Balcombe Place - Wedding styling shoot.

Posted on June 03, 2018 by Mary Scaglioni

We were delighted to collaborate with Susie Evans at on this sumptuous wedding styling shoot at Balcombe Place, Country House and Wedding Venue, Sussex. The rich deep hues of the flower arrangements, bridal bouquet and table settings set against the cool sophistication of the spectacular and grand marble fireplace in one of the main reception rooms have been captured so beautifully by Gosia- Grant Photography. Our Marble range of stationery fits in just perfectly with the ambience of the wedding venue and styling created to showcase suppliers in the Sussex area and beyond. Susie describes the look she created as " rich and opulent ", and we couldn't agree with her more! Wedding planning skills of bringing " perfect details together " and working with creative suppliers in action.

Planner + Styling: Inspired by Susie Evans –
Venue: Balcombe Place –
Photographer: Gosia Grant Photography –
Furniture, Tableware and Linen: Co-ordination Catering Hire –
Florist: Tigers To Lilies –
Styling Props: Hire Your Day –
Make Up Artist: Kimberley Louise Makeup Artist –
Hair Stylist: Amy Maughan Hairdressing –
Bridal Gown: White Dresses and Tiaras –
Stationery: Eagle Eyed Bride –

Creative designs - past and present.

Posted on May 27, 2018 by Mary Scaglioni

Creations! , Creations! , Creations!

There are many exciting creations and designs in the world of weddings for  couples to explore when planning their big day. From bridal gowns, snazzy suits, flower arrangements, wedding cakes, table settings, decorations, photography, wedding venues.... just to mention a few - and of course wedding stationery -  options galore and so many choices to be made from traditional, modern, off piste, funky or just downright cool designs!

images top row ( left and right ) :Co-ordination & Styling: Vanilla Rose Weddings. Photography: Claire Graham Photography . Bridal Gown: Katya Katya Shehurina . Stationery: Eagle Eyed Bride

image top row ( middle ): Corinthia hotel , London  .Photography:  Cameo Photography. Flowers by fashionista florists 

images bottom row: Cakes from Krishathi

You know what you want , but do not know what is possible?

We understand that couples know they want something magical or special to them. We want to share with you the different processes we use to create your Stationery and how this allows us to produce an invitation that echos the desired feel or theme of your big day . Your aim may be simplicity and elegance or striking and sumptuous – we are here help, advise and create. Guiding you in your choice and fulfilling your desires.


Our Floral Affair, Blooms and Ethereal invitations are beautiful and romantic. These ranges are digitally printed producing flat smooth printed text and images. Our signature Luxe shape with distinctive layers is die - cut. This means that the layers are cut out using one of our specialist tools. Check out the laser cut belly band on our Blooms square cut invitation created by laser technology.

Explore our other digital ranges - Decodence , Heritage Sprig , and Olive or ask us to help you create your own unique design.



 Portofino, Corinthia and St Pancras collections show elegant and contemporary design at its best.

These invitations feature gold foil blocking, using a metal magnesium die which creates a foiled impression into the surface of the card. The  "Letterpress effect" invitation is hand printed using our vintage 1950's press onto thick sumptuous paper stock. The result: A stunning, tactile piece. 


Some of our creations , Carved oak, Lovespoon heart and Monogram, combine lots of different process enabling us to produce classic, formal designs with historical and Celtic influences. If you are marrying in a Castle and dream of being a princess for a day with fabulous architecture and backdrops , both inside and out, we think these invitations are well suited to this theme. We will be returning these invitations to our collection very soon, but can discuss them with you at anytime.

Carved Oak , an elegant design featuring real oak monogrammed initials , laser cut and placed over a gold metallic silk screen square with the names of the bride and groom embossed on the front of the card. Your wedding text is then digitally printed on the insert of your invitation.

Lovespoon hearts in a similar fashion has your initials crafted into the shape of a real wooden lovespoon , with text digitally printed inside an embossed border.

Monogram. This invitation features a thermographed metallic gold monogram with flat printed text inside a plate sink on a shimmering board. 


More Creations to follow.

There is so much still to share with you regarding our designs and print processes  - our Thermography , Acrylic ranges , Illustrated sketches and blind embossed invitations.

We are very lucky to have staff , printers and print finishers with a wealth of experience - some of our staff have been with us for over 30 years. However, there is always more to learn and challenges to realise.

Let us know what inspires you? Get your creative juices flowing! 


Otaduy Joy!

Posted on May 20, 2016 by Katie Diacon

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Autumnal Wreath Making Workshop with Blue Sky Flowers

Posted on November 02, 2015 by Katie Diacon

Quick! Make a wonderful autumnal wreath before all the leaves fall and there's nothing left to forage!

As a little treat I took my lovely Mom along to the The Blacksmith and The Toffemaker pub near Islington last week for a creative workshop by Liz at Blue Sky Flowers.

Red wine, cake, and a riot of autumnal colour! After much cutting, clipping, weaving, tying, standing back and rearranging (with a little direction!), 12 absolutely stunning wreaths emerged from the debris, in the hands of novices! With so much beautiful foliage chosen by Liz it was easy to make a fab looking wreath in a relatively small amount of time!

I'm in love with mine! *sniffs rosemary as she walks through the door*

Happy autumn everyone :)

Brides the Show AW15

Posted on October 06, 2015 by Katie Diacon

If you missed Condé Nast's Brides the Show here are a few highlights. We didn't get out that much thanks to you and our busy little stand but here are a few things we did see!
The catwalk was a lush green lawn overlooked by an huge exuberant flower wall By Appointment Only Design with large blossom trees bought in by masters of living foliage - Palm Brokers! There was even a unicorn from Aynhoe Park in the entrance! DOES ANYONE HAVE A PICTURE OF THE UNICORN? No-one believes us. For us, the floristry category really stood out this year with 5 very different florists mentioned here!

But first up, Daisy Cakes! I fear we're a little late to the party showing these guys some love, they are so HOT! Such a great bunch of personalities behind the brand and this certainly shows through in the cakes. Awesome team = awesome cake! These visionaries create aspirational and creative cakes with high end, luxury finishes = right up our street!
Winner of the 'Dress of the Show' award, Britta Von Basedow is a fantastic asset to Brides the Show, a second time exhibitor she really stands out as unique. She's a free thinker with a huge imagination but also down to earth and incredibly practical, the perfect combo when searching for THE dress.
Charlotte Simpson's expertly tailored, crisp, contemporary and chic creations really caught our eye. Her dresses are SO well designed, the fabrics so luxurious and the details so confidently executed there's no need for extra fuss. With a stint at DKNY, Amanda Wakeley and Julien Macdonald, Charlotte Simpson is now leading the way with designs for the refined bride. Do visit her website, we are her new biggest fan, her dresses are gorgeous. A HUGE round of applause for Charlotte's refreshing style if you please!
Sarah Loughrey-Jennings at Hiding in the City Flowers used the space to show off her skills across a number of extraordinarily stunning examples. Move over contrived floral arrangements! Hanging copper bowls overflowed with lush green flora, table top and floor standing arrangements were put together in a wild and natural looking fashion that looked effortless but obviously required huge amounts of talent and skill!  
If you're looking for a Pinterest-worthy floral statement, an intricate floral hairpiece or intriguing glass jars filled with goodies look no further. This woman has style by the bucket load, her stand was a real show stopper!
India and Sinclair at Maids to Measure had a colour popping stand complete with neon AND gold pineapple! We have so much love for this brand servicing bridesmaids with gorgeous dresses tailored to whatever shape and size, whatever style, fabric choice or colour!
Mary Jane Vaughan, a floristry super hero admired by all, set up a stunning display of creamy white hydrangeas and berries, with vibrant green moss balls of varying sizes. Her table top was packed with interest, candlesticks and objects in glass and bronze sat so beautifully on the crisp white linen. In the background an enormous floral arch strung with glass vials with single stems framed the table. Be it a large or small display MJV continues to be at the helm of creative floristry and takes great care in everything she does.
We have a soft spot for Paul Read Photography after he shot a wedding for one of our wonderful brides. His romantic style is in a class of it's own and he's a super nice guy to boot. His images are so emotionally provocative that a visitor to his stand spontaneously burst into tears! It was great to meet him in person.
The ladies at Revival Rooms demonstrated their skills for event planning and design as well as creating individual displays that showed off their skill and creativity with flowers and colour in contextual arrangements. 
They breathe love and life into their work and have a really fresh take on modern floristry.
Ricky Paul Flowers - giant hydrangea poodles, simply amaze. No wonder he won a prize!
We're complete suckers for a gorgeous hanging floral display and this one by  Grandirosa was a beaut. We didn't manage to get back to speak to them and take pictures so here's a 'cheers' and a 'well done' on a killer display ladies.
We think a few of our brides might just love this blush and gold table-scape created by Stones Events. We have a penchant for anything shiny so we were drawn towards this golden table brimming with colour and objects. We love the use of etched brass feathers and tea-light holders from Tom Dixon.
We hear the Creative Director at Stones Events is a bit of a maverick and may not need our help, but we think a few of our pieces might just compliment this look perfectly!
Last but not least, our little stand! We were overwhelmed by the number of you that turned up to see us. Thank you! Without you we wouldn't be designing the stationery we do each season. Our brand new Portofino collection featuring letterpress and our signature luxe tag style invitations in black, navy and mink with gold, rose gold and champagne foiled details went down a storm. 
We're taking orders for the Portofino collection via email at before it goes live in our store, so if you saw something you like and you're in a rush for it just get in touch!

Big thanks to Bruce Russell for asking us to join him and Mary Jane Vaughan on the sofa to dispel any myths and apprehensions around being upfront with your budget when it comes to dealing with suppliers. Our very own Jacqui (in the white frock!) expertly explained that it's incredibly useful to know your budget before kick off so that we can tailor our ideas to your pocket. There's nothing to be shy or embarrassed about, so please stop being so British and help us to help you, let us know your preferred price so we can design and make suggestions accordingly.
We also had fun in the Imagination Room answering your questions and giving useful tips on how to put together a table plan based on etiquette, style and design. If you would like to see our cheat sheet take-away from the show click here!
Thank you to Brides Magazine for creating such a unique and imaginative show for exhibitors and brides.

We're feeling truly blessed and full of love. See you next year!
With love, EEB x

Corinthia Class

Posted on September 01, 2015 by Katie Diacon

We were delighted to be invited to a Wedding Breakfast at London's Corinthia Hotel. Hannah Routledge, the luxury hotel's in-house wedding planner with flair, creativity and keen eye for detail organised this truly special event. We provided stationery that saw our hummingbirds perched on the rim of every glass along two elegantly styled long tables.The event offered a warm welcome to industry professionals and was designed to showcase The Ballroom in all it's glory. The breakfast itself was out of this world! The smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on brioche was too good looking to eat!With elegant furniture from Great Hire and beautifully packaged Cakes from Krishathi, guests sat at the flower filled tables by fashionista florists By Appointment Only Design, the hotel's in-house florist don't you know!We won't give too much away as our full write-up will be featured over on Bloved in the coming weeks however, (drum roll please!) this week we're launching our Corinthia inspired collection. Our interpretation of the hotel's trade-mark glass chandelier in the lobby by french designer Chafik Gasmi features silver, lilac and gold metallic foil droplets to compliment the interior palette in the spirit of the striking centrepiece.Whilst the postal offering includes metallic foil letterpress Save the Date Cards and Invitations, our signature 'Luxe' Tag-style Invitations and Thank You Cards, the on-the-day stationery features our Hummingbird Place Cards, a stylish round plate Menu, cool Order of Service Fans and a stunning Table Plan.Don't just take our word for it, view the collection here!

A HUGE round of applause and a BIG thank you to Hannah for asking us to get creative! If you should choose this hotel to host an event you'll be in safe hands. Hannah is a true professional, we look forward to more events at this sensational, cosmopolitan, central London hotel.

To get an idea of what it might be like to have your wedding at Corinthia you can view the Real Wedding section on the Corinthia website and dream away! You can also follow #withloveatcorinthia on instagram, twitter and Facebook for up-to-date information or contact for further details about getting married in this beautiful venue. Of course, we would be delighted to provide the stationery for your event!

With love, EEB x

Photography: EEB & Cameo Photography

Botanical Bliss - Styling: Vanilla Rose Weddings & Photography: Claire Graham

Posted on August 21, 2015 by Katie Diacon

We're thrilled to be able to share with you these light and airy images from a brilliant botanical shoot featuring our Floral Affair Collection in the white and natural palette, beautifully styled by the incredibly talented and organised Jeni from Vanilla Rose Weddings. The photography is full of light, truly representational of Claire Graham's signature photography style.

Stunning flowers by Georgina at Westwood Design. Georgina displays a particular talent for structure and space within her floral styling perhaps due to her background in architecture. We had not worked with her before but boy did she turn up with some amazing botany! We would recommend her at the drop of a hat for any wedding of event, big or small.

The beautiful ombre cake was designed by Ceri at Olofson Design. Intrinsic to the brief the delicate looking cake had rings of leaves tumbling down it's tiers. 

We teamed up with Ross Pennington at Derwent Slate to produce slate place cards, menus and table plans as part of our Floral Affair Collection and Heritage Sprig. We think the dark, dark grey of the slate and chalky white text compliments and accentuates the white and green of the table scape beautifully. We can't recommend Ross highly enough if you're interested in using slate as part of your event décor, it's tactile nature is perfect for this kind of styling.


Co-ordination & Styling: Vanilla Rose Weddings
Floral Design: Westwood Design
Cake & Desserts: Olofson Design
Stationery: Eagle Eyed Bride - yours truly
Slate Stationery: Designed by Eagle Eyed Bride / Supplied by Derwent Slate
Furniture, crockery & coloured glassware: Classic Crockery 
Crystal Glassware: Stylists own
Floral Accessory Props: Rowen & Wren
Terrariums: Hey Style
Silk Linen: Kate Cullen Styling
Candles: Wick & Tallow
Bridal Gown: Katya Katya Shehurina 
Bridal Shoes: Harriet Wilde
Film Developing: Richard Photo Lab
Bridal Accessories: Kelly Spence


Posted in 2015, Botanical Styled Shoot, Floral Affair

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