Which invitation is your fave?

B Studio Wedding Invitation- Website on Ipad Hello to all our readers- new and old!

Can I ask you something? Could you tell which invitation design of ours is your fave? I’m curious to know because I find it hard to pick my own favorites, but then again I’m biased because I created them all! =)

If you haven’t visited us in a while, head yourself to our website and let me know which designs take your fancy! Thank you so much in advance!

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In the mood for love

Yes, can’t believe it’s February already and with V-day coming up in just 1 weeks time, we thought we’d get ourselves in the mood with a new love themed inspiration board!

Valentines Day 2013-B Studio-Inspiration Board of Love

Photo credits for aboveFlowers- http://www.bowsandarrowsflowers.com and http://www.http://greenweddingshoes.com, Love Letter Cookies- http://www.pinkpatisserie.blogspot.com.au, Love Heart Cupcakes- http://www.bhg.com, Necklaces- http://www.etsy.com/shop/blockpartypress, Spoon- http://www.etsy.com/shop/MilkandHoneyLuxurie

But it doesn’t just stop there. We’ve been having so much fun this week creating some fun V-day cards using washi tape, pretty doilies, stamps, and heart shapes! How will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year?

V-day B Studio Craft collage2

Innovation not imitation- a word on online plagiarism

A topic I wanted to raise today is slightly different from my usual positive, up-beat topics/posts, and it all has to do with plagiarism- specifically online plagiarism. I’m talking about those unscrupulous people who copy and steal images and text from another website then claim it as their own, having no respect for the time and effort which has gone into producing that content. Frankly, it’s not just annoying, it’s illegal!

Sadly, it’s happening more and more in this industry. The funny thing is that in my case,  it is clients, other reputable businesses as well as strangers who usually approach me to alert me that ‘Company x’ has been copying my work, taken slabs of text directly off the website, etc. etc. I’m just so grateful to these people for taking the time to let me know, as if they hadn’t done so, I probably would be none the wiser.

Some people don’t realize or appreciate the time and effort that goes into designing each invitation, styling and photographing it, editing it, and making it look good for the website, Likewise it’s the same with text- you spend a big chunk of time writing and editing it, only to find it taken and used by another business! Intellectual property theft and breaches of copyrighted material are an offence which we must work together to stop!

All I have to say to those ‘businesses’ who who regularly visit/ stalk my website (and that of others) with the intention of stealing, is…

Innovation not Imitation…

If you want to be a competitor in the industry, you have to be unique and special and bring something different to the table. What is the point of re-using material which is already out there which people have already seen and read before? The average bride and groom visits a good number of different websites before making their decision on which business to use, so they are the ones who are most likely to spot a copy-cat! This certainly doesn’t leave a very good impression about the trustworthiness of your business. If you are uncertain about what is considered as ‘plagiarism’, please read up on it at: www. plagiarism.org

Above all, be yourself and create something which reflects your own style and write something which conveys your own voice. That’s the way to succeed in the long run…

Can’t believe it’s August already! Check out what we’ve been up to this month!

I can hardly believe that we’re already into the 8th month of this year! Where has time gone?!

I guess it is hard to keep track of time when you’re busy! There actually hasn’t been a quiet moment in the studio for many months now. We’ve been little busy bees getting all our orders made for our lovely Spring and Summer brides!

Unfortunately we don’t have the time to photograph all the projects we work on, however we do have pics of 2 projects we’ve been working on this month!

1. Madison & Lindsay’s “Love in Venice” invitations & handmade wraparound address labels!

Love in Venice stationery for Madison and Lindsay

2. Jessica & Drew’s custom designed invitations featuring black and white stripes and charcoal ribbon!

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What would you like to see more of? Let us know!

If you have a few seconds to spare, we’d love to know what you are interested in seeing more of from us! Thank you all so much in advance for your help! Your input will help make sure we deliver more of what YOU want!

NEW- Sophia Invitation by B Studio

NEW- Sophia Invitation by B Studio

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WIN 1 of 2 “25% off stationery” vouchers! -Exclusive to blog readers-

Yes, you read right! We have 2 special vouchers to be won offering the winners “25% off” any items in our online store. Use it to purchase samples, event stationery, envelopes, stickers, whatever you would like. Vouchers expire at the end of this month, so hurry!

To enter, please email us at: info@bstudioweddinginvitations.com and put

“WIN 1 of 2 “25% off stationery” vouchers!” in the email header.

Winners will be drawn at random and announced in our next blog post.

This competition runs for just 4 days, so your chances of winning are very good!

Competition closes Sunday 22nd April 2012.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Sarah. T and Pam. M who have won our vouchers! Enjoy!

“May the odds be ever in your favor!” =P

Are you on Pinterest?

It’s been about 2 months since our last blog post (oops!) but we haven’t forgotten about our lovely readers (that’s you by the way=P)  we have just been uber busy over the past few months and have not been able to get back into blogging until now.

Now, I have a question for you….are you on Pinterest?

I was made aware of Pinterest quite some time ago, but never got around to checking it out until now. These days, there just seems to be too many different social media platforms to get into, and I wasn’t sure I had the time to fit in yet another one!

However, this week I finally got around to creating an account and having a look around, and what to do you know, it does get rather addictive!

If you’re not sure what Pinterest is, basically it’s a “virtual pin board” which lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, organize their favorite recipes and share other cool stuff they find on the web with each other!

Have I got you interested yet? Don’t forget to follow us here:

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Apple Love

Welcome back everyone! This is our 1st post for 2012 and we’re so excited to get the ball rolling again and we look forward to having another fantastic year in weddings and stationery design!

Here’s something a little different from our usual blog posts. I found this photo on Etsy and I think it’s way cute!

Apple love to you all!

Invitation Orders of the week

We often get so busy in the studio working on our invitation orders back-to-back, that we don’t get the time to photograph many of our customers orders. This week though, I made a conscious effort to try to take pictures of a few of the orders that we are currently working on, and display them on the blog. In the past week, we have been working on 3 special orders…***The first is for Gaela and Russell who ordered our deluxe “Grandeur” invitations (their invitation box set is pictured below)

Grandeur Luxury Wedding Invitation Set for Gaela and Russell

Grandeur Luxury Wedding Invitation Set for Gaela and Russell

The second order is for Gloria and Leigh who chose a special custom design featuring a metallic cream gate-fold card, lace and a large baby pink ribbon wrapped around the card and tied into a bow at the front. Their guests will have the pleasure of undoing the bow to open up their invitation. Cream and Baby Pink Custom Design for Gloria and Leigh

The third order is for Sara and Cheyne who ordered our (now discontinued) Love Garden invitation series ( pictured below).

Love Garden Invitation Set for Sara and Cheyne

Love Garden Invitation Set for Sara and Cheyne

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This week has certainly been a busy one. In between orders, we also managed to re-vamp our website with a fresh new layout! Have a look and let us know what you think! =)

http://www.bstudioweddinginvitations.com

Support Handmade

NEW handmade invitation- "Charmed by Love"

NEW handmade invitation “Charmed by Love”

Personally, I am a lover of handmade goods. Be it handmade jewellery, decorations, invitations…you name it. I have always appreciated and admired the time, effort and craftsmanship behind a well-made handmade item. Each piece is unique and special and knowing that my item wasn’t a mass-produced product churned out from a factory makes me cherish it that little bit more.

I know how much time and effort I put into creating each and every invitation for my customers and I do often try to picture the look on their faces when they receive their packages from me, and have a look at their invitation for the first time. I would imagine that it would be a look of delight and awe, and this is the response I strive to achieve with each and every piece of mine. This is another reason why I love handmade goods… I believe they can bring out feelings and emotions that oftentimes plain mass-produced products can’t.

Last month, I signed a pledge to support the handmade goods industry, vouching to buy handmade goods for myself and others where possible. Here is my plaque below:

Handmade Pledge

Are you a fan of handmade products yourself? What handmade items do you buy or make?

Please let us know in the comments section below!

NEW handmade invitation- "Grandeur"

NEW handmade invitation “Grandeur”

Links to our new invitation collections pictured above:

It’s our 2-year birthday!

May 6th marks a special occasion for all of us at B Studio…it’s the day we, as a company, turn 2 years old!

My my! Aren’t we ageing rapidly! =)

Birthday candle

The past 2 years have honestly been such a whirlwind of fun, excitement, learning and growing! When we began, we only had a handful of stationery designs up on our website gallery and that gallery has since grown to 33 designs (and with many more to come in the near future), and not forgetting the large number of custom-made stationery creations we have had the honour of creating for our customers over the years! All in all, I’m proud of how far we have come as a business in a short space of time.

The best part of the business really is working with our brides (and a handful of grooms), hearing them rave about how beautiful their wedding stationery turned out, listening and sharing wedding plans and tips, and just overall, being part of the excitement and buzz that comes along with each and every wedding!

I want to thank each and every customer of ours for their lovely and kind words and feedback over the years, and for giving us the opportunity to do what we love, and that is to create gorgeous and elegant handmade stationery.

Thank you sooo so much! for your support! You have made the past 2 years absolutely fantastic! We hope to continually do what we love doing for many years to come!

Love,

Belinda xox

P.S. We just got our page up and running on Facebook!  Please “like” our page on Facebook

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Happy New Year! Can’t believe it’s 2011 already!

Happy New Year everyone!

Hope you have all enjoyed your holiday festivities! We certainly have and now it’s back to work in the studio, getting ready for another fantastic and exciting year ahead!

This year, we plan to jam-pack our blog with pictures of exciting new custom designs we have been working on, more real wedding segments which have been a hit so far, and we also plan to reward our readers with more special offers!

Now that is for the future…so now let’s look at how we did in the past year…

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a summary:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Fresher than ever!

Crunchy numbers

The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2010 (yay!) If each view were a shipping container, this blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 30 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 48 posts.

The busiest day of the year was October 6th 2010 with 180 views.

The most popular post that day was Blue seaside/beach wedding inspiration.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

What’s New at B Studio

NEW Season– SPRING is just around the corner for us down in the Southern hemisphere! I can’t wait for gorgeous clear skies and nice sunny weather!

NEW Obsession– B Studio have become more active on Twitter in recent months and we’ve found so many great links and info through it, followed some fantastic people and we’ve also had run some secret competitions for our followers too! Join in on the fun and follow us on Twitter here!

B_Studio_Wedding_Invitations_Twitter_Snapshot

NEW Custom Design Gallery– We are regularly creating custom invitation designs for our customers, so have a look at our small showcase here!

Until next post….B Studio

Pocket Wedding Invitations- perfect for keeping all your wedding stationery in one place!

Pocket style wedding invitations (aka. wedding invitation wallets or pouches) have become increasingly popular in recent times!

These pockets are an extremely convenient way to hold all wedding stationery in one place, keeping all your essential wedding information in a neat and orderly manner. Not to mention they look great too! Have a peek at our website to see our full collection of gorgeous pocket style invites! We have sleeve pocket invitations, pouch style invitations, bi-fold wallet style invitations and more!

Hopefully you’ll find a design in there that you’ll absolutely love!

Diamond Black Wedding Invitation Wallet Pouch

While I am here…just a little reminder…

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2 GREAT wedding tools I found online- plus they’re FREE too!

Recently, I stumbled across these 2 rather cool wedding tools…

The first is a Wedding Countdown Ticker!

It lets you create a wedding countdown widget in a matter of seconds, which counts down the days until your wedding! You can then embed the counter into your wedding blog, website, forum signature, emails, etc.

There’s plenty of nice designs to choose from! Here is one sample counter that I made myself!

getting married in days

Another cool wedding tool is The Wedding Mapper.

This site lets you create your own wedding map which you can send to your guests showing them where your ceremony, reception, etc. are located. Worth having a little play around with!

Exciting offer to be unleashed in the next few days…

A new year is upon us…A new year signifies new changes…a fresh start…

This year B Studio has vowed to design, create and inspire our customers and fans with even more jaw-dropping stationery than ever before and continue to add that extra sparkle to every wedding we touch!

This year we also have an announcement to make…

Pearla Collection Wedding Invitations

We will be releasing a FANTASTIC offer to our loyal blog subsribers in the next few days!

It will be our little gift to say thank you for all the support we have received to date!

For new customers and browsers, we still want YOU to become part of our circle!

Subscribe to our blog today and you too will be rewarded with specials! To subscribe to our blog news feeds, please click on the relevant tab in the bottom right hand corner of this blog.

Once you have subscribed, you will be amongst the first to benefit from our exciting offer to be announced shortly.

I’ll be speaking to you again in the next few days…stay tuned for some upcoming fun!

Update- 19/01/2010– Our special offers have just been unleashed to our subscibers today! Enjoy guys!