Designing our wedding

It has been a while since my last blog post, and for very good reason… I’m pleased to tell you that on the 6th of June I married my long-term partner in crime (Kit) and I am now Mrs Burrows!! To save on confusion I’m going to stay “Ms Pickard” for business purposes, for the time being at least.

We had a fantastic wedding day and a mad, fun, busy time in the run-up to the big day. The event was held in my parents-in-law’s field, with the ceremony at one end of the field and the reception hosted in a marquee at the other end. While this was great for the budget, it did require a lot of creative DIY-ing that meant my focus was on live client projects and wedding only.

There were many opportunities for using all those crazy/fun design ideas that we might not inflict on offer to other people, and I thought I would share a few with you here.

I absolutely love making things, as well as designing them, and the wedding was a great excuse to get baking, cake decorating, sign writing and much more!

 Pop-up wedding invitations, engineered by Kit, watercolours by yours truly. Just because we can!

Pop-up wedding invitations, engineered by Kit, watercolours by yours truly. Just because we can!

 Our invitations (left) and save-the-dates (right). Brand consistency wasn't too high on our agenda... We had great fun designing the stationery.

Our invitations (left) and save-the-dates (right). Brand consistency wasn't too high on our agenda... We had great fun designing the stationery.

 Homemade wedding cake - yes, they are Lego cake toppers...

Homemade wedding cake - yes, they are Lego cake toppers...

 It's handy being great friends with a graphic designer! My bridesmaid, Hayley Alter, and I spent a super fun evening painting a bunch of signs for the field

It's handy being great friends with a graphic designer! My bridesmaid, Hayley Alter, and I spent a super fun evening painting a bunch of signs for the field

We were also stoked that our good friend Jane Kenney (www.janekenney.co.uk) was able to make my wedding and engagement rings. This meant that I got to design my own rings, with Jane’s expert advice and guidance!

 Beautiful wedding rings by www.janekenney.co.uk

Beautiful wedding rings by www.janekenney.co.uk

 Married at last and dancing the night away

Married at last and dancing the night away