Old fashioned wedding inspo and the results


Inbetween my own wedding/mini-moon/honeymoon I've had the opportunity to work on some blooming LOVELY bespoke wedding stationery. I've just been too 'snowed under' to share them with you (read second to previous blog about wedding to get joke) - here are a few snapshots before they are ready to order.

The best part about bespoke invites - is learning about the bride and groom's 'theme for the day'. From starry skies (inspiration taken from their venue, The Matara, and it's star covered ceilings) to white roses against pink (bridesmaid dresses...), to a travel theme that tells the couple's story (a groom from Wales and a bride from Ploiesti). The next step is creating an invitation that fits in with everything on the big day - and can be followed on with welcome boards, menus, table names and so on. 

I need my own creative inspiration too, and apart from trusty ol' Pinterest there are random places I get this from. To get the creative motivation going I've taken a lunchtime trip to Brewery Arts in Cirencester to see their exhibition of vintage Lucienne Day prints. When a floral wedding style comes my way, a beaut bunch of reduced flowers bought from the fruit & veg shop or a browse through my vintage garden rose book will suffice. The (now sadly shut down) shop of InPrint in Stroud, was filled with large typographic prints, floral sketches and books, which gave me some old-fashioned inspo. In general, trying to resist relying on the internet is good for the soul....

A wedding inspired by copper and geometric highlights

Copper, rose gold and geometric shapes are some of the style setters I can't get enough of, so I was pretty chuffed when a bride and groom asked me to design an invite using these as inspiration. I had a colour palette of pastel pinks and navy blues to work with, which made it easy to work a day and evening version in. A personalised 'emblem' sat nicely on the stickers used to seal the envelope too. 

As the invite is at an early stage of the planning - I love having the opportunity to see photos of the day and how it ties in with the early invites. Looking at some of their photos (taken by Oobaloos Photography) they did a grand job of putting it all together. From glitter dusted cakes to copper lanterns, the wedding looked beautifully on trend. To read about their day in full and see more pictures of the wedding, head over to the Whimsical Wedding blog.

This invite is now available to order on the website, should you wish to have your own copper infused, art deco inspired wedding day.