GUEST POST > > > Hello Rachel Paper Arrow Press! Take it awa’ .. _________________________________________________________________________ WEDDING REBELLION… I’ve lost count of the number of times in the 5ish years since I started Paper Arrow Press and was plunged into the wonderful world of weddings that I’ve seen this venue or that dress and thought ‘if I were getting married again…’. These days anything goes when you get married. There are so many brilliant businesses offering alternative options for your wedding. Don’t believe me? Just look at the The Wedding Collective DIRECTORY, it is overflowing with creativity and originality. On the flip side I also find myself thinking I’ve had a lucky escape from the pressure to plan the alternative wedding of my dreams – I’m not sure it would have gone down all that well with my tribe of fairly traditional relatives. And maybe I’m not really brave enough to wear an emerald green wedding dress anyway, planning the simple wedding we had was stressful enough… So, if you want to dodge the meringue but are getting the fear about telling your mum…  I’ve had a think about some sneaky, non-scary ways to let your inner wedding rebel rip without falling out with your great auntie Pam. _____________________________________________________________________________________ 10 non-scary ways to rebel on your wedding day: Rewrite traditions – One of […]

I’m feeling cool. Cool + calm + drinking clear icelandic water with breezy cool tipped eyes and nails + wednesday adams hair in reverse. When you click on your Pinterest and see that one week you pinned all the creamiest crisp tones with a hint of holiday feels in black and cream and grey thats warm. That. Join the #teamTWC pin party HERE + get the credits for all those coolcalm images above while your there. FUN.

Ever fancied your hand at some fancy hand lettering? Hey, nows the time!  Here’s Brahmin Lettering Co telling you all about their modern calligraphy workshops .. starting again towards the end of the Summer : Caitlin’s modern calligraphy workshops are a fun and informal two-hour introduction to pointed dip pen calligraphy, perfect for brides-to-be, bridesmaids, mums and anyone else helping with wedding planning. Workshops start with an introduction to the tools and how to use them, including assembling the calligraphy pen, using inks and understanding ink flow and pressure. You then move onto how to make basic shapes and strokes, gradually building towards creating letters and words, using Caitlin’s sample modern calligraphy alphabet as a guide. By the end of the workshop you should be more confident and ready to dive into adding all those special handwritten touches to your wedding! Each attendee receives their own calligraphy starter kit to use at the workshop and take home with them afterwards – including a beautiful personalised clipboard.   Caitlin currently runs workshops in Glasgow’s MANY Studios and various locations in Edinburgh. Places sell out fast so get yourself on her waiting list to get an advanced heads up on new workshop dates and ticket sales: Follow Caitlin along on facebook + instagram for a ton of pretty paper inspo and […]

Y’know what wedding trend is DEFINITELY + deservedly going to carry on into 2017-18?! G R E E N E R Y Oh yes, foliage is here to stay + that’s the best wedding trend news you’ve heard all year AM I RIGHT?! That sleek, minimal, kinfolk-esque styling is not going out of fashion anytime soon when it comes to wedding decor + botanicals, and if that’s still your jive, the #teamTWC Suppliers got you covered! From Florists specialising in lush greens, Stationers creating slick simple paper goods to compliment those tropical feels, Event Planners who thrive on that Scandi-vibe or Photographers who drool at the thought of a plant-filled space as a backdrop for all those dream shots… our talented gang of wedding gurus are exactly who you want on your team if you are crushing on the inspo above. We know we are going to see a ton of killer styling at our TWC market tomorrow .. swing by The Glue Factory from 11am to chat about designing your dream Kinfolk inspired wedding space + get the right folks for the job while you are at it! Open until 3, tickets available on the door… [ pinterest inspiration above from green wedding shoes / bash please / almost makes perfect / oh joy / once wed / alicia galer / teamTWC […]

WELL GUYS THE END OF 2016 IS NEAR!!!! Who doesn’t love the clean slate of a new year + looking forward to all thats a-comin’?! We’ve been chatting a lot recently about wedding trends and how the wedding industry can be slow on the uptake with integrating modern styles. But with the birth of high-street wedding dresses and quick access to online fashion + stores, we think there’s a change afoot! You creative lot are much more keen to marry your daily style into your wedding celebrations, so with that in mind, here’s our take, our edit, on the fashion trends in 2017 you’ll see sneaking their way into your 2017-18 plans! • STREET STYLE  L A Y E R S Inspired by the street styles of London, NYC and those stylish Scandinavians. Think tone on tone layering and mixed textures. Keys pieces: sheer tee‘s & polo necks paired with spaghetti or chunky pinafore straps. ____________________________ • S H E E R Sexing it up in a modern & stylish way. Adding an element of sheer, softens the silhouette , adds an element of intrigue – it can be girlish with an underwear undertone, a big fat dose of diluted colour or an understated way to play with texture, pattern & volume. _____________________________ • A U T H E N […]