Last last Saturday, we finished packing our invitation suite. I really like our invitations. It’s like a dream come true to have letterpress printing for many Martha Stewart’s devotees. We, in Pemberley, managed to do our own press and imported these delicious cotton paper from US.
I would like to thank Yuwei and Alex (and You Chun the previous week before as well) to help us packed the suites, cut the rubberband, place the sticker in the middle, stapled it and make sure its nicely arranged. Especially to Yuwei who has helped us for 2 weeks. Thanks, gal!
Yesterday was Earth Day (22 April). I wouldn’t brag about being a green person looking at the amount of earth-damage I contributed in my wedding alone. The most-used element in my wedding is paper. I have to confess. I love paper, a lot. I love stationery since I was young. The main element of my outdoor decoration is paper. I bought almost all aqua paper from Popular to do the paper rosettes and envelope liners.
and the tiffany boxes..
Well at least our letterpress invitation is made of 100% cotton paper (that is why.. they cost a bomb!)
We still have a menu for each person and displays for guest signing.
At least we try to redeem ourselves by designing them neatly so the guests won’t throw it away right after the party (or I hope so).
For the eco-bride, here are some tips from our friend at National Parks Singapore :
- Hold your wedding in a park or garden
- Use single layer invitation cards printed on recycled paper, treeless paper made from bamboo or other materials, or better yet, use e-invitations to reduce paper wastage
- If using disposable tableware, choose biodegradable products
- Encourage your guests to car-pool or van-pool
- Choose a caterer that is familiar with the venue to avoid any damage to the site during their setup or teardown
- Select wedding favors that are useful for your guests to minimise throwaways
- Consider using pre-owned items (e.g. wedding gown, decorations) for your wedding
- Decorate your wedding venue with potted plants that you can use again to decorate your home instead of fresh cut flowers where possible
- Source for local flowers and plants to decorate the wedding venue to minimise resources used in transporting them
- Setup a gift registry to minimise unwanted gifts
- Let your guests know to avoid giving congratulatory cards but instead sign their best wishes on your wedding guestbook.
- Request for guests to donate towards an environmental cause
- Request for cleaners at the venue to separate recyclable items from those that are not and dispose them accordingly
- Avoid shark’s fin in your menu
- Avoid the use of confetti
Some of you might know my side wedding stationery business, Pemberley, with my best friends. Here‘s some background of it.
We are launching our very own letterpress collection this year after our wedding. We are seriously in love with the crispness and the deep impression it leaves in my heart (pun-intended). We will kick this off with my invitation and Katryn’s suite (the other Pemberley lady). Hers is much more elegant and classy, reflects perfectly on her taste and style.
I am so thrilled when I lay my hands on it. Its a dream come true !!
Here’s the sneak peek..
[Winston's edit: I am generally busier nowadays and has not been blogging often as before. Thanks to Hellen who keeps this going! 64 days to our wedding!]
As I have posted in a previous post, I run a small wedding and event invitation business with my girlfriends, called Pemberley Paperie. Ironically, I am too busy doing other people’s invitation that I almost neglected my own invitation! It is very hard for me to narrow down to a certain style of design, so I created 2 distinctive designs for holy matrimony and wedding banquet. One is cheerful and fun while the other is classy and understated chic.
Currently both is ongoing production and both will be letterpressed! I am so excited about it.
Let me share with you a sneak peek of my invitation and the maps.. I love cute maps!
It is inspired by the pinwheel rosettes decoration that I made. Currently I am planning to make 50-100 rosettes to be hang on the white tiffany chairs. I’ll talk about it next time. Here is the samples of the rosette:
Here is the map of OMSQ. I did all the drawings and the cute buildings. It looks a bit complicated.. i tried my best to simplify it!
Our lovely envelopes are almost ready!
6 months to our nuptial! I am a little nervous. So many things that I want to do myself, but some have to wait until nearer the date. However I think I will give up some projects, and leave it to the experts, such as the florist, etc! I will meet a few florists these few weeks.
Meanwhile, it’s time to send the Save the Date. Albeit my busy schedule, juggling day job, Pemberley Paperie, church, etc, I managed to finish our Save the Date. I have too many ideas for Save the Date, so I did two! One for the reception and the other one for the Holy Matrimony.
So much for being busy, eh..
We are not going to print it. Save the environment! Go digital.
By : Pemberley Paperie – email@example.com
While Winston is chilling out in a western part of Europe for business trip, I am trying to do my first DIY project, which is faltered due to lack of material. Does anybody know where to get double fold bias tape? Spotlight is clueless, so do the whole stretch of textile shops in Beach Road.
Anyway, my package has arrived!! I’ll show you what I am up to, in the next post!
For now, here’s the sneak preview.
I love planning my own wedding. I can toy around with ideas and inspiration that I see on the blog or magazines. While some girls have wedding dream when they were little, I don’t recall to have any of it. But that doesn’t stop me from wanting it to be wonderful and beautiful. Having a knack in design also adds fuel to my preparation. Early this year, my best friend, Katryn (also my Maid of Honor) and another friend, Ricadonna and I, started a wedding invitation line, called Pemberley Paperie.
Both me and Katryn share the same passion in stationery and invitation, especially American style. So this wedding allows me to channel my interest in stationeries and decoration too. I don’t find it a chore to look for venue, think about the decoration, look for THE Gown, veil and stuffs. I love it! Both my fiance and I make it a point that we will enjoy this journey together. We want to share this wonderful occasion with our loved ones and also to represent ourselves, our taste and our choices. I’m so blessed to have a wonderful supportive and fun husband-to-be. Weiqiang is as excited as I am in many ways. He is not always that excited, especially in budgeting part *haha* but he made conscious effort to stay positive. True enough, financial blessing comes time after time to add to our wedding budget.
We are in the mood to plan for our venue and decoration. When we scout for places, we are looking for the WOW factor. We always ask ourselves this, does this place or photographer wow us?. It might not wow others, but as long as it wows us, we will go for it. Inspiration moves me. Website like http://www.snippetandink.blogspot.com or http://www.weddingbee.com, http://www.theknot.com became a daily routine for me, on my spare time of course… Sometimes I need to step aside from it, but I quickly turn to my DIY Wedding book I bought from one of my favorite shop, Woodwould@Cathay, Dhoby Ghaut.
Wedding is once a a lifetime so I want to enjoy every part of it!