Friday, 21 December 2012

Wedding LOVE...Inviting Illustrations

Hello lovely {& hopefully very understanding} friends!
Sorry for the recent lengthy absence. On top of back-to-back weddings, 21st birthdays and Bridal Showers there is this little thing, you may have heard of, called Christmas coming up! Before another day passes I am determined to get something up on the blog.

We wanted to share this stunning invitation that we hand illustrated for one of the loveliest couples. They were a delight to create for and we were super excited that we got to incorporate the illustration with the digital design...and so were they!
In a few months we get to make a few more goodies for this sure-to-be gorgeous wedding...and we can't wait {to design them and share them with you!}.

Thea xx

Monday, 3 December 2012

Event LOVE...A Grand Wedding

So part of the reason we have been a little absent on here in the past few weeks is in large part due to what I am about to show you.
Remember the invitations we created here, well the wedding day has arrived {and now past} and what a wedding it was. We created a many number of things for this gorgeous Bride's special day {think 23 table numbers, seating chart, individual menus for 250+ guests, Beverage menus, photo booth signage, Thank you signs, Lolly buffet labels, Cupcake menu} and we wanted to show you sneak peeks of a few of them...
We can't wait to see the professional photos {we are absolutely certain that this will be a magical wedding...and marriage} and share some with you...until then I hope this tides you over!

Congratulations again Cass & Bill! Thank you so much for letting us be a small part of your day,
Thea xx

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Event LOVE...A Paddington Party

Have I ever mentioned how lucky I am with the neighbours on my street. Very lucky! We love our drinks together on a Friday night, or a quick {& often not-so-quick} chat while grabbing a coffee and we love to patronise each others stores. Well next Thursday we are combining the lot and all opening up late for a christmas shopping night with bubbles, nibbles and lots of christmas cheer. Here is the flyer we designed for the night...
If you are in or around the Paddington area please stop by and say hi I promise it will be worth your while...mum is catering, that should be incentive enough!

Thea xx

Paper LOVE...Shower the Bride

Sorry all, this was meant to go up last night but my internet dropped out...AGAIN! Don't get me started! But on a happier, prettier note take a look at this oh-so-sweet bridal shower invitation that went out to some lucky ladies a few weeks ago...
Can't wait to see the event itself...should be a wonderful day to celebrate a wonderful bride!

Thea xx

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Wedding LOVE...Red, white and rain

Hello friends, how did you survive the wet and wild weekend?
Spare a thought for my lovely Bride who was getting ready and probably thinking about how on earth she was going to make it from the car to the church without getting swept away!
Well thankfully the deluge held off for a short period of time for the to-ing and fro-ing and a couple of rainless photos. Here is a sneak peek of some of the goodies we were delighted to create for her special day...
We can't wait to share the professional photos with you all...just have to wait for the happy couple to return from the honeymoon in Hawaii! No, I'm not jealous at all...

Thea xx

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Event LOVE...Supporting the Arts

Tonight we attended an art showing at a pretty awesome art gallery in the Valley. We sipped champagne and mingled with the guests and marvelled at the canvases that hung from the walls. The pieces were amazing; some of the best I have seen...if only they were for sale! The art showing was a collaboration between past and present seniors of Music Industry College Brisbane...namely my uber talented little brother Ben...

...don't you all agree?!!

So proud of you little don't forget a certain someone's birthday in January when you are trying to re-home some of these!!

Thea xx

Monday, 12 November 2012

Xmas LOVE...Anytime Advent

So I have been a little bit absent (again) lately and as per my last post (and I am sure the one before that and so on and so on); I'm sorry! Wedding season seems to be in full swing (again) and we are making our way through place cards and menus and seating charts and order of services that we will share in the coming weeks. But what we have been madly working on recently is getting the shop ready for christmas. Every year on Melbourne Cup Day we close the shop, paper the windows and bring christmas to Jean & Joyce. I will post photos of the entire shop tomorrow, but today I could not resist sharing my favourite piece of mum's Christmas handicrafts...this fabulous Advent wall hanging (that could probably be used year round!)...

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Event LOVE...Birthday Bubbles

Happy Birthday lovely friend {& neighbour}...well happy 2nd birthday to your gorgeous store that is!

This afternoon, after we closed our shop, we popped {almost} next door to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of our friends' gorgeous little boutique We Live Like This. Naturally we celebrated with a glass of bubbles and a lot of laughter...much like we do on any given friday afternoon {gosh I love our little strip of friends and stores!}...
Happy 2nd Birthday gorgeous's hoping we get to be neighbours for many years to come!

Thea xx

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Event LOVE...Halloween Birthdays

Happy Halloween all!
More importantly Happy Birthday to this handsome favourite middle brother!!
We had a wonderful dinner in our beautiful city, lots of laughs...and only a few inappropriate jokes {comes with the territory of a houseful of boys!!}...
Also no gift is complete with Bespoke Letterpress...don't you agree?!

Thea xx

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Paper LOVE...a little birdy told me

Hi Friends,
Sorry for the lapse in posts, but I am back with something pretty great!
This is what should have been our next post {2 weeks ago...oops}, this order of service was one of the goodies we got to create for Camilla & Andrew. We also got to make their gorgeous seating chart, and deck their reception venue out with lots of glass goodness {photos in the coming posts!}.
Camilla was an absolute delight to work with and we are beyond thrilled that they were happy with the result! We can't wait to get some of the professional photos to share with you,

Thea xx

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Invitation LOVE...Wedding Hearts

We hope you love this latest wedding invitation as much as we loved creating them! It is for the same lovely bride {& friend} that we create the engagement invites for here. This easygoing bride is a dream to work with and we are ecstatic that she was happy with her wedding invites...
We are also really happy that we still have some gorgeous goodies left to create for this particular wedding so keep an eye out!!

Thea xx

Monday, 8 October 2012

Weekend LOVE...A Wing Ding

...that's what we like to call it anyway!

So for those playing along at home you may remember that about a month ago we held what we have termed a 'Rib Appreciation Day'. Suffice it to say everyone enjoyed themselves so much that the next appreciation day was penciled in before we had even done the washing up!
This time...Wings!
Wings and all the trimmings: chilli and corn chips, celery and blue cheese dipping sauce, cornbread, wedges and ice cream sundaes...all washed down with Champagne {what else?}...
It also just so happens to be the 'Pope of Chilli Town's {see apron} birthday this week and we were thrilled that we managed to surprise him with a birthday cake...that I hear was eaten for breakfast this morning! The nature of the next battle has not been decided upon yet, but the date is set so watch out for the next instalment of our culinary capers.

Thea xx

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Wedding LOVE...Steph & Sim England!

We were lucky enough to help Steph & Sim with some of the goodies for their wedding {which was taking place in England} back in June. When they got back from their international nuptials Steph brought me in just one of their professional photos to make up her thank you cards...and I absolutely could not wait to see the rest! Well we are all in for treat; Steph has sent me some of her gorgeous photos to share {keep an eye out for the programs and seating chart that we made for the special event}... 

Gosh how we wish we could have travelled with our programs to this gorgeous wedding {if that is not the most beautiful, beaming smile I have ever seen!}. Steph & Sim we wish you a lifetime of love and laughter and want to say Thanks once again for letting us be a part of your special day,

Thea xx

All photos courtesy of Mckinley Rodgers see the whole wedding check out their blog!