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Katie Hyatt

Papermaker / Photographer / Calligrapher / Antiquarian

HOST and TEACHER

Katie Hyatt is the stationer and shopkeeper behind Signora e Mare and Saint Signora. She is a self-taught artist who broke into the wedding world six years ago, through her use of organic design and original script style. Fast forward, a year or so later and she was breaking through the fray with papermaking. Known for its gossamer edges and smooth texture, Katie’s handmade paper lends itself toward the old world causing one to reminisce of bygone eras. Her shop Saint Signora is an extension of that style with goods procured from around Europe and the United States.  As a visual artist, Katie weaves magic into imagery through the use of photography with moody colors, patinaed backgrounds and unique objets. Her projects span from bespoke wedding stationery to sourcing beautiful antiquated pieces from around the world.

Katie’s work has been featured in numerous publications and blogs including Martha Stewart, Once Wed, Wedding Sparrow, Design Sponge, Atlanta Magazine, and Oh So Beautiful Paper.

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SARA RUSSELL

Wedding Sparrow Editor & Founder

GUEST SPEAKER & BLOGGER

Sara is our remote guest speaker and the founder of Wedding Sparrow. A wedding blog for the stylish bride, Wedding Sparrow is a multi award winning premier wedding resource and inspirational website for brides all over the world and we specialise in featuring film photography and fine art weddings. We champion high quality vendors and artisans and love being involved in the wedding community. We believe in the tangible, beautiful, authentic and the inspirational. Filling a gap in the wedding blog industry (Wedding Sparrow is the world’s only all film fine art wedding blog!) Sara knew that her passion for fine art and love for all things tangible and film should be out there via pretty pictures. In just 2 short years, Wedding Sparrow has grown from a tiny one-person blog to a multi-award winning international team of fine art lovers and she couldn’t be more proud. Sara loves how passionate readers and vendors are for quality products and services and hopes this shines through in the blog. Sara is the world’s biggest wedding obsessive and is usually knee deep in wedding pretty at Wedding Sparrow HQ. You’ll find Sara blogging away, attending events, and chatting to like-minded artisans at workshops!

bio photo is by Jen Huang Photography

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STEPHANIE HARE

Papermaker / Alchemist

GUEST TEACHER

A fibrous alchemist of sorts, Stephanie Hare is the woman behind SHare Studios, a papermill exploring the techniques and nuances of hand papermaking in the contemporary realm. Processing the fibers entirely by hand in her small Philadelphia studio she is currently creating a collection of handmade paper products with a focus on minimalist and sculptural lighting solutions, as well as producing a wide variety of artist-grade papers in earthy neutrals, and dark pigmented jewel tones. The magic of her home state of Maine is quite obviously apparent in her work. The coastal spray on the rocks of Schoodic Point inspire the frothy blues of her Ocean blends, and dark pigmented papers. The rolling blueberry fields of her home base provide endless inspiration as the seasons change. From the bright whites of Winter snow, to the deep greens and blues of the wild blueberry harvest, to the pinks of a perfect pale summer sunset, to the dramatic transformation of Autumn induced rust and merlot steeped foliage. The inspiration is endless.

bio photo is by Wylde Photography