Meet graphic design duo Petra and Matt who's love of print and the art of note-taking inspired the beautiful, and oh-so-useful brand Forever Press.
Overlooking the mountains and coastline of Tasmania, creative duo Petra and Matt began Forever Press – a brand designed to deliver stunning and functional wedding stationery for couples and their guests. “It is our vision and hope for the business that through products like our Bridal Diary, couples will be able to focus more on their relationship and prepare for a strong marriage, rather than stressing through the process of planning a wedding”, says Petra recalling the chaos of to-do lists pinned around the house during the lead up to her own wedding. It was this chaos, in fact, that first sparked the couple's interest in creating Wedding Stationery.
Petra and Matt’s desire to help couples through the planning process has certainly been achieved with the beautiful Bridal Diary – a mecca for anyone embarking on the task of planning a wedding! Filled with advice from past and future brides (including their own first-hand experience), this diary will not only help couples stay on track during the planning process, but will also remain a keepsake for years to come.
“I absolutely adore getting orders that are gifts for brides. I love seeing the notes written from loved ones and then handwriting them myself. It brings me so much joy” says Petra. It is this attention to detail that truly defines the brand. From their handwritten notes, beautiful gift wrapping and high-quality materials Forever Press encapsulates the magical moment of getting married and celebrates the memorable journey of getting there.
Often the hardest task of planning a wedding is deciding where to begin. Petra and Matt recommend couples individually write down a few ideas about their ‘dream wedding’, for example: where it could be, what time of day, and what impression you want to leave with your guests, Then exchange notes and see if anything matches up or would work well together. Once you have a general idea of your direction, hop onto Pinterest and start mood-boarding to help you realise your vision.
Here at Two Lovers, we are super excited to see what is next for this beautiful brand. Want a few clues? Think wall prints with the Forever Press signature type font, and limited edition letterpress foiling. Forever Press is certainly one to watch!