this was a rather unusual request and to be honest... I had to get my thinking cap on.
Rachel and Eamon weren't keen on the ever popular Butterfly wedding post boxes
that never seem to go out of fashion, but during conversation Rachel mentioned that orange Calla Lilies were her big thing and were to be included in her bouquet.
After a few goes, I managed to come up with this....
while Rachel liked the idea she asked if I could make them more
'realistic'... so out came the pastel chalks and a shading brush
and with a whoosh and a swizzle I came up with this.....
And this is what they were to look like
when they were assembled into a flower...
they looks pretty awesome on the bottom of the Post Box....
I used Orange for the name plate border
as this was to be the main colour theme,
but added some green around the lid
to introduce some of the green from the stems...
Rachel & Eamon also wanted some Menu Cards and Table numbers,
so I suggested having both the number and menu both on one card.
I don't have an Orange foil... so we went for Copper instead....
And again.. those Calla Lilies....
Mail order menus are sent flat packed for ease of posting....
We discussed a Guest Book... but in the end
went for Wishing Tree Tags. I am of the opinion that people
are more inclined to write on the cards than they would in a guest book.
Rachel was to get a large vase and pop in
some twisted Hazel or Willow branches in
so the guests can hang the tags after writing on them
I found this gorgeous tangerine coloured 3mm satin ribbon...
Which went lovely with the foil
And finally the seating plan.
One of the very last jobs for me to do....
some guests can be a pain in the bum when it comes to replying.
Those late repliers don't realise how much stress
and pressure a bride can be put under at such a late stage.
Usually... this is the time when my
hair becomes that little bit whiter too!
for the Seating Plan to look right,
the measurements for the vertical
and horizontal lines have to be meticulous.
For this I need extra help and another pair of hands...
Call in Steve Smith!
After laying out all the cards,
doing the mathematics with calculations
that would make Einstein proud,
the cards are glued to the foam core board.
And..... there you have it...
the Post Box and Seating Plan, side by side.
And..... were they happy with it?
Here's what Rachel had to say
I just wanted to let you know that the table plan and post box arrived safely this afternoon.
They are perfectly stunning and I am really thrilled with all of the things you have created. I certainly have never been to a wedding with a wishing tree ... and think this will be a huge hit!!
I can't thank you enough for turning round the box and plan ... and am very grateful.
I'll send photos after the event and certainly be liking your page.
You have been wonderful.
Warmest regards and thank you.
Good feedback, happy customers
are worth their weight in Gold.
Working with couples to create
something for their special day,
specific to them is not a job.....
it's a pleasure!
See something you like?
Or do you have ideas of your own?
Run it by me by ringing Sue on 01609 776 866
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