Friday, November 2, 2012

Simply script - inspiration board

Hi all !

Happy Friday!  We hope you've got lots of great plans lined up for the weekend.  Fingers crossed for some lovely sunshine.

Below is an inspiration board based around one of our latest designs - Simply Script
It's a simple and stylish design using the element of both the scroll and typography.  For this board we've paired it up with images that compliment the style and colour theme. 

Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Inspiration board - Sweet Jasmine

Hello there!

Today's inspiration board is taken from the colours in our latest design, Sweet Jasmine. Romantic, softy and dreamy is todays theme, in tones of Lilac and Lavender.

That dress....give me now!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

New design - Sweet Jasmine

Hey there everyone!

We've been flat out recently trying to get our newest designs across on the Cocoa Berry website but it's just been such a busy month with new clients (which we love!).  

Anyway, today we have another new design we wanted to share with you all... let us introduce you to 'Sweet Jasmine'.

Full of country charm and sweet whimsy...

She is now across on the website under our 'off the rack' collection - you can see the full set here.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Inspiration board - Bella Rose

Good morning all !

We recently introduced you to our latest design 'Bella Rose' - so today's post is just a little inspiration board based around those gorgeous colours!

Tones of soft pink, cherry and ruby colours mixed with pistachio green... so romantic and expressive - just perfect.   These colours can be incorporated right across all areas within a wedding... from wedding stationery, bouquets, favours, table settings, right through the look and feel for the bridesmaids.

Have a great day everyone!

Flower wallpaper, Bouquet, Soft pink flowers with twine, Shoes, Macaroons, Save the date

Thursday, August 30, 2012

New Design - Bella Rose

Hello Everyone! Today we wanted to show you all a new design that has been in the works for a while. 

Welcome to Bella Rose! The latest member of the 'Off the Rack' family. Bella Rose is Romantic and expressive, has a beautiful hand-painted look with a modern twist and a calligraphic typeface.

This design is all about the rose detail. You can imagine the bridal bouquets being in the same loose, carefree style.

Shown in tones of cherry and ruby colours with a pistachios green.  And finally the full set is up on the website! You can see Bella Rose here .

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Pinterest.  Who's doing it?  Well I read on a website that it's primarily used by women aged 25-35.    But I believe the audience is a lot more diverse than that now... It's been around for a while now, so I'm assuming most people know about it.  Brides... definitely. Suppliers in the wedding industry... for sure.  But for those of you who haven't yet jumped on board this latest fad, here's what it's about...

Remember those good old days when you had a project that you wanted to plan for - you'd spend all that time carefully cutting out images and clippings from magazines and newspapers, spend hours gluing them into a scrapbook of some short, then write beneath each image what it is, where you found it, how much it costs.  Hours of fun! 

Pinterest takes away all those hours and instead gives you everything in an instant. AND once more, it's all online - so you can tap into it no matter where you are.  

It lets you organise all your favourite images onto pinboards.  And for those of us who love to organise stuff, well it's just a dream come true.    Just think about the endless possibilities of various categories you can have... Monica from F.R.I.E.N.D.S would have loved it. 

Once more, you can share those images so others can see them.  You can then browse other peoples boards to see if you like what they like - if you do, then you just 'repin' it onto your board.   It's that simple. 

Some various categories that may be of interest when planning a wedding could be...

Wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, flowers, cakes, table settings, invitations, hair styles etc

Or you may be looking to be inspired by different themes...

Vintage, country, antique, woodland, nautical etc

Or colour themes...
Soft pink, sweet peach, blush, soft green, sparkling gold etc

And if it's not a wedding you're planning - the possibilities are endless.  House renovation, cooking inspiration, event planning, gift ideas, children/babies, favourite places, travel... and so much more. 

I might have to retract that comment earlier about it saving you hours - because I warn you now - it's HIGHLY addictive.   But oh so much fun!

Check out our pinterest boards if you're keen for some inspiration - just click the link below. 


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Blush - inspiration shoot

Happy Friday everyone!  Cocoa Berry Design was recently involved in a wonderful inspiration shoot with the gorgeous girls from Blush.  

Have a look below at the charming woodland shoot and then the elegant antique shoot... It was a fun project to be involved in - these girls are brilliant at styling and we love it!

All photos were taken by Amanda Amundsen Photography.
This particular photoshoot was featured in the recent issue of NZ Weddings Magazine. 

Enjoy the weekend! x

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Spotlight couple - Emma and Henry

It is always special working on a friends wedding stationeryAnd this one was no exception! Not only is Emma one of my (Charlotte) very dear friends, but I was also a bridesmaid for this stunning wedding.

Emma and Henry were dream clients, they knew what they wanted, had a very clear concept for the style of their wedding and were very receiving to our input and ideas.

The brief was clear – simple, elegant invitations with a rustic edge. Printed on a textured card with rounded corners and added features of craft paper envelopes and twine. So it was very easy to follow this theme through to all the ‘on the day’ stationery. Menus, place name tags tied to napkins with bakers twine, a pegged table plan, table numbers attached to twigs, favor tags for hand potted jars of honey… oh and custom made envelopes for the photobooth.   OH my!

I could go on about this day, how beautiful every detail was, how stunning Emma looked, or the special morning we all spent together getting ready, trying not to look each other in the eye or our mascara would run. But I think I will let these magical photos captured by the oh-so-talented Catherine from Catherine Cattanach Photography speak for themselves.

The Loft at Tarureka Estate
The invite set - Invite, RSVP postcard, info card with map, craft envelope tied together with twine and swing tag. Phew!

Close up of swing tag, little barn logo used through out.
Beautiful Emma!

Flowers too beautiful for words. From the talented team at Moonflower 

Detail shots - menus, name tags and table numbers

Love birds! 

As favours - mini jars of honey from Henrys parents farm and hand potted by Emmas Nan! Tied with lace and twine.

There we all are! We all picked our own dresses and the little shrugs were made by Emmas Mum!

A little Moet and photos!

How's that for a reception! Stunning.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Inspiration board - pretty peonies

1st of June!?  How on earth did it get to June already?  This year is just flying by...

We'd just like to say a special happy wedding anniversary to our gorgeous Silvie today - we hope you have a wonderful day!

Now, in terms of inspiration for today... following on from our latest design that we showed you on Tuesday (Pretty Peony) - here is a sweet little inspiration board to go along side one of our favourite flowers. 

Loving the blush pink tones with ashy greys... 

Top Row = Image 1, Image 2, Image 3
Middle Row = Image 1, Image 2, Image 3
Bottom Row = Image 1, Image 2 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New design - Pretty peonies

Hi there everyone

There's something about peonies... we here at Cocoa Berry (like everyone else) just love them.  I'm sure you've all seen them on various inspiration boards, constantly being pinned on pinterest, or perhaps you actually make it outside and see them in real life and not just on the computer screen (where many of us seem to spend endless hours!).

Which is why we wanted our next design to be all about the pretty peony.   They're just such a romantic flower, which is why of course, they're just perfect for weddings. 

Simple and sweet in plain black and white - or imagine it in soft pinks, pretty peaches or gorgeous greens...

It'll be our newest off the rack design.  But as usual, starts it life on our recent design work page. 

So today we pay tribute to this gorgeous flower that everyone ♡'s so much. 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

New design - Bee's Knees

Hi there everyone!  Hope you are all having a great week so far... not long to go until the weekend!

Today we want to share with you a brand new design called the 'Bee's Knees' - a simple and mainly typographic design with a sweet honey comb pattern on the back of the invite.

It combines the want of something simple and elegant for the actual invitation,  with a splash of bold colour and pattern on the back. This design would suit a couple who don't want anything overly wordy or decorative.

We think it works well in simple colour combos - shown here in shades of tangerine and peach.

You can find it on our website under 'recent design work' - but it will indeed be making it's way across to the 'off the rack' section - all in good time! 


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