Get ready ladies! An amazing Adelaide wedding fair is coming up...the Glen Ewin Estate Bridal Fair! It will run from 11am-4pm on Sunday January 11th and there will be lots to see and do! Activities include tours with Luke Simon Photography and fashion shows by Caleche Bridal House. There will also be free food tastings and plenty of suppliers with amazing wedding ideas and products. The Glen Ewin Estate is a beautiful venue with a lot to offer and it is definitely worth a visit on the day. Plus, Sail and Swan will be there and we'd love to meet you!

Below is some more information about the event, as well as some snap shots from the 2014 Glen Ewin Estate Bridal Fair for you to see. Hope to see you there!


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adelaide wedding fair glen ewin estate sail and swan wedding invitations

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adelaide wedding fair glen ewin estate sail and swan wedding invitations

I'm so excited to show this logo rebrand that I designed for the Bay Bridal Fair a few months ago. Lisa has just launched her new website for the Bay Bridal Fair and it looks amazing! She originally came to me with the idea of fashion sketches, watercolours, and glitter. What girl wouldn't be in their element with a brief like that?! This was a really fun project and Lisa has been a pleasure to work with! I'm so excited to see the website released, and if you'd like to find our more then definitely head across and check it out. The Bay Bridal Fair are one of Adelaide's largest Wedding Expos, with fashion shows and plenty of music and entertainment on the day - not mention plenty of exhibits and stall holders to see which is really handy if you are a bride-to-be and need help with your wedding planning.

If you are in need of a Logo Design or a Rebrand we'd love to work with you - why not contact us and get in touch? We'd love to discuss your ideas.

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sail and swan logo rebrand bay bridal fair watercolour






Woohoo happy first day of SUMMER! To celebrate, we have this lovely Christmas Wallpaper that you can download and enjoy! It will brighten up your desk and hopefully put you in the mood for some Christmas carols. It’s not long to go now before all the celebrations begin so you can use the calendar we’ve provided to get yourself organised and prepared. Christmas presents, food shopping, packing for holidays, finishing up at work..there can be a lot to do leading up to Christmas – so – stay organised and it will be mush more enjoyable for you :)
 
Simply click here to download this Christmas Wallpaper and enjoy!

On another note we will be making some significant changes to our website over the Christmas period in order to make things easier for you. We are aiming to make our ordering system simpler and quicker, and we will be bringing in much more of an online shop to the website. Hopefully the website will get a bit of a refresher in terms of it’s design too so there’s a lot to be excited about! We are constantly trying to refine and improve what we do, so if you have any feedback about your experiences with us please let us know!


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This week I thought I'd make a feature of these Stylish Wedding Invitations. They are from our Classic theme. What exactly is 'classic' I hear you say? To me, something classic is something that is timeless. It won't go out of style or age easily. It is simple, elegant and can fit in easily with what is around it. Deciding to have a classic wedding theme could be one the best decisions you make!

So here is some info about these gorgeous invitations which are just are too lovely!

They feature a sophisticated and elegant design, with simple text and clean lines. The design also features two fonts; each font has a slightly different feel and balances the other perfectly. These classic wedding invitations also feature a timeless colour scheme - soft grey and a lovely gold. These fairly neutral colours are understated and stylish, and can match any wedding theme well! However if you would prefer to use different colours, the theme can be adapted to use any specific colours you would like!

If you are planning a classic wedding, then we'd recommend checking out 'The Knot' which will provide you with some great tips and ideas!

To find out more about our pricing, please click here, or alternatively you can contact us here.


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stylish classic wedding invitations gold sail and swan melbourne sydney adelaide perth

stylish classic wedding invitations gold sail and swan melbourne sydney adelaide perth

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stylish classic wedding invitations gold sail and swan melbourne sydney adelaide perth

stylish classic wedding invitations gold sail and swan melbourne sydney adelaide perth

stylish classic wedding invitations gold sail and swan melbourne sydney adelaide perth

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If you are needing some wedding colour scheme ideas then look no further! How pretty is this colour scheme by Design Seeds? Titled ‘Hummingbird Hues’ this colour combination has found a sophisticated way of tying magenta, purple and green together without going overboard on bright colours. I particularly like how the neutrals soften everything out. These colours could work with both a stylish and contemporary look as well as a vintage or rustic wedding.

Hope you enjoy!




Wedding Colour Scheme Ideas

Who doesn't love a design based on old love letters and romance? This collection of floral vintage wedding stationery does just that! Originally flicking through an old and worn out vintage book, I thought to myself that the old and beautiful pages were too lovely to leave on the shelf. Don't get me wrong, I love new designs and the constant trends and inspiration that surround me everyday! But there is also something so special about an item that shows its age; the imperfections marking its use and frequent handling over the years, hand scribbled notes here and there, and - if you're lucky enough - names and dates. Books like these not only reveal a story within their written content from page to page, but also in their imperfections and flaws.

When it comes to weddings it got me thinking that each couple has their own story too, and when they choose the details of their wedding they are choosing something that, in a small way, tells and compliments their personal story. So I came up with this design 'Love Letters', a set of floral vintage wedding stationery. It features all the elements we have been discussing above - the lovely aged paper, romance and sense of story, with a hand written style font. The modern look to the font contrasts with the vintage flowers and roses, tying the entirely old fashioned theme into something a bit more contemporary and up to date. It is almost a modern day love letter if you like. The warm and rich tones of the old paper are set within the vibrant pinks, oranges and yellows of the vintage florals, finishing this design off with some intricate yet eye catching details. For information on pricing please click here, and alternatively more Sail and Swan designs can be viewed here.

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floral vintage wedding stationery melbourne sydney adelaide sail and swan

floral vintage wedding stationery melbourne sydney adelaide sail and swan

floral vintage wedding stationery melbourne sydney adelaide sail and swan



 floral vintage wedding stationery melbourne sydney adelaide sail and swan

Can you believe it's that time again...to celebrate a new month here is November's Free Desktop Background for you to enjoy! I have brought out this lovely pineapple pattern in a colourful and vibrant celebration for summer! Simply click here to download and enjoy.

Bring on drinks by the pool, warm weather and sunshine, and trips to the beach!

I hope the calendar will help keep you organised and that this lovely design will brighten up your office space too :)

PS - is anyone enjoying this pineapple trend as much as I am? Everywhere I look there are pineapples..on cushions, art prints, fabric....loving it! There is something so appealing about the awkward and spiky shape of a pineapple, not to mention their gorgeous bright colour.

Hope you enjoy :)

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I just wanted to share a fantastic blog that I found this week. I came across this amazing portfolio by illustration artist Dan Orr of Dan Orr Creative. Dan learnt how to draw by copying his favourite cartoon characters as a child, and later went on to study Advertising and Graphic Design at TAFE SA. He specializes in portraiture but can draw a variety of subject matters. Some of the media he uses include pencils, pens, markers, gouache, spray paint as well as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. It’s not often that I find other illustrators based in Adelaide so I always get excited when I discover someone new. I’m looking forward to seeing some of Dan’s future projects.

If you are looking for some more illustration and drawing inspiration then I’d also recommend checking out Behance. Behance is an online collection of creative works by illustration artists and photographers. Everyone gets to showcase the best of their work and there is so much to see. I could spend hours and hours on there if I let myself.

Back to the studio for me so on that note I will leave you with some inspiring images below of Dan Orr’s work. Hope you enjoy!

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adelaide illustration artist dan orr sail and swan

adelaide illustration artist dan orr sail and swan

I can’t believe it has been a month already! I say this often but where all my time goes I just don’t know. I’m still working on new product and designs, but am also so busy with current orders that it’s happening slowly but surely behind the scenes. Having said that, I’m excited to show you these Spring wedding invitations – a lovely re-shoot showing off the beautiful blossoms of this season.

Although these spring wedding invitations will suit a vintage, farm, outdoor or rustic wedding beautifully, they also have a simple and classic feel to them which allows them to be versatile with many different looks and styles. They feature a beautiful calligraphy script font, with leafy wreaths and borders on the sides. This invitation looks beautifully balanced alongside these pale and pretty blossoms, but can also adapt to native Australian flowers.

More photos from this particular set can be found on my website here, and pricing can be found here. Alternatively, feel free to contact me and I can send you an official quote.


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spring wedding invitations adelaide australia vintage rustic sail and swan

 


 spring wedding invitations adelaide australia vintage rustic sail and swan


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spring wedding invitations adelaide australia vintage rustic sail and swan


I thought I'd share my latest photos with you of these charming handwritten calligraphy envelopes. They feature my personal calligraphy style which has a modern twist to it, with a flowy cursive feel. It has both a relaxed and beautiful feel to it, and suits the Sail and Swan Wedding Stationery range perfectly! These charming handwritten calligraphy envelopes will add a beautiful touch to your wedding day and surprise your guests upon their arrival in the mail.

So how does it work? If you already have your own wedding invitations but would like Sail and Swan to hand write your envelopes then you can simply contact us and arrange to send your envelopes via post. Please note that extra envelopes may be needed in case of any mistakes – it can happen to the best of us! An extra 10-15 envelopes is preferable, and Sail and Swan will return the leftover envelopes with your finished order.

If you have already ordered your wedding stationery through Sail and Swan, then your envelopes come included with your order. All you simply need to do is request handwritten envelopes with your order.

If you would like to inquire about placing an order please contact me here. Pricing for Handwritten Envelopes can viewed in the Sail and Swan Price List.

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I just wanted to share some more photos of my Rustic Romance Invitations with you. These hand drawn wedding invitations are a new collection of mine that I introduced to my range recently and I now have them up on my website here.

They feature some lovely subtle vintage touches with the old style 'stamp' font as well as a lovely font that looks like a calligraphy script. I call the stamp font my story book font as it reminds me of old vintage books (I can just imagine the faded page behind the writing).  The calligraphy font has a rustic feel to it as well and compliments my floral illustrations perfectly. My illustrations feature lots of different flowers, with the berries, yellow billy buttons and lush carnations being my favourites. There are also leaves and petals dancing around each illustration. On the other side of the invitations is a lovely watercolour wash with bold and vibrant colours. It features a warm purple that fades into mulberry pink which in turn fades into a sunset orange.

These invitations have been designed by me and the flowers are my original illustrations.

The entire set includes:

- Double Sided Wedding Invitation (A5)
- Save the Dates (A6)
- Double Sided RSVP cards (A7)
- Double Sided Table Numbers (A6)
- Menus
- Name Place Cards

I hope you enjoy these lovely hand drawn wedding invitations. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding this set or if you would like to place an order.


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