Happy New Year! Monday was my first day back in the studio this week after Christmas break. I spent the festive season in Sanremo, Italy…and did as you do in Italy…over indulged on delicious pastas, breads, pastries and sipped just…one or two proseccos. But back in Finer Details now, fully charged and organised, which leads me to today’s post to help you get organised! If you are recently engaged we have the perfect wedding planner for you.
This wedding planner has been designed to provide a comprehensive approach to organising your wedding. It’s filled with pockets for storing magazine clippings, quotes and brochures, a fold-out undated month-by-month calendar for planning ahead and much more, this book will become an essential working reference right up to the special day itself! Available to purchase in ‘Le Shoppe’.
- 6 tabbed pocket sections
- full checklists covering wedding party wardrobe, venue, guests, stationery, transport, flowers, gift lists, honeymoon and more
- clear plastic pockets to store documents , clippings and quotes
- Pages for sketching or sticking inspirational clippings and photos
- fold-out, undated, month by month calendar for planning ahead
- Slot at the back for matching sticky notes (can be purchased separately)
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As the temperature dips here a little I’m reflecting on a mini trip I took to the south of France a couple of weeks ago – I just love the place! Now.. it might have something to do with the lack of blue skies here in Ireland, but the first thing I think of when someone mentions that beautiful part of the world, is the striking aqua blue (after of course I’ve thought of the croissants, wine, markets, etc). So when your paper merchant asks if you want to carry this colour card in your collection of fine papers…the answer is easy. It is always quite exciting in the studio when you get to work with colour on a bespoke wedding invitation design, as so many couples prefer creams and whites.
When Hazel & Philip called to Finer Details studio to choose their wedding invitation, they thought at first to keep their invitation classic in style, both in font and layout and there was keen interest in the Jessica wedding invitation. They had, as many do, considered matching their invitations to their bridesmaid’s dress colour, a soft pink.
After we chatted a little more I began to learn not just about their intimate wedding for 24 guests at The Cliff House Hotel, I also quickly discovered that this couple wanted something that reflected their personalities, and soft pink didn’t come close!
With little persuasion, aqua shimmer card was paired with a fine Japanese Chiyogami paper, silk-screened with a delicate floral print. The invitation was then finished with a hand tied silky grosgrain ribbon. A pocket inside the invitation held their response card and pre-printed envelope. Each invitation and outer envelope was personalised with their guests names.
Shortly after their wedding Hazel & Philip sent a thank you card which complimented the materials used within their day invitation. Each card was wrapped with a belly band and finished again with a bow. Their stunning wedding images were captured by Philip Daly.
Don’t get hung up about matching your stationery to your bridesmaid dress colours. Your guests should tell in an instant that it’s your invitation without even reading your names…let your wedding invitation be “all about you”!
‘Sugar & Spice, and all things nice’ – an appropriate introduction to a sweet part of Janet & Richie’s wedding day featured in Ireland’s Wedding Journal Autumn 2012. The article included beautiful styling from Pearl & Godiva, deliciousness from Cloudberry Bakery and I’m so thrilled Sona from Inspired by Love was there to capture all those lovely details of our bespoke wedding signage.