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Paris Love Bridge

Tying a “love lock” on to the Pont des Arts before throwing the key into the River Seine beneath became a true declaration of love. Faye and James, ‘true romantics’ got engaged and added their love lock to the Paris bridge. But part of the bridge’s railings collapsed under the weight last year, so sadly close to one million locks, weighing 45 tonnes were removed. Last February on Valentines Day Faye and James managed to add their 3rd and final lock before they were all taken away.

They asked us to create a design with the bridge to reflect their story with their love lock, the Eiffel Tower and most importantly the key date as a truly unique memento for their wedding invitations! We loved the ornate design of the lamp posts so we just had to add one of those in too.

They chose the beautiful ‘cosmetic’ inlay colour with Old Mill card which is a simply stunning combination. We created a print in the same colour for the RSVP card.

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Laser cut A5 size Order of Service booklets were made to match, which hopefully looked a treat in church and would definitely be one that the girls popped in their bags rather than leaving on a pew!

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Little laser cut tented place cards too!
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Then we made one of our hand bound guest books with their design printed and mounted in the front cover with little transparent vellum shaped envelopes to hold those treasured keepsakes from the day. There’s always some confetti you find hidden in your dress and the little blue bow you want to keep somewhere safe!

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Congratulations to the true romantics from all at HB!

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Mr & Mrs Swallow

Here at Hummingbird we believe a wedding invite is more than just telling your guests when you’re getting married… it’s a chance to make a wonderful statement about the special relationship that you both share and it sets the scene for your wedding! It’s also a chance to create a keepsake that you can cherish forever.

A stand-out invitation can have wonderful effect. If it’s stunning it won’t be forgotten and will become a talking point. A unique invitation excites your guest about the day ahead, even before they’ve arrived. So make it special! A wedding isn’t just about two people getting married and deciding to throw a party to celebrate. It’s also about sharing one of life’s most precious moments with family, friends and loved ones. So a wedding invitation should be warm and inviting, making your guests feel like they are really valued and their presence at your wedding would be treasured.

We think the design of your wedding invitation should reflect your unique, one-of-a-kind relationship! So find one you both love, with images that best represent the two of you and take it from there. Pick your colours, fonts and finishing touches!

Sometimes we get calls from couples who can’t quite believe they’ve found just their perfect invitation from our collection. Others want us to create a really unique and individual invitations in some way. That’s when our bespoke service comes in handy!

If you’re designing your own we don’t think you should go old school or too formal, just because you think that’s what your guests will be expecting (unless old school and formal is truly your thing, of course). Modern wedding invitations can be a lot friendlier and more casual than they used to be. So don’t be afraid to be personal, romantic, funny, or quirky if that suits your personality.

 

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Catherine & Steve gave us a call, they’d decided they wanted a bespoke laser cut invitation. A design with creative little design elements to signify personal details, something unique,  just for them. A little cat for Cat and a swallow for Steve! There married name would be Mr & Mrs Swallow after the big day. The invite was cut on Old Mill ivory card with an Eco Craft inlay.

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The RSVP card was in Eco Craft with a matching envelope printed with design details from the invitation.

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We also made a hand bound photograph album with a laser cut panel in the same colours as the invitation. So everything perfectly matched. These albums are gorgeous keepsake pieces and we can make guest books too!

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The Order of Service was coordinated too of course! Printed on the Old Mill card with the little ‘Cat and Swallow’!

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If you’re feeling inspired and would love us to create something just for your big day, we’d love to help. Just give us a a call or drop us a line to hello@hummingbirdcards.co.uk.

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Mr and Mrs Unique

 

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This week we’ve been taking a little time out and have loved checking out this relatively NEW and amazing wedding magazine. Its just what the wedding industry, in our opinion needs, something fresh, unique & directional and above all we love the simple, clean and uncluttered layout. Its oh so simple design style makes it a joy to read and the carefully selected articles, features and photographs are stunning!

Treat yourself and take a look, its great.

Erica the founder of Mr and Mrs Unique you can tell loves to celebrate the unusual, the quirky, the interesting and above all the unique aspect to weddings that so many couples seek these days. The offer of a colourful array of some of the very best wedding suppliers, a blend of the extraordinary, the talented, crazy and the downright amazing is perfect!

Check it out, we’re super excited to be included in a feature called Bones & Flowers on page 87 and page 88 in the the shoot styled by Sami from Verdigris Venue Dressing and photography by Albert Palmer.

 

 

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