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Leon and Laura


Today I am sharing with you the beautifully classic wedding of the new Mr and Mrs Barrett!

Leon and Laura chose the ‘Shabby Chic Birdcage‘ wedding stationery collection which they had customised to a duck egg blue to be in keeping with their soft colour palette for the day. Here are some stunning photos from their wedding taken by Andrew Ward. Leon also shares with us a little insight into their big day…

duck egg blue shabby chic birdcage wedding design

1. What was the overall look and feel you wanted to achieve for your wedding?

The overall look and feel was a classic vintage theme with soft pastels. The two main colours were peach and duck egg blue with hints of gold. The venue itself complimented our theme and was already decorated in a style that we both liked, so rather than trying to over dress the room, we chose colours and accessories to complement.

2. Why did you opt for professional stationery over DIY?

We were keen for the theme of our wedding to be consistent, so opted to have professional wedding stationery created so that the very first thing our guests saw would tie in perfectly to the final details during the wedding breakfast. We also wanted our guests to feel excited about the big day as soon as they opened the envelope, so having our wedding stationery created by Heart Invites helped us to do that.

3. What made you choose Heart Invites and were you pleased with the service and final products received?

We’d read a number of blogs and forums and had seen very good reviews for Heart Invites. We wanted to change the colour scheme of an existing design and you were really helpful in adjusting every detail of the design. We were really impressed with the speed of proofs and the overall quality of the wedding stationery when it arrived. Little touches such as the packaging for the invites go a long way when planning such a big day.

4. If you could give one piece of advice to any couples planning their wedding what would it be?

The best piece of advice we could give is to enjoy everything. It’s so difficult to get caught up in every minor detail before the event, but as soon as you see all of your friends and family none of it really matters. Take time during the day to take everything in, as it will fly past.