The Ananya team, led by Creative Director Vaishali Shah, comprises skilled designers, each with their own style and area of expertise. Depending upon the design style you want, Vaishali will match you with work from a specific designer that she believes will best suit the brief.
Travelling between London, Mumbai, Paris and Jersey from an early age, taught Vaishali a deep appreciation of beauty, fine art and diversity of inspiration. This cultural mix has always influenced her way of thinking and permeates beautifully throughout her collections for Ananya.
With design studios in London's Mayfair and Jersey Channel Islands, we take great pride in knowing all our printing partners individually by name. We've met them all, whether they are based in London, Jersey or Mumbai, and we value these relationships immensely. We know we can rely on them for exceptional service, creative advice and honest communication, and that they will work as hard and as passionately as us to create the finished product. We love working this way.
Vaishali is the founder of Ananya. Ananya translates to ‘without equal’ in the ancient language of Sanskrit, and it is this sentiment that forms the foundation on which the business is built, and with which every single collection is lovingly crafted and curated.
Vaishali’s 20 years of experience in design, and her own international upbringing, have driven her to specialise in harmoniously fusing cultures, while also providing on-trend, fashion-forward, and authentic designs to suit diverse backgrounds.
Vaishali is relentless in her pursuit of excellence and has garnered various awards for her stationery. A follower of fashion, an unashamed love of luxury and all things sparkly, a fondness for travel to exotic locales and cultures, Vaishali is passionate about creating stationery that truly reflects the unique culture, style and personality of an individual or couple.
Whether it’s an ultra-modern and trendy wedding, a Bollywood glitz and glam party or an exotic destination wedding, Vaishali loves the challenge that each occasion brings. Vaishali works ridiculous hours, then loves to pamper herself!
In 2017, Vaishali was a Finalist in the London Asian Business Awards for 'Entrepreneur of the Year'. Ananya was Finalist in the Britian's Asian Wedding Awards 2018 for 'Best Stationery Provider'.