As the wedding season approaches, I thought I’d share this blast from the past. After designing what feels like more wedding invitations than I’ve had holidays – or hot dinners as the phrase goes – there are always a few key ones which stand out (though they’re all lovely). ‘Pigs and Peacocks’ stands out for me for two reasons: the story of the venue and the trust the couple put in me to reflect their dreams and aspirations through my designs.
Beth and Ed chose South Farm as their wedding venue because of its many unique features. Located on the border between Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, South Farm won numerous awards last year for their incredible venue and superb service. They offer a stunning range of ceremony and reception options, including the spectacular Tudor Barn, beautiful garden Summerhouse, intimate Drawing Room and lovely Old Dairy – all of which exude a refined elegance. As well as a stunning setting, the farm also has an expansive small-holding featuring gorgeous rare-breed animals, a charming collection of Romany caravans and their very own authentic Thai Tuk-Tuk…I know, amazing!
When designing their invitations, I really wanted to capture the type of wedding that Beth and Ed were planning at South Farm. So I linked the design identity to some of the fantastic and unusual features the venue has to offer: the Romany caravans and the way the farm’s pigs and peacocks can freely wander round and interact with the guests. I created a unique logomark which appeared across all their wedding stationery, making it even more beautiful by embossing it on to G.F Smith Fine Uncoated paper in Imperial Blue.
I’m a firm believer that your wedding stationery should live and breathe who you are as a couple – and little details can go a long way. Even with my pre-designed collections you have the opportunity to add your personal touch, I work with each couple to help create something that reflects their day no matter what the budget.