Photo of Image Brides editor Kate O'Dowd on her wedding day hugging her husband Brian

BRIAN, KATE & TEDDY – LITTLE FAMILY, BIG LOVE

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A wedding should be truly individual and personal to the couple. This is very true of this intimate winter wedding for Brian, Kate and Teddy at the Durry Buildings in Dublin.


Gorgeous stationery was always important to me, so in Antonella, of MAGVA Design + Letterpress, I met a kindred spirit. She designed and printed perfect menus, placecards and mood signage – all expressing our design aesthetic and personality, using textural cotton paper and showing the most expert artisanal skill.” – BASH Vol. 3

-Brian, Kate & Teddy


Day of Stationery – The Little Details

Welcome Sign

Kate's Menu

Table setting - Letterpress menu

Get some nuts letterpress sign

Cake Table - Letterpress signs

Cake Signs

Photo of Image Brides editor Kate O'Dowd on her wedding day hugging her husband Brian

Photography by white tea

BASH Vol. 3 words from Kate O'Dowd


It is hard to believe that three months have passed since I anxiously awaited the arrival of BASH Vol. 3. Not only is it one of my favourite wedding magazines, but this issue featured a wedding which I hand printed letterpress wedding stationery for.

It all started in late November 2013 one saturday afternoon when Kate contacted me about creating a bespoke stationery suite and mood signage for her day. I certainly wasn’t going to say no to the editor of Irelands newest wedding magazine – BASH.

After some consultation with Kate, I created a letterpress suite that was raw and edgy, and embodied bold masculine typographic elements that complemented the juxtaposed style that was envisaged for the day. The stationery was dispersed over the three floors of the Drury Buildings and included, individually letterpress’d name tags, menu’s, mood signage, coasters and a small posters. The usage of yellow was influenced by a book that belonged to Kate’s grandmother and the slate grey was an appropriate choice for a striking contrast.

There is so much more I could write about Brian, Kate & Teddy’s special day or the amazing suppliers that were involved, but I could not capture it in my own words. So if you haven’t already, track down an issue of BASH Vol. 3, check out the video of the day from BigDayFilms, or pop over to the spectacular blog post on white tea’s website to be amazed.

Thank you Brian, Kate & Teddy


Photography: white tea | Videographer: Big Day Films | Venue: Drury Buildings | Styling: Love & | Letterpress Stationery: MAGVA Design + Letterpress | Celebrant: A Beautiful Ceremony | Dress: Erdem at Brown Thomas | Flowers: The Garden, Powerscourt | Decor: The Garden, Pearl & Godiva | Make up: Jennifer Quinn | Hair: Stephen at Dylan Bradshaw | Props: Industry | Wooden signage: Saturday Workshop | Cakes: Katie Phelan | Ceremony backdrop: Maser | Music: Inni-K | Music: Stringology | DJ – Dave Salacious