Daniel and I have known each other for many years but we reconnected over a year ago and fell in love almost instantly. We were engaged and married within six months – we just knew. Daniel does not give his heart in pieces, so from day one I knew I had his whole heart.
The Semi-Custom Collection offers a range of beautifully bespoke invitations, perfect for the couple looking for unique and organic wedding invitations, that’s quick and affordable. Available for order online.
Tell us about your background and how you got started?
I’ve always loved art & design, and have been making and collecting since I was little. When I went to university I started out studying Art History but switched to Graphic Design when I realised I wanted to be on the ‘hands on’ side of things. While I was studying Graphic Design I found my love for illustration with a the help of a couple of great tutors. I ended up specialising in illustration specifically for fabric design, as well as getting the contract to illustrate the children’s book ‘A Dog Like That’ at the end of my final year. The fabrics I’d created at uni got a bit of interest so I started selling those at markets and on etsy while working as a mac op making ads for APN newspapers, and then I moved on to create art prints. That was about 6 years ago now.
Tell us about your background and what got you started in Furniture Design?
Hayden’s background is in carpentry, while mine is in brand management. A friend came to us, with her rapidly approaching wedding, wanting sleek, modern furniture for both her ceremony and reception as she could not find anything in the Bay of Plenty that met her needs or price range. She asked Hayden to custom build trestles and bench seats for her, and the idea stemmed from that. It all happened within the space of about 2 weeks.