rustic elegant

Real Wedding - Francesca and Alex's Wedding at Lapstone Barn, August 2019

August 2019, the height of summer was the season for our lovely couple Francesca and Alex’s wedding. 

 

Set at our favourite Venue in the Cotswolds, the beautiful Lapstone Barn in Chipping Camden. Its rustic and traditional as you’d expect a barn to be, but its modern with it’s floor to ceiling glass, flooded with light and just the ultimate in classic Cotswold wedding venues. 

Lapstone Barn Wedding Venue, Travel inspired Table Name

 Francesca and Alex’s wedding invites are a perfect example of how you can still achieve the wow factor and elegance – without hot foiling.  

PocketFold style wedding invitations are a sumptuous and luxurious style that, with the right design, will never fail to stand out from the crowd. 

 

The theme was blush and floral, with a soft and delicate tone to be included throughout the entire suite. We took inspiration from their flower choices for the big day and used this to create the back drop to the pocket fold, flowing through to the info, details and rsvp sheets. All wrapped up in a nude coloured pocket fold and held together with a belly band. A hint of a blush water colour wash and Francesca’s and Alex’s initials and the date of the wedding day finish the invite suite perfectly.

 

Blush Floral Wedding Invitation Suite with Nude Pocket Fold

Gentle and subtle in design, yet they exude elegance and style – we loved them.

 For the Day Stationery, we kept the colour pallet throughout, with a travel theme for the Table Plan and Table Names.

Each table was a different place the couple had been together. Its always a beautiful way to give your guests a real insight into your lives and who you are. 

 

A huge thanks to Noel from Cotswold Pictures for the stunning imagery.

And we must say – the rain shot must be the most beautiful wedding photograph we’ve seen all year. That’s the moment you say to yourself …

“That’s the money shot!”

Francesca and Alex, Lapstone Barn

 Huge congratulations to Francesca and Alex,

you look so wonderful together. 

Francesca and Alex, Lapstone Barn

 

Real Wedding at Upcote Barn

A beautiful couple, and a beautiful Spring Wedding at the lovely Upcote Barn,

in the heart of the Cotswolds.

 

 Ashley and Lauren may have been one of easiest clients of 2019! They were both so easy going, and trusted us implicitly to achieve what they wanted. 

Elegant simplicity was the brief, nothing to overly complicated – but something that would stand out, make an impression and set the tone for their contemporary and elegant wedding day. 

 

Bespoke Wedding Invitation

So, we went with a textured luxury paper stock, in off white, with navy blue Geometric framing, and elegant, opulent fonts. All finished with luxurious rose gold hot foiling for their names.  

The theme was carried on throughout the Day Stationery with the navy geometric lines framing the Order of the Day sign, the Table Plan, and the Table Names. 

When we received the official photography from the day we were just wowed at how beautiful our lovely couple’s Big day looked. 

 

Congratulations Ashley and Lauren, we wish you a lifetime of happiness.

Real Wedding - Rustic Elegance Theme, Holly and Chris, August 2019.

August 24th, 2019.

The Day my lovely clients Holly & Chris got married at the stunning Mickleton Hill Farm in Chipping Camden, smack bang in the middle of the glorious Cotswold countryside.

 Holly was no ordinary bride, she had grand plans and crystal clear ideas of what she wanted, and we’re glad to say we think we delivered on her expectations. 

Mickleton Hills Farm Dining

 Rustic elegance was the desired look and feel, and Holly wanted to mirror the surroundings of her venue, but wanted something more luxurious than a craft style suite, a style that is so often associated with a Rustic theme.  

Holly and Chris wanted Save the Dates, Invitations and Day stationery –and they wanted them all in keeping within this theme. 

 So, we went with textured luxury off white paper stock, complimented with a wheat background and Gold foiling to create the desired elegant finish.

We were hugely lucky that Holly and Chris chose the fantastically talented Katrina Bartlem as their photographer for the big day. Katrina has an eye for the finer details, and always considers every supplier involved in the making of the big day – which is just the best thing ever if you’re a supplier like us!

 The thing about your wedding stationery – is it’s something that can be treasured, and last forever.

Flowers will wilt, the cake will be eaten, and the day will draw to a close,

but your stationery, all of it – can be physically treasured forever.

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 So, we see that as something that needs to be timeless, something that needs to drum up every lasting memory for your big day every time you look at it. 

 We pride ourselves on our working relationships with our clients and ensuring they get exactly what they wanted, every time. 

 Congratulations to Holly and Chris
Your Big Day looked incredible!

Holly and Chris

Photoshoot at Lapstone Barn

We have recently been lucky enough to be apart of a fantastic styled shoot at the fabulous venue,
Lapstone Barn, which is located in the heart of the Cotswolds.

The stationery we created for the shoot was solely inspired by the fabulous mood board created by Jane from Tulle & Blue. The muted blue tones mixed with the greys, burnt gold and greens were the focus for me. I wanted to design something soft, whimsical and beautiful to enhance the overall elegant and mystical tone of the shoot. Everything has been hand printed and hand made with love and also hand painted – using a watercolour wash to create the backdrop to all artworks. Everything we designed is in keeping with all the other pieces giving a natural flow; stationery items include, a pocket-fold invitation with matte gold foiling, place name tags, gold foiled menu cards, table numbers, seating plan cards which hang from the foliage hoop and a welcome sign.

We absolutely loved being involved in this shoot and seeing everything come together; it’s so important
that all elements of your Big Day matches and compliments each other and this just highlights that. Have a look at just a few of the amazing photographs taken by Joanna Briggs below… All suppliers can be found below the images.

This has been featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, to view the full article, please click here.

Wedding Supplier List:

Photography - Joanna Briggs - www.joannabphotography.co.uk 

www.instagram.com/joannabriggsphoto   

www.facebook.com/joannabphoto


Creative Director and Stylist / Bridal Hair Accessories, Separates ( Capes and Veils ) and Velvet Ring Box - Jane Goldman - www.tulleandblue.co.uk   

www.instagram.com/tulleandblue   

www.facebook.com/TulleandBlue


Make Up Artist - www.kaylouisemakeup.co.uk   

www.instagram.com/kaylouisemakeup  

www.facebook.com/makeupbykaylouise


Vintage Prop Hire - all small and large props/ candlesticks/ candles  - www.rusticrentals.co.uk

www.instagram.com/rustic.rentals

www.facebook.com/rusticrentals.co.uk



Bridal Hair - hairstylistworcester.co.uk

www.instagram.com/hairstylistworcester    


Wedding Gown Supplier/Shop - www.gatehousebrides.co.uk

www.instagram.com/gatehousebrides

www.facebook.com/Gatehousebrides


Floral Artist - bouquet, buttonholes, garland and hoop foliage - damsonandvine.com

www.instagram.com/damsonandvine    

www.facebook.com/damsonandvineflorals


Stationery/ Welcome Signage  - www.retropress.org    

www.instagram.com/retropressuk   

www.facebook.com/retropresschelt



Glassware, cutlery, table linen - www.instagram.com/tabletodinefor   


Table China - www.vintagegoldchina.com    

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www.facebook.com/vintagegoldchina



Wedding Cakes - www.cakedaydreams.co.uk 

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www.facebook.com/CakeDaydreams

Venue - www.lapstonebarn.co.uk

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Bespoke Invitation Design for Lapstone Barn 🌿

Lapstone Barn is definitely up there with one of my favourite wedding venues! If you are haven’t yet decided where to get married, I would highly recommend visiting this stunning Cotswold wonderland.

Having recently just had the pleasure of exhibiting at their latest Wedding Fair on Sunday, I felt it was only appropriate to create a new, exciting, bespoke invitation design especially for couples getting married at this exquisite venue.

When it comes to your wedding invitations, it’s very important to reflect the overall theme and vibe of what you want your Big Day to be. After all, receiving your invitations is the very first insight into your wedding that your guests will get… Make sure its a good one!

With this in mind, I wanted to create an invitation for the barn that is elegant, easily adaptable (in terms of the colours) and truly unique to couples getting married there. I have hand drawn the barn which features at the top of the invitation and printed it in rose gold. You can easily change this to suit you and your theme of your Big Day- so silver, gold, copper, etc. I have hand painted a watercolour wash of green which is behind the names- again this is easily adaptable or even erasable if you’d prefer. I chose to go with this colour with the watercolour and the pocketfold envelope to reflect the vast, green landscape that surrounds the Barn.

For more details, please do get in touch, I’d love to hear more about your wedding.

And to find out more about Lapstone Barn, please click here.

Real Wedding at Cripps Barn 🌿

I truly love nothing more than receiving wedding photos from the Big Day itself… It puts everything into perspective and a vision become reality. It’s amazing to see all the stationery I produce in my little studio come together with all the other wonderful things on the day, such as the flowers, foliage, overall table layout and everything.

This post is dedicated to the awesome couple Claire & Josh who travelled all the way from sunny Sydney, Australia to get married in the beautiful Cotswold venue, Cripps Barn.

They came to me after they had done their invitations and wanted something really special and personalised to them for the wedding day. They had two very prominent themes that they wanted enhancing within their stationery; their love of craft beer & beautiful rustic antlers. As you will see in the photographs below, we incorporated both of these things very nicely into their stationery, with flashes of copper, foliage, watercolour & brown kraft goodness. I had so much fun creating everything, including: personalised place names, personalised belly bands that wrapped around the napkins, an Order of the Day sign, Table Plan Cards, Table Name Cards, menus and Order of Service booklets. Thanks for having all the faith and giving me the creative freedom to produce some really exciting stuff! Congratulations to Claire & Josh, it was an absolute pleasure!

Photo Credit to: Chris Giles Photography.

Rustic Elegant Wedding Inspiration 🌿

Rustic elegant is now a "thing" and it's definitely taking over the whole 'vintage, bunting, rustic' vibe. Think, lots of lights, candles, foliage, greenery, natural light and beautiful countryside; all make up for a beautiful, rustic yet elegant tone for your wedding. 

For styling on the Big Day, there is so much inspiration on Pinterest and here are just a few from my board that I have pinned...

I have recently designed and created some bespoke Save the Date's for a couple who are getting married in their local church and having their reception at their parents country farm house in a stunning barn. Everything is so personal to them so it was important to set the right tone with their wedding stationery from the start. They wanted to allude to the countryside aesthetic without going down the brown kraft route. As you can see, I have hand painted the wheat in the background which is subtle yet still very visible. On top of this, I have gold foiled "Save the Date" with their details written below. We decided to go with these heritage green envelopes which also nods to the country styled wedding theme. It's this attention to detail that helps create the overall tone... I cannot wait to work on their wedding invitations now!

Please do get in touch if you'd like to create something unique for you and your wedding.