Friday, 27 February 2015

Rustic Wedding Ideas

On Monday I shared some rustic brown Kraft wedding invitations which I'd created for one of my bespoke couples and to round the week up I wanted to share with you some of my favourite ideas for rustic weddings which would work beautifully with these invitations ...

I do love a man in tweed and a gorgeous tweed waistcoat or suit looks fantastic on grooms men at rustic weddings ...

Photography by Grace Photography from
Haybales are a fantastic and cheap way of creating some rustic style ... make into seating for your guests or, as below, make into a rustic bar! ...
Handmade favours are perfect for a rustic wedding ... whether it be jams, oils or gorgeous little pots of homemade fudge like below .. tie with twine to complete the look ...

Keep flowers natural looking but pretty ... whites, pinks and greens look beautiful with hessian and twine and rustic jars and pots.


Wednesday, 25 February 2015

My Favourite Wedding Dress Designers - Halfpenny London

Today I'm carrying on with my series of features on the blog looking at my favourite dress designers in the wedding world.
I'm trying to offer a broad range of prices here so hopefully there will be something to suit everyone .. you can see my first two features on Kitty & Dulcie and Oh My Honey here and

Today I'm featuring the amazing Halfpenny London
With a background in fashion & styling Kate Halfpenny is definitely one of the most inspirational designers in the wedding industry somehow mixing a vintage aesthetic with modern forward thinking designs.
Here are my favourites from her collection ...




They offer an appointment only service from their shop in Bloomsbury London ... see contact details here

Monday, 23 February 2015

Rustic Brown Kraft & Cream Postcard Inspired Wedding Invitations

As always I love sharing my bespoke designs with you on the blog. Today I'm sharing a design which I created for some clients of the lovely Tracy at Blue Fizz Events .
Tracy contacted me as her clients who are based in France wanted rustic stationery inspired by vintage postcards but with a brown Kraft finish.
First I created at digital electronic Save the Date which they could email out to all their guests and then a full Invitation Pack which I posted directly out to their guests for them.
If you purchase address labels from me and also pay for the postage I will happily provide this extra service so you have nothing to do but sit and wait for the RSVPs to come in!

If you would like me to create a similar rustic bespoke design for your wedding stationery please don't hesitate to get in touch at
Nikki x

Friday, 20 February 2015

Gilded & Gold Wedding Cakes

I've been overcome by a wash of requests recently for a bit of gilding and gold for your wedding designs and thought I'd share a bit of my love to end the week of 'gilded wedding cakes'
I have to say I've always been a bit of fan of gold ... large pieces of gold jewellery and statement gold mirrors have always been my preference over a subtle piece of silver or chrome ... so I'm loving the current vogue for gold on wedding cakes!

Here are my current favourites ...

Glessner Photography via
Rosalind Miller Cakes via

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Amazing Alternative 1950s Style Wedding & Bridesmaid Dresses

I love to share with you some of my favourite suppliers on the blog ... and today is definitely a supplier I've loved since I started Knots & Kisses.
Providing a fifties style but updated for the modern era Louise O'Mahony runs Oh My Honey and all the dresses are made to order in either her home studio or by one of her trusted Brighton based seamstresses.
No only that but if you are after a fantastic pop of colour or florals for your bridesmaid dresses then she is definitely the person to visit.
I would be over the moon to own a 'Oh My Honey' Dress! Here are my favourites ( although quite frankly there are so many choose from it was a tough one to narrow it down! ) ...



Monday, 16 February 2015

Vintage Railway Art Deco Wedding Invitations

Sometimes you get a brief from a client for bespoke stationery which really challenges your design skills and gets you excited to come up with designs. The stationery that I was commissioned by Laura & Matthew to create was definitely one of these occasions.
Living in York they wanted to combined a love of Art Deco with a Vintage Train Travel theme.
The design I cam up with combined art deco motifs along with a ticket style invitation inserted into a 'Vintage Railway Poster' style wallet.
I love the finished effect and can't wait to design the matching reception stationery!

The envelopes also came with a matching pre-addressed envelope so they could be posted straight to their guests with very little effort. This service is available with all of my stationery designs.

Laura & Matthew booked a full design package with me which included complimentary guest address labels and these invitations were the second part of the design process which started with these matching Save the Dates which I designed last year.

If you are interested in me designing a bespoke set of stationery for your wedding I'd love to hear from you! Just drop me an email at

Nikki x

Friday, 13 February 2015

Edible Wedding Favours

One of the most popular 'extras' couples ask for to go along side their standard on the day stationery are labels for their favours. Lots of you are saving money by making edible favours and treats for your guests ... here are some of my favourite ideas ...

Popcorn Jars
Dessert Jars
Bottle of Flavoured Oils
Jars of Homemade Jam
Boxes of Macarons