Hurray! It’s the start of the wedding blog posts! There are so many people we want to thank, I am determined to link to every supplier we used because there isn’t a single one I wouldn’t recommend – everyone was incredible.
When we first started imagining what our wedding might look like, we had a bit of a woodland theme in mind. This may or may not be connected to our mild obsession with foxes and bears. We had even started looking into buying scout badges and other similar memorabilia. Then we went and watched Moonrise Kingdom and a true theme was born.
Tom’s parents had the amazing idea (at a very convenient time, just after we got engaged!) of buying a letterpress and we managed to take full advantage of it. Tom designed everything and did a truly excellent job of it too (I married a good ‘un).
We had the letterpress plates etched by Centurion Graphics. And although we did a fair amount of the pressing ourselves, Tom’s Mum and Dad need a special mention of thanks for reeling off printed goods every time we came up with a new idea!
We are both absolute suckers for paper and stationery. Our notebook collection is quite a sight to behold and we are both extremely fussy about paper. Finding a supplier for what we had in mind was pretty hard work, but eventually we stumbled upon Paperback and we were blown away by the quality of the paper and their truly excellent customer service. Besides, the paper is BEAUTIFUL (I may or may not have spent several hours just stroking it).
As well as “save the dates”, invites and orders of services, we decided to print coasters and activity packs to put on the tables (as well as the obligatory menus!) so that everyone had plenty to do on the day and were encouraged to talk to each other.
One of the last things we got round to doing was the name cards for the place settings. Everyone was assigned a different animal (some more insulting than others!) and they made a great talking point on the day! We got them printed by Moo cards and they came out brilliantly – we really couldn’t have asked for more.
And last but not least, our guest book….. another Wes Anderson inspired idea. Everyone was issued with a registration card to fill in and instructions to have their photo taken. I cannot begin to describe the joy that looking back through these cards has given me. Everyone’s messages and hilarious photos have cracked me up every time I look at them and I really think they have already become one of our most treasured possessions.