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Once upon a time…

I was so excited to receive my lovely friend Danielle’s wedding invitation last year. And everyone loves a beautiful winter wedding to brighten up an otherwise depressing January! There was no gift list, but I know Danielle is a fan of personalised gifts and of Love Bird Love, so I wanted to make her something really special and unique which would mean a lot to her and Fraser.

I thought it would be nice for them to look back on their life together so far, as well as including all those special details about their big day, which Danielle had worked hard on – so… I decided to write their own personal fairytale.


Obviously Danielle and I, and our good friend Gemma have known each other for years, so I had some little gems of knowledge to include already. But I also listened in on her wedding plans intently over a glass of bubbly at Christmas, and roped in her helpful fiancé to give me some other secret details, though I didn’t tell him what for!

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Inspired by my vintage typewriter – I chose to use a lovely typewriter style font, arranging the wording of their story in different size fonts within a pink heart backdrop (to fit in with their colour scheme), to create quirky highlights in their journey together. I typed their names and wedding date below to stand out, and finished it off nicely by popping it in an ornate silver frame.


The big day came and oh my, it was gorgeous – Danielle looked stunning in a beautiful, strapless lace wedding gown, and Fraser looked the perfect Scottish gentleman – very appropriate for Burns Night. Every last detail was covered from beautiful lace covered glass jars tied to the ceremony chairs, to umbrellas and beautiful pashmina’s in baskets in the ladies toilets, and fabulous after dinner cocktails and cupcakes.

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All set amongst the perfectly romantic backdrop of Brinkburn Priory, a lot of warming Winter Pimms and far too many beautiful cupcakes were consumed (not all me, obviously!) We sneaked up to their room during drinks, and left their gift on their bed, alongside a ‘Little treat for you’ basket with chocolates and bubbly, and Gemma’s Vera Wang champagne flutes – for the couple to enjoy that night.

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Anyway, enough of my blabbering, I’ll let you read Danielle and Fraser’s fairytale for yourself! (As usual, you can click into the photos for a closer look). If you’re a fan of this, you’ll probably like my ‘And then she said yes!’ personalised engagement cards I’m working on at the moment too :)


Massive congrats, Mr & Mrs McInnes xxx


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