Without a doubt the best thing about my job is working on bespoke projects and being able to make a reality of the fabulous ideas that customers come to me with. When I was approached by Ath and Liz last year I was amazed, not only, by the amount of thought that had gone into the aesthetic details they wanted for their big day but also how these details reflected the nuances of their lives together.Ath had proposed with a love lock on holiday and they wanted the wedding invitations to incorporate this theme with a bit of a vintage twist; the invitation postcard featured a padlock design with a scratch panel which, once scratched, revealed the date of the wedding. Bound together with twine each package included an information card with a hand drawn map, an RSVP postcard featuring a sepia photo of Great Malvern Priory where they were to be married and a tiny velum envelope containing a new penny with which to scratch and reveal the wedding date. All elements were enclosed within a rustic looking recycled envelope with a pretty floral envelope liner. The end result was really quite special :)
The concept of vintage locks and keys was carried through to the table plan at the reception with each guest finding their name hanging with a key in a beautiful old leather suitcase. Their tables were named after places of importance to them both and I created old-fashioned-looking postcards for each table on the back of which Ath and Liz explained why that location was so special to them. Such an idea is a lovely personal touch and sure to get conversation round the table started too.Ath had found a brilliant old toy red London bus to accessorise the cake table and commissioned me to design some bespoke stickers to turn it into their own local bus – the No. 94! I provided the Order of Service, all other signage, present tags and the artwork for a giant Polaroid frame which hung from a tree and created a fabulous photo booth. Ath and Liz had a clear vision for the styling of their wedding and no detail was forgotten or compromised on. It was a joy to work with them on their wedding stationery and I’d like to thank them for letting me use their beautiful photos!