Pantone Colour of the Year 2013Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
Botanical Wedding InspirationPosted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Thursday, December 20th, 2012
As a design company, I love how our clients pretty much completely direct the ebb and flow of our work in new directions, often following emerging trends within the wedding industry. I was excited when I had an email from a regular client, Victoria – who is the owner of beautiful children’s gift boutique Dolly & Jack - I have designed stationery and web images for this lovely brand, and was thrilled when Victoria contacted me in a new capacity, as a newly engaged Bride to be! Victoria and her fiancé Sebastiano asked me to design something using the concept of national flora and fauna which represents their heritage (white rose and olive branch for Sebastiano who is half English, half Italian. Eucalyptus and fern for part Australian, part New Zealander Victoria). I love that our stationery means peoples heritage and backgrounds can be reflected in design, and it’s something I have tried to stay true to when planning my own wedding in March to my Nigerian fiancé (eek, only 10 weeks to go!)
So, I digress! Without further ado, here’s what I created for Victoria & Sebastiano.
It’s perhaps simpler, more stripped back and more elegant than some of our previous work – that’s always a challenge for me as a designer, knowing when to reign it in and not keep adding colour, pattern, more fonts etc!
I really love the concept and the soft colour palette, which inspired me to create a mood board to match:
I hope you like it!
Minnie Mouse Party Ideas…Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
Red, White & Black – a classic retro comboPosted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Thursday, September 27th, 2012
A little cherry topped inspiration for you this morning with black, white & red, a classic retro combo…
Click on the links for the image sources:
Woodland wonderland…Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
We are currently loving the whimsical, woodland trend in weddings at the moment. Gemma, a lovely Bride contacted us and asked us to design some wedding invitations for her & Marc’s woodland inspired wedding with some coral colour accents. This is the magic we made together:
I hope this love story makes you feel as warm and fuzzy inside as it does me. Honestly now girls, how many of us would eat a pickled egg, even in the name of romance? Hats off to you Gemma…
We created this little mood board to set the scene of woodland inspired decor a little:
To see where I sourced these images, please click on the links: DIY Table Plan / Table in the woods / Florals in the crate / Tablescape / Escort Cards / Button Hole / ‘Bride’ place card tag – that’s our very own!
So, not only do we have a new design & an inspiration board for you – but also a DIY project we’ve put together which we hope you’ll enjoy & find useful – especially those of you Brides on a budget…
Spell it out… wordy inspiration!Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
I love the time old classic combination of words & design – interesting typography is one of my favourite things & recently, I’ve also developed a little crush on using letters in decor – be it for a celebration, a home, a garden etc. Have a look at this little examples I found & put together below:
Top Left ‘LOVE’ in sequins, available to hire from Pocketful of Dreams / Me & You sign – image source not found / Christmas Carol Bunting / Scrabble Mr & Mrs / Love in lights sign / Mr & Mrs handheld garland / bedroom decor
Just to remind you, we also have our Free Printable Alphabet Bunting available which you can view here:
Free Printable Summer Wedding Signs…Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Friday, July 20th, 2012
OK, so I know we haven’t actually seen a whole lot of summer lately, but it will come and when it does you may just need a cute idea for keeping guests at your wedding/party/BBQ nice and cool…
In case you’re thinking of giving out a little something to keep guests cool at your summer wedding or celebration, I have designed some Free Printable Signs which may come in handy… Just print them from home (preferably on card, cut out and tape onto a lolly stick etc. to make a little flag sign:
Our FREE PRINTABLES LIBRARY is open to all of our clients and Facebook ‘likers’ – if you fit into one of these categories, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Free Printables Library and we’ll invite you to join.
Now all we need is some sunshine! If you’re getting married this weekend, as are many of our clients – we have our fingers firmly crossed for sunny weather for your big day x
4th July Free Printable…Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Monday, June 25th, 2012
Evening all, hope you had a nice weekend and that Monday wasn’t too painful returning to work… Just a little Free Printable treat for all of our US followers tonight -
- good for cakes, in a vase of flowers, in the window, anywhere you like!
To join our Free Printables Library, you must have ‘liked’ our Facebook page or be a client of ours from past or present. Please email us at email@example.com with the subject Free Printables Library and you’ll be invited to join…
I’ve also put together an inspiration board of cute 4th of July party ideas – hope you like it.
Click on the links to see where I found the images:
Beautiful Millinery by Piers Atkinson…Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Monday, June 18th, 2012
Every now & then, we are lucky enough to meet someone who truly inspires us creatively, and this happened to me while in London this weekend. I had the pleasure of meeting world renowned Milliner Piers Atkinson at his pop up boutique in Covent Garden. With Royal Ascot taking place this week, I thought I’d share a selection of a few creations from various collections. Piers is one of the featured Milliners who’ll be present at Ascot this year, but if like me, you’re not going to be there, you might just have to go swoon over his website instead…
It’s Pimm’s o’clock!Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Thursday, June 7th, 2012
Hi everyone – I hope you’re having a good week. I’m back in the UK now and although it would have been lovely to hide under the duvet for a day or so while I reacclimatise myself with the good old British summer, reality beckons & the team and I returned from the bank holiday weekend to a VERY full inbox…
It’s going to be a late one tonight but I’m taking a little break from emails and design proofs to bring you some cute ideas for incorporating the classic Pimm’s & Lemonade partnership at your party or wedding…
If you’d like to check out the recipes/suppliers behind these great ideas, please click on the links below:
Pimm’s & Lemonade Cupcakes: by Coffee @ Camden, (email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @sarararacoffee)
Will you be serving Pimm’s & Lemonade on your big day? Let us know which ideas you like best by joining the discussion over on our Facebook page.
Love Sweet Love…Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Monday, May 14th, 2012
Happy Monday! I decided to forego my usual late night work session and instead went to bed early, and got up at 5am instead! I’m feeling very bright & cheery today and wanted to share some yummy inspiration with you…
See what I mean?! I browsed the net this morning for a little bit of sweet loveliness and found these…I love the stripy backdrop in the top photo, which I found here, and the colours in this bottom image are just gorgeous aren’t they?
We recently designed these sweetie jar stickers for Carly & Darren’s big day – they’re lilac and cream to complement the wedding styling – designing them made me hungry! Hope you like them…
Inspired by the 80′s!Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Saturday, May 5th, 2012
Happy bank holiday weekend to all our UK readers – I hope you enjoy the long weekend and have something nice planned. I shall be mostly swimming in a sea of design proofs and tackling my rather terrifying inbox. Next week is an exciting one for us as our new Design Assistant Matt starts work on Tuesday – HOORAY!!! We have been working all hours for the last few months to fulfil orders in this the height of the wedding season (or at least the stationery season!) so an extra pair of hands certainly won’t go amiss!
But on to today’s blog post where we are feeling positively neon-tastic… Earlier this year, I worked on a bespoke order for a lovely newly-wed Lucy who was planning a 1980′s themed surprise birthday party for her husband and his brother, she wanted 2 large posters which all the guests could sign and then have them framed as a memento. I was delighted to create something and had fun doing my research on the crazy, kind-of-cool, kind-of-cringey decade that was the 80′s:
So, here’s what I created:
I love that this theme brings a whole new meaning to the word ‘vintage’ in the world of weddings! (Above: lovely table decorations and funky bouquet as seen on Style Me Pretty / XO neon letters on sale at Etsy / Pretty Bridesmaid dresses seen on Pinterest / cute tassel decorations seen here.
Hope you like these images – even if the whole 80′s vibe isn’t for you, you kind of have to look upon it fondly don’t you?
Eco inspired design mood board…Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Sunday, April 15th, 2012
People often ask where design inspiration comes from – sometimes it can be as simple as what’s in the kitchen cupboards… Soon, when I have time, I’d love to create a stationery range with a stripped back design and striking colour combinations such as these.
Love all the design/branding of these fab British brands. – Big shout out to Burts Chips in particular who share our very own Devon roots. Head over to our Facebook page to let us know about some of your favourite brands for design and packaging – we’d love to hear from you…
Sunhine yellow & lime green wedding inspiration:Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Saturday, January 28th, 2012
Happy Saturday to you all – hope everyone’s having a great weekend and making the most of the crisp and clear winter weather! It was on the news yesterday that we’re to expect a month of ‘Siberian Winter’ soon – (got to love our ever dramatic British media hey?) …Regardless of what the skies are up to, you can count on this blog to bring a bit of brightness (goodness me, that sounds a bit cheesy doesn’t it? Sorry!) – Today we’re bringing you some citrus-inspired wedding sunshine which I felt inclined to share with you after transforming this lovely ‘Save the Date’ magnet from our ‘Bird on a Cup’ range into yellow and lime green for Sarah & Nick, a lucky couple getting married in Portugal…
When Sarah first contacted us about designing the Save the Date in these colours, I wasn’t sure it work initially, as sometimes yellow doesn’t stand out too well against this type of antique paper background – I said I’d give it a go, and am really pleased with the result – the background can indeed carry both colours really well, and the result is so fresh and pretty. Our Save the Date magnets are proving really popular – looking at the photo, would you even guess it’s a magnet? They’re postcard size and printed directly on to magnetic vinyl material which gives a really professional finish, and much more effective than just sticking a bit of magnetic strip on the back.
Anyway, all this yellow and green loveliness got me a little bit inspired and I’ve created a mood board for you, with loads of zesty, fabulous wedding inspiration – don’t you think these details would be perfect for a spring wedding?
I love all these details but some of my favourites would have to be the fabulous lemon slice vases, the mini lemonade jam jars and the beautiful styling of the Bride with the lime green headpiece & yellow shoes…
(Image credits as follows):
Citrus Vases: http://
Vintage-tin-tastic!Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
Hello! Hope everyone’s well today.. In the spirit of keeping up my new years resolution of blogging every day – a little post on one of my little guilty pleasures in life – Vintage Tins. (There are worse guilty pleasures I suppose!). Vintage tins, with their washed out colours and intricate pattern and detail make fantastic decorations at a wedding or in the home, especially so when filled with lovely loosely arranged rustic flowers. Here’s an inspiration board to get you feeling a bit tin-tastic, like me!
Aren’t they beautiful? Over the last 6 months, I’ve been collecting a few of my own - until now, I haven’t bought any online as I’m a bit sad and like the feeling of satisfaction I get when I track one down in a junk shop or at the car boot! (I need to get out more!) I’m hoping to accumulate a big enough collection to lend out to our clients for use at their weddings…
If you’re searching on ebay – the best option if you need a fair few or don’t much like the ‘buzz’ of thrift shop/boot sale forraging (rock and roll!) then my best tip is to search for ‘old tin’ instead of ‘vintage tins’. The difference being that people who list them as old tins don’t seem to realise that the humble tin has recently staked a claim in wedding trends, so they go for around £2, whereas those listing them as vintage do, and they sell them accordingly for up to £25. Here’s a few of my favourite reasonably priced tins on ebay at the moment. .. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/
Scrabble themed wedding inspiration board!Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Sunday, December 4th, 2011
Hope everyone’s had a great weekend… It’s all about Scrabble for today’s blog post, with a little inspiration board to give you some ideas of how you could incorporate the playful, nostalgic and rather romantic theme into your big day.
‘Love in Letters’ wedding invitation & ‘save the date’ by In the Treehouse http://tiny.cc/ybf0d
Scrabble letter cufflinks from Notonthehighstreet.com http://tiny.cc/gd3yn
Scrabble wrapping paper from Notonthehightstreet.com http://tiny.cc/k2hmb
Scrabble cupcakes as seen at http://tiny.cc/m0k3g
Marie Antoinette style wedding inspiration…Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
I recently had an email from a lovely Bride-to-be, Keira, who is busy planning a beautiful garden party wedding with a hint of Marie Antoinette and a whole lot of loveliness. She asked us to design something especially, to compliment her other ideas and incorporate her colour scheme of midnight blue, silver and pale pink. Of course, I was delighted to oblige and set about designing something to do her ideas justice. Then reality dawned – I realised I couldn’t really elude to the beauty of the Marie Antoinette theme, without including some figures in the style – and there’s one tricky thing about this: I am just no good at illustrating people and figures. It’s as simple as that – I have and probably always will find it really difficult. Still – it’s so essential to challenge yourself as a designer and resist the temptation to stay neatly in your comfort zone. So what’s the verdict? I’m happy to say, although it took some attempts, I’m so thrilled with the design, and love the little silhouette couple with their cheeky, flirty courtship stance. More importantly, the Bride and Groom loved it too – so much so they didn’t request a single amendment be made following the inital proof.
I’ve pieced together this little inspiration board below, to showcase a bit of this lovely, timeless wedding theme, with hues of soft blues, pinks, silver grey and ivory.
Marie Antoinette style Save the Date by In the Treehouse (yes, that’s me!)
Wedding Styling by Camille Styles Events (http://camillestyles.wordpress.com/2010/08/18/a-veuve-kind-of-mood/)
Marie Antoinette Style Cake as seen at http://www.weddingbycolor.com/brtiffanys2005/milestones/92066
Courtesan Shoes by Irregular Choice (www.irregularchoice.com)
Wedding fan favours by (www.caesarsweddingfavours.co.uk)
Ian Stuart Antoinette wedding dress, £2550 (www.ianstuart-bride.com)
Rainy Wedding Mood BoardPosted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Thursday, October 6th, 2011
As they say, every cloud has a silver lining – in my mind, 2 great things about wet, rainy British weddings are wellies & umbrellas. In case it does rain on your big day, why not be prepared & make sure you have a supply of lovely umbrellas & some funky wellingtons – they’ll make for truly memorable wedding snaps! x
A Bicycle Made for Two…Posted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Nothing quite says romance, nostalgia and excitement as much as a newly wed Bride & Groom riding off into the sunset on tandem… I must say, personally I would need a lot of practice as I’ve never been that ‘at one’ with bikes, let alone while wearing a wedding dress! I just love the idea though, and I’m pretty sure it’s a send off that your wedding guests would never forget!
This ‘On Tandem’ Save the Date is a new addition to our range – it feautures a vintage inspired illustration of a tandem, with antique paper background, bunting & a bright rose motif. The corners are hand finished to create a lovely rounded effect and it comes paired with a matching Cerise envelope. Hope you like it!
1. ‘On Tandem’ Save the Date by In the Treehouse 2. Tandem Cake Topper – as seen at http://blog.weddingpaperdivas.com/
4. As seen at http://www.linandjirsablog.com/
5. As seen at http://sliceofpink.typepad.com/
6. As seen at http://vi.sualize.us/tag/eiffel%20tower%20necklace/
7. Rubber Stamp – from http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/simonsaysstamp/?_trksid=p4340.l2559
8. As seen at http://www.taletwocities.com/
Circus / Carnival Turquoise & Red Inspiration BoardPosted in: In the Treehouse Blog on Friday, August 26th, 2011
So, it’s no wonder carnival/circus themed wedding receptions have really caught on of late – the concept encompasses everything a wedding should be, it’s fun, celebratory, memorable, playful and a great way of expressing a Bride & Groom’s character. I’ve put together this mood board featuring an array turquoise and red delights in the hope of inspring anyone who’s toying with the idea of a carnival/circus style extravaganza!
For a list of suppliers of the above items, please visit http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.162570397132433.37201.147194918669981&saved#!/photo.php?fbid=212330552156417&set=a.212330472156425.54544.147194918669981&type=1&theater
Above is a sneaky peak of a cool pair of Mr and Mrs signs I’ve just designed – perfect for using in your wedding photos, and for guests to use in a photobooth too. They’re £5 each, with amendable wording. To order, please use the contact form to the right of each page on our website…