Friday, 28 November 2014

Colour Palette: Vintage Botanics, Greens and Dusky Pinks

My Vintage Pocketfold suite uses a Vintage Botanical Illustration and has a beautiful selection of shades to choose from for a wedding palette, so offers quite a diverse choice with styling.



I always pictured a simplistic wedding, with lots of wild flower bouquets, an elegant wedding gown with intricate detailing, mixed bridesmaid dresses of varying shades of earthy greens, and vintage placesettings of hessian, tea roses and pennant favor tags.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Colour Palette: Yellow & Grey

This was one of the first pocketfold suites which I designed, and I was mostly imagining a very modern, clean a simple wedding.



Pale grey bridesmaid dresses, pale grey suits, and a simple modern White Bridal gown. Accents of yellow in the flowers, with bold statements on the place settings and general decoration.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Colour Palette: Mint, Pink, Black and White

This colour scheme is very close to my heart, as it was originally the inspiration for our wedding. In fact, this is actually the invitation we used!



I pictured quite a feminine retro theme when designing this invitation with cool, pastel shades for a spring wedding, with hints of quirky retro flavours. I love this record place setting idea, and the nostalgic hair styles and dresses, with a simple yet sublime wedding cake.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Colour Palette: Gold, Blush Pink, Black & White

Often, when I create a new suite, I mentally plan a wedding in my head. It will be this type of dress, this venue, these flowers etc. So, I thought I would share with you over the coming weeks so of these schemes by way of inspiration.


My Sweet Magnolia invitation suite uses soft blush pink, threads of gold, and strong black and white patterns, together with a modern calligraphy typeface. I pictured a New York Urban wedding with Tuxedos, a long modern Gown and Black Bridesmaid Dresses. Decoration would have white table clothes with small polkadot and strong stripe details, and soft pink florals.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Sweet Magnolias Wedding Invitation Range


This predominately black and white wedding stationery range uses striking modern monochrome stripes against soft florals. Combined with soft peach highlights and the striking dark green foliage of Magnolia blooms, this would be ideal for a New York Evening ceremony followed by a cocktail reception, or perhaps a winter wedding in the grounds of a Cheshire Mansion... 

Sunday, 9 November 2014

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas...

Here at the VanillaRetro studio, I am finally winding down from a rather hectic year. The busy period happily extended throughout the Summer months, leading to an incredibly busy Summer - a wonderful surprise! Now, as Christmas shopping takes precedent, Wedding orders slowly fade until January.

So, this has allowed me to finally launch my Christmas Card range, and work on my 2015 Wedding Invitation designs. Here are my Retro Inspired cards, which are now available to purchase seperately, or in packs of 5...