Painting pretties and curly font save the dates

These save the dates are perfect for summer weddings…pretty pastel, vintage shades they take inspiration from watercolour flower paintings but with a modern twist, the font is curly and romantic but still has the sharp edges, keeping them popular with the grooms out there too! This style works equally well depicting buildings, people or even animals if roses aren’t you thing! I’m still working on the invitation designs in my studio…can’t wait to show you these when they’ve been printed!

Changing Colours

The changing seasons may mean dark mornings and cold evenings but it does provide a whole host of wedding inspiration! Autumn weddings look fabulous with deep greens, burnt orange, decadent purples and vibrant reds.. just pick a handful of leaves and you can choose from an exciting array of colour inspiration!..What’s not to love! No..it’s not the cutesy Spring weddings we all coo over, but they have an intensity that can’t be beaten. If brights seem too daunting then soften the more vibrant tones with wooden, cream or Hessian-neutral finishes for a more subtle, but just as confident look. The woodland invites that are currently in my studio show how to embrace the Autumnal colour pallet. So get your guests excited about toffee apple canapés and enjoy the darker evenings for a romantic, cosy Autumn wedding.

Photos: Apples , Flowers , Caramel Apples: Mel Barlow , Leaves

Paper pretties

Almost anything can be made out of paper…above is a slide that I made to match my stationery theme for my big day, but other paper pretties have included buttonholes and bouquets full of lovely paper flowers! It gives you the chance to ensure your theme runs throughout your big day or maybe you can’t find real flowers to match your theme…why not have paper ones that you can keep forever instead! I love the challenge of making things from paper…so the crazier the idea the better!

Woodland treats

Here are some initial ideas for woodland themed invites! They’re just so magical to design…I’m loving playing with animal ideas and different textures…I’ve even looked into printing onto wood veneer! Animals of Farthing Wood was a favourite book of mine when I was little, so when the brief came through for invites inspired by this book my imagination ran wild! I can’t wait to develop these ideas with the bride and groom and show you some lovely textured invites once they are printed! Watch this space! xx

All singing all dancing!

A musical themed wedding at RAF Cranwell was a chance for me to get creative with the invites as well as other paper decorations! The invites were rolled musical scrolls and the bridal party wore buttonholes made from old sheet music….keep your eyes peeled for photographs of all of my stationery coming soon!

Full of hot air

After searching on etsy.com for bits and pieces for my own wedding I came across a lovely theme for a wedding…hot air balloons! They look so pretty and come in so many different colours that they are perfect for any wedding. The idea of floating away with your future H2B in a brightly coloured balloon has a fairytale feel to it without being too childish. I just love the 3D paper wall art above…this could be used as a ceremony backdrop or maybe behind an array of colourful sweet treats…ummm I might have to design some hot air balloon stationery to add to my collection!

Turquoise Treats

A hot trend for 2012 and into 2013 has been turquoise, it’s fresh and bright without being too garish and there are a wealth of accent colours that will complement a turquoise theme. I just love this turquoise crown  from etsy to really top off any sea of turquoise wedding! Plus I love working with turquoise in my stationery…it’s a colour that really jumps of the paper…If you’re struggling to decide on a colour theme for you wedding this is a great article by the team at exclusively weddings.

Painted Pretties…

 

A new trend taking wedding stationery by storm is hand painted stationery, using delicate watercolours these designs feel fresh and oh so feminine. If you’re going for the hand painted look why not have your cake painted in the same style! This is a beautiful example made by Amelies House, soft and pretty wedding flowers such as  peonies, roses, lisianthus, freesia and gypsophila adorn this gorgeous cake.

Pretty Envelopes

Envelope liners are a pretty addition to any wedding stationery, they make a plain white envelope feel super special and can even hold information like web addresses or an RSVP address. Maybe you would like a patterned liner that matches your theme, or perhaps you have a bright accent colour that you want to surprise your guests with!  So why not finish off your perfect wedding stationery set with bespoke designed envelope liners…to give that oh so pretty luxury feel.

photo belongs to: Casanova Wong