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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuine en Tossels

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Elsje Designs at FAB Expo 2008







This years Spring FAB expo was one of our favourites! Media24 invited us to join them on their stand. We joined forces with the best suppliers in the industry, Jo-Lize from Floral Affair, Aleit Weddings and Flowers in the Foyer and created this awesome stand together! We loved it!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Something Different!


We fell in love with these invitations and theme by CeciNewYork! Wow, this is inspiring and something so different!

Monday, November 24, 2008

E-mail Save-the-Dates


First impressions do matter: Give your guests something to talk about by e-mailing save-the-date notices that pop off the screen! This doesn't mean your e-mail can't be simple and sophisticated, but they should have an added touch of something uniquely you, something seasonal, or something off-the-cuff that makes the e-mail so remarkable and memorable that your guests cannot possibly forget to save that date.

An e-mail Save the Date for your wedding is a brilliant way of communication especially for guests who may need to make long-distance travel plans. Keep in mind that you should only send them to people you are sure will be on the final invitation list. We have an awesome range of digital Save the Dates to choose from – an inexpensive way to get the word out and for your guests to start saving for your big day!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Idees/Ideas Magazine Shoot


We love these photo's by the Ideas Magazine of the Elsje Designs team. We will feature in the January issue!

Vanessa and Jonathan: Wedding by Marius





We made this opulent and super stylish wedding invitation this morning for Weddings by Marius, the most innovative wedding planner in the Garden Route!

This personalized invitation is printed onto stone grey metallic paper and wrapped in an ornate semitransparent silver paper, tied with a warm grey silky ribbon.

Marius wrote the following about this unique and stunning wedding:
Venessa and Jonathan will be getting married on Bollard Bay followed by Dinner at Lush. Lush is lavish and extravagantly opulent with richly embellished interiors celebrated in ruby hues, velvet textures and dramatic objects d’arts. Mirrors, mosaics, crystal chandeliers, giant candelabra, leather studded walls, suede and vinyl finishes and fibre-optic lights create a seductive background for the exciting menu. The menu is designed to create an exquisite dining experience. Food is thoughtfully presented - an immersive theatrical experience!

Vanessa and Jonathan love texture and contrast and would like the stationery, décor and floral design for their wedding to portray some of these elements. For the décor and flowers they would like to incorporate elements from the Knysna area like driftwood and indigenous flowers. We will follow a very intuitive approach with the floral design to make it really special and unique.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Annemie's Wedding Update

Annemie had a final dress fitting with Karen Termorshuizen from Lunar on Monday - and had to shed a tear of joy at how perfect it is! A little out of the ordinary, but exactly what she has always dreamed of...

The invites are out and all the guests are raving! All conventions flew out the window when we were designing these cards, as we were combining many different textures and papers, and some unexpected bursts of colour, for a truly personal look and feel. The most favourite little extra among guests is definitely the childhood love letters that the couple has included.

Elisma & Jimmy - Invitation in the making



Elisma & Jimmy has white & black theme! We hope thy love their invites!

Georgia & Clinton - Invitation in progress


Georgia & Clinton invitations will be in a vintage style! We can't wait to see what they choose and how the end result will look!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Vintage Monogrammes


We fell in love with these antique chairs – contact the Elsje Designs studio as we have a whole range of vintage artwork available. And also see the antique monogrammes to match perfectly to this Parisienne style.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ideas Magazine - Profile with Elsje


Idees/Ideas magazine will be profiling Elsje Designs soon in their Entrepeneur edition – it was a lot of fun to work with Jan Ras and the Ideas team. Look out for the latest Ideas Magazine soon!

Monday, November 3, 2008

FAB Bridal Expo - CTICC



We had so much fun with the new PhotoBooth at the recent FAB Bridal Expo! We were delighted with this new concept: The photobooth is sure to add fun and excitement to any event. Your guests just press a button and the booth automatically takes high quality digital photos printed in just seconds. What a delightful way to create excitement and instant memories! This is the only photo booth rental company in SA – contact them www.photoboothinc.co.za for more information