Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Original wedding gift

This weekend we got back our first framed wedding portrait. And it looks fantastic.

Our lovely friends Ana and Greg gave us a voucher for our wedding from On Stone. We uploaded one of our favourite photos taken by Jill Andrews Photography to the website. From here they printed the image on stone, put a wooden frame around it and voilĂ , an amazing, unique way to present a moment from our Big Day. It looks so good sitting on our mantlepiece.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Tamara + Mike

I have just returned from New Zealand after two weeks of weddings. Amazing. Best excuse to go home for a holiday if I ever heard one. One was my beautiful best friend Tamara and her now-husband Mike's big day.

I had the honour of being Tamara's matron of honour as well as designing their wedding stationery. Tamara is a curator at Sanderson Contemporary Art Gallery in Auckland and art is a big part of her life. Amazing works cover the walls of her and Mike's home and she wanted to include this in their invites. Since high school she has been obsessed with the Renaissance, so it was fitting to have two paintings from the era as the main feature. The design of the invites continued through with the rest of the stationery.

The day was a true tribute to the happy couple. Tamara who is mad on fashion had not only one fabulous dress, but two!!! And Mike who is a musician had ensured the day was filled with music which included 4 different bands playing throughout the day. The favours were these cute ceramic ornaments (see top right in the photo above) which Tamara had been collecting over the last 12 months. Mine was a little lamb. Love it.

I wish Tamara + Mike all the happiness in the world and look forward to the next chapter of their life together.

If you are after a designer for your wedding stationery, or any other events, please get in touch.


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Gorgeous branding in Colyton

I may be a dairyfarmers daughter, but I am not the hugest fan of milk. I know ... it's weird. But I could not help myself buying two bottles of milk from a new business that's opened in my home village, Colyton, New Zealand. 

Arran farms sells A2 milk pretty much straight from the cow. You cannot get any fresher than that. 

The branding is brilliant. I love it. I am a sucker for fabulous packaging and these little gems are awesome! You buy the bottles from a vending machine and then you fill them yourself with fresh creamy A2 milk. Imagine that on you weetbix in the morning. 

Maybe I should just man up and get on board the milk train. If you are ever in the best part of NZ (Taonui Road, Colyton) I highly recommend you drop in. 


Sunday, March 2, 2014

Tea towels as art

I have ticked off another post-wedding to-do. Framed our tea towel. And it looks FAB!!

I was at the Supergraph art fair a couple of weeks ago and spied at the Frankie exhibit some tea towels that had been framed in a really unique way. So enquired about them and was introduced to WILMA framing.

Got in touch and voilĂ  our beautiful tea towel is now a piece of art.

If you need any framing done, I couldn't recommend WILMA enough. The frame is made of Tasmanian Oak with a two-tone finish. So it looks white when looking straight at it, but you see the natural timber from the side. Gorgeous.


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Kate + Evan

I had the privilege of designing this wedding invite for Kate + Evan. They tie the knot in just a few weeks. I cannot wait to see photos of this wedding as I know it will be amazing!! Both of them are so clever and creative. Their home is filled with treasures they have found, then spruced up with a bit of DIY, and the result, a masterpiece.

You may remember a post from a few years ago when we had a girlie weekend at Kate + Evan's home on the peninsula. Kate is the queen of op-shopping and garage sale hunting and I just know their wedding styling will be to-die-for.

The photo is of Kate + Evan's favourite tree from the area where they will get married. I added a bit of a vintage look to it to encapture their love of all things pre-loved.

My obsession for weddings has not let up after Our Big Day. I love designing invites, so if you are after a designer for yours, please get in touch. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Our Big Day

We got married!!!!!

It was the best day and so nice to share it with all our wonderful family and lovely friends. The ceremony was at home in the garden where I grew up overlooking our dairy farm. Then followed by the reception at the local Colyton Hall. Here I played at pre-school, acted in drama productions, learnt knots at Keas and Cubs and partied at my 21st.  So it made sense to celebrate the best day of our lives in this fabulous old country hall. AMAZING!

 Here is a short video from Our Big Day.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sarah + Patrick

I have recently finished working on this gorgeous invite for a lovely couple, Sarah and Patrick. They live in Sydney, Australia and getting hitched at Sarah's parents home in Havelock North, New Zealand.


They came to me wanting a rustic and nature inspired invite to reflect their wedding day. The minty green with a touch of coral looks fabulous on the brown card, and the twine that ties all the bits together just finishes off the look.

I really enjoyed working with these two as they had so many ideas of what they were after, and it was so nice to see it all come together.

If you are after a designer to help you with your wedding stationery, please get in touch.