Friday, 30 March 2012

navy blue wedding invitations

 We recently worked on Sarah and Philip's handmade wedding invitations for their wedding in May.

They chose the Hepburn in navy blue with it's monogram including their initials...

Classic day/evening invites start at £2.75 each.

For more information, please visit our website -

Thursday, 29 March 2012

I Gigi General Store in Hove, UK

I Gigi General Store located in Hove, is a haven of beautiful gifts and unique pieces for your home.

As well as their own range of antique furniture and re-worked vintage pieces...

there's also a cafe on the premises...

A great shop to have your wedding list with. At eb1 wedding invitations, we offer wedding list cards @ £1.10 each that coordinate with our handmade wedding invitations and stationery. 

yellow flowers in jars

Nothing can be prettier or fresher than yellow flowers.

The daffodils in our orchard have started to bloom.  I've added some to three vintage milk bottles....

wouldn't they make lovely flowers for your wedding reception? 

Here is more inspiration for simple arrangements in glass jars.  

photo via Polly Wreford

 photo via The Knot

photo via Funkytime

photo via shoptalk

Slight variation to the theme  - cut lemons and white flowers.

photo via Brittany Janelle Photography

For handmade wedding invitations and stationery, please visit

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Would you email your Save the Dates?

A recent poll by You and Your wedding magazine,  asked the question...

Would you email your Save the Dates?

I know where you can get some 'luxe feel' Save the Dates, handmade wedding invitations and all the wedding stationery you will need for your big day!!!!

Look no further - please visit and see our 12 collections.

Monday, 26 March 2012

golden wedding anniversary

We have recently completed our first golden wedding anniversary stationery.  


The couple have been married for 50 years, celebrated with friends and family at Langar Hall.

They had menus based on our order of service with paper insert and honey gold satin ribbon tie (as above).

A table plan...

and place name tags that were attached to golden hearts from Emily Readett-Bayley.

 It made a lovely change for us from handmade wedding invitations.  Congratulations to Di and Robin..... and what an achievement!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

stationery for Help for Heroes charity dinner

Recent work has included menus and place names for a charity dinner for Help for Heroes...

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

The Help

Eventually got to see the film, The Help which is based on Kathryn Stockett's book of the same title.

It's mainly about the racial imbalances of 1963 in southern America.  It's a powerful film, with funny and sad moments....excellent acting as well.  Having read the book and enjoyed it greatly - this film certainly doesn't disappoint.

For handmade wedding invitations and stationery, please visit 

Friday, 16 March 2012

white interiors

I love white interiors.....and especially these seen on Emma's design blog.


They are from a house in Copenhagen, designed and photographed by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen.

photos via Dwell
Please visit eb1wedding for handmade wedding invitations and stationery.

Master Chef 2012 winner

Congratulations to Shelina Permalloo, the winner of BBC1's Master Chef 2012! 

photo via Daily
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Thursday, 15 March 2012

pin board

Pin boards are fascinating things to look at.  This is mine....

packed full with lots of inspiration for wedding favours.

 Tins containing tea, bath salts or sweets

Printed envelopes to match our handmade wedding invitations

Envelopes for flower seeds

Glass jars with bows and name tags

Printed paper bags

Printed patterns...

and labels.

We hope to be offering wedding favours soon. 

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

typography for wedding invitations

The first goal to all handmade wedding invitations is to provide information. 
Invites should be memorable, distinctive and reflect your personality. Off the shelf invitations are generally not this.

When thinking about your text - keep it simple! 

example of simple text 

Keep fonts to a minimum - 2 styles is better than lots of different ones, any more makes them difficult to read. Complicated typographic layouts will almost always detract from the message. 

example of complicated text  

It's generally recommended to keep invitations to 10-14 lines of copy.  Centering the copy makes it easier to read, as we tend to read them on a line-by-line basis.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

inspiration for wedding favour

A very kind friend of mine gave me this lovely soap and soap dish for a present (from Mathilde-m- she knows how much I like white things!!

Wouldn't it make a lovely wedding favour?  

I must 'get my finger out' and start offering wedding favours.  We could so easily produce tags personalized with the bride and groom's name and tie ribbons around soaps to make a wonderful wedding present that will match our handmade wedding invitations and stationery.

What do you think....good idea or not?

Thursday, 8 March 2012

The colour Royal Blue

We've been doing quite a few handmade wedding invitations using the colour - royal blue recently.

It got me thinking did royal blue get its name?

According to Wikipedia  , royal blue is said to have been invented by some millers from Frome, Somerset. They entered a competition to design a dress for the British queen, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (the wife of King George III). 

Royal blue is traditionally described as deep to dark blue with purple or faint reddish tint.

All of our 12 collections can be produced in royal blue.  To see more visit

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Don't tell the bride

Did anyone see BBC Three's 'Don't tell the bride' last night?

It was the wedding of Bristolian brickie Tom Hart-Sims to Charlotte Ellery. 
Great to watch. I loved the way Tom decorated the wedding venue..white and natural. Wished he'd come to for his handmade wedding invitations and stationery though.  

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Wedding venue - Purley Hall

Purley Hall is the perfect rural retreat and a fantastic venue for a wedding.

A beautiful restored Grade 2 listed Jacobean manor house in Berkshire. It sleeps up to 20, with 10 bedrooms and has the option of a marquee in the grounds.

If you are having a wedding and need to invite your guests, please visit to see our handmade wedding invitations and stationery.


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