Thursday, December 13, 2012

Romance, Traditions, Folksy, Sweet...

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First I'd like to say, I LOVE these shoes!!!  Whether you are a true traditional romantic, or a folksy, country girl, these shoes will make your day, I know they made mine.  Check out this blog post and see Julia's wonderful dress too.

So onto more serious business - YOUR wedding day.  What do you envision as you walk down the aisle?  Rose petals scattered along the soft green grass making a sweet pathway.  Or a long white silken runner down the length of your church's nave.  What will decorate your venue?  Handmade paper lanterns strung on twine from tree to tree?  Bountiful flower arrangements wrapped with ribbon and elegantly displayed on each aisle?  Does your dress ruffle bounce and flow around you or is your train going to glide behind leaving a trail of shimmer?
Shakespeare Inspired Paper Garland

However you envision your day, you can set the tone for your wedding by the design of your invitations.  These simple necessities are the first impression of your wedding ambiance.  Think about what your guests will experience as they open the outer envelope revealing your delicate parcel.  The look of the hand calligraphy or stylistic addressing, removing the inner envelope or pocket, seeing the delicate liner and feeling the fine texture of the stunning paper stock.  Create a mood, evoke a feeling from your guests.  Let them know this is more than a wedding, it's a celebration of you as a couple.
© Designer's Fine Press - Birch Design

Friday, December 07, 2012

Knot Best of Weddings 2013 | The Birds & the Bees Stationer

We are truly humbled and bee-yond excited to announce that we have been selected again as a winner of’s Best of Weddings 2013 Award. We are grateful to all of our wonderful brides who took the time to review us on as well as allowed us to be a part of your special day!  We're proud to be your stationer!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Planning Your Wedding | Where do you begin?

When planning your big day there are so many decisions, so many choices, how do you know where to begin?

Weddings are not only a reflection of your love and the commitment that the two of you share; your wedding day is a reflection of you.  Your personality should shine on your special day.  So, where do you begin?  Let's start with style.  What is your style?  Let's begin to find out!

We feel at the Birds & the Bees, you can categorize yourself in one of two ways.  Classic or Edgy. 

Here's how to determine what style you are and how to personalize your big day.
{  } Do you have a love of trendy styles?
{  } Modern designs catching your eye?
{  } Are tradition and simplicity important to you?
 If you answered yes to these questions, you are a wonderfully Classic Bride.
Cotton Crane Letterpress Ensemble by Designer's Fine Press

Classic Brides will fall in love with all things traditional.  You want a simple design, elegant appearance and probably neutral, classy colors.

This Letterpress ensemble above from Designer's Fine Press will make a clear statement for your Classic Wedding.  Crane paper,  elegant detailing and traditional typesetting make this a beautiful first impression.

Swept Away Letterpress Ensemble by Designer's Fine Press

{  } Do you love the hand lettered look of typestyles?
{  } Your wedding needs to be different then anyone else and stand out as the party of the decade.
{  } Are you always looking for the couture styles?
Do these questions describe you more accurately?  Then it's Edgy all the way for you Mrs.-To-Be.

Edgy Brides want to stand out in a crowd.  "Here I come" vs. "Here comes the Bride" will probably be ringing as you make your grand entrance.  Embracing hand crafted lettering and forward thinking designs will help you make your mark on this wedding season!

Swept Away Letterpress Ensemble by Designer's Fine Press helps create that romantic, modern mood.

Whether you are Classic or Edgy, remember, this day is all about you.  So use your style and make your special day wonderful all around!