byjo.co.uk is what it says on the tin – everything is done . . . by Jo (that’s me!) from my little Beach House studio in Taffs Well near Cardiff. Yes, it’s a home studio not an office or a shop, but rest assured it’s a real, full time ‘proper’ business with insurance, contracts and all the other things you need for peace of mind on your big day. I started the business in 2006 so I have a good few years wedding experience along with a background and training in graphic design as well as business management.
A passion for creativity
I’m a Mum to two gorgeous little girls and I built byjo.co.uk up to fit around them, the school run and family life, while working at something I really love. I’ve always designed cards and love to make things out of paper, so being at home with the children was the perfect opportunity to test the water and see if I could make it into a business – it seems to have worked! Family life is very important to me, so when they’re not in school I try to spend as much time with the little ones as possible – we love the beach (Wales has the best, doesn’t it?), camping and festivals.
The personal touch
The business has grown a bit over the last few years (mostly through referrals and recommendations I’m proud to say) and now I have help from a couple of very special, hand picked, perfectionist assistants. I still answer the phone, reply to all your email queries and sit down to design your beautiful stationery with you. Then my team and I source all the materials, do the printing and put it all together, finally packing it up carefully ready for you to collect. I’m always here and I’m happy to help and advise you with whatever I can for your wedding.
We love what we do
We are all passionate about beautiful things, have a slightly obsessive eye for detail. . . and we like cake and coffee (and sometimes wine)! I’m also very camera shy, so favour the slightly more unconventional ‘here’s my feet’ shot than the classic, closeup #selfie, but I’ve made an exception!
Picked our invitations today and they're absolutely beautiful! A massive thank you to Jo for going through so many ideas with us and also for incorporating our 4 year old daughters little idea into it. Cannot recommend her enough!! Link to original
"Can't thank Jo enough for our wedding invitations they are absolutely beautiful. Nothing is too much to ask, she'll give you advice and help with anything you need. Even made a board for me on Pinterest with ideas as I was struggling to make a decision. Would highly recommend." Link to original
Thank you so much for making our wedding stationary. It was all Amazing and the service you gave us was excellent as well! Will definitely be recommending you to future brides!! Thank you so much!! Link to original
Absolutely can't sing your praises enough! Every single detail of our invites, evening invites, place cards and table plan were of 5 star quality and so so beautiful. Any little thing was no trouble for you and the service was outstanding. Honestly I can't thank you enough! Link to original
Thank you Jo so much for our beautiful wedding invitations and stationery. Great help from start to finish, great value and high standard of work. Would highly recommend! Link to original