I’m a big fan of the little details when it comes to weddings and this week on Behind the Door I’m meeting someone who specializes in them, Katy from Kittyhawk. Kittyhawk have a beautiful range of items for weddings including cake toppers, wishing wells, signage and decor pieces all with modern, fresh design as a focus. Katy has a background in visual/UI design and is also a fine artist who paints landscapes and abstract pieces as well as running Kittyhawk.
Katy tells me that like many of the people I meet, the idea came from planning her own wedding. “I was a bit disappointed to find that all the cool modern embellishments I had dreamed up for my own wedding just didn’t exist” says Katy “so Kittyhawk was partially born out of the need to fill a gap I saw in the market, but also my desire to expand out from my visual design role into creating physical products for events, and my love of all things wedding and wanting to live vicariously through other peoples happy events”.
Katy spent a full year prior to opening creating and perfecting the range of products, and also the packaging. Lots of time was spent researching current trends, creating mood boards, experimenting with different materials and creating designs that are truly unique and not like anything else on the market. The result was a collection of modern designs that aren’t available anywhere else.
Katy already had an existing design studio based in Annandale in Sydney and has expanded the space to include room for Kittyhawk, but the products can be shipped all over the world. “The best part is that every piece can be completely customised” says Katy “Couples can choose an existing design and add their own text, or we can create a completely unique design to suit your theme”.
I ask Katy for tips on upcoming wedding trends and she tells me that one of her most popular pieces are modern custom wishing wells in clear acrylic. They are so functional as well as looking great holding all those envelopes! I’m also a huge fan of gold drink stirrers and custom name place cards for adding a touch of glam to your wedding reception!
Katy tells me that for her, running Kittyhawk is all about the love. “I love design, I live and breath it” says Katy, “It’s my passion and now running Kittyhawk I have a wider outlet to express all the numerous colourful and creative ideas I have whirling around in my head at any one time”.
Images by Kitty Hawk
Ms Zigzag says: These cake toppers are so fun! I love them for every bridal celebration – engagement parties, bucks and hens day, bridal showers and of course the wedding day.
About Amelia Waddell of Make Your Day Wedding Styling: I’m a wedding stylist and proud store owner who loves to chat weddings with everyone and anyone! I love to talk shop with other business owners (particularly over some chocolate cake!) and am the first to try and have a sticky beak behind the scenes of any event. My free time is spent ‘investigating’ new cafes, stores and events. Make Your Day Wedding Styling is my creative outlet and I love nothing more than that ten minutes just before the guests enter the wedding reception, it feels like a special sort of magic!