Luxury Additions

Christmas Wedding Stationery 🎅🏼❤️

What with the lead up to Christmas and with the ‘wrapping’ up of the year, it seemed very apt to end my stream of blog posts on a recent winter/ Christmas inspired stationery suite.

It was an absolute delight to work on this suite from the very beginning, starting with their Save the Dates. We then worked on their invitations, in which we used a burgundy foil for their names to create that luxurious feel to them. As you will see, their theme was very much focused around the red winter berries that you find at this time of the year. These hand painted watercolour berries feature throughout all the stationery and makes everything all lovely, consistent and in keeping with each other. Stationery items included: Save the Dates, Invitations, Table Plan, Table numbers and place names. I cannot wait to see the photos from the Big Day itself- I bet everything looked just so magical and beautiful.

A huge congratulations to Emily on Josh on their marriage, wishing you all the very best for the future.

If it’s that time for you to start thinking about your wedding stationery, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with your ideas and wishes, I’d absolutely love to hear from you. I will be taking little break from Friday 21st December until Wednesday 2nd January and I will be answering all emails upon my return.

Merry Christmas everyone and a very Happy New Year xx

Aynhoe Park Wedding Invitations ✨

If you haven't been to Aynhoe Park, I would highly recommend visiting this amazing venue... Filled with the most incredible lavish taxidermy with giraffes hanging from the ceiling by balloons to polar bears being suited and booted in military gear- it's really very spectacular. And what a place to have your wedding day - it's just so different, unique and elegant.

So when I was approached by a couple who are getting married there to design their wedding invitations, I was naturally, very excited (as I am with any bespoke design) and wanted to create something to reflect the grandeur and opulence of this wonderland venue. 

The tone of the wedding, for me, is always set with the venue choice. So I quickly had a good understanding of what the couple wanted and desired. And upon establishing their colour palette of navys, greys, taupes, blushes and golds, they gave me the complete freedom in designing their invitations to create something to emulate the stylish nature of Aynhoe Park. 

The invitation was based around the first thing that I designed for them; their bespoke geometric monogram of the couple's initials. As you can see this heptagon runs throughout all the complimenting slips so everything has a consistency to it and it all ties together beautifully. Their main invitation is all hand printed in a matt gold foil on a heavy weight GF Smith card. And as you can see their monogram is a feature on the other slips, keeping that continuity and heightening that elegant feel; even their envelopes have been foiled, which makes such an impact when guests receive them through the post. 

I had so so much fun designing, printing and creating these unique invitations and I just cannot wait to do the rest of their stationery!

Additional Luxury Wedding Stationery Embellishments ❤️

Do you get as excited about your wedding stationery as you do about your flowers, cake or even dress?! ... If you do, then adding luxury extras to your invitations or day stationery is going to be unavoidable!
Your invitations are going to be the first little insight that your guests have into your wedding. You want to set the tone and make sure that they know what kind of day to expect. Whether it's a rustic, country, elegant, urban or Indian wedding, it's important that your invites match up to the same vibe that you're going for.
There are just so many things that you can add to your invitations to make them personalised and unique to you and I often get asked about the possibilities here at Retro Press... Well they are endless and I am constantly adding new things to the list of things that I can do/ offer! Thus, I thought it might be useful however to highlight some of these things, so I have created a new page on the website especially dedicated to these luxury embellishments. The list on here at the moment:

  • Foiling
  • Blind Debossing
  • Addressed Envelopes
  • Individually printed Guest names on your invites
  • Personalised Wax Stamps
  • Hand Torn Edging
  • Belly Bands
  • Envelope Liners
  • Bull Dog Clips

You can have a read in detail about of all of these stylish, bespoke additions on the website, but here's a quick look to get you inspired...