For the Rustic Affair

Living in the Cotswolds, we are surrounded by many 'barn' type, rural landscapes and these are becoming ever so more popular for wedding events.

One of my designs in the Boutique Collection range was inspired by this whole theme, feel and vibe; Lapsang Souchang. 

As you can I had these printed on the wonderful kraft paper, although we can print these onto other paper stocks if you'd prefer. I wanted these to be classy yet fun and different. Inspired by the classic luggage label. If you want to create that true rustic feel to your day, these invitations will set the tone very nicely. I also do the matching stationery for the actual day too- so whether you need table signs, orders of service, etc, this can all be designed in the same style. The colours and wording can be adapted to suit your very special day.

Cheltenham Racecourse Wedding Invitation

Living in Cheltenham, it's hard not to be caught up in the 'racing fever' with the famous Cheltenham Festival... Which is commencing very soon!! The town absolutely transforms- there's just this buzz, energy and fun about the place that you just can't describe unless you experience it. It's fantastic and I for one love it!! It's a huge event and people around the world (mainly Ireland!) travel the seven seas to come to it.

The venue in itself is amazing, right in the heart of the cotswolds and imbedded in the beautiful surrounding hills. It's also going through major renovation works at the moment which will make it even more incredible when completed.

It also happens to be a very popular wedding venue in the Cotswolds. I can definitely see why and with this in mind, I was inspired to design a wedding invitation specifically for this wonderful venue. Please find below...

This is just a template design, thus the wording and colours can be easily altered. Other aspects of the wedding stationery is also available, such as Save the Dates, RSVP slips, extra info slips, order of service, table plans, etc. Just get in touch for more info- we'd love to hear from you.




Valentine's Day Proposals!

Of course!! Congratulations to all those couples that got engaged this year on that special day (and any other day in fact)!

Now comes the whirlwind of fun, organisation and getting your head around that big day!! I can imagine that there'll be lists upon lists, friends and family offering to help and many a wedding cake to try.. How stressful?!!! 

In celebration of this wonderful time, I thought it was a good excuse to design a new wedding invitation template design. Using a combination of letterpress material and digital, this invite below has now been added to the template collection. I wanted to keep it fun, modern and fresh, yet with a traditional spin on it- as you can see with the type. This design can be customised to you- so we can change the wording, the colour of the heart in the background to match your wedding theme and even print it on brown kraft paper to give it that extra rustic wedding vibe (if that's what you're going for). If you like what you see, head straight to my website now and get in touch. Note that there is 20% off all of the templates for a limited time only as it is Valentine's month after all!!

Bespoke Wedding Coasters

Wedding coasters... What a fantastic and different way of sending out your message for that special day.
Here at Retro Press we design and print many bespoke wedding coasters for couples- from Save the Dates, Name place mats, table decorations, thank you cards and of course the actual invitations themselves.... the possibilities are endless!! The other great thing about having coasters as stationery items is that they are real sturdy products, making a great 'impression' and they are also beautiful momentos for the day too. To give you some idea of what sort of thing we can create- be it on square or circle matts- check out the images below, in which they are all totally personalised.

As you can see, there are no limitations, even if you wanted a more traditional type of coaster. I've had a play around with some more designs (see below), which you can use for inspiration or a template. I like to keep things fun and unique so please don't hesitate to get in touch with your proposed idea.

The Luggage Tag Wedding Invitation!

This style of wedding invitation; the luggage tag or travel label is definitely a favourite of mine, and as you can see from just a few examples above, the bride's too! 

What is so great about this style then?

- First and foremost, they look fantastic and they're certainly different to your standard folded wedding invitation.

- You can colour co-ordinate the ribbon/ ink to match the specific theme of your wedding day.

- You can simply add to the tags (or minus- say if the evening invites didn't need as much info) and hold it neatly together with the ribbon.

- The invitation works well as a stand alone item or indeed a package.

- The actual shape of the invitation allows for as much or as little info intended.

- You can go traditional or contemporary and also mix up it up too... Endless possibilites! 

- And of course, it's vintage, retro and fun!

Due to the high demand of these Luggage Tag Wedding Invitations, I have designed a template based upon this style. This includes the whole range, starting from the Save The Dates, the Invitations themselves, separate RSVP slips (if necessary), Order of Service covers and Table Numbers. They can be used as a design starting point for couples or indeed you can order them as is. The wording can be changed to suit you and also the colour and paper stock can vary too. You can order just one piece in the range, or if you do decide to purchase more than 4 items, a fabulous 20% will be taken off the total. There is no minimum or maximum orders. Have a look at the new range below...

If you like the look/ style of this wedding stationery set, please have a look further on our website (where we have many more different designs), which will give you all the information about prices, personalisation and ordering.... ENJOY!

Wedding Invitation Templates NOW available!


So I've decided start a little range of wedding invitation template designs. I have created them in the same style to all of my work- quirky, bold, rustic and different to most other wedding stationers. They have all been designed digitally, but it's clear to see the letterpress influence creeping into the work. 

I have taken inspiration from wedding invitations I've designed in the past, the vintage look twisted with a modern feel. 

This range is slightly cheaper than the bespoke letterpress service that I provide here at Retro Press. When ordering these invitations, one must bear in mind that unless specified, these will be digitally printed. However, the beauty of these templates, is that if you wanted them to be letterpress printed, I can easily do this for you too (but the prices will increase).  

I've been wanting to design these wedding templates for a while because it makes it easier for the clients whilst still giving that personal service-- all the invites can be tweeked to whatever wording you like, you can chose your paper and of course colours to match your theme and desires. 

I will be adding to the range over time as I just love designing new invitations and keeping it fresh, contemporary and those creative juices flowing! It also helps when couples want totally bespoke invitations as they can look at what I can do/ have done, mix and match certain invites, get inspired by the varying designs and maybe use one as a starting point. 

Please do have a nosey at our new wedding invitations online now and don't hesitate to get in touch with any further questions you may have.


Everything here at Retro is designed specifically for the individual client. We like to taylor make and design our letterpress wedding invitations just for you. But sometimes couples come to me with absolutely no idea of what they want, so I thought I'd start designing 'templates' if you like, or starting points in which can mould into a personal design. My aim is to do at least one a month, starting with this one... The LOVE & MARRIAGE wedding invitation.

As you can see, we can print in any colour, so to match your colour scheme for your special day. One example is a neon pink ink printed on a laid off white paper and the other is a more rose, red colour printed on kraft brown paper. We can make it into a luggage tag as seen on the brown or keep it simple as with the white.

It is designed to DL sized, thus matching the envelopes is easy and straight forward. You can order with or without envelopes. And in regards to the RSVP slip and additional info, this will be designed in the same style but bespoke to you as everyone requires such different details.

Please get in touch for more details, prices etc.