Hollyhock Lane is a small creative design studio run by artist and founder Julie Annis. I specialise in hand painted and highly illustrated wedding stationery. My designs include a growing collection of ready to print wedding invitation templates and other matching stationery (all fully customisable), as well as a selection of fun greetings cards and other quirky celebratory items that can be bought in Hollyhock Lane’s online shop.
I also offer a limited bespoke design service for those looking for their own completely unique and personalised stationery, whatever the occasion.
All the designs are hand drawn and illustrated in my home studio in Lewes, East Sussex on the English South coast.
My stationery is professionally printed in the UK by environmentally responsible printers on high quality eco friendly FSC certified paper.
I started Hollyhock Lane in 2012 when I was pregnant with our first baby and had been working as a graphic designer for 10 years before that. I wanted to create a business that gave me the chance to get back to my first love of painting and drawing - my natural skills having studied fine art for my degree at art college in Edinburgh. I also wanted to find a way to work in a job I love, whilst also spending a fair bit of time being mummy at home too.
My vision is to create especially beautiful wedding stationery and paper goods. Designs that are hand painted and hand illustrated, and that can be framed as mini works of art to treasure and keep as mementos of your big day. Add to that a personal service that can adapt and customise any one of my designs to your preference, often at no extra cost.
I want to help take the stress out of organising your wedding stationery and at the same time provide you with a ‘one of a kind’ beautiful invitation suite that feels hand crafted and really reflects your style as a couple.
In 2015 Faye Spiller joined Hollyhock Lane to help Julie with admin tasks and social media as a much needed assistant. More recently, Faye has been covering client emails and project management so keep an eye out for your email from Faye when you first place your order!