Flourish and Green

April 5, 2011

Scented Serenity

Brides looking for flowers that depict the epitome of romance will almost certainly fall in love with the bespoke little wonders created by Flourish and Green.


Based in London and managed by its two founders Britt and Liz, Flourish and Green designs and creates unique floral arrangements using the very prettiest flowers and freshest green foliage, all loving wrapped in an understated sense of elegance. If you are a fan of the vintage revival also, this is often evident in their bouquets, pedestal displays and corsages, with the result stylish, feminine and amazingly scented!

Here at The Hummingbird Card Company we would love to carry a posy or two of their beautiful designs. Have a look at the photo gallery on their website for inspiration…

The Wedding Diary: Vintage Marquees

March 29, 2011

‘Vintage Marquees’ is the most adorable & unique Wiltshire based company specializing in the hire of traditional wooden pole marquees with some gorgeous shabby chic accessories! On my hunt for a tent for our garden party wedding, I found them and fell in love with their charm.
Sadly Caroline couldn’t supply a marquee for our wedding date – due to hot demand. I must admit I almost gave up looking any further, but after chatting to Caroline who is so enthusiastic about her marquees I just knew I had to continue my hunt.
They have gorgeous vintage style tents with wooden poles, old hemp rope Pavilions, Big Tops & a new Marquee about to join the collection called Belle!!!
They even have the most adorable mini marquee – well a ‘fishing tent’ called Joey. Just perfect to entertain the children whilst the adults party. Caroline can even supply picnic rugs, wooden toys & games with Croquet sets too!

For more information pop over to vintagemarquees.co.uk or get in touch with Caroline (on 07921810396 or at carolinepenny@hotmail.co.uk)

The power of ink

March 28, 2011

The Power of Ink

Here at The Hummingbird Card Company we are delighted to be asked by countless couples to embellish their invitations and stationery with calligraphic details and we offer a range of options featuring this exquisite art – all produced by ourselves in the studio, which we are quite proud of!

Calligraphy is a beautiful form of handwriting that many couples like to feature on their wedding stationery, adding a delicate, refined and more traditional touch. The word in itself reads beautifully, apt indeed as it originates from the Greek terms Kallos (meaning beautiful) and Graphe (meaning writing) – hence beautiful writing.

From favour tags and place cards through to invitations and matching envelopes, we will happily get the ink out! Prices range from just 75p for place cards and £1.00 for favour tags (each) through to £3.45 for invitations (each). Calligraphic elements can be created from as little as 65p per name/word though to £1.20 for three names.

If you are as bowled over as us with the intricacy of the letters, then drop us a line on 01530 411 905 or have a look at our website.