Limited Edition: Better Together x Indigo Thread Collaboration

There's nothing better than a good collaboration - especially when it means two best friends can have fun, join creative forces and produce something really special. 

Katelyn Tso, the textile designer behind Indigo Thread and Nicole Wakeley of stationery brand Better Together Paper Co. have been friends since they met in 5th grade (yep, that's 17 years folks). They've been with each other through Katelyn's Interior Design course, Nicole's years at Design College, snagging some cool husbands and having cute kids (or fur-kids for Nicole). Now they've come together to dream up a festive range of limited edition Prezzie Sacks, in a palette that'll transport you to a true, Australian summer Christmas.

"We took inspiration from three different aspects of a real (and super chilled) Aussie Christmas. Steering away from typical holiday iconography, and instead implementing surf, native florals and the classic Pavlova - staples of an Australian's experience of our awesome summer Christmas."

The Better Together x Indigo Thread Collection features a limited run of 12 custom designed and created Prezzie Sacks. Only four each of the three designs will be sold exclusively at the Etsy Made Local market on the 25th of November (more details below). Nicole's hand-painted designs have been digitally printed onto a cotton/linen blend fabric, which was then lovingly transformed by Katelyn into the amazing, extremely high quality, Prezzie Sacks you see below. The quality and natural feel of the fabrics and trimmings used for each sack gives them their ultimate summer feel-good vibe that will be a part of your families Christmas celebrations for years to come.

Saturday 25 November 2017 10am – 5pm
Brewery Yard – 28 Broadway, Sydney (Chippendale Green - just behind Central Park Mall)
$85 each or 2 sacks for $160

You can find Indigo Thread's Etsy store here, and Nicole Etsy store here.





Laura & Michael's Dolton House Wedding

Photography / Simon Gorges
Videographer / Soda Films
Venue & Location / Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf
Stationery Design + Calligraphy / Better Together Paper Co
Stationery + Signage Printing / Terrace Press
Florals / Mable and Elsi Floral Design
Gown / Leah Da Gloria
Bridesmaid Dresses / Something Nice
Suits / Oxford
Cake / The Cake Studio
Cars / Roll Up In A Rolls

Order of Service: Gold Foil + White Ink Printing on Colorplan Real Grey Card

Favour Tags: Gold Calligraphy on Pearl White Card
Menu: White Ink Printing on Colorplan Real Grey Card

Table Numbers + Bar Menu: Digitally Printed on Pearl White Card

Seating Chart: White Ink Printing on Large Gold Mirror

Invitation Wording Etiquette

These days, there is no single correct way of wording you wedding stationery. A lot of your decisions will be based on how formal or informal your day is, but following the traditional rules can help you to avoid offending anyone on your guest list. We've put together a guide to make sure all the needed information is communicated to your guests in the right way!

1. Host Line
Typically, you'll start with the names of those hosting the wedding, traditionally the bride's parents. These days, family situations and financial dynamics make this one of the more trickier parts of the invitation. We encourage you to discuss this with your family, and please feel free to ask us about what is the best wording for your situation.

2. Request Line
This is where you actually invite you guests to join you on your wedding day. This can be worded in a bunch of different ways which reflects the formality of your day. For example, for a very formal, black tie wedding, you could say "Request the honour of your presence at the marriage of..." but a more casual affair could be worded like "You are joyfully invited to celebrate the wedding of..."

3. Bride and Groom lines
You are the whole reason this event is happening, so make your names stand out! Again depending on the formality of your event, you can choose to include your full names, or just your first.

4. Date and Time
It is traditional to spell out numbers and capitalise proper nouns only, but using numerals is becoming more common. However, this doesn't necessarily mean it's more casual. To create a more formal free, omit "4 p.m." and use statements like "four o'clock in the afternoon".

5. Location
It is traditional not to include a street address when your ceremony is being held at houses of worship or well-known location. If you are using a street address for lesser known venues, numerals are accepted but no need to include a post code (which is only required for mailing).

6. Reception Line
If the ceremony and reception are in the same space, it is common to leave off a time, and add"Dinner and dancing to follow". However, if the reception is in a separate location to the ceremony, you may wish to word it "Reception to follow at 6 o'clock in the evening at..."

7. RSVP Line (or card)
You can include a RSVP date on your main invitation, but we encourage you to include a separate card, which can be mailed back to you, which your guests can fill out with their details, such as guest name/s, attending/not attending, special dietary requirements, and any other questions you may have in regards to accommodation, transport or even a DJ song request!

8. Dress Code
Giving your guests a dress code is a very simple way of expressing the type of wedding you are having and conveying how formal or informal it is going to be. The most commonly used dress codes from least to more formal are:
Casual  •  Smart casual  •  Lounge suit  •  Cocktail  •  Formal  •  Black tie