Wedding Signage

Real Wedding at Cripps Barn, Gloucestershire

What better way to bring in the New Year than with some images from a beautiful wedding that I am honoured to have been a part of from the end of last summer. Set in the beautiful venue of Cripps Barn, which is in the heart of the Cotswolds. It has a sense of rustic, elegant charm about it in which I wanted to capture in the stationery I created for this wonderful couple getting married.

Nicole and Chris were so great in the sense that they totally trusted my opinion and thus gave me the creative freedom to design all of their signage in which we printed onto stylish clear perspex. I wanted all the signs to be in keeping with everything else they had planned for the Big Day and also to enhance that sense of luxury yet rural nature.

There’s nothing I love more than receiving the official photos from the wedding day itself because it puts what I do into context; as I only ever see it in my studio and not in situ, surrounded by everything else that helps to make the day so magical. I also love seeing how happy my clients are and that’s what it’s all about! All photo credits go to, Jess Reeve Photography- and what a wonderful job too! Congratulations Nicole & Chris and best wishes for the future!

Other suppliers include:

Bouquets: Forage and Blossom

Floral Design: Go Wild Flowers

Cake: Anna Cake Couture

Venue: Cripps Barn

Wedding Planner: For the Love of Weddings









Wedding Day Stationery ❤️

Your wedding invitations for your Big Day are so important because they set the tone for your wedding... They are the first little insight that your guests have, thus you don't want to be setting the wrong tone or sending out the wrong message- everything must be in keeping. This leads us on to the all important stationery for the Day itself, which again is so so important because it's in these details that brings everything together.

I often get asked if I can do Day Stationery even if I haven't done the invitations... And yes of course! I always like to see your invitations to see what you like and to get a good idea of the kind of vibe and style you are going for. I like to make my own mark on your Day Stationery whilst making sure that it all ties in together. I cannot and will not use someone else's design to create your stationery due to copyright and integrity reasons. 

I recently had the pleasure of doing this recent wedding stationery for a couple... They wanted lots of different and unique stuff to them, for instance the Speech Bingo Cards, Speech Sweepstake Cards and Personalised Reserve Tags for the ceremony. As you can see, everything has a definite style and coherence to it. Everything is totally bespoke to the couple and I can imagine that it was a very fun wedding!

Please get in touch to make your wedding dreams transformed into a reality, I always love a challenge!

Photoshoot at Upcote Barn 💍👰🏽

Last week, I had the pleasure of working on a wedding photoshoot at the beautiful venue of Upcote Barn with an amazing list of other local Cotswold suppliers (please find at the end of article). Luckily, we had beautiful weather and it was the perfect setting for what we wanted. 
As you can see, the colour scheme that we all worked to was, burgundies, reds, whites and pops of yellows, greens and oranges. Because it was such a sunny, luscious day, this looks perfect for a summer wedding, but we were going for more of an Autumnal feel. All images are courtesy of the incredible Ben from Blooming Photography....

And here is the stationery that I designed specifically for the day... which will soon be available on the website as part of a new customisable range of luxe designs : The Foil Collection. The gold leaf illustration is the focal point of this design, reflective of foliage, elegance and decadence...

And the Wonderful Supplier List

Venue: The Barn at Upcote
Flowers: Aqua Flowers
Photography: Blooming Photography
Cake: Cake Daydreams
Dress: The Cotswold Frock Shop
Props/ Decoration: Every Event Hire
Make Up: Debbie Mac
Stationery: Retro Press

Wedding Signage for the Big Day 👰🏽🤵🏼

Here at Retro Press, it's not all about the wedding invitations, but actually every little aspect of the Big Day itself. I often get asked if I can create little signs to accompany all the added extras that couples have on their wedding day... and the answer is yes of course! Whether it's a sign for your polaroid camera, bubbly bar or coffee station, we can do anything tailored to you. This means that you don't have to order generic ones online, but you can still have these designed to match your theme and style of your wedding. Here are some recent signs that I did for a lovely couple....
Please do get in touch for more details, I'd love to help.

Illustrated Order of the Day Wedding Sign

Signage for the Big Day itself is as important as all the other aspects of your stationery - it's in these little details that your guests will be WOWED by...! An Order of the Day sign is great for so many reasons:

- Your guests love to know what's going on (and how to pace themselves!)
- It sets the tone for the day
- It creates an air of excitement
- It's something that is really unique to you and your Big Day
- It's something that you can keep and cherish afterwards

I recently had the pleasure in designing and creating a bespoke Order of the Day sign in which I hand painted every illustration and created a timeline of events. The font and style of the sign is all in keeping with couple's other stationery (table cards, order of service booklets, place names etc). It's been printed onto foam board, thus can be free standing on an easel (you could also do something similar but have it framed instead). 

Please do get in touch if you would like something unique created for your Order of the Day.

Rustic Day Stationery from the Tailored Collection

I often get asked if there is Day stationery to accompany the the Tailored Collection designs... And the answer is yes! So that includes everything from the Order of Services, the Table Plan, the Place Name cards, Table Cards, Signage, Menus and anything else you can think of. I feel like it's sometimes hard to envision your invitation design translated into these stationery items so I thought I'd dedicate a post to it, focusing on just one of the designs from the Collection; The Blue Thistle invitation.

The invitation design was inspired by the wonderful rustic wedding theme. But I wanted to create something that was rather elegant and something a bit different to the normal idea of "rustic". Printed on beautiful brown kraft card, this design is quite simple yet bold, luxurious and sets the tone for a barn type wedding. There is the option to have it printed on a white card or even a different coloured background, which changes the tone completely.... It's amazing how much the paper stock makes a difference the overall style and vibe. Have a look at the Invitation and Save the Date suite below....

And now for the Day Stationery items... These are from a couple that recently got married at the stunning Great Tythe Barn in Tetbury. As you can see, they decided to go for Order of Service booklets, name place cards, table cards and they also had a table plan too (waiting for photos of this).... Everything is in keeping with each other which makes such a big impression on the Big Day itself. It's that attention to detail that leaves your guests WOWED!

Please do get in touch for more information, samples or even just a chat!

Art Deco Inspired Wedding

Art Deco as a theme for your wedding day is one that will never date... Everything about it is classy, stylish and there are so many ways that you can make it unique to you. I personally love all the dark, moody, rich colours that are associated with the Art Deco period, along with the structured, geometric shapes, patterns and beautiful textures. There are a lot of decadent features, lavish golds and it just screams luxury, elegance and extravagance!

Here are just a few inspirational images I have pinned on my Art Deco Pinterest board to get you thinking...

And here is a very recent Bespoke Save the Date card that I have designed and printed for a couple. The background is a marble wash of navy blue, with certain shapes darker than others, which really helps to create depth and texture. All the gold you see in these have been foiled to give that added WOW factor. The gold foil is amazing when it catches certain lights and it's a definitely a luxury finish that your guests are going to be impressed with. This design is totally unique to Derynn & George and I am just so so excited to create their invitations.

Art Deco Save the Date

If you're thinking of going for an Art Deco themed wedding, then please do get in touch to discuss your ideas... I just love it!

Perspex Wedding Signs 💍

Here at Retro Press, I am constantly working on new projects, designs and stationery items that will wow your guests! From your Save the Dates right through to the on the Day stationery, it's important to set the tone of your wedding. You want to entice your guests, keep them excited and love every single moment of your Big Day as much as you do yourselves.

I will keep this post short and sweet as the images speak for themselves... I have recently designed and created these screen printed signs on Perspex. Each sign tells a little story and just makes for something a bit different and unique. I cannot wait to see pictures of them in situ from the wedding itself! They scream elegance and help to create a stylish ambiance. 

I am potentially going to design some generic perspex signs to purchase, but if in the meantime, you are looking for something similar, don't hesitate to get in touch and we will see what we can do.

Real Wedding at Cripps Barn 🌿💍

There's nothing better than receiving the official photographs from a wedding that you've been so involved in... I was very excited about these ones in particular as I had worked closely with the couple from the start (on their invitations) and then I went onto create their unique stationery for the Big Day itself. I just LOVE seeing how everything comes together- it's like a jigsaw puzzle and the stationery being one of the many pieces that helps make this day so special. 
Lisa & Ben came to me about a year ago with their styling ideas and dreams of what they envisioned their wedding to be like... They had already secured their date & venue; the beautiful Cripps Barn, located in the heart of the Cotswolds... So luxe rustic was the vibe; think, foliage, lots of greenery, brown kraft, ("strictly no bunting"), whites, creams and just stylish all over! I couldn't wait to get started! Oh and, they also have a miniature dachshund in which they wanted to feature on the invitations... so here they are to show you where we started our journey...

And now for the pics you've been waiting for... Photographed by the talented Adam Drake...

How amazing?! Everything looks just perfect and I am so happy to have been a part of it all. Now, here are some photo's of the wedding stationery that I created for this wonderful couple. I designed everything in keeping with their invitations, so everything is on brown kraft card and everything has the same feel and look as the invites did. The Table Plan and Order of the Day sign are both laser engraved on wood, so just enhancing the rustic tones of the day, but in an elegant, beautiful way.

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you, Lisa & Ben, it's been an absolute please working with you both and thanks for sharing your amazing wedding pics with us!! Please see who else helped make this day special with the list of suppliers below:

Venue: Cripps Barn
Wedding Dress: Sarah Elizabeth Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses: Mix Bridal
Flowers: Beth from Go Wild Flowers
Hair: The Burdes Nest
Makeup: Hayley Johnson (Hayley's Boutique)
Men's suits: Mos Bross
Photography: Adam Drake
 

Personalised Laser Engraved Wedding Signage 👰🏽🤵🏼

Here at Retro Press, I'd like to think almost anything is possible. I love a new challenge and creating new products, always adding to the ever expanding portfolio. One of the latest exciting projects I recently worked on was designing and producing laser engraved signage for a wedding- An Order of the Day board & Table Plan. 
I had worked with the couple on their kraft, sausage dog inspired Wedding Invitations, so I was already very much inspired to work on their Day Stationery. Their theme was rustic, but cool, strictly not "twee", oh and definitely "no bunting"! They were getting married at the beautiful venue of Cripps Barn, so it was important that the style and vibe of the stationery matched up to this.
We kept elements from the invitation design throughout the wedding stationery suite; it's so nice for your guests to be able to relate to the first moment they opened their invitations. It's also adds to making that day extra special; having everything unique to you.
Have a look at some pictures of the products below:

As well as these items, Retro also created the couple's Table names & Place cards- all with a rustic feel to them on brown kraft card. I'm very much looking forward to seeing the photographs from the Big Day itself. A HUGE congratulations to Mr & Mrs Caton, it was dreamy working with you!

Laser engraved signage is a new one for Retro Press and I can't wait to do some more. I also do foam backed signage for Table Plans etc, as well as Perpex signage. If you've got something in mind for your Big Day, don't hesitate to get in touch and lets make it happen.