Chris and Katie White, founders of Myrtle and May - create beautiful designs for digitally printed wedding stationery.
Katie tells us their story…
“We met at university back in 2001, where we were both on the same Graphic Design BA Hons course in the beautiful city of Bath. We have been together for nearly twelve years now, married for six and we have two children.
How they started
Our original concept was to offer digitally printed and personalised wedding stationery to couples at affordable prices. The reason that affordability is so important to us, is because we married on a tight budget ourselves and so we can sympathize with those in a similar situation. Currently we’re offering a design only service which can be printed by the couple at home or via a printers of their choice. Our only request is that a small donation is made to Marie Curie Cancer Care, via a charity page called ‘Losing the Louboutins’ or ‘@Lthel_13’ (who we met via Twitter).
We’re more than happy to support a cause like Marie Curie cancer care, as we all know someone who has been affected by cancer. The Losing the Louboutins are cousins Natasha and Kerrie who are raising money for Marie Curie by treking across the Sahara in October and so well deserve my huge admiration.
Why they love what they do
Ever since our own wedding back in 2006, I still get excited at the prospect of a wedding. I love all that a wedding entails. As well as the fact that people are excited and happy (and so a pleasure to work with), I also love the flowers and the endless colour combinations. Being Graphic Design graduates Chris and I both love to create. To be able to combine both passions is a joy.
Currently Myrtle and May is a non-profitable business as we’re directing funds to the Losing the Louboutins, but our goal for the future is to continue to produce work that makes the happy couple…well, happy! and once the Losing the Louboutins have raised their £4000 target then we hope to grow the company and begin to turn a profit.”
If you want to know more about Myrtle and May - please view their website here http://www.myrtleandmay.co.uk/
You can also connect with them on facebook and twitter