Exquisite embroidered wedding scrolls from Upsticks Boutique – alternative wedding stationery or keepsake
There are so many beautiful wedding ideas out there, but sometimes something pops into my inbox that just seems that little bit extra special. When Caroline from REloved Boutique in Nottingham emailed me to tell me all about the beautiful embroidered wedding scrolls made by her friend Sally I was intrigued.
From her shed studio nicknamed Upsticks Boutique, Sally uses recycled, reclaimed and vintage fabrics to create what I can only describe as art – in particular, she makes these beautiful wedding scrolls with your wedding date and details hand-stitched into them.
They have a variety of uses, from a keepsake of the day (particularly beautiful when framed) to actual wedding invitations to be sent out to your guests. She’s also started making ‘save the dates’ in a similar style, and is keen to expand into all elements of wedding stationery.
Whether it’s the boys or girls doing the asking, everyone’s always looking for that right moment to pop the ‘will you marry me?’ question – it doesn’t matter if it’s cuddled up on the sofa or in a grand gesture of love.
This new ‘Marry Me’ cake from TNWC business Choco Mallow Coco is an utterly fab way to ask that all important question, complete with a hollow in the middle of the cake to place your ring. Made using local free range eggs, and fair trade and organic ingredients wherever possible, this beautiful cake is now available online from the Choco Mallow Coco ‘Cake Shop’.
One of my Favourite Finds recently is this Etsy shop who are creating these beautiful wedding items from biodegradable birch bark. There is a wonderful selection of cake toppers (like these cheerful little birds above), cupcake toppers and mini flags, birch bark confetti in the shape of leaves or hearts, and even a cute little ring bearers pillow.
I came across Mama Wolf when she mentioned a piece I’d written about being a good wife on her blog. Sandeep who is the self taught seamstress and proud owner of Mama Wolf, describes her business as a mens fashion accessories label. In particular, Mama Wolf produces super cool neckties and has recently launched a bespoke wedding tie service.
Having spotted these latest ties on her website that she created, I really wanted to share them, not only because there’s not often a lot for boys on wedding blogs, but also because they are pretty darn cool.
Sandeep told me that the bride and groom wanted five wedding ties in a rich orange cotton with embroidered motifs, “each motif represented something personal to the groom, the best man and the ushers.”
I’m sure at some point someone will declare jam jars and their many uses at weddings “so last year” in fact, they probably already have. At any rate, I don’t care – there is something wonderfully simple and pleasing about a jam jar filled with flowers from your garden, or flickering as a lantern in the evening with a tealight – whether it’s at your wedding or in your home. Especially knowing that in a previous life it contained jam, honey, chutney or some other condiment.
Oooh I do love a great but simple idea, and this one is just downright fab. I know there is a huge following for rustic brown recycled wedding stationery on this blog (there’s lots of you after my own heart and I love it), so I’m pretty sure this design will interest a few of you.
Designed by the very talented Allie Ruth, this is a postcard sized save the date, very simply stamped on one side with the words ‘Save the Date’, and on the back the basic details such as date and place, along with space for your guests address and a stamp. The white lace motifs were also stamped on.
What’s brilliant, is that Allie Ruth has a fab Etsy shop where you can buy that lovely ‘Save the Date’ stamp, complete with arrow struck heart, plus she also does custom address stamps should you be looking for a new ‘Mr and Mrs’ style return address stamp.
Quirky and playful illustrated wedding stationery with a mixture of modern designs and old fashioned charm
When I came across the wedding stationery created by illustrator Victoria Whincup I was certain that you would all love to see her designs too. I got in touch with Victoria and she told me that she first started doing wedding invitations when she made them for a friend, and since then hasn’t been able to stop! “I love to hear a customer’s idea and then translate it into a design. I have always drawn and painted, it’s all I’ve ever really wanted to do.”
Victoria uses paint brushes and pencils to create her designs, telling me she believes it gives a much more personal feel to the invites. “I’m a great lover of typography, so all of the text is delicately hand drawn. Colours are also definitely important when it comes to my designs, it’s nice to subtly tie in the colour theme of a wedding, or perhaps the season. Most of the tones I use are quite muted, but I am a fan of a splash of vibrant colour here and there.”