Love Cherish Adore (June 2015)

Akimbo at Love Cherish Adore

I’d barely unpacked from the Glanville Hall open day when it was time to head up to Hahndorf for Love Cherish Adore.

Susie and Jenna did an amazing job as always with the organising and styling. You can see more of the overall day over on the official blog. Meanwhile here are some photos of my new-look stall:

 

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I have oodles and oodles of new designs in the core range which haven’t quite made it to the shop yet but were received very well in person.

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The etched acrylic, foiling and kraft invitations werethe big hitsthis time around. There were lots of really interesting ideas and wedding themes so I’m looking forward to all the creative stationery that will come of it!

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If you missed it, I’ll be doing it all again at the next Love Cherish Adore on Sunday 30th August at Chapel Hill in McLaren Vale.

Studio tour on The Workher

Akimbo Workher studio tour

If you’ve ever wondered what Akimbo looks like behind-the-scenes, well wonder no more!

Pop over to The Workher where Laura was kind enough to share a tour of my home studio.

See the full post here.

Akimbo turns 5! + Birthday sale

Akimbo birthday sale

I can hardly believe it but this month marks five years of Akimbo! It has been an amazing ride so far and I’m just as buzzing with ideas as I was way back when I started doodling stationery designs back in 2010.

My heartfelt appreciation goes out to each and every couple who has made me a part of their wedding. It’s an honour I don’t take for granted.

Akimbo birthday sale

As has become a tradition, I’m celebrating the milestone with a sale to thank all my wonderful customers.There are way too many items to list here, but you can browse them all below:

SHOP SALE CARDS >>

SHOP SALE PRINTS >>

50% off custom invitation design

The biggest special offer is that I’m offering 50% off the custom design of your wedding stationery!

So if you’ve been thinking about couture wedding invitations, now is a great time to get in touch.

It’s valid for orders made before the end of May for the design component. Don’t worry if you’re not quite ready to finalise your stationery – you can take advantage of the offer by placing a $120 deposit this month and come back to the design and wording whenever you’re ready.

Bonus! Free envelope addressing

All invitation orders placed before 31st May will receive free envelope addressing (front and back). Nice, huh?
Drop me a line to chat about your custom wedding stationery today.

Upcoming wedding events

Akimbo at Love Cherish Adore

Get your wedding inspiration fix in person at these upcoming live events over the next several weeks.

I’ll be there along with some of my fave wedding peeps showcasing my work and answering any stationery questions you may have.

As usual, I’ll be launching new designs, working on some fun collaborations and offering some special deals.

Glanville Hall Open Day

Sunday 24th May
Glanville Hall, Semaphore
10am – 3pm
Free entry
More info

 

Love Cherish Adore

Sunday 14th June
Hahndorf Memorial Institute, Hahndorf
10.30am – 3.30pm
$5 entry at the door
More info

I look forward to seeing you there!

 

Real Weddings Issue 26

Real Weddings Akimbo Issue 26

Real Weddings Issue #26

“Luxe Tropics” story featuring:
Palm Cove invitation, Tango invitation

“Summer predictions” story featuring:
Unreleased pineapple invitation, Coral Delight invitation, La Fleur invitation

Botanical sage shoot

Rare Sage shoot

As promised, here is the full shoot from the recent Style Me Pretty feature.

It started when Gabrielle Walsh of byGabrielle got in touch this past winter. It’d been way too long since we’d collaborated (back on the Entwined shoot) and I love everything she touches so I was in even before she dropped the words ‘big US photographer’.

Enter Katelyn James, who was travelling to our fair shores to run styled photography workshops. Some of my other faves – hello to Rene, Hannah and Danielle & Nikki!– and the rest of the incredible team were also on board to bring the native botanical vision to life.

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I created a new suite of stationery called Rare Sage, with the soft green, informal calligraphy and botanical etchings combining to form a relaxed, natural look.

It will be part of the core Ciao range, but for the shoot I embellished it with a fabric belly band and kraft envelopes to add some textural layering.

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Thanks again to Katelyn and Gabrielle for inviting me to contribute to this gorgeous day. The workshop attendees must have felt they were in a photographer’s heaven!

If you are interested in the Rare Sage suite, please shoot me an email for a quote.

Photography: Katelyn James Photography | Styling: By Gabrielle | Floral Design: In Bloom Floral Art | Dress: The Vintage Bride Boutique | Stationery: Akimbo | Hair: Obsessed With Beauty | Adelaide Beach Front: Adelaide Beach Front | Makeup: Coloured Lips Makeup Artistry | Rentals: Sash Events

In the press: Style Me Pretty

SMP Katelyn James shoot

Style Me Pretty – October 2014

I’ll post the full shoot soon, including all the juicy stationery shots soon. In the meantime you can take a peek at the feature on Style Me Pretty here.

Photography: Katelyn James Photography | Styling: By Gabrielle | Floral Design: In Bloom Floral Art | Dress: The Vintage Bride Boutique | Stationery: Alicia From Akimbo | Hair: Obsessed With Beauty | Adelaide Beach Front: Adelaide Beach Front | Makeup: Coloured Lips Makeup Artistry | Rentals: Sash Events

 

Save the date: Glen Ewin Bridal Fair 2015

Glen Ewin Bridal Fair

Glen Ewin Estate is one of my favourite wedding venues in South Australia so I’m delighted to announce that I am now one of their preferred suppliers! I’ve worked on client weddings and photo shoots there – as well as been a wedding guest there – and their venue, food and service are second to none so it’s a great privilege to be working alongside them.

To kick off our partnership, I will be exhibiting at their annual Bridal Fair on 11th January 2015 along with over 30 fellow wedding dream-makers.

You can find more about this free event here.

Love Cherish Adore (October 2014)

Akimbo at Love Cherish Adore

After a couple of years of conflicting schedules, I was recently finally able to exhibit at the Love Cherish Adore bridal fair.

The Spring event was held at the oh-so-stunning historical Carclew House. Along with my trusty new crates (nifty studio storage turned expo display) I finished the stall off with the timber arbour from Rapture Events and blooms by Illume Flowers.

I was flying solo so I didn’t get a chance to pop around and take photos of the rest of the event (you can find those here) but here are the details of the Akimbo stall.

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As well as our own stalls, I got together with my pals Kiera, Celeste and Bree to create this darling table setup in the gorgeous bay window. It features a new contemporary foiled and letterpressed invitation created for the wedding of Liv & Tom (more on that beauty in another post).

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The classic glam look was a fun antidote to the more rustic timber feel of my own stall.

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Oh, and I posed for a quick snap in the incredible botanical photo wall set up by Life in Still and Illume Flowers.

I had an absolute blast with these ladies (and all my other vendor friends in attendance). Most of all, it was great to get out there and meet lots of sweet couples and hear about their wedding days. The timber and kraft invitations proved the biggest hits, and the new Ciao collection was also proving eye-catching.

My next event will be the Glen Ewin Estate Bridal Fair on 11th January 2015 – hope to see you there!

Thank you to… Illume Flowers for all florals, Rapture Events for the arbour and all table styling and furniture, Life in Still Photography for the table photography and Susie at Love Cherish Adore for a great event.

White Magazine – Issue 26

White Magazine Issue 26

White Magazine

“What’s hot” featuring an as yet unreleased pineapple themed invitation.