Real Wedding – Ath & Liz

vintage wedding inspiration travel keys lock stationeryWithout a doubt the best thing about my job is working on bespoke projects and being able to make a reality of the fabulous ideas that customers come to me with. When I was approached by Ath and Liz last year I was amazed, not only, by the amount of thought that had gone into the aesthetic details they wanted for their big day but also how these details reflected the nuances of their lives together.1-284Ath had proposed with a love lock on holiday and they wanted the wedding invitations to incorporate this theme with a bit of a vintage twist; the invitation postcard featured a padlock design with a scratch panel which, once scratched, revealed the date of the wedding.¬†hand drawn map scratch panel card wedding invitation new penny vintage recycledBound together with twine each package included an information card with a hand drawn map, an RSVP postcard featuring a sepia photo of Great Malvern Priory where they were to be married and a tiny velum envelope containing a new penny with which to scratch and reveal the wedding date. All elements were enclosed within a rustic looking recycled envelope with a pretty floral envelope liner. The end result was really quite special ūüôā

The concept of vintage locks and keys was carried through to the table plan at the reception with each guest finding their name hanging with a key in a beautiful old leather suitcase. vintage suitcase table plan wedding keys postcards tags pegsTheir tables were named after places of importance to them both and I created old-fashioned-looking postcards for each table on the back of which Ath and Liz explained why that location was so special to them. Such an idea is a lovely personal touch and sure to get conversation round the table started too.vintage wedding locks keys tea cups pegs suitcase table plan place cardsAth had found a brilliant old toy red London bus to accessorise the cake table and commissioned me to design some bespoke stickers to turn it into their own local bus – the No. 94!cake collage 11-224I provided the Order of Service, all other signage, present tags and the artwork for a giant Polaroid frame which hung from a tree and created a fabulous photo booth. vintage wedding order of service signs recycled polaroid photo boothAth and Liz had a clear vision for the styling of their wedding and no detail was forgotten or compromised on. It was a joy to work with them on their wedding stationery and I’d like to thank them for letting me use their beautiful photos!

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Inspiration for a Winter Wedding

Spring has kind of sprung here in Cornwall in the last couple of days and so it may seem a strange blog post for this time of year but when a customer contacted me for some winter themed cupcake flags last week I felt compelled to create a mood board of all things bridal and well…brrrrrr! So for all of you planning weddings for later in the year, here are some pretty pictures which I hope will get your creative juices flowing…

ImageDetails and links can all be found on my Winter Wedding board here on Pinterest


It’s all in the detail…


It is all the small touches that make each wedding so unique and your wedding stationery can certainly set the mood for your wedding day. Whether you choose to send out Save the Dates or go straight in with Invitations – these will make the first impressions on your guests and so we like to offer you as many different ways to get your style and theme across. Now offering envelope liners to match any design, guest name tags and the choice to have all your pieces bound in twine, ribbon or lace we aim to create wedding stationery as personal and unique as you are.

We have also just started using scratch panels in our designs which add a really fun element to any Save the Date or Invitation, with the choice to include mini vellum envelopes with a shiny new penny allowing your guests to scratch and reveal your hidden names or wedding date!

Don’t hesitate to get in touch for any information on prices and how these elements can be worked in to your own stationery plans ūüôā


Dolly Drop Wedding Blog

The month of March also saw Laura Likes featured on the wedding blog Dolly Drop – run by ANOTHER very talented Laura! This fantastic site features links to all sorts of beautiful wedding accessories to buy as well as loads of inspiration for DIY projects to add that extra personal touch to your wedding day…

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From homemade wedding favors and crafty decorative projects to advice on how to preserve your wedding bouquet after the big day look no further than Dolly Drop wedding site.

Wed Show and Dotty Vintage Weddings Feature …

After a much needed 2 week break, I am back in the studio again and have had time to reflect on what an awesome show WED Magazine put on at the end of March…they really should be congratulated! For me, it was the best yet… great foot fall, a lot of genuine interest from couples who were very well suited to the products Laura Likes creates and also the opportunity to mix with a plethora of wonderful, ingenious wedding suppliers with the most beautiful stands that created a slight feeling of envy but were, for the most part, really inspiring!


Having collected over 100 contact details of Brides and Grooms to enter my prize draw to win a £50.00 voucher on the day, I am pleased to announce the lucky winner is Sarah Mead, congratulations Sarah!

During the day I met another lovely Laura from Dotty Vintage Weddings – Laura runs a fantastic wedding blog which is updated on an almost daily basis (unlike my own infrequent ramblings!) with great vintage inspired wedding ideas as well as live blogging from Wedding events through out the South West.

Dotty Vintage Weddings                        Check out her site for all things vintage and her feature on Laura Likes Stationery amongst other awesome Cornish wedding suppliers!


All images courtesy of Dotty Vintage Weddings

All images courtesy of Dotty Vintage Weddings


Love that goes the distance…

With intimate weddings abroad on the up (and who can blame those of you with a desire to secure some sunshine!) our Airmail range offers a unique and unusual way to follow the globetrotting reference through to all elements of your stationery. Laura Likes offer Save the Date cards through to Invitations and RSVPs, also available are Order of Service/Order of the Day and reception stationery.


Equally within the UK there has been a move towards travel-themed weddings – Maybe you and your fiance are from different countries, or you met abroad, or you simply share the wanderlust – accredit your travel bug with our invitations when you gather your guests from all corners of the globe!

Below are some of my other favourite travel themed wedding accessories…


So beautiful and can have so many uses; as coffee tables, or to collect your wedding cards in or below as part of a table plan… Let us print the cards for your table plan, you supply the suitcase and simply peg up on the day, Ta Dah!


Image    Both images from gorgeous real weddings on Ruffled Blog


These look great cut up and made in to bunting for extra decoration at the reception. Or you can incorporate the postcards into your place settings, by addressing each one to the Bride and Groom and allowing your guests to write you a card, stamp and post it so that on return from your honeymoon you are met with a pile of well wishes on your doormat! Such a fab idea and Laura Likes have a mixed selection of blank vintage postcards that have been collected from antiques fairs and markets so don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to purchase them.
ImagePostcards Garlands from Cori Kindred 

 DSC_0382Image from Laura Likes

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So popular at the moment, the humble luggage tag has so many uses at a wedding…

DSC_0400Table Plan from Laura Likes

large_imageWishing Tree from The Knot

DSC_0355Luggage Tag place cards from Laura Likes

IMG_3090Save the Date tag from Laura Likes

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Beautiful Birdies

Earlier in the year our Love Bird Stationery line (image to left) featured in the beautifully styled WED Magazine. Now the change in season has inspired a new autumnal birdie design-yet to be given a proper name! Perfect for a winter or fall wedding, featuring a typewriter font and the cutest ilustrations, the invitation is printed onto a gorgeous linen board and the RSVP and Save the Date tag uses 100% recycled manilla materials ... eco, vintage, rustic goodness! All the things we love. Hope you do too...

Birds on Branches Wedding iInvitation

Check out the other¬†gorgeous ‘Bird’ themed Wedding accessories below that you could team it with…

Beautiful centre pieces formed around or inside vintage bird cages…pretty, pretty, pretty!Bird Cage centre peices

Another fab idea from Martha Stewart… the cake is so simple but the decorations so effective. Am thinking rustic country barn wedding…Birds adn Branches Wedding Cake

Continuing the cake theme – these quirky little figurines are made in the UK ¬†by Kate Blake and available for sale on Folksy – very cute…

Wedding Cake Bird Toppers

Using a vintage bird cage is a great idea for a table plan and we can print the tags for you!¬†This particular one is available online¬†from The Wedding of My Dreams¬†and¬†makes a gorgeous decorative piece for the home¬†after your wedding.¬†Use it to hold ¬†memo’s or¬†even photo’s of your day…

Bird Cage Table Plan

Finger painting fun! Let your guests leave their mark on your day with this ‘Magic Birds’ Wedding Tree from Joanne Higgs on Etsy, various illustration options available. All you need is an ink pad and remember to supply some tissues for your guests to clean up afterwards!

Finally thank your bridesmaids with a customised Box Frame Picture from us! B is for Blossom, Bridesmaids and Birds… These are made to order meaning that the text can say whatever you want to say or reflect what you have shared with your nearest and dearest – warning – may induce happy tears!

Contact us for details x