Monday, 17 August 2015

Cornish Flowers & Tartan Inspired Wedding Reception Stationery

Today I'm delighted to share with your the reception stationery I created for the lovely Olivia and Jonathan who got married on the 1st August at the gorgeous Boconnoc House in Cornwall.
The brief was for a classic elegant design incorporating elements of wild flowers and the groom's tartan and reflecting the Cornish landscape where they were getting married.
The couple also wanted a drawing of the church at Boconnoc incorporating into the Order of Service so I hand drew this element for them and added it to a set of matching stationery.

As well as the order of service there were matching table names, named after places in Cornwall, blank placecards for the couple to write their guest names on, menus and a table plan board.

I hope you like the design and if you would like to get in touch with me to design something similar for your wedding please don't hesitate to drop me an email to or have a look on the bespoke page of my website 

Monday, 10 August 2015

Autumn Orange & Gold Botanical Wedding Invitations And Inspiration

Today I'm delighted to share with you another of the designs I've created this year for my bespoke clients Nicola & Tom.
Nicola and Tom came round to the house for a bespoke consultation and we discussed the Autumn look for their October wedding and incorporating the orange, rust and gold colours along with a seasonal botanical flowers print.
Here's what I came up with ... a folded card with matching information and rsvp cards and a gold envelope with matching address label.

To go with this gorgeous Autumn colour scheme I've created a wedding inspiration moodboard to inspire any of you who would like this theme for your wedding.
I've kept it quite rustic but added glam touches of gold to make it extra special.
If you would like me to create some bespoke stationery just for your wedding just get in touch at or drop me an email to

credits : pumpkin image from ; cascade bouquet from ; bouquet form ; hair corsage from ; gold shoes Emmy Shoes via ; Bridal Couple image by Brandi Smyth Photography via 

Monday, 3 August 2015

Real Wedding : Danielle & Christiaan's Modern Navy & White Wedding

Every so often I get the pleasure of receiving some photos from my client's of their stationery in situe on their wedding day.
Its so lovely as a wedding stationer when clients do this as stationer's are often the wedding suppliers who work in the background, never getting to see the big day and how it came together. So to see photos and see how your stationery designs fitted in to the day itself is fantastic!

So I was over the moon ( excuse the pun - the bride's maiden name was Moon! ) to receive some photos from Danielle of the stationery I designed for her and Christiaan's wedding last year.

As well as adapting my Graphic Prints range for her wedding invitations I also designed a range of posters to decorate her venue, echoing the navy chevron theme with some of their favourite quotes ... and also produced chalkboard style Menu and Order of the Day posters for guests to check and a spiral bound guest book.

You can see lots more of Danielle & Christiaan's gorgeous wedding on the B.Loved blog here as Christiaan also happens to be B.Loved founder Louise's brother.

Photos by Belle & Beau Photography 

Nikki x

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Elegant Devon Wedding Venue - Hotel Endsleigh

I've lived in Devon for 3 years now ( wow time flies! ) and over that time I've had the pleasure of coming across some really gorgeous wedding venues. The scenery down here is so beautiful that the venues often have really spectacular views as well as great wedding facilities.
One such venue - which I came across when one of my first Devon couples got married there last year - is the stunning Hotel Endsleigh.

Some of you may have heard or come across it before as it is the hotel owned and run by Olga Polizzi ( mother of Alex Polizzi of Hotel Inspector fame ).
It is a grade I historic house set in the most beautiful woodlands and just off the edge of Dartmoor, near the gorgeous market town of Tavistock.

It has 17 gorgeous bedrooms and is decorated in absolutely impeccable taste - combining a very traditional classic look with a fresh modern style. It really combines a traditional English feel but with the elegance of a Italian Hideaway!

They can accommodate weddings of all sizes from an intimate wedding for two to a large wedding for a 150 with a marquee on the lawn and all weddings are bespoke and tailored to suit you.
A fantastic advantage is that all of their ground floor rooms and some of the areas of the garden, including a 'shell grotto', are licensed for civil ceremonies - making it incredibly flexible.

I hope you agree with me that it is a truly stunning venue!
Contact Hotel Endsleigh at  or for more wedding information including prices 

Thursday, 23 July 2015

What Style Of Wedding Invitations Suit You ?

Choosing your wedding stationery can be a bit of a minefield, so I wanted to give a bit of a guide into the various different styles and finishes of wedding stationery you can consider and what would work best for your wedding.
Of course the possibilities are endless, and no-one should feel constricted by existing designs as most stationers, including me, will offer a bespoke service, but here are my Top 5 Ideas and also a few hints and tips on Card Quality & Finish ….

1. Postcard Style

A simple flat printed invitation. This style of invitation is perfect for you if you don’t have too much information to pass onto your guests, and is also a great option for evening invitations which don’t need as much wording on them. They also make a great Save the Date card option.
Postcard style invitations are great for last minute weddings or if you need invitations in a rush as they can be more easily printed quickly for you. I also offer ' Ready to Write' Packs in a postcard style of all of my ranges which are a great budget option and can be filled in by yourself rather than personalised. 

2. Flat Folded Style

A traditional square folded card can make a great wedding invitation, giving your guests a good insight into the style of your wedding on the front cover, and providing plenty of room inside to give your guests the basic details of the day and R.S.V.P information.
These are also often easier to make in a hurry if you order a pre-existing off the peg design.

3. Pocketfold Style

Pocketfolds are great if you have lots of guests coming from further afield or have lots of information you need to let your guests know about your day.
I often include a RSVP card and envelope for guests to fill in and return, plus an information card providing guests directions, hotel suggestions and details about your gift list. Maps can also be included.

4. Present Style

An alternative to a pocketfold, several invitation, information and rsvp cards can be layered up and tied in string or lace. This can really work when you want to include numerous information cards, maps or rsvps, and can be a gorgeous little package or present for you guests to open when they receive their invitations! Some of my most popular ranges are tied with lace such as Victorian Garden below.

5. Banded

Just like the 'present style' invitations but with a slightly more modern feel these invitations have a coordinating Belly Band to 'tie' the invitation, rsvp and information cards together.

Of course there are also several different types of printing and types of card to consider as well.

There are different types of printing for example. Some stationery comes with a digital print which will usually give you a smooth flat modern finish. I personally print a lot of my stationery designs on good heavyweight textured card – such as wove, laid or aquarello – which gives a more substantial feel and also works really well if you are looking for a vintage feel.
Another alternative is Letterpress. Quite a few companies now specialize in Letterpress style invitations which essentially is a technique that involves printing words or designs with ink while simultaneously ‘debossing’ the image into thick, soft paper.

Most professional stationers will make sure they are using a nice heavy weight card. I wouldn’t usually go for anything less than 300gsm, however you do need to take into account that different card types will feel differently at different weights and so 300gsm in one card will feel ‘less heavy’ than 300gsm in another.

What I’m essentially advocating is always make sure you get a physical sample from your stationer before buying! I personally always think its quite important to hold stationery in your hand to get a really good idea of what its quality is, and most stationers will offer a sample order service.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Yellow Home Decor

Every so often on the blog I like to share my other inspirations and passions - one of the main ones being interior design.
Currently I am obsessed with adding yellow highlights to my home decor! I recently bought a set of very bright Matthew Williamson bed linen for the master bedroom and I also made a cushion out of this gorgeous fabric which I found on Etsy at 

So today I'd thought I'd share with you some fantastic ideas that I found for adding a pop of the colour yellow to your home interiors...

I hope this gives you a bit of inspiration for your house .. I'm off to paint something else yellow!

Nikki x

Monday, 29 June 2015


Today I'm delighted to share with you some reception stationery which I designed for a couple of clients who got married earlier this month.
I had previously designed their wedding invitation around a rustic brown Kraft and postage theme and designed their reception stationery to match.
They had brown Kraft and string tags for their placecards with a little postage mark on ...

And I designed a table plan to fit in a hessian frame they had already purchased which had the tables on string attached with small brown pegs to continue the rustic theme ...

Here's a picture of their invitations which this reception stationery matched and I designed earlier in the year ...

If you would like me to design something similar for your wedding stationery then please don't hesitate to get in touch via my website or drop me an email to