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.
Today I’m sharing the second of my new ‘off the peg’ wedding stationery collections ‘Nautical’.
The inspiration for the new Nautical wedding invitations range came from bespoke stationery which I designed this year for my clients Diana and Chris who were getting married on the coast in Devon and wanted a clean crisp nautical theme with a classic Navy, Pink and White colour combination.
I loved creating the design so much I decided to expand the design further into a new range and have added to the Nautical theme with a navy compass print belly band and a pink and white striped envelope liner.
As well as a compass motif there is a nautical anchor design and stripe with matching dark navy envelopes, table names and crisp white placecards.
One of my favourite things when designing new wedding collections is to create a matching moodboard to inspire you when creating your own wedding if you order this range.
To match the new Nautical range I’ve created a moodboard which is full of classic nautical elements and ‘hamptons’ styling.
I’ll be sharing more of my new wedding stationery ranges tomorrow so check back then and keep an eye on my instagram https://instagram.com/knotsandkisses/ and twitter https://twitter.com/knotsandkisses accounts for #KNOTSANDKISSES15 !