Outing

We went on an outing! To Bristol Botanic Gardens! (Botanic Gardens Site)

Jo and I had a lush morning out on Monday. Ostensibly to photograph all the plant beauty up there for some new invitations, but also for fun. Of course.

Highlights were the glass houses (obvs) and the herbal / healing garden. Though the temperature in some of the glass houses had Jo's camera freaking out doing weird unfocussed zooming, she captured some ace shots. We're looking forward to launching some new botanicals in the photographic range soon.

Besides some Ferns and some other tropical beauts, I'm really looking forward to seeing the Magnolia photos. (Magnolias are my favourites). Here's some of my pictures from the day. Like a teaser. Jo's will be the pro shots of course but these were just for me :)

Alexandra Higlett
Listed!

I'm proud to announce we're listed on The Love Lust List - the wedding directory for Rock My Wedding!

They're one of the coolest wedding blogs in town and their content is ace. And they've awarded us their 'seal of approval'! It's now displayed with our social links at the bottom of the page :) 

Fern Paper co. is listed among the array of other hand-picked, talented suppliers on their site. We're in good company.

 

Alexandra Higlett
Why 'Fern'?

Why we have the name we have.

As you can probably guess, our name references the plant family of the same. As fern leaves are developing, they're all coiled up and tucked in on themselves. Then they uncurl in all their leafy glory. An all-in-one un-tucking-sensation... like our unique folding wedding and event invites ;)

If you're interested in the science, the way in which a fern frond grows is called Circinate Vernation.
Circinate = (in Botany) Coiled up with the tip in the centre. Vernation = arrangement of new leaves in a bud.

By Jon Houseman - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36976115

 By Crusier - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4148249

By Crusier - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4148249