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Invite guests to your wedding in a cost effective, easy and eco-friendly way

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Meet the Designer - Knots and Kisses

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cold calling is hard, but when you pick up the phone and your speak for half an hour to a lovely designer then it is all worth while.  Nikki has been amazing with her enthusiasm for this project.  She has given me great feedback as we have tested the site and so I am proud to show off the first of her designs on our site over the coming months.
So let the introduction begin.....

Theme of the Month - Retro Bows

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Retro bow and stripes

Today I saw our Retro Pink Bow theme heading out to guests in New Zealand.  It still gets me excited when I see invitations leaving our servers, knowing that people all over the place are being invited to an amazing day sometime in the future. 

It got me wondering what sort of wedding they might be having.  Are they going the whole hog and have a fully Retro wedding?  Don't get me wrong, I know they don't have to be having a retro wedding just because I have named theme that way! So going back to my daydream, what things could be included in a retro themed wedding? Lets look at hair and dresses first!

Sneak Peek - Magical Soiree

Friday, November 7, 2014

So I am sooo excited that we have a new graphic designer working on some designs at the moment. They are stunning. I particularly like this one called Magical Soiree. 

I can't wait to share the website and more about the talented designer called Louise Martin.

6th Wedding Anniversary

Friday, October 24, 2014

Six years ago today, and in fact at the very time I have posted this blog, I was walking down the aisle towards my husband-to-be. Tonight we are going out to celebrate thanks to a good friend who is looking after our almost 2 year old. I can't wait. My present is ready, my outfit planned and I have a flutter in my tummy. 

Each year (almost!) we have given each other a gift based on the traditional list of gifts.  Here are the first ten traditional gifts that can be exchanged between a couple. 

1st is Paper - we had fish and chips out of paper sat by a beach in NZ!

2nd is Cotton - erm....I can't remember.
 
3rd is Leather - We had a lovely meal out in the OXO Tower in London and I got a lovely pair of gloves

4th is Fruit or Flowers - I got a beautiful pair of silver flower stud earrings from Greenwich Market (close to where we got married!)

5th is Wood - I received a lovely antique wooden jewellery box.

6th is Sugar or Iron - I hope I do not receive an Iron but we could do with a new one!

7th is Wool or Copper.
8th is Bronze or Pottery
9th is Pottery or Willow.
10th is Tin or Aluminium 

I feel so lucky to be married to such an awesome man! He will need to be a saint this next year as we grow Paperless Wedding and welcome a new Tiny Taylor into this world. Yup I am expecting our second little bundle of joy in April next year.  So an exciting and challenging year ahead for us both, but I know I would not be able to do it without him. 

Theme of the Month- Orchid

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Our theme of the week this week is the Orchid. A beautifully elegant flower and if you type it into Pinterest you come up with an abundance of inspiring ideas of how to incorporate it in your day.  It does not just have to be in bouquet, it can adorn your tables and hair and even your cake. 

We all know that flowers are a big part of most couples wedding. So on Paperless Wedding we have lots of flower related themes.  One of my favourites though is the white and yellow Orchid themes.  When we commissioned this design we knew it would be a hit and it was!



I found a great blog called Wedding Flowers Guide that gave a bit more detail about the orchid and its meanings. 

"Orchids used to be a sign of wealth and social standing, at least here in the UK. That's because it was so expensive to cultivate the flowers in this country. Now it is possible to import orchids from overseas so you don't need to be a millionaire to look a million dollars. There are a number of orchids that are used at weddings. One of the most popular is the Cymbidium Rrchid. These gorgeous flowers have large heads and there are white, yellow, pink and pale green varieties. 

Flash, bang, wallop

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Today has been a very exciting day as we had lots of photos taken to promote our site.  It started as all mornings should, with 3 pints of milk distributed all over the kitchen, thanks to my toddler. Then icing and sorting out the cake that will appear in one of the setups.  I am rather pleased with it!

 
Once cleaned up, I then collected together all the props I had bought over the last few weeks to accessorise the hardware.  The tricky challenge I have is to make the images of iPhones and Androids look pretty. Stationers can make their invitations look really attractive and display them as a collection and surrounded with flowers and prettiness, but with digital media it is more challenging. So the challenge is set for Steve, take the props, my Pinterest inspiration board and the product and create!

So this morning with the wind blowing a right storm outside, Steve set about with his lights to make my workspace look as lovely as I think it is!

We get the images tomorrow and then it will be time to edit and display them.  I can't wait to share them with you! However I can wait to tidy up all the mess.  I suppose there is some cake left at the end of it!

Meet the Designer - Purple Tree Design

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Samantha Lock

Samantha Lock is one of the team at Skyblue Creations, but she also does further design work outside the office.  When I heard this I jumped at the chance of working with her and I am glad I did.  One of the first invites to be sent out from the UK was her Bunting theme!

Congratulations!

Monday, October 13, 2014
SAVE THE DATE

You are engaged, congratulations!

You want to make sure your friends and family can make it even though its not for another year? Save the Date notifications are a well established practice if your wedding is still too early to send invites out, or if you have not confirmed all the wedding details.

Wedding invites usally go out 3 months prior to the big day, so Save the Date should be at least 8 months before the Wedding.

Our Save the Dates are FREE and a quick and easy way to let all your guests now to keep your special day free.  It gives people time to book their trip if you're getting married outside Australia or if the guest lives overseas and is coming home to share your day.  Also use them if you are marrying over a Public Holiday or school holidays as people like to go away at these time and demand on hotels and transport is a lot higher and more expensive.

Meet the Designer - Skyblue Creative

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Simon McCabe

I have had the pleasure of working with Simon over the last few months on redesigning our entire Paperless Wedding site. It seemed only natural that Simon should also feature in our selection of themes. 

What to Write - Tips and hints

Thursday, September 4, 2014
What to write?!

I am sat here with my cuppa with a blank page in front of me and I am thinking what to write?!  This is the same feeling I am sure many of you have encountered when working out what to put on your invitation!

So I have done lots of research into writing that perfect invitation. There are so many ways phrasing your wedding invite. I will try and cover as many as I can. I think the most important thing to remember is that the phrasing should match the theme and feel of the day you are planning.

Paperless Wedding is a new exciting way of inviting people to your wedding. It breaks the traditional mould so maybe the wording should reflect that. We have made it as flexible as we can so you can style it exactly the way you want.

London Wedding 2013

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Olly and Becky tie the knot on the banks of the Thames

Once Upon a time...

Thursday, July 10, 2014
The Story

Once upon a time, two people tied the knott and a beautiful business was born!

October 24th 2008 was not only our wedding day but the day when the Paperless Wedding concept truly succeeded. Everyone arrived in the right place, at the right time (well nearly all....someone missed a train!). Our guests all knew a little bit more about us, our families, and also the venue, thanks to our wedding website.

Creating the magic!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

We have been working with a great team at Skyblue Creations. Jane and I have a regular catch on the phone about all things happening in our lives and then get on to work!  It is nice to have a chat when you are sat in the office on your own, so thanks Jane. Then there is Simon (Jane's husband) who is our designer. He has managed to bring a fresh new look to our site which we love.

Save The Date

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Congratulations you are engaged! Get that date in the diary and share it, using our digital save the dates, with all your guests!


Put it in their diary!

Your wedding may not be for another year (or longer!), but you want to let people know to keep your special day free.  It helps plan and they can book their flights if you're getting married outside UK. We have the perfect solution - Send them a Save the Date email card!

  • Check out our selection of cool themes.
  • ​Guest list uploader


Photo by Binky Nixon

​It is a more simple version of the full invite offering, but still including our Guest List and preview options. Upgrade this account when you come to send out invites, and all your details will still be there and you can keep the matching theme!

Mother of the Bride

Sunday, May 11, 2014

 

 

Happy Mothers Day!

We celebrate about how great our mums are today. I thought I would look at the role a few mums play on their daughters big day. Some take the honour, as above and below, of walking their little girl down the aisle.

 

I have been to several weddings now where both parents walk their daughter down the aisle and I think it is a lovely way to include your mother in your big day.  However, it is not always that practical when a church is involved, as there is just not enough room!

 

I love the idea of the this photo of recreating a scene your parents did on their wedding. It would be a great mothers day gift if you had managed to do it without her knowing!

 

This one is also a great idea that your could surprise your mum with as a thank you gift...if you can't wait till mothers day.  If you mum has passed away then this is also a lovely way to remember her and make her part of your day.

 

Don't forget your new mother-in-law to be too. Make sure she has a dance with her son!!

We are eco-friendly!

Friday, May 9, 2014
Forget the paper, don’t rely on the post and save the world! Whatever colours you choose you'll have a green wedding.


Thinking about an eco-friendly wedding? Or reducing your carbon footprint?

Going paperless is a great way to do this – all the paper you would have sent will be emailed instead. You're not just saving paper either, you'll also be helping to reduce emissions from delivery, especially if you're sending invitations overseas.

Top Tips for Green Weddings

  • Encourage your guests to give each other lifts to your wedding, or provide a bus.
  • If people are travelling from overseas ask them to carbon offset their flights.
  • Choose locally supplied food, flowers and jewellery.
  • Choose seasonal flowers and food.
  • Don't use flowers at all and go for alternative button bouquets.
  • Go for a sustainable venue.
  • Try and have the ceremony and wedding in one location, saving carbon emissions on travel.
  • Hire rather than buy or go pre-loved. This could also save you money.
  • Instead of asking for gifts, request a donation to an environmental charity.
  • Have your honeymoon in the Australia – it is beautiful after all!

On top of this, we at Paperless try make sure we're as green as possible:

  • Our servers are energy efficient.
  • We don't travel to meetings as we do it by email, phone or Skype.
  • Paperless HQ has no air con.
  • We don't drive to work.
  • We recycle everything we can.
  • We operate without paper as much as possible.


Do you want a green wedding? - sign up now!

About Us

Friday, May 9, 2014

Hello,

I am Emma Taylor and welcome to Paperless Wedding! I can't wait for you to look around but in the meantime here is a bit more about us.

Paperless Wedding was born back in 2008 for our wedding.  My lovely husband Jim, wrote all the code and we designed the site together.  After great feedback from our guests we decided that we would turn it into a business.  We moved to New Zealand and Jim, with help from the talented designer Ruari McDowall, set about creating the site. In September 2009 Paperless Wedding was launched and digital wedding invitations started flying out 'the digital door.'

A year later and we were living in Sydney, Australia and we decided to launch the site there as well. Both sites have been going really well, so on return to the UK in 2011 we started to think about launching here. A new house and a beautiful daughter kept us busy in 2012/13 so there were no excuses for 2014.

Paperless Wedding was launched in September 2014 after a complete redesign, new code and features. We could not have done it without the amazing support and talents of Skyblue Creations. Now it is up to me to take this new site and let everyone know about it!

Our love for Australia has not died even though we are back in the UK.  We still run the site and would love to work with Aussie designers and suppliers of ECO weddings. 

Thanks for supporting our business!

Emma and Jim

x

Real Wedding - Amiee and David

Sunday, March 9, 2014

In New Zealand, Amiee and David tied the knot and have shared this beautiful photo of the two of them, which was taken by an also newly married Sharnelle Lewis.  Amiee and David also gave us a cracking review too!

"Paperless Wedding was perfect for us.  Emma was so helpful and created an invite especially for us that perfectly matched our wedding theme.  We saved so much time and money being able to do everything electronically.  Also, by the time we got around to sending the invitations it was a little on the late side, and this way the quests received them instantly.  We had an out of town wedding and we were able to put all the information (accommodation, details about our wishing well, location and venue information) for our guests on the website.  It was super easy for guests to reply to the invitations, and all guests had replied within a month or so.  The RSVP system made it so easy to keep track of our guests and all of their dietary requirements and music choices.  We had heaps of comments on our site and invitations, we were really happy with the entire process, and would highly recommend to others."

We are so glad we could help you and that you had a great experience using the site.  Thanks for the lovely feedback.

We wish you all the happiness in the world!

x

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