Cristina Re

One of my all time favourite stationery designers is Cristina Re. Every time I go to Officeworks I drool over her DIY range which consists of beautiful paper, ready made invitations, punches and embellishments, tools and accessories.

Cristina Re has been a leader in the stationery industry for the past 20 years and it’s not hard to see why.

1. Hydrangea Rose A4 .
2. Hydrangea Rose A4 .
3. Belladonna Bouquet A4.
4. Flourish Hearts Silver.
5. Deco A4 .
6. Hand Punch – Flower

Image credit: Cristina Re

Sweet wedding invitations

I haven’t done a wedding invitation post for ages so I thought I’d indulge and share some of my favourites from Aussie designers. I’ve also started a new page (in the menu bar <– ) with links to some of the best designers/studios for wedding goodies down under. Whether you’re planning a wedding or just browsing like me, I’m sure you will find something you like.

1. Bouquet Wedding Invitations – Lovestruck Invitations.
2. Golden Gatsby – Type Styled.
3. Spring Wedding Template – 3 Eggs Design.
4. Custom Invitation – Kampai Designs.
5. Erica and Marc – Citron Presse.
6. Kraft & Floral – Little Peach Co.
7. Esmeralda – Paper Elephant.
8. Gum leaf wedding invitation – ‘I do’ it yourself.
9. Rachael and Matthew – Papyrus Design.
10. Jason and Yvette The Hungry Workshop.
11. Rachael and Matthew – Papyrus Design.

Shannon Kirsten

I’m really embarrassed to admit that I’d never seen Shannon Kirsten’s beautiful designs before. Her work is incredible. Really, really breathtaking. I seem to be in a bold colour mood lately and her designs hit the spot.

I may be a little late to the party but boy I’m an instant fan. In fact I’ve already picked the invitations I want to use for my own (sometime soon I hope) wedding. Can you pick which one I’d choose?

1. Hand Painted Pink Peony .
2. Rustic Red, White, & Kraft Paper .
3. Americana Suite.
4. Anemone Flower Save The Dates.
5. Will You Be My Bridesmaid.

Talking about weddings with Stacey

When one starts planning a wedding, the first thought is usually about dresses, flowers, bridesmaids etc. Not me, I was excited about cake and the stationary. Just a quick Google of ‘wedding invites‘ yields some beautiful designers but I knew what I wanted for our Save the Dates. Combine that with local designer Sarah Enid and we ended up with perfect Save The Date postcards. They were exactly what we wanted, and even more.

Now that the Save the Dates are out (small public service announcement never abbreviate Save the Dates, ever) it gives us more time to work on the invites. I plan on making these myself but I will have enough time to change my mind and purchase some if needed, and there really are some lovely designs out there.

With winter just around the corner, you can’t go past these themed invites. Here are some of my favourites.

Wedding Sundae

Ever After Papery

Parrott Design Studio

–Stacey Bush – Life on Cephei
“I am Stacey and I am finding my footing in the blogverse over at Life on Cephei. I am planning a wedding for September and am too focused on the invites to worry about anything else.”

Tamara Harrison

Today I wanted to share with you the work of Perth-based Tamara Harrison. I met Tamara through Twitter when she introduced me to her handmade, paper wedding bouquets. I’ve seen similar things before but none of them are as beautiful as Tamara’s creations.

I love that she intersperses paper with different trinkets like bejeweled brooches or ribbons to create a bouquet that is completely unique and original. Go and check out her site for more information about her work.

(Tamara – just a head’s up – I’ll be wanting one of these for my someday wedding)

(Photo credit: Tamara Harrison)