I love a fun and quirky design brief for a client’s wedding invitations and stationery and boy did I get one when I spoke to Emily & Ben at the South West Wedding Showcase at Bath Showground last year! Their opening lining was pretty much “we’re having a dinosaur wedding theme, do you think this is something you could do ?” … to which I got very excited and practically had to stop myself from jumping up and down on the spot! Who wouldn’t love to work on a dinosaur wedding theme and invitations to match!
A little later Emily got back in touch and we had a chat via the phone to go into a little more detail about what they wanted from their bespoke invitations.
The colour scheme was a really striking black and white monochrome with a hit of orange … perfect for Jurassic Park fans! The colour scheme was perfect as I was able to incorporate the dinosaur theme without the whole thing looking too childish.
I designed a full suite including a lovely little orange information booklet which incorporated all the details that they needed to give their guests in a handy little guide. I did this for my own invitations and it worked out really well so was glad to use this format again for a client. The invitations were layered up with the information booklet, rsvp card and a belly band to give a really luxe look and crisp white 350gsm card and envelopes made for a really fun but modern feel.
I’m pleased to say Emily and Ben were over the moon with the result and I’m seriously looking forward to working with them again on their reception stationery later in the year!
If you are looking for a unique bespoke theme for your wedding invitations … or are wanting a dinosaur wedding theme yourself! … then please don’t hesitate to drop me ( Nikki ) an email to [email protected] and we can start chatting about creating something amazing!
Its been such a busy few months for me at Knots & Kisses. One of the really lovely things has been the amount of bespoke orders I have had to work on. I love all of my standard ranges of course but its always exciting to get creative and work on something new. So when couple’s order one of my bespoke packages I love to see what ideas they have for their wedding and then get designing something which is perfect just for them. One of the bespoke orders I worked on earlier this month was a Provence wedding invitations suite for the very lovely Claire & Daniel. They are getting married in a beautiful location in Provence next year and so wanted their stationery to reflect the location.
After sending me pictures of their venue I created a pen and ink sketch and incorporated it into a folded invitation surrounded by olive branches and incorporating the roses and lavender colours they were going for in their wedding scheme. The background I created had a slightly vintage aged texture to it to keep in with the theme and I added a rustic brown Kraft envelope to finish the look. I also created a matching rsvp postcard with the olive branch motif and pre-addressed to them with their address and room for a stamp on the back.
As Daniel and Claire are French themselves I was also happy to do the invitations in both French and English versions for them, and they also ordered pre-addressed envelopes making it so much easier to send to their guests.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like a bespoke design for your wedding invitations and just drop me an email to [email protected] or take a look at my bespoke design fees first on the website at http://knotsandkisses-co-uk.stackstaging.com/beta/bespoke-stationery-service/
Sometimes you get a brief from a client which really tests your design skills! When Nilani contacted me about a bespoke design for her wedding I knew it was not only going to be fun but a little bit challenging. Her theme was English Garden meets Hindu Wedding. I’ve worked on several multi-cultural weddings in the past, so fortunately creating a wedding invitation suite with lots of different cards for different parts of a long weekend of celebrations was not something new. I loved working though to combine Nilani’s ideas of combining her love of ferns and foxgloves and pretty English wedding stationery with the traditions and patterns of Mehndi.
I kept the colours pretty with some gorgeous pale greys, mauves and pinks and worked a hindu style patterned border along with a floral motif for the main invitation, with a more Mehndi print motif as a header for the Hindu ceremony invitation.
I added rustic touches with the string and kraft envelopes to complete the look and also added a coordinating information card and tag to complete the look. I was so happy with the result as was Nilani and the almost 200 invitations looked incredibly pretty en-masse when I was packaging them up.
I love creating bespoke designs for any style of wedding, and all of my ranges can be tweaked or added to if you are having a hindu wedding or any other multi religious celebration with several ceremonies over the course of a weekend and need a different style of invitations. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing me at [email protected] or have a look at the bespoke page on the website for more details of my bespoke services http://knotsandkisses-co-uk.stackstaging.com/beta/bespoke-stationery-service/
I love creating Pinterest boards to go with bespoke designs I have come up with for clients and so here is my English Garden meets India inspiration to go with Nilani’s invitations … https://uk.pinterest.com/knotsandkisses/wedding-themes-english-garden-meets-india/