wedding

wedding invitation

i designed a simple wedding invite for a close friend who is getting hitched later this year. the end product is actually different colours (plum and navy blue to match her wedding theme) & printed on brown paper. i’m quite partial to the green / blue / yellow combo. the only prerequisite for the design was that she wanted birds and nothing formal & stuffy. it’s pretty long, but folds down to fit into a standard envelope.

i’m happy to say they are very pleased with their little invite :)

i referenced this old book for the birdy patterns

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bridesmaids

a friend of mine is getting married this year, so i’ve been helping her find inspiration for her wedding (another great excuse to peruse wedding sites, i suppose). came across this wedding on once wed (probably my favourite wedding blog) where the bridesmaids all wore different dresses, but still adhered to a particular style (in this case, short and leggy!)

it’s probably the best example of “unique” bridesmaid dresses i’ve seen, and exactly what i would want if i ever get hitched one day. i’ve never really understood the need for the bridesmaids all to be decked out in the same colour / identical dresses, but maybe that’s just me.

that’s a good lookin’ bunch of bridesmaids, too. okay, i can’t resist featuring the rest of the wedding, as it’s just gorgeous:

wedding photography by erin hearts court

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proposal

this has to be the most original & amazing proposal i have ever seen!

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It was just over a year ago, eating a bowl of Moules et Frits, on holiday in Paris with my girlfriend Liz, that I realised I could quite easily spend the rest of my life with her. I just needed the right way of asking the question, and a bit of time to work it all out. One definite intention was proposing through illustration. I’d like to think of it as two of my favourite things in life in coming together for the one goal.

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read guy shield‘s story & how he went about with his plan here

via drawn!

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katie kirk

wedding invitation stationery by katie kirk (love that they’re so bright and cheerful)

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save the date

after that anne bancroft post, i searched for ages trying to find this cute save the date video i saw yonks ago – inspired by The Graduate, emulating the end bus scene.

i love the way the dude throws his head back, just like hoffman did.

via smitten

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her dress

wren-dress

well known blogger & all round crafty person laura normandin from wren handmade posted her wedding photos. i just had to show you how cute her dress is. be sure to check out the photos at her blog

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schloss

my bro is scooting over to germany with his wife & 5 month old baby to attend a summer wedding that’s going to be held here. serious? serious. the bride’s sister lives in the place. nice! i can imagine characters from a jane austen novel wandering about the gardens and looking out the windows with their sewing on their laps.

note: ‘schloss’ means castle, in german.

speaking of weddings, this one caught my eye:

william & penelope (via once wed)

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