so we didn't seem to take too many photos - tuesday as I can remember it was a race against time. we had things that had to be done.. I think i'd managed to get the artwork to our local - kind of need all these things printed today pleeeeeese - never failing printers. i guess because of what we do and well what we love and appreciate we really wanted to play with some branding ideas. we'd screen printed and designed our invites and info sheet and played around with using different fonts and had developed a logo on there. we'd also taken the hearts and illustrated them keeping the original colours. so with all these elements we had so much fun making up stickers and coming up with different ways we could jazz up our wedding. I have to say most things were designed for the wedding were going to be used on the food.

food was something we decided on very early on.. we knew we were having cow - one of my brothers - and we also new we didn't want to go down a normal route. I think a wedding should really represent you and we wanted to keep things fun and understated. so after a passionate discussion in the kitchen we decided to serve a family favorite of homemade burgers and chips. we also knew we wanted to brand it up Maccy D's style - chip boxes, bags, logos etc. due to costs we ended up going for multicoloured paper bags and white card takeaway boxes. using the colours of the hearts we had oli&tori stickers made up which would fasten the box and also got stickers made to make flags that would go into the burger.  we also got coloured napkins - the same as the hearts - for the burger to sit on. fun colourful and a little different.

pudding - again we went down the simple route whilst keeping it fun and different. we had been offered free strawberries - very kind next door neighbour - so wanted to keep it down the fruity summer pud style. pud took a little more debate than the main but in the end we went for jelly and ice cream with a twist! the twist being we were going to serve it in jars and use old school fizz wizz - popping candy - on top. we named our pudding "a jar of summer love" and designed some labels. the jelly will be served with a shortbead heart and some strawberries.

so back to tuesday - we had to get everything to the caterer which she needed. this included 150 jars labeled and lids off and all the meat for the burgers. labeling didn't take too long with the help of super sister in law and a girggleing baby jacob.

i remember the rest of tuesday being about practicalities. string featured highly - it had to be white and not too slippy for the lights - we still had to finish work - stuff had to be taken to and from and there was a very empty marque that needed filling. tuesday was the only day that mum had a wobble and I was still full of cold. the day ended well though as support came in the form of a best man and bridesmaid. the super couple Alex (husband no2) and Charlie (creative partner) who came wide eyed and ready for helping. the evening was spent in discussing marque decorations - fabric flower garlands were decided on mixed in with white paper pom poms..

curry, wine, box of tissue demolished and britains next top model later we had started on the flower garlands - something charlie exceled on and I needed practice! I was great at cutting out coloured circles though.. pleased I could help!

1am came and we decided to write a list which included everything we needed to do  - eeeeeeeee very exciting!

bring on wednesday!

couldn't resit adding these photos of dave in who was being particularly playful this evening whilst I was trying to take photos - i think he just loves being on the blog!


  1. those graphics are amazing, so fresh and cute. not to mention the dog!

  2. I love all the colours – so bright and cheerful :) love the pic of dave just staring at the heart, like what am I meant to do with that?

  3. Food sounds great, simple but fun! And yes, the dog is very very cute!

  4. Look at Dave's little face such a cutie pie.

    Loving the bright colours - so vibrant. Brilliant food boxes - you must have been working round the clock to get it all done.