When Gaynor came to us to create wedding invitations for her & James she knew that she wanted a design which was unique to them whilst still having our distinctive handwriting. She liked the idea of it featuring their initials & being framed as a picture would be. We took her thoughts & added our Hummingbird style to create an invite featuring beautiful flowers & swirls.
The finished invitation is three layers tied together to create a card which can stand or be hung up (like a picture!)
We also cut Gaynor a wooden artwork piece created from her design so she could frame it & have a permanent reminder of their invitations hanging on the wall!
Remember Lisa & Iain’s paper picado inspired Save the Dates we blogged about way back in December?
Well, Lisa & Iain married last Saturday!
We thought we’d take the chance to show you a couple of other items from their bespoke order..
Their country garden invitations were A5, folded style with the front layer laser cut with a silhouette couple holding balloons, framed by intricate trees & small flowers. The words ‘The wedding of Lisa & Iain’ were laser cut in banners amongst the design too.
Their menus were printed, folded booklets made from a quartz shimmer card with blue ink to match the Sky colour of the invitation & save the date.
We hope Lisa & Iain had a wonderful day on Saturday & we wish them so much happiness for their future together!
Lou & Jaz are marrying in September with a weekend of celebrations. On Friday they’re having a sikh ceremony & on Saturday an English wedding. They loved our vintage garden party invitations but decided to make them even more personal with the addition of their names in the bunting flags.
Lou & Jaz’s design was cut as a folded style invitation on the silk card & finished inside with sky blue inlay.
We hope Lou & Jaz have a brilliant weekend of celebrations in September!
Today we thought we’d share with you a recent bespoke order.
Bernadette, from Dream Occasions, asked us to create some invitations for her clients, David & Jane, for their Ruby Wedding Anniversary celebrations.
David & Jane celebrated with a garden fete, followed by dinner & dancing!
Our vintage garden party invitation fitted in with their celebrations perfectly! We added in another row of bunting together with the words ‘Ruby Wedding’ & a small sign showing the way to the garden to make the invitation even more personal..
Back in the chilly days of January we blogged about Amy & Richard’s Hummingbird inspired Save the Dates. Today we thought we’d share their wedding invitations with you too!
Amy & Richard chose our laser cut whimsical heart invitation but personalised the design by adding their initials ‘A & R’ in amongst the flowers & birds.
They carried the colour theme across from their Save the Dates by using the same peach coloured inlay.
Today’s bespoke design might look a little familiar.. that’s because it’s based on The Hummingbird Card Company logo!
Amy & Richard came to us for some Save the Date cards to let their guests know the date of their wedding in July.
Amy had fallen in love with our logo & decided it would fit perfectly with the theme of her wedding & so we adapted the artwork for her & ‘voila’ Save the Date cards personalised with her date!
Here they are wrapped & nestled in their keep sake box ready to send, they looked so delicate!
Amy chose the new peach inlay colour which we have just added to the colour palette. It’s a beautiful shade for everyone who loves all those scrummy blush tones!
Kate & Richard married at the end of December (in that magical week between Christmas & New Year!) in Windsor.
They came to us with some artwork that had been designed for them by a friend & asked us to create their invitations for them.
We cut their design on to a sea foam blue & ivory card with their invitation wording printed inside, in a beautiful deeper shade of ’Tiffany’ blue.
Here’s a few photos of their gorgeous invitation!
When we were asked to design an invitation for a fabulous 1940s style wedding including afternoon tea & an evening dinner dance we jumped at the chance to add a little of the Hummingbird hand writing with vintage tea cups & saucers on a little tea table for two!
Richard & Christina are having a retro wedding at Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire so the castle just had to be there! The Bride & Groom requested a special little feature of a ‘fly-by’ 40′s plane with a wedding banner too!
We loved their wording too! Inside the invitation was ‘for a smashing day of fun & frivolity’ & included this wonderful quote..
The mere idea of you
The longing here for you
You’ll never know
How slow the moments go
Till I’m near to you
I see your face in every flower
Your eyes in the stars above
It’s just the thought of you,
The very thought of you, my love
Billie Holiday “The Very Thought of You” Released 1938
Best wishes Richard & Christina for your fabulous Retro Wedding!
We’ve had great fun creating these gorgeous bespoke ‘Papel Picado’ (mexican fiesta flag) inspired laser cut Save the Date cards for Lisa & Iain.
Lisa asked us to design the laser cut postcard with a few little touches for their big day such as the heart shaped balloons. The card is a beautiful shimmer finish shade of forget-me-not blue called Sky and they coordinated it with an eco manilla envelope. They must have been a real treat for Iain & Lisa’s guests to open & are a wonderful glimpse of things to come on their ‘Big Day’!
We’re now working on the invitations so we’ll keep you posted!
Carla & Michael made an appointment to came to see us at the studio to commission their bespoke wedding stationery, then the fun began!
They are getting married this September at Warwick Castle & have created a ‘Vintage Fairytale’ theme in a rich palette of soft neutrals, chocolate brown & gold.
They bought sketches, pictures & cuttings from magazines along with them & were so full of enthusiasm!
Carla told us ‘I loved the process of doing my own sketches to bring to your design studio. It’s been one of the highlights of planning the wedding so far – & I have my oversized owl up on the wall. It still makes Mike & I giggle that in my drawing the owl was bigger than the castle!’ The most personal touch is the owl which is a subtle nod to Mike’s football team, Sheffield Wednesday (aka, The Owls). ‘I love how this is a personal & subtle nod & it means I can avoid having a white & blue theme!’ Carla said.
The invitation has been personalised with silhouettes of Carla & Mike, initials carved in the tree & of course Warwick castle itself to carry on the fairytale theme with whimsical elements.
Carla said ’ I loved Hummingbird’s idea of putting it in a circle, it’s now like looking into a magical forest glade. It is absolutely perfect!
They have loads of personal touches & surprises for the guests so I have only included the things that I know they don’t mind us sharing!
Best wishes to Carla & Mike for a wonderful whimsical wedding day!