Hi everyone!

I think it is time that I announce I am moving my little blog completely over to my website at Sail and Swan.

I would love to keep this one going but have simply run out of time in my day to keep both of them going!

Thanks so much to all my readers and followers, I appreciate all your support and hope that you will enjoy following my blog on the Sail and Swan website.

x Lauren

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Eeeek it is SPRING!!!! I don't know about you but I am quite happily welcoming some sunshine and warmer weather back! Here is this month's free desktop background for you to enjoy, featuring my happy 'picnic hare' on the way to visit with his friends and have a picnic!

Simply click here to download and enjoy!


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Here is some recent illustration work for the Pipsqueak Market featuring their upcoming event, Market at the Movies!

As always the illustration brief was incredibly creative and featured the chipmunk family of 'Pipsqueaks' out and about at the movies.

I've included some details below as it's not too late to get tickets for the event! Featuring 'Ricki and the Flash', a glass of champagne or wine, and of course a market with lots of stalls, it promises to be a fun night. It is coming up on Saturday August 29th from 5-10pm at the Capri Theatre, Goodwood. Tickets can be purchased beforehand or on the night. See details below to find out more.

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Ok so get ready all you Brides-to-Be out there because the Bay Bridal Fair is just around the corner and you won't want to miss out!

 It is on August 16th from 10am - 4pm at the Endeavour Homes Pavilion at the Morphettville Racecourse and there is free entry & car parking too! There will plenty to see and do on the day with fashion shows, food and loads of inspiration for your wedding day - and of course, Sail and Swan will be there too!

I'd love to meet you and chat about any ideas you have for your wedding invitations. We will have plenty on display for you to see too :)

See you then!

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Happy August everyone!

Here is this month's free wallpaper for you to enjoy and hopefully it will brighten up your office :)

Simply click the link to download and enjoy!

In other news there has been lots going on around here but I must apologize for my absence during July. I couldn't seem to dodge this year's rounds of colds and bugs and have had to try and take things a bit easier :) I will try and write about everything soon and fill you in with what's been happening!

x Lauren




I just want to send out a massive thank you to One Fab Day for featuring our lovely Sail and Swan Tea Towels on their gorgeous website! One Fab Day help brides, grooms and wedding guests navigate their way through the production of a wedding by providing inspiration and information! I would defintely recommend checking them out for some great ideas but also some really useful suggestions and info! These girls are thorough!

So what’s the big deal about Tea Towels? Tea Towel Invitations or Bonbonnieres are absolutely charming and make for a memorable way to share the joy of your wedding day! Not only do they make for a wonderful memory of your wedding, they are also a long-lasting gift that your guests will be able to use on a daily basis – super handy if they are a Save the Date!

Contact us if you would like to find out more!

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How lucky was Sail and Swan to get featured in the current issue of Mid North Coast Weddings Magazine?!! Each page features stylish inspiration for your wedding, with beautifully and professionally taken photos. Mid North Coast Weddings Website is the home of the Mid North Coast Weddings Magazine, the Mid North Coast Weddings Expo & the Happily Ever After Bridal Fair. Their website will assist you with locating the best Wedding Ceremony Locations, Wedding Reception Venues in the Mid North Coast, including Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Taree, Coffs Harbour & Surrounding Areas.

Here is a sneak peek for you to see  online - although I would definitely recommend getting yourself a hard copy too! Below I have included a few snap shots for you to see which I hope you will enjoy but you can see the full article on their blog here.





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Happy June everyone! Here is this month's free wallpaper for you to enjoy featuring a cute illustrated bird and a blue watercolour background! I hope it will brighten up your office and that the calendar will keep you organised too.

Simply click here to download it and enjoy!




So much has been happening around here lately and I've been wanting to post about our Logo Designs for a while. Branding is one of the most important steps when you first start a business, and I am passionate about working with business owners to create memorable and effective logo design that reflects your goals, values and the heart of your business.

The branding of your business is so much more than just a logo or flyer. It is about you – who you are and what you stand for. What message do you want your business to speak to clients? What are your values, hopes and goals? These are part of what your branding is all about. I specialize in branding, logos and stationery for small to medium businesses, and am passionate about helping those businesses achieve their goals.

The process begins with a Logo Design Brief that I will send to you. This helps me understand your business goals, values, likes, dislikes and more. We can also arrange a phone consultation or meet in person to discuss your brief. I then develop several concepts and drafts based on what we have discussed, and from there we work together toward refining your Logo Design and applying it in a variety of uses.

Here are a few logo designs for you to see below. Most of these are local businesses in or around Adelaide. If you would like to see more of my portfolio, then you can click here, or if you would like to find out more about our branding packages and pricing feel free to get in touch. I would love to work with you. Below you will see Bridget Quain Photographer, Hot Yoga Life, Baby By Co-op, Mobi Business Solutions and Bella in Bloom.


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So much has been going on around here and I just wanted to share these new and exciting vintage botanical wedding invitations with you! This suite is called 'Clover' and features a collection of pretty vintage flowers and botanicals. Pink, peach, green and white roses, soft petals and clovers are beautifully balanced with clean and elegant writing.

These invitations can suit a variety of weddings from vintage and rustic to something more glam and chic. They would also suit an Autumn or Spring wedding perfectly with their pink and peach colour scheme!

If you would like to find out more about them, you view our pricing here or get in touch with us to receive a quote.

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