I do love an good bespoke brief from a client! So when Sophie & Ross got in touch last year wanting a vintage travel wedding invitation I was very excited! I do have a vintage travel themed range of stationery but it wasn’t quite what they were after. So they purchased one of my bespoke fees and we had a consultation over the phone to discuss their requirements.
They really wanted to include a gate-fold style of invitation so I designed a vintage travel themed gate-fold. The background had a vintage aged paper feel and was kept together by a simple belly band with a stamp mark and their names. Although they wanted a vintage feel they also didn’t want it to be too old fashioned and fussy so a clean belly band definitely made it more modern.
The next big thing was to incorporate not only one of their favourite photos but also to create an RSVP card in with the theme which allowed their guests to see a menu and return their menu choices. I designed a lovely little round corned folded booklet with their photo aged slightly on the front. Inside were the menu options and tick boxes for the guests. The tick box section was then perforated so it could be torn off, and on the reverse it was pre-addressed to Sophie & Ross so it could be posted back to them with a yes / no as well as the menu choices. I was so pleased with the design I can’t wait to do something similar again in the future!
The invitation itself sat inside a pocket inside the gate-fold and was in the form of a punched train ticket. There was then also a telegram style information card and a little luggage tag with the gift list details.
I absolutely loved designed Sophie & Ross’s travel wedding invitations. If you would like me to come up with something bespoke for your wedding please don’t hesitate to get in touch via the contact form or email me [email protected]
I’m back in the studio this morning and Knots & Kisses is re-open after the Christmas break. I have to say its a bit tough getting back into the swing of things this morning but I’ve got plenty of wedding stationery orders this week to keep me busy 🙂
To kick start a new week I’ve got a brand new bespoke stationery design to share with you and some styling ideas to match.
My customers loved my Vintage Travel range but really wanted to keep to their ‘vintage purple’ theme and also liked the idea of a boarding pass style invitation.
So I incorporated the fonts and stamp details from my existing range and the vintage style background but put a purple boarding pass spin on it! Here’s the design I came up with for them …
If you would like a similar bespoke design for your wedding then please don’t hesitate to get in touch … either via the contacts page on my website http://knotsandkisses.co.uk or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
To go with this new bespoke design I have created a ‘Vintage Travel’ inspired moodboard with just a hint of purple. I think mixing dark purples with light beige and browns stops it from looking too ‘themed’ and creates a really soft atmosphere for a wedding. Accessorise with lots of vintage luggage, bicycles and map prints and you’re there!
Its been so busy here at Knots & Kisses last week I decided to take a little bit of a break from the blog … only for a few days but I’ve now definitely back in the zone and wanting to share with you lots of gorgeous wedding products and stationery.
On that note I always love to hear from fellow wedding professionals … especially small businesses … and photographers, with gorgeous wedding products that my readers might be interested in or fantastic real weddings which they would like to showcase! Just get in touch at email@example.com 🙂
Last week I was working on an order of my Vintage Travel range, amongst other things, and as Vintage travel had a little revamp at the same time as the website was updated and I refreshed everything else I though I’d share it with you today.
Vintage Travel has definitely been one of my more popular ranges since launching it. Designed to evoke old postcards, stamps and luggage labels … it now comes with matching envelope liners in a contrasting map print and address labels. You can also order a full range of matching reception stationery … including my new guest books … and, if you’re in a hurry or on a tight budget, ‘ready to write’ invitation packs.
To go with the Vintage Travel range here are some styling ideas for your wedding …
Alongside the new look website and the new stationery ranges I’ve launched this week I’ve also added a new range of guest books which are now available to match all of the collections of wedding stationery on the website. http://knotsandkisses.co.uk
The guest books are blank inside for your guests to write their messages to you, and come with a personalised cover in either a Spiral Bound or Hardback option with 40 blank pages.
I can also offer guest books as part of my bespoke design service .. so if there is a particular look you want for your guest book that isn’t part of the standard collections then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.