How To Plan A Festival Themed Wedding Day

August 14th, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags:
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In recent years you may have seen a festival themed wedding day pop up on your Pinterest or Facebook feed – they are becoming increasingly popular! It’s not hard to see why either, a fun atmosphere and a laid back wedding day – what more could you ask for?! Some festival themed wedding day ideas even include camping for the guests – others are more of a day festival. Either way we have found some great inspiration and ideas for you!

No festival themed wedding day is truly complete with fun games for your guests to play through the day or weekend! Many of these will be super easy to DIY however you can also hire all sorts of festival inspired games from various companies up and down the country!

festival themed wedding day - games

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NEW: Wedding Milestone Cards – Perfect for Instagram!

August 7th, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags: , , ,
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Social media has taken over our lives – and we aren’t ashamed to admit it! So these wedding milestone cards are the PERFECT way to show your Facebook, Twitter and of course Instagram followers what’s happening with your wedding planning! Whether you’re shoppng with your bridesmaids for THE wedding dress or you’ve just booked your fabulous honeymoon… snap a photo with our cards and remember the occasion forever!

wedding milestone cards

Wedding planning is such an exciting time for everyone, all your family and friends will be keen to know what’s happening. Our wedding milestone cards are the perfect way to keep everyone up to date with cute momento pictures! Simply find the correct card from our pack of 13 and then take a beautiful photograph with it to commemorate the occasion! For example snap a selfie with your bridesmaids when you find their dresses or get your partner to take a funny picture on their Stag/Hen Do! Read the rest of this entry »

Rain On Your Wedding Day? No Problem!

August 1st, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags: , ,
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You can’t control mother nature – but you can control how you deal with it! Rain on your wedding day might seem like the end of the world but we can 100% assure you that it is not! Some of the most stunning photographs we have come across while blogging weddings have been ones where it is pouring down with rain. So today we wanted to chat a little bit about how to deal with unfortunate weather and how to make the best of it…

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Okay so the first thing you need to do is make sure you have a backup plan for anything that is planned outdoors. For example your ceremony location should either have an indoor alternative that you can use or some kind of shelter should be available. For example if you’re planning to tie the knot in the middle of a field – perhaps a gazebo or even plenty of large umbrellas would be a great way to save the day. Rain on your wedding day does not have to spell disaster! Read the rest of this entry »

NEW: Matching Wedding Stationery Address Labels

July 24th, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Posted in Ask the Experts | No Comments »

Today I am happy to announce the arrival of our long awaited matching wedding stationery address labels! Hoorah! Our busy bee team members have been working on getting these stunning wedding stationery address labels up onto the website for a little while now – but we totally think they’re worth the wait 😉

wedding stationery address labels

Wedding planning can be a very stressful time for many brides and grooms – the money, the organisation and the time it takes up! We can’t and don’t want to imagine how much time and patience would be needed to hand write all of your guest addresses and your own RSVP address onto ALL of your wedding invitation envelopes. That’s why we want to print them for you! Read the rest of this entry »

Lewis & Emma’s Relaxed Music Themed Wedding Day

July 5th, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags: , , ,
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Today I have the wonderful privilege of posting a real life wedding blog for Ivy Ellen’s managing director Lewis and his music themed wedding day. Lewis and Emma tied the knot on the 27th May at the stunning location of Pangdean Barn in West Sussex. Of course many of the Ivy Ellen and Blue Eyed Sun team members attended the reception and loved celebrating with the newlyweds! Lewis and Emma chose to have a picturesque outdoor ceremony and their beautiful little boy, Jesse, stole everyones hearts as ring bearer. I asked the new Mrs Early a few questions about their big day and of course have shared some of their truly stunning photographs with you too…

ceremony family music themed wedding

Who proposed and how did they propose? How did you meet?

We’d actually known each other on and off through the years, but never very well. It wasn’t until I joined Lewis’ band in 2011 that we became really good friends. The timing wasn’t right back then though, and we eventually got our act together 4 years ago and things went pretty quickly from there! Lewis proposed in early 2015 – the first weekend we’d moved into our new home. It was a proper ‘Friends’ moment, I came home to a house filled with candles everywhere and a very romantic dinner, and it went from there. Perfect.

…We had just started planning the wedding when we discovered I was pregnant though, so plans got delayed a while! Read the rest of this entry »

Engagement Party Planning Tips & Ideas

June 29th, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags: ,
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Recently said yes to the big question? Congratulations! Now it’s time to throw a spectacular engagement party for all your family and friends to celebrate with you. We have a few top tips for you as well as two theme ideas to create a truly memorable event for you both…

engagement party balloon

Photographs and product from TheHenPlanner

So first up is a few tips on how to plan your special event…

Decide on your budget. Throwing an engagement party is a fun and joyous occasion but if you can’t afford a huge celebration then keep it small. Once you have narrowed down your budget guidlines ten you will find it alot easier to start looking at location/food and decorations etc. Read the rest of this entry »

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.

wedding place cards

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.

table plans offer

<<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