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Unique Real Wedding Invitations: Kristin and Brandon

We just love showing off unique, real wedding invitations where the bride and groom have played a role in the design of their own custom wedding stationery.  Today we’re so thrilled to show you this fabulous wedding invitation designed by wedding photographer Brandon Kidd and his fiancé, Kristin, along with the wonderful D*LSH Graphic Design Studio

It seems that more and more brides and grooms are looking for custom made wedding stationery, incorporating their own unique ideas and style.  Working with a great graphic design or print studio can really make your wedding invitations that extra little bit special and can often be worth going the extra mile, particularly if you are looking for something truly unique!  Very well done guys – we LOVE them….

Unique wedding Invitations

Unique wedding Invitations

Unique wedding Invitations

Unique wedding Invitations

Design of the Day: Innovative Wish Tree and Table Tree by Paperbird Design

We love unique wedding stationery ideas here as the WIS and they don’t come any more innovative than Paperbird Design. We just fell in LOVE ♥ with this innovative wish tree and table tree design which really is a unique take on the table seating plan and incorporates their signature range of luxury origami stationery.

Wish tree and table plan by Paperbird Design

The wish tree is originally a Dutch wedding tradition. Your guests write a message or wish on a notelet and hang it upon your tree this which will then bring these wishes to life. A unique and imaginative alternative to a guest book. Paperbird Design’s unique tree design works as both a table plan and wish tree. It comes as two delicate laser-cut trees that slot together to give you a stunning and intricate 3D design. Your tree can also be used as a table plan featuring all the details your guests my need; and then later can be transformed to become a beautiful wish tree. The tree comes with 12 mini origami accessories, up to 12 table plan cards, 60 notelets on ribbon of your choice for guests to write their messages on and hang on three tree and a personalised greeting for guests to read.

We just love this beautiful design and it would certainly create a fabulous centerpiece for any wedding as well as providing you with some wonderful memories of your wedding day! Contact Paperbird Design for more details. Watch out for our future posts featuring the unique origami wedding invitation designs by Paperbird Designs…..

Wish tree and table plan by Paperbird Design

jade mcdonald - November 13, 2010 - 1:19 am

innovative wist tree and table tree by paperbird design i would like one and would like to no how to purchase this and the price thankyou

Sam - November 24, 2010 - 11:48 am

The wish tree is made by Paperbird Design and is priced from £100. Visit theit website for more details –

Wedding Invitation Calligraphy – write it in style!

Nothing makes your wedding more personal than handwritten wedding invitations. Why not make your wedding invitations stand out from the crowd and handwrite your invitations with beautifully romantic calligraphy. From the wonderfully romantic copperplate style to classic italic and contemporary freestyle – calligraphy (which means ‘beautiful writing) can add a touch of romance and glamour to all your wedding stationery. A great number of styles are available to suite every wedding theme – Roman capitals, copperplate, italic, gothic and antique – you can mix with beautiful ink colours to add real elegance to your wedding day.

Calligraphy works fantastically with scroll wedding invitations and traditional wedding invitations but you can choose some wonderful freestyle calligraphy to add sparkle to your contemporary wedding invitations too.

If you are not the most creative writer you can get a professional calligrapher to write your invitations for you. Claire Gould at has written thousands of place cards, envelopes and invitations, and hundreds of poems in calligraphy for all kinds of clients. Take a look at some of her work below to see how you can add that ‘wow’ factor to your wedding stationery.

Calligraphy for wedding favour tags
Calligraphy for your wedding favour tags

Gold leaf wedding invitation calligraphy
Calligraphy in real gold leaf!

Wedding calligraphy for place cards
Vintage… calligraphy for your wedding place cards

Wedding calligraphy poem
Calligraphy commission of a poem by Christina Georgina

Wedding homily in calligraphy
Wedding homily in calligraphy

Gothic wedding calligraphy
Gothic wedding calligraphy

Wedding invitation envelopes in calligraphy
Lovely chocolate brown wedding invitation envelopes were addressed by hand in copperplate calligraphy, written in gold gouache!

Wedding scroll in italic calligraphy
Wedding poem scroll in beautiful italic calligraphy>

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Claire - February 27, 2010 - 8:17 pm

What a lovely write up… thank you for the feature! Just off to tell all my friends. I’m delighted! Claire x

Gayle - March 1, 2010 - 4:55 am

I agree. Calligraphy is just simply beautiful and a tribute to the guest that has had that effort extended to them.

Tina - March 1, 2010 - 11:15 pm

These designs are just beautiful! I hadn’t really thought about using calligraphy but this post has just changed my mind! Certainly something I will be considering when I get my invitations made up later this year. x

James - March 7, 2010 - 12:18 pm

Good stuff. My wife an I went down the creative route ourselves, and it really sets the tone for the wedding.