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Meet The Supplier… The Hummingbird Card Company

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A huge welcome to The Hummingbird Card Company that joined our directory last week. Head designer Sally-Ann creates whimsical, vintage, nature inspired laser cut stationery for weddings and events.

I love the fact the pictures are so intricate and you can layer them over your colour of choice or over a photograph! Here Sally-Ann introduces her business to you…

Sally-Ann from The Hummingbird Card Company…

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Tell us a bit about your business…

We’re a small, friendly, creative company and we love all things paperie! We make what we love, and what we believe is a truly desirable collection of wedding stationery, featuring whimsical, vintage and elegant designs. Our main collection is laser cut and we also create foiled and printed designs too!

We make everything from your ‘Before the Day’ stationery including Save the Date cards, invitations, RSVP’s and Brides books, seeing you through to your ‘On the Day’ stationery including Order of Services, menus, table plans, place cards, table names and numbers, message trees, favour tags, guest books, decorations, bunting and finally the ‘After the Day’ stationery such as thank you cards. With gorgeous hand bound photo albums and wooden artworks for keepsakes after the big day. 

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What made you start up the business…

Sally-Ann the founder of Hummingbird had always been a bit of a ‘stationery geek’! From school when the stationery cupboard was opened at the beginning of term, she was captivated with the feel and look of new exercise books, especially those for maths with the little grid squares with red and blue lines. So perhaps it was destiny that she would end up in the paper world!

Sally-Ann first worked in fashion as a lingerie designer and loved the intricacy of lace. Then by chance a paper cut from Tokyo set her off in a new direction, it was so fragile and delicate she felt it was perfect for wedding stationery. It was over 10 years ago in the early days of laser cutting but as soon as the first design was sampled and cut, that was it… Hummingbird was born.

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What makes you Unique…

We try and use techniques that are just a little different. We’re laser cutters first and foremost, it’s just so stunning and eye catching. Lasers create the most amazing and beautiful effect, where the artwork is literally burnt away from the card, leaving the most delicate lace-like design. From when we started it’s become more popular but we’re always trying to stay ahead with trends and designs that work for us. We also love letter press foil printing, with more glamourous wedding themes, it’s just perfect to add a touch of luxury with stylish metallics.

What kind of couples match your style of service…

We want to create convertible invites and stationery for those who love something a little different… something unique, delicate, sophisticated and stylish. From the ‘Boho Babe’ who loves individuality to the ‘Glam Girl’ who desires a little luxury! Our designs are created to tell a story that sparks the imagination and delights friends and family giving a sneak peek for the day the ahead!

our MISSION:

WE ARE CREATORS OF WHIMSICAL, VINTAGE, NATURE-INSPIRED COLLECTIONS & BESPOKE STATIONERY WITH A DESIRE TO MAKE BEAUTIFUL PAPER GOODS ATTAINABLE FOR BRIDE’S OF ALL SEASONS AND BUDGETS. 

At Hummingbird we also offer a bespoke design service, so if a couple want to create something truly scrumptious and unique for their big day, we can help! We’ve been asked to do some amazing projects and we love the challenge of creating something special.

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Tells us what you love about your business…

Hummingbird Cards is a quintessentially British stationery studio. We are proud to say all our stationery is hand crafted and made in our Leicestershire studio, we love this fact. We’re passionate about sourcing our card from UK mills and to be making entirely in the UK! We assemble by hand so we maintain complete customer satisfaction, we even make each and every invite envelope by hand so everything perfectly matches. We send our stationery all over the world so it’s amazing to think that something made in little old Ashby-de-la-Zouch ends up as far as Europe, America and even Australia.

We also love hearing from couples after their special day, it’s a treat when couples send us photos. It’s so good to get a peek of the final day after all the plans and hard work.

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Most favourite event/ wedding…

How could we pick one out, we’ve worked on some amazing VIP weddings to some beautiful small, intimate ones. They are all so individual and special. We love chatting to couples and hearing all about their plans though. There’s some amazing and creative wedding happening across the UK.

Future plans…

We’re launching our NEW online wedding store! It’s all in development and so exciting. We’ll be selling all the little extras to accessorise your big day with our collection of wedding greeting cards too!

Welcome to the Mr & Mrs Unique team Sally-Ann! To find out more visit their website here or see our directory here 

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