In an increasingly digital world, our heart still lies with beautiful, tactile paper.

it's rather simple,

Dwynwen creates beautifully designed, timeless wedding stationery for couples who appreciate the uncomplicated joys of simple design and understated luxury.


We're a small wedding stationery studio based in Carmarthenshire, owned and run by Ryan Thomas, a thirty year old graphic designer and illustrator.

We were born out of a love of paper, and a love of love. We love working with our couples and helping them capture the romance of their love stories through their stationery as they plan their magical day. Our designs are intentionally simple, focusing on both classic and more contemporary typography, paired with elegant paper choices and delicate attention to detail. We don't solely rely on trends, because we want your invitation to still look beautiful for years to come.

We've carefully curated a range of meaningfully designed wedding suites in the hope that we can help make arranging your wedding stationery a smooth and stress-free journey. We offer Save the Dates and Invitations, right through to a range of practical Day-Of stationery options that will communicate to your guests in a beautiful and stylish way. Simply choose your favourite design, and let us make it yours.

Ryan

a letter from the founder

A graphic designer and illustrator with experience in print, digital, art direction and marketing.

Hello there,

First of all, I want to wish you the warmest of congratulations - if you've landed in my little online home then you're likely engaged and planning your wedding (if you're not then I seriously need to work on my website's SEO!) I'm absolutely thrilled for you, and can't thank you enough for taking the time to even consider myself and Dwynwen potentially contributing even the smallest part to your wonderful celebrations.

I'm here to tell you a little bit more about me, my background and experience so that you know exactly who you'll be working with should you choose to order with us.

Originally a full time Graphic Designer, I graduated with a first class degree in Graphic Communication back in 2014 and went on to join a successful print company that specialises in creative solutions for leading high street retailers. During that time I worked closely with clients within the fashion retail sector; designing window displays, look books, advertising materials and store signage. It was in this role that I developed my understanding of professional printing, and fell in love with different paper stocks and fancy print finishes. With experience, the nature of my role then developed into a broader creative narrative, focusing on seasonal marketing campaigns and how to visually communicate a brand's story or product through retail experiences. This meant that most of my time was spent developing new creative concepts (and creating mood boards which I'll quite happily sit and do for hours on end), as well as liaising with other creative agencies, photographers, videographers and stylists as I co-ordinated and art directed campaign photo shoots primarily in London.

But then here's a plot twist; I'm now a qualified teacher. Why the change in direction? I met my wonderful fiancé, fell in love and my life plan and priorities shifted a little. We're our very own tale of country mouse and city mouse - we met whilst both living in Cardiff, however he was raised on a farm in rural West Wales. We knew that we wanted to eventually move out of the city and settle down somewhere greener and quieter, half way between our two family homes. This would have made my previous career and travel back and forth to London much more difficult and so I decided it was time for a change. Aside from my creative drive, I have always been passionate about language and learning so teaching through the medium of Welsh felt like the right alternative for me.

A few years on, I wanted a place to express my creativity after leaving the design industry and so I found myself in what I think is a very fortunate position - being creative and artistic became a hobby rather than my main career, and honestly that sits so much better with me. I started working on wedding invitations for friends and family in 2017 - I felt so much joy communicating their love through paper and being a small part of each couple's most special day. I love chatting all things weddings and I tend to get almost as excited as you do about your big day! With that combined with my knowledge of print, it felt like the perfect creative outlet for me...and so Dwynwen was established and now here we are.

I now live with my fiancé in a small village, just West of Carmarthen. We've bought our first home together and are excitedly planning our own wedding for Summer 2022. We swapped our busy city lives for a quieter lifestyle of country walks and muddy wellingtons and that suits us just fine. 

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