Monthly Archives: April 2017

New Magnet Save the Dates

Single magnets - demo save the date used by me at wedding fairs

I’ve done magnet save the dates for a while.  They’ve been two-sided ones.  Really good if you to give your guests a fair bit of information and want the item to have a sexy side to.  They can be more expensive though as they take a little time to craft after cutting – you need to put in a couple of folds.  Then glue the top to the bottom and then carefully place the magnet in the middle.  The magnet is also more expensive as you need a more powerful one to sit in the centre and still stick to metal with card in between.

So the obvious thing to do – once I found some suitable magnets was to make a single sided version.  A bit smaller at about 9 by 6 cm they’re the ideal size for a fridge magnet.  These are great as your guests will struggle to lose them and will probably keep them long after the wedding.  You can still fit in a design but you need to be a bit more brief with your words.  Though there is easily enough space for your names, the date, a location and some words to the effect of please save the date and we can still make a little info sheet to pass over more information if needed.

At the time of writing everything that could be used as a Save the Date is priced as an invite on the main website so if you don’t see an offer listed on them and are planning to order invites to ask about prices for the both of them.

Take a look at them on the website here or look at the various designs I already have that could be used on the magnets here or contact me about a couture design from scratch. contact@artemisstationery.co.uk

Single magnets - demo save the date used by me at wedding fairs
Single magnets – demo save the date used by me at wedding fairs
Single magnets - demo save the date used by me at wedding fairs
Single magnets – demo save the date used by me at wedding fairs

 

Cakes with Style ;)

Cakes by Daisy, Molly and Me - styling by Hannah Taylor

There are lots of people that I get excited when I hear they are going to be exhibiting at a fair I’m going to.  Recently talked about Matt and Tania at the Remarkable Photobooth in this article (they’re awesome go read about their photo booth).  Quite a few are photographers and I have realised I need to chase them for photos as just putting up pictures of their stand might be a bit weird and or/pointless.  There is dynamic duo though who I have lots of great photos of as they seem to have a new and awesome display at every fair.  At wedding fairs they tend to go under the team name of ‘The Well Dressed Cake Company’ which makes sense as the team is made up of Sue from Daisy, Molly and Me (cakes) and Hannah of Hannah Taylor Wedding Stylist fame.  Hannah is a great stylist and is always coming up with new ways to display Sue’s show-stopping cakes at wedding fairs.  This does make sense as sometimes you see amazing cakes stuck on a plain cake in the corner.

They do work individually so it’s not a case of having to have cake from Sue and styled by Hannah.  It does mean there are some exceptionally nice displays when they’re at a fair.  I can whole heartedly recommend them as I really rate their work both together and seperately and as well as being very talented people they’re great company at a wedding fair and when I saw Hannah arrive at a wedding fair I’m also excited to see what she’s about to create.

Cakes by Daisy, Molly and Me - styling by Hannah Taylor
Cakes by Daisy, Molly and Me – styling by Hannah Taylor
Cakes by Daisy, Molly and Me - styling by Hannah Taylor
Cakes by Daisy, Molly and Me – styling by Hannah Taylor
Cakes by Daisy, Molly and Me - styling by Hannah Taylor
Cakes by Daisy, Molly and Me – styling by Hannah Taylor
A decadent vintage look - Cakes by Daisy, Molly and Me - styling by Hannah Taylor
A decadent vintage look – Cakes by Daisy, Molly and Me – styling by Hannah Taylor
Cakes by Daisy, Molly and Me - styling by Hannah Taylor
A decadent vintage look – Cakes by Daisy, Molly and Me – styling by Hannah Taylor
Daisy, Molly and Me
Daisy, Molly and Me
Cakes by Daisy, Molly and Me - styling by Hannah Taylor
Cakes by Daisy, Molly and Me – styling by Hannah Taylor
Cakes by Daisy, Molly and Me - styling by Hannah Taylor
Cakes by Daisy, Molly and Me – styling by Hannah Taylor
Cakes by Daisy, Molly and Me - styling by Hannah Taylor
Cakes by Daisy, Molly and Me – styling by Hannah Taylor
Cakes by Daisy, Molly and Me - styling by Hannah Taylor
Cakes by Daisy, Molly and Me – styling by Hannah Taylor
Table styling by Hannah Taylor - photo by Venetia Norrington
Table styling by Hannah Taylor – photo by Venetia Norrington
Table styling by Hannah Taylor - photo by Venetia Norrington
Table styling by Hannah Taylor – photo by Venetia Norrington
Styling by Hannah Taylor - photo by Venetia Norrington
Styling by Hannah Taylor – photo by Venetia Norrington
Styling by Hannah Taylor - photo by Venetia Norrington
Styling by Hannah Taylor – photo by Venetia Norrington
Styling by Hannah Taylor - photo by Venetia Norrington
Styling by Hannah Taylor – photo by Venetia Norrington
Styling by Hannah Taylor - photo by Venetia Norrington
Styling by Hannah Taylor – photo by Venetia Norrington
Cake by Daisy, Molly and Me. Table styling by Hannah Taylor - photo by Venetia Norrington
Cake by Daisy, Molly and Me. Table styling by Hannah Taylor – photo by Venetia Norrington
Cake by Daisy, Molly and Me. Table styling by Hannah Taylor - photo by Venetia Norrington
Cake by Daisy, Molly and Me. Table styling by Hannah Taylor – photo by Venetia Norrington
Styling by Hannah Taylor - photo by Venetia Norrington
Styling by Hannah Taylor – photo by Venetia Norrington

You can visit Hannah website at Hannah Taylor Wedding Stylist here and Sue at Daisy, Molly and Me here.  These last photos were taken by Venetia Norrington at Bridwell Park on one of their open days.  I was there too and couldn’t resist putting my latest invitation at the time onto the table (I thought the blue would work with the seaside illustration) for Venetia to photo.

Invitation by me! Styling by Hannah Taylor - photo by Venetia Norrington
Invitation by me! Styling by Hannah Taylor – photo by Venetia Norrington
Invitation by me! Styling by Hannah Taylor - photo by Venetia Norrington
Invitation by me! Styling by Hannah Taylor – photo by Venetia Norrington

Check out Venetia Norrington here.  You can see my Salcombe invitation design here.

Do you need Save the Dates?

The simple answer?  Well that = Maybe.

On the plus side they can:

  • Inform your guests of your wedding date and location
  • Reserve your wedding date in your guests diary
  • Give you more time to organise everything you need for the invitation

On the negative side they can:

  • Add cost which can be unnecessary
  • Duplicate your invitation

So in long form I would recommend doing Save the Dates if you really want to and have the budget for them.  Also if you’re struggling to get all the information you need for the invitation together but feel under pressure to officially send your guests something they can be a life saver and buy time to do this.  Though you probably want to be careful not to leave this too late as you don’t want to be chasing RSVP’s in the 6 weeks before your wedding.

But if you can gather everything you need for invites together like meal options and timings why not send your invites out as early as you can.  If you have people needing to book hotels etc the more details they have the sooner the better.  Also if you can inform the people you really need to reserve by other means there’s no need to spend money to do this unless you want to.  They can be nice items to have.  A nice creation on paper or card.  Maybe a magnet or a tea towel.

Take a look at all the stationery I can make here: http://www.artemisstationery.co.uk/

Ps do ask if there are any discounts on ordering Save the Dates and Invites as at the time of writing all the items are priced as invites but Save the Dates are simpler if invitations are also being produced.

Save the Dates Magnet and Cards
Save the Dates Magnet and Cards
Save the date with an illustration of a pet cat
Save the date with an illustration of a pet cat
Save the Date magnet, photo by Laura Cullen Photography
Save the Date magnet, photo used by Laura Cullen Photography
Florence Postcard size save the date
Bunting! Magnet Save the Date (2)

Pets! Weddings! Pets on Wedding Invites!

Close up of illustrated pet cat

A new collection has finally made it to the website.  It’s a bit unusual in that you can see it as a collection in it’s own right or as something to add to another design.  Also there are additional charges depending on the amount of time it takes to do the illustration which in this case can be highly individual.

But why not make your wedding invitations and stationery something highly personal by making your pet a part of it.  Pets are often an important part of the family and every day life but are not always present at the wedding so why not include them on your stationery in some fashion.  Whether it’s as the main attraction on the cover, or an interesting detail on an inner page or reverse.  Once done the illustrations can also be supplied as a separate print.  Expect to see more examples in the future.  Price depends on the time it’s likely to take and it’s always easiest to illustrate from a photo that’s as close to what you want to see as an illustration eg in pose and posture. Why not contact me (Nathan) to discuss at contact@artemisstationery.co.uk

Save the date with an illustration of a pet cat
2626 Save the date with an illustration of a pet cat
Close up of illustrated pet cat
Close up of illustrated pet cat