Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Pentillie Castle Wedding Fair

I had a fantastic time on Sunday at the Pentillie Castle Wedding Fair and despite the forecasts it was a gorgeous, if slightly blustery, day with plenty of sunshine and lots of visitors.


I had a stand displaying my stationery in the Blue Fizz Events Marquee and my lovely friend Dannii came up from London to help me, whilst my other half went around handing out flyers and taking photos.

( I'm the one who can't seem to be able to look at the camera!)

The gorgeous Blue Fizz table in the marquee http://www.bluefizzevents.co.uk/
 
There were lots of other amazing exhibitors ... so many I couldn't possibly cover them all in the one blog post but here are some of my highlights ...
 
The lovely Charlotte Atkinson was showcasing her service of on the day wedding paintings ... she was even painting 'live' during the day ... her work was stunning ... as a part time painter and illustrator myself I found it amazing how quickly she was able to paint stunning images! http://www.watercolourweddings.com/
 


 
The ladies from Cornish Gardens Confetti Company were great to chat to, being set up directly opposite my stand, and had the most gorgeous sachets of real flower petal confetti. http://www.cornishgardensconfetticompany.co.uk/


The guys from the Swing Kings ... and their adorable pug! ... were in the Blue Fizz Marquee with us and were absolutely brilliant ... entertaining us with some Rat Pack classics throughout the afternoon www.theswingkings.co.uk

 
The Little Lark Cake Company were also in the Blue Fizz marquee. My other half strangely spent quite a bit of time hovering around their lovely stand as was raving about their salted caramel cupcakes and meringues all afternoon! http://littlelarkcakes.co.uk/ 
 
 
One of my favourite wedding suppliers Elle from Inspire Hire was set up in the other marquee with a bounty of gorgeous props and furniture you can hire from her for your wedding. Her styling services are amazing and I adore her 'Love' illuminated sign! http://inspire-hire.co.uk/

 
There was a great selection of food and catering options in the castle forecourt which can be hired for your big day and also kept us all fed and watered during the fair. I had paella from Big Pan Parties which was amazing!

 
 
The lovely Mel from Maxi Photography was set up right next to me and was busy all day .. her photography was just gorgeous with a really modern but elegant style http://www.maxiphotography.com/
 


Another fantastic photographer their on the day was the lovely Clare Kinchin who had some stunning portrait shots and a great set up ... I was rather jealous of her large star sign with her name in! http://www.clarekinchinphotography.co.uk/



Monday, 20 October 2014

Bespoke Wedding Invitations & Stationery Design Packages

Gosh can't believe it's Monday already! Such a packed weekend!
On Saturday I spent the day visiting a seamstress with one of my best friends to get my bridesmaid's dress altered for her wedding next March and then visiting one very excited little bridesmaid to try on her dress!
Sunday I spent meeting lots of lovely Brides & Grooms and fantastic wedding industry peeps at the Pentillie Castle Wedding Fair near Plymouth with the fantastic Blue Fizz Events. I'll be posting lots more photos of the day on Wednesday.

Whilst at the fair lots of couples asked about my bespoke design service and so today I wanted to share with you some of the bespoke work I've done for clients in the past.


At Knots & Kisses I love creating a bespoke look unique to your big day. Give me an idea of colours, the look or even a picture that is inspiring your wedding and I can help you pull it all together.

There are 3 different pricing options if you wish to take advantage of my bespoke design service ...

£25.00 - This fee covers basic changes to the design and colour of an existing range to better suit your wedding. Many of the ranges can have card colours changed or elements of the design changed quite easily so please don’t hesitate to ask.
 

 
£75.00 - This package is for a fully bespoke design to include : - A full phone consultation - one physical sample - two further design amendments in PDF format via email

 
£125.00 - This package is for a fully bespoke design to include : - A full bespoke consultation either by phone or in person at Knots & Kisses in Okehampton, Devon. - two physical samples of any design; so you can see any design amendments or changes in person before confirming - four further design amendments in PDF format via email; allowing for final tweaks and changes before going to print - complimentary pre-addressed guest labels for all envelopes… so no need to order these as an extra or write all the envelopes yourself.
 


Individual prices for each bespoke item of stationery will depend on the design and will be advised during the consultation process.
To enquire about a bespoke package please don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing me at info@knotsandkisses.co.uk or giving me a call on 07976625201.
 
Nikki x
 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Zankyou – Personal Wedding Website and Gift List Service

Today I want to introduce you to Zankyou ...

Zankyou is Europe’s leading online wedding gift list service and their website is available in 8 different languages and in over 18 countries. You can create your own gift list with the gifts you want, whether they are from Zankyou’s catalogue of gift ideas or created yourself.  There is no limit to what you can list. You can even create a honeymoon gift list and create travel stages to inform the guests of your honeymoon. Allow your guests to fund your exploration of Europe or your journey to the Far East of Asia. Where do you want to go? The sky really is your limit!

The honeymoon gift list can be as general or as specific as you please, for example “Contribution to our honeymoon” or you can customize your honeymoon fund down to the very smallest details. Your guests will take great pleasure from the fact that their contribution is specifically paying for a romantic meal in CancĂșn, park tickets to Disneyland or snorkelling in the Caribbean.
 
You can also create and personalize your own wedding website completely free, adding details about your wedding day and any pre-wedding events. Quick and easy to create, the web link is then passed onto family and friends allowing them to go online and check out times, locations, recommended hotels and whatever else you want to include. They can RSVP, write comments and donate to your gift list while they’re there too. Everything your guests need for your wedding in one place!
Sign up for Zankyou today at http://Zankyou.com and start planning your big day the right way!
 
 
 

Monday, 13 October 2014

NEW CHRISTMAS CARD PACK DESIGNS FOR 2014!

I'm delighted to say that you can now buy 2 new designs in my Christmas Card packs range which are available from this week from my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/KnotsAndKisses?section_id=12342977&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

Although complimenting the existing Christmas Card Pack designs, so you could quite easily mix and match, this years two new designs definitely have a Rustic Christmas feel.

The first is a twist on my very popular Stag print cards with a slightly humorous feel and rustic print.


The second design echoes my Vintage Christmas wedding stationery range with a subtle print of holly and a rustic feel.


Of course the three existing designs are also still available to buy which include a traditional Christmas feel, a gorgeous rocking horse and a floral design ...




All Christmas Card packs come in packs of 5 with matching envelopes.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Elegant Bride Wedding Fair Next Weekend at Pentillie Castle

Hello! Hope you've all had a fab week ... just enough time this week to tell you about the gorgeous wedding fair I'll be exhibiting at on the 19th October .. next weekend! (Which means this weekend will mainly be spent prepping for the fair!)

Its being hosted at the gorgeous Pentillie Castle near Plymouth and I'll be exhibiting in the Blue Fizz Events Vintage Marquee so if you fancy having a chat with me about your wedding stationery in person then please pop along!


There will also be lots of other wedding suppliers to chat to along with dessert canapes, bubbly, live music, a Pop-up hair and beauty parlour and a Bridal boutique and roaming catwalk!
For lots more details please visit the Blue Fizz blog http://www.bluefizztentsandevents.co.uk/elegant-bride-wedding-fair-cornwall-devon/

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Gorgeous Vintage Homewares Online

I know its usually all about weddings on the blog but I'm also pretty obsessed with interiors .. vintage especially ... and love it when I find a new shopping obsession! So just had to share with you my new crush Winter's Moon http://www.wintersmoon.bigcartel.com/ which I discovered on twitter recently.

Chock full of gorgeous vintage homewares and accessories I can see lots of this being added to my Christmas list this year! I especially love the formica topped table and vintage crockery which would look amazing in my kitchen!

 

 
They also do bespoke upholstery and handmade items.



Monday, 6 October 2014

Botanical Wedding Reception Stationery & Room Hangers

Gosh another week rolls by! I still can't believe its October but it does finally feel like autumn .. which, although I love summer, does make me happy as I also love snuggling up in front of the fire and wearing lots of cosy layers! It also means I spent some of the weekend making my Christmas Cakes for this year and making big pots of stew to freeze.

Anyway .. enough about me! ... Today I wanted to quickly share with you the lovely reception stationery I made for Abi and Craig who got married last weekend in Devon.
Abi & Craig's bespoke design was the original inspiration behind my new 'Victorian Garden' range of wedding stationery http://www.knotsandkisses.co.uk/victoriangardenweddingstationery.html so it was lovely to work with them again on their reception stationery.
As well as some standard items ... placecard tags and order of service .. they also wanted some bespoke room hangers making up in the same style to put on the doors of all the rooms in their venue for the guests who were staying with them.
I always love making bespoke extras for people so was happy to oblige :)

 
They also had a matching table plan which I rearranged into a landscape format to suit their room layout ...
 


I loved creating their stationery and I hope Abi & Craig, that you had a wonderful day on Saturday!