Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Blush, Gold And Baby Blue - Alternatives To The White Wedding Dress

I have to be honest .. I've never been a massive fan of white or very pale ivory wedding dresses! I know that sounds like sacrilege to say given the tradition of these colours for weddings, but honestly I don't think that white is a particularly flattering colour on many people.
If your skin is beautifully dark or tanned then it's easier to pull off but for pasty white skin like mine its definitely a no no!
Most brides opt for ivory instead which is certainly a lot more flattering to most skin tones .. however there are a raft of other options out there and many beautiful 'pale bridal' shades if you don't want to go for full on colour.

One of my favourite U.S. Bridal retailers ( who ship to the UK ) have some fantastic dresses currently in gorgeous shades of Blush, Gold and Baby Blue which would make amazing alternatives for your wedding dress. Here are my favourites ...


Monday, 28 July 2014

Pale Green Tree Themed Reception Stationery

Welcome to a new week! This week at Knots & Kisses its seriously back to work with a vengeance. Although I was back off holiday last week I did manage to take a day off to spend with my family on a steam train in South Devon .. and I went down to Surrey for the weekend to see friends ... so its sort of felt like I was still on my hols.
I'm definitely back this week though and, as well as stationery orders to make, I'm in full swing preparing for the new ranges website updates in Autumn ( more to come later in the week.)

Today though I want to share with you some reception stationery I designed recently with a tree and leaf theme. Based around my sketch range of wedding stationery but with a powder green colour scheme and sketches of different leaves on each table name.

If you would like bespoke table names or numbers for your wedding just get in touch at or 

Friday, 25 July 2014

Wedding Hairstyles - Pretty Back Details

Its a fact that if you are having a traditional wedding with an aisle the majority of the time your guests will be looking at the back of your head!
So it makes sense to not only have some detail on the back of your dress but also in your hairstyle at the back.
This week I've been looking at some very pretty hairstyles with details 'woven' into the back ... here are my favourites ...

Alyssa Marie Photography via
Have a lovely sunny weekend!
Nikki x

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Flower Girl And Bridesmaid Dresses

Today I just wanted to let you know of some absolute bargains out there in the high street if you are looking for gorgeous flower girl and bridesmaids dresses for your wedding.

Next are really on top form at the moment with some really beautiful bridesmaid and flower girl dresses

Bhs have also got some lovely things from £15 ...


 And Marks and Spencers has this gorgeous and bang on trend sequin dress for age 5 years and up ...


Monday, 21 July 2014

What's coming this Autumn!

I'm back from a short holiday and its now all busy busy for the next couple of months, not only with orders, but getting updates and new designs ready for launch this September!
I'm rather excited about some of the changes we're making to the website which will hopefully make the process of finding the perfect piece of stationery for your needs even easier.
There will also be 4 brand new wedding stationery ranges to choose from ... so I thought I'd share a couple of sneaky peeks at what's coming :)


Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Great Alternative Wedding Food Ideas

I think lots of you these days are considering alternative options to traditional sit down wedding breakfasts for your main meal and also great alternatives to the traditional buffet fare for your evening receptions.
I think a few quirky tables or carts set up instead of an evening buffet can create a much more relaxed feeling for your evening guests ... who can then 'graze' throughout the evening whenever they want to take a break from the dancefloor ... rather than the usual (and in my opinion slightly cringy!) moment where the DJ declares the "buffet is now open!". It also means your Day guests ... who have probably had quite a lot of food by that point ... don't feel under pressure to go and fill there plates with food they may not be ready for!

Here are a few of my favourite ideas on how to keep your guests fed in the evening ( I may have a bit of a sweet tooth! But lots of these ideas can be adapted for savoury ideas as well ... hot dogs or tacos especially!) ...


Monday, 14 July 2014

Bespoke Illustrated Windmill Wedding Venue Invitations

I've had lots of gorgeous bespoke designs to share with you over the last few weeks as I've been working on some really stunning weddings so far this summer.
Today is no exception as I'm delighted to share with you the hand illustrated invitations I created in my Perfect Place style for the lovely Kirsty.

My Perfect Place collection includes a bespoke sketch of your wedding venue or a place which means something special to you as a couple as standard and I was very excited when Kirsty said her venue was a windmill!
I loved drawing this venue and here are the finished invitation designs ...

If you would like to order 'Perfect Place' for your wedding stationery then you can order samples directly from the website or just drop me an email at

Nikki x