Chitter Chatter is a series I’m running all about inspirational women in the wedding industry whom I greatly admire. These women successfully combine running their own business with married life and, in a lot of cases, raising a young family. The ‘Chitter Chatter’ twist is is they have to answer my questions in just 140 characters or less….
Today I have the absolute pleasure of chitter chattering to the beautiful Rose Murphy, owner and creative director at Rose & Ruby Paper Co, the award winning luxury British design studio. Rose creates exquisite stationery for weddings and beyond, and she also specialises in working with fellow creative entrepreneurs on branding their businesses and making everything beautiful. I first met Rose, and discovered her beautiful work, at Paperfest, a London festival that celebrates creative, independent entrepreneurs.
Rose lives in Devon with her husband Brendan and dog Willa, and they’ve just moved into a beautiful Victorian house which they’re currently renovating to create their dream home.
What was your first job?
Head of Design for a start up fashion company when I was 17. I was completely thrown right in at the deep end and the learning curve was invaluable.
Tell me more about your career before launching Rose and Ruby
I worked as a fashion designer for various different companies, and then I set up my own company freelancing.
What made you start Rose and Ruby?
It was time for a change from fashion and I realised after designing wedding stationery as a little side project that working with brides was a lot lovelier than the relentless and stringent deadlines and often quite “challenging” characters in the fashion industry!