Choosing the right wedding theme for your big day can be a little daunting. The world of Pinterest is a very easy place to get in lost in, trust us! However over the years we have seen many different looks come and go, of course a few have really stuck with us. So we decided to show you a few our favourite wedding themes from the real life weddings we have supplied stationery for!
Wedding Colour Schemes
Today on the blog we have the lovely Carol from Lily & Lavender Events here to talk all about wedding trends for 2017. We ourselves will soon be creating a more in-depth full wedding stationery trends for 2017 blog but this one will help you cover all your wedding day essentials.
So, over to Carol who has an expert eye on wedding trends for 2017…
Happy New Year and congratulations if you got engaged over Christmas! What better way to kick-start 2017 than with our favourite wedding trends that youâ€™re guaranteed to see this year?! The style, theme and colour scheme of your wedding begins from the very first â€˜Save the Dateâ€™ you send out, so you want to make sure your wedding stationery is the perfect reflection of your big day. From bright and bold colours to delicate watercolour hues, find out how to create your wedding theme using our favourite trends and Ivy Ellenâ€™s gorgeous collection of invitations and stationery suites.
For 2017 wedding stationery trends we are loving seasonal wedding themes. Matching your wedding stationery to your wedding day’s associated season is a really great way to incorporate a variety of colours. Every season has a very individual look, all of which make beautiful wedding colour themes. All you need to do is take inspiration from the colours in nature, seasonal flowers and even the weather! Here in the UK it may seem like it’s winter for a good 6 months of the year and then autumn for the rest but we do have four seasons. Yes, some countries actually get a full three months of summer sunshine!
Choosing a theme or colour for your big day can be quite tricky. The rise and popularity of places like Instagram and Pinterest mean that there is SO much inspiration out there – where do you even start? Of course in this blog we’re going to show you how picking seasonal wedding themes could be a great option for you…
Spring Weddings – March, April & May
In the springtime we see new buds blooming, new life being born and a subtle hint of sunshine just peeking through the clouds. There may still be a slight chill in the air but the emergence of delicate flowers such as daffodils and tulips makes it all worth while. The Spring months are mostly still classified as out of peak wedding season for venues and photographers etc. (May can sometimes be included in peak time). This of course means that most suppliers will have more flexibility with dates and may even charge you slightly less, if you’re lucky. As less people book their weddings in Spring you will also more likely have the majority of your guests attend. Planning a wedding in July sounds great until you realise half your guests already have a million other weddings to attend that month, not to mention holidays and other commitments. Symbols of Spring include; New born lambs, bunny rabbits, chicks and of course Easter. When looking at spring for seasonal wedding themes and colours we naturally lean towards soft pastel tones; baby pink, mint green, buttercup yellow etc. This colour palette is beautiful for not just your spring wedding invitations but also pretty pastel bridesmaid dresses, your wedding cake and of course the bouquet.
Bride Janet got married last spring “We got married on Easter Saturday, so our theme was really easy and kind of already picked for us. We went with Easter bunnies and chocolate mini eggs. Our look was achieved with theÂ Ivy Ellen bunnies invites, a wedding cake decorated with mini eggs and a cake topper made especially to look like rabbits. We also filled clear plastic bunnies with mini eggs as our wedding favours. Our colour scheme was shades of lilac, purple and green, very spring like.”
For our Spring seasonal wedding theme we chose two designs – our ‘Bunnies’ wedding invitation and ‘Festoon’. Read the rest of this entry »
As another year comes to a close we would love to introduce to you our new range of hand foiled skyline wedding invitations. Today’s design is the London skyline -the iconic and glamorous capital of the United Kingdom. Our current London wedding invitation has proved popular over the years so we decided to create another London skyline design with a more contemporary and edgy look.
Our design comes it two different style options with two colour choices available. A folded card invitation with pearlescent insert or a mounted postcard style in either gloss silver or gold. The London skyline is embellished with a single genuine Swarovski crystal and the option for your names to be hand foiled also. These invitations make a bold statement – perfect for the city of London.
Today it is officially 38 days until Christmas. Yep, just 38 days! Many people will be thinking about a glamorous gold Christmas but we’re thinking about a glamorous gold wedding! It may feel too early but if you’re planning a wedding for November/December 2017 then now is the time to start! The shops are filled with decorations that would look superb on your big day – you can even grab some fab discounts after Christmas Day.
There are so many different Christmas and Winter themed looks that you could follow but this year we are all about the glamorous gold wedding style. Here we have a few pics for inspiration…
Of course first up we have one of our fabulous gold wedding themed invitations. This is our brand new Spun Gold wedding invitation. Spun Gold is a luxurious and glamorous wedding stationery range, perfect for a contemporary yet classic look. Created using gorgeous heavyweight 290gsm gold effect fabric board â€˜Spun Goldâ€˜ offers that chic metallic look without being OTT. All the matching stationery is of course equally as glamorous with gold foiled text. Read the rest of this entry »
Wedding themes have evolved massively over the years – from the classic white wedding to more daring colour scheme such as rainbows, film themes and one of our favourites – a space themed wedding. We’re not talking about UFO’s and Aliens but more gorgeous Galaxy’s and hundreds of twinkling stars. So today we thought we would show you how to create this wonderful wedding theme…
Obviously we may be a little biased but we feel that the wedding invitationÂ will defintely set the right tone for your stunning space themed wedding. Our Valini wedding invitation in Royal Blue is spot on. The dark blue background of the invitation perfectly offsets the white stars and text.
In the famous words of Billy Idol – it’s a nice day for a white wedding. It may seem like forever away right now but if you have a wedding planned forÂ 2017 then now is the time to start finalisingÂ ideas and making purchases! Christmas is only a few months away and all the shops will soon be getting in some fabulous whiteÂ decorations so keep an eye out now for anything you like. Top tip – hit the January sales and get a ton of white wedding items super cheap!
So here is a little white wedding inspiration from us… Read the rest of this entry »
Here at Ivy Ellen we love vintage wedding invitations, whether you’re looking for a simple vintage look or some fab florals. Vintage weddings have remained ever popular with brides and grooms across the country. However, there are many different ways to express the vintage look. From soft vintge florals to retro 60’s inspired themes, they are all vintage and all gorgeous! We have a number of vintage wedding invitations to suit, so here are our top five.
Our Vintage floral wedding invitation is one of our landmark designs, showcasing a stunning hand painted floral artwork embellished with genuine Swarovski crystals. These floral wedding invitations would look great for a summer wedding or even a great gatsby 1920â€™s inspired theme. These vintage wedding invitations have been very popular and is often featured in our real life weddings such as this beautiful summer country wedding. Vintage floral wedding invitations start from Â£3.70 Read the rest of this entry »
This month we are absolutely loving the botanical wedding theme – full of natural vibes and oh so chic. Botanical looks are everywhere at the moment, from home decoration to fashion so why not encorporate it into your big day too? The great thing about this look is that you can go very classic and simple or add in some modern touches such as terrariums and charcoal grey’s. So today we have pulled together some of our botanical stationery along with inspiration from around the web!
First up of course is one of our wedding invitation designs – Maiden. This Belly Band invite is a new hand water coloured wedding invitation. The delicate fern design stands out beautifully against the bridal white 350gsm board. You could even change the text to varying shades of brown or grey to suit this botanical wedding theme. The belly band invitation starts from only Â£1.95
One theme for the big day that is not going anywhere in 2016 is watercolour weddings. We LOVE them! Whether you’re going for a soft and ethereal look or bold and modern – watercolour wedding themes can work for you! See below a variety of images we have gathered from around the web to show you why watercolours should be making an appearance on your big day…
Of course we had to start with showing you one of our fabulous watercolour wedding invitations – this is our Lavandula stationery range. The soft and gentle watercolours create this rustic vibe and would look perfect for either a rustic or French country wedding theme – as well as a full on watercolour theme! Read the rest of this entry »