Welcome to Gemma Milly!
Where do I start? I design wedding stationery because I love being part of one of the most special days in your life, and helping to bring your dreams and vision for the day to life through carefully crafted design and thoughtful detailing. Designing beautiful stationery that you can keep forever and which reminds you of that special day, long after the I do’s and first dance, gives me a huge sense of joy.
I’ve been in the design industry for 12 years and started my business 7 years ago. My vision was simple; to put the soul back into the design process, and create paper goods that say more than words ever could about the magic of two people being joined together. For me it’s all about the little details and expressing what makes the two of you unique.
Having recently got married myself I know how many important decisions you have to make. That’s why I make it my priority to ensure that choosing and designing your stationery is an utterly joyful experience.
My signature style marries loose, dreamy watercolours with romantic, flowing calligraphy and hand lettering. I love the feel of handmade papers and letterpress, and sourcing interesting materials and finishes to incorporate into your wedding stationery is one of my favourite parts of the job.
Based in Dorset, not far from both the beach and countryside, I am constantly inspired by the sparkle of the ocean and the stillness of nature & ever-changing seasons. I work from my Studio in the garden with my small team of super organised and creative Assistants, Lucy & Anna. Married to an artisan calligraphy pen maker (Tom of Tom’s Studio) and mama to our little girl Elodie, I have to say that I feel very blessed. I try to live life to the full and put my all in to my work and family life.
As featured in The Sunday Times, Brides Magazine, You & Your Wedding Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Once Wed, Magnolia Rouge Magazine & Blog, 100 Layer Cake, Wedding Sparrow, Rock My Wedding, Love My Dress, Bridal Musings, Perfect Wedding Magazine, Surrey Bride, Dorset Wedding Magazine, Wedding Ideas Magazine, b.loved blog, Style and the Bride, So You’re Getting Married, Elizabeth Anne Designs & Hochzeitsguide.
Gemma is quite simply a class act. Her attention to detail and passion for creating THE most beautiful stationary has shone through every step of our wedding planning journey. Our vision has been brought to life and we are forever grateful to Gemma for creating simply stunning works of art that have contributed to what we know will be the best day of our lives. 5 star service from a 5 star lady! Thank you! x
We absolutely ADORE all of the stationery, it’s just stunning. Everything is perfect, you have captured what we had wished for. To think we have gone from just telling you our ideas to them being created in wonderful. It shall all be treasured. I’m going to frame the invite, it is totally worthy of going on our walls. Can’t thank you enough, I am so excited to start planning with you for the other stationery bits now, if these are anything to go by it’s going to be stunning. Massive thank you xxx
It is such a pity that [now I’m married] we can not design any more wedding things together. I need to marry Ralph again so we can design a new stationery set….! I’d like to thank you very much for your effort, your 1000’s of emails ( maybe 2000…?) and your time for designing all our wedding papeterie. If we plan another event I will contact you again! :-)
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your work on the invitations and seating plan. All the stationery was stunning and it was so nice to have such unique invitations for our wedding - lots of our guests have told us that they are the best invites that they have ever received! The seating plan was beautiful - a great souvenir - and a real talking point at the wedding!
Gemma, all of your work was lovely, from the beginning to the end, and everything that you did helped to realise J&J’s vision of their dream wedding. It was all perfect.
Thank you so much for your talent and your attention to detail – I shall not hesitate to recommend you to anyone in the market for a creative and tolerant stationer!!!
The invitations are absolutely gorgeous, I’m so so pleased with them! Not just the design and artistry, but the printed finish and the envelopes too. Spot on, exactly what I wanted. A very happy customer. Thank you so much.
I received the invites and they are stunning. I love them! You are really very talented.
They’ve just arrived and we absolutely love them! Thank you so much for all your help, I couldn’t be happier with the final product! Rachael x
Today I took the beginners class. I loved every moment! The presentation of the boxes containing the kit was just stunning! The writing itself was totally absorbing and hugely therapeutic! Gemma’s instructions were so clear and helpful! Perfect class to learn where to begin. More practising to be had for me but love this new skill to learn. Thank you so much and will be recommending this to anyone!
The most beautiful bespoke stationery, not only for weddings. Gemma understands how to make your stationery unforgettable, so that you will will fall in love with it again and again. Kiss x
Gemma’s calligraphy workshop was quite simply one of the best workshops I’ve ever attended. Whilst I had done a little calligraphy before, I kept on getting stuck on certain letter forms, but with Gemma’s help I managed to get over those blocks for the first time. Her easy to understand instructions and excellent course materials made everything seem achievable, and I felt like I had made a lot of progress in just those few short hours - something practicing for hours at home I had never achieved! If you’re thinking about doing a calligraphy workshop I would heartily recommend Gemma’s - she creates a calm, relaxing atmosphere and provides genuinely easy to follow instructions. A wonderful day out as well as an enjoyable learning experience.