About Pastel Designs.

 

Hi, I am Charlotte…

I am a graphic designer from Sherborne in Dorset. Pastel Designs my creative outlet, where I can really use lots of love and sparkles!

My other company, F&R Designs Limited, is my serious side! Which offers a range of design and printing services along with creating websites.

I am obsessed with: Tea, Gin, Typefaces, and Shoes.

I’ve been dreaming big since 1978. Married since 2000 and have two miracle daughters! (now that is another story)!

Yes, I was that little girl who stole all the petals from my mother’s roses just to make perfume in the hope I could sell it to make some pennies, I have been looking for that next opportunity ever since.

I didn’t leave school knowing what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, hell, I didn’t know that when I was 25! I have been doing a grand job of winging it shall we say. Until I hit my thirties, clarity!

I have always been creative, always loved how things looked so I chose to embrace it. Graphic design, logos, branding, and then websites. After sailing my way through uni (only because I had found my passion) I built F&R Designs. The rate at which my business is growing is great and it’s all through word of mouth!

I have been part of over 45 branding projects ranging from simple logos to full-blown search sites. You will see from my testimonials that my customers just keep coming back time and time again. 

My stationery…

I have undertaken a lot of research in stationery design, I have seen a lot of disasters (mainly on Facebook) but also a lot of beautiful designs.

I have also looked at the quality of the paper and cardstock, I use only the highest quality, your special day is important to me I would like you to return time and time again.

So taking all of the above into consideration I wanted to price correctly, I might not be the cheapest but I can promise you the quality and love that goes into creating your personal stationery, there will never be another or your bespoke design and that is a promise.

 

Behind the scenes…

I have myself been married for 19 years and have 2 beautiful children. We live in the South West of England in a little town called Sherborne, Dorset. I think Sherborne is well known for the private schools and the quaint little-cobbled street full of independent shops.

I have been primarily working word of mouth, for which I have a lovely selection of clients. When thinking about Pastel Designs it is the ‘girly’ side of me coming out, however, don’t be put off if ‘girly’ is not your style as my stationery has a broad feel, from florals to the luxury of foiling.

If you have any questions or would like to work with me please contact me, I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Getting show ready! For the @wearetwe showcase at the weekend! Love the simplicity of this #tableplan can't wait to set up on Friday! I have also given away all but one pair of tickets! Are you #gettingwed need to find some amazing suppliers give me a comment and I will do a #giveaway tomorrow ...

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Getting show ready, first one of the season tomorrow with @wearetwe in #taunton at the @holidayinn_taunton who is coming to say hi? ...

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Recent wedding, congratulations Steve & Marianne. Thanks for the super quick turnaround @wincantonprintltd fantastic service as per usual! *
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#wedding #bespokestationery #tableplan #cakesign #onthedaystationery
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#Repost @oldmilk1 (@get_repost)
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Super excited to have had our wonderful smoke grenade photoshoot featured by the fabulous @bridemagazineofficial. Here is the link: https://www.bridemagazine.co.uk/articles/a-somerset-wedding-shoot-filled-with-smoke-grenades or click on our profile ⬆️ Lots more beautiful images to come from this wonderful collaboration with: @tpphotography @exclusively_yours_bridal @tessastiaras @oldchapelflowers @tasha_mae_events @melanietilsed @melanie_todd_cake_design @ragtags.blandford @pasteldesignsuk @abbeymayk and @rossokoye .
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#photoshoot #brides #smokegrenades #weddingsuppliers
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Over the summer I was asked to provide #bespokestationery for a shoot at the beautiful @oldmilk1 we had a great day and as you will see lots of talented suppliers were involved! Head over to bride to see our feature.
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#rusticbrides #weddingstationery #weddinginvitations #wedding #engaged #styledshoot #stationery #bride #2020wedding #2019wedding #caketopper
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I have been so busy with new orders I have not posted for ages! Someone saw the #placenames I shared the other week and wanted an excuse to order one, so this is what we did!
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#notjustweddings #homedecor #bespoke #stationery #weddingplacenames #special #nautical #agate
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Thanks to @tessastiaras for my new tshirts I am feeling really proud of my little business!! ...

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Shoot ready today in hope that the sun will reappear this is going to be a #romantic #styledshoot #greenandblush
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#dorsetweddingsuppliers #dorsetwedding #dorchester #dorset #weddinginvitations #weddinginvite #tablescapes #tableplan #bespokestationery #wedding2020 #wedding2019 #engaged
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When you are helping put a buddies #weddingstationery together the "I don't do embellishments" goes out the window!
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#weddinginvite #weddinginvitations #bespokestationery #somerset #dorset #weddingsuppliers #2020wedding
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Thank you @willoughbyandwolf for letting me help you with these beautiful tags!
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#bespokestationery #bespokedesigner #bridal #weddingsuppliers #supplierlove #somerset #dorset #handmade #wedding #bride
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Ooooo another #Pastelparcel in the post! Always a perfect moment in my week! ...

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Lovely evening out with a very special friend last night! @shaftesburyfringe watching the amazing @bellestreetsingers ...

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A little #bts from our shoot yesterday at @oldmilk1 just love our shoot days, they are so much fun and always so different! .
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#weddingshoot #weddingblog #weddingsuppliers #weddingvenue #rusticbridesrock #loveweddings #somersetwedding #somerset #weddingstationery #caketopper #weddingsignage
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Another special #PastelParcel ready to be shipped tomorrow! This one is really special for a fellow #weddingsupplier @willoughbyandwolf .
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#handmadestationery #luxe #stationery #bespokeweddingstationery #wedding #bridal #somerset #dorset #sherborne
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So you know all these beautiful photos that I keep sharing of my work, here is the lady behind them well half the duo! Introducing @jamesandkerriephotography they have been so supportive of my little business since moving to the south west. We have worked together on a shoot and I cant wait to show you the images from that but in the meantime have a look at their site for some more stunning images and a little #blog all about me! .
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#southwestweddingsuppliers #weddingsuppliers #weddingphotography #dorset #dorsetweddingsupplier #somerset #somersetweddingsipplier #engaged #floral #wedding #engaged #productphotography
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I can now offer #personalisedgifts here is a water bottle, apparently it is #awesome . .
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#birthdaypresents #leavinggifts #teacherspresents #presents #thepersonaltouch #hen #henpartyideas #stag #stagpartyideas #waterbottle
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My favourite thing about orders, sending #PastelParcel out! This one is heading out the door! 🥰 .
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#weddinginvitations #weddingsupplier #weddinginvites #weddingstationery #somerset #engaged
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Have you seen the latest #blogpost? I would like to say a big thank you to @southcoast_weddings for being my guest this week! If you are #planning your #wedding then check out the post! .
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#weddingplanner #weddingblog #wedding #engaged #weddingplanning #dorsetwedding #weddingsuppliers #toptips #practicalwedding #eventplanners
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Additional Information

To keep prices down, some of our products may require a bit of assembly, such as the wedding sets with invitation wraps and the envelope liners. We would be happy to do this for you for an extra charge, or you can use it as an excuse to get the bridesmaids round and open the prosecco!

Please be aware that colours and textures displayed on screen may not exactly match how they will look when printed so a slight tolerance should be allowed for.

We want you to be 100% happy with your order so if for any reason you are not, please tell us so we can fix it. If you are, please tell your friends.