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.