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I have noticed through my dedication to pinterest that I am becoming more and more besotted with watercolour stationery. Every time I see it I pin without fail. Endlessly elegant and dreamy in soft greys and blues, watercolour stationery is just beyond beautiful in my eyes. Choose a bold colour and automatically it becomes sleek and modern.

Last weekend we had some ah-mazing painted stationery made for our shoot at the Nyla House which I simply cannot wait to share. But for now, I have pulled together some of my favourite watercolour stationery designs.

For those who, like me, are obsessed with this medium I have also pulled together some artists on Etsy who ship to the UAE.

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It’s always incredibly exciting to see how our vendor directory suppliers develop their services for Dubai brides and Ritu from Creative Box has just announced the launch of their brand new website. With a new slick design and the additional announcement that soon she will launch an online shop featuring personalised paper goods and stationery, it is definitely an exciting time for Creative Box.

To celebrate the launch of the new website, Creative Box have an exclusive offer for Lace in the Desert readers:

FREE personalised E-Save the Date on an order worth AED 3,500.
Valid from 15th September until 15th October 2014.
So pop over and check out the new site and take advantage of this offer.

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Local talent is one of my favourite things to share with you and today it is all about perfectly designed paper by Natoof.

Stationery is all about setting the tone, giving your guests a sneak peek into what is to come and start the excitement for your day. Natoof stationery, with their fresh, delicate and sophisticated Arabic designs create the sort of stationary that will make your guests impatient.

I love the way Mariam sums up her business, it reflects exactly what she is about, integrating two cultures.

At Natoof we communicate a feeling of uniqueness and approachability, and we set ourselves apart from the large multinational design and advertising agencies. The blending of Arabic calligraphy and English typeface in our identity shows the extent to which we are comfortable integrating the two cultures into our approaches, concepts and production.

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LITD ~ Creative Box

Today I’m introducing home grown talent Creative Box to our Vendor Directory. Ritu is the lovely company founder and having met her, I know just how dedicated she is to making beautiful personalised stationery for brides and event planners.

Based in Dubai, Creative Box specialise in luxury and tailor made wedding invitations, save the dates, announcements and custom stationery. Ritu’s aim is to try to create a superior experience by offering original creativity and a streamlined processContinue Reading …



Your Order of Service for the ceremony does not have to be boring. Whether you decide to reflect your wedding invitations or go for something completely different, you can create the first gasps of joy at your wedding with the right Order of Service.

I never knew how much I loved stationery until I started planning my own wedding but now I’m a fully fledged stationery fanatic. My heart flutters at fonts, succulent card and ribbons. It may be sad but it’s true.

Even if you are creating your own at home then take some ideas from the collection below.

Don’t shy away from colour

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