Sunday, July 31, 2011

Girl's love pink

Like any 7 year old girl, our daughter absolutely loves pink. So naturally her birthday party had a pink theme.

Pink combined with a love of dancing made it a Daytime Disco Diva Party for 18 excited young girls.  With music pumping out Hannah Montana and all the High School Musical hits, the disco ball spun and shined.  The fog machine was a huge hit too, with the coloured lights illuminating the scene.

The take home party bags were pink and purple noodle boxes, with personalised labels and jammed full with diva girl goodies like tiaras, jewellery and lollies.

The sugar rush may have been a bit too much for some, but the dancing and laughter didn't seem to stop.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Relaxed Dandelion Wedding Theme

Here's the first draft of Rachael and Ryan's stationery for their special day.  We have kept the invitations simple, and the colours will match the bridesmaid's dresses perfectly.

I love the images that come to mind when I think of the silver tufts that are blown in a gentle breeze - Dandelions.  The idea of a carefree wedding is wonderful, and this evokes a carefree spirit of fun and cheer, just what the perfect day should hold.

Taraxacum officinale, the Common Dandelion (often simply called "dandelion"), is a herbaceous perennial plant of the family Asteraceae (Compositae). It can be found growing in temperate regions of the world, in lawns, on roadsides, on disturbed banks and shores of water ways, and other areas with moist soils. T. officinale is considered a weedy species, especially in lawns and along roadsides, but it is sometimes used as a medical herb and in food preparation. As a nearly cosmopolitan weed, Dandelion is best known for its yellow flower heads that turn into round balls of silver tufted fruits that blow away on the wind.

Disco Divas Party

We seem to be surrounded by disco balls. One big one, and loads of tiny ones for decorations and party bags.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Loving Chandeliers and the latest Harry Potter

What is it about Chandeliers that I love?  If, like me, you have seen the latest Harry Potter I'm sure you couldn't help but admire the chandelier in Gringotts.  So it's inspired me to come up with a design to incorporate them.  Although on this paper version you don't get the sparkle or glitz, you do get a mix of the traditional with a modern twist - just how I like it.

The colours can be altered to which ever colours you have choosen, or we can work on a great combination together.

Have something that's inspired you? Ask us how to create something unique for you.

Blue Chandelier Invitation

Thursday, July 14, 2011

WIN a Designer Stationery Package!

Here's your chance to WIN a $95 stationery design package. That's enough for a stunning individually designed Wedding invitation and RSVP card or perhaps a unique birthday invite.
Just tell us about your idea for the perfect invite by making a comment on our Facebook page.

Don't miss this great opportunity and feel free to tell all your friends and family to enter too.
Competition closes 31st July 2011 and the winner will be notified by email on the 1st August.
Good luck and I can't wait to be inspired by some great ideas.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Colour - a difficult choice or not?

I guess you're either a "theme" person or you're not. If you are, I'm sure one of the first choices you will have made in your wedding plans will have been a colour scheme for your big day.  It may be bright, it may be pastel, but whatever it is you're going to stick with it all the way through and not give a second glance at alternatives. That usually makes it much easier for me when designing your stationery :-)

On the other hand, if you're not so big on themes, deciding on a colour scheme can be difficult as you are presented with so many different options as you progress through your planning and all of them just look great don't they! 

When we undertake your bespoke design we will show different concepts with colour, as well as design so you can make a confident choice. The concept below uses the same colours, but with totally different effects.  As part of the process we go through with you, you are able to envision the final product so you know you will be completely happy when you receive the finished artwork or gorgeous invitations ready to post.

Call or email us to talk about your special day, and how we can make your stationery reflect your plans.

Ornamental Invitation Taupe/Maroon

Ornamental Invitation Maroon/Taupe

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Anyone for High Tea?

High Tea is a great way to get friends and family together to celebrate your upcoming nuptials.  Kaylee decided on High Tea instead of a Hen's Night or Kitchen Tea.  We created this invite with an formal font and design, that hinted at a bit of fun with the modern bride's silhouette.

Talk to us about your next project, and how we can create something special for you.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Bold and Bright Invitations

Love colour and want to incorporate your bold choices into your wedding stationery?  Here's a bright option that stays simple yet has a touch of class.

Working with Julia and Gavin to capture their personalities and plans for their special day was great fun, and the resulting wedding stationery works perfectly.

Talk to us about your big day, and how we can take your ideas and turn them into stunning reality.

Email us to find out more.

Orange Box Invitation Front

Orange Box Invitation Reverse

Orange Box Placecards

Orange Box Table No.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Modern Invitations for the Modern Bride

Modern wedding stationery can be simple, yet stylish.
Here Emma & Ethan decided on bright colours to match their gorgeous waterview venue, and their vibrant personalities.  Many couples are opting for a less traditional take on invitations, expecially for a reception like theirs with cocktails and dancing. The theme takes its inspiration from the amazing view at the venue - fun, surf and sand.

{Top Tip}
When inviting guests with children it is a good idea to specify if you are inviting the whole family. Children at a wedding can be a tricky social etiquette dilemma. If you invite one do you have to invite all? Emma & Ethan had an age limit (over 5s only) but I guess it depends on your family dynamics. In this case when all of the family were invited the invitations read - The Smith Family, and when it was just certain they read - Francis, Keith & Francis.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Retro Theme Wedding Stationery

If you are looking for wedding stationery that's a little unique, and stands out from the crowd then talk to us about creating an individual design that reflects you, your fiance and the wedding you have planned.  From classic and simple through to a themed event we can create the right look for you.

Here's a retro inspired stationery set:

Pink Damask Invitations - Always in style

A classic damask invitation never goes out of style.  Here we show one of our damask invitation options in pink.  We can customise the colours and fonts to match your wedding theme exactly.  We offer folded invitations, or a flat card invitation. You have the choice of ordering just the artwork, which we supply as a PDF ready for you to print at home or take to your local print shop, or, alternatively, for an additional fee, we can send out fully finished invitations personalised with your guest names printed on each. 

Damask Pink Folded Invitation
Damask Pink Folded Invitation Inside

Damask Pink Flat Invitation
Damask Pink Flat Invitation Inside

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Paua Theme Reception

Add something a little different to your reception stationery with colour and texture.  Paua has a gorgeous pearlence, and reflects light beautifully.  Here we used crushed paua in the shape of a heart on menus and placecards, with a simple font that compliments the design. As the candle light flickers the hearts come to life, shining and sparkling through the evening.

Email us to find out more about our bespoke design service, and how we can create a stunning range of stationery for your perfect day.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Planning a Country Theme?

Planning a really unique wedding?  Perhaps you are celebrating your nuptials at a special location, or the bridal party is arriving on horseback! If so, you may want your invitation to be as unique as your wedding will be.
Ask about our bespoke design service where we create something really special just for you.  Perhaps it is a treasure map for an island wedding or "Wanted" poster style invite for a country themed wedding - it's up to you.
Simply tell us about your theme, the colours and what you envision, and we'll bring it all to life - and then you have the choice of printing it yourself or letting us take the stress and produce them for you.

Email us to tell us your plans

Cowboy Logo 1

Sunday, June 12, 2011

We Design - You Print

We are looking forward to introducing a new concept in wedding invitations.  Perfect for those who love scrapbooking and hand crafts.  We not only offer a full design and print service, but also a design service where we create a unique design that you can then print and put together yourself.  This gives brides the opportunity to save money, allows them enjoy the pleasure in bringing their stationery to life and add their own individual embellishments if they want. With our template options starting at as little as $69 for Invitations and RSVP artwork it's a cost effective way to produce unique and gorgeous invitations for your special day.

Finished artwork is supplied as a PDF ready for you to print at home, or take to your local print and copy shop.

Here's a look at one of our design options using the Striped Invite and RSVP, with a Oval Monogram Seal. Depending on your budget and requirements we can also add a direction card, or create a map, as well as place cards, order of service, menus, thank you cards and anything you may need.

Invite Front

Invite Inside

RSVP Front
Oval Monogram Seal

Time Your Invitations Perfectly

To have everything run smoothly on your wedding day, and to enjoy the lead up it is important to have a timeline and work out when you have to perform each task.  Your invitations should be posted 6 to 8 weeks before the wedding date.  Depending on the style and complexity of your invitations they may take as little as a couple of days, or several weeks.  This will depend on whether you are handcrafting the invitations yourself, using a specialist supplier, or on the extra embellishment and features that you may like to use.

If you are making the invitation yourself it is always a good idea to allow a couple of extra weeks, just incase your schedule changes, and time becomes a little tight.  When confirming numbers it is prudent to order extras.

To determine your RSVP date, check with your venue, normally two weeks before the date works well. Then you can confirm numbers in the week before the big day.

When planning a destination wedding, or if you have guests traveling from overseas to attend a Save this Date card will be beneficial for your guests.  These can be sent up to one year before the wedding.  This will help to ensure the family and friends you want to share your special day with can make the event.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Having fun

Setting the tone in your invitation is a great way of letting people know what to expect at your event, as well as telling them all the usual details such as time, place and the dress code. If you are planning a fun event make sure your invitations represent that. Start with something simple and go from there.

These are the first draft ideas for Claire's 30th Birthday invitations. It's going to be a fun day with just her girl friends, a bit of a throwback to more childish parties when they were younger. We've started off with a rosette (in pink of course) which we have built up into a sophisticated version of a childs birthday badge.

Simple Heart Swirl Invitations

This is a simple, yet elegant and classy design for those of you who are choosing a strong colour theme for your wedding. Whilst we have shown it in a fiery and passionate red, it can also suit other colours and tones to match your theme. The use of hearts in a floral design is perfect for setting a wonderfully romantic tone, especially suitable for a small intimate wedding with close family and friends.