Cassandra & Edward had found a truly unique and perfect wedding location, just 20 minutes from Cardiff. A hidden away vineyard called ‘Llanerch Vineyard’ set in the beautiful Welsh countryside. So next was the search for an invitation for a wedding amongst the Welsh hills and the picture perfect vines. This led them to us and the laser cut ‘Garden Party’ design, which they loved but the details of the design with whimsical tea pots and cakes wasn’t quite right. After a quick consultation and chat over the phone we put together some ideas to change the design. The sketches and scribbles began by adding a grape vine twisting and twirling around a heart shaped tree, ripe with bunches of grapes just ready to pick, with their initials carved into the trunk.
Cassie wanted to symbolise herself and Ed with of course, the beautiful Welsh daffodil and the English rose!
We just had to ‘Hummingbird it’ with a few little details, birds and bows, hearts and bunting!
Ksenia and Yassine had found their perfect venue..
..’The Palace Downtown Dubai’.
It was everything they wanted for an amazing setting for a fairytale wedding! They gave us a call with a brief to create a Gatefold style invitation using details from the palace. Here’s the ‘oh so gorg and glamorous’ venue!
Ksenia wanted a gold shimmer invitation, so we sent her lots of swatches of gorgeous gold card. They chose the beautiful Gold Leaf card which has a subtle shimmer and matched this with pearl quartz card for the printed inlay and matching envelope. Laser cut with added pearls and tied with a bow in gold chiffon ribbon.
They had the invites printed in English, Russian and French and we designed a monogram for their stationery too. Then lots of added little extras such as ‘Wedding Signs’ and favour tags.
Its been the busiest of all busy wedding seasons, so sorry for the lack of features, new ideas, studio gossip and snap shots of stationery we’ve been creating. I keep asking myself where the time has gone, its been a blur and the studio has been under immense pressure and bursting at the seams with lots of goodies being made, wrapped and sent on their way to weddings across the globe! We’d love to see where some of our invites end up…
So with a whole treasure trove of lovelies we can’t wait to share we you we thought we’d kick off with one of the newest laser cut wooden artworks we’ve just made.
Penny and Mike came to us over a year ago and we made the wedding stationery for their special day. Then out of the blue Penny gave us a call, she had an idea … she wanted us to create a first anniversary present. Penny had seen one of our ‘Garden Party’ laser cut wooden artworks on the show room wall and she wanted a laser cut wooden artwork of their wedding invitation, the ‘Up and Away balloon’. With an added extra, she wanted their names and the date of their wedding adding underneath to make it bespoke.
We think the results are rather lovely and the beauty of the laser cut beech wood looks stunning against the white frame. Hand made and painted in Farrow and Ball Pointing White.
Whatever style of wedding you’re having or time of year, these pretty Save the Date cards with water colour flowers are just perfect for your ‘keep the date free’ announcements. We’ve been wanting to add in a few floral designs into the collection and oh so suddenly we’ve got these Save the Date cards and our new and wonderfully popular bridesmaid cards!
With so many different styles of wedding these would compliment any theme. From a love for all things British with stylish details that bring to mind afternoon tea and garden parties, or rustic and natural weddings with tables adorned with lush garlands and loosely arranged wild flowers to Boho pretty, wild and free, with floral hair crowns.
The postcards are A6 size and are printed with soft delicate watercolour flowers on a beautiful thick cotton feel ivory card cut with rounded corners.
They come with a recycled Eco craft envelope and look really sweet styled with a little string bow.
Just tell us your details and we’ll personalise them with all your details.
Here at Hummingbird Cards we’ve been designing Save the Date cards to send to your loved ones, cards that will stay in everyone’s mind. Perfect reminders so your guests have plenty of time to plan their diaries. There’s lots of new designs from fashionable, stylish and chic postcard styles, to whimsy and retro luggage tags, something to suit everyone’s style! Hummingbird Cards’ Save the Dates are luxurious, quirky, and cute with an emphasis on quality that will make your wedding date truly unforgettable. Over the next few weeks we’ll share with you our new collections.
Here’s the first!
‘Key To My Heart’
Inspired by an old 21st birthday card my Mum had as a ‘key to the door’ card, this laser cut cute little key just had to make the collection. I’d loved a wood effect card quality GF Smith had in their range and never had a reason to use it – until now. As soon as we all saw the first samples in the studio we just loved it. We then added a pewter key too as it worked perfectly with all the softer shades of cosmetic, peach and silver grey. It’s a luggage tag style card and comes in a range of card colours, ribbons and cute strings. Match them with eco craft or ivory envelopes.
A few questions we get asked about Save the Date cards …
…do I need to send them?
We’re asked this question all the time, and the answer is no, you don’t have to. However, we recommend sending them to give your guests a little extra time to organise and prepare for your ‘Big Day’. Especially if you’re tying the knot somewhere far away or if your guests have to travel, book flights and hotels, it’s a busy holiday season or your wedding is on a week day (to give people longer to book time off from work.)
If you’ve got lots of friends and they’re all getting married in the same year, or worse still on the same day, get ‘first dibs’ and send your Save the Date cards early. Its best to avoid disappointment.
…when do I send them?
If you’re planning a destination wedding, getting married abroad or your guests are international, give at least a years notice. If not, send your cards at least 6 months in advance of your wedding to avoid disappointment! Always let guests know on the Save the Date card that a formal invitation will follow too.
…I’ve sent them, do I still need to send an invitation?
Yes, you do. This is going to include all the specific details for you ceremony, times, venue, reception & RSVP cards.
…what should I choose?
Sending your Save the Dates is often the first step you make towards organising your special day, so WOW them with something gorgeous. You may not know your wedding theme or don’t want to spoil the surprise of the wedding stationery theme, so pick something beautiful, set your standard and create the excitement and anticipation for the wedding ahead.
…a selection of favourites!
We love all our Save the Date cards, they can work so well for so many styles of wedding. You can pick from a palette of gorgeous wedding colours too for the card or ribbons.
Printed postcard Save the Dates from our Whimsical collection, something a little different and they’re quick and easy to order. What could be better, pick your design, colour and text, place an order and that’s it.
Luggage tag styles are perfect if you’ve got a vintage wedding or perhaps a destination wedding!
And finally the laser cut styles, always a stunning effect and something that stands out.
Sophie & Sam came to us to create a bespoke design for their wedding stationery.
The theme was for a beautiful winter wonderland wedding
at the stunning Belvoir Castle.
They knew exactly what they wanted so after a few initial sketches
we quickly had the design for the Save the Date card.
The scene was their summer proposal with Belvoir Castle in the back ground
set under a tree in leaf, with their little cat under a sign post
with the all important date of the wedding.
Save the Date bunting hung in the tree with little hearts,
with their initials carved in the tree.
We then designed the day invitations, complete with RSVP
postcards and guest information cards.
The same colour theme continued, printed in a beautiful dove grey on pure white card.
For the wedding invitation the scene changed, it was now winter and a
Christmas wedding, so the trees were without leaves and they were hung with
little snowflakes and fairy lights.
Sophie & Sam, now a bride and groom under a starry sky.
A lucky little pad heart pad lock hangs from the sign.
The postcard RSVP card
The invite was sent in a matching white pocket fold wallet.
We also made ever so cute little tags to hang around the favours
to match the rest of the stationery.
Finally, the thank you cards.
Thanks Sophie & Sam, we loved helping you to create your perfect wedding stationery!
So you’ve decided on tying the knot in winter and you’re thinking about themes. We adore an all-white winter wedding, or perhaps a Scandinavian red and white theme, or even ‘let it snow’ with snowflakes! We’ve recently been inspired and have been dreaming about a ‘Ski Lodge Winter Wonderland’ theme. It would have to start with finding your perfect country barn venue, with long wooden tables, cosy blankets on the chairs for your guests, candles – lots of them in Kilner jars, snow globe table numbers, white twigs and branches, snowflake decorations, pine cones & maybe even a reindeer!
Our dreaming of a ski lodge wedding started when we were asked to create some laser
cut antler place cards. They would be the perfect table decoration!
The little antlers were laser cut on the back and simply pop-up when the
place card folds over. They're so cute and effective!
A beautiful powdery soft grey card was chosen which would work so well with blush and neutral shades for a warm winter theme.
A colour palette like this is the perfect accent to a vintage ski theme.
Our calligrapher mixed a powdery white ink and chose a quirky style script.
Here they are all wrapped up and ready to leave.
Sometimes you just find it hard to say goodbye to some little lovelies!
We are doing our part to help spread the Small Business Saturday message.
Are you supporting your local small businesses tomorrow?
Small independent makers, local retailers and start-up companies, offer great service and are vital for our economies and communities, we need your support every day of the year.
It’s a really great idea and oh so simple, instead of clicking on big name chain on-line retailers, choose unique, innovative gifts from artists, makers and small businesses. Or go out and shop at a Small Business Saturday events, you’ll be investing in the UK and supporting the innovation and creativity of the people in your city, town or village.
So, wherever you are in the UK on Saturday 6th December, take time out to either find a unique shop on-line or pop into small businesses in your area. Hunt down a local Small Business Saturday event and take advantage of the offers and competitions happening to celebrate the day.