Monday, 30 September 2013


a selection of printable tags for homemade, edible Christmas Gifts
Is it too early to be thinking about Christmas? Nah! Here are our newest listings now available to buy, for those already excited about the pending festive season...

Friday, 27 September 2013

Wedding Planner: The Seating Chart

Pink Peony Seating Chart, Custom design by VanillaRetro

  One of THE most stressful parts of planning a wedding is undoubtedly the Seating Chart.
Though we all love our families, and we do want them to be a part of our day, we all have a crazy Aunt / Uncle / Sibling / Parent or [insert relative here] who we just dread putting with anyone for fear of them embarrassing or arguing, or god forbid fighting, with one of your fellow guests.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The Etiquette of Invitations

Many people become overwhelmed when beginning to plan their Wedding Day. There are a lot of things to consider; the invitations and associated paper goods being a very small part of it. But that does not mean to say that the invitations are unimportant.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Love is in the Air

I really love doing themed invitation designs, and this one has been floating around my head for a while. There is nothing new about Airmail themed invitations - that has been done before, I admit it. But what I really wanted to create was the Wedding Program, and the invitation suite gives Brides and Grooms the option of having fully coordinated stationery.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Ohio Woodland Wedding

One thing which I really enjoy doing, but don't get to share very often, is the custom designs for the wonderful Brides and Grooms who want something completely unique. This one is one of my favourites, and consisted of a full invitation suite, along with matching day stationery such as Table plan, table numbers, and escort cards.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Rustic Eco-Friendly Invitations

Here at VanillaRetro, we love designing invitations which work best with eco-friendly cardstock, such as Kraft card. So we've been hard at work developing new designs for the eco-conscious Brides-to-be of 2014, and here are a few snapshops of two of our newest ranges printed onto 100% recycled 300gsm Kraft Cardstock