Thank you to Aspirational Bride for this lovely article below, please have a look at their website for advice & editorial on aspirational weddings.
Today I’m thrilled to introduce you to a wonderful company I’ve found, Paper Tree. Paper Tree create beautiful paper flowers, decorations, gifts and stationery. Perfect for weddings, the unique Paper Tree range is designed and selected by company founder, Ann-Marie Edmondson.
Ann-Marie works from her home studio in the village of Hurstpierpoint, just north of Brighton, overlooking the beautiful South Downs National Park.
As Ann-Marie says “I have always loved flowers and really enjoy making things and being creative. However, I was also interested in business and initially took a degree in economics, following this I worked in accountancy then retail at ‘Harrods’.
I needed a creative outlet so continued to make things, I made little topiary trees as Christmas decorations for friends then individual flower pots for place settings for a wedding. I decided to try selling at craft fairs and this progressed to selling to shops and exhibiting at the ‘Top Drawer’ trade show at Earls Court in London.
I also love to travel and discovered beautiful paper flowers in Thailand. I now import and design these as well as make my own designs and paper roses.“
Paper Tree Products
Paper Trees’ products are beautifully handcrafted from eco-friendly paper. Paper flowers are made from either recycled or ‘saa paper’ which is made from the bark of the mulberry tree. The tree naturally sheds its’ bark which can be made into paper without destroying the tree. Paper Tree pride themselves in being as environmentally friendly as possible and are members of 1% for the Planet, they give 1% of their sales to environmental organisations.
There are so many items I love, I have their cherry blossom at home – it’s so pretty! Their literary rose (above) is simply stunning too, and currently my favourite piece!
Paper Tree also offer a bespoke service on some of their products and are happy to adapt designs to requirements. Ann-Marie designed miniature pear trees for a Gucci promotion and cake decorations for Duchy Originals. Their paper rose petals have enjoyed starring roles in the films ‘Alexander’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’.
There are lots of wonderful ideas for wedding décor, so do pop over to their website and take a look!