Farewell happy January…

Guess what?! We’ve only gone and opened an actual on-line store!

But before we get to the nitty gritty, first off, you may have noticed that our last post was drizzled with tinsel. Christmas is a far distant happy memory and if we are honest with you guys, we have no idea where January went.

They say that January is dull and depressing and is the home of ‘Blue Monday’. This Monday is meant to be dreary and depressing as the Christmas credit card bills hit the door mat and the month is full of long, dark nights with nothing to look forward to apart from the anticipation that it may snow……..then for the population to moan after one week that they want the white stuff to disappear.

Now, if you follow our ramblings and our Pinterest board, you would know that Hannah and I are quite partial to the winter months and we LOVE the snow, even after a week, dang it, even after two! We never get bored of the icy carpet. The only thing that depressed us from January 2014, was that there wasn’t any snow. We’ve keeping our fingers crossed on that front.

You may ask why we never fell under January’s spell and this brings me to the point of this post. We didn’t have time to. We couldn’t believe the influx of requests from fresh faced couples that were ready to hit the ground running with planning their weddings. Hannah’s illustrating pad hasn’t stopped and your feedback has been immense. This is where I would normally add an image of what we’ve been up to but we can’t spoil the surprise for our couples, so here’s a cute picture of one of our mascots 🙂

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This is the first chance I’ve had to put fingers to keypad and update the blog. It wasn’t a good look being greeted by some reindeer when the fat man had been and gone for over a month.

The other reason we have been indulged with lots of drawing time is that we’ve took the leap and opened an on-line store. Here you can purchase a sample at the click of button and have custom orders created just for you. Taking this step has been a milestone for us and we’re super happy with the amount of custom requests we have received. Etsy is a fabulous marketplace that showcases amazing suppliers and their hand-made talents. If you are planning your wedding, you will be so over run with ideas and things that you HAVE to have, that you won’t even realise you needed them for your big day. So in advance, we apologise for the hit your bank balance is about to take. I’m sorry to say that even after the event is over, you’ll still be visiting for that perfect gift or ‘never before seen’ item for your abode.  So pop over and take a look…….you’re welcome 😉

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So in a nutshell, we’ve got a shop *woo!* and we’re uber excited by how many of you guys have asked us to help you with putting your wedding ideas down on paper.

Hopefully in my next post I’ll be able to share some of these designs. We are always amazed at the styles, ideas and themes that get thrown our way. You guys plan AWESOME wedding days. Keep up the good work.

Over and out,

Jess

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Hop hop hooray…

“Do the bunny hop…..hop, hop, hop”

Do you think if you chose to send out our new stationery suite as your wedding invitations, the little long eared fellas would inspire an impromptu group dance of the ‘Bunny hop’ at your wedding reception, High School Musical styley?? If there is an inkling of this happening, can we come?!

Two things that seem to be a favourite on wedding paper goodies. Number One, hot air balloons, as we’ve already established on many a previous post. They’re big, floaty, colourful and have an air (pun intended) of mystery, what’s not to like? Number two, bicycles. Your standard bike, a cheeky tricycle but best of all a tandem 🙂

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Actually, if said Bunny Hop wedding also includes a tandem bike ride, off into the sunset, with ‘just married’ retro cans rattling behind the bride and groom, it is a mandatory requirement that on choosing to hire us, that we attend your wedding*

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If a yellow colour scheme isn’t your cup of tea, our little furry friends design can be altered to suit your awesome day. As with all our designs, colour scheme and wording can be altered at no extra design cost and adds the personal touch to your stationery. We’ve also included our very popular magnet save the dates with this showcase but you can choose to use any of our invite styles, including our Bunting save the dates.

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Well, as a very famous rabbit once said, “that’s all folks!” Or was that Porky Pig??? Anywho, I can’t think of another famous rabbit saying, so I’m running with it!

*Please note that if you do so kindly ask us to help with any of your wedding stationery needs, we will not under any circumstances gate crash your wedding…….promise 🙂

Fruit Salad…

Nostalgia is awesome! Looking back to the past, highlights what great things it has provided us with. It brings you great bits of discarded furniture, no longer wanted by somebody but restored, it’s loved by somebody else. Also, all the best bands are from yesteryear (in my opinion ;)). How many weddings now feature vintage china and rustic elements? Lots……because its awesome. But one of the best bits of ye’ oldie times, I have to admit, by far is…….RETRO SWEETS!

Now here comes the pop quiz. Can you guess which retro sweet influenced our new range? *Please don’t let the title of this post sway your answer. A flying saucer? A gobstopper? A giant cola bottle? A bag of Fizz Whizz or maybe a Sherbet Dip Dab? Ok, you’ve got me, we all know it’s none of the above but it’s a great excuse to lust after one of your favourite guilty pleasures. So, my little sweet lovers, who’s favourite was the ever colourful Fruit Salad? Arrr, the memories of holding your paper bag full of your 20p worth and nearly losing a tooth chomping your way through them. No? Just me then 😳

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‘Fruit salad’s’ colourful print and quirky fonts create a relaxed but fun first impression of your day. As we love the funness of this range, we’ve used it to debut our new Save the Date bunting invite. Instead of just sending a postcard, why not make your first contact with your future guests, interactive?

A small envelope is mounted onto card, but hidden inside the envelope is the secret of the date of your big day of fun, until your guests pull on the string to reveal a cute row of bunting.

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We’re rolling these little beauts out to all of our ranges and they start from £3 an invite.

We hope you like them 🙂

We love a bespoke design….

Louise contacted us earlier in the year, enquiring about ‘on the day’ stationery for her planned wedding to Matthew, in none other than Sardinia! Yes, you heard right, Sardinia. Our first international order, woo hoo!!

After we composed ourselves, Louise gave us the brief of sea-side pretty with soft pinks and blue/grey hues. They wanted to include a nod to the sea without being ‘fairing sea dogs’………their shell and stripe design emerged and became the theme that ran throughout their stationery package.

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Another first for us, was also being asked to create paddle fans to keep their guests cool in the Italian sun and also function as their ‘order of the day’ information.

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Along with the menus, place names, table numbers and information cards, we hope the guests at this fabulous wedding appreciated the stationery as much as we appreciated being asked to be a small part of Louise and Matthew’s day.

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Congratulations guys!

New designs…..

Our designer Hannah has been a very busy bee and has illustrated a couple of new designs. I love them!

As you know from one of our previous designs “Don’t forget your passport…”, we love any excuse to crowbar a hot balloon into a design, and what a better way than a ruddy big fat one as the main feature. “Up, up and away” can be found in our ‘Off the peg’ ranges and can feature our newly added save the date magnets.

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This is an elegant, pretty but fun design and can be altered to suit any colour theme.

If you’re after a more colourful way to include some sort of air filled transport into your wedding invitations……..then how about “Pop!”. This design can also be found in our ‘off the peg’ range and also can include our save the date magnets.

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As with all of our designs, the final outcome is your decision. If you’d like to change part of the design, please get in touch with us at beourguestdesigns@gmail.com to let us know your ideas.

We hope you like the new additions as much as we do xx

More badges galore….

And here they are! The promised extra photos of the badges range……do you think I could get away with wearing ‘The ACTUAL bride’ badge in every day life? No? *sulks*