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Black Swan styled photoshoot

The Black Swan Styled Shoot that we were involved in a couple of months ago has been featured on Bespoke-Bride! Here are just a few of the images of our designs, to see the full shoot visit Bespoke bride

Fab Suppliers: // Venue – Eastington Park // Planning & Concept Design – Sophie, Weddings by Sophie // Styling – Kate , Lavender and Linen // Model – Sarah // Creative paper props – Laura, Things by Laura // Dresses – Elizabeth, Saxon & Wolf // Floristry – Jodie, Acacia Floristry // Hair – Sandie, Bella bridal hair // Headdresses – Holly, Holly Young headwear // Make up – Vanessa, Make up by Vanessa // Photography – Christy, Christy Blanch Photography // Sequin Tablecloths – Bee, Gilded linens // Cake & Dessert table – Bee, Contemporary cake designs // Stationery – April, Bluebird wedding stationery // Videography – Mrs.Mashup //

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Choosing the Right Wording for Your Wedding Invitations

Retro Words Single Sided Wedding Invitations

Retro Words Single Sided Wedding InvitationsWriting the wording for your wedding invitations can be very difficult. There are so many rules and traditions to follow, but here at BlueBird we don’t believe you should have to stick to any particular rules if you don’t want to!  As long as you are happy with them and your guests are given all of the correct information that they need that’s all that matters. We are always here if you need advice on your wording and will often write this for you if you are stuck or unsure of how to word certain tricky points such as not wanting children to attend etc.

There are some very important points to cover however, to make sure your guests turn up to the right place at the right time!


All wedding invitations should include

  • Names of the bride’s parents or other hosts (this can of course be the couple themselves)
  • First name of the bride (second and middle names optional)
  • First name of the groom (‘traditional’ invites should use the groom’s full name and his title (Mr/Lieutenant/Sir)
  • Where the ceremony is taking place
  • Date, month and year of the wedding ceremony
  • Time of the ceremony
  • Location of the wedding reception
  • Address to which guests must reply (traditionally a postal address, but of course this can be an email address or even a phone number!)

Traditionally the brides name is written before the groom’s, even if they are hosting the wedding themselves, but of course if you feel that the grooms name looks better written first for aesthetic reasons then why not break the rules.


Here are a few wording examples to illustrate the above points

Very Traditional invitation wording

Mr and Mrs (Bride’s Parents Name)
request the pleasure of the company of

……………………………………………………..
at the marriage of their daughter
(Bride’s Name)
to
Mr (Groom’s Full Name)
at (Ceremony Details)
on (Day, Date, Month, Year)
at (Time)
Reception thereafter at
(Reception Details)


Traditional with separated/divorced/both sets of parents

Mr Gilmont
and
Mrs Brown
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
(Brides Name)
to
(Grooms full name)
son of
Mr and Mrs Bennett
at (Ceremony Details)
on (Day, Date, Month, Year)
at (Time)
and afterwards at
(Reception Details)


Non Traditional

(Bride’s Name)
and
(Groom’s Name)
request the pleasure of the company of

……………………………………………………
at their marriage
at (Ceremony Details)
on (Day, Date, Month, Year)
at (Time)
and afterwards at
(Reception Details)


Very Non Traditional

Hooray, it’s our wedding day!

(Bride’s First Name)
&
(Groom’s First Name)

Would love

………………………..……………..

To join them in their wedding day celebrations

on (Day, Date, Month, Year)
at (Time)
Reception at
(Reception Details)


Other points to considerA Touch Of Class Pocketfold Invitations

  • Pocketfold invitations are a good idea if you have a lot of extra information
  • Specify any dress requirements you may have e.g. black tie, smart, no jeans etc or indeed ‘fancy dress optional’!
  • Will any food be served?
  • When will the celebrations finish?
  • Put maps and directions to the ceremony and reception venues and, include a list of nearby hotel/guest houses and their phone numbers.
  • Having a reply date can help significantly with your planning – when guests don’t reply the date gives a good excuse for a gentle ‘nudge’ and will also help when ordering matching wedding stationery such as place cards/table plans etc well in time for your big day.

Don’t forget to order a few spare wedding invitations to allow for mistakes when writing out the invitations and for any extra guests you may decide to ask at a later date due to cancelations etc.

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Ellis Wedding Show 22nd September 2013

BlueBird Wedding Stationery will be attending another wonderful Ellis Wedding Show this coming Sunday. This will be the 4th we have attended and expect it to be as brilliantly well organised as the previous shows with a wide range of suppliers showcasing their varied products and services.

There will be 50+ Exhibitors, 2 Professionally Staged Bridal Catwalks (11 am & 1 pm), A Bridal Beauty Boutique (free beauty / day spa treatments all day, courtesy of Simply Stunning Hair & Beauty), Groom Chill Out Zone, Fashion Gallery, and Wedding Supplier Discounts to be claimed, worth £££’s! Don’t miss it!

It’s a great opportunity to see our stationery in person and discuss options/ideas that you may have.

Visit http://www.ellisweddingshows.co.uk/ for more details

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NEW Newborn Baby Artwork

These striking, modern artpieces are the perfect keepsake or gift for a new parent!

Personalised with their name,  parents/siblings names, weight, date and time of birth, place of birth etc. These can be made in any colour.

Presented in either white or black quality frames.

Frame size 8 x 8 inches

Available here: https://www.bluebirdweddingstationery.co.uk/product/wedding-gifts-favours/new-baby-artwork/

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Downton Style Photoshoot

I was privileged to be involved in this lovely shoot which took place at Parkfields Country House and was organised and styled by Le Glow, Beautiful Brides. Eleanor and Angie put so much work into the ‘Downton Inspired’ look, and the results were fabulous! Models: Jo Jones, Ellis Jessica Walby, Julia Hay, Nick Griffin. Dresses: Lily Oliver Bridal Boutique, Suits: Bill Child Formal Wear, Stationery: BlueBird Wedding Stationery, Flowers: Buttercup Flowers, Jewellery: Quartz Design. The 1920’s style invitation can be re-created for a wedding, just get in touch for details. The wonderful photography was taken by Gemma Williams Photography. the full photo shoot can be found here

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Brand new range of pocketfold invitations to add a touch of class to your wedding

Here at BlueBird Wedding Stationery we strive to bring you as much choice as possible for your wedding stationery.

We have been working hard to develop a range of contemporary pocketfold invitations to cater for every taste.

Pocketfold invitations are a great way to not only add a touch of class to your wedding, but also provide your guests with valuable information. As well as the traditional details for the day you can include accommodation prices, taxi numbers, menu samples, directions and maps, RSVPs or anything else you may require.

Each pocketfold design can be customised to suit your theme, including personalised wording, colour and layout. They can also be mixed and matched to suit.

For more details on our brand new range please keep an eye on the shop and on Facebook where we will be giving you a sneak peak over the coming days.

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Caricature Cards from BlueBird Wedding Stationery – add a touch of individuality to your invitations

Personalised Caricature Wedding Invitations

BlueBird Wedding Stationery has teamed up with Ric Machin from Ric’s Wedding Caricatures to be able to offer you expertly illustrated caricatures for your wedding stationery.

Caricatures are a great way to add that individual and quirky flavour to your big day – give your guests something truly memorable and unique to remember your special occasion.

For an example of what we can offer please take a look at my new caricature card product.

For more details please get in touch