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Bespoke Invitation Design for Lapstone Barn ๐ŸŒฟ

Lapstone Barn is definitely up there with one of my favourite wedding venues! If you are havenโ€™t yet decided where to get married, I would highly recommend visiting this stunning Cotswold wonderland.

Having recently just had the pleasure of exhibiting at their latest Wedding Fair on Sunday, I felt it was only appropriate to create a new, exciting, bespoke invitation design especially for couples getting married at this exquisite venue.

When it comes to your wedding invitations, itโ€™s very important to reflect the overall theme and vibe of what you want your Big Day to be. After all, receiving your invitations is the very first insight into your wedding that your guests will getโ€ฆ Make sure its a good one!

With this in mind, I wanted to create an invitation for the barn that is elegant, easily adaptable (in terms of the colours) and truly unique to couples getting married there. I have hand drawn the barn which features at the top of the invitation and printed it in rose gold. You can easily change this to suit you and your theme of your Big Day- so silver, gold, copper, etc. I have hand painted a watercolour wash of green which is behind the names- again this is easily adaptable or even erasable if youโ€™d prefer. I chose to go with this colour with the watercolour and the pocketfold envelope to reflect the vast, green landscape that surrounds the Barn.

For more details, please do get in touch, Iโ€™d love to hear more about your wedding.

And to find out more about Lapstone Barn, please click here.

Real Wedding at Cripps Barn ๐ŸŒฟ

I truly love nothing more than receiving wedding photos from the Big Day itselfโ€ฆ It puts everything into perspective and a vision become reality. Itโ€™s amazing to see all the stationery I produce in my little studio come together with all the other wonderful things on the day, such as the flowers, foliage, overall table layout and everything.

This post is dedicated to the awesome couple Claire & Josh who travelled all the way from sunny Sydney, Australia to get married in the beautiful Cotswold venue, Cripps Barn.

They came to me after they had done their invitations and wanted something really special and personalised to them for the wedding day. They had two very prominent themes that they wanted enhancing within their stationery; their love of craft beer & beautiful rustic antlers. As you will see in the photographs below, we incorporated both of these things very nicely into their stationery, with flashes of copper, foliage, watercolour & brown kraft goodness. I had so much fun creating everything, including: personalised place names, personalised belly bands that wrapped around the napkins, an Order of the Day sign, Table Plan Cards, Table Name Cards, menus and Order of Service booklets. Thanks for having all the faith and giving me the creative freedom to produce some really exciting stuff! Congratulations to Claire & Josh, it was an absolute pleasure!

Photo Credit to: Chris Giles Photography.

Kew Garden Wedding Invitations ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ’

I recently had the pleasure of designing and creating some bespoke invitations for a couple getting married at the stunning Kew Gardens. My clients wanted their invitations to reflect the elegance, sophistication and wanders of this incredible venue. Their theme was blush pink, ivory and rose gold.

There were quite a few stages to this design process, all of which were very unique to the couple. As you will see in the pictures below, we created a monogram of their initials which was wax stamped in a rose gold, rich wax on luxury vellum belly bands. They decided to go for the pocketfold invitation; this is a classic style and is great for containing lots of information in a beautiful, succinct way. The couple were having their reception in the grand Orangery in Kew Gardens, so they wanted this to be a feature on the invitations. I hand drew this magnificent building in pencil, scanned it in at a high resolution, converted it into a plate for foiling and then hand printed it in the rose gold- as you will see at the top of the invitation. The couples names and all the titles are also printed in the rose gold foil. They were printed on a textured, ivory card which only enhances that elegant feel to them.

Itโ€™s so important to set the right tone with your wedding stationery, after all, it is the first
thing your guests will see. Please do get in touch if you want to create something unique
for your Big Day.

Vellum & Gold Foil Save the Dates ๐ŸŒฟ

I'm very excited to share that I will soon be adding a new range of designs to the website: The Foiled Collection. You will be able to change the foil colour to anything that you wish and make them tailored to you and your wedding.
Hot foiling is an expensive process because everything is lovingly hand printed and of course, the materials needed, such as the foil and plates are not cheap. Thus, it's a luxury finish that elevates your stationery to the next level.
My aim with The Foiled Collection, is to make the process as easy as possible for you whilst making them affordable, elegant and luxurious. 
Here is a sneak peak at one of the new designs and showcasing the Save the Dates... Gold foil printed on beautiful vellum, layered on top of textured card with the details digitally printed. There will be an option to have the gold leaf printed straight onto the card, if you'd prefer.
Make a statement with your stationery and really set that tone for the Big Day with foiled luxury additions ๐Ÿ’•
Please do get in touch for more info.

Wedding Fair at The Barn at Upcote ๐Ÿ’•

Taking part in The Upcote Wedding Fair is definitely a highlight of mine! The team that run the show and venue, Hannah, Jo & Andrew are just wonderful. They put on such a great event for all involved; suppliers and guests alike; there's so much to see, so many friendly faces and just a great atmosphere all round. I absolutely love it! 
It's a great opportunity, not only to showcase my work, but its also a chance to meet lots of excited newly engaged couples. I think it's important when providing such a personal service to try and meet my clients face to face- this isn't always possible, but I like to do so when I can.
If you haven't yet chosen your venue and you're looking to get married in the beautiful Cotswolds, in an idyllic setting, in a barn type venue, then look no further. Go and see Hannah and the team for a look around and I'm sure you'll fall in love with Upcote just as much as I did upon my first viewing.
Have a look at a few pics below, including Wedding Cakes from the wonderful Claire at Cake Daydreams along with Wedding Flowers from the marvellous Jo from Aqua Flowers.
Thanks for having us, already looking forward to the Autumn fair! xx

Real Wedding at Dewsall Court, Hereford ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿฝ

There's nothing I love more than receiving photographs from the Wedding Day itself... After working closely with the couple from the start right up until the Big Day, seeing all the stationery in situ makes everything so real and it's so nice to see it working with all the other bits, like the wedding flowers, the table display and just the general vibe.

The theme of this particular wedding was Navy, whites, rose gold, simplicity and elegance. Their bespoke invitations set the tone for the Wedding, as this is the first indicator of what the guests are to expect (very important might I add). See the image below to get an idea of their style...

For the Wedding Stationery on the day, the couple wanted to continue the design through to everything; from the Menus, Table Names, Place Names to the Table Plan. Everything was in keeping, consistent and beautiful. Have a look at the amazing photographs from the Day, by the wonderful Emma Gardiner... A huge Congratulations to Amelia & Dale!

Rose Gold Thank You Cards ๐Ÿ’•

Here at Retro Press, we do all kinds of Thank You cards for clients. Even if we haven't had the honour of doing your invitations, fear not, we can still do your bespoke thank you's. Whether you want to use a photograph from the day, multiple photo's from the day, or something more to match the style of your stationery... anything is possible. It's important to make these personalised, whether it's using an image or style, your guests will very much appreciate it; it's the last bit of your WEDMIN left to do and then that's it, you can enjoy married life!

Here are some recent bespoke Thank You cards designed and printed here at Retro... It's all about the Rose Gold for this couple! The couple's wedding stationery was very much in the grey tones, so they decided that they wanted a little bit of colour for their cards, but still within the same luxury feel. As you can see from the pictures below, the "Thank You" is rose gold foiled and so are the couples initials on the envelopes- making them even more extra special.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with your wonderful card ideas and let us bring them to life!