Abi & Andy’s Wedding at Deans Court

Abi and Andy’s day took place in the grounds of Deans Court and it couldn’t have been a more perfect setting for a still and warm Summer’s Day.

Opting for the excellent Celebrant, Diana Saxby to conduct the ceremony meant the wedding could take place outdoors with guests facing the lake.

Abi got ready just a stone’s throw away at Deans Court’s own Georgian , 7-bedroom Gate House. It was a real treat to be able to explore this place in the morning, having eyed it up several times at other weddings and whilst pottering around the Squash Court – it’s a wonderful place.

The wedding breakfast and evening took place in the marquee kitted up with lovely rustic details, polished off by a superb ‘Naked Cake’ from Miss Ingredient and classic, pretty flowers from Jen Poynter.

We’d got a little insight into the decor of the wedding ahead of the day as Ian also designed Abi and Andy’s on-the-day Swash and Fold stationery.

Here are some photos from their day…

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Custom Album Covers

There’s a new cover option being thrown into the mix for anyone purchasing one of our Finao Albums. For an extra cost of £50 we’re now able to design and emboss a custom cover die on albums with a plain leather finish without any photo cutouts. Rather than stick to a line of basic text, this gives us the opportunity to get a little more creative and incorporate some graphics or simply a more fanciful font to make your album stand out and be a little more personal to you.

Lydia and Andy received their wedding album this week and it was our first attempt at making up a custom cover die. With a little help from Swash and Fold and the encouragement of Lydia and Andy we went to town creating a cover die to fit their film-themed wedding. As their day had a bit of a vintage twist (and Lydia rocked bright red poster lips) we went a little Art Deco, contrasting against L & A’s choice of a luscious red leather with elaborate gold foiling.… Read Full Post

Hannah and Tom’s Wedding at Manor Farm, Somerset

Hannah and Tom’s wedding took place on their family Dairy farm in Emborough, Somerset. Well, technically, their wedding was held in the (now retired) The Blessed Virgin Mary church, but you could be forgiven for thinking this was in the farm. It’s so close to the farm house you could invite the vicar in for tea by shouting out of the window.

Having sought special permission to hold their ceremony in the church, the marquee was set up at the front of the farm house, packed full of beautiful flowers and was carefully put together by the co-ordinator for the day, Steph from Sweet and Pretty.

We had worked closely with Tom and Hannah before the wedding as Ian (with his Swash and Fold hat on) designed the Invitations, Orders of Service, Menus and Table Settings stationery. I also spent some time hand-lettering the table names and other titles, which Ian then incorporated into the design. It was lovely to be able to see it all being used and photograph it on the day.

There was a fun, country fete feel to this wedding with an energetic Ceilidh for evening entertainment and hay bales to lounge on in the evening whilst guests tucked into Pulled Pork Rolls from Hannah and Tom’s very own Good Life Pork Co.… Read Full Post

Laura and Peter’s Wedding Prep Shoot at Plush Manor

We’d never heard of Plush Manor before Laura and Peter’s enquiry. Hidden in the depths of the Dorset countryside near Dorchester it’s a hidden gem. As well as being a tad tricky to find when in the car it’s pretty much non-existent on the web too. We won’t give too much away about its potential before the wedding as we’re sure keeping things a bit of a surprise for the guests is a good idea, but it’s very unique.

Laura and Peter have been in the very capable hands of Bellissimo Wedding Planners and together they’re putting together a brilliant day. Though we hadn’t met Laura and Peter in person until the day we did this shoot, Ian had been working together with them and Melanie over at Swash and Fold designing their book-inspired invitations, so we had a little gist of the things they had in mind. As well as our very own custom map to help us find this tucked away spot.

After a bit of wander around the grounds and some admin at the Brace of Pheasants across the road we took a few photos before the sun dipped behind the hills…

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Laura and Nick’s Wedding at Marylebone Town Hall and Home House, London

So, here we have it… our last wedding of 2012, which saw us working in Central London for Laura and Nick’s special day in Marylebone. They got married at Marylebone Town Hall with a party a short walk away at Home House. Being such a kind and thoughtful crowd, they really helped us end our year with a bang.

Things kicked off at the labyrinth that is Home House, a member’s club sprawled out across three different town houses in Portman Square. Here, Laura and her bridal party got ready in the morning. This was followed by a ceremony in the Purple Room at the Town Hall and onto a winter Pimms drinks reception back at Home House with dinner and dancing.

It was fantastic seeing everything come together for this day as we’d played a part in the preparations in more ways than one. Ian had helped Laura and Nick with both the invitations for the day and the table name cards too with his Swash and Fold hat on. And my sister drew the illustrations of Laura and Nick which featured as part of the decorations too. It made us feel all warm and fuzzy when we saw how they’d been lovingly put up on the winter wonderland tree, complete with London Christmas baubles.… Read Full Post