Born in Verteuil D’Agenais, in South West France Pocketfold Invites was founded purely by accident.
Living the dream in a dilapidated 17th century hunting lodge complete with moat we (Chris & Kelly) were planning our forthcoming wedding. Kelly had a little experience of making and selling stationery and therefore wanted to impress our guests with an extra special invite. As we lived in France and were marrying in Devon we had lots of information so desperately wanted to avoid lots of scruffy pieces of paper falling out of a nice card. After hours trawling the internet with little success it was time to go back to the drawing board. After much discussion Chris had a flash of inspiration. A good friend for many years, Derek worked in the print industry. So after just a quick phone call to our man in the know, we were on our way to having our first forme made. Just one week later in our hands we held the Original Pocketfold, we printed our invitation mat and inserts ourselves and proudly sent our invites on their way.
After much positive feedback from our guests we couldn’t help but think we might be on to something. Whether it’s a good thing or not, we both have quite obsessive personalities and found ourselves talking and planning for hours until finally 6 months later we launched our website. Our business took off quicker than we could ever have imagined. So just a short while after we made the decision to sell up and move back to Devon where we took on both premises and staff to cope with the demand!
Now please don’t be mislead, all has not been rosy in the garden. We have been fortunate enough to stumble on something wonderful but with four children, a dog, two cats, five chickens and two ducks in tow it has been a long and bumpy road!
We are very proud to say that with thanks to our wonderful staff and the continued support of our valued customers, we are now Europe’s leading supplier of Pocketfold Invites. Will it stop there? We hope not, we plan to one day conquer the world!