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dean + sofia

November 20, 2011

–  Invitation images by Craftbox. Wedding images supplied by guests of the bride & groom.

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Dean and Sofia

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12 November 2011

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Black & White Parisian

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As soon as Dean & Sofia contacted me… I was so excited to be part of their wedding! As Dean is my nephew, I was thrilled to help them both realise their dream wedding. Dean proposed to Sofia in the magical romantic city of Paris and so they wanted a touch of Parisian to their wedding invitation design. We went through some ideas and styles together and Dean fancied one style idea & Sofia another… I then created a combined design from their two favourite styles and the result was stunning! They absolutely loved it. I called it La’mour because it symbolises Paris – the city of love. La’mour is a beautiful vintage Paris inspired invite with gorgeous black & antique white ribboning that is carefully handspaced to create the perfect striped background, where a beautiful latte & black trimmed plaque with a stunning damask motif sits with a thick gorgeous satin bow. I also created matching stationery to include the deluxe ribboning style. Everything looked beautiful together and I was honoured that Dean & Sofia were in awe of them.

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Matching stationery, accessories & decor made this wedding stunning. The place cards and table number cards were individually handspaced with the same ribboning and finished with a miniture satin bow.  The Seating Chart was also showing off the ribboning design and there was a matching Guest Book handmade in Black & Ivory silk which was placed on the welcome table in the foyer of the venue. Each guest had the opportunity to write a personal message for the happy couple. The Bride wore a stunning Karen Willis design in delicate white lace overlays that was styled with a gorgeous delicate crystal brooch on a black satin waist band that tied at the back with a long flowing bow. The groom was in a classic black suit designed by Paul Smith, London. The delectable chocolate cake was decorated with ivory icing that had a gorgeous damask design and finished with black ribbon and large white flowers. Guests also recieved bonbonniere which were miniture Eiffle Towers in Antique metal, finished with Black & Ivory satin edge organza circles that encased the sugared almonds and a matching tag that was all tied together with a little black satin bow.

Thank you Dean & Sofia for choosing Craftbox to create your stunning wedding invitations for you and a big thank you for having us be a part of your Wedding day. It was an honour and a beautiful day that will stay in my heart forever. Congratulations and all my love to a gorgeous couple!

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Invitations, Stationery, Accessories, Bonbonniere and Guest Book: Craftbox www.craftbox.com.au

Wedding Dress: Karen Willis Holmes,  Armadale – www.karenwillisholmes.com.au

Cake: Choo Choo Cakes – www.choochoocakes.com

Flowers: Remember Me Flowers, Viewbank – 0402 078 067

Photography: Domenic Cuda Photography – www.cudaphotography.com

Groom’s Attire: Paul Smith London – www.paulsmith.co.uk

Jewellery: Keshett Jewellery – www.keshett.com.au

Headpiece + Brooch: Stephanie Browne – www.stephaniebrowne.com.au

Ceremony: St. John’s Greek Orthodox Church, Carlton

Venue: Regal Ballroom, Northcote – www.regalballroom.com.au

Christening a baby boy

May 10, 2011

It is with great honour, that my hubby and I are becoming Godparents this week and I have been working on the invites and the event decor, bonbonniere & gifts in the past couple of months.

I was given free design reign on this event… so when I was designing the invitations I wanted to use a French blue & green theme and create it as a pocket card. I made a sample and it looked so cute. The parents of our godson Thanos, loved them and so did I…

Christening Invitation

When it came time to start the production though I decided to add a surprise element at the last moment. The parents had previously mentioned to us that they would order a Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit cake for the Christening… which I thought was a great idea as I loved the Beatrix Potter illustrations & stories…

I thus decided to add a little Peter Rabbit to the invite… just a little touch at the bottom of the print run.

And from there my creative juices started to flow… Peter Rabbit appeared not only on the invite, but he was the bonbonniere, on the christening candle and as a Giant Plush gift. The bonbonniere & gifts were designed and handcrafted by moi and everything tied in and looked fantastic together. Especially adding all of Thanos’ gifts in a little vintage Red Wagon. (These wagons are available to purchase from Craftbox – so contact me for details). The little red wagon just added to the theme nicely and is a great gift to give a little boy.

Now I can’t wait till the special day arrives!

Here are some more great pics.

Peter Rabbit Plush Bonbonniere

Christening Place Card

Christening Seating Board

Christening Gift Set

Christening Keepsake Box & Gift Set

Christening Candle (Lambatha)

nadine + sam

March 6, 2011

–  Invitation images by Craftbox. Wedding images supplied by the bride & groom.

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Nadine and Sam

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22 November 2009

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Vintage Classic

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Nadine and Sam wanted a simple yet classic wedding. They both came to me with their colour theme of classic chocolate & ivory in mind and enlisted my help to design their perfect wedding stationery. We went through ideas and styles together and from there we designed the perfect invitations. The result: a beautiful vintage inspired invite with gorgeous peacock ivory designer paper, on a backdrop of chocolate cardstock. They were finished with a mocha satin ribbon, a miniture stunning diamonte square buckle that sprouted long flowy ivory champagne ostrich feathers. The invites and accessories were perfect!

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Everything tied in beautifully…  A matching Guest Book handmade in ivory & mocha silk was passed around to all the guests at the venue. Each guest had the opportunity to write a personal message for the happy couple. The Flowergirl wore a pretty ivory organza dress with a mocha satin sash & bow and sparkly sequin ballet slippers. The Maid of Honour wore a gorgeous halterneck dress in mocha satin coupled with champagne satin shoes. The Best Man wore a matching mocha tie against an ivory shirt & a classic black suit. The flowers were bouquets of beautiful fresh ivory and champagne roses. The delectable chocolate cake and cupcakes were decorated with champagne icing and set on a clear glass cupcake stand. And instead of bonbonniere, guests took home pretty ivory boxes housing a cupcake and tied with a chocolate satin ribbon.

Thank you Nadine & Sam for choosing Craftbox to create your gorgeous wedding invitations for you and thank you for inviting us to share your Wedding day. It was an honour to attend. Despite the chilly November weather, your wedding day was absolutely beautiful and very romantic!

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Invitations, Accessories and Guest Book: Craftbox www.craftbox.com.au

Wedding Dress: by Sophia Tolli from Fairytales Bridal, Moonee Ponds – www.fairytalesbridal.com.au

Cake: The Cupcake Queens – www.thecupcakequeens.com.au

Flowers: Strathmore Flowers – www.strathmoreflowers.com.au

Photography: Dansk Photography – www.danskphotography.com.au

Bridesmaid Dress: Garfunkle – www.garfunkle.com.au

Ceremony: St. Haralambos Church, Templestowe

Venue: 3 Station Pier, Port Melbourne – www.3stationpier.com

nikos + joanne

March 4, 2011

– Invitation images by Craftbox.

– Selected Wedding images supplied the bride & groom.

– Other Weddimg images taken & supplied by George Stavrakis.

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Nikos and Joanne

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14 February 2009
Valentine’s Day – So Romantic!

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A funky modern Wedding in Bright Bold Pinks and Yellows set amongst the beauty of classic white.

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Jo and I went through her inspiration and ideas over lots of caffeine and biscuits… and from that we designed the perfect wedding invitations that matched her theme… A beautiful trifold invite with a side pocket to house the accessories in a gorgeous bright yellow gold and tied together with a bright fuschia pink satin ribbon and bow. It perfectly matched Jo’s brief and vision and she absolutely loved it!

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Jo set out to bring out the modern bright and bold style she so loved into her wedding – from the beautiful invitations to the finer details on the day! Here are a few…

·  The Bridemaids wore dresses that were a beautiful flowy show of alternating fuschia pink and yellow organza.
·  The Groomsmen wore matching alternating fat style ties in fuschia pink and yellow satin.
·  Table decorations included fuschia pink and yellow Place Cards and matching table napkins against crisp white.
·  Seating decorations included custom made chair sash covers in alternating fuschia pink and yellow.
·  The Bride’s flowers were a beautiful array of fresh pink and yellow roses.
·  The gorgeous delectable 3 tier white cake was also decorated with fresh pink and yellow roses.

Overall, it was a beautiful wedding that was so colourful and happy! Thank you Nikos and Joanne for choosing Craftbox to create the invitations for you and thank you for inviting us to share your Wedding day. It was an honour and your wedding day was a gorgeous and very beautiful affair!

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Invitations & Accessories: Craftbox – www.craftbox.com.au
Cake: Cakes By Design – m: 0419 630 319
Photography: Paul Bovolos Dejavu Photographics
Ceremony: St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Chuch, Brunswick
Venue: Greenville Receptions, Thomastown

The Month Of Love Winner

March 3, 2011

Congratulations to our Winner of the Valentine’s Day Competition last month.

The Winner is:

Drum Roll Please…

Ms Anna Dimitriou (Pascoe Vale, VIC)

“Craftbox designs – sheer perfection, breathtaking with gorgeous style & elegance! We want the Craftbox touch for our Invitations because they’ll live in our hearts forever.” – Anna

As the winner, Anna recieves $200 towards her Wedding Invitations. Thank you Anna, for such beautiful words and I am looking forward to meeting you and beginning the design process of your stunning Invitations.

Look out for further Competitions and Offers in the future.

– Faye xx

The Month Of Love

February 4, 2011

WIN A SWEET VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT

To celebrate Valentine’s Day and the month of love and to mark my own Wedding Anniversary this month, Craftbox is running a Competition for you to WIN AU$200 worth of Craftbox Designer Wedding Stationery.

To enter is simple… Simply email me direct on contact@craftbox.com.au and answer the following question:

In 25 words of less, tell us why you love Craftbox and why you would love us to create your beautiful stationery for your special day.

Please be sure to include your name, wedding/event date, email address and contact phone number in your entry.

The winner will be judged by Craftbox and notified by 4th March 2011. Prize is not redeemable for cash, credit or on any current orders. Prize must be redeemed within 3 months. Prize is only redeemable through Craftbox. Prize value does not include shipping costs. Entrants must be aged 18 or over. Competition closes 11.59 pm on 28th of February 2011.

GOOD LUCK! xxx

 

2011 Catalogue

January 12, 2011

WhooHoo!!  The brand new 2011 Catalogue is finally uploaded & viewable on the Craftbox website as well as on this Blog.  My apologies for not getting the link up earlier in the New Year but with the festivities and a little down time needed to rejuvenate the batteries I just lost track of the first week of 2011!!! 

For more details and to browse the catalogue, click on the Catalogue tab above or view the Catalogue via the Craftbox website – click on (www.craftbox.com.au) or use the “Visit the Website” link on the right. 

There are so many beautiful new designs to fall in love with in this catalogue! Enjoy taking a look.

– Faye xx

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