When it comes to stationery – it’s the little details that matter. I hang my head in shame when I think about the shocking DIY creations at my wedding **shudder!**
Pocket Typewriter first came to our attention when we were sourcing exhibitors for the wedding fair at Stancliffe Hall in Derby that was held back in Autumn 2011.
Like us, Pocket Typewriter is family business made up of brother and sister team Leckie & Jack who created their business as they both have a passion for design, colour and creativity with Jack having a clear talent for illustration.
The business began when Leckie and her now lovely husband proposed and they asked Jack to design their wedding invitations. He did and they just fell in love with them -literally! Since then their business has gone from strength to strength with 2011 being a really good year!
Leckie says ‘We have met and worked with some fabulous brides and grooms, working with them to create their perfect wedding stationery. We have had so much fun! We ‘ve met some other great suppliers through the fantastic wedding fairs we’ve exhibited at. Our illustrations have been featured in You & Your Wedding Magazine which was a big highlight of the year’
At the end of last year they also launched their greeting cards collection and these are now selling in some great little shops, including the fantastic Simply Chic, owned by the lovely Cathy Lavictoire one half of Vintage Chic Wedding Fair!
They are inspired by everything and everyone around them!
‘We always try to visit galleries, antique fairs, home and gift shows. It is our mission to carry on creating and developing ideas, making us different and exciting! That’s why we have created our 3D collections such as “A Country Wedding” and “Let’s Eat Cake” that offer something a little more unusual.’
They certainly have a signature style which is a gorgeous fusion of contemporary and vintage.
‘We love to create and so bespoke work for our lovely brides and grooms is something we enjoy doing so much, as it is an exciting challenge, it is so important that we achieve something that is loved by our clients. We love to work on and develop ideas, so we just ask our customers what they are thinking of and we then go from there!’
Another exciting year ahead
Jack and Leckie are looking forward to working with lots more wonderful couples and suppliers. You & Your Wedding Magazine have asked to work with them again on some of this year’s issues so watch this space!
‘We are very excited to be showing our greeting card collection at the Harrogate Home and Gift Show in July. This will be our first trade show, so fingers crossed it will be great!’
The most exciting thing to happen this year by far will be the arrival of Leckie’s first baby!! Good times ahead for this year for Leckie and Uncle Jack xxx
Photography courtesy of Jade Alana