New Collection: Love Birds


love birds titleThe Love Birds Collection began as a Bespoke Commission for a lovely couple last year and has turned into one of my favourites so I thought I’d release it as an Individualise Collection.

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The Brief

The original brief for this design was to create something that had a shabby chic feel, with lace and pearls along with incorporating either birds and birdcages or a hot air balloon, with an original colour scheme of mint green and blush pink. I tried out a few designs and they settled on the love birds design.

I went for the Kraft Card background as this screamed shabby chic to me, and added the embossed vellum panel at the back to add the impression of lace, as using real lace would have pushed the cost up over their budget.  I added an ivory pearl bird cage which was debossed with the same design and then had the birds sitting on top, as well as adding the initials of the couple foiled with hearts on the birds wings, as well as a little banner coming off the top of the bird cage with ‘Wedding Invitation.

Somewhere along the way the Colour Scheme was changed to teal, which is just such a striking colour combination, I incorporated the pearls by adding them as the birds eyes which really brought them to life, as you can see in the difference between the day and evening invites in the pictures.

love birds display01Included in the Suite

The Love Birds Suite comes presented in a matching kraft envelope (or will match whichever base you choose to have as your card) with the option to add your Guests name(s) and Address

The Invite itself if a 6×6 card. The main design involves a the embossed vellum back with bird cage and love birds, including the personalised wings, these can either be printed with names or foiled hearts with initials or any combination, including the banners.

Inside the main Wedding Information is located on the right hand side, on the left there is an embossed vellum pocket in the left corner which can contain up to 4 information cards. Including the RSVP with envelope which can include your address. The example just had the RSVP and Gifts info cards, other options include Accommodation, How to Get Here, Mini Menus, Reception details if it is in a different place to the ceremony.

love birds display02What I Love About This Collection

I adore how this design came together with the lovely couple! My favourite (but most time consuming element) was the personalised wings as this element made it purely theirs.

I also love the difference the pearls as eyes made to the overall look, it’s these little touches that make a design complete. I am also a huge fan of the colour!

Big thank you again to David Johnson Studios for the photography

What are your thoughts on The Love Birds Collection? How would you personalise your wings?

Hope Your Day Is A Lovely One

Natalie -x-


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