UK friends! Our London team will once again be exhibiting at one of the most fun and unique wedding fairs across the pond. A Most Curious Wedding Fair will be taking place in just a couple of weeks. This really is a fabulous event packed with inspiring and creative vendors. Iain and Hamad love it when our fans and friends stop by the Hello!Lucky booth to say hello, so be sure to do so if you attend the fair!Event details: 19 -21 April 2013 The Truman Brewery 91 Brick Lane, London. E1 6QL
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We’re still swooning over all the beautiful details of Izzy and Harry’s UK wedding last December. Their save the date cards and invitations were only a fraction of the fun paper products displayed throughout their big day, so when Izzy sent us these beautiful photos by Sven Arnstein we had to share.
Custom wedding signage was created for almost every table along with matchbox favors, wild-flower seed packets, a wishing tree and a delightful ‘thumb-print tree’, and they all matched perfectly with the Hot Air Balloon save the date.
The couple really went above and beyond to create a whimsical space. We always love a winter wedding…
To view more photos, visit Hello! Magazine! Thanks Izzy for sharing the beautiful photos.
Hi! My name is Vanessa Mason, you may remember me as the Style Editor at You & Your Wedding and Cosmopolitan Bride magazines here in the UK. I left the world of weddings to have our two amazing babies, Scott and Sienna (now two and a half and eight months) and when Sabrina at Hello!Lucky asked me to be a guest blogger for their gorgeous company, I didn’t have to think twice, I jumped at the opportunity. What an honor! Well, enough about my details, let’s talk weddings! Just before Christmas, Harry Judd and his sweetheart Izzy Johnston tied the knot. As a nod to Harry’s Strictly Come Dancing win in December 2011, they tucked into a cake topped with a glitter ball trophy.
If you like the glitter ball touch, why not take the idea further and use them in vases as table centerpieces? To keep costs low, only place them on the head table in front of the bride and groom and special guests like the best man or your respective parents. The idea works nicely, as the vases are so tall, they don’t interrupt the flow of conversation over the table. They also provide great atmosphere thanks to the lights placed inside them and as the evening falls, the fairy lights reflect pretty twinkling light off the glasses, cutlery and tea lights! Whatever you decide to do for your wedding, just have fun and make it look beautiful!
On January 9th the London Tube celebrated its 150th anniversary! As such an intricate structure with so many historical memories, we had to pay tribute somehow. The Tube logo is one of the main inspirations for our Love London invitation suite! We had to put our own touches on the design, but we love it’s classic color palette and bold type.
The Tube hasn’t always been as widespread as it is today. This vintage Underground map shows some of the original railways.
Penguin released a coffee table book in 2007 titled Transit Maps of the World. Below is a map showing all the cities that currently have or are planning to build an urban rail system. Pretty impressive! Wouldn’t it be nice to be connected to all these countries by train?
Of course we’re not the only ones feeling inspired by the London Tube. Other companies are paying tribute to the railways as well. 1210 Apparel created this Hip Hop Roots tee-shirt, connecting all the defining forces of hip-hop music into one crazy tube/tree.
Congratulations to the London Tube! We wish you another 150 years of efficient journey through our second home.
It’s not every day that celebrity couples come to us for help designing their wedding stationery. We’re always sure to respect a future bride and groom’s privacy before their big day, but this wedding was top secret. UK superstars Izzy Johnston and Harry Judd said their “I do’s” last month on what was said to be a “the best day ever.” It was covered by Hello! Magazine with exclusive photos and information about the event. We don’t need exclusive photos to know this beautiful couple must have had a ball.
We recreated Eunice and Daniels’s save the date for their own – including wedding bells, pet cats, and musical instruments (Harry is in the British pop band McFly and Izzy is a former member of Escala – an electronic string quartet). You may have recognized this design from our Cut Paper photo save the date, but you can order your own version of this hand-drawn beauty soon. In the mean time, feel free to contact our UK offices at email@example.com for more ordering info!
Congratulations to Izzy and Harry. We wish you a lifetime of health and happiness!
We have been asked on several occasions to describe what London has been like over the Olympic period but to be quite honest, for Londoners not attending the events themselves, it has been strangely quiet. Now, in the hiatus between the Olympics and Paralympics, seems a good time to reflect. There has certainly been a good deal of celebrating and decorating going on but very little with direct reference to the games themselves for fear of contravening the rules regarding use of the rings, name, date, venue and so forth. Instead the city has been awash with flags of all nations – best shown in this glorious display down Regents Street in the very centre of town.
Twenty Major statues throughout the capital were also adorned with new headgear including Admiral Nelson on his column in this natty number seen above which was made for him by Lock & Co – the same company that made his real tricorn 200 years ago! (They have been going since 1676!) Smaller shops have dusted off the Union flag bunting from the Jubilee celebrations (in the best spirit of ‘Make do and Mend’) and given us charming window displays such as this one at our friend’s salon ‘The Powder Room.’
There was naturally official Olympic merchandise around and several major British artists designed posters our favourite of which was this stripe design from Pop artist Bridget Riley, but we must confess that the bold graphic simplicity of the 1948 poster is perhaps somewhat more to our tastes.
Despite – or perhaps because of – the organiser’s fierce protection of the brand some people really did go out of their way to make an alternative point… we loved the cheeky shop window of this gent’s outfitters.
We also loved these posters from New North Press are just letterpressed genius! Alas – they are not for sale but they have plenty of others in their online shop and offer hands-on courses in this most wonderful of arts at their studios in Hoxton, North London!
If all this red, white and blue has given you ideas for your own celebrations and if seeing the city in such a party mood has re-kindled your love affair with it then perhaps consider our new Love London range for your own event. If nothing else you’ll get to re-use all that bunting again!
Whilst the downside of our temperate climate here in London is that this summer has, to date, been a complete wash-out, the silver lining is that the flowers have been blooming like never before. This was so wonderfully apparent at the Cheshire wedding of Ellie and Jon in late June where cottage garden favourites like peonies, roses and delphiniums abounded and were so perfectly picked-up in our Nouveau Peonies design that they chose for all their stationery. We love the way that the lace of Ellie’s beautiful dress was echoed in the place cards and how the floral theme was continued to the cake iced simply in white rose motifs.
Even the weather stayed fair!
All of us at Hello Lucky would like to wish Ellie and Jon all the best and to thank Ellie’s Mother, Jan, for being so wonderfully organized with the stationery!
It doesn’t take much to get the average Brit. thinking about holidays, especially considering the hit-and-miss wash-out Summer that we’ve been having recently. What could be more enticing than these charming retro-inspired posters by the French tourist board that have appeared all over the capital in the last few weeks to gently tempt us wet and weary commuters into packing our suitcases and heading South.
We love the use of the different fonts and the wonderful graphic cartoons that put us in mind of those classic Pink Panther opening sequences.
Beautifully fresh and oh so very French – who but a Frenchwoman would co-ordinate her deckchair with her son’s t-shirt!
Allez…en vacances! Bon Voyage
We’re over the moon about our recent nomination for the UK’s Perfect Wedding Awards! You can vote for Hello!Lucky as the best Wedding Stationery in the UK. We are honored to be considered in such a talented group of stationers, and are tickled with excitement. The polls are open until August 6h so get your vote in today!
In celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee we’re delighted to release our newest London wedding suite Love London! The classic lines and bold typeface make it fit to be a favorite.
Right now we only have the Save The Date available on the UK site, but be sure to look for the rest of the suite in the coming weeks. And if you’d like to order it sooner feel free to contact our UK office directly at 020 7378 9740.
We hope you all had a wonderful weekend celebration. If you’re in the UK be sure to take advantage of our 20% off sale on all UK orders until midnight on June 5th. Enjoy!