Natalie In Wonderland

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Her tag line says it all…”i make stuff look pretty“. And does she ever! The website is beautiful and her commissioned pieces are exquisite…so here she is.

Name: Natalie Ramsell
Twitter: @i_r_nat

Bit of a background on you:

I’m from South Africa – I moved over to the UK when I was 11, so have unfortunately lost my accent now. Who knew it would be more acceptable later on in life to be different? I want my accent back.

I’m just about to finish my masters in graphic design at the University of Derby, I can’t WAIT! When I’m finished, I will be moving up to good old Yorkshire where I can make a proper start at my little business.

Background on your business:

I only launched in January this year and the response has been overwhelming. The predominant style is retro/vintage inspired. I love all things quirky and really just want to offer a service with a difference.

I am absolutely loving the wedding industry, I have met some amazing people, including my brides! I design a whole range of products including all wedding stationery (invites, place cards, rsvps, order of service, seating plans etc) and I’m also doing quite a bit of design for wedding suppliers’
various businesses.

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Where do you get your inspiration from:

I lose hours on end of my life just looking at pretty stuff, mostly on the internet. Blogs, sites such as pintrest and so on. Literally hours of my life – gone – but not wasted! I am really inspired by people’s visions and passions too; seeing as all of my work is bespoke, this is probably my most important source of inspiration!

Most memorable creation you have done:

It has to be the wedding stationery I have done for a couple who are having an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding. Not only was it the first wedding I’ve worked on, but people seem to crazy about it too.

What’s the usual turnaround time on stationery? 

This is a really difficult question to answer as it depends solely on the intricacy of the design. I usually do a few designs and send them off to the couple who then choose which they like best and let me know if anything needs changing. I then need all the details to fit on to the invites, rsvps and any information cards, and if they are all being personalised, I need all of the guest names too. Once all of this has been done, everything gets sent over for the couple’s approval – once artwork is signed off, it goes to the printers who then send me proofs to send onto the couple to make sure they are completely satisfied with everything; once I get the go ahead, everything goes to print and then gets finished by hand. So, to answer the question, I’d say at least a few weeks for invites.

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A Quick Q & A

Favourite Colour:

Eek! Probably some kind of purple…I love the colour of orchids.

Favourite Film:

This is a really hard one…my fave film of the moment is called The Fall. It’s beautiful.

Favourite Song:

Counting Crows – Mr. Jones and also Foo Fighters – Everlong

Favourite Month:

In South Africa it was November – my birthday, but here in the UK, I’m gunna go with…August, festivals month for me!

Favourite Drink:

Tea and also…Mojitos

Favourite Food:

Baked camembert with a crusty baguette and caramalised onion…or just cheese!

Favourite Word:

I say ‘actually’ far too often. I like the word treacle.

Favourite Perfume:

D&G Light Blue

Favourite Book:

The only book I’ve ever read more than once is Can You Keep a Secret? By Sophie Kinsella

Favourite Quote from a Film:

“I hate the way I don’t hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.” – 10 Things I Hate About You.


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Momma //

I am just bursting with pride – you are an amazing young lady with an incredible future xx

Anonymous //

You have the ability to make things look pretty! you are so passionate and you deserve to go right to the top! Well done Natz!