DO WHAT YOU LOVE!
I LOVE WHAT I DO.
I LOVE PRINT.
I LOVE WHAT I DO.
I LOVE PRINT.
HELLO MY LOVELY,
Welcome, welcome… Thank you sooo much for the visit!
If you are here, it means wedding bells are ringing, so let me start off by sending the biggest congrats your way! I’m so happy and excited for you :) If you’re checking us out for a bestie or family member because you think this is the best thing you’ve ever seen, then *fist bump* to you as well… You’re in the right place!
Before we get into the sauce, allow me to introduce myself as your editor–in-chief, Kysha Marie (hello again!). Among all of the vibrant and fun things here, I run this crazy and colourful ship.
So, I’ve been designing prints forever (still do) and have been obsessed with magazines even longer, collecting them throughout my teens and twenties -I mean, even my degree title is ‘Magazines’ lol! Literally. Really, it is. While many of the amazing wedding suppliers I’ve met, started their wedding business through the planning of their own day, I on the other hand took a different route. I. SIMPLY. LOVE. MAGAZINES. I love weddings. #Boom! Well, there’s a little more to it then that I guess.
When it came to magazines, I just absolutely loved the concept of having a collection of beautiful photos, articles and tid-bits on the things I had a passion for, in between the physical pages of something I could keep forever. I luurrrvved that I could take them with me and read them ANYWHERE. The creative shoots, the typography (my fave fave bit), the writer’s personality and inspirational content did everything to get me where I am today. Lol, obviously, I’m still quite obsessed.
Outside of all things print and wedding related, give me a boat and the open sea and there’ll be zero complaints from me. :) After missing out for many years (due to a fear of flying), I’m intent on tattooing my passport beyond recognition! Although I’ve touched down in Amsterdam, Spain and Portugal, In the last three years I’ve visited Montserrat (my home island is like my second home), Antigua, Morocco, Paris, Jamaica, Egypt and Barcelona. Where to next? Suggestions are welcome!
I’ve been working in the wedding industry over the last 5 years, creating wonderful wedding stationery, themed around some of the most non-typical subjects from Formula One Racing and the London Underground to TV Shows and tropical destinations.
Many clients had often found spending money on bits of paper that would eventually end up tossed in the bin a horrid thought! Coming across a replica of a glossy mag at an event, my imagination immediately ran wild on how I could create something magical in the wedding space. As a print creative, my first thought was -HOW DO I TRANSFORM A SIMPLE ORDER OF SERVICE INTO THE SINGLE BEST PIECE OF WEDDING MEMORABILIA EVER?
Whatever it was, I knew it needed to be vibrant, professional - something that could match any well-known mag in WH Smiths and take on the personality of each couple that was on the cover. I thought about all of the printed bits and bobs that made up a wedding day; the menu, seating plan, the wedding agenda, the couple’s words! I was so alive with ideas that by the end of that car ride home, I had mapped out what you will come to know as Dapper & Bride. Tah Daaah!
I wanted a space where WHO-EVERY-ONE could be glam squad cover worthy. #NoRules!
As for the name, creating for the girls was easy, so something inclusive for all the grooms of the world was at the top of the list. Whether you’re a bride and groom, bride and bride or groom and groom, when you think ‘wedding’, you think bride, white dress, flowers – I mean that bridal list goes on for miles. I thought it was important to celebrate the grooms’ wedding story too – they do have lots to say right?
There’s so much things to share, but one thing at a time lol… Lots to do around here! I do look forward to being part of your wedding journey and totally wowing you and your guests. You can read some of the experiences shared from clients here and if you’re ready to shop this is for you. If you’re still browsing the racks you can find out more about getting started on your publication here.
I’m always up for a chat, so please feel free to drop me a line or give me a call if you have any questions or want to know more about Dapper & Bride.
Look forward to hearing from you soon!