DIY Wedding Invitation Kits have arrived!

We are really pleased to finally be able to share with you our first DIY Wedding Invitation Kit.

This kit is just perfect for those who want to make their own wedding invitations. It comes with all the card, paper and ribbon you need. All you have to provide is the double-sided tape. The kit also includes envelopes.

When your kit arrives it will have a full set of instructions, as well as a link to a video guide on how to assemble your invitations. There is also a guide on how to create and print your own inserts.

The kit is available in a variety of colours.

Kit Contents:

  • Pre-Cut Pocketfold Card Blanks in Main Card Colour
  • Pre-Cut Insert Mount Cards for Left Insert
  • Pre-Cut Insert Mount Cards for Right Insert
  • Pre-Cut Insert Mount Cards for RSVPs
  • Pre-Cut Front Mount Card for Name Plate
  • Ribbon for Front – Cut to Length
  • Pocket Tabs
  • Main Envelopes
  • RSVP Envelopes
  • White Paper for Insert Printing

The kit will be on display for the first time at the wedding fayre on Sunday. Check out last week’s blog for more information.

As always if you have any questions feel free to get in touch, via email or phone 07802724899

Rustic Farm Wedding Fayre – Sunday 5th June

If you have thought of something a little different for your wedding venue you need look no further than the location of our next wedding fayre. Thornsett Fields Farm, Birch Vale, is a gorgeous wedding barn venue in Derbyshire, just on the outskirts of Stockport. The stunning site is just perfect for wowing your guests. The barn itself is a wonderfully blank canvas perfect for you to decorate to your heart’s content with your vision. Click the link above to go to their website or right here to see their Facebook page.

Wedding Fayre Derbyshire

As with all great wedding fayres there will be a limited number of goody bags available so get there nice and early to catch the freebies!  Please be aware if you are planning to come along that Thornsett Fields Farm is a working farm and so just be aware of what’s going on around you.


We are so excited to be showing our ever-expanding ranges of stationery at Thornsett Farm on Sunday 5th June but here is a look at the other suppliers you can expect to meet.


Sprinkle of Magic Wedding Planners – The lovely Sarah has worked hard to organise this event alongside all of her clients’ weddings. With a handpicked choice of suppliers, come and see the care and attention to detail she puts into all of her planning. You can catch her on Facebook too.


ATG Photo Booths  – ATG PhotoBooths are the leading name in Photo Booth hire in the Staffordshire and surrounding counties. You can find out more on their Facebook or website.

Aunt Tilly’s Tea Sets – Specialise in bringing you perfectly pretty tea parties. For more details see their Facebook or website.

Bespoke Events and Styling –  Love the chance to create personal events that are bespoke to you. You can find out more on their Facebook or website.

Blank Canvas Tents – Bell Tent hire for weddings, corporate events, festivals, children’s parties, glamping, private events. For more details see their Facebook.

Boelle Events – Bespoke bohemian wedding event styling, chair and wooden trestle table hire. More details can be found on their Facebook or website.

Britannia Firework Displays – These guys can show you how to celebrate with a bang! For more details see their Facebook or website.

The Cakery – Suppliers of beautiful baked goods. For more details see their Facebook or website.

Cariad Personal Ceremonies – Independent Celebrant offers a personal, professional, individual approach for Marriage, naming, Renewal of vows ceremonies. You can find out more on their Facebook or website.

Claire Green Cake Carts – You can hire a gorgeous vintage cart with or without cakes and retro sweets. You can find out more on her Facebook.

Clover Leaf –  Offer an exclusive range of handmade bespoke wedding stationery and greeting cards for all occasions. For more details see their Facebook or website.

Daisy May Bridal Wear – Ex sample wedding dresses for sale at a fraction of the RRP. All dresses are in excellent condition! More details can be found on their Facebook.

Derbyshire Ice Cream Bike – The Derbyshire Ice Cream Bike comes filled with luxury dairy ice cream. All ice creams are served in our tasty waffle cones. You can find out more on their Facebook or website.

Elfmills Carriages – For something a little more unique why not have a look at these lovely horse-drawn carriages. More details can be found on their Facebook.

Fantasticastle – Cheshire based wedding bouncy castle hire. More details can be found on their Facebook or website.

Fat Tulips Food – Providing good quality food at local events. From bacon butties to chicken wraps. For more details see their Facebook.

Flowers from the Garden – Carefully grown, nurtured and arranged seasonal flowers using eco methods in Huddersfield. For more details see their Facebook or website.

Hair and Makeup by Saskia – Freelance Hairdresser, beautician & makeup artist, wedding specialist based in the north-west. For more details see her Facebook or website.

Happy Days Wedding Favours and Accessories – A family based business who provide bespoke Favours made to suit your wedding colour scheme. You can find out more on their Facebook.

Hartshead Productions – Professional video productions of weddings, theatre performances, promotional films and more! More details can be found on their Facebook or website.

Jacqui Kenyon Photography – A lovely wedding photographer who we’ve hung out with at a few wedding fayres. You can find out more on her Facebook or website.

Jemini Accessories – A mother and daughter team who create occasion jewellery. For more details see their Facebook.

Little Limos – A fun and quirky alternative to traditional wedding cars. You can find out more on their Facebook or website.

Luxury Loos – Don’t forget these guys at a DIY event! More details can be found on their Facebook or website.

MD Executive Cars – A beautiful selection of wedding cars both traditional and modern. For more details see their Facebook or website.

Nanny Lauren’s Little Stars – Providing an event nannying service to keep the younger guests entertained. You can find out more on their Facebook or website.

Paige Whitehead, Make Up Artist & Hair Stylist  – Professionally trained Make Up Artist & Hairstylist. You can find out more on her Facebook or website.

Porky’s Hog Roast & Outside Catering – They provide hog roasts and outdoor catering for all kinds of events. For more details see their Facebook.

Raise the Bar Events – Creators of mobile bars and bespoke drink services. More details can be found on their Facebook or website.

Rock, Paper Flowers – If you are looking for a fun alternative to real flowers check these out. More details can be found on their Facebook.

The Rumour Mill – a soulful band from Manchester performing modern-day hits and classic floor fillers. Exquisite vocals, great grooves and cookin’ covers! For more details see their Facebook or website.

SC Sweet Occasions – SC Sweet Occasions are a professional and reliable Venue Dressing company covering the High Peak and surrounding areas. You can find out more on their Facebook or website.

That Little Cake Place – That Little Cake Place is Sian Forward-Martin, a self-taught cake artist from Cheshire. You can find out more on their Facebook.

Tim Hensel Photography – A great wedding photographer based in the High Peak. More details can be found on his Facebook or website.

Tipi Unique – specialise in hiring gorgeous giant hats (tipis) for your celebrations. Tipi Unique can cater for intimate gatherings to large events. More details can be found on their Facebook or website.

Tying Knots Venue Decor By Bramhall’s Amusements – A lovely family run business specialising in making your venue decoration dreams a reality. You can find out more on their Facebook or website.

Venus Creations – Bespoke handmade designs, specializing in flower girl fairy wings & floral crowns. Lavish giant beanbags, cushions & quilts. More details can be found on their Facebook or website.

Village Bride – Based in Marple Bridge, Cheshire, Village Bridal create handcrafted bridal gowns. They also stock off-the-peg designs too. For more details see their Facebook or website.

Urban Daisies – Florist, creating stylish floral arrangements for your event , home or business. Stockists of quality fresh flowers and plants. For more details see their Facebook or website.


With food, drink, bouncy castles, and wonderful suppliers to chat to this wedding fayre is going to be one not to miss. If you are planning on coming along, why not register your interest for free either on eventbrite or Facebook? You can just turn up on the day too, so don’t panic if you are reading this Sunday morning you can still join us (we just find it helpful to have a guideline).

Wedding Fair Birch Vale


As always if you have any questions feel free to give us a call on 07802724899 or drop us an email


Wedding Fayres, what’s so good about them?

So you’ve just got engaged and you start seeing adverts for wedding fayres and suppliers all over your Facebook newsfeed. Not to mention the nudges from family and friends asking how you’re planning is going or if you’ve set a date yet. The expectation to know precisely where and how to start planning your special day is a little overwhelming. Don’t worry we are here to help!


Where do I start?

This is where wedding fayres are a fantastic tool at your disposal. They give you a chance to walk around and gather ideas about what you need to plan. Yes, the suppliers there will ask you if you’ve set a date yet, or if you and your partner have chosen a venue. This is okay, it allows you to start the thinking process. Everyone will be handing out brochures and leaflets and sometimes you will get a couple of free bridal magazines too! All of these bits of paper can be popped in the free bag you will more than likely have received on entry and reviewed at home later. Use them to create a list of what you want to organise and book and you can always note down the names of any companies or people you really liked.


I already know what I want, I have it all pinned and can buy everything online! Should I still go?

Yes! Definitely, yes! The internet is a fantastic resource for gathering ideas and inspiration, especially with websites like Pinterest at your fingertips. The only problem with viewing everything on a screen is that you can’t feel it, you can’t touch it or truly see the colours. Yes, you could send off for those stationery samples but that can get pricey and does the website you are browsing through have a friendly smile and perhaps offer you a sneaky free lolly while you chat? Suppliers at wedding fayres are there to talk to you and introduce you to themselves as well as their products. Remember that gelling with the supplier can be very important as you will more than likely be working with them on and off up until your wedding and you may even be seeing them on the day. A photographer, for example, will be there when you get ready, right through until you stick on those dancing shoes and sometimes longer so it is important you like them as well as their work. Planning a wedding is a big job and a lot of hard work, speaking to suppliers can also give you the help and advice that you may not have realised was so useful.


Can I show my ideas to the suppliers or will I come across as Bridezilla?

We are there to help you make your special day just as magical and wonderful as you want it to be. Discussing what you want from a supplier can really help both of you work out what is best for your wedding. When it comes to stationery we believe that you shouldn’t have to settle for ‘kind of’ what you want if we can create exactly what you want instead.


What kind of suppliers can I expect to see?

Wedding fayres host many different suppliers and you can chat to as many or as few as you like. Most wedding fayres are actually held at potential wedding venues and this gives you a great chance to have a little nosey before booking to have a chat with their wedding and event planners. The other people you will more than likely see are a variety of; photographers, wedding dress shops, suit hire companies, stationers, ring suppliers, entertainers, food vendors, hair and make-up experts and oh, the list goes on. Fayres give you a great opportunity to see things that you hadn’t even thought of and have a chat about whether they are the right thing for you and your day.


Our upcoming wedding fayres.

Our next two fayres are:

  • MacDonald Kilhey Court Hotel and Spa, Standish. Sunday 10th April 2016 from 12-3pm.
  • Thornsett Fields Farm, Birch Vale. Sunday 5th June 2016 from 11-3pm.

You can always keep up-to-date with our upcoming fayres by popping across to our wedding fayre page.

As always if you have any questions or queries or just fancy a chat feel free to drop us an email at

Forget-Me-Not and Wedding Fayres

Today we bring you the release of the second design in our stunning ‘Inked By Kate’ range. This new invitation design is the start of a whole matching set of wedding stationery. Keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks for the additional items including; Save the Date cards, RSVP cards, table numbers and name cards.

Printed A6 luxury hand painted wedding stationery.
Beautiful blue watercolour wedding invitations. Printed invitations with a floral theme. Part of the Inked By Kate range.

The beautiful watercolour flowers background was created by Kate and will be the focal point of this Forget-Me-Not range. The invitation is already available to purchase from our shop. Prices for this invitation begin at £1.30 each.

Coming up in March we also have another wedding fayre. This time we will be at the Park Hall Best Western Hotel, Charnock Richard. This is lovely hotel which features a medieval banquet hall as well as its more modern venue. The wedding fayre is free entry and there will be a fantastic range of suppliers for you to meet. The fayre is 12-4pm on Sunday 14th March. Come along and say hello! To keep up-to-date with all of our wedding fayres check out our contact page.

If you have an questions or queries feel free to drop us an email: