You and Me Invitations was founded by Sorcha Hogan and Amanda Watt. They met In 2006, while working together at a graphic design studio in Dublin, Ireland. It was there that they discovered a mutual love of print design, and a dream to one day start up a wedding stationery shop. After 4 years of working together and becoming dear friends, Amanda moved back home to Toronto, Canada. Although they live an Ocean apart, it could not deter their shared dream. And so, 7 years later, You and Me Invitations was born.

Sorcha is an award winning graphic and digital designer, portrait artist, film buff, cocktail connoisseur and adrenaline junkie living in Dublin. Sorcha’s passion for weddings really developed while planning her own. She thoroughly enjoyed the process and was then delighted to design invitations for friends.

Amanda is also a graphic and digital designer living in a small town just outside of Toronto. Her passion for stationery came from designing wedding invitations for family and friends. Helping couples to announce and celebrate their special day brings her so much happiness. When she’s not designing, you’ll likely find her devouring something delicious, rocking out at a concert or enjoying a glass of vino on the dock.

The blog was inspired by a social event we call ‘Crafternoon’s’. A few of us gather once a month to teach one another a new craft skill –  from felting to crocheting to origami. We wanted to bring this idea of shared learning to the shop to inspire and teach couples how to add some personal DIY touches to your wedding décor.

 

Conor Steenson

Conor is an award winning professional videographer who has been working in Ireland for the past 10 years.

In that time he’s produced and directed many short films, music videos, and countless corporate promotional videos. He’s equally at home in the woods filming zombies, and on the red carpet interviewing the stars.

With You & Me Invitations, Conor is involved with filming crafting and design. He’s also married to one of the founders, Sorcha. Which means he gets to work for free!

Nicola Colton

Nicola is an Irish illustrator living in Bristol.

Her style is whimsical with an emphasis on colour and she likes to create characters full of warmth, humour and playfulness. Nicola was worked with both clients and friends to create beautiful wedding portraits and invitations alike.

She is passionate about children’s illustration and her picture book ‘A Dublin Fairytale’ was awarded a White Raven by the International Youth Library and a Literacy Association of Ireland children’s book award. ”Zim Zam Zoom!’ a poetry picture book she illustrated was shortlisted for the CLiPPA Poetry Awards 2017.

Her work has featured in editorials, print and web campaigns for clients such as Boots Opticians UK and Failte Ireland and in exhibitions; a particular highlight being part of an exhibition in the Illustration Cupboard, London.

Jill Redmond

Jill is a graphic designer living and working in Dublin.

Growing up in a family printing business, Jill has always had a passion for print design in particular, and the tangible nature of getting a beautifully designed piece.

This love of print lends itself perfectly to wedding stationery design, so Jill has been thrilled to design suites for many friends, family and clients alike.

 

Olwen Hogan

Olwen Hogan is trained as an animation artist. She also happens to be the sister of Sorcha Hogan, co-creator of this website. Olwen is an oddball who likes to create unusual imagery representing equality, and adding a touch of humour. This imagery lends itself well to invitations for a more unconventional wedding.

Olwen has a passion for art, writing, nature and helping wherever possible.

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