Potted History

Dragonfly Couture Stationery was founded in 2004 by Ling Warlow, the original creative force behind the company. Although Ling was born at art school, she never quite made it back there. After pursuing various less satisfying careers, in 2004 she decided that life was too short not to dedicate it to her passion for paper, printing and creating beautiful stationery. Dragonfly Couture Stationery was born!

Why Dragonfly?

The Dragonfly is a symbol of change and transformation, signifying messages of wisdom and enlightenment and communication from the elemental world - when the dragonfly appears, look around you for a message. Some stories suggest that dragonflies are in fact fairies; we simply have to look at the a certain way to see them for what they truly are. (Thanks to Jessica Dawn Palmer and the Definitive Guide to Animal Wisdom (pub. element for HarperCollinsPublishers Limited 2001)).

Green Weddings & the Feelgood Factor

Dragonflies and Damsel Flies are extremely sensitive to environmental change and environmental pollution.

We are all aware of our effect on the environment and paper production ultimately also has an impact. Dragonfly aims to give you an exceptionally broad range of choice, and it is not always possible to source ingredients either locally or from sustainable sources. Dragonfly Couture Stationery has an environmental policy which is central to what we do. We are committed to recycling all our waste and using as many offcuts from our production line as we can; we work with local schools and training providers to provide materials for arts and crafts courses; we have sourced a fantastic range of recycled paper and board - ask about our papers made from recycled bank notes; we are currently investigating the possibility of making our own paper to use up all the offcuts which are an unavoidable by product of stationery production.

The feelgood factor comes from our support of local charities and community initiatives including our regular annual support for Claire House through the Circus Starr programme; support for Alder Hey Childrens Hospital through sponsorship of annual charitable publications; providing our services for free at fundraising events such as Anthony's Grand Summer Ball (in support of Mesothelioma UK), the annual Red Cross Ball, plus local fundraisers in support of Breast Cancer Research and Please ask for further details.

Independent Wedding Services

Dragonfly Couture Stationery is a 100% independent business, committed to providing excellent customer service, high quality design and outstanding products. We do not believe it is either morally fair or good business sense to pass on to our clients the commission charges expected by some venues in exchange for a recommendation.

  • Thank you for our beautiful wedding stationery. Everything from the invitations to our name cards was perfect and beautiful. You captured our vision perfectly. Thanks again...

    - Laura & Kevin

  • Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for all the amazing stationery you did for the wedding, it was amazing and I loved it all! We had a fantastic day and I will most certainly recommend you to all my friends!!

    - Sarah & Ian

  • I would happily recommend you to any couple who are planning their wedding as you are creative, professional, responsive and knew what we were looking for. We were a couple who had no real idea of what we wanted and you created perfect stationery for us.

    - Gem & Jules

  • Everybody absolutely loved all the details. Everything was absolutely lovely and it wouldn't have been without you. The beautiful stationery added a very nice touch, thank you...

    - Marion & Bryan

  • I've been meaning to contact you to say a big THANK YOU for the invites - they look wonderful and we've had so many positive comments about them! Thanks again Ling, I'm really happy with the end result and it has been a pleasure working with you...

    - Katie & Dan

  • ...what else can I say but "OMG"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The invites are absolutely beautiful! Thank you all so much!....

    - Donna & Huw

  • ...Thank you so much. The guest book was so beautiful it made Anne cry!!!....

    - Jan

  • Thank you so much for creating our wedding stationery. It was exactly what we had hoped for. We had a wonderful day and are very much enjoying married life! Lots of love...

    - Mr & Mrs T Moseley

  • ....we just wanted to say a huge thank you for our amazing wedding stationery...The end result was exactly what we had pictured...

    - Frances & Chris

  • The invitations were perfect and everybody loved them, one of Sam friends said they were the most beautiful wedding invitation she has ever seen. So thank you so very much!

    - Linn & Sam