Mini blog for The Whole Caboodle
Updated: Apr 11
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I would like to introduce you to Lorraine of The Whole Caboodle who is one extremely talented lady and great creative. I love working with other creatives because it all starts with an idea, conversation pings back and forth and ideas are elaborated on until it kind of snowballs into something magnificent. When searching out suppliers for this shoot I knew it had to be Lorraine.
I had a menu specially designed by Salt Cø Private Chef and Chocolatier, and his menu was paired by Langham's Wine Estate with their English wines, so this had to be showcased in a special way. I knew I wanted black with copper or gold calligraphy, and I knew I wanted textured grey paper for a menu. From there Lorraine took it to the next level and came up with the idea of a huge table scroll for the wine list, and rolled scrolls for the individual menus. We teamed this with shell place settings and a textured menu for the table.
Lorraine sent me paper samples in the post with with both copper and gold inks on them so that we could completely nail the vision. It honestly was the hardest choice ever to choose between the two different black papers and the copper and gold inks. Many mini collages were made and sent over so we could come to a decision. I'm so incredibly happy with the choices that we made.
We have since worked together on another incredible styled shoot, and have a few more exciting things in the pipeline. From the moment your invites go out, right through to the styling on your day it's all the little details that tie together the vision. As a stylist I love to be able to work with the rest of your team throughout the entire design process so that we can completely wow you both on the day and help create the best memories ever. Lorraine is such an easy supplier for me to be able to do this with and we both love pushing each others creativity and experimenting, as that's what makes things magnificent for you.
Whether it's invites, menus, place settings, table plans, ring box scrolls or hand written vows, or The Whole Caboodle that you're after, then you know who to get in touch with.
Stationery & calligraphy | www.wholecaboodledesign.Etsy.com
Email Lorraine | firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is what Lorraine has to say about the shoot...
My contribution to the shoot :
My contribution to the shoot was the calligraphy which included using a traditional dip pen and rich copper ink to write the very long Langham's wine menu scroll, designed to trail beautifully off the end of the table. I penned the food menus in the same style which were rolled into scrolls, as well as an A4 menu on grey deckled edge handmade paper plus handwritten mussel and oyster shells.
Hi, I’m Lorraine Burt and I live with my husband and 2 teenagers in the lovely south devon countryside where I used to visit as a child. I’m a northerner moved south (20 years ago) so I’m still wildly appreciative of living by the sea and hearing seagulls, even after 20 years I still feel a bit like I’m still on holiday.
I have always had a passion for beautiful writing (I think I was born in the wrong era and should really have been around in Jane Austen times!) The idea of sitting by candlelight and writing a letter, sealing it with a wax seal is so romantic and that romance inspires a lot of my work. I have a treasured collection of old handwritten letters and documents dating back to the 1800’s as well as books of handwritten poetry. I love collecting bits and pieces for my work from flea markets and antique fairs. I’m also a chocoholic but am trying to keep that in check.
About my business:
I started my business whilst at university in Lincoln, beginning with handmade greetings cards for shops and galleries. I then moved into wedding stationery, and more recently expanded to include more wedding calligraphy work, writing on weird and wonderful things such as shells and bottles etc as well as beautiful handmade papers. This is where my true passion lies. I am obsessive about detail, the little details for a wedding are hugely important.
Since lockdown I converted our attic into a calligraphy studio and spend many and hour hidden away in there working on wedding commissions, stationery for photo shoots and simply doing calligraphy as mindfulness particularly when times are challenging. I love what I do and am lucky enough to be able to it every day either for both work and pleasure.
Concept, styling & prop hire | @rokabellaroseweddings
Ceremony venue | @swanagepier
Reception venue | @rbr_weddings_at_brenscombe
Photography | @lolarosephotos
Videography | @auroracollectivegram
Floristry, floral head-crown & hat design | @maia_sellen_floral_designs
Hair | @theartfulhairstylist
Makeup | @victoriaokemakeup
Dresses | @mariechandlerbridal
Gold headcrown & barefoot sandals | @victorialouiseaccessories
Jewellery | @jovanejewellery
Rings | @dorsethilljewellery
Stationery & calligraphy | @caboodleweddings
Menu by private chef | @salt_co_chef
Wine pairing | @langhamwinery
Ceramics | @imogen_charleston_ceramics
Tortoiseshell water glasses and copper & black lanterns @fabulouscompany
Champagne flutes & cutlery @ab_hire_event
Cake | @cakebuds_uk
Concept, styling & prop hire | Roka Bella Rose Weddings
Ceremony venue | Swanage Pier
Reception venue | Roka Bella Rose Wedding at Brenscombe
Photography | Lola Rose Photography
Videography | Aurora Collective
Floristry, floral head-crown & hat design | Maia Sellen Floral Designs
Makeup | Victoria Oke Makeup
Dresses | Marie Chandler Bridal
Gold headcrown & barefoot sandals | Victoria Louise Accessories
Jewellery | Jo Vane
Rings | Dorset Hill Jewellery
Stationery & calligraphy | The Whole Caboodle Design Ltd.
Menu by private chef | Salt Cø - Private Chef and Chocolatier
Wine pairing | Langham Wine Estate
Ceramics | Imogen Charleston Ceramics
Tortoiseshell water glasses and copper & black lanterns | Fabulous Company
Champagne flutes & cutlery | AB Event Hire
Cake | Cakebuds
Models | Diabetic and Healthy
Concept, styling & prop hire | www.rokabellaroseweddings.com
Ceremony venue | www.swanagepiertrust.com
Reception venue | www.rokabellaroseweddings.com/venues
Photography | www.lolarosephotography.com
Videography | www.auroracollective.co.uk
Floristry, floral head crown & hat design | www.dorsetflorist.co.uk
Hair | www.theartfulhairstylist.com
Makeup | www.victoriaokemakeup.co.uk
Dresses | www.mariechandlerbridal.com
Gold headcrown & barefoot sandals | www.victoria-louise.co.uk
Jewellery | www.jovane.co.uk
Stationery & calligraphy | www.wholecaboodledesign.Etsy.com
Menu by private chef | www.salt-co.co.uk
Wine pairing | www.langhamwine.co.uk
Ceramics | www.imogencharleston.co.uk
Tortoiseshell water glasses and copper & black lanterns www.fabulouscompany.co.uk
Champagne flutes & cutlery www.abhire.com
Cake | www.cakebuds.co.uk
Models | www.diabeticandhealthy.com