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By Peachy Impressions, Jan 25 2019 06:42PM

Your bridesmaids form a support network to help you plan your big day. Bridesmaids are usually close friends and family of both the bride and groom, headed up by a maid of honour or chief bridesmaid. The best bridesmaids are friends and family that will be willing to pitch in and help out with a smile. Younger relatives might be better off with a flower girl role as there is less involvement in the planning of the wedding.

Your bridesmaids can help with various parts of the wedding planning. It’s a good idea to give each bridesmaid specific tasks depending on their talent. You might ask them to help you with assembling your table centre pieces, hand writing wedding invitations, sorting the rsvp’s, categorising the menu choices or making your favours.

The maid of honour duties include arranging days where everyone can get together to go bridesmaid dress shopping/fitting. If there is a large group to organise you may need to be flexible to make it a stress free experience. It can be difficult to dress and coordinate a large group, so if you have concerns address them calmly with your maid of honour as soon as possible. Make sure you establish who will pay for the dresses and any extras such as accessories, hair and make-up. Traditionally the bride pays for what she wants her bridesmaids to have, but this isn’t always the case. Ask your maid of honour to double check everyone is on the same page to avoid any awkwardness.

Your bridesmaids may not know each other. Ask your maid of honour to bring everyone together, to chat wedding, start planning your hen party and make new friends. You can’t go wrong with a girlie night out.

As the wedding date gets nearer, make sure your bridesmaids know what time they need to arrive. Most brides like to have their bridesmaids with them from the start so you may need to think about accommodation and sleepover essentials – chocolates, girlie movies and champagne are all essential!

The day before your wedding you might need help with collecting dresses, delivering venue decorations or you may just need a relaxing spa afternoon with your besties with the W word banned. If you have asked your bridesmaids to bring anything in particular this is a good time to double check they haven’t forgotten.

On the day itself your bridesmaids should help younger bridesmaids and flower girls, whilst the maid of honour tends to the bride. The bridesmaids traditionally travel to the wedding ceremony with the maid of honour and the mother of the bride, leaving the bride to travel with her father. The bridesmaids should arrive ten minutes before the bride so they can see her arrive and be ready to assist. The traditional English style sees the bride and her father enter first, followed by the bridesmaids.

Some brides ask their bridesmaids to give a reading, recite a favourite poem or witness the signing of the register. After the ceremony is over the bridesmaids leave after the bride and groom and the maid of honour leaves with the best man.

If you choose to have a receiving line at your reception, you may require your bridesmaids to stand in it and greet your guests as a key member of your wedding party. Bridesmaids are typically not included on the top table but distributed across the table plan to host guests. Your bridesmaids should be available during the wedding reception to assist you. You might need makeup touch-ups, a drink, your comfy shoes or if you have a particularly cumbersome dress you may need help going to the bathroom.

Once you’ve finally decided which of your girls you want to walk with you down the aisle on your wedding day, why not make asking that question “will you be my bridesmaid?” extra special by giving them a “will you be my bridesmaid?” card.

By Peachy Impressions, Jan 3 2019 11:48AM

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Here at Peachy Impressions we have been designing and creating beautiful award-winning wedding invitations and on the day wedding stationery since 2010. We are based Gloucestershire and service throughout the UK. We specialise in working with couples who are looking for luxury handmade invitations and stationery which can be both elegant and modern, we offer a bespoke service, or you can choose from our wide range of designs that can be tailored to suit your unique style and colour scheme.

By Peachy Impressions, Dec 4 2018 12:23PM

I have had the privilege of working with Sara and Robert for the past 18 months. This wedding was one of the most joyful and heart breaking I have ever been involved with, tears are already starting to trickle down my face. When I first met Sara and Robert, they had been engaged for 3 years and their wedding date was set for Saturday 22nd September 2018.

Robert was stationed overseas, therefore the amount of time Robert was able to spend in person with Sara to plan their wedding day was limited. Sara and I set to work on designing their dream vintage wedding invitations and with the help of skype Robert was able to be involved. Robert being in a different county with a different time zone added to the wedding planning fun and excitement. They were both extremely happy, excited and very much in love. The wedding planning was all going to plan, they had booked the church, a perfect wedding venue, cars, cake and entertainment. Sara was leaving our meeting to meet with her Mum and bridesmaids to choose her wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses. We scheduled our next meeting to discuss their on the day wedding stationery requirements. The room was filled with laughter and happiness. Exciting happy times lie ahead and as always, I was so looking forward the wedding up-dates at our next meeting.

Sara’s final stationery consultation soon approached. To my surprise both Sara and Robert attended. There was much sadness in their eyes and their happiness and excitement was no longer visible. It was obvious that something was wrong. Sara and Robert’s love for each other was however still very visible. Robert held Sara’s hand tight as Sara shared with me her devastating news. Sara’s mother had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Sara (we) fought back the tears as we discussed what on the day wedding stationery she required. Table plans and wedding favours understandably were no longer important. This was a heart-breaking time, but Sara was determined to stay strong, she was now planning the wedding her mother was dreaming of. Sara and Robert were still dreaming of their perfect day, just a different perfect.

Sara and Robert's wedding day arrived. Their kindness, resilience and unwavering courage serves a reminder of what’s truly important on the wedding day. There were of course tears of sadness but also tears of happiness and many happy memories were made that will be treasured and never forgotten. For one day the entire family agreed not to discuss the cancer and for one day happiness and laughter returned. Sara said it was so hard not to think about it but seeing the proud happy smiles on her mother’s face is what she will and wanted to remember.

Sadly, Sara’s mother’s health deteriorated very quickly after the wedding and she lost her battle with cancer 58 days later.

I wish Sara and Robert much strength and future happiness and thank Sara for allowing me to share her story. Love never dies.

By Peachy Impressions, Nov 14 2018 11:46AM

Christmas is a magical time to marry. Caroline and Jason are getting married on 22nd December 2018 and not surprisingly they’re very excited and a little nervous. I met with the happy couple today to finalise their on the day wedding stationery requirements and a wedding planning update (my favourite bit). I’m very pleased to share with you all is going to plan and stress levels are low.

Caroline and Jason are getting married in Bristol. They met in Bristol while studding at university and have been together 6 years. Both had always envisaged a winter Christmas themed wedding with Christmas trees, tumbling ivy, a roaring fireplace and candles everywhere. Their dream is about to come true.

Caroline and Jason are having a traditional church marriage with a choir, soloist and organist. They have chosen a mixture of traditional hymns and Christmas carols. Jason’s sister and Caroline’s best friend will be reading from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres. Before heading to the wedding venue, they have arranged for caterers to serve mulled wine and warm canapes in the church while their photographer capturers the memories. Caroline and Jason have also hired a drone pilot to capture truly spectacular aerial wedding photographs... fingers crossed it doesn’t rain.

Their wedding venue is situated in Bristol city centre. They will be serving their guests champagne on arrival and they have chosen a wedding breakfast feast of wild boar and guinea fowl terrine to start, followed by slow cooked roast pork. For dessert they have chosen rich chocolate cheesecake with raspberries. Sounds delicious. To create a glowing ambience the tables will be decorated with white candle centre pieces which will be decorated with a beautiful array of ivy trails and white roses. A string quartet will play live classical music in the background – this couple really do know how to make a lasting impression. They have kept the colour scheme very simple with very simple shades of whites, greys and greens. Their wedding venue stationery consisting of a table plan, table names, menu cards and name cards will complement the venue décor perfectly. They have also opted for a matching wedding guest book for their guests to leave their advice messages and best wishes.

They plan to party well into the night with a live band, caricaturist and show-stopping fireworks. Exciting times ahead, may their years be filled with love, happiness and fun. As always, we apricate the privilege of sharing and supporting them through this exciting time.

By Peachy Impressions, Oct 16 2018 12:37PM

Now that we’ve had a few days to enjoy all of the incredible memorable moments of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s royal wedding let’s take a closer look at the best bits. The wedding of the ninth in line to the throne was watched by her grandmother, the Queen and Prince Philip, along with other members of the royal family, friends and the world. Despite the expected rain, it stayed dry which was more so appreciated by the 1,200 members of the general public chosen by ballot to follow the proceedings from the grounds of Windsor Castle. I did enter, but sadly wasn’t chosen, finger crossed maybe next time.

I thought Princess Eugenie looked beautiful, radiant and was beaming from ear to ear as the world watched her marry the man of her dreams. Her wedding dress by Peter Pilotto and Christopher Devos was romantic, elegant and maybe not what we all imagined it would be like. The open back, long flowing train, long sleeves and lace detail took my breath away as she gracefully walked the steps of St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle with her proud father Prince Andrew, Duke of York. Her bouquet was traditionally arranged in a tear drop shape with lily of the valley, blue thistle, white roses and trailing ivy to match her Greville Kokoshnik tiara with beautiful rose-cut diamonds set in platinum, with six emeralds which was lent to her by Her Majesty the Queen, made by Boucheron in 1919

Six very lucky bridesmaids and two page boys waved enthusiastically at the crowds as they approached the chapel, negotiating the steps in high winds. Princess Eugenie’s sister, Princess Beatrice, was maid of honour. Jack Brookbank chose his brother, Thomas to be his best man. All looked fabulous, and I’m sure you will agree that bride and groom must be very proud of the many happy memories they helped to create.

Proud mother of the bride Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York looked absolutely stunning in a gorgeous emerald green dress by local Windsor designer Emma Louise which was matched with a Jess Collet emerald green hat. But it was her bag that everyone was talking about. Her vintage clutch bag by Manolo Blahnik belonged to her mother Susan Barrantes, who carried it at her own wedding when she married Prince Andrew in 1986.

Jack Brooksbank was not surprisingly very nervous. Jack admitted he was terrified about some aspects of the wedding but very excited. Jack overcame his nerves by whispering beautiful words to his bride as she approached him at the altar. Throughout the service Princess Eugenie and Jack held hands and gazed into each other’s eyes to support each other and show the world the love they have for each other. This was sealed with a kiss for the cameras on the steps of the chapel after the service.

The couple travelled from St Georges Chapel into Windsor, before heading for their afternoon reception which was hosted by the Queen in St George’s Hall at the castle followed by an evening reception at the York family home, Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park.

It was inevitable there would be many comparisons with other royal weddings. Prince Harry’s wedding to Megan Markle and Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton brought the country to a standstill but there was a feeling that a more low-key celebration was actually quite welcome.

Princess Eugenie and Jack make a beautiful unique couple; full of life, love, kindness and fun.

By Peachy Impressions, Oct 12 2018 06:00PM

One of the first decisions you need to make after getting engaged is when to actually tie the knot. Each wedding season comes with its own set of pros and cons. The spring wedding season's natural beauty is so romantic. There’s nothing prettier than a tree full of cherry blossoms, spring associated florals, pastel colours and that soft romantic array of colour that nature bursts with at this time of the year. If you prefer a larger wedding party in all aspects, spring is a smart and safe time of the year to marry. Family and friends aren’t taking trips, and you aren’t competing with any major holidays. This allows for you to send out your wedding invitations a little later, if needed, and you can still expect lots of "yes" replies. You don't have any weather-related restrictions when it comes to selecting your wedding dress. If you want to wear sleeves, you can without overheating. If you’ve always imagined yourself going sleeveless - do it. Whatever style you prefer can be the style to go with a spring wedding. If your dream colour palette has always been soft, light, and neutral colours, then you are in for a treat. All aspects of the day will be matched with blossoms and all things blooming. This creates not only a beautiful backdrop for your photos, but you can also mix light colours if you like rather than committing to just one or two wedding colours. The more colours the merrier in the spring! Lighting is everything when the biggest day of your life is being photographed. Spring showers may bring May flowers, but also brings cloud coverage, which is ideal for flawless photos.

Location of your wedding venue makes a difference, but as of late, it seems that every area of the country is just as unpredictable in the spring as the rest. If you want a controlled and dependable environment in terms of the forecast, you’re choosing to go with the gamble season. You may have been dreaming of your cherry blossomed-day radiating in the sunlight ever since you sent out your save the date cards, only to be soaked in raindrops or shivering in snow. You might be able to withstand some spring chills by running inside to warm up as needed, but will your nose, eyes and ears be able to tolerate this season? This can drastically impact you and your groom for photos if your eyes are at all irritated or if you have that runny nose you just can’t stop. It’s also important to consider this for your bridal party members and even guests if any part of the day is planned to be outside. Depending upon your venue preference, an indoor ceremony and reception is a safer bet with the unknown weather woes that could come. If an outdoor floral backdrop is what you have your heart set on, wait those extra couple of months, and you will be sure to have the day you’ve envisioned. You won't be the only couple holding out through the winter and planning for a spring wedding — allowing vendors to up their prices (supply and demand!). If you’re working with a tighter budget and want to make every penny count, winter could be looking like your perfect wedding wonderland.

By Peachy Impressions, Sep 18 2018 10:33AM

Kelly and Ryan celebrated their wedding day in a small luxury London art-deco hotel. The hotel was decorated with breath taking floral bouquets, black and gold sashes and gold candlestick table centrepieces. Kelly wore a simple but elegant embellished ivory dress with floral embroidery. Ryan wore a tailor made traditional English gentleman’s three-piece suit with a herringbone design. Kelly and Ryan chose a local wedding photographer to capture every perfect detail, which of course included their simple art-deco white wedding cake with a black trim and ivory roses. The Bride and Grooms closest family and friends joined them to make unforgettable memories of their very special day. A fun, relaxed day was had by all.

Kelly and Ryan chose bespoke wedding stationery with a black and gold art-deco printed design. The majority of their wedding guests were traveling from afar and therefore they needed to include lots of helpful information so they opted for a wallet style invitation with a rsvp and information card. Their guests apricated this very much and all commented on how much easier and stress free it was to organise travel and accommodation with the local details and contact numbers included. Throughout the consultation meetings it was very clear that Kelly’s vision was “less is more”, both Kelly and Ryan wanted to carry their wedding invitation design through to their on the day stationery but didn’t want areas to feel overcrowded. They opted for a large table plan which was displayed at the entrance of the venue and individual personalised place cards which included the table name, guest name, menu choice and a thank you message.

Both Kelly and Ryan had a great time planning their wedding and bringing their family and friends together. We very much apricated the privilege of sharing and supporting them through the planning with them and wish them much happiness together.

By Peachy Impressions, Feb 8 2018 06:55PM

I love designing and creating luxury wedding stationery. There are hundreds of designs out there to choose from, from good to not so good and OMG I have to have those. OMG is what I aim for. What you see and what you want are not always the same. That's why finding a professional wedding stationer that can turn your dreams into reality is essential. You've heard it many times before but it's true, your wedding invitation will give your family and friends their first glimpse into your special day and what to expect.

I'm often asked - when do we send out our wedding invitations? There is no hard and fast rule but we recommend about 12-16 weeks before your wedding date. Sooner if you haven't sent out save the date cards. If you have a lot of family and friends that will need to book travel and accommodation and arrange time off work sending your invitation out sooner rather than later will be greatly appreciated. Believe me nobody will forget about your wedding because you sent your invitations out to early. While it can be fun to visualise your creative side with card colours, damask images, beautiful satin ribbon and pearl or crystal embellishments, you don't want to get over creative with communicating the information. The key is to remember to legibly communicate with an easy to read font style the "who" "what" "where" and "when". It is really important to carefully check the text is correct and as you would like to see it printed before you approve it. Once you approve there is no going back without an additional charge. We recommend you ask someone to double check it for you. We advise reading it from start to finish and then finish to start.

Your invitations are ready to be sent. It is important to check your guests postal addresses are correct. We live in a world of emailing and texting and often forget to update our address books. No bride want's their university friends to be patiently waiting for their invites that have been delivered to an old address. Believe me this happens.

By Peachy Impressions, Jan 18 2018 11:55AM

Being a designer and creator of luxury wedding stationery I love romance and sparkle. Louise and Philip were planning their winter wedding and wanted snowflakes and sparkle. They chose to celebrate their marriage at a romantic luxury hotel in Hereford with a winter wedding theme. The hotel was an exceptional wedding venue for an exceptional wedding day. All of the aspects of planning a wedding are important but choosing the venue will be one of the most significant decisions you make for you and your guests.

Louise had chosen her colour scheme but wanted to keep it a surprise until their wedding day. She wanted to tease her family and friends with a glimpse of what to expect but at this stage not reveal all. Both Louise and Philip waned to include snowflakes as they had met in Austria on a skiing holiday and Philip proposed to Louise Christmas 2016. Winter snowflake wedding invitations was key. Louise and Philip fell in love with our Eve design and we set to work on the invitation style, font styles and embellishments. Also at this stage Louise and Philip were a bit unsure who to invite and not to invite. This is common dilemma with bride and grooms to be. Do we invite cousins we haven’t seen in years... do we invite work colleagues to the day... do we invite children??? This list of questions goes on and on, it’s not really for me to answer but I do recommend ordering a few extra invitations just in case you do change your mind or you have missed someone off your guest list by mistake, this way you are ready and stress free with a few spares.

The day itself arrived and all of Louise and Philip's family and friends that they wanted to attend were there to share and celebrate their special day. The extra invitations were needed and the advice was appreciated. The Peachy Impressions team and I always feel really honoured when couples email us photos and share stories about their day and we love sharing with you.

By Peachy Impressions, Jan 17 2018 03:41PM

Lucy and Simon set the tone of their 1930’s retro themed wedding with pastel colours and retro glamour. It most certainly was unique with an unforgettable edge. They chose a romantic rustic style barn in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and filled it with dusky pink roses, music and vintage retro style decorations... Nothing says retro more than flowery cupcakes and there were plenty. The amazing photographer captured all. Lucy said finding the perfect venue was key. Love and laughter surrounded them throughout the day.

Lucy and Simon chose our Lucinda design for their wedding invitations. They loved the fact that each invitation was beautiful handmade with love. Each invitation was personalised for each couple/family which made life so much easier... quick, stress free and no mistakes. Their guests commented on the design, style, quality and finish. Lucy was delighted to share with us that many of her family and friends had said that it was the best wedding invitation they had ever received and will treasure it forever. We love feedback like this and it makes me very happy. For the day itself Lucy and Simon chose matching on the day wedding stationery to complement their venue décor. Lucy was a bit undecided at first to what on the day wedding stationery she needed. She knew she didn’t need an order of service as this wasn’t going to be a church wedding. She did however want some fun wedding stationery that complemented the day. Lucy opted for our medium sized package which included a wedding post box and wedding guest book. Lucy said the personalised post box was admired by all and we have some thoughtful, kind and humorous messages in our guest book from our family and friends which we will treasure forever.

Why not treat your wedding guests to some retro style wedding favours like love beads or a custom-made CD of your favourite classic rock or love songs or a linen handkerchief for retro wedding theme...? oh and make sure there is enough cupcakes for your guests to take home to enjoy later :)


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