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Cosmetic Whimsical Heart Wedding Invitations

Back in December, we showed you a Garden Party order all wrapped up & ready to send. Today we thought we’d show you a recent whimsical heart order just before it left us!

Marisa & Leighton are marrying in April & chose the whimsical heart design for their wedding stationery. Their day invitations were laser cut folded silk cards, finished inside with a cosmetic coloured inlay & their evening invitations were printed with the whimsical heart design on to silk card in cosmetic & black ink. Their invitations were then finished with hand calligraphy.

We love blush tones at the moment & thought this order really encapsulated the best elements of laser cutting, printing & hand written calligraphy. Here are a few quick snaps..

whimsical heart

whimsical heart

whimsical heart


Amy & Sean

We first met Amy last November at the Save the Date show. She’d already found us online but took the opportunity to come & chat with us in person at the show. Amy saw the Vintage Garden Party invitation & (in her own words) fell in love with it!

She chose to have laser cut invitations with a manilla inlay & ivory ribbon. She had matching manilla place tags, name cards & table plan cards. Everything was finished with calligraphy for the perfect final touch.

Amy & Sean married in June this year, afterwards their talented photographer Lucy Stendall shared some photographs with us!

Congratulations again Mr & Mrs Barber! We hope married life is treating you both wonderfully!

Ps. You can get in touch with Lucy Stendall via her website.

Calligraphy: a perfect finishing touch

I really love calligraphy.

I think this is in part because I’m a Janeite & the beautiful curly script makes me think of a time when writing with a nib & an inkwell was the only way to write at all.

Whenever I see an address beautifully written in calligraphy it makes me think that it should be presented to it’s recipient on a silver platter by a butler wearing white gloves. Sadly, nowadays most of us don’t have butlers & it’s not really practical to send all our correspondence written in calligraphy.

I do think it’s perfect for special occasions though. It adds a really special touch to envelopes, invitations, place cards & favour tags.

We offer a calligraphy service here at Hummingbird. We can add names or address to any of your stationery items for small extra charge. For more information get in touch with us in the studio on 01530 411905 or email us at info@hummingbirdcards.co.uk