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A luxury vintage style Invitation

Capri vintage style bifold wedding invitation in 2014 colours

Hello!  This one’s about a invitation with bit of a vintage early 1900’s feel.  So down to business, there are generous people and there are talented people and sometimes there are generous super talented people.  This post is made possible by that third type.  That being a super talented and generous photographer who is based in the United States, fortunately these days it’s not ridiculously expensive to post internationally!   Recently I was lucky enough to have some of my stationery photographed by photographer RJ Kern (very talented chap who used to be a cartographer for National Geographic) who now uses his considerable expertise for weddings and other assignments.  He’s given me lots of great photos so I’m going to be sharing these an item at a time in the coming weeks.  Today’s images are of one of my bespoke wedding invitations.  This one is from my Capri collection.

Capri bifold wedding invitation cover in 2014 colours
Capri bifold wedding invitation cover in 2014 colours

Bespoke Wedding Invitation

The invitation shown is a bifold invitation designed in this case for a wedding, like all of our wedding stationery they are bespoke for each client.  What’s great about the bifold invitation is from the outside it looks just like a standard card.  But hold them or open them and you know they’re special.  The text isn’t printed onto paper insert or printed just onto the inside surface of the card.  Here instead we go for a really luxurious finish by mounting panels of the same great card used for the outside onto the inside surface.  If you squeeze a bifold invitation between your fingers you can really appreciate that as well the weight it gives each invitation.  It feels substantial, a real quality item.

Inside of Capri bifold wedding invitation
Inside of Capri bifold wedding invitation

Detachable RSVP

We also keep the design standard really high on the inside.  There’s no just laying out some text.  Instead the text is integrated with the design from the cover.  To top it all there is a detachable RSVP which RJ has been cunning enough to show both attached and removed.  The colours in this photo are blues and purples from the Pantone spring and summer colour report and a beautifully complimented by provincial lavender Swarovski crystals mounted on the front.

RSVP removed from Capri Bifold wedding invitation
RSVP removed from Capri Bifold wedding invitation

The fonts used on this sample design give a early 20th century style and are packed full of character.  If you would like to see Capri or more Bifold invitations please click each respective link.  These bifold invitations could be yours, where ever you are in the world!

I highly advise checking out more of RJ’s work.  Especially if you are looking for a wedding photographer whether in the US or outside (I know has crossed the Atlantic for weddings before).  So check out Minneapolis Wedding Photographer R. J. Kern at kern-photo.    Just look look at what he can produce for you.

Minneapolis Wedding Photographer R. J. Kern at kern-photo
Minneapolis Wedding Photographer R. J. Kern at kern-photo

Art Nouveau Floral Wedding Invitation

Art Nouveau style floral corner booklet wedding invitation

Hello and Welcome!

Greetings my lovelies! Actually that may be a bit over familiar. A proper blogger could probably get away with that, I wish I was but I’m not. So thank you honoured readers for joining me, I really appreciate you taking the time! Anyway today for your reading delight I have a slice of classic Artemis Stationery with a slight reworking… It’s floral with I think a big helping of Art Nouveau style.

front of corner booklet showing the design going over each page
front of corner booklet showing the design going over each page

Art Nouveau

This is an older design that I’m in the process of reworking. I’m reworking it as a I found that I was changing newer items and using the basic design in different ways than I originally did. It’s not yet made it onto the new website as I still need to redesign a few more samples. I like to get photos of at least 3 items but preferably more before making a collection live on the new website. This is so that visitors can get a good feel for how the design works over all the different types of bespoke wedding invitations and day stationery. Strangely for an old design it’s not got a name. That’s because of even more future plans… So I need a new name for this reworked collection. Any ideas?

Pages of the corner booklet
Pages of the corner booklet

Booklet Invitation Pages

The invite itself is a corner fastening booklet. A relatively new addition to the invitations listed on Artemis Stationery’s website. You may have seen the cheque book style invitation, it’s popular but is also one of the more expensive types of invitation. The corner fastening booklet is aimed at delivering as close to the cheque book but in a format which is simpler to build and so less costly. Like the cheque book invitation though it contains a cover, invitation page and two more pages typically used as an RSVP and information. This makes it a very useful invite.

Read more about the corner booklets here or see all the different designs they could come in.

Metallic Wedding Invitations

Trieste cheque booklet invitation with metallic card

Metallic effects both in fashion and wedding worlds are very much on trend at the moment both in its own right and fitting other trends like glamorous vintage and art deco. Because of this I was very glad recently to of found some great metallic card or pearlescent card. I’ve called it both as it was described as pearlescent but I would probably call it metallic. I’ve had access to pearlescent card before and I have offered it to clients. Where the card is actually white card with a metallic style surface attached to both sides. Though I’ve never been a fan of having card with a white core, it can still look good. And when used with my cheque book style invitations is probably even less of an issue. Since the pages of the invitation are white anyway when seen from the side. This type of card is also harder to glue as the glue doesn’t permeate it like standard card. It more sits on the surface. The new card however is a coloured card with metallic grains in the card so there is no white core and glue works as well as with other normal card.

Black metallic card with a cheque book invitation from Catania collection
Black metallic card with a cheque book invitation from Catania collection

Metallic Card

I’ve had a chance to use some of the new metallic card on an order which I’m really looking forward to sharing soon once the invitations are out with their guests. I’ve also been able to use it with some of my samples designs. In standard day light it can be very subtle as light is generally diffuse so stays soft and modest, a subtle bit of sparkling delight. In artificial light it can really shine though! This may take me a while to work out how to photograph effectively. But here today are my first attempts at photographing the two sample designs I’ve made so. Hopefully you can appreciate that the card is more luminescent than it should be if it were a flat colour.

The two items shown are both cheque book style invitations. The two bespoke wedding stationery collections shown are Trieste one of our most elegant collections and Catania. Based on a carnival design.

Beach Huts

Beach hut corner booklet wedding invitation

Today’s blog post is a sneaky first look at a new collection. In March I’ll be at a Blue Fizz’s Barefoot Bride event in Woolacombe at the Woolacombe Bay Hotel. Woolacomble is a lovely seaside resort in North Devon. As such I’ve been working on designs with a coastal theme. You may have seen the Coast collection mentioned previously on this blog in several places (see the most recent here) or on the main Artemis Stationery website.

This new collection is based on a beach hut design. I’d created some beach hut artwork quite a while ago, but it was only seeing how popular beach huts were in other art forms and the upcoming trip to the coast which concentrated my mind on them. The intention with the design is to show the Bride and Grooms name’s on the beach huts where possible and also to vary the colours of the huts to each client’s preference.

The item shown here is a corner booklet which our newest type of invitation. This one however is fastened with a metal fastener rather than ribbon for a more modern look. Though bare in mind these fasteners if going through the post will make it a large letter when sending in the UK as they’re just over 5mm thick.

More to follow from this collection soon.

Beach hut corner booklet wedding invitation
Beach hut corner booklet wedding invitation

Coast – Cheque book invitation

Cheque book style invitation from coast collection

Life’s a beach and then you make a wedding stationery collection!  You may have seen the great new Coast collection on the main website.  Today’s blog post is a quicky!  Why because I have new photos to share of Coast, this time of the cheque book version.  You can see two images of it on this page.  To see more of this great collection just follow the link above to the main website.

Coast is a really great design, full of quirky eccentric English seaside charm.  If you’re familiar with our general stationery you might wonder how adaptable this range can be.  Well the signs are easily changed, you don’t have to have the large text shown here on as the sign could be enough.  The flowers and buildings can also change colours.  So can the seasons, it doesn’t need to be a bright sunny day!  This is a great design for a wedding at a beach or near the coast.

Cheque book invitation showing the four pages, cover, invitation, rsvp and information.
Cheque book invitation showing the four pages, cover, invitation, rsvp and information.

 

Cheque book invitation standing
Cheque book invitation standing

Designing the Lovebird wedding stationery collection

Lovebirds bifold wedding invitation

Love birds are a recent design to Artemis Stationery.  It has a rather interesting beginning which I thought it would be good to explore today.  I also found some photos of the prototypes I’d made which so far haven’t been seen.

initial lovebird sketches
initial lovebird sketches

So where did the idea begin for Love Birds?  Well it was Christmas 2012.  Aside from crossing my fingers for snow it’s a time when for a week or two there is not often too many enquiries so I can think about new ideas and get the sketch book out.  Sorry I know snow is a nuisance for many but I do love snow, especially at Christmas time.  Anyway, one of the previous Christmas’s ideas revolved around birds and wood.  Love birds are very common theme so I can’t claim any great originality there.  I did plan them to be stylised love birds rather than the actual species (for my take on actual Love bird wedding stationery see here).  The wood came in as textures have been popular of late and I wanted to use one of the less exploited ones.  I also like the natural feel of wood and the fact it is similar yet not quite the card we I print on.

Lindsey and Ross Lovebird design
Lindsey and Ross Lovebird design

I have to admit though that the New Year caught up with me. I was working on the current website and the work load picked up.  I’d spent a long time exploring wooden textures and not quite finding one I thought would work.  This was also complicated by the fact I wanted to find some commercially free one’s to play around with.  Not that easy!

Lindsey and Ross's Trieste place name design
Lindsey and Ross’s Trieste place name design

My next brush with Love Birds was on holiday, or rather the plane ride to me holiday.  A long plane flight gave me time to sketch.  I’d taken a sketch book, pencils and a rubber.  The only downside was there was no images to look at for inspiration.  I forgot to print any so I had to stick to more simple themes rather than complex designs.  So I did get a chance to start sketching birds.

love bird mounted invite
love bird mounted invite
A5 sheet Lovebird wedding invitation
A5 sheet Lovebird wedding invitation

The initial realisation of the design came about later that summer while working on day stationery for two of my clients Lindsay and Ross.  They had already had Trieste invitations and were sticking with it for their day stationery.  They had a very nice corel and pastel yellow colour scheme.  A good combination between fun and vibrancy and the delicate and elegance often associated with wedding style.  It was the back of the table names, place cards and footer of the table plan though where Lindsay and Ross had an extra request.  As you might guess it was for a pair of lovebirds in front of a heart.  You can see what we came up with here.  They were a little more stylised than the sketches and we for Lindsay and Ross I made one of the love birds larger than the other and a slightly darker colour.

Example of a Lovebird place name
Example of a Lovebird place name
Back of place name
Back of place name

So now I had the Lovebirds and just needed the textures.  Instead of crawling the net I thought I would search my home and well other friends and relatives for wooden surfaces to photograph.  I took loads of photos of doors, work tops and furniture.  Eventually I got two different ones.  One texture to use as a background and the other to use for the birds and hearts.  As you can see from the final design there is a few twists on the design for Lindsay and Ross as it’s a design in its own right rather than a detail on another design.

Lovebirds and heart bifold wedding invitation
Lovebirds and heart bifold wedding invitation

I hope you like the results.  You can get prices and more details on Lovebirds on the main wedding stationery website:  visit Artemis Stationery

Inside of bifold invitation
Inside of bifold invitation

Wedding Stationery trends for 2014 (pt 4)

Stationery trends menu

Part 1: Intro & Vintage & Geometry

Part 2: Scrap Book, Metallic & Art Deco

Part 3: Ethnic/Cultural Patterns, 20th Century Art, Illustration & Engraving

Part 4:  Everything else (you are here)

Stationery trends continued

I’ve been hoping to conclude my look at wedding stationery trends for 2014 for a while now but displaying at wedding fairs has filled a lot of my recent time.  So now I have a weekend without one I thought I would take a final look at what might be winging its way off of a cutting board or printing press this year.

(Just have to remember what these were….. )

Lace

Lace is pretty!  You might say enough said.  It’s a flexible theme to as crafty stationers can glue on actual lace.  Stationers with a laser cutter can use it to cut out lace like patterns and it can also be printed.  It plays into vintage and opulent vintage and I dare say is never out of style when it comes to weddings.  Pairs well with pearls to.

Trieste booklet with pearls
Trieste booklet with pearls

See the Trieste collection here

Florals

Sienna - contemporary floral wedding stationery with art deco fonts shown in red as a mounted invitation
Sienna – contemporary floral wedding stationery with art deco fonts shown in red as a mounted invitation

I’m struggling to think when flowers have not been good.  This is weddings we’re talking about after all.  Vintaging them up is good (apparently that’s not a word but it should be).  Though the latest way of bringing flowers into patterns is little mini flowers so rather than seeing a couple on a page you might see hundreds.  Though the space between them means they don’t actually feel over busy.

See our floral wedding stationery here

Navy

You’re in the navy now!  No, it’s actually the colour.  Navy’s not a bad colour, it’s like black but more Daniel Craig in a tux in the last James Bond film.  I think that was navy!  Was definitely blue.  Also bear in mind this is coming from the states and they’re idea of Navy Blue is lighter than the UK.  You normally look at US Navy blue and don’t wonder if it’s black or navy.  Of course navy becomes a very obvious colour to choose if your wedding is near the coast and you don’t want to use pastel sandy colours or pastel blues.

Bari booklet using Blue including Navy Blue
Bari booklet using Blue including Navy Blue

See Bari here – but all our stationery can be produced in any colour required

Damask

Did damask go away?  It must of as I’ve seen it as a tip for 2014.  Damask is a vintage floral pattern that repeats typically in a diamond formation.  You’ve probably seen it on the backdrop of photos, and as feature wall paper.  I have one of these although it can be used in numerous ways.

Brescia Save the Date ticking the Damask, Bright and Navy trends.  The detail in the foreground is repeated as a pattern while the colour twin tangerine with navy blue
Brescia Save the Date ticking the Damask, Bright and Navy trends. The detail in the foreground is repeated as a pattern while the colour twin tangerine with navy blue

See Brescia our Damask inspired collection here

Sequins

They’re very in especially shiny gold ones!  They’re great for table clothes that want to be noticed or at feature tables such as where a wedding cake or sweet bar might reside.  As mentioned in a previous article metallic finishes are in and this ties in with it.

Brights

Apparently we weren’t using brights last year and this year we will!  This is probably more related to a bit of the spring away from faded vintage style and with the economy improving a little less need to feel guilty about wanting to party and have fun.   Interestingly the pantone colour report isn’t that bright (see it here).  I’d go for colours you like but I do like that people should for free to go for fun and vibrant colours not just white and pastels.

Inside of one of our new illustrated designs.
Inside of one of our new illustrated designs with some quite bright colours.

See this fun beach inspired stationery design here

Typography

The last trend to mention has already had a strong 2013.  There are many good designers out there making font after font and these leads stationers to just use their work with very little alteration yet still achieve something that has a strong visual impact and looks really distinctive.  Chalk boards and fonts that can be used with them especially on computer designs made to look like chalk boards are exceedingly popular.  Just go to pinterest and search chalk board to see what I mean.  It doesn’t even have to creep into invitations.  You may see this influence with welcome signs, cocktails menus, seating charts or photo booth backgrounds.

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So I think this covers most of it.  I doubt there’s much stationery is any stationery I’ve not mentioned!  There’s a lot of choice and that’s what I think is great, let’s not be samey people!  See my non samey bespoke stationery here.

Notes

Two of the fonts used in the title are freely available and can be found on fontsquirrel and presumably other sites as well.  The background texture comes from font cafe.

Geometric wedding stationery collection

Geometric design cheque book style invitation

The blogging has been a bit thin on the ground of late as have been on a roller coaster ride of wedding fairs and sample making.  Not to mention starting design work for some great new clients.  That’s really exciting and looking forward to seeing how their stationery turns out.  Today though I thought I’d briefly explain one of the new collections that’s now on the website.  That is the Geometry bespoke wedding stationery collection.

The stationery collection

The Geometry collection is a bit different from most of the other stationery collections.  Most of the collections on the site are based around a singular design.  Bits can be added or taken away but there is essentially that core design.  Eg if you got rid of the pattern band in Capri it really wouldn’t be Capri (click to visit) anymore!

Art Deco wedding sign and invitation.
Art Deco wedding sign and invitation.

Geometry is different though.  You might be gathering from the pictures in this post.  It’s a collection of different ideas around a geometry and maths theme where shapes and pattern is a core part of the design.  All of the ideas shown can be used with any of our great wedding invitation or day stationery types (which you can see here).  Also the stationery photographed is more meant to illustrate the possibilities rather than be a definitive list.  So if you fancy something with more squares or circles for example then get in contact.

This is similar to the approach with the Natale collection.  I’ve taken this approach as at this stage as without developing several full collections, making and then photographing them it’s a way to illustrate what can be done.  Plus it’s a chance to see how popular these types of designs might be.

Time to talk about the stationery in the images shown here!

The Big One!

Geometry inspired trifold wedding invitation
Geometry inspired trifold wedding invitation

Well the largest of the invitations is a Trifold invitation is a design made with two lines of symmetry – vertical and horizontal.  It goes from one colour to another.  I like it as it feels quite dynamic and depending on quite how you look at the triangles are going in different directions.  Inside the invitation the pattern extends across all three panels outwards from the central panel.

The cheque book looking one

The Cheque book style invitation has lots of triangles at its core.   Then I’ve tried to move from a white corner to a more pastel peach colour while bringing in other complimentary colours.  It’s got quite a modern art feel to it I think.  This type of design would be great where there are a lot of colours to be included or there is not set colour scheme for a wedding or event.  I’ve been showing this item at recent wedding fairs and it does get a lot of attention.

The circular one!

Geometry design with art deco fonts in pink and grey
Geometry design with art deco fonts in pink and grey

The final item shown in this post is a Bifold invitation.  It is a type of invitation that is a smaller version of the trifold having one less part than the trifold but made in the same way.  With an outer part having the cover design and rear on and then square panels glued to the inside with invitation text, more information and a detachable RSVP.  The design itself was based on an idea that occurred to me around New Years eve.  The inspiration being a clock face, like big ben (ok I know that’s the bell but you know what I mean) and fireworks.  This design really works well with the simple style of art deco fonts.  As I said in a previous post I am really excited by it!

I may have gone a bit geometric mad just seeing the title images for several of my last posts!  Will try and talk about something else next time.  But you can find out prices and see the Geometry collection on my main wedding site here stationery: visit Artemis Stationery

Geometric wedding inspiration

Geometry bifold invitation

The final blog post of the week is something I am very excited about.  Followers of the blog may know I’ve got a Geometric wedding stationery collection coming soon.  This collection is a little different from most of the bespoke collections on Artemis Stationery in that it’s more of a collection of ideas that could fall under the banner of geometrically inspired designs.  What I’d like to share today is one of those ideas.  It’s a circular pattern which I think looks very dynamic the way it radiates out from the centre.

Inside of invitation showing invitation text.
Inside of invitation showing invitation text.

The item shown in these photos is a Bifold invitation.  The design could be used for just about any of our types of invitations or day stationery.  I chose to use the Bifold to showcase this idea as it let me replicate the pattern on the inside of the stationery.  As I write this article I’m in the middle of planning my display at a local wedding fair and have my shelves set up with lots of my stationery on it.  I love the design and it makes me smile every time I go by it.  All of my designs do especially when they’re new and I have just made the first sample item.  Some of them though are intricate and best appreciated when they’re in your hands.  After all stationery isn’t massive or maybe my eyes just getting worse for all this time on a computer!  This design though has real stopping power and makes me grin from metres away, the way the colour is lighter in the middle really draws the eye in putting the focus on the Bride and Groom’s names.

Detachable RSVP with menu choices behind
Detachable RSVP with menu choices behind

Geometric Wedding Inspiration

You may have noticed this design first featured as my NYE post and that I then used a this colour version for a wedding fair post.  When I first designed it there was no plan of ever using it in print.  New Year’s Eve just made me think of clocks, circles and fireworks and after two design sessions this pattern emerged.   Many of my designs do take a lot longer to develop, this was one of those rare occasions where the original idea was not too far from the original design.

On this sample design I’ve used two fonts, one that gives me a bit of 50’s feel.  The other which is definitely art deco.  Art deco fonts would work well with this design as while the colours may not be the most obvious for an art deco or 1920’s style but the pattern definitely is.  So the sharp edges and careful curves of art deco fonts tie in really well.  I thought I would put the Bride and Grooms names in a font which contrasts this whilst also not being too fussy.  Anyone ordering this design though is welcome to try out which ever fonts they fancy.  I just try and pick ones which will show the design off well though as with colours there’s rarely a wrong choice with fonts!

Geometry design with art deco fonts in pink and grey
Geometry design with art deco fonts in pink and grey

A bit more about Bifold Invitations

A brief description of the bifold invitation, these invitations are very high quality made on exceptional quality card stock.  We print the outside with the cover and back of the invitation on one piece of card.  The inside panels are then printed on separate square pieces of card which are then carefully fixed with a very strong adhesive to the cover and back piece.  This gives a real quality finish, there is no slouching cards with our bifolds or the larger version the trifold!  The final touch is we fix a detachable rsvp on the information page which perfectly matches the pattern behind.  They come with 2 envelopes, one large one and another for the rsvp.  The RSVP can feature extra information like menu choices, transport options, not just attendance.

Wrap up

When it does become live you’ll be able to find the collection Geometry collection (which 90% likely will be it’s name) from the many wedding stationery collections menu here.  Hopefully it should be in the next two weeks.  Just a few more photos needed.  If you’re in a hurry though do get in touch as just because I don’t have all the photos I need finished doesn’t mean it couldn’t be ordered.  Find the contact page on the stationery site.

Part 3 of wedding stationery trends for 2014

Wedding Stationery trends part 3

Stationery trends menu

Part 1: Intro & Vintage & Geometry

Part 2: Scrap Book, Metallic & Art Deco

Part 3: Ethnic/Cultural Patterns, 20th Century Art, Illustration & Engraving (you are here)

Part 4:  Everything else

Wedding Stationery Trends Part 3

Welcome to part 3 of Artemis Stationery’s series on wedding stationery trends for 2014.  In the past 2 pieces we’ve discussed the prospects for vintage and the counter point provided by clean and crisp geometry inspired stationery in the first piece (view here).  While in part 2 we looked at the prospects for Art Deco and Scrap booking and how the metallic fabric trend on the catwalks may filter down to bridal wear and stationery.  This was a lot of fun for everyone!

So on with today’s trends:

Ethnic Patterns

Is a trend that has landed on the catwalk, you may think of it as native patterns but I think the net can be cast pretty wide.  You will probably being thinking of patterns based on African or South American designs but I think that you could include influences closer to home such as Fair Island style knitting patterns.  After all if you like them why not?  Plus if you like them but not enough to look to incorporate them on a dress then a jacket, cardigan or bolero would make a lot of sense for anyone marrying outside of summer.  I saw a bride in a lumberjack style patterned bolero in a blog piece and that looked great and just the job for keeping warm.  While Love My Dress featured a styled shoot with some great patterned jackets (see here – goes to pinterest, click again to see full article).  Leading blogs like Green Wedding shoes have featured dresses which fit with this (see here – again on pinterest).  I think the catwalk popularity will mean we’ll see an increase in this popularity this year.  It’s a way to be bold and vibrant but with a different and more traditional feel than geometric style stationery.

Illustration and Engraving

Now this is broad, so very very broad but I’ve lumped it together as I don’t think any of the sub styles will be all conquering like vintage has been, smiting all other styles before it.  OK a little bit of an exaggeration, but it was very popular.

A work in progress design, an attempt at blossom in a water colour  style.
A work in progress design, an attempt at blossom in a water colour style.

I think illustrations done well are very personal and unique.  Water colour style illustrations can be so wistful and romantic.  A cartoon style while not everyone’s cup of tea can be quirky and lots of fun.  Obviously there are other styles of painting to.  Illustrations can also include pencil sketches, graphic pens and engraved style.  I always think engravings look like those fine black ink graphic pens.  Used to love using those!

In the case of engraved pictures these are one tone images.  One of the ways of making these  traditionally would be for a drawing to be engraved into a metal plate by etching through a protective layer of varnish (there are more methods but hopefully this illustrates the point)  The ink would then sit in the engravings allowing for the picture to be printed.  These types of illustrations I always think have a real charm to them and I often associate them with botanical and zoological illustrations or scientific drawings of plants and animals.  These have been popular of late and could rise further as there is much more that could be done with the style than just using scientific drawings or illustrations based on Alice in Wonderland.   They can make great patterns and because you print in a dark colour they can print well onto non-white card.  Like the metallic cards mentioned in the last post.

Inside of one of our new illustrated designs.
Inside of one of our new illustrated designs.  Keep an eye on this blog and the website for it’s unveiling in the coming week or two.

20th century Art

Now  this is an interesting one.  I was looking at the catwalk trends thinking now how the heck will that translate to weddings so was going to ignore to it.  Then realised that I’d already created something on the fringes of this category.

I listen to 6 music a lot while I work and one of the biggest events of last year was the surprise release of a new album by David Bowie.  Because he has such a strong visual element associated with him I’ve always associated him with pop art.   There’s also the Andy Warhol connection.  I’m wondering if fashion designers are to as there’s been a lot of pop art and other 20th century artist inspired designs on the catwalks in the autumn.  I’m curious how this influence might filter through to weddings.

That said while looking at one of the designs that I’d come up with for the Geometric collection which actually although using triangles did go more arty than the other designs, maybe a little reminiscent of geometric abstractionism (did have to google the term to check it was real).  I don’t claim that my design is on a par just that it reminded me a little of it and made me think that there might be possibilities even if currently I can’t see them!

Geometric design cheque book style invitation
Geometric design cheque book style invitation.  Another new collection set to be shown soon!

There’s one more article to come in this series and that’s set for next week.  In the mean time please feel free to visit Artemis Stationery to see my bespoke wedding invitations and stationery.  If you’re in a hurry though and want to order one of the collections shown on this page before they’re fully available on the site email me at contact@artemisstationery.co.uk.  I’m hoping they’ll both be online within a fortnight, but its a very busy time of year.

Wedding stationery buying advice

One of the first articles I wrote when I started blogging as a wedding stationer was about buying advice for stationery.  It’s been a while and my blog has since moved to wordpress so I thought it was about time to revisit this topic with a shiny new article!

Some things to consider when buying wedding stationery & invitations

Choosing a Wedding Stationer

If you’re looking for a stationer to make your wedding stationery it’s safe to assume you’ve decided not to go the DIY route.  After that there’s two main ways to go.  If you see the invitations as functional then its best you find something that makes your life easier and on budget.    Alternatively you can view the invitations or save the dates as the opening act to your wedding and the day stationery as an integral part.  This probably means looking for a design you like first.  Google image searches can be invaluable either in finding a pre-existing design you like or a stationer whose style you think could bring to life what you’re imagining. Pinterest is another way to see a lot of images of wedding stationery fast.

Artemis Stationery on Pinterest

Inside of Calabria bifold wedding invitation
Inside of Calabria bifold wedding invitation

What does Bespoke mean

Lots of stationers like to use the word bespoke, it sounds good.  But it can be used to cover a variety of differing products and services.

Bespoke means tailoring a product for a client.  Like tailoring a suit or a dress that a client likes to specifically fit them.  That can mean taking a basic design and making it perfect for that client.  Some people call this personalised stationery, though if it’s personalised stationery its likely to mean that there is less tailoring to be done.  The minimum level of personalisation being using the Bride and Grooms name on the cover.

For other stationers they mean starting from scratch and listening to what the client wants.  Although it wil often start from a new client having seen the stationers previous work and wants something similar.  This from scratch stationery can also be known as couture stationery.

At Artemis Stationery we have collections of stationery designs which we call our bespoke collections.  They are able to be highly tailored to each client and offer an affordable alternative to starting from scratch yet achieving something totally unique for each clients.  We do offer a from scratch service and call this our couture service.

Trieste cheque book style invitation in mint with Swarovski crystals
Trieste cheque book style invitation in mint with Swarovski crystals

Save the Dates

If you want your guests to keep your wedding date free but haven’t got everything arranged for the invitations consider sending save the date cards. These let you formally tell your guests when your wedding is and that an invitation will follow. They’re not a wedding essential but can be very useful depending on the circumstances.

Magnet save the date from the bunting collection
Magnet save the date from the bunting collection

Guest Name Printing

Choosing a stationer who prints guest names on your invitations can save a lot of time, effort and money (if you were going to use a calligrapher) and look really good.  It says that each invitation has been made for each guest.  Some stationers will include this in the price, others see it as an extra while some are unable to do this.  We print guest names as standard on invitations and place cards.

Love Birds invitation showing printed guest names (Claire & Harry)
Love Birds invitation showing printed guest names (Claire & Harry)

Error Checking

Have several friends or relatives check any text you send to a stationer. As many will assume any text sent to them is correct and won’t proof read.  We generally review text sent to us but cannot guarantee to pick up errors.  If you have a friend who is a teacher or works in publishing be very nice to them before you need to do your invitations and stationery!

Geometry inspired trifold wedding invitation
Geometry inspired trifold wedding invitation

Ordering Extra Invitations

It can be wise to order extra of each item.  You may need to dig a little or ask for the minimum order size.  For Artemis Stationery we have a minimum order size but this is based around our design costs.  Our production is in house so we can actually print short orders so when a couple of extra invitations are needed that’s not a problem.  If a stationer is out sourcing production to a printers they will most likely have a minimum or have to charge much more for smaller runs so extra items may not be possible.  If you’re getting names printed on your invitations this means getting extra blank invites.

Sienna - contemporary floral wedding stationery with art deco fonts shown in red as a mounted invitation
Sienna – contemporary floral wedding stationery with art deco fonts shown in red as a mounted invitation

Order of the Day or Programs

What is an order of the day? It’s similar to the order of service as it can include information on a civil ceremony but also includes information about the day. Such as when photos will be taken and where. Times and places for the meal, start of the evening reception, etc. They can be useful as guests know when they free to wander and when they’re not, which can be especially useful if guests are also staying at the venue. This information can be included at the end of a order of service.

Art Deco style wedding program from the Capri collection
Art Deco style wedding program from the Capri collection

Time

When organising a wedding there’s a lot to do and it’s easy for stationery to take a back seat to other arrangements.  But although many stationers can normally get stationery made and despatched very quickly it’s never wise to rely on this.  Things happen, couriers run over packages with forklifts.  Roads flood or get covered in ice and snow.  If at all possible it’s always best to leave enough time for the order to be redone and sent again if the worst happens. 99% of the time everything will be fine but you don’t want to be one of the 1%.

Canvas wedding table plan from the Bologne art deco style collection
Canvas wedding table plan from the Bologne art deco style collection

Budget

Struggling with the budget but don’t want to cut stationery out totally? There is often a cheaper way to do most things without doing it yourself. We do offer some very elaborate invites but why not go for an A6 version or a postcard sized one. Our postcard invites start from around £1, there is also a larger A5 one which can be mounted. Things like menus aren’t necessary but it can be good to let your guests know what they’re about to eat even if they chose it in advance or there is no choice. Menu tents are good way of putting one menu on each table at a cheap price and these can be combined with table numbers to save further. Order of service can be expensive but one between two will often suffice and there are cheaper ways to build them than with an A5 booklet with 12 or 8 pages inside and a card cover.

Brescia - damask pattern styled small card invitation in pink
Brescia – damask pattern styled small card invitation in pink

Thanks for reading!  If you have any questions or any tips yourself I would love to hear them.  You can see all the bespoke stationery collections featured in this article on the Artemis Stationery website.

Ilminster Wedding Fair, 12th Jan 2014

Next Sunday (12th January) Artemis Stationery will be displaying at a wedding fair at the Shrubbery Best Western Hotel in Ilminster Somerset. The wedding fair is organised by Prima Moda bridal boutique which is also based in Ilminster. There is free entry and the day will be raising money for charity which is Action Duchenne. Action Duchenne prioritises the funding of innovative research into a cure and effective medicines for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Last years wedding fair raised £169 for the epilepsy society.

If you’re currently thinking about your stationery it’s a great opportunity for those in the Somerset and Dorset to see our stationery in person and discuss your wedding stationery in person. As well as Artemis Stationery there will be 25 other talented wedding vendors and professionals in attendance. From cake makers to photographers, florists, event decorators and many more.

Geometry inspired trifold wedding invitation
Geometry inspired trifold wedding invitation

The day starts at 10 and runs to 4 with dance demonstrations through the day. The Shrubbery is on the main road through Ilminster – Station Road. It’s easy to find, there is plenty of parking. Click to see on google maps

For further information about the Weddings and Celebrations Fair please contact Jean on 01460 54600. The address for the wedding fair is, BEST WESTERN Shrubbery Hotel, Station Road, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9AR.

You can visit our bespoke wedding stationery at Artemis Stationery or visit Prima Moda Brides.

Canvas wedding table plan from the Bologne art deco style collection
Canvas wedding table plan from the Bologne art deco style collection

Love birds wedding Invitations & Stationery

Love birds bespoke wedding stationery

New bespoke wedding stationery collection

Today’s blog post is about our newest wedding stationery collection.  There was first look at it before Christmas (see here) but I’m now happy to announce this new collection is fully up on our website Artemis Stationery.  I was pondering what to call it.  Many of our collections have city names, mostly Italian.  It was ranges like Trieste that made this scheme seem a good idea as I don’t know quite how a name could sum it up well and sound elegant.  With our newest collection things are a lot simpler as there are three stars to this collection.  The most obvious being the pair of Love birds, then the heart behind them and the wooden textures.  So the name for the collection is Love Birds, which I figure this name covers the birds and the heart so it’s one of those rare occasions where the name is both appropriate and descriptive.

A5 size invitation with mounting in pastel blue and green
A5 size invitation with mounting in pastel blue and green

As with all our bespoke stationery collections colours and fonts are not set in stone.  What you see in these images are just examples, any colour that can be printed can be used.  Similarly with fonts, we have hundreds to choose from on our website and can always look for more.  See fonts or colour choices on website from the bespoke section of the main menu.

Love Birds place card in purple
Love Birds place card in purple

Rustic, Vintage and Contemporary

This means that Love Birds can fit with numerous styles.  The wood textures I think lend itself to a rustic look.  I think it can have a very modern look or at least uses modern or contemporary styles of design.  Vintage fonts and faded colours could turn that on its head though, maybe for a contemporary take on vintage wedding stationery!

Love bird design using wood and paper textures
Love bird design using wood and paper textures

‘Love Birds’

The birds are not intended to be the actual species of birds that are called Love Birds.  We do have another range though Sassari where these little parrots are the ones used.  You can see Sassari here.  Instead these Love birds are meant to be more typical looking birds to play on the phrase ‘a pair of love birds’.  This is always a classic theme for stationery and weddings and can help if you’re fancying having a vintage bird cage as part of the décor of your wedding.

Actual Love Birds - place card from Sassari collection
Actual Love Birds – place card from Sassari collection

Love Birds is now up on our main bespoke wedding stationery website.  The same images but you can details of prices and suggestions on the types of stationery that it can be made as and find out about getting samples and ordering.

Visit our Love Birds wedding stationery now

Inside of bifold Love Birds invitation shown above
Inside of bifold Love Birds invitation shown above

Wedding stationery trends for 2014 pt 2

Wedding stationery trends part 2

Stationery trends menu

Part 1: Intro & Vintage & Geometry

Part 2: Scrap Book, Metallic & Art Deco (you are here)

Part 3: Ethnic/Cultural Patterns, 20th Century Art, Illustration & Engraving

Part 4:  Everything else

Wedding Stationery Trends Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of wedding stationery trends for 2014.  We’re looking at trends whether they be new or established.  We’ve already discussed how vintage may evolve this year and trends from last year which will probably continue to be popular as they offer a counter point to vintage.  Click to see the previous wedding stationery trends article.  Today’s article looks at the development of two styles which are already popular and another which is newer.

Textures & Scrap booking

The use of texture in stationery has been popular for a few years now.  It’s been used a lot by designers of scrapbook style printed stationery.  What was maybe fun and more innocent a few years ago is looking more stylish and grown up in newer designs.  The range of materials being used is growing to.  At first people were imitating paper, card and fabric.  All things which would be used if you glued together the invite.  Now though textures like wood and metal are being used and objects that couldn’t be glued onto an invite like pom poms.  The big letters with lights on which are currently very stylish are also popular images to use within this type of stationery design.

Love bird design using wood and paper textures
Love bird design using wood and paper textures

This design is not yet on the main site, but it’s just a matter of days till I finish getting all the photos together so if you are interested in it please don’t hesitate to get in touch via the contact page on the main website.

Metals & Metallic finishes

Metallic finishes have been lighting up the catwalks of late.  This is bound to filter down to Bridal designers, many of whom have already been using metallic materials for very luxurious looking dresses.   It can be used in a number of ways from using a fabric which is all metallic looking to varying degrees or using embroidery, sequins, feathers or other elements to add to another colour fabric.  Of course once you have a distinctive dress it makes sense that a lot of other elements of a wedding will compliment it.  Like wedding stationery!

Gold wedding booklet invitation using gold colour print and gold pearlescent card.
Reggio Emilia gold wedding booklet invitation using gold colour print and gold pearlescent card.

This trend can fit in with the scrap book style.  This style normally uses images of materials printed onto stationery rather than the material itself.  The trick will probably be not making them look too cold or harsh.  It can also play a part in the move from vintage shabby chic/make do and mend to more a opulent and luxurious style vintage.  Eg metallic finishes or looks can work brilliantly with Art Deco.  Though tarnished, worn or corroded looking materials can also work with a grunge look, which can always make good use of interesting textures and materials.

Most digital printers can’t print metallic effects though some can, so most would be printed with normal ink rather than anything with a reflective ability.  A way around this would be to print onto a metallic card.  If wanting to use a darker card, you wouldn’t be able to print full colour, just dark colours so this would suit engraving style of designs.   This may well mean foil blocked stationery could rise in popularity as these allow you to use gold or other metallic colours for text and you get a real shine from them.

Stationers who use unprinted card in their work and brides and Grooms making their own invites can easily use metallic or pearlescent card.  A good gold or silver effect card can create a really luxurious look.

View our gold wedding board on pinterest to see examples of this style, ideas and bridal dresses.

Miami art deco table number tent in gold
Miami art deco table number tent in gold

View Reggio Emilia or Miami bespoke stationery collections on the main stationery website

Art Deco

Art Deco has probably been more popular than its average level for the last two years.  It’s a timeless style managing to look modern and classic simultaneously.  The Great Gatsby remake which may have been responsible for some of its gain in popularity was finally released last year.  Another way to come to Art Deco is as a luxury or opulent twist on the vintage trend.  Art Deco is centred on the 1920’s.  With the economic prospects in some areas beginning to look brighter this opulent branch of vintage will probably remain popular this year.  There is a lot which can be done in an Art Deco style so designers of stationery and other items have plenty of room to innovate and put new twists on the style without repeating themselves helping this style have a little more staying power than some.

Art Deco wedding sign and invitation.
Art Deco wedding sign and invitation.

You can view Capri (from the image above) here on our main website.  Or view all of our Art Deco collections.  There is also a section devoted to Art Deco on this blog

Thank you for taking the time read this article.  That’s it for part 2 but you can see more stationery here on our main bespoke wedding stationery site.  Part 3 will be along tomorrow.

Wedding stationery trends for 2014

Wedding Stationery trends

Stationery trends menu

Part 1: Intro & Vintage & Geometry (you are here)

Part 2: Scrap Book, Metallic & Art Deco

Part 3: Ethnic/Cultural Patterns, 20th Century Art, Illustration & Engraving

Part 4:  Everything else

Wedding Stationery Trends Part 1

The start of a new year seems like a good time to write an article on wedding stationery trends for the coming year or wedding stationery trends for 2014.  After all I make bespoke wedding stationery and invitations!  You can see my stationery at my website – Artemis Stationery.  I am pondering who the main reader of this article maybe, whether more readers are potential clients, eg Brides.  Or are the readers are for more likely to be other stationers and wedding industry folk.

For the Brides I would say that trends I think when it comes to weddings can be a bit of a liability.  Don’t be overly influenced by whether it’s en-trend now.  If reading a trends article something catches your eye that’s good.  But I like to think with weddings we’re looking for something more timeless.  Something you can look back on in the decades to come and will make you smile.  Not something you’d have to explain to your children as ‘well it was trendy at the time’….   Similarly, if you like bunting, you like bunting even if you’ve been to three weddings with it in the last year.  I doubt you’ll remember the other weddings so much when you look at your wedding album in the years to come.

Also and this is probably equally useful to the industry types is that what I’m seeing touted as popular for next year in some cases I hadn’t realised it had gone out from the last time it was hot.  This is another reason for Brides to choose what they like rather than ‘is’ trendy.  Similarly if you have an idea, go with it.  It only takes for one of the big blogs to show a good idea in one of their real weddings for trends to start. Though please don’t have sleepless nights trying to wrack your brain for a new idea to start a trend with.

the actual trends

Vintage

Vintage is here and it has been for a while and it’s never going to die, not so long as people walk this planet and get married.  What I will say is that it’s spreading and getting away from the make do and mend and shabby chic trends that helped it become the overwhelming style influence of the last few years. You can do vintage and still create a luxurious look. I think these will grow in popularity.

Bunting Wedding Place Name with polka dot flags
Bunting Wedding Place Name with polka dot flags

Also just because lots of people have done it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t if you like it.  There are good reasons for it being so all conquering.  Such as bunting is essentially a nice way to decorate a hall or other big space.  Nostalgia is not often a bad thing, and vintage lets you off the hook of having to try and match the colours with every element of your wedding.

Trieste cheque booklet style wedding invitation with Swarovski pearls
Trieste cheque booklet style wedding invitation with Swarovski pearls

As I said it is spreading more away from make do and mend and verging into the glamorous and opulent.  Victoriana and Art Deco could fall into this.  I’m wondering if the Regency period might even get more of a look in as suppliers look for styles which fit under the vintage banner yet are still under exploited from the last few years.

A contrast to Vintage

While vintage and other styles that could be considered fussy trends are popular there is always bound to be a counter point.  These have often been found in Geometric or pattern inspired designs and while chevrons may have been a little over exposed stripes could be a way to go.  I think the main criteria is clean lines and colours.  Whether they be pastel which are rarely wrong for a wedding or brighter tones which are a counter to the faded colours of shabby shic.

I do like designs that have some maths or geometry behind them.  Some people say maths is the language of the universe and I often find a nice pattern as a very beautiful thing.  Artemis Stationery will be launching its own Geometry inspired collection very soon.  I was photographing a really interesting new trifold invitation just a few days ago.

Geometry inspired red and orange trifold invitation
Geometry inspired red and orange trifold invitation

One of the things I like about this style of design is that you can cross it with other styles.  Eg stripes and Ombre could influence your geometric design.

Going back to Chevrons though, I’m not sure when they were first used but I know the ancient Greeks used them, so they’re no flash in the pan!  If you like them, go with them;) Geometric style designs can also work with Art Deco elements. I often pair Geometric inspired designs with Art Deco fonts. It’s a great combination and I mention it as Art Deco will most likely be strong this year, but more on that later.

Example of brightened colours with in ombre take on chevrons
Example of brightened colours with in ombre take on chevrons

Join us tomorrow for part 2 of this journey through wedding stationery in 2014. Or visit the website now to see more bespoke wedding invitations and stationery. If you can’t see something on the website that you’ve seen on this blog or facebook just email us to ask about ordering.

Our email address is contact@artemisstationery.co.uk

When to send wedding invitations

When to send wedding invitations

When to send out wedding invitations can be quite a complicated thing. So many weddings are so different these days. Guests can be spread near or far. Sometimes far may mean over a few hundred miles, or thousands of miles. Especially in the US, there friends and family may be distributed from the Atlantic to Pacific. It can even mean across many countries. There are more destination weddings, both in a country or abroad. Things are complicated indeed!

So since its New Year’s day. I’m not sure about the US but in the UK it’s a public holiday, so for most people it’s a day off work and if planning a wedding a chance to start making up for lost time and dive into your wedding planning. So with that in mind planning when to send your wedding invitations if not done already makes a lot of sense.

Bunting Booklet Wedding Invitation - disclaimer: attaching an invitation to a clothes line may not help your invitations reach your guests
Bunting Booklet Wedding Invitation – disclaimer: attaching an invitation to a clothes line may not help your invitations reach your guests

This has been done from the perspective of trying to get as many guests that you want to your wedding as possible. I’ve done this as it’s very easy to fall into the suppliers, services and venues setingt the pace rather than what would ideally suit you and your potential guests. Eg when times have been confirmed or menus agreed. Yet since it is an increasingly complicated world we live in, we need to think about how best to keep informed those people whose presence is really wanted but may have big challenges in making it to watch you walk up the aisle. I didn’t even mention in the preamble that more and more weddings are on days other than Saturdays so holiday and time off work starts becoming more of a factor for most guests! I’ve tried to be cautious so as to give the maximum opportunity to get your guests there. This chart should be quite simple to follow start with the first question and then answer yes or no and follow the chart around.

When to send wedding invitations

When to send your wedding invitations
When to send your wedding invitations

I hope this proves useful but I’ll admit I don’t have all the answers so I doubt this is fool proof. I would definitely appreciate any feedback to improve a second version.

Visit Artemis Stationery

If you’re thinking about ordering bespoke wedding invitations or stationery why not visit my website Artemis Stationery now.

Card invitation with damask inspired design
Card invitation with damask inspired design

This infographic was first shown on an article I wrote for English Wedding Blog but I wanted to feature it on my own blog as a) it’s useful b) I can show it larger here so it looks better. You can see all the articles I have written English Wedding Blog on Wedding stationery here.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Wishing all our readers and clients are very happy and prosperous New Year.

The blog will kick start tomorrow with a post on when to send out wedding invitations and then hopefully have daily posts all through January. Also be sure to keep an eye on English Wedding Blog where we contribute stationery related articles. See my wedding stationery articles.

If you’re already thinking about ordering bespoke wedding stationery take a look on our main site Artemis Stationery.

If you’re wondering about the design I started with the thought of clocks and fireworks in my head! It may well feature in the Geometry inspired collection which be debuting on the main website soon.

Happy New Year
Happy New Year

Why do we use this image twice? The RSS feed doesn’t always pick up the first image.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Artemis Stationery designers and makers of bespoke wedding invitations and stationery

Merry Christmas from Artemis Stationery!  There’s plenty to be doing other than reading wedding blogs over Christmas but if you do want to see wedding related reading material this blog is packed with it, well and the odd diversion into inspiration!

We’re bespoke stationery makers.  Mostly for weddings but we do other occasions to.  So what can you read on Artemis Stationery’s blog?  Well the bespoke section looks at the various ways our stationery collections can be made personal for you.

Bespoke

Colours

Colour is an obvious way to take a design around the seasons or to match other elements of your wedding.  Things can be kept simple by looking using one colour in several shades or you can be more adventurous and go for many colours.

Fonts

A look at fonts, we have posts looking at different styles of fonts as well as more specific uses of individual fonts.  Fonts can really change the style and tone of a design.

Styles and Seasons

Hope fully this speaks for itself.  Here articles are grouped by styles, eg vintage, art deco etc and seasons, like summer and Christmas!

Wedding Stationery

This section groups articles by 4 types.  Day stationery – stationery made for the wedding day.  Invitations, hopefully obvious!  Stationery ranges, which are our stationery collections and real clients which is articles that mention stationery made for clients rather than samples or concept pieces.

Weddings

Weddings is our advice section and includes stationery advice, some general wedding advice.  This also host to lots and lots of table name ideas posts.

There is more like our prints and downloads section.  This has stationery designs which are free to download and print.  Could be useful to someone!  Artemis Stationery makes bespoke wedding invitations and stationery.  You can view our website Artemis Stationery here.

Merry Christmas, hope you have great time and best wishes with everything your planning in 2014 and beyond.

Merry Christmas from Artemis Stationery designers and makers of bespoke wedding invitations and stationery
Merry Christmas from Artemis Stationery designers and makers of bespoke wedding invitations and stationery

 

 

Father Christmas personalised gift tag

Personalised Father Christmas gift tag

In a recent post I mentioned a Father Christmas personalised gift tag so today I thought I’d talk a very little bit about that!

They’re completely bespoke and we can tailor them to suit your specific need.  The idea being they’re gift tags for stocking presents from Father Christmas or Santa Claus.  It can be either.  We can also change the colour and font of the child’s name and the wording around it.

You can see them on the Artemis Prints site here

Personalised Father Christmas gift tag
Personalised Father Christmas gift tag

Christmas train ride ticket

Vintage style Christmas train ride ticket

My nephew will in the next few days be off to the Polar Express in Devon. It’s a surprise so keep it under your hat;) His mum was afraid he might explode if he knew about it too far in advance. He is being told before they get there though. Presumably he will be told in advance so he can wear his pyjamas though.

Christmas train ride ticket

It got me thinking about type and tickets so I thought I’d have a play around with some fonts and a texture and do a ticket design. Polar Express is a trademark so I’ve erred (oh that is a word, well according to word) on the side of caution and called it the Artic Express. I figure that’s right, never heard of Father Christmas or Santa Claus living at the South Pole. I assume he lives in a secret base underneath the ice. Not sure what may happen if the pole melts? Maybe the base will be able to go down to the sea floor during the summer to stay in hiding.

I thought the ticket needs to look a bit official and a bit vintage, it is after all a steam train even if it is one made in very modern CGI! So there’s a bit of Victorian and 19th Century US railroad inspiration on the font selection. While I thought the name should look hand written for a more personal touch so went for a script font. I think elves would have good hand writing!

That reminds me, I do have personalised gift tags from Santa, they can be ordered if you know the elves are running behind!

See them on my non-wedding stationery site here

Further reading

There is a font section to this blog – view more font stuff here
We also have a Christmas section – take a look at our Christmas blog posts

Christmas train ride ticket
Christmas train ride ticket