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Stationery Trends for 2014

Wedding stationery is one of the thousand small details that has to be just right in order to make your day a perfect one. A seemingly small thing can make all the difference, not just to how you see your wedding day, but also how others perceive it. For some guests, this will be the only contact they have with you before the big day, so it’s an important detail to get right.

The trends next year will still be influenced by the economic climate, but in very different ways. Instead of recycled vintage you’ll see vintage luxe inspired by the Art Deco era – think Great Gatsby. A classic that never dates is lace, diamanté and pearls. Florals have always been popular but in 2014 they’ll be even bigger, from traditional blooms to shabby chic patterns all influenced by nostalgia. Hot colours for 2014 include gold, peach, hot pink, navy and a personal favourite, turquoise, all of which can be mixed with a variety of secondary colours to create a beautiful effect.

Hand Lettering and Calligraphy

Custom hand lettering assures you that no two invites will be alike. The process is a bit unique in where an artist is hired to create the lettering that you desire and is then printed on to the actual invite later on. You can change each invite to custom wording for different guests. Calligraphy is more time consuming. It requires patience and an artist, non the less another great option.

Letter Press

This is one of the oldest styles of printing, but it still allows the bride & groom to get that modern feel that is trending these days. It shows a classic look with modern flare that is timeless to say the least.

Wedding Colour Combinations – White, Mint & Robin Egg Blue

White, light and bright – if you are looking for a colour combination for your wedding that will add a lovely fresh look then you have stumbled into the right place! Whether you are having a spring or summer wedding this is a stunning combination that can be brought into your wedding day in so many ways.

Vintage Luxe

First up is a mix of lace, pearls and diamanté that encapsulates vintage of the upper class. No more rustic and homespun, we are talking vintage glamour! As a wedding theme this can work really well as there are lots of designers creating some amazing products around vintage. The whole industry is ablaze with vintage everything and it can create an amazing day if planned properly.

Lace & Damask

Lace is a classic material and design that never seems to go out of fashion. The Royal Wedding is still fresh in the minds of many brides and is still influencing many couples. Rather than splashing the Union Jack everywhere, many are electing for a more subtle homage to lace. Damask is also another classic look that has become increasingly popular for those who want a traditional look with a classy edge. It works particularly well with pearls and you can choose a colour to match your scheme.

Done well, lace is a very flexible and feminine fabric that adds a timeless elegance to proceedings. Whether the theme is designed around it, or whether you use it sparingly on your wedding stationery and dress, lace is bang up to date and still very much in vogue for 2014.

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Photography by Alana Couch