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Wedding Stationery – What Exactly Is The Etiquette?

Posted on 30th March 2015 by Jo

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A customer asked me the other day ‘when should she send her Save The Date cards out’ and ‘when should she post her wedding invitations’? I get asked this question quite a lot along with ‘what should be included on my wedding invitations’? My answer is always do what you feel is right and which will cause you the least amount of stress.  There however general guidelines or so called ‘Wedding Etiquette’ covering these types of questions and below I have summarised some of the most popular questions asked and my response……let me know if I have missed any out or if you would like me to add any.
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Bespoke Wedding Invitations – My top five favourites!

Posted on 19th February 2015 by Jo

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Elsie May has a passion for beautiful design and high quality papers & envelopes so despite offering our own range of pre-designed and bespoke wedding stationery we also wanted to dedicate this post to our top 5 wedding stationery designs to really get ours and your creative juices flowing! Continue Reading

Wedding Letters, Tattoos & Chair Covers – Cool, Quirky, Fun!!!

Posted on 06th February 2015 by Jo

Light-Up-Letters-Love-Katherine-Ashdown-Wedding-Photography Photo source: Katherine Ashdown Photography

I love anything a bit different, ‘out of the norm’ and Doris Loves provides just that!  Doris Loves is a quirky supplier of amazing wedding accessories that will really wow your guests and transform your wedding venue into something really special!

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Vintage Wedding Day Inspiration – ‘Art Deco – Part Un!’

Posted on 23rd November 2014 by Jo

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Photo source: The Great Gatsby

The Art Deco Era is back and it is fast becoming a popular theme for weddings especially since the release of the popular film The Great Gatsby and the increasing popularity of 1920’s themed events. So if you are a fan of this era (as I am!) and are looking for inspiration then look no further as I have compiled a few of my favourite Art Deco inspired wedding ideas to help you plan your Special Day!

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Matt Woosey – Live Recording of Elsie May

Posted on 04th November 2014 by Jo

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Matt Woosey….’singer, songwriter and guitar player of blues, rock, folk, and pop’ has kindly sent me this live recording of ‘Elsie May’ which I absolutely love! Thank you Matt!

Live Recording Of Elsie May

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Wedding Hair – What does yours say about you?

Posted on 12th October 2014 by Jo

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For many, after the dress comes hair and it can take ages to figure out the ‘perfect look’ that you want to achieve. If you have chosen a certain ‘era’ of dress then it may be easier for you to narrow down your search but if not then there are numerous styles to choose from. For me it was easy, I love anything 50’s, I love Audrey Hepburn so I went for a 1950’s style dress by Candy Anthony and a BEEHIVE!!! I’d never been able to create a beehive myself so this was my opportunity to get it done professionally and showcase my ‘doo’ on our special day.

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Wedding Planning – Money Saving Tips for your Big Day!

Posted on 20th August 2014 by Jo

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Photo source: Amor Fati

For most girls (and some guys) getting married is something you have always dreamed of. You wait and wait to get engaged and when it finally arrives the shock, excitement and sheer happiness is simply out of this world.

For most, this feeling generally lasts until you realise how much the act of marriage can cost and this is when the glossy sheen of engagement can start to fade but it doesn’t have to!

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New Baby Alert – Our Wedding Stationery Blog is back soon!

Posted on 13th August 2014 by Jo

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Photo source: Samuel da Silva Photography

Hello lovelies!

I apologise that there hasn’t been any weekly blog posts in a while but I took some time out while being pregnant and then some more to look after my beautiful son, Reggie James Colley.

After getting married on the 18th May 2013, I gave birth to little Reggie (9lb 7oz!) just over a year later on the 24th June 2014. He actually made quite an entrance being delivered at home by his daddy before the midwives even made it!

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2014 Wedding Colour Scheme Predictions – Rainbow!

Posted on 16th April 2014 by Jo

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Photo source: Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

Gone are the days of pastel colours and playing it safe, todays couples are bold, adventurous, exciting and they want their day to represent this.

Colours mean different things to different people and can evoke different emotions so including all of your favourite colours in your wedding colour theme can only be a good thing!!

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Tuk Tuk and Away………Alternative Wedding Transport!

Posted on 03rd April 2014 by Jo

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Photo source: Blu Ivory

When a brides arrives to be married you naturally imagine her arriving in a glamorous vintage car complete with chauffeur and hat!

Well times are a changing and we are getting more & more inventive with our wedding transport ideas.

There are now LOTS of wedding transport alternatives…..

Yes, there is the horse drawn cart, the VW beetle and the bus but have you ever thought of the TUK TUK!

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