Despite everyone’s preparations for the festive season, we managed to catch up with Alice to hear all about Alice Palace and their fabulous eco-friendly wedding stationery!
When did you launch?
Alice Palace was launched in 2004 – so next year we’ll be 10 years old!!!
Where are you based?
We’re based in Evesham in Worcestershire, with a lovely old town house as our studio.
Where did the inspiration come from?
From inside my head! There seems to be a never-ending source of ideas – phew!
What did you do before running your businesses?
I worked as a graphic designer – I did a graphic design degree, specialising in illustration in my final year.
What services do you offer?
We have a gorgeous range of stationery, homeware, personalised gifts and wedding accessories. We also offer bespoke wedding stationery, and a design & illustration service from our studio – this year we have worked on projects for The Museum of London and Boden.
What has been your biggest achievement?
Keeping a company up and running for 10 years – I can hardly believe it!
What do you love about weddings?
I love that they are such happy occasions, and by designing a couple’s wedding stationery we have a lovely part to play in their very special day.
Who inspires you?
I’ve always been greatly inspired by the artist Sara Fanelli – she is very original.
What is your pearl of wisdom for a Bride to Be planning her wedding day?
Have fun with it!
Tell us a secret?
My husband and I ran off to Gretna Green in our campervan to get married.
What is your favourite product in your range?
At the moment it’s our happy eating placemats – I love that they’re used everyday by families.
What trends have you seen for 2013 and what do you think is in store for 2014?
Woodland animals have been the winners and I think this will continue into 2014.
Any other comments.
Have a lovely Christmas and enjoy 2014!