It just has to be about Weddings
Not surprisingly Sue and I are gripped by wedding fever this month – and not only THAT WEDDING! After weeks of just awful weather, suddenly spring (and possibly even summer judging by the amazing sunshine over the last few days) has arrived and along with it an almost daily carpet of confetti outside Chelsea Register Office and an assortment of white ribbon decorated vehicles bearing beautiful brides swathed in white. The London parks are full of picnics and sunbathers and even if the shops are not quite as full of shoppers as retailers would like, everyone seems much more cheerful and tourists will be able to report back home that the English are living up to their reputation of talking almost exclusively about the weather.
We have had a lot of fun working on our new wedding themed bindings – ivory, cream, pearl and silver – and identifying some lovely books which might make great wedding presents. The brilliant 501 series of books make fantastic presentsfor pretty much anyone in a wedding party (although it might be a good thing to give the best man his copy of 501 Must Know Speeches BEFORE the wedding reception…).
We have also become rather creative (at least we think so). With our lovely florist friend, Liz, we are working on a new project – a lovely hand bound book with the pages decorated in pressed flowers and protected by tissue paper (a perfect way to preserve the bride’s bouquet possibly) which, perhaps turned into a signing book or photograph album would be a fantastic way of commemorating the wedding day. Keep an eye on our website for more details of this or if you can’t wait, just email us!
And we haven’t forgotten Father’s Day in June! It’s so difficult to find a present that he will actually like so we have come up with one answer that might work for the car mad Dad – the brilliant 50 Cars that Changed the World in a smart slipcase which can be embossed with his initials. This will be on our Special Offers page soon but, again, do email us for details if you want to get a head start.