How To Create A Wonderful Woodland Wedding Theme

June 21st, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags: , ,
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Wedding statistics for 2017 are showing us that one of the most popular themes for the big day is a woodland wedding. So naturally we thought to ourselves – why don’t we have a blog about wonderful woodland weddings and how to create them?

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A woodland wedding can come in many different variaties such as whimsical, botanical and eco-friendly. Today we would like to show you a few options we have found that would make your woodland wedding really come to life.

Of course we are going start off with one of our own wedding stationery designs. Fauna was created by Ivy Ellen’s own Stephanie Miller, with details from floral paintings by artist Jo Corner. The stationery is printed on 50% recycled flecked 350gsm board. This floral stag wedding stationery range is perfect for a rustic woodland wedding day. Fauna is available in a full selection of wedding stationery items including: Save the Date, RSVP cards, Menu, Order of Service, Place cards, Table numbers, Bunting and Thank You cards.

You can find Fauna from £1.95 right here: Fauna Wedding Stationery Collection

woodland wedding - Fauna

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Offer of the Month: Wedding Place Cards – Free Printed Guest Names

June 7th, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags: , , , ,
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Free printed guest names on your wedding place cards? Yes that’s right – we want to save you not only money but the stress of hand writing all your guest names! Aren’t we lovely?

Place cards enable guests to find their seat at the wedding reception. Most people choose to do this to make it is easier than everyone scrambling to sit next each other (or maybe you want to keep some guests apart!). A great idea, if you have the time, is to also write your guests menu choices in brief on the inside of their place card. For example Kathy – and then on the inside… Prawn, Chicken & Brownie. This is another handy reminder for your guests and stops anyone saying ‘I didn’t order that’ to the poor confused waitress. Why not check out our place cards online.

All you have to do is order any of our wedding place cards and we will print all your guest names, for free!

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We have over one hundred different stationery designs that all have place cards available! Whether you’re looking for something classic and simple or fun and cute – like these Bunnies place cards. Simply email us your order to hello@ivyellen.com or call on 0203 034 1200 and we will discount the price if these guest names for you.

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Below is the link to a blog that you might find helpful when looking to make an order with us!

Wedding Stationery: What Do I Need and Why Do I Need It?
We hope to see your order soon! Stephanie x

6 Cinderella Worthy Highstreet Wedding Shoes

June 2nd, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags: , ,
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Today we’re discussing highstreet wedding shoes, because we don’t all have a fairy godmother to magic up some glasses slippers! Many ‘higher end’ wedding shoe suppliers can be a tad on the pricey side, whereas these wonderful highstreet wedding shoes look just as fabulous for just a fraction of the cost! Highstreet wedding shoes can range from £150 right down to £15, so whatever your budget I’m sure we can help you find the right glass slipper for the big day…

Highstreet Wedding Shoes

Your wedding day shoes should be beautiful, stunning and most importantly comfortable! Many brides will even opt for a high heel during the ceremony and then switch to flats for the reception so we will give you an option or two of those aswell!

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Offer of the Month: 15% Off Table Plans

May 23rd, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags: , , ,
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Okay let us start by apologising – we are a tad late on the offer of the month blog post! However this month we are offering you 15% OFF all table plans!

Is your wedding fast approaching? Time to get that table plan sorted!

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All of our table plans come fully assembled in a beautiful swept frame. We also offer the choice of a gold, ivory or white frame along with your choice of wedding stationery design.

If you’d like to save money on your table plan then all you have to do is enter the discount code MAYPLAN at the checkout stage online. You can also email us at hello@ivyellen.com or call on 0203 034 1200.

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<<SEE THE MAJORITY OF OUR TABLE PLANS HERE>>

*If you don’t see the design you want please do let us know!

Below are the links to a few blogs that you might find helpful when looking to make an order with us!

Wedding Stationery: What Do I Need and Why Do I Need It?
We hope to see your order soon! Stephanie x

Royal Wedding Day Inspiration – A Right Royal Affair

May 23rd, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags: , ,
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As many of you will know there was a *sort of* royal wedding this last weekend! Pippa Middleton, sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wed her long term boyfriend James Matthews. The ceremony was held at St Mark’s Church in Englefield. Of course the Duchess herself along with Prince William were both in attendance and keeping an eye on flower girl Princess Charlotte and page boy Prince George. After enjoying a wonderful champagne ­reception at Englefield House, guests then reassembled at Bucklebury village hall for security checks before being ushered to the Middleton family home for the evening festivities. A few pictures have been released of the wedding events and we just ADORE the classic and timeless theme. Of course William & Kate also chose a very elegant and classic wedding theme – so we figured lets get a little royal wedding inspiration…

Of course first is the dress. Both Catherine and Pippa chose very elegant and modest wedding dresses for the ceremony and a more modern and sleek style for the evening celebrations. Both formal dresses were embellished with stunning lace details, a sweeping veil and long train. Pippa’s gown was a custom-made, lace Giles Deacon design, which reportedly cost fourty thousand pounds. Kate wore a stunning gown by Alexander McQueen, which cost more than four-hundred thousand pounds.

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Wedding Thank You Card Etiquette

May 18th, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags: , ,
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Today we’re discussing wedding thank you card etiquette! We have made a brand new video for dedicated to this subject in our series of Youtube vlogs for wedding planning and advice, however we thought youmight also like to read all about it too.

Your wedding day is one of the best days of your life and part of what makes that day so special is being able to share it with your friends and family. Sending a wedding thank you card is a personal and proper way to thank your guests for not only their attendance but also their generosity in the gifts they give you.  So here are some pointers…

Be personal – Your guests would have put a lot of thought into your gift and how they presented themselves on the day. So make sure that you return the favour by mentioning how much you loved seeing them on the day and thank them specifically for their gift.

Send ASAP – Make sure you send yourguest their  wedding thank you card as soon as possible. Settling down as a newlyweds can be a busy time but it will make your guests feels really appreciated if you can send them within 2 months of the big day. Read the rest of this entry »

Ivy Ellen’s Top 5 Luxury Wedding Invitations

May 5th, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags:
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Luxury wedding invitations are some of the most beautiful options on the wedding stationery market. However so many of them come with quite a hefty price tag attached.  Here at Ivy Ellen we pride ourselves on creating stunning and unique luxury wedding invitations at an affordable price. Ranging from colourful and modern to classic and traditonal – our luxury wedding invitations come in all shapes and sizes.

Let’s see our top 5 Luxury Wedding Invitations

 

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Our first one is our Vintage Floral wedding invitation. One of our most popualar wedding ststainery collections the design was created around a stunning hand painted artwork. Each wedding invitation is hand embellished with six genuine Swarovski crystals and then metallic gloss foiled text is added in either gloss gold or silver. These floral wedding invitations wouldbe perfect for a country garden wedding or even a great gatsby 1920’s inspired theme. These floral luxury wedding invitations start from £3.70 and have a full rnage of ststaionery items avaibale such as RSVP cards and on the day stationery. Read the rest of this entry »

Should You Take Your Children on Your Honeymoon?

April 27th, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags: , , , , ,
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As more and more couples find themselves getting married and honeymooning once they already have children, the big question arises. Should you take your children on your honeymoon? Traditionally the honeymoon is a vacation that the newlyweds take together after the wedding, a romantic and fun get away to kick off married life. However would this be the same if you took a little person with you? Many companies are now advertising different types of honeymoon – the mini moon (few days away) and even the familymoon. So with that in mind we decided to ask someone who knows a little more about this situation. Ivy Ellen’s manager, Lewis, is soon to be wed to his lovely fiancé Emma and together they have their beautiful boy Jesse. Together they had to look at the decision of taking your children on your honeymoon.

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So, over to Emma…Should you take children on your honeymoon?

 

When we first got engaged one of the main talking points was the American road trip we were going to do for our honeymoon. 4 weeks off work (If Lew’s boss was nice enough), starting somewhere around Memphis and working our way round all the musical cities of the South. Epic. Then plans changed a little when we found out I was expecting Jesse (we put the wedding off for a year to start). Read the rest of this entry »

Wedding Planning – Top 5 Ed Sheeran First Dance Songs

April 25th, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags: , , , , ,
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There is no point trying to deny it, there are many good choices for Ed Sheeran first dance songs. The majority of his music is soft, romantic and oh so sweet. Of course this is no exception for his latest album release. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few months you probably will have noticed that the new Ed Sheeran album is EVERYWHERE! Of course as someone who works in the wedding industry I can’t help but listen to songs and wonder how many people had this is as their first dance music, or even to walk down the aisle.

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So for a little bit of fun, in no particular order, I have put together the top 5 Ed Sheeran first dance songs, enjoy!

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Ivy Ellen’s New Gloss Foiled Gatsby Wedding Invitations

April 19th, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags: , , , ,
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Today we are so excited to share with you one of our brand new design for 2017 – our Gatsby wedding invitations. This hand foiled design has all the glitz and glamour of the 1920’s era, with a modern twist. Gloss metallic foliling has stayed a popular trend throughout wedding in 2015 and 2016, so we went all out this year!

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Gatsby Wedding Invitations Detail

These stunning gatsby wedding invitations were designed and created by award winning artist Jo Corner. They are hand foiled onto the highest quality 350gsm board. The wedding invittaions are available on both smoke grey and black. You can also choose from gloss silver or gold foiling. The Gatsby wedding invitations range comes with a full selection of wedding stationery items to choose from. Including: Save the Date, RSVP cards, Menu, Order of Service, Place cards, Table numbers, Bunting and Thank You cards.

You can find Gatsby right here: Gatsby Wedding Stationery Collection

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