Monday, June 18, 2012


Our blog is in the process of being updated over the next month or so. Please view these sites to see our latest work, tips and trends.

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Happy Planning

Amanda & Ross

Friday, May 18, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


This weeks giveaway is for a personally designed Digital Save The Date.

Post your name in the comment box of this post, get as many people to LIKE your name as possible. Most LIKES wins. We will close the giveaway on Friday. Best of luck to you all.

Head on over to our facebook page to enter

Monday, May 7, 2012


This week’s Giveaway is from the Marriage Meander Company. 
Head on over to our facebook page at  
Please note it is only valid for the Kzn Meander Journeys, but if you want to still enter and give the voucher to a friend living in Kzn that is fine.

All you have to do is put your name down in the comment section of this post and get as many people to LIKE your name as possible. Share this post on your page, email it to family and friends to get people LIKING your name.

Giveaway closes on Thursday 10/05/2012 at 3:00pm.

The Marriage Meander Journeys were designed to assist you with
your wedding planning process in a fun, efficient way.
You will be taken by luxury coach to select wedding venues, enjoy the most delicious cuisine, be indulged with gifts, prizes and special offers and we will share with you a wealth of information to help you create your dream wedding.

Date: 23 June 2012 8am – 5:30pm (Tala Valley area)

Confirmation of booking essential. Limited seats avail; Terms & conditions apply.

Terms & Conditions:
This prize is valid for 6 months from the date of 1 May 2012.
This prize cannot be exchanged for cash.
The prize may be claimed on condition that there are seats available at the time of booking.
Confirmation of booking is essential.
This voucher may be only be used for Marriage Meander Journeys held in KZN.
The prize winner will meet at the first of the venues to be visited.
This prize may be given to another person as long as they are recently engaged to be married.
Should the Journey not run, for any unforeseen circumstances, the Marriage Meander Co will not be held liable for this prize.


or check out their facebook page at

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Head on over to our Facebook page and enter

As promised here is another great GIVEAWAY from our friends over at Brides Diary. All you got to do is LIKE this post and add your name below in the comment box. Then get as many people to LIKE your name as possible. 
Share it on your page, mail or send it to friends to get more likes. The name with the most LIKES gets this fantastic giveaway. 

Giveaway closes on Thursday at 3:00pm. Good luck :)

We invite you to explore The Bride’s Diary and share with us the exciting journey from ‘I will’ to ‘I do’. Together, we will help couples to create the wedding celebration of their dreams...
The Bride’s Diary is the modern bride’s essential planning guide: it inspires South Africa’s style-savvy couple, and is as beautiful as it is practical.

Since its launch in 2001, The Bride’s Diary remains South Africa’s most stylish wedding publication. As the bride’s most reliable and informative companion on her journey to her special day, The Bride’s Diary is the ultimate wedding planner and a complete guide to modern and traditional wedding etiquette.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Some designs for April

A couple of our wedding stationery designs for April 2012.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

His and Hers Wedding Invitation

We are absolutely thrilled with the way these invites came out and what an awesome couple to work with.
Duane and Verushka were getting married at the well known Oyster Box Hotel, Umhlanga, Kzn and wanted wedding stationery that reflected modern elegance which suited their personalities and the venue itself.

We discussed a variety of different options and settled on a mini album invitation covered in imported suede. A silver engraved plaque with their shell monogram would finish the cover off and we designed an inside lining that matched their decor. The mini album wedding invite has two layered panels on the inside; one for the map and the other for the invitation details. They also wanted each invite to have the invited guest names printed on as well, making it more personal which I'm sure their guests really appreciated.

There was one thing they could not settle on though. The colours :) Duane did not want his feminine at all and Verushka had her heart set on shocking pink and silver. So they both got what they wanted and were over the moon with their order.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Our friends over at Little Pink Book have kindly offered to give away one of their handy wedding planner books. Great for you to keep all your contacts in one place, jot down notes and make your wedding planning a little easier.

To get one of these great books. Like this post, post your name in the comment section of this post and get as many people to LIKE your name. Most LIKES get it :)

Please make sure the people that vote for you LIKE your name and not add your name into the post. Only the most name LIKED will win.

Share this on your page to get people voting. Best of luck!!!

Giveaway ends Thursday at 12:00 noon.

Pop over to our facebook page to enter 




Let us know what you think :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wedding Invitation Collection 2012

While our website is being updated, we invite you to view our 2012 Invitation Collection here:

Email us if you would like it mailed through to you on 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wedding Invitation Sample Gallery

As we have mentioned before we are busy with our new website which will be up and running in a couple of weeks. If you have been directed here from our website address, we welcome you and ask you to view some our new work at

Here you will find a range of different style of invites we have done that can be done in your colour and theme of the day. Let us know the code which is below the picture, your qty, colour scheme and theme of the day and email us on
and we will revert back with pricing asap.

Tel: 031 205 7284
Cell: 082 417 4668

We also have on file, snapshots of our old website gallery. Email us if you would like to view them.

Ross & Amanda
Crystal Print

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Another DIY Valentine download :)

Happy Mondays everyone and hope your week rocks :)

Here is another DIY Valentine download. Its consists of a post card to send to your other half, as well as a full table for two stationery kit to make your romantic picnic, lunch or dinner extra special. The kit consists of a post card, place tags, a table for two number and a menu.

Our friends over at Love Dot Lace have the exclusive download

Check out their regular DIY TUESDAY'S and please send us pics if you use the kit.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happy Friday :)

Ok I work Saturdays but only half day :)
Most people agree: Fridays are great.
Here are 10 reasons why:
  1. Friday evening at 5:00 means you have the whole weekend in front of you.
  2. In many workplaces it’s “casual day.”
  3. Date night.
  4. Staying up late.
  5. Less stress.
  6. Get-togethers with friends.
  7. Watching a “guilty pleasure” on TV.
  8. Looking forward to sleeping in on Saturday morning.
  9. For many people (except pastors, emergency workers, medical staff, and others): two full days without the pressure of formal work.
  10. It’s a day that once a year is called “Good.”
Why do you love Fridays?

Valentine Post Cards for download

Here are the first two Valentine Post Cards for download.

We made some up and they can be viewed on our gallery site at


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Free printable poster

Hello everyone. Here is a free A3 poster download celebrating the theme of love by one of our favourite musicians of all time, Mr John Lennon. Print it, frame it and send us some pics if you like so we can post them up.

Download the poster from

Dont forget about the Valentine DIY Kit download over at

Enjoy guys

Monday, January 30, 2012

Free Download

Have a look and let us know what you think?

Games we play

Really like this Chess Board idea for a reception.

Pics from Forever and Ever Events

Have any reception game ideas you would like to share?

Valentines DIY Download

One of our first DIY Valentine downloads will be available at

Download it, make it, enjoy and let us know how the evening went :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Thursday Quote

Always need a pick me up quote in the mornings together with my jug of java. Happy Thursdays :)

Chantal and Ricardo's Wedding Day

We are so pleased to feature Chantal and Ricardo's wedding pictures and story. When we asked Chantal if she would like to have her wedding put up on our blog she was so excited and mailed us her story through the same day. Chantal first emailed us in July 2011 and we discussed a couple different ideas on wedding invitations and stationery. I think she was a bit hesitant at first with us being in Durban and her being in Cape Town about how the whole stationery planning would work. We assured her that we are used to dealing with clients all over the country as well as overseas, and that designs and proofs are emailed and posted for approval before any printing takes place. Their venue was at Vredenheim Wine Farm and they wanted to bring in an elegant, enchanted garden theme to their special day.  After working together and throwing ideas back and forth we came up with stationery that suited their day. Thanks guys, it was awesome working with you and we wish you all the best of your journey together J

Chantal and Ricardo’s Story (Wording by Chantal)

Ricardo and I started our journey back in 2006 when we started our graduate studies together in Chemical Engineering. I saw him for the first time during our orientation week and my first thought about him was that he was quite handsome. From then on, we both joined the same friendship group and later started talking. He was very reserved, just gave me the need-to-knows, and I didn't ask any further. 

At the end of that year, we had our end of year bash, and to my surprise, that very same night Ricardo and I shared our first kiss! Needless to say, we were quite uncomfortable after that kiss, but for me, that was the turning point in our 'relationship'. We started talking more and studied together. Finally I had the guts to ask him where to from here. He wasn't quite enthusiastic about the idea of us as a couple, but said yes none the less. And look where we are today! 

The 13th of July 2010, precisely three years since that day, Ricardo got down on one knee and proposed. I don't really remember actually saying yes, the moment overwhelmed me so much!

We set our date for the 10th Dec 2011. Unfortunately, due to his work circumstances, we learned that Ricardo would have to work in Malaysia for a year from May 2010. However sad we were, we would not postpone our plans as we already had our venue. We decided that I would go on with the arrangements while he was away. It was quite a hectic period for me, because I not only arranged the whole wedding, I completed my postgraduate degree and worked full time! 

One thing I can say is that our wedding day was well worth all that stress. As I walked into a church filled with flowers, to a string quartet playing "Jesus joy of man's desiring", I was overwhelmed with emotion. I knew at that moment, this was exactly where God destined me to be. Our reception was filled with love and laughter, everyone enjoying themselves, up to the wee hours of the morning. Our photographer captured those moments to perfection. All I can say is thank you to everyone who made our day as special as Ricardo and I embark on this new and exciting part of our journey together.

A BIG THANK YOU to Mark Le Grange for his assistance and for the awesome photo's for this feature.

Here are his details
Tel: 021 5519132  Cell: 0820663917

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Real Weddings

Great wedding feature tomorrow that we are really excited about sharing with you :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Tuesday Quote

Steve Jobs :) What more can I say!!!

Colour trends 2012

Look it's really difficult to say that there is going to be a set colour trend this year or any year for that matter as everyone has their personal choice and already the amount of colour combo requests we have had in this year is extensive. The trend that we noticed in 2011 and THANKFULLY still around in 2012 is not being afraid to go bold and mix totally different palettes.

Yes the vintage, retro and earthy theme is still in but we are seeing clients wanting to experiment and brighten it up with that touch of colour here and there. The wonderful thing about wedding stationery is that combined with  
a really cool design, the selection of boards and the choice of different print techniques on offer that this can be easily accomplished.

Here is a small collection of colours we have of watched for internationally and with the colour requests we had towards the end of 2011 and this year. Let us know what you think and if you have colour combo suggestions,  please feel free to share :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Wedding Invitation Studio

Well here is a peek at our new STUDIO!!! Still a lot to do and some moving around but its getting there. We have had so many great comments from our regular customers this year already and so happy that we decided to make the move. Got a bunch of new designs that we are busy with to put up in a couple of weeks and some other great surprises in store.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Wedding Colour Scheme

Battling to find a colour scheme, have one and want to see how your colours blend or just want to play around with different colour for fun. Check out the BRIDES Colour wheel for some great matches for your wedding day.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wedding Invitations - LOVE AFRICA Collection

One of our first wedding invitation designs from the LOVE AFRICA Collection. Printed on 100% recycled board with carbon free inks. Good to Earth :)

Cards can be custom printed in your colours and come with a smaller direction card and matching lined envelopes. Let us know what you think? 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Happy 2012

We hope you all had a fantastic festive season and look forward to bringing you some great new designs for 2012. Amanda and myself have been putting our heads together and thinking of new ideas and decided on celebrating Africa as a theme to follow for the beginning of the year. Just feel that we are flooded with so many international trends and sometimes forget that we have our own unique groundbreaking STYLE right here. So lets make it local. Will be posting some invitations and stationery soon.