Friday, 31 October 2014

Wedding Trends 2015 - Hanging Wedding Decor

Hope you've all had a lovely week!
Its been an exciting one here at Knots & Kisses ... I've been designing lots of bespoke wedding stationery for clients, have been working on Movie Poster style table plans and I found out that I had been nominated in the best stationery category at the British Wedding Awards, which you can vote in now https://www.thebritishweddingawards.com/vote-in-the-british-wedding-awards/.

Today I wanted to start looking at emerging trends in weddings for 2015.
One of the biggest is hanging wedding décor. Rather than thinking about just decorating your tables at your venue many are now looking to bring an entire look to a room to really create a wow impact.
Many couples have been using bunting etc. to decorate their rustic style marquee or barn weddings for a while now ... but new hanging décor trends create an impact in all sorts of styles so there will be something you can adapt to suit your wedding or venue.

The biggest trend I love is hanging florals ... speak to your florist about what they can create to decorate your venue.

www.inspiredbythis.com photo credit Mark Bothwell
 
If florals aren't your thing then hanging lanterns also create a fantastic impact and a more modern look.
 
 
And finally how about a modern take on streamers ...
 


 
Hope this has given you a few ideas and have a lovely weekend!
Nikki x

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Vote In This Years British Wedding Awards!

I am over the moon to say that I received an email last week to say that Knots & Kisses have been nominated in this year’s British Wedding Awards!! 
As you can imagine I was jumping up and down for a little while so today's blog post is a shameless request for those of you that love what I do here at Knots & Kisses to vote for me in the wedding stationery category.
Voting opens today and is voted for solely by real brides, whether you have already got married or whether your wedding is still to take place. Plus, when you place your vote, you’ll be entered into an exclusive prize draw to win a weekend break for two at one of the three stunning National Trust properties – This romantic trip is worth an incredible £600, making the perfect pre-wedding break or relaxing mini-moon.

To vote for Knots & Kisses you just need to follow this link ( or click on the banner at the top of the page ) ... I'd love you to consider taking 5 minutes of your time to vote :)
https://www.thebritishweddingawards.com/vote-in-the-british-wedding-awards/

Thank you in advance
Nikki x

Monday, 27 October 2014

Bespoke Art Deco Movie Poster Style Wedding Table Plan

I've had quite a few enquiries recently about my Bespoke 'Art Deco Film Poster' style table plan.
I'll be working on an order for a December wedding this week and I think it proves ever popular because so many people love the glamour of that era and want to incorporate it into their wedding.
Plus I also hand draw bespoke caricatures of the couple dancing so it really is very personalised to them.
So I though I'd re-share the plan with you for any of you who are thinking about this style for your wedding ... just get in touch by emailing me at info@knotsandkisses.co.uk if you would like to enquire about ordering the plan yourself or visit the website for more options http://knotsandkisses.co.uk

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 Cancún, 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.