If you know me personally you’ll know that I have an obsession with stationery. After meeting Martha from Martha Brook at a Teapigs event earlier this year I’ve been ogling over her collections ever since. So when she kindly invited me and Emily to their event ‘Stationery Social’ I was thrilled to be spending the afternoon with like minded individuals who all shared a love of stationery.
The event was hosted at Beach Blanket Babylon in Shoreditch which is a lovely bright space, which the team had transformed into an instagram haven, thanks in part to some of the amazing creative collaborators. The stunning floral entrance was created by Dove and Myrtle along with Hibbertan and Hagstrom. This led through to the main event space with an incredible balloon installation by Maria from Mimi and Lu and of course it had to be pastel colours, perfect for photos, in fact I got Emily to snap my outfit here which you may have spotted over on my instagram. Showcasing Martha Brook’s latest collection was an amazing origami backdrop by Cathy from The Origami Boutique. The most beautiful looking treat table had a floral cake as its centre piece with real edible flowers, it would make such a gorgeous wedding cake and it tasted delicious, thanks to Danielle from Richmond Cake School.
Martha kicked off the event introducing us to each of the workshops and run of play for the event along with a panel talk and Q&A breaking up the workshops. My two favourite workshops were envelope addressing with Hanna from the Martha Brook team and lettering for journals, ran by the amazing Betty Etiquette. I’ve followed her work for years so it was so lovely to finally meet Rebecca. Both of these workshops really got my creative juices flowing and made me want to practice my lettering some more.
The panel talk discussed having a full time career and also running a side hustle, finding your niche and how to get started on social media. The panel was hosted by Martha and the guests were Steph from ‘Don’t Buy Her Flowers’, Ellie from ‘The Wedding Enthusiast‘, Kay from ‘Leafage’ and Geraldine from ‘Little Big Bell’. I found this talk really encouraging for business owners and those dreaming of owning a business. I appreciated how honest each of the speakers were as it’s easy to get caught up in the success of someones business and it was refreshing to know they all had down days and business struggles too.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and the photos that follow from the day. I also wanted to say a massive thank you to Martha and her team for inviting Emily and I along, we had such a wonderful afternoon and look forward to next year’s event.