all about us
If you adore beautiful design, luxurious paper, exquisite typography and specialised printing, you’re in the right place. We are a boutique design studio based in Durban, South Africa. With a love for all things wedding, Ruby + Swallow began it’s journey creating beautiful wedding stationery. We have since expanded our services, specialising in creating designs for weddings and events, business branding and personalised stationery.
Why ’boutique’? Ruby + Swallow strives to create an experience for each client that includes personal attention to detail, tailor-made service and quick and reliable communication. We are inspired by people who value details, and aim to create a finished product that perfectly communicates who you are and makes a lasting impression. Everything we create is designed, printed and carefully handmade locally in Durban, using only the finest quality materials and trusted suppliers.
We believe that love is in the details. That’s why we’re in the business of bespoke stationery, for when hopes and dreams become memories and milestones. Elegant invitations that become treasured keepsakes. Branding that breathes life into your business vision. Paper goods for perfect moments. We put the finishing touches to life’s important events and special occasions.
Meet the owner
Hello! I’m Kim, the owner and designer at Ruby + Swallow. I love that my job allows me the opportunity to work with such wonderfully diverse people. I value the relationships I form with each and every client, working closing with them throughout the design process from start to finish. Fuelled by caffeine and a love for design, I keep on top of trends and pour my heart and soul into each project that I work on. Explore our galleries or email us and say hello. Wherever you are in South Africa (or the world), I’d love to meet you!
Have a few questions?
Before you contact us, be sure to check out our FAQ’s as well as what our happy clients have had to say about us below.
Anna + Richard
After using Ruby + Swallow for our wedding stationery, I can highly recommend them. Kim was helpful, quick to respond, and nothing was ever a chore. Everything was delivered on time, and of such high quality – I was so impressed! Kim, thank you for making my dream wedding come true with your attention to detail. I can’t wait to use Ruby + Swallow again.
Lisa + Adrian
Kim, thanks again for being so awesome and professional. We love our wedding stationery, and you were so helpful and thoughtful. You made this experience a pleasure for us.
Nicole + Jason
All I can say is WOW! Our guests LOVED our Save the Dates and our invitations were so beautiful – even better than I expected! Thank you for doing such a great job. It’s been awesome working with you guys and I will definitely recommend Ruby + Swallow!
Owner & Psychologist at The Learning Lab
I am exceptionally grateful for Kim’s assistance in helping me conceptualise my brand. She paid careful attention to my requests and designed a logo, business card and pamphlets which were just spot-on! Our gorgeous owl logo still receives compliments! Kim is friendly and passionate, and I received each of my designs before the promised due-dates.
Tammy + Garth
Kim, thank you SO much for your help with my wedding stationery! From helping me select a layout to putting together my DIY kit after printing my designs, you have been so amazing with everything and SO friendly and excited for us. My wedding was beautiful and the stationery played a HUGE part. Thank you!
Ashleigh + Michael
It was such a pleasure working with Kim. She was reliable, quick to reply to emails and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend Ruby + Swallow for anyone needing personalised stationery. Kim is able to understand ideas and translate them into beautiful pieces of art. Thank you for my gorgeous wedding stationery!
Nilmini + Dawid
Thanks so much for all your work. Everything worked out beautifully and you were one of our favourite wedding suppliers. Everything you produced looked amazing and beautifully captured the spirit of the wedding we wanted to have. The game packs went down particularly well!
Simon + Faye
Thank you for taking on the job of designing and printing our extensive wedding stationery requirements: Save the Dates, invitations, vow covers, labels, menus, badges and so much more – all done via email with us based in Shanghai. Your professional and efficient approach was so appreciated, especially in your work with Simon’s friend on incorporating the illustrations!
Tannyth + Matthew
I first contacted Kim to help me with my wedding invitations. It was an absolute pleasure working with her – our invitations were done quickly and looked stunning! She also helped with our other wedding stationery and it all came out better than we could have hoped. I would recommend Ruby + Swallow to anyone. Thank you so much Kim! (Photographer – Stephen Railton)
Craig + Liezel
Bringing ideas to life is not an easy task to accomplish but it is exactly what Ruby + Swallow did for us! A wedding invitation is the first look of what’s to come for your guests and the stationary is the last memory of a special night… I will always cherish the hard work, dedication and special service that was given to us, and I will always recommend Ruby + Swallow.