Monday, 17 November 2014

Autumnal Vintage Rose Cottage Wedding Stationery

What with the weather being so very Autumnal at the moment and the leaves finally falling off the trees I've been thinking very much about Autumn inspired wedding stationery over the last week. Weddings in the, traditionally 'off season', Autumn period are becoming more and popular with couples as they look to save money. Its also a magical time of year to get married if you are looking for beautiful lighting for your wedding photography and a backdrop of gorgeous russet coloured leaves and trees.

I will be launching another autumn themed range of stationery in the new year but today I thought I would revisit my Rose Cottage range which has a lovely rustic Autumnal feel to it in shades of blush, cream and russet red with a brown kraft paper band and envelope.

The Rose Cottage range also has vintage stamp details and is tied up in string ... giving your guests a lovely parcel to open.
Add Rose print envelope liners and address labels to complete the look and purchase from a full range of matching reception stationery.



You can purchase samples from my Rose Cottage collection via the website at http://www.knotsandkisses.co.uk/rosecottageweddingstaionery.html

Friday, 14 November 2014

Art Deco Inspired Weddings and Interiors

Wow this week has gone quickly!
As well as launching my Zazzle homewares shop on Monday ... I've had lots of design work to do this week. Its getting to that time of year when couples are really starting to think about their stationery for their weddings next year so I've had lots of bespoke enquiries which means lots of designing which is the best bit and really exciting.
One of the orders I've been working on this week has an Art Deco feel with hints of black and gold so I thought I'd share some of my favourite Art Deco inspiration to round the week up ...
I love the Deco period in both weddings and interiors so I've included both here ...








 

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Get Married Under A Floral Arch

As couples are trying to find more and more ways of making their day special and stand out from the crowd, I've seen lots more ideas popping up for decorating your 'alter' or, especially in non religious ceremonies, creating a focal point at your wedding venue to get married in front of or under.
Many 'blank canvas venues' don't really have anything other than the seating arrangement and a table to create an aisle and focal point for the bride and groom.
There are many ways of doing this .. including a painted backdrop and hanging decorations ... but one of my favourites is the floral arch.

Here are some of my favourite looks.
If you would like to create something like this for your wedding I would thoroughly recommend getting in contact with a uber-talented florist. My favourites to recommend would be http://www.joannetruby.co.uk/ http://www.laurahingstonflowers.com/ and http://www.jayarcherfloraldesign.com/

www.chicvintagebrides.com
www.thelane.com

www.100layercake.com Berrett Photography


Monday, 10 November 2014

Brand New Range of Knots & Kisses Homewares & Accessories!

I have some rather exciting news to share with you today. I have teamed up with American website Zazzle to offer a brand new range of homewares and accessories in the Knots & Kisses style!
Designed by me and made by Zazzle these designs include cushions, decorative plates, tote bags and badges, may of which are available to personalise ... making them great Christmas presents, birthday presents or anniversary gifts.

You can purchase them now via my shop on Zazzle http://www.zazzle.co.uk/knotsandkisses*
(Please remember if you are ordering from outside America to allow extra time for shipping and postage costs.)

I have designed a range of cushions which are available in several sizes and shapes and are either patterned for any home or personalised with your names and/or date which would make a fantastic wedding present or anniversary gift.


There are also porcelain plates in the homewares section which are again either perfect for any home or personalised with your names and/or dates to make a perfect memento or gift.
There is also an accessories section where you can buy from a range of tote bags which would be perfect if you are wanting personalised bags for a bridal shower or hen weekend, or just want to buy a small personalised gift for someone for Christmas. Plus a matching range of badges which again would be fantastic for a hen weekend or bachelorette party.


Finally, under 'home stationery' I have created a range of notepapers and notepads in the style of some of my favourite ranges.


I am over the moon with the shop and, as a bit of an interior design addict, have been excited to transfer my Knots & Kisses designs into a range of homewares which I hope you'll all really like!

Nikki x

Friday, 7 November 2014

Nautical Coastal Wedding Ideas

I love a bit of Nautical here at Knots & Kisses! Recently I've been designing some stationery with a Nautical twist so wanted to share some ideas I'd found to inspire you if you are having a nautical or coastal wedding.
I love the combination of navy and white ... its really classic .. and with the addition of the odd anchor makes a really lovely wedding theme.




www.weddingchicks.com photo Paula Luna Photography

Hope this has given you some ideas ... have a lovely weekend and definitely remember to check back on the blog on Monday as I have some exciting new additions to the Knots & Kisses collections to share!

Nikki x

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Tartan Wedding Inspiration

I definitely go through times of being completely obsessed with a particular trend or design ... and at the moment its tartan! Its probably because Christmas is approaching which always makes me want to cosy up with a mug of hot chocolate under a tartan blanket, but its also as there is lots of tartan in the stores with clothes and interiors at the moment.
I added a splash of tartan to my Vintage Christmas range of wedding stationery http://www.knotsandkisses.co.uk/vintagechristmasweddingstationery.html and its a lovely subtle touch for a winter wedding.

So I thought I would look at some more ideas to incorporate tartan into your wedding on the blog today.

Obviously there are many different colours and patterns of tartan but I think my favourite is a red based tartan with a rustic feel ...




photo Sachin Khona Photographer
 
 
I also love a green and blue tartan though which can look incredibly elegant mixed with lots of crisp white linen and thistles ...
 




I hope that's given you a few ideas as to how to incorporate tartan into your wedding ... If you would like Tartan themed stationery to match then I have used tartan in these invitations before so just get in touch at info@knotsandkisses.co.uk if you would like a similar design.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Rustic Devon 'Set Adrift' Wedding Styled Shoot with Beach Invitations

I always love designing wedding stationery for photo shoots which have been organised by other wedding professionals to provide inspiration to couples as a starting point to planning their wedding.
Some people dismiss the shoots as 'pie in the sky' and 'unachievable' for real brides ... but you only have to look at some of the 'real weddings' featured on blogs these days to see that real couples are getting more and more imaginative with their weddings and lots of elements from shoots are being incorporated even if they can't afford to recreate the look in its entirety.
Its a great way of introducing suppliers to couples as well so I'm always happy to take part.

A few month ago I was asked by the lovely team from Blue Fizz Events to design some stationery for a shoot they were creating on the North Devon Coast called 'Set Adrift'.
The shoot was set at 'Braunton Burrows' ... an absolutely stunning location with a perfectly wrecked boat on the beach already for stunning photos!
The brief was very bohemian,  blue lagoon meets the North Devon coastline ... and I designed some stationery with a rustic modern theme using driftwood and compass prints with a little bit of Aztec print. Here are the results! ...


 








 






Styling & direction        Blue Fizz Events www.bluefizzevents.co.uk
Bridal wear                    Days of Grace http://www.daysofgracevintage.co.uk/
Accessories                    Days of Grace /Blue Fizz Events
Hair                                Rachel at Steven & Laurent http://www.stevenandlaurent.co.uk/
Make up                         Claire Bowring http://www.clairebowring.co.uk/
Cake                               Cherry Blossom Cakes http://www.cherryblossom-cakes.co.uk/
Flowers                          Off Shore Blooms http://www.offshoreblooms.co.uk/
Photography                  Emma at Freckle Photography http://www.frecklephotography.co.uk/
Main headdress             http://www.featheredfantasy.com/
Turquoise headdress     By Model Natalie Perkins
Male model                   Edward Knight
Stationery                      http://www.knotsandkisses.co.uk/
Driftwood accessories   https://www.facebook.com/vanillahuts