Wedding Ideas is known for its extensive wedding stationery section, showcasing all the latest trends and designs from the country’s top designers. But it was the gorgeous designs from East Sussex company Ivy Ellen that won the judge’s votes in this year’s Wedding Ideas Awards.
“It really is an honour to win Best Wedding Stationery,” says Lewis from Ivy Ellen. “This is the second time we have made the finals since we started the business in 2009 so to have won feels really amazing. We are so proud of our fantastic team, our incredibly talented designer Jo and so grateful to all of our wonderful clients. This award is for all of them.”
2012 was a busy year for the business. Not only did they exceed 4,000 followers on twitter @IvyEllen they also gave their website a makeover. “We completely redesigned our website to make it more enticing to couples,” says Lewis. “We also added over a dozen new ranges to our offering this year and rephotographed hundreds of new images of our products with flowers to improve the customer experience of our products online.”
This redesign has obviously paid off with a 50% increase in visitors to the website year on year. The team have also achieved 7,500 views of their DIY video on YouTube.
“Whether you’re planning a relaxed country wedding or a glamorous big day in the city, Ivy Ellen will have stationery to match your theme,” says Details Editor at Wedding Ideas, Sophie Grabham. “And I love the fact that the business was named after the founder’s grandmother – how cute is that?”