wedding invitations | stationary design | bespoke illustration | watercolour hand painted designs
HI! I'M LUCY...
CREATOR AND OWNER OF LU-BELL DESIGNS
I studied Art and Design at college, progressed to university and completed my BA degree in Fashion Design. After graduating in 2005 I worked for various fashion companies. I enjoyed it and learnt a lot along the way but deep down I knew it wasn't right for me... I wasn't able to do what I love doing the most... hand drawing and painting for wedding design.
In 2016 I got to plan my own wedding for real!. As you can imagine, I was in my element planning our big day. It was stressful at times I’ll admit, but I had a lot of fun making bunting, table decorations and all the little details. As a graphic designer, I felt confident enough to do my own wedding stationery. I loved every minute of it, I spent a lot of time on them, changing and perfecting until they were exactly right. I got so many lovely compliments and I was told on numerous occasions that I needed to quit my job and design wedding stationery instead. Two years later I did just that. In February 2018 I started my new venture and have never looked back.
I absolutely love what I do and feel so privileged that I get to play a part in making someone’s wedding day so special. I know first hand how important it is to get exactly the right feeling across. I am a perfectionist at heart and fully understand how every little detail, from the font to the colours to the personal touches, have to be just right! Wedding stationary is not just for that one day, they are beautiful keepsakes to treasure forever and help to bring back all the happy memories!
Ever since I can remember, being creative was my thing! I was never happier than when I was drawing, painting, making cakes - anything creative. I had a seriously overactive imagination and would draw everything that was in my mind.
By the time I was seven I had already planned my entire wedding, drawing the dress, shoes, cake, flowers and carriage (horse-drawn transportation was a must in the early nineties) I would draw them over and over, perfecting every detail - I was so obsessed with weddings I even created a form for ‘Brides To Be’ to fill out for my future wedding planning business!