A Wedding In Ibiza – Specialist Boxes for a Special Day

We have spoken of weddings many times previously in this blog – we produce specialist boxes for wedding favours for example – however we were pleasantly surprised by a commission we received earlier this year for a special wedding being held on the Balearic island of Ibiza.

GWD Ltd were contacted by Barefoot Luxury Weddings in regards to creating two bespoke boxes for a celebrity wedding which took place this summer. Barefoot are described as: “A wedding planning company of unparalleled standards, experience and expertise.” Their offering is to creating elegant, stylish and unforgettable haute bohème wedding experiences.

Barefoot luxury weddings and GWD Ltd

Barefoot luxury weddings and GWD Ltd

There is no company that creates such high-quality presentation packaging in the Balearics so Barefoot approached us in sunny Essex to create the two boxes.

Boxes for buttonholes

Boxes for buttonholes

The first (shown above) was a relatively simple build wrapped in a high quality dark brown paper with gold foiled lettering and a matching brown cord handle. It’s overall appearance was incredibly stylish and was designed to carry buttonholes on the day.

Boxes for buttonholes

Presentation boxes for floral displays

The second box was for the bridal bouquet. Naturally in the same material and style, this circular ‘Hat box’ is a GWD speciality – we are one of only a very few companies in the UK who have the technical expertise to produce them.

The boxes were to displayed in a video taken at the event – being loaded into transport then removed with style and the contents dramatically displayed. The design quality of the boxes was obviously set to a very high level.

 

Special boxes for weddings

Special boxes for weddings

As you can imagine this is a premium service and nothing, is left to chance! The level of care that Barefoot Luxury Weddings provide was best illustrated by the appearance of a specially commissioned van outside of our factory – there to pick up the boxes and drive them all the way to the Mediterranean to ensure that they didn’t get damaged en route!

Barefoot work both locally and internationally with the finest suppliers in the wedding industry, including the best caterers, cinematographers, florists and highly creative stationers. We were pleased to be considered as suppliers of presentation packaging for this project and look forward to a continued relationship – you never know, we might just get an invite to one of their weddings one day!


Noel Greenwood is the Managing Director of GWD Ltd, the designers and manufacturers of presentation and promotional packaging.  You can reach him on (01279) 416093 or at the company’s website: www.gwd.ltd.uk

 

Innovative floral packaging for major retailers – flowers presented at their best.

Floral packaging - original and innovative.

Floral packaging – original and innovative.

Mother’s Day is upon us again and as is traditional millions of people will be expressing their goodwill with flowers. Indeed, in many ways Mother’s Day is a florist’s Christmas, with a 2013 survey indicating that a third of respondents would be buying flowers to mark the occasion. But as you know, nobody wants to thank their mother for all her hard work bearing them and bringing them up with a soggy bunch of flowers picked up at the last minute from the petrol station on the way to Sunday lunch.

As much as the thought, and of course the quality of the product, it’s the presentation that counts.

GWD Ltd have years of experience of creating beautiful presentation boxes for gifts of all kinds, including flowers. We have designed and made a range of floral packaging for major retailers, including these flower gift bags-

Gift bag flower packaging

Gift bag flower packaging

– designed specifically to enhance both the look of the arrangement as well as the experience of giving. If you are looking for presentation packaging to showcase your flowers, then look no further. Our range of ‘hat’ boxes are extremely popular with florists and retailers – we make many of them ‘bespoke’ (such as the one below) and are one of a very few companies in Europe who have the knowledge and facilities to create circular boxes.

Floral packaging round 'Hat' box

Floral packaging round ‘Hat’ box

Whether you want us to build boxes to a design you already have in mind, or to design boxes from scratch for you, we have a presentation solution for every floral need. Our designers can work alongside you to create the perfect bag or box for your product. We also provide a ‘sample’ and ‘mock-up’ service so you can get a true feel of how various boxes will look before you commit to your final design.

As we are the manufacturers as well as the designers, with the majority of our boxes being created here in Harlow, Essex, there are no minimum order requirements, and sampling is time-effective. We have total control over our lead times, meaning wherever possible we can also accommodate short-notice orders, and are more than happy to organise face-to-face meetings to suit your requirements.

‘Hat’ boxes for flowers

‘Hat’ boxes for flowers

Here at GWD we can draw on thirty years’ experience as cardboard engineers to provide all sorts of artistic flourishes to liven up your boxes, from UV varnishing to laminating or embossing.

Your flowers are beautiful. We want to help you present them in the best way possible, so your customers can have a Mothers’ Day to remember.


Noel Greenwood is the Managing Director of GWD Ltd, the designers and manufacturers of presentation and promotional packaging.  You can reach him on (01279) 416093 or at the company’s website: www.gwd.ltd.uk

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Presentation Boxes for your Wedding from GWD Ltd

Presentation Boxes

Summer is (allegedly) upon us and the wedding season has well and truly arrived! Across the Country blushing brides and flustered grooms are pledging their troth and sipping fizz as you read.

A couple of years ago we were commissioned by the model Elle Liberachi which we detailed in our blog at the time (‘Just get me to the church on time‘). Elle chose to create a ‘Keep the Date’ box – specially crafted to her own specifications. This has become an extremely popular idea. Why not create a stir with a gorgeous, bespoke box for your wedding invitation? It certainly is very different from the usual invite regardless how attractive it might be. Elle’s box was exquisite with foil embossing and a luxury, padded Suedel® interior and naturally came at some expense – but cheaper options are available and still make a fantastic and very different invitation idea.

 

Save the date boxes

Save the date boxes

 

Presentation boxes can be used elsewhere on your wedding day. As the guests are seated for the Wedding Breakfast why not ‘Wow’ them with some gorgeous favours in presentation boxes? Party favours are highly fashionable nowadays so why not make them extra-special with some beautiful packaging? We have  created a number of ‘favour’ boxes over the years. The favourites tend to be quite simple with the names of the bride and groom and perhaps the date, embossed with foil on the lid, although it is very possible to make more elaborate boxes with drawers and compartments for the gifts.

Favour boxes add a little something extra to the wedding day, something a little original and different. Over the years we’ve made a number of heart-shaped boxes in magenta and pink which are a beautiful touch  for a wedding table.

 

Heart shaped wedding favour boxes

Heart shaped wedding favour boxes

 

Similarly it’s often a lovely idea to serve chocolates, sweets or biscuits to guests with coffee and tea after the meal. Once again it’s a lovely extra touch to have them presented nicely – perhaps again with the name of the Bride and Groom or perhaps ‘Thank you for coming’.

Such small yet delightful touches can make the difference between a marvellous wedding and a magical one. Our in-house designers can take your ideas and run through the whole process with you keeping it personal and unique to your special day. So if you have any friends or family getting married this year why not recommend GWD to them?

Wedding invitation

Wedding invitation

 

The Managing Director of GWD Ltd is Noel Greenwood.  He can be reached on (01279) 416093 or at www.gwd.ltd.uk. Noel would be particularly pleased to hear from anyone getting married this year!

Boxing clever on your Wedding Day

Finally we’ve ushered in some sun, and isn’t it nice to see it?!  I’m a big fan of this time of year – the trees are green, the birds are singing and the Summer is nearly upon us! Each year these factors set little bells ringing in my mind. Not alarm bells, you might be wondering, but wedding bells. That’s right! Wedding season is fast approaching.