Is that burgundy, or more a sort of plum?

by Suw on July 29, 2007

At last! After gathering a sample of pretty much every shade of burgundy card available in London, I've finally found exactly the right one! Yes, I will admit that I've been on a bit of a mission, and yes, perhaps I've been a bit more rigourous than maybe I needed to be, but I am a perfectionist at heart, and I really had to find the right shade of burgundy card, to match the burgundy mulberry paper and the burgundy ribbon.
Of course, none of these burgundies are going to match exactly the colour of my dress, but you can't win 'em all. At least they will match each other, and it's not like anyone's going to bring the invitation to the wedding to double check. (Although this is the level of obsessive detail that I naturally think in… *winces*.)
I also managed to get the perfect shade of thin ivory card from the same place – Cass Art London, in Islington. Wow, what a fabulous shop! Three floors of art supplies and stationery. Heaven! It was pretty much all I could do to stop myself blowing a hideous amount of money on unnecessary note books, paper samples and art supplies.
I've also ordered all my other stationery requirements from WeddingsDIY, although they've run out of ivory mulberry paper, which is going to put a crimp on sending the invitations out. We're only doing the invitations to those living abroad at this juncture – usually you don't send them out this early but people have to book flights and stuff.
(I just had to double check with Kevin as to whether I am sad blogging this, but he says not. I think he's just being kind. But, well, brace yourself. There's a lot more where this came from.)

Anonymous July 29, 2007 at 8:34 pm

I think you should get a deal with whoever is the bloggers equivalent of Hello magazine , failing that, I hope there will be plenty of pictures!

Anonymous July 30, 2007 at 8:42 am

You should be the presenter on some Wedding Planning reality TV show – you are easily obsessive, obstreperous and obnoxious enough to pull it off.
I can see it now… Dr. Suw-pernanny Trinny-&-Suw-sannah Charman McKeith.

Anonymous July 30, 2007 at 12:22 pm

I must keep away from this shop. I can see Cass Art doing rather well out of similarly obsessed staionery fanatics. Perhaps they could do you a commission deal?

Anonymous July 31, 2007 at 1:38 pm

good luck my sister in law made hers took her days! we've been less adventorous and just bought them, we are on a tight deadline though!

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