Wednesday, 26 April 2017

BRAND NEW DESIGN... Introducing Grand Deco

We are delighted to introduce to you our latest brand new creation... the Grand Deco. 

Looking truly splendid, this marvellous design is soaked in all the splendour and style from 
the Art Deco era. This spiffing invitation will give your day the announcement it deserves. 

Now sit down tiger and pass me my Gin. 

For more information on this and all of our other designs, check out our Design gallery 
and if you've got any questions then just drop me an email.

Ta ta for now my ol' chums.
Karen x

Friday, 31 March 2017

Prosecco Parties... oh sorry, I mean Wrapping Parties.

Come on, get the gang over, crack open a bottle of Prosecco 
and get to wrapping your fabulous wedding tea towels. 

*record scratch* Package them...? In what? How? 
Panic over, we're here to give you the answers you've been looking for. 

We recommend you wrap and send your tea towels in one of two ways usually 
(...actually with a secret third way chucked in). 

One - Postage boxes and super gorgeous accessories! 
Look below to see why I particularly love these ones.

This bird paper from Hobbycraft gives me ALL the feels.

The ribbon... oh how I love this ribbon. So perfect! Especially to match our grey on natural print.

Literally, every single time I look at these ones. I come over all emotional. I ADORE the family photo inside the lid. I just think it makes their wedding invitations so special and personal and so much more touching.

A personalised sticker to seal the tissue paper? Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes and YES! Close up below.

The full set. The cards, the confetti, the string. Nothing says this wedding is going to be awesome than opening this package as a first introduction to it.

Option Two - Classic Brown Paper

Classic, elegant, hugely exciting to receive through your letterbox and simple to post out. The Brown Paper look is a firm favourite of ours, as you'll notice if you've received one of our samples! It's how we do it.

Option Three - However you blimin' well want to send them. Do your thing, your way. 
Go as crazy and creative as you want, just make sure you remember to show 
me when you're done so I can go all gooey eyed over them.

These coloured bright envelopes look fabulous laid out together, the compliment the grey print beautifully. Brights rock my world when they are used like this. 

Vintage wrapping paper - it's vintage, it's beautiful and it actually looks like each one of your guests is being given an actual present. Which they are. Spot on. 

So these are just a small selection of our Wrapping Superstars (basically where you see how others have sent their wedding tea towels are steal their ideas), you can see the full Album on our Facebook page. It really is worth going over to have a look for inspiration, ideas and to get yourself all excited over how you might decide to send yours. 

If you've got any questions in the meantime, then do email me or you can take a look at our full design Gallery here

Be in touch soon!
Karen xx

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Bespoke artworks by Original Wedding Tea Towels

Ever wondered what a bespoke tea towel artwork from Original Wedding Tea Towels looks like? Sure you might love all our classic designs on the website but sometimes, we know that they just might not be quite what you're looking for.

Maybe you want to show off your venue in advance of your guests arriving on your big day, maybe you and your future spouse love a hobby so much you just can't imagine getting married without it featuring in there. Maybe it's where you met? Maybe it's where you're both from? It could be anything!

And to show you how varied it could be... here are a sample of some of our bespoke artworks. Feast your eyes on these.

And an oldie but I still love the detail it gives their guests, so here is one from years ago.

And look at this lovely ornate border on this gorgeous one.

And finally, I think I'll save the Gino D'Campo story for another day...

If you'd like to talk to us about a bespoke design then just email and we can chat things over. Otherwise, take a browse through our classic designs and I'm sure you'll find something you'll fall in love with in there.

Bye for now folks.
Karen & Ben x

Thursday, 2 March 2017

6 Reasons You NEED a Wedding Tea Towel Invitation

So for some reason you can't decide if Wedding Tea Towels are going to blow everyone's minds, and make your wedding the best day ever, well lucky for you we're here to help you decide, with our 100% unbiased '6 reasons for choosing a Wedding Tea Towel invitation'.

1. The look on their faces.
Once you give out your invites your guests reactions will make it all worthwhile, and 10 on 10 it'll get a mention in at least one of the speeches.

Look how Happy she is!

2. They'll be around for ever.
Nobody is going to forget your Wedding Anniversary if your invite is hanging in their kitchen for years to come.

Open the Prosecco, get some snacks out and have your bezzies round to help fold and wrap your beautiful Wedding Invitations.

Wrapping Superstars
Wrapping Superstar

4. The RSVPs are amaze!
Once you set the bar this high, expect some of your more creative guests to RSVP back in other interesting ways. See some of the best ones here:

5. Our customers love us
We like to look after the couples we work with and our motto has always been 'create every invite like it's our own'. You can read a whole bunch of gushing praise here:

6. Another part of your day you'll never forget.
Trust us, you will never have this conversation:
You: "Dean, what did we do for our invitations?"
Bob: "Sarah, I have no idea, it was 57 years ago."
...It's a wedding invitation you'll never forget.

See! Easy choice right? 

For orders & samples email:
Take a look at to see our full range of designs.

Wedding Planners get in touch for a sample, bloggers hit us up for a media pack.

So ponder on this lovely people! 
Bye for now 
Karen x

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The ultimate wedding battle...

Yes that's right ladies and gentlemen, it's (X Factor voice over voice) 'White vs. Natural' material.

It's a toughie, the toughest of all I'd say after choosing your fave design of course. So here's a close up to show the difference.

And here are a ton of photos to show how they look printed. Hope these help make your decision making a little easier.

Lilac on White Letterpress Love:

Violet on White Apple Tree:

 Gala on Natural Tookies Paradise:

 Fuchsia on Natural Secret Garden:

And to finish with, it's a pile of White vs Natural loveliness:

So which will you choose? I just don't know. Don't look at me though. I can't decide which I prefer either!

If you have any questions or need anything else then drop me an email or you can visit our Gallery to see all our designs.

See you soon
Karen xx

Monday, 30 January 2017

Why the heck do we have to do that? Wedding questions answered by me, Karen Brown!

I can't remember exactly why, but the other day I started wondering why we do certain stuff at weddings. Obviously, we are a pretty non traditional kinda family over here but even so, we still followed a lot of the traditional rules and etiquettes at our own wedding and it got me wondering where the heck these ideas came from... of course, there are loads out there but these ones are my favourite and thought I'd share them with you for a little light Monday lunchtime reading... here goes.

PS Before you start, I must tell you that I am a absolutely MASSIVE fan of the complete bonkersness* of the Bridesmaids & Groomsmen one and also Throwing the Bouquet! 

Bridesmaids & Groomsmen
Traditionally at each wedding there were 10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen and they all dressed and had their hair etc exactly the same thinking that if they all looked the same as the bride & groom, they could confuse malicious forces and protect them from evil spirits so the demons wouldn't know who to target. *Cripes!*

Throw the bouquet
Tossing the bouquet is a tradition that stems from England. Women used to try to rip pieces of the bride's dress and flowers in order to obtain some of her good luck. To escape from the crowd the bride would toss her bouquet and run away. *Cripes again*

Ring on third finger of left hand
Apparently (according to the ancient Romans) there was thought to be a vein in the left ring finger, referred to as the 'Vena Amoris' or the 'Vein of Love' said to be directly connected to the heart. *sweet*

Cutting the cake
Wedding cakes take centre stage in the traditional cake cutting ceremony and is symbolically the first task that bride and groom perform jointly as husband and wife. 

The tradition of throwing confetti over the bride and groom comes from Italy. Before paper confetti, there were flowers, petals, grain or rice thrown at the happy couple, to bestow prosperity and fertility

The ‘Bomboniere’ was thought to be the first Wedding favour and was given out by the European Aristocracy and Upper Classes. Usually, a small porcelain or crystal trinket box often decorated with precious stones. The boxes usually contained sugar or confectionery which was a symbol of wealth and royalty. Over the years, ‘Bombonieres’ were replaced with almonds. These were given to guests to signify good wishes for the couple’s new life together. 5 almonds were given to signify Health, Wealth, Happiness, Fertility and Long Life. *Now of course though, the ultra cool and sassy, give out wedding tea towels*

Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue
Something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity; and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity.

So obviously if you're having a wedding, you need to INVITE people to it first and so check out our wedding tea towels in our design gallery. Choose your favourite and then give me a shout on

Bye for now. 
Karen x 

* I do know bonkersness isn't a real word x

Monday, 23 January 2017

Happy happy couples...

We know it's tough deciding which invitations to go for, we struggled too, there are so many options out there, how can you know which is the best one to go for? Well, I always think the answer is actually pretty simple, see what other couples say and that's the only way you can ever really know the truth about the service you're going to receive and the quality of the final invitation once it's in your hand ready to share with your loved ones...

I've just updated our Happy Couples on the website, you can see them all here. If you want the headline though, it seems they think we are pretty fabulous *shy face*.

As some of you may know, it's only Ben & I here (and our three children - one of which is having her modelling skills put to use above!) so you always know exactly who you're dealing with, and as Ben doesn't speak... it'll always be ME! Hello!

So what are a few of our previous couples saying about us:

Received our 'Save the Date' tea towels today and we love them! Good quality with high definition art work. Karen kept in contact throughout the whole process. Couldn't have been easier. Can't speak highly enough! - Donna Giddings

Our tea towels just arrived today and we absolutely love them! Karen was great from the word go and was quick to respond to all of our question. Anyone thinking about using the original wedding tea towel I highly recommend them! - Joanne Lockwood

Our tea towels have been such a success! We and our guests adore them! Thank you so much for excellent service and for making us such beautiful invitations! - Becky Geary

They are just wonderful, unusual and interesting, we have had so many wonderful comments. We are going to get one framed as they are that good. Thank you Karen - we adore them xx - Lauren Nicklinson

So there you go, I'm sure you get the idea. That's why we're the Original, and we're the best!

To experience our awesome service and invitations for yourself, just drop me an email on or to see our designs visit our Gallery, any questions, just shout! 

See you soon!

Karen & Ben xx

Thursday, 5 January 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Talk to us...

Happy 2017! Just a quick blog stop by to say a massive 'Hello and welcome to 2017' 
from our NYE kitchen disco (seriously, with 3 kids under 7 it's the best you can hope for 
plus it was AWESOME!). We can't wait for you to see everything we've got planned 
this year. It's going to be a goodun, I can just feel it. 

If there is anything you'd like to see included in our design range for this year, any themes 
you think we're missing or colours you love but don't see then drop me an email on or contact me on Facebook. We always love to hear 
what your thoughts and ideas. We're in this crazy tea-towelly world together gang. 

In them meantime, to see all our designs then take a look at our Gallery here.

Bye for now
Karen  & Ben x

Monday, 28 November 2016

USA reality TV show WINS at choosing wedding invites

Yep, that's right... you wake up one morning and your email is practically broken because a couple in a US reality TV show have suggested they are going to use wedding tea towels. 

It took FBI level searching for me to piece it all together but eventually I discovered it was Vanderpump Rules. Now, it's been a steep learning curve this week and this is where I am at:

1. Vanderpump Rules is a US spin off of The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills and follows a mum / restaurant owner and the frolics and drama of the restaurants and I quote, 'wild group of employees'. You can imagine the rest. 

2. Despite what they lady from the invitation shop on the show said, they do not cost $18 per invite... I wish they did. I'd be rich I tell you!

3. We love our American neighbours *massive wave* but I am going to go out there and say that mostly, you guys seem thoroughly confused as to what a tea towel is. Let me help... I think you guys may be call them dish towels and you've also probably never printed a wedding invitation on them before, you're maybe a bit confused but don't be, it's awesome and you'll love it. 

More incoming as I work it all out but all in all, good times, I love a TV mention.

If you'd like to see all our non-$18 per tea towel designs then go on right ahead and check out our Gallery and if you've got any questions, email me on

Karen xx

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Great news! We can now PRINT YOUR STATIONERY CARDS! Hooray!

I'll be the first to admit it's been a long, long time coming but like everything we do, we had to make sure we got this spot on and now we have so...

I am so delighted and super excited to tell you that we can now print your supporting wedding stationery cards for you! Hooray! 

What are the details I hear you ask... well the technical bit is that we print on to either white or cream 280gsm card and as always they're A5 size (but the most important bit is that they will look beautiful and compliment your wedding tea towels perfectly).

Bet your next question is how much is it going to cost? Well here goes...


Choose from evening invitations, Information, RSVP cards and if you need them also Save the Dates and Thank you and the cost for artwork is:

£35 for one
£49 for two
£80 for three


When you order your card artworks you've got three printing options so you can choose whichever one works out best for you:

Option one:
We create the artwork for you and you send them on to your own professional printer.

Option two:
We create the artwork for you and you print them yourself and home.

BRAND NEW Option three:
We print your cards for you and post them straight out to you. The costs are detailed below.

Evening Invites, Save the Dates or Thank you cards:
A5 size, one colour, single sided

Information or RSVP cards:
A5 size, one colour, double sided

Super value A5 card bundles for our super savvy couples.

So there you go. If you have any questions at all then please just email me on or to see all of our designs then head over to our Gallery.

Speak soon! *high kick in excitement*
Karen xx