Wednesday, 23 February 2011
My invitation choice for February is this lovely Crown Wedding Invitation Suite from the Martha Stewart Wedding Stationery Collection. It is a very fitting choice as we have a Royal Wedding very shortly, so in my opinion it would be a memorable choice for any bride and groom intending to tie the knot in 2011.
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Our lovely Seda France Personalised Candle Programme has recently been featured on the Brides UK Wedding Website. Choose your candle fragrance, ribbon colour, print colour and one of our lovely personlaised Monograms and have it applied to the packaging and candle jars.
A great package which can be used as table candle displays on the day to create a beautiful aroma and save a few for special family members and guests to use as favour gifts. These candles are a beautifully unique momento for the bride and groom to also use at home after their big day so save a few!
Friday, 11 February 2011
I absolutely adore this pastel colour palette which was put together by celebrity wedding planner Siobhan Craven-Robins for a wedding which I was involved in late last year.
The pretty wedding stationery was produced here at Magenta Ink! for this romantic wedding included personalised table menu cards with silver engraving on pistachio mint 365gsm card which were then embellished with a small initial monogram engraved and die stamped at the top of the card and then personalised with the guests names in silver calligraphy. Then tucked into a little pocket napkin sat on a charger plate for ultimate table elegance. The individual table names depicted famous events which run throughout the year in London such as Wimbledon and The Chelsea Flower Show.
The inspiration for the wedding colour palette was dreamed up by Siobhan and came from the spectacular La Durée tea rooms in Paris which date back to 1862 when Louis Ernest La Durée, a miller from France’s southwest, created a bakery at 16 rue Royale in Paris. Shops can now be found all over the world and they are very unique and distinct with their pretty pastel colour schemes of pistachio mint green, candy pink, clotted creams and lemon, ornate rich Baroque gold frames and beautiful parma violets and soft lavender shades.
Siobhan Craven-Robins has pulled these elements together with the expertise and unique style which is her signature trade mark to all the wedding she co-ordinates.
The table favours were of course beautiful boxed treats from La Durée in their trademark pistachio packaging tied with parma violet ribbon and the flowers did look so complimentary in shades of soft candy pink, lavender and cream shades in modern silver pots by established South East & London celebrity florist Mary Jane Vaughan who produces adorable work which are always traditionally pretty but with a contemporary twist. Sparkling glasses and large ivory pillar candles set on gorgeous candle sticks which create ultimate table elegance.
It's so sweet and looks just good enough to eat!
Friday, 4 February 2011
Look good, feel amazing in 2011!
"I love helping people feel better about themselves and sharing vital information with that them that will enable them to look better too. Using coaching tools adapted specifically for style, I work with each individual client and consider how they want to develop their appearance according to colour palette, body shape and personal style preferences. Your consutation is all about you, who you like to hang out with, where you want to work and what you want to do next"
These are the words of Karen Finlayson of Renideo and I can confirm that she certainly makes you feel good and positive after having a colour consultation with her yesterday. As I designer I have worked with colour all my life from the early days of school just enjoying my coloured pens and paints. So I thought I knew quite a bit about colour already as I select colour and print combinations with clients every day. Well, its a complete eye opener to relate colour to yourself. I tend to shy away from most colours for personal use being a great fan of YES BLACK and BEIGE although I did discover that lots of tones of rust, mushroom, gold and ivories were very good for my complexion.
I learned so much yesterday and enjoyed the experience immensely (I over run my time and by the time I reached my car, Yes Karen I had a lovely parking ticket, yikes, but hey what the hell!! I loved my time over-run)
I would certainly recommend the consultation to others who like me are confident about colour and their personal style but would like some direction in key areas of their style and colour as like it or not as we get older our skin tone changes and that bright pink might not be quite so hot as it used to be. We can all get in a bit of a rut with our own style and colour choices when we are busy concentrating on other aspects of our lives.
Thank you so much Karen. I have my "colours" in my bag for the next time I go shopping. NO MORE BLACK clothes!!!! Well maybe the odd lbd...
Wednesday, 2 February 2011
Typography with a difference!
These stunning Thank You Cards by the Design house of Vera Wang are inspired by 19th Century typography in graphic design and traditional matt thermography print but are stylishly brought into the 21st century with the clean layout and punchy text. Fresh modern print palettes of lemon, pink, sage green and azure blue are mixed with charcoal grey print for subtle effect then printed on 100% oyster cotton card for a beautiful tactile finish.
Brides and Grooms can express their gratitude with attitude and style to friends, families and suppliers alike. There are many people to thank to bring a wedding together and what better way to do it in old fashioned style with pen and paper.
These phrases of thanks really hit the nail on the head!
"You Really Have Outdone Yourself Many Many Many Thanks"
"Thanking You For Your Kindness Is The Least I Can Do"
"I Could Not Have Done It Without You"
"I Simply Can't Thank You Enough"