Jo & Tom's Illustrated Portraits & Bespoke Design

Well hi there, it’s been a while since my last blog post. Between gorgeous stationery orders and revamping my website, I’ve had a lot on.
I’ve wanted to talk about this design for a while, and I finally had enough time to sit down and give it the attention it deserves. I think you’re going to love what I have to show you today!

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Choosing your wedding theme

Not everyone spends their childhood dreaming of their wedding day and planning out how every single tiny little detail will look. I'll hold my hands up and say I was definitely not in that club!

For those people, wedding planning can come as a bit of a shock. There will be so much love and excitement swirling around you both and your friends and family will very soon start hounding you with questions about the who, what, when and where of it all. It can be overwhelming!

When you do sit down together and start thinking about things, a common starting point is Pinterest. Now, don't get me wrong, Pinterest can be a wonderful tool for gathering inspiration and collecting all of your ideas in one place. However, there is an awful lot of material to get through. This blog can help you to narrow it down!

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It's all in the details card

The devil is in the details'... 'the gory details'... 'the finer details'... a few choice idioms and phrases get tossed around when it comes to the nitty gritty of things. When it comes to weddings, everyone tends to do things a little differently and put their own stamp on things. For that reason, it can be very handy to include an additional details card with your wedding invitations to guide your guests and let them know what to expect.

So, what should you be including on the details card? Lets dive in!

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Colour Crush - Ultra Violet (Pantone Colour of the Year 2018)

One of my resolutions for this year was to write more blog posts! I sat myself down and wrote a list of things I think you could be interested in or topics that might be helpful when it comes to making decisions about wedding stationery and wedding planning in general. An idea that floated to the surface of my mind was wedding trends, there are so many different themes, colours and ideas out there on Pinterest and beyond! I thought I'd kick things off with Pantone's recently announced Colour of the Year for 2018- Ultra Violet.

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Alice & Steve's Tipi Wedding

"Do you remember the 16th night of September...?"
Oh ok, it doesn't quite fit... But everything else within this blog will, I promise!
Today I'm giving you a little look behind the scenes at the lovely designs I worked on for Alice and Steve's tipi wedding in September! I've talked about the process behind creating a bespoke design before, this time I wanted to go into some more detail and show you how wonderful the result really can be. This design began a little differently to others, so lets get into it!

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Bespoke Design- What's the Process?

Now, some of you may be wondering... "Bespoke design? What is bespoke design? Isn't everything you do bespoke? It has our names on it after all..." Before I dive in and explain a just how the bespoke design process works with me, I thought I should at least give you a bit of an explanation of what bespoke design is.

Let's start with the stereotypical wedding speech opener... Oxford Dictionary defines the word 'bespoke' as "made for a particular customer or user".
While that is true for all of my designs, as they are made to order with your particular wedding details, bespoke design goes further than that. Bespoke design means that I start completely from scratch, I take all of your ideas and inspiration and make something completely new- and completely you. This means you have complete control of the colours, the font styles, whether or not you want flowers, if you want a drawing of you or of your venue... the list goes on. It gives you the perfect opportunity to make everything centre around your personalities as a couple. 

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