How To Create Stunning Seasonal Wedding Themes

January 26th, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags: , , , , ,
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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!

Seasonal Wedding Themes

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 the 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.”

Pspring Seasonal Wedding Themes

For our Spring seasonal wedding theme we chose two designs – our ‘Bunnies’ wedding invitation and ‘Festoon’. Read the rest of this entry »

RLW: Teresa and Steve’s Winter Wedding Day

January 17th, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags:
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In December of 2016 Teresa and Steve vowed to spend their lives together on a gorgeous winter wedding day in front of their closest family and friends. The ceremony and reception were held at the stunning venue of Stirrups Country House Hotel in Berkshire. A beautiful winter wedding day with a navy blue and silver colour theme. Today we have Teresa with us and she is letting us in some top wedding day tips plus some lovely pictures of the bride and groom…


Who proposed? How did they propose?

Steve proposed – he arranged a surprise holiday for my 40th Birthday to New York. He was planning to propose on a helicopter ride he had planned but it got postponed due to snow. He couldn’t delay the proposal as he had booked a personal shopper in Tiffany’s for that afternoon so he asked me walking through Central Park. I obviously said yes and we went to choose the ring which we then collected that afternoon. He then asked me again that evening at the top of the Empire State Building to which I said yes very quickly as it was freezing and I couldn’t wait to wear the ring.

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Offer of the Month: 4 Free Wedding Invitation Samples

January 13th, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags: , , , , ,
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Feeling the January blues? For January’s offer of the month we have decided to give you 4 FREE wedding invitation samples! Looking at your wedding stationery online can be a little tricky, and we understand that. So all you have to do is pick four of your favourite designs and until the 31st January – we will send the wedding invitation samples to you for free!

January - wedding invitation samples

Here at Ivy Ellen we are proud to create our wedding stationery with the highest quality products. Of course we want you to see this quality, this way you can be 100% sure that you have chosen the correct design for your big day. Wedding invitation samples are normally priced at £2.50 each so be sure to use this code before it’s too late!

All you need to do is simply enter the code 4FREE at the basket stage online. You can also email us to or call 0203 034 1200 to order your wedding invitation samples. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

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Below are the links to a few blogs that you might find helpful when looking to make an order with us!

Custom Wedding Invitations and Personalisation Options

The Meaning Behind Colourful Wedding Invitations

We hope to see your order soon! Stephanie x

Secrets To A Healthy and Happy Marriage

January 11th, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags: , , ,
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Husbands and Wives across the world have all kinds of secrets to a healthy and happy marriage – and we want to find them out!  Today we have asked not only a few real life brides from the fabulous Rock ‘n’ Roll Wives facebook forum but also my lovely Grandma who has been married to my Grandad for nearly 60 years!

bride and groom kiss

My Grandma, Yvonne

The secret to a happy marriage is about give and take. You can’t expect the world from eachother, nobody is perfect. John and I have had our ups and downs over the years but we never once gave up. We sat down, talked about the issue and decided what was best, together. We have also always put eachother first, when John needed to move for work there was no doubt in my mind that I would follow. He is my rock, always has been and always will be.
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Our Top 4 Honeymoon Destinations 2017

January 3rd, 2017 by Ivy Ellen Tags: ,
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Wedding planning can be very stressful -we all know that. Therefore your honeymoon destinations 2017 is a must-do on your list – a little TLC will be needed after the big day! In this blog we have narrowed our choices for top honeymoon destinations 2017 to just 4. They are all unique, wonderful and of course – simply beautiful.

seychelles honeymoon destinations 2017


We have to admit we became obsessed with this place when Kat from Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride ventured there earlier this year! If you’re looking for a laid-back, picturesque vacation then this should be top of your honeymoon destinations 2017 list! Seychelles is pretty much what we imagine paradise might look like – the beach is sublimely soft, the waters are crystal clear, and all the resorts on the islands are to die for. Your first job is to decide which of their stunning private islands to stay on – most of which are lush in wilderness, sandy beaches and romace in abundance. All luxury hotels on the Seychelles will offer you and your spouse the chance to dine alone in a romantic spot around their property!

We won’t lie – Seychelles can be expensive but looks SO worth it! Read the rest of this entry »

New: Foiled Skyline Paris Wedding Invitation

December 27th, 2016 by Ivy Ellen Tags: , , ,
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Paris – the city of love. What better theme for your wedding day? Our brand new Paris wedding invitation, complete with a hand foiled skyline is perfect for an uber luxurious and chic look. Whether you’re tying the knot in the beautiful city or simply want a little Parisian touch on your big day – this is the invitation for you.

Paris Wedding Invitation

Our Paris wedding invitation is available in two different style options with two colour choices. A folded card invitation with pearlescent insert or a double mounted postcard style in either gloss gold or silver. The Paris skyline is embellished with a single genuine Swarovski crystal and the option for your names to be hand foiled also. These invitations are modern, luxurious and unique – perfect for the vibrant city of Paris.

paris-silver Paris Wedding Invitationn

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2016 Year Review – New Wedding Invitations and More

December 20th, 2016 by Ivy Ellen Tags: , ,
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In just 11 days the year of 2016 will officially be over – and what a year it was! Here at Ivy Ellen not only did we release a stunning collection of new wedding invitations but we also moved offices, attended wedding shows and even had an Ivy Ellen wedding! Find out more about our wonderful year below…

Farewell new wedding invitations

Wedding Shows

In 2016 we exhibited at 7 wedding shows, our record so far! Including the fabulous National Wedding Show at London Olympia. This year we decided to exhibit at more local shows than ever before and have absolutely loved it! Our local shows started off with a bang in January at The Charmandean Centre in Worthing, West Sussex. We loved meeting local brides and grooms, other suppliers and working with the wonderful Stylish Events Wedding Fayre team. Throughout the year we then attended shows at The Amex and Goring Hall before September arrived. This is when the show season really begins and we become very busy little bees! The National Wedding Show is well worth visiting, we enjoyed our stay up in London and thought the show went absolutely brilliantly! We then finished the year off with 3 more local shows including The Amex, The Charmandean and Crawley K2.

*This is Gloria and Stephanie teaching DIY wedding invitations at The National Wedding Show this year*

steph-and-gloria new wedding invitations

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Top 5 Iconic Wedding Accessories

December 16th, 2016 by Ivy Ellen Tags: , , , , ,
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Today’s blog is all about the top 5 iconic wedding accessories from both real life and of course TV and movies. Iconic wedding dresses are pretty well known – however we want to look a little closer and discover the accessories that made these big days so famous. Struggling for a wedding theme? Why not choose your favourite TV wedding and re-create? Or even better ALL of your favourite weddings! From shoes to leather jackets, this list has it all…



Carrie Bradshaw’s wedding shoes from Sex and the City

The majority of women cannot deny that this particular shoe should be top of the iconic wedding accessories list! Carrie Bradshaw’s Manolos Blahniks from the Sex and the City movie are truly stunning. You can still buy them today as originals from Manolos or of course many companies do a cheaper but similar style version!

Background info: Carrie and Big’s huge city wedding is called off after Big is a no show, however at the end of the movie Carrie and Big see eachother again. There is a truly romantic moment where Big places a pair of Manolo Blahniks on Carrie and they kiss. They then have a small and intimate wedding – where Carrie is wearing said shoes *tears up*. Read the rest of this entry »

What It’s Like To Be Considered A Plus Size Bride

December 14th, 2016 by Ivy Ellen Tags: , ,
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Hi everyone – it’s Sussex Bride here! Today is a very personal post that I felt although very sensitive, needed sharing. I’d like to talk with you about what it’s like to be considered as a plus size bride. Many of you might find this subject a little sensitive or awkward but I really want to draw attention to those three little words – plus size bride.


As you know I got married a little over a month ago now on the 5th November, it was an amazing day and I couldn’t have wished for a better husband to share it with. We took about a year to plan the wedding and in that time I felt an unbearable pressure to lose weight for the big day. In every wedding magazine going there were lists of what to do for the wedding – and nearly all of them included starting a fitness regime. Why? Why should marrying the person you love come hand in hand with dieting? Surely they love you as you are?

smiling-bride-and-groom Plus Size Bride

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Offer of the Month: Free Shipping On All Wedding Stationery

December 12th, 2016 by Ivy Ellen Tags: ,
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‘Tis the time of year for giving, so we have a little gift just for you. For the whole month of December we are giving every single customer FREE SHIPPING on every single order! Every little helps when it comes to planning for a wedding and we like to help as much as possible, especially with your wedding stationery…


Yes you did read that right. Completely 100% FREE shipping on ALL orders! No catches, no order value limit just a lovely little gesture from us to you. All you need to do is simply enter the code FBFS at the basket stage online. You can also email us to or call 0203 034 1200 for a customer order quote and present the code FBFS to gain the discount. The offer runs until the end of December 2016 and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.


Below are the links to a few blogs that you might find helpful when looking to make an order with us!

Custom Wedding Invitations and Personalisation Options

The Meaning Behind Colourful Wedding Invitations

We hope to see your order soon! Stephanie x