Sunday, 31 July 2011

A few of my favourite things :: July

A few of my favourite things from around the web in July...

1} This stunning image from Kiss The Groom.

2} This watercolour colour scheme from The Cinderella Project.

3} One of the cutest baby photo shoots on On To Baby, photo by Jennifer Roper.

4} A gorgeous bouquet by Foxtail Lilly.

5} This Sunday Edition on Snippet and Ink, photo by One Love Photo.

Friday, 1 July 2011

Love Notes :: 23

Image Elizabeth Messina

You will forever hold a key to my heart, and in my heart will always be a place for you.

Author Unknown

Thursday, 30 June 2011

A few of my favourite things :: June

A few of my favourite things from around the web in June...

1} I love reading the Belle Bébés blog especially the "kids say the funniest things" posts and boy did little Cassie make me giggle and want to watch her over and over again ~ SWEET!

2} Poppy Sparkles has been creating and I am in LOVE with these gorgeous fun flower corsages!

3} Styling, colours and imagery ~ why I always enjoy the Sunday Suppers blog.

4} I have realised that dreams really do come true... I am a sucker for beautiful typography, via the lovely Cinderella Project.

5} Peek-a-boo, couldn't resist this photo and the way the images are styled on Lobster & Swan.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Studio: Sneak Peek

Earlier in the year I made a personalised A-Z for my gorgeous godson Noah, since then I have been pondering designing a whole range of nursery artwork and trying to work out the best way to do it! I am pretty sure I have it all sorted now and so over the next few weeks I will be finishing off the designs and adding them to some kind of shop... Will update when finished but here are a few sneak peeks until then!

Personalised A-Z ~ Personalised with babies name, birth date, time and weight...
Personalised Door Hanger...

A selection of colours and styles will be available soon!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Happy Fathers Day...

Dad and I just before he walked me down the aisle...
Happy Fathers Day Dad! xxx

Friday, 29 April 2011

A new princess...

Today has been amazing, I have loved every minute of the celebrations, along with Catherine's dress the other thing I loved the most was when William and Catherine left the palace in Prince Charles vintage Aston Martin, good times!

Also I thought I would share a bunting design that I put together for Sarah Vivienne to use as her Twitter background in celebration of todays Royal Wedding...  I never knew I could like red, white and blue so much! Pop over to Sarah's website to see her 'Red, White & Blue' fashion shoot, amazing photos! Her shoot was also featured on the Love My Dress blog here!

Happy bank holiday weekend!

Aston Martin Image Credit

My favourite fairytale...

Once upon a time there was a prince who wanted to marry a princess; but she would have to be a real princess. He travelled all over the world to find one, but nowhere could he get what he wanted. There were princesses enough, but it was difficult to find out whether they were real ones. There was always something about them that was not as it should be. So he came home again and was sad, for he would have liked very much to have a real princess.

One evening a terrible storm came on; there was thunder and lightning, and the rain poured down in torrents. Suddenly a knocking was heard at the city gate, and the old king went to open it.

It was a princess standing out there in front of the gate. But, good gracious! what a sight the rain and the wind had made her look. The water ran down from her hair and clothes; it ran down into the toes of her shoes and out again at the heels. And yet she said that she was a real princess.

"Well, we'll soon find that out," thought the old queen. But she said nothing, went into the bed-room, took all the bedding off the bedstead, and laid a pea on the bottom; then she took twenty mattresses and laid them on the pea, and then twenty eider-down beds on top of the mattresses.

On this the princess had to lie all night. In the morning she was asked how she had slept.

"Oh, very badly!" said she. "I have scarcely closed my eyes all night. Heaven only knows what was in the bed, but I was lying on something hard, so that I am black and blue all over my body. It's horrible!"

Now they knew that she was a real princess because she had felt the pea right through the twenty mattresses and the twenty eider-down beds.
Nobody but a real princess could be as sensitive as that.

So the prince took her for his wife, for now he knew that he had a real princess; and the pea was put in the museum, where it may still be seen, if no one has stolen it.

There, that is a true story.

The Princess and the Pea  ~  1835  ~  by Hans Christian Andersen

Monday, 21 March 2011

A big thank you...

To all of the couples who came and spoke to me at The Kelmarsh Hall Wedding Experience yesterday, it was lovely to meet you all and hear all about your plans!  It was a great day for Edward & Emma, lots of fantastic feedback about the collection and it was lovely to hear how impressed you all were with the little extras that I add to my designs!  Looking forward to working with some of you in the near future...

Thanks also to the lovely ladies at Kelmarsh Hall who put on a great 'experience' for the couples, Kelmarsh Hall is a beautiful venue and it looks even more stunning when the sunshine is out like it was yesterday.

I can't write my post without mentioning Paul Martyn, his amazing vocals and sax playing really added a great atmosphere to the day and made it even more special, I am so glad my stand was placed next to him! (Good luck again to you Paul and your partner for 6 weeks time!)

Also wanted to mention Leanne and Chris from Love Letters a lovely couple who are getting married themselves in a few weeks time!  Pop over and check out their website, their 'Letters' are just lovely, I will be ordering myself an 'E' '&' 'E' for the Edward & Emma studio and to use on future exhibition stands and also a 'T' '&' 'I' for Tracey & Ian, the shabby chic ones will fit perfectly in our little cottage!  (Good luck to you both for your upcoming wedding day!)

Unfortunately I was so busy that I didn't get a chance to take a photo of my stand which I am annoyed with myself about as I was really happy with how it turned out, however I have added a couple of images that Sarah Vivienne took of my invitations when she did her Alice in Wonderland themed photo shoot at Kelmarsh Hall last year...

Lastly I send my thanks to Emma at A Bespoke Design and also Sarah Vivienne who suggested me to the ladies at Kelmarsh Hall in the first place, really grateful to you both!

Image credits: Sarah Vivienne

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Colour me pretty:

PANTONE have announced their fashion colour report for fall 2011, I love it when their posts pop into my reader, I find lots of inspiration from their colour predictions and I will definitely be using some of these delicious colours throughout my design work this year...

My favourites?
Well if I have to pick 3 then I would say, emberglow, honeysuckle and quarry...
And I love the illustrations below from each of the designers to go with the colours!

Which ones would you like to incorporate into your wedding or designs?!

Image credit: Pantone Emberglow Honeysuckle Quarry

Monday, 14 February 2011

Love Notes 22 :: Talkin to the songbird yesterday...

She's a little pilot in my mind
Singin songs of love to pass the time
Gonna write a song so she can see
Give her all the love she gives to me
Talk of better days that have yet to come
Never felt this love from anyone

She's not anyone
She's not anyone
She's not anyone

A man can never dream these kind of things
Especially when she came and spread her wings
Whisper in my ear the things I'd like
Then she flew away into the night
Gonna write a song so she can see
Give her all the love she gives to me
Talk of better days that have yet to come
Never felt this love from anyone

She's not anyone
She's not anyone
She's not anyone

Songbird by Oasis

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

A warm human hand-clasp...

What a wonderful thing is the mail, capable of conveying across continents a warm 
human hand-clasp.
Author Unknown

A card is much more than a piece of folded paper, it encloses your news, thoughts and well wishes and it shows the receiver that you care... Our fabulous range of social stationery and greetings cards are waiting to be sent! The collection includes the following and many more...

Baby Shower Invitations
Baby Announcements / Thank you’s
Bespoke, one off special designs
Happy Birthday
New Home
Thinking Of You
Get Well Soon
Good Luck

We are excited to be adding new stockists to our list, full details to follow...

If you would like further information on the greetings card collection please just drop us a line!