It’s competition time here at WWW. I am so lucky to be able to offer you lovelies some wonderful contests and this one is sure to have you in a buzz of excitement. Candelabra Wedding Stationery is hosting an amazing give away right here right now, which will be sure to kick start your wedding plans in style XOXO Lou
The very first taste that your friends and family will have of your wedding day will be your wedding stationery, be it a ‘Save the date’ card or the invitation proudly placed on the mantlepiece. So it’s absolutely imperative to get the look and feel exactly right. Your stationery design sets the scene for the whole look, feel and style of the experience that is in store for your nearest and dearest at the biggest day of your life.
We often find that most brides-and-grooms-to-be have a really clear idea of what they’d like, be it a Boho-festival, a stately marquee in the grounds of a mansion or a wild elopement to a little chapel in Las Vegas. Couples may know exactly what they’d like to do, and even how they’d like their stationery to look and feel, but they may not have the design software, printing facilities or expertise to create it themselves.
That’s where Candelabra Wedding Stationery comes in. Sas Mackie is an expert at working with couples in the throws of wedding-planning to translate their vision into a gorgeous suite of wedding stationery. Such a bespoke service sounds expensive, but in fact Candelabra offers to translate a client’s design brief for a one-off fee of £100, and with really reasonable printing costs, the bespoke service is much more affordable that you might think.
We are offering one lucky couple the chance to win a set of their very own invitations, created through Candelabra’s Bespoke Design Service. (more…)
Something a little different for you this fine Sunday. A little belated Valentine’s treat from me and Dottypink Designs to you.
Just got engaged, set the date and booked the venue? Well you better get those Save the Dates out quick sharp. No need to fret any longer as I have a totally free design for you to print and send out to your wedding guests. Super pretty pink florals set the tone for your wedding while ensuring your guests keep their diary free…
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If you love the download design then you will ADORE the Dottypink Designs 2015 collection of gorgeous stationery…
Candy Floss – pretty in pink with an ombre appearance, this cute design would tie in well with a candy shop kind of day, with its sugar sweet typography and fluffy frills.
Country Bunting – a colourful, countryside inspired design with a pretty motif, great for outdoor or village hall weddings full of fun and fresh wild flowers.
Follow the Arrows – bursting with quirky typography and crazy colours, this design is a modern day cupid for adventurous couples wanting to inject some fun into their big day! (more…)
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Fantastic Foxes – Quirky fox illustrations, fun motifs and retro fonts make this the perfect design for a super fun couple to have at their wedding celebrations.
I love pretty paper goods and it’s always lovely to showcase the work of a WWW sponsor. This afternoon I get to combine the two as I introduce to you Melanie’s Studio Designs who creates luxe illustrated stationery.
I just love her pretty and whimsical designs and know you lovelies will too.
Let’s get to know Melanie…
Hi Melanie, could you firstly tell WWW readers a little bit about you?
Award winning stationery designer, specialising in unique illustration, design lead stationery and beautiful wedding styling solutions. Full collections of wedding stationery are available to order and a bespoke service is also on offer catering for the style conscious couple looking for something truly unique.
With a background in Fine Art and Design I offer originality, sensitivity and quality, creating a truly personalised service. I primarily cover the Cotswolds, Warwickshire and London. However, I welcome the opportunity to work with clients from anywhere in the UK, Europe and America.I am committed to working closely with my clients to understand their requirements and ensure that they are delighted with my work.
I am based in the countryside on the edge of the North Cotswolds. I primarily cover the Cotswolds and its surrounding counties, but often work with clients from London and further afield.
Carnival - A colourful and fun design with illustrations reminiscent of traditional carnival rides. A combination of geometric shapes and pretty colours make this an exciting addition to your wedding styling.
What do you love/dislike about your job?
I am a firm believer in working hard but I also strongly believe that job satisfaction is very important.
I enjoy setting career goals and personal challenges. Creating my own business has certainly been one of the bigger tests of my career so far. However, working within the wedding industry, although demanding, it is such a fun a varied field, with a new challenge around every corner.
It’s an industry where working closely with clients is essential. Having a small and creative business of my own means I get to give each and every customer a truly personalised service.
Paris in Lights – A whimsical and romantic design with unique illustrations of the Eiffel Tower, pretty pink fairy lights and soaring swallows. The fairy lights can be altered to suit any colour scheme.
What do you aim to achieve for your clients?
When I first talk to a client I am already aiming to achieve the very best for them, regardless of whether it’s a very small order from one of my new ranges of wedding stationery or a large luxurious and bespoke request. Every single client is as important as the next. I like to spend time with my customers where possible so that I can really gauge their personalities before aiming to encapsulate this and incorporate it into their stationery or styling.
I pride myself on offering a friendly and innovative service that will leave my customers smiling.
Peonies in Bloom – Pretty watercolour peonies and floral motifs make this the perfect design for a beautiful Spring or Summer wedding. A great design to mix and match your colours with!
Wedding invitations and stationery can be soooo much fun. It’s a chance to share a teaser of your wedding plans and to show off your personality as a couple.
There are oodles of options out there for couples now and the choices are endless. Whether you are looking for something quirky, bespoke, elegant or fun there is something out there for everyone.
If you have no idea where to start then you are in the right place. I have trawled the WWW archives to find some of my favourite wedding invitations featured from real weddings on the blog. From DIY creations to fully illustrated suites and booklets.
Be sure to search for awesome wedding stationery designers on pinterest, google, blogs, twitter, facebook and sites such as Etsy, Folksy and Not On The High Street too; they will have so many creative ranges to choose from. You can also check out the WWW wedding stationery page for some brilliant stationery designers.
Tell the story of you as a couple on your invite like Rory and Kim.
Brown or kraft paper can be eco friendly and look super sweet.
Dreamy watercolour wash invitations can look oh so elegant.
Why not go all out and have a book invitation, it would be an amazing moment for your guests too.
Get a stamp made, you can use it on all of your wedding stationery for a branded look.
Pops of colour and stylish typography ensured this suite looked uber pretty.
**This competition is now closed**
This afternoon is all about stylish stationery. Gorgeous whimsical designs for unique and fun couples.
BlueBird Wedding Stationery creates super lovely wedding invitations and stationery and all at a brilliant price point. This afternoon we get to know BlueBird Wedding Stationery and one very lucky WWW reader will win 50 save the date cards, plus there is 15% off for all entrants too… amazing!!
Hi April, could you firstly tell WWW readers a little bit about you?
Hi, I’m April and I am the face behind BlueBird Wedding Stationery.
I am based in beautiful rural Herefordshire, and currently work on my own with a little help from my lovely husband.
With a background and a degree in Graphic Design, and an extremely artistic family I always knew I would love to create unique and beautiful designs for people in one way or another.
What do you love/dislike about your job?
I love being a part of the most special day in a person’s life. I only wish I could be there on the day as well to see it all come together! I envy photographers for that!
I love creating something unique for a client, it’s a lovely feeling when brides are thrilled with the results and receiving great feedback is brilliant motivation.
Hate is a difficult one, I do hate the endless sales calls… but that’s about it!
How did you get into the wedding industry?
I got married in 2011 to my wonderful husband; this was my first experience of wedding invitation design, I loved it and received so many compliments from my guests from the design. Soon after I started work at a local printers and designed many different kinds of wedding invitations for customers. However I couldn’t shake the feeling that I wanted more time and freedom to share my ideas and love for the wedding industry in my own unique way. I also really missed planning my own wedding and couldn’t wait to get back into the wedding scene.