Archive for May, 2011

We’ve been in our new studio for 3 months and everything (almost) has it’s place. Made With Love is based in an old 19th Century Cotton Mill, Woodend Mill. And we’d like to share some pictures of our new home. (that’s our door at the very end)

What started as a love affair in finding ‘the one’ (see our blog post), to a full scale cleaning operation (see our blog post), followed by a little renovation/DIY project (see our blog post), has ended with a beautiful raw space which is our working studio.

With bare stone walls, large industrial windows, copper steel pillars paired with our silky ribbons, paper pretties & fancy furniture makes an interesting contrast and an inspiring place to work every single day.

We are very lucky to work in such beautiful building. There is nothing fancy about ‘our space’ – the mill is very raw, it’s served industries for years as shelter. But with a few finishing touches it is our lovely new home. Hopefully one where we can knuckle down and get on with making our business grow.

Simon’s Desk with his train ticket cushion to celebrate ‘no more commuting to work’!

Our good luck mascot. My DIY Deer head which I’ll blog about how to make soon.

Soooo much space for boxes, packing, boring stuff.

A separate space for furniture show space & wedding stationery showroom (which is one of the spaces which isn’t finished yet)

Our white board DIY weekly planner (I’ll blog about how to make this soon)

 still a few things which we need to finish but for now this is us. Everyday we feel lucky to work in such a cool space!


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We are smitten kittens when it comes to  The Pronovias Wedding Dress collection. Each season is better than the last and here is their latest wedding dress collection. We’ve picked our fave wedding dresses below. Lots of beautiful ball gowns, sumptous laces & organzas, ruffles & scallops. We see a trend here!


Revisited classics, romantic designs and touches of 50s glamour.
Imperial line and camisole-style dresses skim the silhouette using lace, double silk organza, French lace and chiffon with guipure. For volume, the skirts and trains are full of scallops and frills. A majestic option not lacking in regal fabrics with a subtle shine, such as Mikado silk, organza or soft satin.
The neckline has its own personality with strings of gemstones, flowers or natural feather appliqués. 

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I struggled to find a case for my iPhone. After searching the internet I came across Made By Girl Blog (a really cool blog for lovers of interiors and nifty bits) which is how I found Ahhh internet you’re a wonderful thing.

So no longer was I struggling to find a suitable iPhone case but struggling to narrow down which iPhone case I didn’t want. Seriously check out their phone accessories for absolute amaze-balls of cases, holders and snarky accessories for your phone.

My Shortlist:

 More-Thing is based in Hong Kong but don’t be put off as they ship Internationally and will ship to the UK for a very reasonable £5.67. They do have sellers in the UK for something closer to home but they do not carry the full range so in my opinion it’s better to visit More-Thing and buy direct for more choice.

So which one did I choose…? It had to be the leopard Print case  from their Safara Classic Collection. A snip at $34.90 which is about £25.55

compatible with Apple iPhone 4 (Black/White)/iPhone 4 (CDMA model)* Also available for 3G/3GS & iPad. Available in 3 patterns: Zebra/Black | Leopard/Brown (Mine) | Mustang/Black. iPhone slips in really easy but won’t fall out in your bag.

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We have put together a series of pages on the website to help clients decide on what wording to include in their wedding stationery.

Over the Summer we will be working on wording help pages for all stationery items and plan to post about each on the blog. Today’s post is about RSVP Cards and what to include with the wordings for your RSVP Cards.

We recommend that you include RSVP Cards with your invitations to allow guests to reply to you quickly. You may only need to include RSVP’s with your day/wedding invitations.

R.S.V.P “répondez s’il vous plaît”: meaning Please respond/answer/reply. Prompt your guests to respond quickly which in turn will help you in the planning of your big day. We recommend that you state an ‘RSVP by’ date, which we can print inside your invitations, of a minimum of 6 weeks (or earlier) before the wedding date for guests to reply by. Tip: give yourself lot’s of time for the RSVP date. Feedback from our Brides is that more time you give for guests to RSVP is better. Most of our clients state their ‘RSVP by’ date for 3 months before the big day.

A typical wording suggestion used in our RSVP’s is shown above. We have our standard template (above) where we print the Bride & Grooms name followed by an acceptance [we will be able to attend] or regrets [will not be able to attend] statement for guests to delete where appropriate. And a section for guests to write their names. You may also include extra information in your RSVP card wording such as: Dietary Requirements, Number of children and any other information that you feel you will need to know from your guests.

RSVP cards come with envelopes which are printed with an address to return to. Guests will simply put a stamp on the envelope & pop their completed RSVP in the post. And you will have happy & stress free planning!

In the art of postal correspondence and following wedding etiquette it is polite to address your RSVP envelopes (which we print free of charge for all RSVP’s) and it is polite to include a stamp on the RSVP envelope. RSVP’s can be posted as a standard letter size with a standard Stamp. For something special we can pre-stamp your RSVP envelopes with your own personalised stamps. Please state when ordering whether this is required.

RSVP Card Measurements will vary depending on the design you choose but will always be a simplified practical design to co-ordinate with your invitations.

On a budget? You may only need RSVP cards for your day invitations. Or you may not need RSVP’s at all if you include some RSVP information inside invitations with a telephone number / email address for guests to reply to. RSVP’s are useful if you prefer a written response to your wedding.

After ordering your RSVP Cards, please email your wording in a word document to We will work on a set of proofs for you to proof read your wording before signing off for us to print & commence design on your order.

Design for wedding stationery orders is around 6 weeks and your RSVP cards will be sent with the 1st phase of your order (with your wedding invitations). The 2nd phase of your order will include all other items that you have ordered which will be sent before the day including table plans, order of service etc. Wording for 2nd phase items will not be required until a later date.

For larger images please visit the RSVP Help Page by Clicking Here

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