In The Press | Tropical-inspired countryside wedding

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Here they are!! Official photos of the stationery and navigational signage I did for the tropical-inspired wedding that took place back in May at the stunning Narborough Hall Gardens in Norfolk – many thanks to photoagher Matt Parry!

Aaaaaaand, I’m delighted to announce that the stunning wedding got featured on Green Wedding Shoes so if you’d like to check out more photos of the day, pop on over to their blog for a good ol nosey! I for one can’t stop swooning over all the photos. Everything about this wedding is complete and utter perfection. It really goes to show how taking the time to invest in designing your wedding so it’s tailored to reflect your personality makes a huge difference. It’s so worth standing out from the crowd with the right stylist and suppliers…and creatives like Knot & Pop and Jo Flowers have surely done that here. Tropical-order-of-servicetropics-wedding-01tropics-wedding-25

[Image credit: ©Matt Parry]

So if you’re looking to work with creative like-minded people in the wedding industries who think outside the box to bring you a truly bespoke event that reflects every bit of ‘you’ in it, then take the time to find them. It’s YOUR day and investing in that little extra goes a long way!

Enjoy the photos and i’ll be back with more in a few weeks with another summer wedding I’ve been designing the stationery for!! xx

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photography: Matt Parry // event design + planning: Knot & Pop // florals: Jo Flowers  // bespoke print design: Elena Boils // artwork layout, calligraphy + Signage : Made by Molu //  venue, catering + additional photography: Narborough Hall Gardens Narborough, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Real Weddings | ‘Taste of Tropics’ Work in Progress

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Remember the leafy and tropical inspired Save-the-Dates I styled and designed at the end of last year? Well, the lovely couple got hitched early this summer and so I wanted to finally get round to sharing some behind-the-scenes of the main stationery elements that I put together for their big day. Using Elena Boils tropical illustrative motifs, I designed and artworked all the layouts of each piece (from the invitation suite to the on-the-day element) by teaming it up with some modern brush-calligraphy. And yes, I did hand-cut and letter all those leaves out for their alternative seating plan….call me insane but that’s what you do to stand out from the crowd ;)

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I’ve had a ball working on these and I can’t wait to share the official photos once I get a copy! Here’s a teeny glimpse of some of the stationery elements, ranging from Order of Ceremony and schedules of the day to menus to both hand-cut/hand-lettered seating name cards and signage!

I hope you like them and if so, do stay tuned for more!! xMBM_signs 02MBM_signs 01MBM_signs 02Photo 18-05-2016, 10 29 20MBM_signs 02

 

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Real Weddings | Work in progress

MbM_AF-Wedding-Stationery-05A quick little behind-the-scenes peek on some recent work I had done for a gorgeous couple getting married next summer. With Turkish-Cypriut backgrounds, the couple were eager to bring in Mediterranean influences to their bespoke stationery design while keeping it contemporary and elegant on the whole. In essence, setting the scene for their summer wedding day itself.
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The combination of fluid brush lettering and soft water-coloured illustrations were explored to create an organic sun-drenched feel. The designs for this phase of the stationery designs were centered around Mediterranean tiles and citrus hues in a subdued yet refreshing style, while exploring the subtle textures brought from the inks and paper used.

There’s a lot of work that goes behind bespoke, custom-designed wedding stationery but it is a lot of fun working on them particularly when you get to play around with different mediums. I most definitely enjoyed this one and cannot wait to get started on the next phase that is their main Invitation Suite which will be exploring more lettering and illustrations that involve olives and lemons!

So stay tuned for that in the new year :)

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[All Images: ©MadebyMolu]

 

In the Press | An Elegant City Chic Wedding Shoot

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This isn’t quite Christmassy, I know but I’ve been looking forward to sharing this styled shoot on here – one, we worked on back in April this year which got featured on both Wedding Magazine (October edition) and B.Loved Blog this autumn! I’ve obviously had to wait till after we secured those features to reveal any of it to you ;)

Styled and directed by my dear friend and wedding planner Elisabetta of Linen & Silk Weddings, this shoot encapsulates all the chicness you find in a über glamorous city wedding. It infuses a lot of monochrome vibes, clean lines with bright colours and rich copper hues to bring you a harmonised combination of both masculine and feminine elements…..reflecting both your modern-day bride and groom.

My role in this shoot was to design and create all the stationery elements and key installation pieces that involved a lot of hand-lettering…which y’all know by now, is what I LOOOOOOVE especially when they involve big backdrop pieces.

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So what do you think? Don’t you just fancy a bit of monochrome love and all that copper jazz now!? I love how it oozes luxury but without it being all OTT! I think it would be perfect for New Year coming to think of it! :)

As always, it’s been freaking amazing working alongside some of the most super talented folk in the wedding industry so I do urge you guys to check them out if you’ve got a wedding on the horizon that needs planning. Oh and before I forget, here’s a beautiful little video of us working hard behind the scenes of this shoot, thanks to Edgar of Wedding Films London. Happy Monday!

 

THE TEAM:

Planning and styling: Elisabetta White, Linen and Silk Weddings:  linenandsilk-weddings.com/
Videographer: Edgar Vs, Wedding Films London: weddingfilmslondon.co.uk/
Photography: Nora Photography: nora-photography.com/
Stationery & installation design: Made By Molu: madebymolu.com/
Flowers: Bluesky Flowers: blueskyflowers.co.uk/
Cake designer: Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium: elizabethscakeemporium.com/
Makeup: Ana Ospina Makeup: anaospinamakeup.co.uk/
Hair stylist: Natanja Fleckenstein: natanja-fleckenstein.com/
Jewellery: Carrie Elizabeth Jewellery
Venue: Il Bottaccio: bottaccio.co.uk/
Crockery: Amara: amara.com/
Bridal gowns: Vera Wang – Zoro, Switzerland: zoro.ch/
Shoes: Lele Pyp: lelepyp.com/ch/
Furniture: Great Hire: greathire.co.uk/
Model (bride): Rosie Meckiff Mengel
Model (groom): Ryan John Clarke

Wedding Shoot 1 | For the love of copper

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As I mentioned before, I’ve got two big styled shoots coming up next week with only a week between the two so there’s been a lot of designing and physically making things (as I do!). I’m also kinda pushing the boat out with some of the designs as bespoke installations, decor and signage for events is an area I want to be focusing more on with the business, aside from stationery and the other graphic design work I do.

So yeah, I thought I’d share a little peek into some of the work in progress to date. There is a lot of copper involved. In fact, both shoots involve copper as one of the primary colours but both individually different it style and design approach. These are a few brush lettered pieces I’ve done for the first shoot, and I can’t tell you enough how much i LOVE using this copper paint. It’s so deep and rich….every brush stroke was incredibly satisfying!!

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Anyway, that’s really all for now. I’ve got a huge signage piece to work on over the weekend and a few bits and bobs which I’m sure you’ll see many sneak peeks of across other social media channels. I will apologise in advance for the copper overload (well, not really!) but it’s soo prettttyyyyy, you won’t blame me! ;)

Have a wonderful weekend folks and I’ll be back with more next week! xxx

[D.I.Y. Real Weddings] The full stationery suite

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Okay, remember me telling you that I’d have more photos of the wedding stationery I had designed for our friend’s gorgeous Buckinghamshire country wedding last September? Well, here they are! I’m delighted to finally share a few shots of the entire suite I created which consisted of, both Day and Evening Invitations, RSVPs, adult + child-friendly Menus , Order of Service and all the embellishments that tie it all together nicely with the other DIY design elements you saw in the official wedding photos I shared back in November.

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I must say I do love a bit of stationery design, whether its weddings, business or even inspirational. It’s where I get to full immerse myself in various unique styles and personalities to come up with something that compliments it all. It’s both challenging and fun….and the more I get to do them, the more I love it! So, if you’re looking to get any tailor-made stationery designed, then you know where to find me! :)

Have a lovely Monday folks! xx

[All photography by Jo Crawford]

 

[D.I.Y. Real Weddings] Behind-the-scenes sneak peek

MbM_DIY-REAL-WEDDINGS_MAINGosh it’s been a while, hasn’t it!?

Sadly, my great intentions of actively blogging while undergoing all the wedding prep work for my friends in the last month was rather short-lived! It soon became apparent that there was simply far too much to do and organise for the ‘big day’ (I swear, you’d think it was me getting married…!) particularly the last two weeks in August, with refurb work to our bathrooms taking place and family arriving for the big occasion….all happening simultaneously!! So, it made perfect sense to temporarily disappear off the blogosphere and channel all my attention in getting through to this day….somewhat alive! ;) Which I did – yay! (Although, it does all seem to be a bit of a blur!)

And speaking of which….. this day, two weeks ago….was the BIG DAY….

It’s still quite surreal looking back and remembering the tight operation we ran early that morning, unpacking and setting up of all the stationery, props and wedding décor that we had brought up from London the night before. Months of planning, designing, making, styling, final prep-ing and checking….. and suddenly, every wedding-related thing I had lying about in the flat was being placed and assembled on site….in a mere 3-hour time frame! It really is an incredible feeling of excitement and gut-wrenching apprehension all mixed into one, because not only do you want it working out perfectly for yourself (having put my heart and soul into the work) but for the bride and groom too (in this case, my close family friends) Okay, granted that this isn’t all too alien to me being in the creative field but I guess every now and then, you tend to forget that bitter-sweet process…..and with this being my first proper full-scale wedding planning and styling since our own wedding, I think the pressure to get it (almost) perfect was definitely evident! If it wasn’t for my husband’s extra pair of hands and the support from the events staff at the Dairy, I probably would have had a much bigger challenge ahead of me…..so I’m extremely grateful to them for complying to all my instructions that morning! :)

Anywaaaaaayy, I thought I’d share with you a few ‘behind-the-scenes’ shots of the design and DIY elements I did for the wedding – most of which involved creating their whole stationery suite, table decor, hand-lettered signage and bespoke backdrops. I will be posting more photos from the wedding in the coming weeks so do stay tuned! In the meantime, let me wish you all a fantastic weekend!! xx

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[Our D.I.Y. Wedding] Order of Service

MbM_Our-Wedding_OofS_mainI came across the Order of Service we designed for our wedding last year whilst rummaging through my shoebox of sentimental things looking for something else and it only occurred to me that I never actually had anything up on the blog about it!  With our first anniversary just round the corner, this find definitely brought back so many wonderful memories of that day. I still find it surreal that it’s nearly a year since I stood at the altar, professing my love, faith, loyalty and commitment to that one man I chose to spend the rest of my life with! So, here’s to many more happier years! :) Anyway, if you remember our wedding invitation pack we designed, you’ll see how we’ve brought in the same ‘east-meets-west’ design elements and colour scheme into the Order of Service for our irish-Indian fusion wedding, keeping it simple, elegant and contemporary at the same time. I can’t tell you enough how much I (well, the both of us, being design geeks!) enjoyed designing all our stationery and I have since done a few more wedding related projects. Recently did a few things for a wedding style shoot (soon to come on the blog!) and some commissioned work. So if you have a wedding coming up or know anyone who’s planning one (UK or abroad) and in need of bespoke wedding stationery and decor…..then I’m only an email away! ;) Let me know and I’d be more than happy to work with you! xx MbM_Our-Wedding_OofS_1(web) [Image Credit: ©Made by Molu]

 

[Our D.I.Y. Wedding] The invitations

MbM_wedding-invitations (web)So after a few weeks of designing and several print runs followed by two weekends of assembling, I am pleased to say that the wedding invitations were successfully all posted out to their recipients!

Really delighted with how they turned out; we kept the overall design quite simple but still reflecting the ‘fusion’ elements with the geometric celtic-indian patterns and our chosen colour palette. And the best part of all this was having the personalised stamps made on the designs we came up with; the silouettes of our heads and the postal stamp bearing our wedding date, just to add that extra bit of personalised touch and handmade factor to the Invitation pack. FYI – I am officially a huge fan of rubber stamps!!! :) The ‘silhouette heads’ stamp was custom made by The English Stamp Co. and the ‘postal date stamp’ was ordered on Etsy.

Seeing as most of our guests were coming over to Scotland for the first time, it was essential that we provided all the information we could to make their journey and time over much easier and less daunting. No matter how many weddings you attend, and from personal experiences, you’d be surprised how lost you can be sometimes which is why I do think it’s always nice to give your guests a good idea of how the big day/weekend pans out especially if it’s a destination wedding. So along with the Invitation and the RSVP, we provided a little ‘Particulars’ booklet that included information on the venues (this was shown on a clear map so they could see exactly where they were located), accommodation, travel arrangements, wedding day itinerary and key contact details. We also decided on creating a wedding website too (the link we provided on the ‘particulars’) that provided more detailed information for our guests for the few days they were going to be over for, including ‘things to do’, ‘what to pack’, ‘dress code’ etc. B was in charge of this one and did a fabulous job at assembling it and tying in all the design elements we used on the invitations. Anyway, you can have a look yourself and tell us what you think. xx

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