Illustries is the brainchild of Samantha Neal and Emma Penrice or as they call themselves, Head of Pictures (Samantha as a creative director) and Head of Words (Emma is a professional writer). Their new idea developed as their friendship did.
The pair had worked together briefly and when Emma approached Samantha with an idea, she knew it was a great opportunity to combine their skills. Emma got married in 2008, quickly realising that the traditional ‘wedding album’ hadn’t evolved and that there was room for something a little different. Together they created Illustries, which they hope will become a well-known UK brand.
Illustries create one-off memory books, each one individually created to uniquely reflect their customer’s special day. Emma writes their story, capturing all the details, from first meeting to happy ever after, while Samantha brings photographs and memories to life with great design. Illustries have launched their first collection to the wedding market but plan to expand their range of Illustries to cover all life’s memorable moments, starting with big birthdays, retirements and new baby Illustries next year.
For weddings, Illustries have lovingly created three special designs, so there is an Illustry for every style. These are listed below but for more details please visit our mini ‘temporary’ website www.illustries.com.
A more traditional ‘storybook’ with large photographs, a classical writing style and simple but elegant design layout. 80 pages with a hardback cover, Illustries certified with our library ticket and stamp.
Avant Garde Illustry
A ‘quirkier’ style book, with large photos, a snappier writing style and lots of graphics and illustrations to compliment the story. 80 pages with a hardback cover, Illustries certified with our library ticket and stamp.
Star in your very own celebrity-style magazine! Each issue uniquely numbered with 52 pages of pure inside gossip. As well as the full ‘Wedding Story’, features include the stag and hen parties, an A-Z of the wedding day, interviews, caught on camera and guest comments.