Thursday, 16 January 2014

Wedding stationery...finally!...

Hi ya!

WARNING!! I would like to warn you all now that this is a photo-heavy post.  If you are viewing from a mobile device that is not connected to a wi-fi network then it may take about 3 years to load all the images :)

I am here today with a post that is so overdue it's borderline embarrassing/funny!  

Allow me to of my best friends got married in September 2012 - yes, 2012, and I made her wedding stationery for her.  I had meant to post all about it following the wedding, but then life happened and the blog post never did.  It then got to that point where it was too long after the know like when you've been speaking to someone for a while and then it's gone past the point when you can ask their name?!  It felt like that.  Then, I thought I would post it on their first wedding anniversary...nice works...but no, didn't happen.  So now I'll be honest, I'm out of ideas about when would be the 'right' time to do it so I'm just gonna do it!  Has this whole thing been bet it has!  :)

There's not really much else I can say except that it was a fab day, I was lucky enough to be one of the bridesmaids and the colour scheme the Bride chose was beautiful!  Oh, and I love her dearly, can't forget that part!!  ;)

Here we go...

I have to apologise for the quality of these photo's...I took them on my mobile to email to the Bride-To-Be when I was coming up with ideas for her.  As it happens, after making about a billion wedding invitations, I don't actually have a single one left to take proper photograph of so that's why you're stuck with this!  Just imagine that it's a lovely lime green, less dull than it looks in the photo!  I also ended up heat embossing the floral flourishes on the real thing which I didn't do on this prototype.

Now, the next batch of photographs are from the wedding day and were not taken by me.  I would love to give credit to the photographer, if only I knew his name!  If I manage to obtain that information then I promise to come back and edit this post to give credit where credit's due!

All of the table names were names of coffees as my friend is a MASSIVE coffee addict!!  There was also a slight Art Deco theme running throughout - the font on the invitations and the font used for the rest of the stationery...

Yes, I did HAND WRITE all of the place names!  I quite enjoyed it actually as it's rare that I get to use my calligraphy for anything these days :)  The lines were drawn freehand too to break up the perfect straight lines and to add the 'handmade' feel to them.

I like to be a little bit unconventional...instead of 'easel' style place names, they were more like little cards :)

Table layout

Table plan

Now then...this was the best part of the whole thing for me.  When my friend went to the cake decorator/baker (whatever the proper name for the amazing cake making people is...I don'y know!) she took the invitations with her and the cake was made BASED ON MY INVITATIONS!!  Yep, super humbled at this point, especially when I saw the cake!!  She even put the little blue and white rhinestones in the same place ;)


...more cake?!!

On the left is the post box I made for all the cards to go in

 This is probably one of my favourite photo's of the marquee - how pretty did that look!!?...

I was so proud to have been able to do this for my friend on her special day and bless the Groom, he even thanked me in his speech ;)

So there you go...I've finally done it, it's posted!!!

Thank you for reading my ramblings and checking out my proudest crafting moment to date...I'm hoping there will be many more to come!  ;)

Hope to see you soon ;)


  1. Love, love, love that green. So fresh and modern and fun! The perfect finishing touches to a perfect day!

  2. Better late than never certainly applies in this case, Sian! I would have hated to have missed the opportunity to see your beautiful work ~ truly beautiful ~ and to see the other photos of this stunning wedding reception! The white with that bright lime green is SO fresh! Was your dress lime green? And that cake is the best compliment to you, making it look so fabulous, just like your invitations! This was fun to read!! Thank you! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Wow! I second Darnell: this was an event - a showcase of your beautiful work at a dear friend's wedding - that 'needed' to be shared. And I'm so delighted you did! Your creativity and talent infuses all the pieces you designed for her; and you most definitely deserve a round of applause for being the inspiration source for the cake-maker/decorator. Unity and harmony - with your brilliance at the centre. Impressive! I want to know, tool, about the colour of your dress. I hope you received a zillion compliments on your heart-warming contributions to the wedding, that your work certainly made both charming and elegant. In awe...

  4. wow!!! fab colour combo for a wedding so much better than pastels and shades of white/off white/cream!!! How cool to have to cake modelled on your crafty creations!!! Are you any good at making cakes? could be a whole wedding package deal!!!
    Kelly xx


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