Inspired by all things beautiful, vintage, and whimsical, Berry and Peg creates custom illustrations, invitations and stationery products for weddings or any event. Berry and Peg is all about celebrating how beautiful life can be, with a firm nod to the traditions of yesteryear and a plethora of beautiful handmade crafts under my belt, my aim is encouraging people to appreciate hand made and the old fashioned way of communicating, which is rarely appreciated in today’s world!
Hand illustrated invitations help you to herald the loveliness of the occasion in a unique way, it is your opportunity to reflect who you are as a couple. It’s so important to let your imagination and personality shine through in your event, after all, it’s these thoughtful little touches you and your guests will remember. You and your lucky friends and family will agree no body loves anything more then receiving a beautiful package all tied up with love in the mail.
The name Berry and Peg came about from my grandparents, My mother’s mother was Berice (Berry) and my dad’s mother was, Margaret (Peg). Their vintage is my dream time where people wore gloves and a hat to go to town and time was taken for beautifully crafted things. So it just seemed to make sense naming the business after the people from the time it was inspired.
My childhood love of story books helped me realise that my passion lay with using my watercolour illustrations and calligraphy to tell stories and paint maps of wonders to come. I like the challenge of capturing the essence of a place and a couple. There is nothing more exciting than a map featured at the start of a book, you know you are in for a good time, and so it is with weddings. There is no better way to herald an event.
Celebrating life isn’t just all about the big events (weddings etc) but all the little bits in between that make up our lives. Everything used to have such ceremony about it, even the afternoon cup of tea was an event in Victorian times. Try having your tea in your favourite bone china tea cup and ‘poof’ instant whimsy and jollity. You only live once so it seems like a pity to not have dessert AND use the good china to eat it.
Being a small business means I can work personally with all my lovely customers to ensure you get what you love. I offer what I am best at – a creative and reliable service with a smile! (I only take on a certain number of clients a year, so be sure to book quickly) I am passionate about adding handmade details to my work, evocative of rare arts and traditions. I use a combination of traditional processes finished with digital techniques, with my vintage inspired hand illustrated designs to create a day which is truly unique to you. Let’s create a whole suite together.
I work in a home studio in Brisbane Australia, smothered with inspiring pretties. Each of my handmade/illustrated goodies is a labour of love, effort seems effortless if you love what you are doing.
If you have a special request such as personalised wedding maps, illustrations or invitations, please contact me and I would love to help. Even if you would just like a few tweaks to my available range.
It’s important that you leave the Berry and Peg shop happier than you came, so please make sure you read our frequently asked questions, shop policies and shipping information before making any purchases.
QUEENSLANDERS: I’d love to meet you for a coffee to help with your wedding ideas and organise personalised stationery just for you (Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast)
I hope you enjoy owning Berry and Peg prints as much as I love making them!
Thanks for visiting, come again soon to see my new ranges.
Winter Edition, 2013
The Vintage and Handmade Bride