Gosh it seems like ages since I’ve written a blog post and an update on our own wedding! As many of you will know we are having a navy blush wedding colour scheme. We’re also trying to incorporate lots of our love of literature, sci-fi and film. So what does a wedding stationer design for her own wedding invitations!? Well I found out recently as I set about designing and sending out our own wedding invitations for our wedding next May.
We decided that we definitely needed a full ‘pack’ for our wedding invitations. Most of our guest’s are coming from quite a distance. So we wanted to provide them lots of useful information and accommodation details. I also definitely wanted to provide an rsvp card and a stamped addressed envelope to make it as easy as possible for guests to reply. I definitely wanted guest’s to reply via post for the day invitations. There is nothing better than receiving your rsvp’s back in the post and seeing them on the doormat when you get in!
What I really wanted to do was combine a really pretty and elegant invitation style but also incorporate some little twists. So an information booklet had a hint of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy on the front cover and the envelope liner incorporated some little storm trooper helmets. We also added a quote from Lord of the Rings to the top of the invitation.
The skull motif is a running theme throughout the wedding, so this was included on the top of the invitation as well, and then I added lots of florals and wrapped everything up in a vellum wrap and leather thong to make it look like a wrapped up book. A little blush pink tag carried on the colour scheme.
We also wanted to keep things fun and light hearted so the wording on the rsvp card kept things down to earth and fun.
Honestly it was the most nerve wracking thing sending out my own wedding invitations! I felt so much pressure to make them look amazing as guest’s obviously know what I do for a living. Fortunately we’ve had a few really lovely comments about them so I’m pretty sure they were received well.
I’ll be sharing lots more about our wedding planning journey soon.
I hope you’re all having a lovely bank holiday weekend and enjoying some sunshine!
Today I want to share with you some very pretty pocketfold invitations which I created as a bespoke order for one of my lovely clients recently.
They loved one of my previous bespoke designs which was a floral pocketfold with lace embellishment and ribbon but wanted to adapt it for their wedding with prettier fonts and a mauve and pale green colourscheme.
I think this colourscheme is so pretty and elegant .. the dusky mauve colour is enchanting and reminds me of moonlit evenings and dining alfresco.
Here are some styling ideas I’ve put together to match this scheme…
I’ve been looking forward to sharing today’s stationery post since I met the lovely Abi & Craig for a bespoke consultation earlier this year!
They were after a bespoke botanical style, especially loving RHS Botanical prints and old Victorian seed packets. We had a lovely chat over tea, biscuits and their wedding Pinterest board and I came away very inspired!
I’ve always loved RHS prints myself .. in fact one of my guest bedrooms is decorated in this style with sage greens and pinks and botanical prints on the wall … so I needed no further inspiration to start creating a design, initially, for Abi & Craig’s Save the Date cards.
We decided on a tag style, mixing a little bit of the lace that Abi liked with the more rustic Brown Kraft style that was influencing Craig. I also incorporated a bespoke floral envelope liner to complete the look.
Here are the Save the Dates I created … I can’t wait to make their Day Invitation Packs later in the year!
I’ve also put together a botanical inspired moodboard in lovely sage greens and pinks to match these Save the Date cards.
If you would like to speak to me about a similar design for your wedding then please get in touch at http://knotsandkisses.co.uk
This week I’ve been mainly working on an order of some very pretty Save the Date Tags. The couple in question were inspired by RHS botanical prints and old Victorian seed packets and I can’t wait to show you the finished result in a couple of weeks!
I’ve also been working on lots of samples and orders of my Tropical Travel range of stationery http://knotsandkisses-co-uk.stackstaging.com/beta/tropicaltravelcollection.html … so this week really has been a ‘flower fest’!
Inspired by this I’ve decided that to round the week off this weeks ‘weekly wedding inspiration’ is going to be all about florals and flowers for your wedding.
First up is this beautiful pastel bouquet from http://twigandtwinedesign.com … I just love the addition of thistles, succulents and especially cotton … which is something I’ve never seen before!
I also love this gorgeous floral arrangement from http://magnoliarouge.com which definitely echoes the colours of the Rhs botanical prints I’ve been working with this week .. gorgeous!
Today I want to share with you my Rosie & Stitch range. http://knotsandkisses-co-uk.stackstaging.com/beta/rosieandstitchcollection.html
Like many of the ranges in my wedding stationery collections, Rosie & Stitch had a bit of a revamp when the website re-launched in October.
The inspiration behind Rosie & Stitch was fun Summer florals, vintage china and embroidery samplers. I originally came up with the idea after being asked to design some fun summery stationery to display on a table for the lovely ladies at Devon Vintage China last year.
I decided to add some green stripes and make the whole thing feel like a summer picnic!
Hello! Hope you all had a fantastic weekend! As well as finishing off a few stationery orders, I finally started to get all Christmassy this weekend … finalising how I’m going to wrap my presents this year ( yes I am that obsessed! ) … and making lots of warming meals to have in the freezer for when family descends. I’m also quite pleased with myself as I had my first go at tempering chocolate and made a Chocolate Iced Millefeuille with it … Yes that’s basically a homemade Vienetta!
Also a last quick message that voting closes today for the Wedding Ideas Magazine awards … I would absolutely love for those of you who have ordered from Knots & Kisses or who are just fans of what I do here to consider voting for us in the Wedding Stationery category. We would really appreciate it! Just follow the link to http://www.weddingideasmag.com/wedding-ideas-awards-2014-voting-form/
Anyway back to weddings …
Today I want to share with you another of the ‘off the peg’ ranges of wedding stationery on my website which has had a little bit of a revamp since the new website launched .. Rose Cottage.
As with all of the other ranges I re-photographed and re-styled each existing range and have also added matching envelope liners and address labels which you can chose to add to your order to complete the look. There is also a new Guestbook option and, for those on a budget or in a hurry a matching ‘ready to write’ Simply K&K invitation pack.
Here are my styling ideas to match the Rose Cottage range .. I think the range has a lovely warm autumnal feel … but remember for just a small bespoke fee of £25 I can adapt the range into almost any colour way to match your wedding scheme!
Inspiration for this range came from my love of 1950s Swedish design and prints, and classic monochrome advertising and packaging.
I’ll be sharing more images of this range tomorrow on the blog, including lots of styling inspiration to match.
The ‘Rosie & Stitch’ Collection
The second collection is called ‘Rosie & Stitch’ and is full of bright summery colours and fun floral prints and stripes. A yellow and pink floral print contrasts with a china blue and summery green and is inspired by vintage floral china and old embroidery samplers and stitching.
Day Invitations come as either a simple folded invitation or as a pocket style with information card and rsvp postcard inside.
I’ll be featuring this collection on the blog on Thursday .. again with lots more images and styling ideas … so make sure you check back then! And in the meantime you can see both new ranges and order samples on the website now at http://knotsandkisses.co.uk
Today I’m absolutely delighted to be able to share with you the second of the new ranges of stationery I’m launching this New Year!
The range can now be found on the website alongside my other new range Vintage Travel and the existing stationery collections at http://knotsandkisses.co.uk
This range is called Woodland Fairytale and came into being through the work I did on some stationery for a photo shoot which was organised last year by the lovely Lauren Magovern of Lady Amy Wedding Design.
The theme for the shoot was Narnia / Secret Garden and it inspired me to adapt some of the ideas I worked on in that shoot, and also some autumnal bespoke stationery I had designed earlier in the year, and create ‘Woodland Fairytale’!
The inspiration is magical forests and fantasty literature, combining rustic elements of brown manila card with pretty lace and floral motifs. Colours are a blend of autumnal browns and reds and pretty summery pinks and greens, so this really is a range for all seasons!
The Day Invitation is in a pocketfold style, tied with lace, and incorporating a information and rsvp card inside. There is also a slightly simpler layered Evening Invitation, which of course could also be used as your Day Invitations if you didn’t need a pocketfold style.
There is also a full range of matching reception stationery, including menus, table numbers and table plans … and a concertina style order of service for your wedding day.
I really hope you love the range as much as I do! If you would like to order ‘Woodland Fairytale’ for your wedding further information and prices can be found on my website http://knotsandkisses.co.uk or you can drop me an email at [email protected]
Please check back on the blog tomorrow as I’ll be sharing my styling ideas for the ‘Woodland Fairytale’ range which you can use for your wedding inspiration.