Janis and Pete : Wedding Stationery - 10 March 2012

Yes, you read that date correctly! The most lovely couple Janis and Pete were married on the 10th of March 2012 and we were so privileged to work on their quirky stationery. In truth I have been wanting to post up all the stationery goodies for ages, (about 2 years). When I looked in my calendar earlier this week I saw their 2 year anniversary reminder staring BOLDLY at me and I realized that I hadn't shared their gorgeous pics. So . . . here is a post dedicated to them in celebration. (Better late than never I guess). 

Janis and Pete were married in the quaint town of Clarens in the Free State province of our beautiful country South Africa. Their wedding was photographed by Yvette Gilbert and had a country, farm style feel with the cutest details made DIY style by the bride. From handmade, hand sewn heart pillows in the charming little church to the hanging hearts in their dinner&dancing venue. 

I absolutely loved Illustrating their darling stick figure wedding logo as well as their sweet sheep logo, these two drawings formed the base of most of their wedding stationery items. The first place we used these icons was in their digital Save the Date. A cute animation sent out to their guests that pointed them to a website that Janis & Pete had personally put together with all the wedding fun to come. 

 Screenshots from Janis & Pete's animated SAVE THE DATE.

Screenshots from Janis & Pete's animated SAVE THE DATE.

Their wedding Invitations were a single A5 card, they were embossed and each card had fabric flag and a wooden button sewn into the corner. These were then placed into a kraft envelope with a natural twine wrap, a double sided heart name tag and a small sheep and balloon icon stamped into the corner. Janis also included 2 pink heart magnets in each invitation, guests could then use the magnet to stick their invitation to their fridge.

 Stationery Photography by :  Blackframe Photography

Stationery Photography by : Blackframe Photography

 Paper Pop Table Numbers placed in bottles of flowers on each table.

Paper Pop Table Numbers placed in bottles of flowers on each table.

 Photography By :  Yvette Gilbert 

Photography By : Yvette Gilbert 

Each guest of the wedding received an "I survived J+P's Wedding" pack. Such a clever idea by the bride, they included all kind of goodies, e.g. tissues for happy tears, homemade biscuits for a midnight treat, a coke, a button badge, Grandpa powder. They were packaged in a brown paper bag with a tag style label to indicate all the contents.

 Pink Heart Magnets, Seating Chart Tags, Survival Packs, Tag Menu

Pink Heart Magnets, Seating Chart Tags, Survival Packs, Tag Menu

These fill in the blanks "Guest Cards" were used as a smart alternative to a guest book. 

 Stationery Photography by :  Blackframe Photography

Stationery Photography by : Blackframe Photography

 The Full Wedding Stationery Suite - Wedding Invitations, Heart Magnets, Table Numbers, Menus, Cookie Jar Labels, Dessert Table Labels, Guest Cards, Button Badges, Seating Cards, Survival Kit Packaging, Thank You Cards

The Full Wedding Stationery Suite - Wedding Invitations, Heart Magnets, Table Numbers, Menus, Cookie Jar Labels, Dessert Table Labels, Guest Cards, Button Badges, Seating Cards, Survival Kit Packaging, Thank You Cards

What we do at Elephantshoe

James and I are often asked, "What do you do at Elephantshoe?" I thought today I would write a small post to share the different sections of our Ellieshoe business. Please feel free to contact us if you perhaps have any questions. 

At Elephantshoe we specialise in stationery design, branding, styling and stocking products that lead to a life more lovely. Whether customising your home or business or commissioning something special for an event, we would love to help. From ideas to branding to styling and design, our passion lies with simple, beautiful and honest solutions. “To life” we say as we raise our glasses, would you like some flags, place cards or bunting with that?

PAPERIE :  Event, Wedding and Personal Stationery

From weddings to corporate events we design all the event stationery that you may need. Save the dates, menus, invitations, seating charts, table numbers or even a tag that says “I came to dance”, whatever will add a bit of shine, a bit of smile and a lot of best day ever, we would love to do. Take a look at our portfolio here

 Wedding Invitations design and printed for Lauren & Royston | Photo by : Blackframe Photography

Wedding Invitations design and printed for Lauren & Royston | Photo by : Blackframe Photography

BRANDING : Logos, Icons and Corporate Identity

This is our fancy business voice – would you like a Corporate Identity sir or madam? If you’re just starting out, or feel like something new or find your business growing up a little, a logo and business card or two may be in order. We don’t have anything against the big chaps but we do love to bring a little bit of you into what we do, after all it’s your baby, so off you go to that big meeting and we’ll do the rest. Take a look at our portfolio here

 Logo Design for a new lifestyle store in Durban, South Africa

Logo Design for a new lifestyle store in Durban, South Africa

STYLING : Photo Shoots, Dessert and Candy Tables

There’s the photographer who takes the beautiful pictures and then there’s the stylist that makes sure the stuff in the picture is beautiful. We aren’t photographers. But we do like to style both corporate and wedding photo shoots, including the sourcing of props, creating complementary stationery and not forgetting the sweeter things in life, we do scrumptious dessert and candy tables for weddings, christenings and birthdays. Take a look at our portfolio here

 Props and Styling for a La Dolce Vita Engagement shoot  |  Photo by : Blackframe Photography

Props and Styling for a La Dolce Vita Engagement shoot  | Photo by : Blackframe Photography

SHOPPE : Goodies, gifts and wonderful stuff

Brown paper packages tied up with string, browse online and find our favourite things. Envelopes, stickers, paper straws and tags, bespoke invitations and fabulous bags. If it’s sweet treats, perfect parcels or a dessert feast, we’ll bring the lovely, you bring the lively. Whether paper, a jar or piece of chalk, if it’s design with heart and a bit of quirk. Objects that you can you make your own, whether you want to enhance your home or work space or add the “ooh” and “aah” to your special event. It’s our online shop and we invite you to explore the things we have in store and of course feel free to ask us to order more. Visit our shoppe www.elephantshoe.com

 Paper Straws from the Elephantshoe Shoppe |  Photo By : Blackframe Photography

Paper Straws from the Elephantshoe Shoppe | Photo By : Blackframe Photography

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Paperie : Wedding Stationery {Anthi & Bernie}

It's a bright sun shinning day here in Jozi, a day you would like to find yourself enjoying a picnic outdoors or a bike ride by the sea. The feeling in the air made me think of a beautiful couple we worked with last year, Anthi & Bernie. They were married on the 22nd of September 2012 at the trendiest little spot - Arts on Main in the heart of Johannesburg. Take a peek at some of the stationery we designed for them using the first letters of their name {A+B=}. The colours and the wording reflect the couples love for adventure, happiness and living life to the full. 

The style in which Blackframe Photography have captured Anthi and Bernie, their wedding, their venue and our stationery is the perfect fit. 

Their picnic style invitations were designed in both English and Greek, printed on an ivory card and placed in a kraft handkerchief envelope . These were then wrapped in lace, natural twine and a tag sewn with fabric was attached with each guests name.

We made a range of fun & quirky styled boutonnière for Bernie and his groomsmens photoshoot. The mini pinwheel version was really cute.

Anthi recycled the paper props we created for their engagement shoot earlier in the year by using them at the wedding at the photobooth station.