Category Archives: Stationery
It’s here. It’s finally arrived. Yes lovelies, I can AT LAST share the ridiculously pretty spring-filled, heart-shaped extravaganza that is ‘Enamoured’ – Rock My Wedding’s first editorial shoot of 2014.
If you stopped by the blog yesterday then you’ll have read my post on the inspiration for this love inspired shoot. You’ll know then that we wanted a girly feast of heart-shaped balloons, champagne and more shoes than you could ever imagine.
And so we set about sourcing the very best petals and marshmallows and candy floss and glitter and love hearts and mini eggs and heart-shaped glasses and ribbons and shoes that the world had to offer.
Your six year old self would be proud.
Every single shoot from 2013 took place outdoors, in sun-drenched meadows, under fecund branches of wisteria, in forests and dappled glades. Hell we even went to the beach! For 2014, we decided to move our creative vision indoors against a back-drop of off-white floorboards and ummm bathtubs…
More on the bathtubs later…
And who were we going to use to capture our romantic capers? Well that would be the lovely Julia from Julia & You Photography. Her talent for capturing beautiful detailing and romantic outlook suited our vision perfectly and we are bowled over by the results.
Let’s take a look…
I’ve always been obsessed with paper pretty, be it a limited edition print, the sweetest piece of wrapping paper (with matching ribbon naturally!), a strip of decadent wallpaper or a luxurious stationery set. In fact I’ve been hankering for my own personalised stationery suite for some time now and I have been know to stockpile greetings cards by the bucketload purely because I like the design on the front.
It was no surprise then that it was important, nay imperative, that my wedding stationery was both bespoke and beautifully designed even down to the vintage stamps and handwritten calligraphy on the midnight grey envelopes.
I’m lucky in that my job allows me to watch, with interest and excited anticipation, for the arrival of new entrants into the wedding stationery market and revel in the experienced designs of those more established suppliers. Hell, it means I get to indulge my paper vices on pretty much a daily basis and for that I thank my lucky stars.
And so it seemed only right to share with you lovely lot some of our recommended stationery stars for your big day. Whether you’re looking for a wonderful whimsical design or a contemporary elegant creation, a full on bespoke stationery suite or just the bare essentials you can guarantee that these stationery suppliers will have it covered.
Let’s take a look.
When the super clever and creative folks at Dottie sent us a few sneaky peeky images of an inspiration shoot that they had recently organised and photographed, Team RMW knew straight away that this was going to be something that you gorgeous lot would want to pore over, pin and share until you are all something blue in the face.
The words and details below have been compiled from everyone who was involved in the shoot and it is really interesting to hear everyones ideas and inspirations and how it all came together on the day. Add in a bunch or pretty, pretty pictures and you have yourselves a perfect RMW Tuesday afternoon…
Truly madly dottie: We just love cliff barns and the colour yellow, we have also known the guys there for a few years and they have perviously let us use their fab venues for lovely shoots, the interior is quite wacky and mad, so we feel quite a home. Paul at Cliff barns called us out of the blue and asked us if we could come and photograph their marquee and do something pretty with it too… but we had to do it the following Wednesday. We love a challenge so just could not wait to get everything organised… it was a bit like organising a wedding but in a lot less time and with a lot less money.… View the full post.
I can’t help it – I am a total stationery nut job. Whenever I get given a business card, before I’ve read it i’ll have have gauged its thickness and assessed the finish between thumb and finger. When a brand new print job arrives hot off the press, the first thing I want to do is give it a smell…
*Ahem* confessions over – let’s talk design…
Two of the most popular emerging design trends in recent years have undoubtedly been typography and illustration. The evidence is all around us – in the media, in our glossy magazines and even lining the streets upon which we walk.
The Not So Olden Days.
A few years ago if a designer had presented a concept for a new billboard campaign that solely relied on a few well chosen fonts with no images at all, they’d be laughed out of the boardroom with a P45 wedged up inside their little beanie hat (all designers wore a little beanie around this time – outdoors, indoors and regardless of season). Likewise, if asked to create some loosely hand drawn imagery for a new brand or product launch, said designer would scratch at head through beanie hat and wonder why you hadn’t gone to talk to an illustrator instead.
Of course the art of typography and indeed the art of illustration are not new ideas – they are art forms from a bygone era, a time of letraset, letterpress and pens, ink and paints – a time long before MacBooks and Adobe Photoshop.… View the full post.
I love a quirky W-day item me. A little bit of hand-made decor, something personal and unique, a piece of of pretty that is essentially a family heirloom….
When Leckie and Jack of Pocket Typewriter (and of the Notebook inspired photoshoot fame) sent through their Love Lust List application I instantly fell in love with their delicious designs. But the item that really caught my blog queen eye was the love notes.
So whimsical, so dreamy, so very very Rock My Wedding.
AND WE HAVE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY TO GIVE AWAY TO ONE LUCKY WINNER!!!!!!
See? How good are they?
I’m thinking super cute to attach to favours (pots of jam anyone?) tied around fancy napkins, incorporated into escort tags to send you to that particular “love” table…..
Hell, wear them as earrings if you like*, you will have ONE. HUNDRED. AND. TWENTY. OF. THEM!!!
And here are Leckie and Jack to tell you all about how you can enter.
Pocket Typewriter’s Love Quote Competition!!!
Breaking News!!!! Pocket Typewriter, creators of loveable wedding stationery have launched these fantabulous love tags on NotOnTheHighStreet and to celebrate they are giving away 120 for you to use at your very own wedding!!!
They are perfect for using on your favours, as your place names, for a hanging style table plan or for little messages to make people smile throughout your romantic day!!!
All you have to do is submit your favourite love quote in the comments box below and the winner will be selected based on the most original, quirky but romantic quote!… View the full post.
I’m having a bit of a moment with paper recently. Being a personal obsession of mine, I do love finding a new stationer that makes unique and pretty wedding invitations. Paperbird does exactly that, and I’m really excited to be introducing you to their gorgeous origami stationery – something I think guests would love to receive and that is perfect for setting the tone for a contemporary wedding…
How pretty? I love…
Of course, Paperbird don’t just create Origami invitations but there is something really special about the lightness of these designs and the clear effort that goes into origami, that just makes them stand out massively amongst the sea of often uninspiring invitations available.
And it’s not just invitations that Paperbird offer – the range extends to place cards, menus and everything you could need to set the tone for a beautiful day. I’m thinking they would look stunning in an all-white scheme punctuated with super bright accents… soft and modern all at once.
Eve, the creative genius behind Paperbird, told me a little bit more about her designs…
We make each origami invitation by hand in the UK. Each design is created from a crisp cotton organza and hand folded, we then stitch a ribbon to each and add a personalised tag. We can create some bespoke ideas as well which have ranged from microphones to boats!!
We actually also have a very broad range of clients with many from abroad – Australia, France, Italy and America.… View the full post.
Today, we’re introducing on of our latest sponsors… Eva Slade.
And instead of just letting her do her thing, I decided I would chip in, because I’m really excited to be sharing Eva’s beautiful letterpress designs. I am a bit of a stationery geek and these designs are just beautiful. Ranging from the vibrant and bold to subtle and sophisticated, very pretty or modern cool, each one is as impressive as the last.
Eva Slade was born out of a passion for pattern, paper and design. Wedding stationery should be so beautiful it makes your heart skip a beat. We offer a full suite of co-ordinated stationery or a bespoke service where we create a design especially for your day. Based in London, we cover all of the UK and Ireland.
From traditional elegance to vintage chic our collections have something for everyone. And at the moment we have a 20% launch discount on all orders placed before 1 July 2011!
Wow – that’s a great discount and makes paper pretty that you thought might be out of reach, that bit more affordable.
Brides, bring back the paper pretty!
Well, Good morning readers! Have we got a treat for you today! Remember way back in June (My! How time flies!) when we shared the Wedding Tea Towel with you? Well, today we get to exclusively show you their new design range… and I don’t mind saying, they are fabulous!! The range launches today on their site so do head on over and have a look around (in the Gallery) if you’re still uuming and ahhing about Save the Dates or Invites.
Always a brilliant idea, the Tea Towels started off with a very individual style, which unique though it was, was quite specific. Since expanding the range there are heaps of new designs in really varied styles to suit nearly every type of wedding you can imagine!
Via Email, Karen from Wedding Tea Towels told me about the inspiration behind the new designs…
‘We have teamed up with some of our amazing designer buddies and asked them to create their own designs so they are in a totally different style to our original designs and they are just brilliant!’
I’m absolutely thrilled Wedding Tea Towels have expanded their range of designs, particularly as they make a great way of being eco friendly in your wedding choices. Previously being suited to quite a relaxed and rustic style of wedding, there are now options which lend themselves to a more traditional day in the elegant scrolling design above, or the majestic Peacocks below.
Vintage wedding? Try the postcard design (particularly clever when it arrives in the post I think!) Or if you’re still looking for a really fun vibe, the top two designs would be hard to beat.… View the full post.
Rebecca and I have many many things in common, one of which is our complete and utter adoration for paper pretty. Yup, stationery rocks our blog queen worlds folks.
Right from when the sparkly E-rings were firmly placed on our eager fingers we both knew that our invitation suite choosing/deciding/perving (!) was going to be one of the most enjoyable parts of planning….
And it so was.
Of course we understand just like everything else: that certain aspects of W-day are important to some and not to others, for Rebecca and I however it was always a given that a considerable amount of our budget was going on what we feel sets the tone for the entire occasion.
Mandy and Zoe the designers and founders of Dottie have some brand new collections to add to their already diverse selection of beautiful Big Day items and we would like to share our favourites with you gorgeous lot this Wednesday.
This to me is vintage inspired at its most delicious and I could think of nothing better than Mr Posty delivering one of these on a cold, bleak winters morning….
Dottie Creations: We treasure our company name Dottie. Not only does it reflect our love of all things vintage it also sums up our personalities perfectly, a quality our customers seem to really like (we hope)!… View the full post.