Hattie Boo Designs was officially launched by Emma Bryan in 2007 after many years of creating beautiful stationery, wedding invitations and greeting cards for family and friends. Emma is an enthusiastic and dynamic designer, who is always keen to create bespoke, new and above all original artwork for her Stationery lines and to find fresh, elegant and creative ways of transforming weddings or events into something truly unique.
Born in Warrington, she studied in Cambridge and graduated with a BA Joint Hons Degree in 1993. She went on to Hope University, Liverpool, to complete her PGCE. Emma taught English and Drama at Penketh High School where she was later promoted to Head of Performing Arts. Emma left teaching in 2001 to bring up her young family and it was during this time at home that she slowly turned a talent into a kitchen table-top business, designing cards and wedding stationery for family and friends. She went on to study dip-pen calligraphy at night school which only ignited her passion for typography even further.
Emma eventually set up her own design studio, Hattie Boo, in 2007 and her passion led her to specialise in bespoke wedding stationery and event planning. Her stationery ranges and greeting cards are sold in farm shops, exquisite card galleries and boutiques across Cheshire. Her range of correspondence cards and party stationery demonstrate her quirky and original style of pen and watercolour images, that capture anything from wellies to fairy castles to old fashioned school children. She has even been known to capture the occasional rugby player, all done in her fun and energetic style, mixing the modern and the traditional.
Emma’s passion for Weddings is evident whenever she meets new clients, as she loves to discuss the detail of a bride’s Big day!
She has organised many Charity Evenings and Black tie dinners to raise money for Claire House Children’s Hospice, and has also been a dedicated committee member raising money through Testimonial Events for both Paul Wood and Bennie Westwood, in support of their reaching 10 years playing Rugby League at Warrington Wolves.
Emma is always keen to take on new projects and has designed the logo for the Fantastic Wedding Blog, “Love Me Love My Wedding”, and has also been invited to contribute to their blog by writing a feature about Wedding Stationery Trends.
Emma has designed stationery for Wedding shoots in collaboration with Heather Ryder at Living Colour, Rebecca from Pretty Little Tri, Pouting in Peep Toes, Eve and Sal Yarwood, who did the gorgeous hair and make-up, Jane Constantinou from Tea Time Treat provided the cakes, the dress was from Amy Louise Bridal Wear and the venue for the magic to happen was Combermere Abbey!
This stunning shoot was captured by the extremely talented Adam Capper Photography,and was later featured in Blogs by the legendary Rock n Roll Bride, and award winning Brides Up North.
Always keen to take on new challenges, Emma has recently completed the groundbreaking new e-course called “The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design”, a fantastic collaboration between Rachael Taylor and award winning entrepreneur Beth Nichols. Emma is now looking for commissions, freelance work and licensing collaborations, and is keen to expand this to include textiles and marketing. She would love the opportunity to have her designs, stationery ranges and cards to be featured in the press.
If you are interested in contacting Emma, please do drop her an email to discuss any aspect of her work in more detail.