I was approached directly by Melissa and David’s wedding planner who had taken on the organising of this large lavish celebration, which would involve family and friends from all corners of the globe. The theme was very clear from the beginning, a sea themed event, subtly done; incorporating how many guests would be travelling overseas to be a part of their big day. What would be the best way to invite guests, whilst wow and set the tone, keeping within the brief? A message in a bottle was the obvious solution. With Dave having an exceptionally demanding career and Mel taking care of their gorgeous baby twins, we took on a very active role within this wedding, which included addressing and sending their beautiful invitations across the world. White textured paper scrolls were printed rolled and tied with a paler than pale blue satin ribbon and then placed in a beautiful glass cork mouthed bottle which stood sixteen centimetres tall. Golden sand, white sea and cockle shells slightly filled the bottom of the bottle, completely capturing the brief and authenticating the sea themed idea. Finished with a natural cork, the same pale blue hand tied ribbon bow around the neck and placed in their white individual lid and base gift boxes, these invitations were nothing short of stunning. For Name cards and table plan, we used a pearlescent pale blue heavy stock card, perfectly matching the shade of the Karen Millen cocktail dresses worn by the bridesmaids and accented in the gentlemen’s attire. All of course matching the shade of the double satin ribbon used with the invitations. The Guest bottle, our alternative to a guest book, couldn’t not be included and stood pride of place on the gift table. Mr and Mrs North married at Leez Priory in Essex, a day fit for royalty.