As you know, I love sharing shabby chic suppliers’ work with you. Especially when it’s as lush as this. With her new website and Storybook collection launching today, Nikki Ward of Knots & Kisses is one exceptionally talented lady. Here is Nikki’s story – and a few of my favourites from her collections. Enjoy.
All images (c) Nikki Ward
“I am obsessed with all things vintage: old metal coffee shop signs, vintage jewellery, 1920s corsets, antlers … pretty much anything. This has always inspired my artwork and has gone on to inspire the wedding stationery here at Knots & Kisses.”
“I worked for many years as a Visual Merchandiser in various high street stores, but always felt I was wasting my life a little bit and my creative talents. I soon realised that what I needed to do was set up my own business.“
“I had previously styled and designed my sister’s wedding, producing handmade invitations, thank you cards, menus … it was a country-style wedding based on thistles and lavender, and I hand painted pebbles for peoples place cards and wrapped raffia and lavender around the napkins for the tables. I had also helped a few work colleagues by making their wedding stationery while I was a Visual Merchandiser, and found I was passionate about wedding design!“
“In 2009 a friend asked me to help her with her wedding stationery and this was the catalyst for me quitting work and setting up Knots & Kisses full time. Her wedding was in a theatre and was very dramatic so I designed pockets to fit theatre ticket style invitations in, and also produced a hand painted art deco style table plan for them.”
As you can see, Nikki’s business has gone from strength to strength – and I’m so excited to feature her new Storybook range! Feast on the lushness: