? (I still want a company name under Elliot Fish BTW – brilliant name!)

Other work stuff

Pre dad death stuff, I was O B S E S S E D with awards. Obsessed. I think this was childhood hangover from Mrs Gyland-Brown, the substitute Art Teacher, who said that my paintings lacked creativity. Distraught. For. Days. You cannot say that to a 14 years old and not expect it to stick. So although I ultimately set out to prove her wrong and to show the world that I WAS creative, ultimately I did it for my dad who was not long for this world.

So, the accolades under Bunny Delicious were

2013 Wedding Industry Awards – Regional Finalist

2013 Wedding Industry Awards – National Finalist

2013 Wedding Ideas – Stationery Finalist

2013 Essex Wedding Magazine – Winner – Stationery and Favours

A rather emotional me with Paul Ross – collecting my Essex Wedding Award

 

Stu Stu Studio Life

I have a home office in Rayleigh, Essex and a studio, based at Martels Wedding and Events Village in Barnston. I love my studio, but as I am not what I would call a ‘local’ business (as in my stationery is ordered from all over the world, not just Essex where I live) therefore I do struggle to get people in to see me. I am hoping this will change, because aside from being really sad if I have to leave, that IKEA flat pack took a jolly long time to watch someone else build it!

 

15 useless facts

  1.  I once kissed Marti Pellow from Wet Wet Wet at “Top of the Pops” in 1993
  2. Holly Johnson (Frankie goes to Hollywood) once tweeted me (proof on request)
  3. If someone suggests a holiday or adventure, I will have the whole thing booked by the time you get to the end of the sentence.
  4. I am a born entertainer. I haven’t ruled out a stage career as yet!
  5. I am addicted to ER and Grey’s Anatomy. If you had a dissected aorta, I could probably fix it.
  6. I talk and walk at the speed of light.
  7. I’m impulsive. Pop out for milk, come back with a hamster impulsive.
  8. I love anything that no-one else has. I am currently wearing a chunky wooden necklace with two budgies on it.
  9. Food. I love Food. Anything food related is welcome. Any nationality. Oh, except Eels, I don’t think I like those.
  10. I used to make novelty pencil sharpeners at junior school. Barry Grimes, the boy who sat next to me used to be so impressed.
  11. I wanted to be a dancer, I wasn’t allowed as I needed to get a ‘proper career’. For the record, I was a very good dancer.
  12. I am not allowed to paint walls, as apparently I make a pigs ear of it.
  13. When I was 8, I didn’t win a drawing competition at the local toy shop, which I 100% believed that I should of, so I stole one of the prizes (I did take it back later!!)
  14. I am a level 1 Reiki healer
  15. Whilst supermarket shopping, I use the long aisle as a mock cat walk and I stride purposefully to anything on my iphone that has a beat (although I don’t do a hair toss once I reach the cereal aisle – that would just be weird.) Because I’ve got my headphones on, no-one knows what I am doing. Try it seriously, its very empowering 🙂 🙂 🙂

So that’s me.

Hello : )

xxx