Monday, 16 March 2015

Bespoke Boxed Kraft, Lace, Hessian and Pink Rose Wedding Invitations

This year has so far been incredibly busy - not least because of a large order I received from the lovely Sophia & Saverio from Switzerland ( yes I post internationally! ).
Sophia had seen an image of my boxed kraft and lace invitations on Instagram ... you can follow my Instagram account at ... and got in touch from Switzerland to see if I could make 120 of these invitations for her wedding in Italy this year.
She also wanted to add to the design with a small pink paper rose and also incorporate the location of the wedding by lining the box envelopes with a map print of Italy. I loved working on these as the map print gave a really nice vintage feel to the design.
Each invitation comes in its own Kraft box envelope which is tied with string and pre-addressed to your guests.

Here you can see the box envelopes in production with their map print envelope liners ...

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like a boxed invitation design for your wedding stationery. Just email 

Nikki x

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Nautical Navy, White And Pale Pink Wedding Inspiration Moodboard

Following on from sharing the bespoke designs of wedding stationery I created for the lovely Diana & Chris on Monday's blog I decided to create a moodboard to go with this gorgeous nautical theme.
I've gone for the crisp White, Navy and Pale Pink colour combination which we ended up using on Diana & Chris' stationery as its such a strong and classic look and to be honest you don't need to over do it with the nautical them when it comes to styling - the combination of Navy and White will do a lot of the work for you - especially when combined with striped patterns. I couldn't resist the wedding sign made out of oars though - such a cute idea!

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Here's the wedding invitation design again just to give you an idea of how it all works together ...

Monday, 9 March 2015

Nautical Navy, White & Pink Bespoke Wedding Invitations & Stationery

I'm sharing another bespoke design today - this one with a distinctly nautical feel!
Diana contacted me a few months ago to design some stationery for her wedding at the amazing Ocean Kave wedding venue in Devon.
The brief was for a distinctly nautical feel in mainly navy and white with possibly a hint of pink.
I loved working on this stationery design and I love the colour combination - it is so striking and classic! I added a anchor and compass motif to create the nautical feel and came up with two design options with one included a navy and white striped band tied with string and a monogrammed tag and the other with a seashell print and incorporating the pink element.

I was delighted that Diana loved the designs and went ahead with a combination of the two designs using the striped band but also the pink details. Here is an image of the final stationery which I posted out last month.

Hopefully these images will give you a bit more of an idea as to how my bespoke process works with the initial design ideas and then the final stationery.
If you are interested in a bespoke design for your stationery then please take a look at the bespoke page of my website at and then drop me an email to
I look forward to hearing from you!
Nikki x

Friday, 6 March 2015

Stunning Wedding Dresses from Claire Pettibone

Today I'm sharing the last in 'My Favourite Designers' series where I've been looking at dress designers for your wedding. I've tried to pick designers with a variety of price points so hopefully there should be something to suit everyone's budget.
If you would to see the rest of the posts in this series just follow the link at the bottom of this page.

Today I'm sharing the gorgeous designs from one of the most talented designers in the industry Claire Pettibone.
I've been obsessed with Claire's beautiful, ethereal and romantic dresses since I first started working in the wedding industry ... the embellishment is stunning and if you are looking for something incredibly special for your wedding day then I think you need look no further!

Here are my favourites from the current collections ...





Links to other posts in My Favourite Designers series

Monday, 2 March 2015

Table Plans And Seating Charts to Match Your Wedding Stationery

One of the most popular service I offer is Table Plan design. I don't insist that you need to have ordered your invitations from me to order any reception stationery items so if you like one of my many designs of Table Plans and just want to order one on its own for your wedding that's no problem at all.
Here is a small selection of my 'off the peg' designs but you can see the rest on my website at

I also create and hire out vintage suitcase table plans for those of you in the Devon & Cornwall area details of which can be found on the website at along with details of other bespoke designs I can do for table plans.

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