On Saturday morning, we had the rare privilege of setting up all the ‘on-the-day’ stationery for the lovely Fiona & Mark – (we don’t often get the chance to help Brides prepare the wedding venue in this way as the vast majojrity of our clients aren’t Devon-based). It’s such a joy to see the process right through to the end, and get a real feel for the impact of the stationery in context, amongst other lovely details.
Today was extra special, as Fiona & Mark’s guests actually thought they were attending a Farewell Tea Party, in advance of their impending move to Dubai – yes, that’s right – they actually pulled the whole thing off as a complete suprise! I can’t think of a more memorable, romantic start to this new chapter in their life…
Here’s a sneaky peak of the venue as we were setting up:
ABOVE: Fiona & Mark’s wedding was styled as a vintage tea party with hints of purple – we incorporated this into the stationery with an antique paper background, bird cages, vintage keys & hints of airmail postcard details to symbolise their move to Dubai.
ABOVE: We created this table plan using a polkadot charcoal fabric background, a mixture of ribbon, lace & twine in purples & lavenders, vintage style, oversized luggage tags & mini pegs, all set in a beautiful white ornate frame. This is also a really practical way of achieving a pretty table plan, as if worst comes to worst & you have a dramatic change in seating arrangement, all you have to do is get the tags printed again, or if time doesn’t allow for this, turn them over & borrow someone with great handwriting to lend their skills…
ABOVE: This lovely barn conversion in the heart of the Devonshire countryside was the perfect backdrop for Fiona & Mark’s suprise wedding tea party.
ABOVE: Our lovely design apprentice, Lily busy perfecting the stationery on the tables – and lucky for us, she really is a perfectionist! Big thanks to Lily, whose help this morning turned out to be really invaluable.
I know the photographer got some great shots so I won’t post any more for now, in the hope that Fiona & Mark will share some of the official ones with us soon… Watch this space!