I’m Florence; vintage bookbinder, photographer, order packer, social media monkey, accountant, tea maker and anything else you can think of that has to be done to run a business. I created The Vintage Binding Co in 2013 and today I run it myself from my house on the Welsh / Shropshire border.
I am a wedding photographer for the most part, and run The Vintage Binding Co alongside this because it combines both sides of my creativity. Binding fulfils my physical love to create with my hands and is a solitary and quiet way of working, whereas photography fulfils me in other ways, and is a very social and high pressure job. In both businesses I am giving someone something personal and unique to them, and seeing how I can make people happy through my work is what drives me everyday.
I absolutely love creating notebooks for people who are passionate about reading, unique notebooks and supporting independent small businesses. The process of creating something very personal, whether that’s a book you choose pre-made from my site or a unique commission for a book you love, brings me joy to know that people are using my notebook to record and write their thoughts.
If you want to read more about how the business was started, has grown and where it is now, feel free to take a read of this fairly lengthy blog post (tip: a cup of tea might be needed)