About Papermonkeys

Our Philosophy

Is to create wedding stationery that is totally unique and personal to you.

Each item of our wedding stationery tells a story, about you and your wedding day.

We achieve this by combining unique illustrations and invitation layout design and wording.

Floral Design Pocketfold Invitation

Meet the Designer/Owner

Katharine has been passionate about colour and design since she was little.

Her career began as a textile designer around 17 years ago she now works as a surface pattern designer, illustrator and greetings card designer in the North West of England

Her main passions are her family, her miniature sausage dogs, snowboarding, festivals, and of course all sorts of pattern and colour.

Katharine Swift Owner and Designer at Papermonkeys

About Our Brides

Our brides typically are looking for a unique design for their wedding invitations. They don’t want an off-the-shelf invite from any typical wedding invitation supplier.

Our Brides know what they want and have trawled the internet and have not found what they are looking for on the larger wedding invitation sites. They usually come across Papermonkeys via “bespoke wedding stationery” search via google and are always relieved to be given a fresh approach to their wedding invitations.

They love our soft, whimsical style of watercolour illustrations and are very excited to use Papermonkeys to create a range of illustrations just for them.

We ask our brides to send us photographic starting points for each of the illustrations they require, this ensures they get exactly what they want.

Venue Illustration is a favourite with our brides, and we have many customers who are getting married abroad in a beautiful location, say in the Italian or French Riviera, and want an extensive wedding invite, generally a pocket fold invite, containing numerous illustrations of the area and architecture. The Pocket fold Wedding Invitations then contains all the information their guests may need, such as how to get there, places to stay, events planned the day before the wedding etc. A popular illustration to compliment an invitation such as this is the painting of a ‘fairy tale map’ which takes in the coast line perhaps and the various venues that will be used through the whole wedding event.

Papermonkeys Table Plan Cards mounted to a birdcage frame