save the date…

March 16, 2012

image courtesy of loft 3

Couples are finding more and more creative ways to send out their save the date and invites. With the popularity of engagement shoots gaining momentum, many couples use those photographs as the basis of their invitation for a sweet and nostalgic invite. Others opt to put together a CD which includes favourite songs and all the info on the wedding and send that as an invite. Personally I like the idea of incorporating the date in a fun and stylish way like this idea above and send that out as the save the date card.

it’s christmas time…

January 10, 2012

images courtesy of swanky chic fete, bridal snob, budgetwise home,

 one fine day & etsy

I know Christmas has been and gone but if you recently got engaged and are thinking of a winter wedding, some of these ideas might help to convince you how romantic it could be. Opt for berries and greenery in your floral arrangements and give your wedding a rich colour scheme of red and green or go with wintery whites and silver for a romantic winter wonderland feel. And I simply love the idea from Etsy of the wedding invite or perhaps table setting in the form of a Christmas bauble.

alice in wonderland…

September 13, 2011

images courtesy of recycled bride, we heart itspearmint wedding, etsy & pinterest

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with an Alice in Wonderland inspired wedding. These gorgeous pictures show just how to take your favourite storybook and turn it into an eclectic wedding with some cool twists. Either take a retro approach with a white, red and black colour scheme using the ‘queen of hearts’ as your inspiration or just go for Alice inspired details like pale blue bridesmaid dresses, mix and match teacups and saucers and eat and drink me tags like these adorable ones pictured above. For more Alice in Wonderland inspired details make sure you check out Style Me Pretty.

 

phoebe and the letterpress…

September 8, 2011

images courtesy of phoebe and the letterpress

So I thought I’d introduce you to a friend of mine’s lovely stationery company that she runs. Phoebe and the Letterpress creates bespoke stationery for parties, holidays, thank you cards and of course wedding stationery. It all started when she decided to make her own stationery for her wedding. Phoebe and the Letterpress uses traditional letterpress printing, which involves stamping an inked plate with raised letters, to create unique, hand printed gorgeous stationery.

I really love this idea of using traditional techniques for your wedding stationery as the stamps used are designed by Phoebe and the Letterpress so will be entirely personal to your wedding. Using letterpress also gives a wonderful tactile quality to the stationery and  all stationery is printed on 100% acid free cotton paper  – simply beautiful.

To find out more visit  http://phoebeandtheletterpress.com/

get organised…

August 21, 2011

While on her travels my sister very kindly introduced me to a lovely Australian based stationery company called Kikki K. A Scandi chic home office and stationery shop with everything you could possibly need to keep your life organised.

One of my favourite products which I know the bride to be would love is the Wedding Notes folder – an essential for every bride when organising all aspects for their big day. The sleek 1920’s Art Deco design of the folder contains all the checklists, budget sheets and appointment trackers you need to ensure no detail is missed. A fab gift for any bride and groom to be.

images courtesy bhldn, green wedding shoes and once wed

Choosing your bridesmaids is such an important decision but how do you do it? As far as I knew it was generally done over a few glasses of wine but turns out there are cards and invitations out there specifically designed for the bride to send out to her bridesmaids and maid of honour. Some even include all the information on the dress, shoes and colour scheme of the wedding which is a lovely concept. I’m not sure if its completely neccessary but its still a really sweet idea and when you see some of the really cute stationery invites out there I’d be pretty tempted when it comes time to ask my bridesmaids.

down by the seaside…

August 5, 2011

images courtesy of this is glamorous, style me pretty, etsy & scissors

While many of us are heading off on our summer holidays to enjoy the sun and the sea, there are plenty of upcoming nuptials planned for the summer as well. If you’ve decided not to take any chances with the English summer and are planning a beach wedding abroad, why not take some inspiration with these quirky little nautical touches.

The star fish bottle stopper wedding favour is anything but tacky and is a charming way to bring in the seaside theme to a wedding and is echoed in the starfish place setting napkin ring. This personalised birch vase from Etsy can be inscribed with the couple’s initials and adds a rustic charm to each table – simply fill with flowers of your choice.

If you’re having the ceremony on the beach, especially if guests are staying over why not include baskets of flip flops or other beach essentials like beach towels for them. Other finishing touches include fun ‘gone to the beach’ signs, outdoor lanterns such as these gorgeous eco ones from Etsy and why not continue the seaside theme with beach stationery like the On the Beach range from Bunny Delicious.