Stationery With a Difference – Hello! Lucky and Knots & Kisses

7 Mar

We’d always spoke about marriage but it wasn’t  until we actually got engaged that we started searching the internet for ideas. Up until then both myself and my fiance were pretty ignorant when it came to the world of weddings, yes we’d been to weddings in the past but never really been involved in the actual PLANNING of one!

So… first things first. There wouldn’t be a wedding if we didn’t have any invites. Off we went on our search for the perfect invitation. Upon discovering the wedding stationary world was a rabbit warren of all things artsy craftsy and beautiful we then came to the main question – do we go with something that we think our guests will appreciate a la “ohhh aren’t they beautiful!”  or do we go with something that reflects us as a couple a la “hhmmm, they’re not to our taste but I guess they’re Laura & Tom to a tee!” After much deliberation we did what every bride and groom should do, we went with the latter after stumbling across the funky Hello! Lucky , a stationery company based in San Francisco and London specialising in letterpress and digital printing.

Myself and my fiance are obsessed with tattoos, mainly the old traditional Americana and sailor type of artwork and Hello! Lucky had something PERFECT for our save the dates aptly named the Vintage Tattoo range.

                   

An example of the Vintage Tattoo Save the Date

 

I eagerly awaited Tom’s return from work to show him what I’d found and he loved them so I contacted Hello! Lucky and quickly received an email back from the lovely Iain who, along with a great sense of humour, was more than happy to help us. Once we decided on how we wanted to personalise the save the dates to match our wedding colours everything with regards to ordering was done online in an easy step by step ordering process and our proofs reached us via email within 4 days. A quick yes or no was needed and off they went with the printing. Easy peasy! I really cannot recommend Hello! Lucky enough if you are wanting something a little bit quirky over traditional for your wedding stationery.

 

Our final Save the Date

Fast forward 6 months from sending out our save the dates and it then came to choosing our invitations by which time I had discovered the world of Twitter and its wonderful wedding community. One day whilst perusing through everyone’s tweets I discovered a tweet from the fabulous Nikki at Knots and Kisses letting us bride to be’s know that she was launching her English Eccentrics range the following day. 

                                                                    

  

      The English Eccentrics Stationary Range

English and Eccentric are two of the lesser offensive words that have been used by others to describe myself so the name of this range was very intriguing so having checked out the preview of the range on Nikki’s blog I just knew it was perfect for us. Plum ribbon, lace, diamante and tweed… all some of my favourite things, what more could a bride to be ask for?! It matched our wedding perfectly. It’s almost as if somehow Nikki had made the range with our wedding in mind! So off I went again and contacted Nikki (without even consulting Tom this time, I knew he would love the range as much as I did – turns out he did!) and straight away I received a friendly email back from the lady herself. Nikki was so happy to help us, we couldn’t ask for anything more! Having decided to go with something that reflected us for our save the dates it seemed only right to have something that reflected the feel of our wedding for our actual invitations.

 

Place names, table cards and menu

 

Upon receiving samples of the day and evening invitations and seeing them in the flesh we were ready to go with our order. We love the idea of everything from the invites to the place names to the table plan matching. It really will match our venue and theme perfectly. We are sooooo excited about receiving all of our invites and sending them out to our guests who, judging by the few we have shown the samples to, we know will love them as much as we do!

Photos courtesy of Hello! Lucky and Nikki Ward

 

 

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