Charlotte got in touch with me as I know her brother.. I was really excited as Charlotte and Matthew wanted an autumnal themed invite and as autumn is my favourite season, I couldn't wait to get started!
The invites were fairly simple in terms of information but I had a great time creating the leave motif which was used on them. Charlotte and Matthew also wanted invites for their wedding party which was a month after their wedding and more of a sparkly evening event. Because of this, their evening invites kept the same format but the colour scheme changed to be more in line with evening celebrations!
I also created matching menus for the wedding day which complimented the invites and wedding decoration perfectly.
Stacey and Rob were getting married at a local Barn. I know the owners and they kindly passed on my details as someone who could help them with their invites.
Stacey had a very clearidea of what she wanted, she just needed someone to make it come to life! My friend Jess who was photographing their wedding had also done an engagement shoot with them, and these pictures were perfect to use on the invites!
I also really liked Stacey's idea of having a scroll for the order of service.
These invites were the most hand made of all I've done so far, but I really enjoyed the process.
Thanks you Stacey and Rob for letting me create a little bit of magic for your day!
Natalie and Paul were actully guests at Shane and Jo's wedding and said there and then that they wanted me to do their stationery. I really enjoyed doing their invites as they wanted a subtle Alice in Wonderland theme which I was really excited about! They also had lovely pale blues as their colours which was a scheme I had yet to use.
One of my favourite aspects of their stationery were the tiny 'eat me' tags which went on the favours on each table...so simple and so in keeping with the theme.
Sophie s someone I've been friends with for the last 4 years. I was so excited when she got engaged because her's and Michael's story was like fairy tale; childhood sweethearts who got back together and realised they were perfect for each other.
Sophie and Michael wanted rustic style invites which incorporated the lace of her dress and the mint green of the Bridesmaids dresses. I created invites, orders of service and a large table plan for them which meant everything matched and looked lovely!
Chloe and Steve were one of my favourite couples this year. I absolutely loved doing their stationery and was so pleased with how it turned out. What made it better was that they wanted me to design absolutely every element of the day which meant it all matched and carried their theme throughout their wedding effortlessly.
Steve proposed to Chloe in the Lake District with a message in a bottle (how romantic?!) so it was obvious that those two things needed to make an appearance in their stationery! The map used on all of the work is of the Lake District and I also made some cute stickers with a message in bottle icon for them to seal their envelopes with.
All in all, a fab wedding and one which I am most proud of!
Christine's wedding was SUCH a classy affair.....I knew it would be when she asked me to design the invites and stationery. She didn't want anything fussy and wanted a nod to the art deco era which is right up my street as I love that style!
Silver foiling invites is a luxury I don't always offer brides, mainly because of the price, however I knew it would work perfectly on Christine's designs as it would make them feel special without making them overly fussy and complicated.
Doing the table plan, place settings and table names was the icing on the cake!
Having recently organised one of my best friends' hen party with my other friends - I realised how expensive and difficult it is to try and get something personalised and a bit different to give the day a special sort of magic.
My friends and I decided that we didn't want sashes as quite a lot of hen parties have them these days, plus we weren't sure if the venue we were going to would allow them - do them come under the 'no hen do attire' category? Probably.
I had found some generic hen party rosettes online and thought they would be a good alternative, however we couldn't find the right colour and wording combination we wanted. Plus there was 30 of us on the hen do and it was getting qui...
These were the first invites I did for someone I didn't previously know. Jacquie got in touch with me after my friend Jess, who was going to be her photographer, mentioned that I could do her invites for her.
She wanted grey and pink to be the main colours and for lace to be a big factor on the invites. These invites had several elements to them. Along with the main invite, there were separate RSVP cards, maps, taxi and hotel details. They were all tied up together in the envelopes and were designed to work as a set. I was really pleased with how they turned out, and so was Jacquie as she also asked me to do her Orders of Service!
Weddings are wonderful, but invites can be for anything.
I remember giving out invites at school for my Roller Disco Party (Classic 90's child parties of choice) where we would roll around a leisure center hall to 'Saturday Night' by Whigfield in our hypercolour tshirts and baggy kneed leggings.
The invites were printed at home using good old word art and Microsoft Paint but there was so much excitement held in that little piece of paper!
Several years later and that excitement hasn't faded....no I didn't have a Roller Disco for my 30th (missed opportunity!) but I did host an Alice in Wonderland Murder Mystery and had the BEST time making the invites and decorating my flat! In fact I was so excited about my friends seeing the invites that I refused to post...
So, sometimes a facebook page just won't suffice and a real website comes into play! Hopefully here I can share new work as I do it, as well as other creative bits and bobs I'm getting on with! All from my lovely new craft room!