Love Heart Feature // Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium

Today on the Lace & Love Hearts blog I will be featuring one of my favourite bespoke cake makers and decorators of all time, Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium. Founded by Elizabeth Solaru back in 2006, Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium creates the most stunning wedding cakes, celebration cakes and cupcakes for luxury events nationwide and beyond! Adorned with expertly crafted sugar flowers, pearls, gems, delicate lace and edible jewellery, Elizabeth’s award winning cakes are second to none and have appeared at numerous high profile weddings and events.

As well creating exquisite and delicious cakes for brides and grooms across the nation and abroad, Elizabeth travels extensively and appears at events as a sugar craft and cake making expert. After appreciating her cakes from afar, Elizabeth and I became friends following our introduction at an exclusive bridal event in Central London, and it is my honour to feature her here on the Lace & Love Hearts blog.

As with all of the features I write for wedding-related suppliers I can personally promote Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium wholeheartedly, and I am lucky enough to have tasted her beautiful creations myself on more than one occasion. I’m really not sure what she puts in her cupcakes but my goodness they are good, and oh so moreish! Elizabeth’s cakes are beautiful of course, however she also places a great deal of importance on how they taste and offers her clients a multitude of flavour choices including triple chocolate delight, vanilla ripple, luscious lemon, red velvet cake, peaches & cream and pink champagne & strawberries to name but a few! A full list of her flavour options can be found here on her website, and if you have any food allergies to contend with, Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium produces cakes which are gluten free, vegan, eggless and suitable for diabetics.

The bespoke couture nature of Elizabeth’s cakes mean that every single one is unique to the bride and groom, however all of the cakes that Elizabeth creates are innovative, stylish and guaranteed to impress your guests. To see a full gallery of Elizabeth’s creations visit her website and her Pinterest account, and prepare to be blown away!

In order to ensure that brides and grooms get exactly what they want for their own wedding cake, Elizabeth will meet with them for a consultation to find out as much as she can about their wedding plans, and she will bring six different cakes for those lucky couples to sample! Due to the popularity of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium creations I suggests that you book your consultation a minimum of six months prior to your big day, however Elizabeth will do all she can to accommodate last minute cakes.

Take a look below for Elizabeth’s contact details and get in touch if you love her cakes as much as I do.

--Lottie ♥

 

Get in touch

Website // www.elizabethscakeemporium.co.uk

Twitter // @lizcakeemporium

Facebook // www.facebook.com/ElizabethsCakeEmporium

Pinterest // www.pinterest.com/lizcakeemporiumno

Love Heart Feature // Bubblegum Balloons

Today on the Lace & Love Hearts blog I am featuring Bubblegum Balloons, a company I first became aware of during a hectic visit to the National Wedding Show, where I stumbled upon their magnificent and attention-grabbing exhibit. My eyes were drawn towards the brightly coloured giant balloons they had on show. These products really have the wow factor and will add a touch of playful drama to any wedding or party!

Founded by three ladies, Sally, Laura and Meg over a glass of wine, which I have to say is how all of the very best of projects are brainstormed, Bubblegum Balloons provide that little spark of drama your wedding concept has been crying out for. With five little ones under the age of four between them, it was hardly a surprise that Sally, Laura and Meg chose to pool their talents into the creation of charming and playful balloons for any occasion.

All of the Bubblegum Balloons products are handmade using the highest quality materials and with real attention to detail. It’s quite simple; balloons make people happy, no matter how old they are! With so much choice on the Bubblegum Balloons website you can tailor your balloons to seamlessly match your wedding colours and concept. Each balloon will be handmade especially for your wedding, so they will be completely unique. There is an amazing collection of products to choose from, everything from super cute balloon table centres filled with confetti, to striking balloon bouquets and giant feather-filled balloons with long tassel tails!

Bubblebum Balloons also offer balloon letters and numbers, tassel garlands which can be used to decorate your venue, as well as the ability to post a balloon in a box to someone you love! I adore this idea and I think it would be a very cute way of thanking your young flower girls and page boys for their assistance after your wedding has taken place. You will also find ‘Will You Be My Bridesmaid?’ and ‘Will You Be My Maid Of Honour’ balloons which are the perfect way to pop the ‘big question’ to your best girls!

If you would like to see the Bubblegum Balloons products in action, take a look at the ‘inspiration gallery’ and  ‘weddings’ pages on their website, which are full of photos of the various ways in which these amazing products can be used to add a bit of fun, frivolity and drama to your wedding venue.

--Lottie ♥

 

// Get in touch //

Website // www.bubblegumballoons.co.uk

Twitter // @WeLoveBalloons

Facebook // www.facebook.com/ BubblegumBalloons

Tumblr // www.bubblegum-balloons.tumblr.com

Love Heart Feature // The North East Wedding Show

The North East Wedding Show returns to Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena

The North East Wedding Show returns to Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on 13-14 September 2014, providing brides-to-be in the North East with direct access to over 100 of the very best in bridalwear and wedding suppliers in the region.

The North East Wedding Show will see hundreds of products and services on offer this autumn, including beautiful bridal dresses, bridesmaid dresses, venues, limousine and classic car hire, honeymoon destinations, stationers, florists, tiaras, shoes, hair and beauty products and lots, lots more.

This season’s exciting exhibitor line-up includes Accent Original Bridal House, Kate Fearnley Boutique, Kathryn Russell, Funky Flowers, Moss Bros, Slaters Menswear, Something New Stationery, Hotel du Vin, Bamburgh Castle and many more. 

The must-see fashion show will take place at the Catwalk three times a day, showcasing the latest trends in bridalwear, occasionwear, groomswear and mother of the bride dresses. In between each show, some of the region’s top musicians will appear on the Catwalk to entertain the crowds.

For even more entertainment and inspiration, visitors can head to The Experts Theatre, where they can discover invaluable advice on everything from planning and preparation to styling, hair and big day beauty from the show’s host of experts.

The UK’s No.1 Bridal Coach Michele Paradise will take centre stage at The Experts Theatre with her popular workshops and sessions. Michele will share invaluable advice on how to walk in fabulous shoes and achieve the perfect pose for photographs as well as choosing the best dress for each body shape, helping brides to look and feel good inside and out on their big day.

Taking place at Newcastle’s premier venue, the Metro Radio Arena, The North East Wedding Show provides the perfect environment for brides-to-be to experience an unforgettable day out. With great facilities, the venue is easily accessible by public transport and offers parking for show visitors.

All visitors to the show will receive a free goody bag and a show guide which includes all the contact details and advice a bride needs to plan their perfect day.

The first 500 visitors through the door will also receive a glass of fizz to celebrate and toast to future happiness!**

Advanced tickets to the show are priced at £7 and must be booked by midnight on September 12th 2014 or tickets on the door cost £9. 

** First 500 visitors through the door on Saturday 13th September.

 

// Get in touch//

Website // www.theukweddingshows.co.uk

Twitter // @ukweddingshows

Facebook // www.facebook.com/UKWeddingShows

Love Heart Feature // Hazaar of London

I first met the ladies from Hazaar of London at a preview event for the National Wedding Show in London, and I was instantly smitten by their enchantingly feminine and unique creations. Their concept of offering two different dress styles within the same gown was something which I’d never come across before, and their passion for innovation really drew me in.

Hazaar of London was founded back in 2004 by London College of Fashion graduates and friends, Isoline Hickman and Rachel Farrimond. Isoline and Rachel’s experience with and love of modern and historical dressmaking and design provided a strong foundation for the creation of classically beautiful pieces which are firmly rooted within, and inspired by, the modern day bride. Hazaar of London dresses truly push the boundaries of contemporary bridal wear and what it can offer today’s brides, and my goodness are they beautiful!

In my opinion adaptable wedding dresses are the future. These days brides are very concerned with being able to enjoy their evening celebrations just as much as the formal marriage ceremony itself, perhaps even more so! And while the romantic flowing gown complete with a long train is still what most brides dream of, they tend not to be practical when it comes to ripping up the dance floor later in the day! Enter Hazaar of London with the most perfectly elegant and brilliant solution involving the addition or removal of a long skirt with a shorter dress.

Hazaar of London currently have two breath taking collections of wedding dresses, the ‘Rose’ collection and the ‘Grace’ collection, which can be viewed over at their super cute website. It is very difficult for me to choose a favourite collection; however the ‘Violet’ dress and ‘Violet’ skirt from their ‘Rose’ collection combine to make a dress which is almost too beautiful for this world. Take a look for yourself and see which fusions speak to you. You can also visit the ‘stockists’ page on their website to find out which boutiques stock Hazaar of London dresses.

Hazaar of London are about to launch their new collection of stunning dresses which is called ‘House of Hazaar’, and has been specially developed for brides who would like to wear one dress for the entirety of their wedding day, rather than removing the skirt section for the evening….

Here are the Hazaar of London ladies, Rachel and Issy, to explain this exciting new line…

‘We’re always designing, as we’re constantly inspired by a new fabric or detailing we’ve discovered. Some of these designs just felt like they needed to be a single piece gown. We can always make a House of Hazaar collection adaptable, and make adaptable gowns into one piece; we’re pretty playful in our approach to design. The sky’s the limit!’

Hazaar of London brides can go from ceremony to dance floor and surprise her guests with a change of look, or stay in her perfect gown throughout the entire day and evening. Either way, every Hazaar gown goes through the same journey, starting with careful design, and finishing with Isoline and Rachel adding final details themselves. Every care is taken to create the perfect wedding gown for each and every bride.

--Lottie ♥

 

// Get in touch //

Website // www.hazaaroflondon.com

Twitter // www.twitter.com/HazaarofLondon

Facebook // www.facebook.com/Hazaar-of-London

Love Heart Feature // Top Table Planner

Today on the Lace & Love Hearts blog I have something truly unique to share with you! Planning your own wedding is an exciting, emotional and ultimately satisfying affair; however there are certain points during the process where you will want to tear your hair out. One of those occasions (perhaps the number one occasion!) is when it comes to creating the seating plan for your wedding breakfast. But don’t fret, because Top Table Planner has the answer!

Simple, easy to use and affordable, the Top Table Planner gadget is an excellent tool which has provided assistance with planning thousands of events all over the globe, from intimate corporate occasions to big family weddings and banquets. The first version of the tool launched in 2007 and since then it has undergone various updates and improvements which have transformed it into a highly polished and widely employed gadget, perfect for organising your wedding breakfast tables.

Some of the most useful features of the Top Table Planner tool include the ability to drag and drop guests and tables, to import guest lists from Word and Excel, to choose different table sizes and shapes, to indicate meal choices, to add gift tables and dance floors to your plan and to name your tables. Yes, it’s really that good!

The Top Table Planner tool was created and is maintained by a small family team with an excellent reputation for timely and attentive customer service, which is just what every bride groom needs! Adam and his wife Miranda created the software after experiencing the trials and tribulations of creating their own wedding seating plan. In my opinion all of the best wedding related brands are created by bride and grooms to be or newlyweds, as they have first-hand experience of the issues and problems which their product or service is designed to remedy.

The Top Table Planner tool has received a great deal of very well deserved praise from the likes of former Dragon, Theo Paphitis and Gold Group executive, Jacqueline Gold. Oh, and it has appeared in Brides magazine as one of their top 75 websites for wedding planning. High praise indeed!

I used the Top Table Planner tool in the planning of my own wedding breakfast and found that this task, which I had been dreading, was in fact extremely simple and involved no stress what so ever. All of my guests where seated appropriately, the tables were arranged beautifully and we allowed plenty of room to display the cake. If only all aspects of planning a wedding came with such a fantastically helpful tool!

--Lottie ♥

 

Get in touch

Website // www.toptableplanner.com

Twitter // @TopTablePlanner

Facebook // www.facebook.com/toptableplanner

Pinterest // www.pinterest.com/toptableplanner

Love Heart Feature // The Perfect Afternoon with Zouch & Lamare

Image: Photography by Krishanthi

As my loyal readership will no doubt be aware, I love being spoilt! So when the opportunity to spend ‘The Perfect Afternoon’ with luxury wedding planners, Zouch & Lamare, was brought to my attention, I jumped at the chance!

The event was to be held in an atmospheric and sophisticated wine cellar in Central London, and would be conducted by the cellar’s passionate and extremely well acquainted CEO and founder, Moez Seraly. Together with his team at The Perfect Cellar, Moez introduces his clients to wines from some of the most prestigious boutique and artisan winemakers from around the world, whilst maintaining a strong interest in providing his clients with excellent value for money.

Images: Photography by Krishanthi

The Perfect Afternoon is a twist on the traditional afternoon tea, substituting tea with fine wine and champagne which has been expertly paired by the knowledgeable sommeliers at The Perfect Cellar. This experience has been tailored for anyone with an interest in learning more about wine, and is ideal for brides and grooms who are ready to choose their wedding day wines.

Images: Photography by Krishanthi

During our perfect afternoon we had the opportunity to sample some of the most splendid wines I have ever tasted, and to discuss how to correctly compliment and increase the enjoyment of a meal by pairing it with the correct type of wine. We sampled six delicious wines while Moez talked us through their origin and pedigree, and explained to us how different wines could affect (whether positively or negatively) the tasty treats we were enjoying.

Images: Photography by Krishanthi

The entire experience was exquisite, and made all the better by the expert hosting skills of Zouch & Lamare. The cellar was decorated beautifully with floral arrangements by Wildabout Flowers (based on white and red wine), elegant place settings and complimentary table stationery. Photography by Krishanthi and Urban Cinematography captured the event perfectly.

Images: Photography by Krishanthi

I fully intend on treating a group of close friends to The Perfect Afternoon in the near future, perhaps during the festive season so we can choose our Christmas wines!

--Lottie ♥

Image: Photography by Krishanthi

About Zouch & Lamare:

Zouch & Lamare offer bespoke planning services for luxury weddings and events with elegance and personal style. Founded by Mimi Zouch and Liesl Lamare, the company brings a fresh and exciting approach to weddings.

Their wedding planning services are tailored specifically to reflect the couple and their vision for their wedding day. They work closely with the couple and their budget to design and coordinate a fun, memorable and entirely bespoke wedding.

The Perfect Afternoon from Urban Cinematography on Vimeo.

 

// Get in touch //

Zouch & Lamare

Website // www.zouchandlamare.com

Twitter // @ZouchandLamare

Facebook // www.facebook.com/ZouchandLamare

Pinterest // www.pinterest.com/zouchandlamare

The Perfect Cellar

Website // www.theperfectcellar.com

Twitter // @PerfectCellar

Facebook // www.facebook.com/PerfectCellar

Love Heart Feature // Little Stringers Invites

Today on the Lace & Love Hearts blog I am featuring my interview with the lovely Sophie Webber from Little Stringers Invites.

Sophie graduated from the Loughborough University in 2007 with a degree in illustration, and began working in-house and as a freelance designer within the advertising, publishing and editorial fields. Sophie now runs her own contemporary stationery company whose whimsically beautiful designs are aimed at the modern couple looking to create something a little different for their wedding stationery.

The Lace & Love Hearts blog: Hi Sophie, welcome to the featured suppliers section of the Lace & Love Hearts blog. So what makes Little Stringers Invites stand out from the crowd of stationery suppliers available to the modern bride and groom?

Little Stringers Invites: I LOVE weddings and everything about them. I live and breathe design, which is why Little Stringers Invites focuses on contemporary, design-led wedding stationery aimed at the modern couple. I have been working as an illustrator for over 6 years so have a great deal of experience in the design industry, which allows me to adapt my style to suit the needs of my clients and their wedding. I like to think originality makes Little Stringers Invites different, using influences from current design and wedding trends, keeping things fresh with a creative modern edge. All design ranges are completely customisable to suit my client’s desired wording and colour scheme, which is all included in the price. I love the creativity my job brings, getting to know my clients and hearing all about their wedding plans. I enjoy working with couples who are looking to create something different and to help turn their ideas into reality.

L&LH: What first inspired you to create your gorgeous invitation designs?

LSI: I have always worked as a designer and my main job used to be designing greetings cards, gift wrap and other stationery and gift products. I had designed a few wedding stationery ranges for friends and I really enjoyed it. After receiving some great positive feedback about my designs, I decided to take it further. After getting married myself, I realised there was a lack of fresh and modern wedding stationery in the market and I couldn’t wait to share my passion for modern stationery design with couples looking for something unique, and so I set up Little Stringers Invites. Last year I launched the brand new website and spent time meeting lots of wedding industry suppliers and spreading the word about the new site. I am very excited about the future and what we have planned, including launching new design ranges and hopefully meeting more new and exciting couples!

L&LH: Do you offer a bespoke service alongside your set designs?

LSI: Absolutely. If there isn’t something suitable in the set design ranges, I also offer a bespoke design service where I work closely together with couples to create something truly unique and personal for their special day, to reflect their style, personalities and what their wedding is all about. I love fresh and quirky ideas!

L&LH: Where are you based?

I work from my design studio currently based in Bedfordshire, but supply and work with couples all over the globe. The nature of the work allows me to work with you wherever you are and you will always receive a prompt response and my individual attention.

L&LH: Explain the process that you go through with brides and grooms regarding the creation of bespoke designs?

LSI: The process begins with an initial consultation. The aim is to build a picture of the wedding, their ideas and style and their life as a couple. It is useful for couples to have a rough idea of their stationery needs, rough quantities and an idea of budget. We can discuss ideas and consider all elements that may be required. Once I have an idea about what they are looking for in terms of design, I will put together an estimate for their wedding collection and an idea of timescale. I will then work up a few design concepts, providing a mood board of ideas if necessary. I also ask for a document with their desired wording on. After detailed feedback, I will work up the final digital design proof for all desired elements. Once these final proofs are reviewed I will ask them to approve a final draft and their bespoke stationery will be sent to print and then safely delivered to them! For more information on bespoke invitations, please click here.

L&LH: How far ahead of the big day should brides and grooms approach you for stationery?

LSI: If couples are looking at the set design ranges available online, then I like to allow a total of 6 weeks which allows time for amendments plus plenty of time for printing and delivery. When it comes to the bespoke option I like to allow a few weeks extra on top of this, for time to discuss ideas and work up their bespoke collection.

L&LH: What should my readers do if they would like to find out more about your creations and to see some examples?

LSI: Readers should head to the website to find out more and if they have any questions at all please get in touch and email me at info@littlestringersinvites.com. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for the latest original and quirky wedding ideas, as well as other influences from the design industry. Also keep an eye out on there for the latest news, designs and offers from Little Stringers Invites!

 

// Get in touch //

Website // www.littlestringersinvites.com

Twitter // @littlestringers

Facebook // www.facebook.com/littlestringers

Pinterest // www.pinterest.com/littlestringers

Love Heart Feature // The High-Street Bride's Guide, by Samantha Birch

Today's feature is dedicated to Samantha Birch, author of 'The High-Street Bride's Guide'!

Samantha believes that you can create a beautiful wedding without breaking the bank and is advising brides on how to go from Miss to Mrs for less. An ebook version of her fantastic guide is now available to download, with the paperback appearing on the shelves next month! Over to you, Samantha...

When me and my now-hubby got engaged back in December 2009, we thought we’d be Mr and Mrs by next Christmas. What actually happened was, y’know, life: we were living with his parents ’cause we couldn’t afford southern rent, and we both changed jobs a couple of times as we tried to do what we’d always wanted. Then we moved out of his folks’ house (hooray!) to rent a little flat where we wouldn’t have to worry about them walking in on us without knocking.

Between minimum-wage jobs and finding the deposit for our landlord, by 2011 we were pretty close to the wire money-wise. By now I’d written for You & Your Wedding, Cosmo Bride and Brides, so I knew the average wedding costs about £18,000 to £22,500. To us in our combined dining room/living room/kitchen, that kind of money looked a lot like a house deposit, so we made a decision: find a way to have our perfect day without spending the earth on it.

I realised I had lots of ideas. Some were industry secrets I’d picked up writing for the wedding mags, and others were strategies I’d thought up myself that I knew none of them were talking about. In-between all the saving and researching and pre-planning, I helped a friend of mine find her dream wedding dress from a budget designer, and she sent me an email that got me excited: ‘Sam, you should write a book about this stuff!’

Okay, so I took her a bit literally. I went off and wrote The High-Street Bride’s Guide, a budget wedding book about how to plan your dream day without spending a house deposit on it—and yes, that includes getting a designer wedding dress for less, seriously saving on the venue and the same steps we used to get our gorgeous wedding photos for a third of the price the first place quoted.

HarperCollins published it about a month ago now, and the reviews that have been cropping up on Amazon make me feel like I’m really helping people. They’ve said things like ‘what an absolute life-saver’, ‘a really fun, easy read’, ‘saved me hours of research’, ‘full of practical and affordable ideas’, ‘calm, practical advice with a healthy dose of humour’ and ‘relieves any stresses and panics and calms the bridezilla in all of us’.

Trust me: you can have a beautiful wedding without spending anywhere near the average—we finally did it in November 2013 (whoop, whoop!) and we loved every minute. It won’t cost you a lot to find out how to save loads either: get The High-Street Bride’s Guide as an eBook you can read on your laptop, iPad, Kindle, Nook or other tablet for £2.99, or pre-order the paperback (out 3rd July) for £6.99. It’s on iTunes, Nook and all the usual suspects, and here’s the Amazon link: http://smarturl.it/highstbride Give it a go, then head over to @HighStreetBride and let me know if I can help you out with any other big-day worries—no question is too daft, and I’ll be nice, honest!

 

Get in touch:

Amazon // www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00GWG5EAC

Twitter // @HighStreetBride

Love Heart Feature // The Story House

Today on the Lace & Love Hearts blog I am featuring my interview with Lucy McDonald, owner of a wonderful bespoke illustration company, The Story House. Self-confessed ‘illustration Ninja’, Lucy loves nothing more than sitting at her desk with a cup of tea and a slice of marmite toast while she hand-draws highly personal designs for her clients.

Lucy creates some of the most beautiful, touching and celebratory pieces of bespoke stationary that I have ever seen. Her philosophy of helping to make every bride and groom’s special day totally unique to them is something which I also feel is essential to an amazing wedding day. She manages to capture her client’s personalities and love story perfectly, and tailors her designs to their interests and passions, and to their individual wedding concept.

If you haven’t considered bespoke illustrations on your wedding stationary before now, then this interview may well get you thinking…

The Lace & Love Hearts blog: Hello Lucy, welcome to the featured suppliers section of the Lace & Love Hearts blog. I adore your designs! Tell me how you first entered the world of illustration.

Lucy: I’ve always drawn, it started with crayons and paper at nursery, and I’ve never stopped! I did a Foundation year at Art College, then studied English (it’s always about the stories for me!). Then my sister got married in 2011 and I designed her invitations and the on the day stationery. It took a little time for me to focus on the illustration side of my wedding business, but it’s now all I do, because I love it, and it’s different from a lot of what’s out there too.

L&LH: How do you go about gathering inspiration from your brides and grooms for their designs?

Lucy: It really starts when I start emailing back and forth with a couple – I get a good idea of the couples’ personality. Officially though, it all starts with a questionnaire which contains questions about how a couple met, what their interests are, and the big events in their relationship. I normally ask for photos of them and specific places or things that are important to them, and I go from there.

Mostly a couple will be really excited just to see what I come up with based on my illustration style but sometimes a couple has a very distinct idea of what they want, in which case I might ask for some more imagery, for example a Pinterest board. At the requests of different couples, I’ve drawn very simplistic line drawings for a rustic craft wedding, and in art deco style for a themed vineyard wedding. One of my favourite recent designs was for couple that mentioned Pop Art and Lichenstein in passing at the end of the questionnaire, and I just went for it! I absolutely loved drawing it. I love those challenges and requests because I have to be so creative.

L&LH: How long does the design process usually take?

Lucy: I normally suggest allowing six weeks for a full design set of save the dates, RSVPs and invitations. I have done it quicker but I find the rhythm of design, feedback and edit seems to take a comfortable six weeks. It means the couple get several chances to give their feedback, because I love getting all the details exactly right.

L&LH: Do you offer a range of stationary options, from invitations to menus?

Lucy: I can do just about anything you want for your wedding!  Often couples love their invitations and want their stationery for their wedding day to tie in, so I also design order of service booklets, table plans, place cards and menus. These are the most common pieces that I work on, but the joy of bespoke means I can put together anything you fancy. For example, I recently put together one hundred and twenty labels for jar favours, saying ‘Spread the Love’ – so sweet. The design matched the rest of the on the day stationery too.

L&LH: What would you say to brides and grooms who are considering having bespoke stationary made for their wedding, but are still a little unsure?

Lucy: If they’re unsure about a specific practical aspect of the process, then just ask. Anybody offering a bespoke service is used to working to the different priorities of different people (that might just be why we love it!), and guiding a couple through the process.

In more general terms, a bespoke service is a really special thing, because you’re having something created with specifically you in mind. It’s not something that’s been designed to have a broad appeal or a particular type of couple - It’s just yours and yours alone. This doesn’t mean it has to be precious or overthought, just that it can celebrate both your personalities and the true interests of both people getting married. It is not focused on a colour scheme or print effect or a font. It’s all about you, in the best possible way.

Also, I have to say, reports from those receiving the invitations are always full of great excitement and surprise, so it’s a lovely way to get everyone involved and excited about what’s to come. Twice this week I’ve heard from couples whose mothers are refusing to return their RSVP card! They want to hold on to them as a memento!

L&LH: What should my readers do if they would like to find out more about your creations and to see some examples?

Lucy: I love to hear from couples about their plans, so they can contact me through my website, Facebook or Twitter. There are examples of designs on my website, but I’m happy to send through samples if you contact me directly.

To have a chat in person, I regularly do wedding fairs, and will be at the Chosen Wedding Fair in London in the autumn.

 

// Get in touch //

Website // www.story-house.co.uk

Twitter // www. twitter.com/the_storyhouse

Facebook // www.facebook.com/ The-Story-House

Pinterest // www.pinterest.com/thestoryhouse

Chosen Vintage Wedding Fair // www.chosenwedding.com

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