Archive for the ‘Wedding Invitations’ Category

We’re updating the website with all of our Luxury wedding stationery collections and they are looking FINE.

We spent the last few weeks in the studio getting photography tip top and first up to show off is the stunning gold foil beauties our Gorgeous grey and gold wedding invitations. Printed on luxury grey card (300gsm) with luxury gold printing and written in stylish modern fonts. We love this collection and it’s been a hit already with lovely customers.

Grey wedding invitation

Cool, clean, crisp and super stylish. These grey invitations look amazeballs when styled with all grey stationery items to keep everything one shade of grey. Super swish having grey invitations with a different shade of grey. In a recent order for James & Stephen we designed their invitations in the marble grey card but with simple grey info cards & RSVP’s (printed with the gold lettering) still in keeping with their grey and gold theme but mixing it up a little with the differing shades. If you’re feeling brave the grey invitations look striking when they are contrasted with black envelopes. But I have to say it quite frankly knocks our socks off when paired with a hot pink gift card printed in metallic gold ( I do love a grey and pink pairing personally ).

Other card colours are available for your wedding invitations. Loads in fact (not just grey) which all look stunning with the gold printing. We’ve designed this collection so far in navy and gold, black and gold, pink & gold and marble and gold. All of which looked so stunning. There isn’t a card colour that the gold foil doesn’t work beautifully with. See our board colours here:

Card colours for gold printing

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Not happy with just gold printing, we’re experimenting at the moment with white inks and copper printing which we’re very excited to show the results of in the coming weeks.

So here she is in all her grey and gold glory. the Grey & Gold Wedding Stationery Collection is here. Isn’t she pretty…? If you love her please feel free to share with friends we want to get this collection out to as many people as possible. She’s too pretty to not be seen.

Grey & gold invitations

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View the full grey wedding collection here

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Corals, peaches and blush shades of invitations

So all of a sudden we get a million enquiries in the same week about one particular colour theme and that’s when you know what’s going to be hot for the upcoming wedding season. It’s not that coral and peach wedding invitations have ever really been ‘out’ of fashion but last year it had a little rest and took a back seat to the more traditional & muted shades like Ivory, Oatmeal and Nudes.

Coral wedding invitations

Plenty of traditional themes emerged last year too with lace invitations & stationery being more popular than ever for our Brides wedding invitations. Now, I’ll never tire of ‘traditional’ I’m all for it, but I am longing for the bolder Bride. And as a blonde girl myself, coral does it for me.

This year, the enquiries have been pouring in for wedding samples in coral. And I have 3 main reasons as to why this could be.

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Firstly, it could be because weddings abroad are more popular than ever. A few years ago, we worked on very large weddings in the main. Weddings with 80+ guests were the norm. This year, the volume is up on the number of people getting wed, but the orders are smaller in quantity and many are choosing to elope in sunnier climates. And why not. For Brides choosing a beach wedding, coral is so popular right now for their invitations. We currently have clients getting married in Cyprus, Turkey, Ibiza, & Menorca on the books right now. And guess what they are all coral Brides.

Orchid Wedding Guest Book with coral ribbon from Made With Love Designs UK

Secondly, could it be that coral is a more toned down variation of the Pantone colour of the year from 2012 ‘Tangerine Tango’ (that’s Pantone number 7625C for the designers out there)?

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Where orange, having grown in popularity amongst Designers and consumers in the previous months, was starting to appear in fashion, make up and interiors far more than before.

Coral Make up based on Tangerine Tango shade

Pantone do not take naming their colour of the year lightly and their selection is a very thoughtful process. To arrive at the selection, Pantone quite literally comb the world looking for color influences from the film industry, artists etc. And this naming of such a dramatic and seductive colour, saw Designers and Brides empowered to use such a bold colour in their wedding planning. Perhaps the recent popularity in Coral is based on the Colour of the Year 2012’s downfall: it was just that bit too bold for Brides’ wedding plans.

We always see variations of Pantone’s colour of the year filter through in variations of the shade in the following years after a naming, and coral seems to be the most popular option from Tangerine Tango. See just how similar Tangerine Tango is to Coral.

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It will be interesting to see whether Pantone’s colour of the year 2013 Emerald has the same popularity when it trickles through to wedding stationery arena.

Thirdly, the Spring & Summer season is fast approaching and nothing says summer like a punchy coral.  Since we in the invitation business work approximately 6-12 months ahead for wedding stationery, we are now getting summer 2014 wedding orders in and beyond, and it is the summery shades of coral and zesty tangerine shades that are more popular than ever. In addition we are also seeing peachy, blush and more paler shades of coral colours being selected by Brides too.

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If you’re thinking of having a coral wedding theme, take a look at our Coral Pinterest Boards that we’ve put together with lot’s of ideas and coral weddingy goodness.

Here’s a pick of my favourite coral pins

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Luxury coral wedding stationery inspiration

(all images on these boards are at this Pinterest link on our Coral Wedding Inspiration Boards  and click through to the relevant supplier/photographer/image owner where the image was sourced)

For pure invitation inspiration take a look at our coral wedding invitations colour theme page here.

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Any of our luxury wedding stationery collections can be designed in coral. If we do not show your colour scheme in the invitation that you want, please contact us as we have lot’s of coral images on file that we can email to you. If we don’t have the image, we can create a sample and email this image over to you.

Ribbons for wedding stationery

Likewise, you can order a sample wedding invitation in your chosen colour scheme & we can post directly to you along with a selection of ribbon swatches in a similar colour theme.

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It’s always exciting to see our work in print on the crisp glossy pages of a magazine but it’s pretty special for us to be in Vogue for the second time this year (see the first time here) as Vogue recommends Made With Love’s Invitations for the perfect ‘Vogue’ wedding. Snazzypants!

See our Opulence & Pearl Collection in this months Vogue magazine. Grab your copy now on sale at all good news stands.

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We are having our whole website redesigned at the moment. But in the meantime have updated a few images in the Wedding Colour Themes pages Burgundy wedding theme page to tidy the page up a little. Heres the new slide:

Ahhh much better now I can sleep

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Last week we posted about rainbow invitations but today I die. My obsession of saving colourful clippings finally becomes useful. I hope that this week we can inspire Bride/Grooms planning a colourful rainbow wedding and show how colour can be used when planning a wedding.  I’ve found a fair bit of wedding related colour on the web but find that when doing ‘colour’, when it comes to weddings it can be quite tacky. I’ve chosen only to use the coolest and most tasteful rainbow wedding images for each of our rainbow mood boards.

Rainbow Cupcake wedding cake via Little Venice Cake Company; Rainbow lighting via belleamour (where you can find more rainbow inspiration on their blog here; Rainbow wedding dress via offbeatbride; Our Guest books via Made With Love; A rainbow balloon release image via tumblr; Rainbow Bridesmaid dresses image via Curiously Colourful; Rainbow flowers to form centre pieces for wedding tables via you are my fave; Our Save the date cards via Made With Love

Happy Friday Lovely Readers! xxx

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This week it’s all about colour. Four or five blog posts of colour in fact.

Our obsession with colour is no secret. If you come into the studio, our shelves are filled with colour coordinated rainbow ribbons. Swarovski crystals shimmer on the walls from their pretty glass jars. And our wedding stationery ranges are framed in colour order.

Whilst classic & traditional colours have seen a re-emergence this season (following the Royal Wedding etc). A hot trend for weddings from last season, which looks as though it’s here to stay is COLOUR. Rainbows of colour – which makes the design industry very happy indeed. With so much colour on offer, why settle for just one colour when your planning your special day.

Today we have a beautiful image of a real wedding with rainbow Bridesmaid dresses by Laura Murray Photography via Before the Big Day  (which is a gorgeous UK wedding blog well worth bookmarking) and paired these images with suggestions of coordinating wedding invitations to suit, which are available in all colours of the rainbow:

Hot Trends: Ivory Invitations, black invitations, burgundy invitations, Hot Pink invitations, coral invitations, Gold invitations & yellow invites

Hot Trends: Sage Green Invitations, Aqua invitations, Cobalt blue invitations, lilac & Lavender invitations, Fuchsia invitations, Blush & baby pink invitations All the above designs are available from www.madewithlovedesigns.co.uk. We’ve put together some pretty rainbow mood boards filled with snippets of some of the prettiest rainbow wedding images on the web, to inspire you. We plan to show these on the blog throughout the week. Excited? We can’t wait to show these pretties.

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Luxurious invitationsWe absolutely adore Opulence, it’s our most popular range by far and magazines can’t get enough of it. It was an easy decision to feature this luxury range as the first of our monthly ‘In the Spotlight’ wedding stationery blog posts.available as evening invitations or day invitations

In a series of spotlight posts we’re going to focus on one design each month to give prospective clients a close up & detailed view of the collection, including close up images, information on the design and just what makes the Opulence wedding collection so special.

We have sourced the globe for the finest lace and the silkiest satin to use in our luxury wedding range. Naturally, the crystal dobbers used on the design are very heavy (an indication of their quality) you can tell from just holding the invitation that this design really is the business. The crystal brooches are very sparkly and have the ‘wow factor’ which is the first thing that your guests will get from these invitations, followed by how beautiful and incredibly well made they are. This is becoming a regular in the feedback that we receive from our Brides after their big day and often from their guests who feel that they must contact us to let us know that they have received an invitation and want to tell us how gorgeous they are! It takes a lot for someone to do this which shows how irresistable this design is. The crystal brooch forms the central feature in this luxury design. ivory wedding stationery in classic wedding colours

For Brides/Grooms who love the vintage lace style but not wanting something so bling, we have a sister collection called ‘Vintage Lace’ luxury lace wedding invitations (click on the name to view) which features all the key materials for a vintage and lace wedding theme but without the luxury crystal and without the luxury price tag. Vintage Lace invites start from £4.35 (we will spotlight on this collection another time – Vintage Lace image shown below far right image next to the Opulence invitation).Luxury ivory lace vintage style wedding invitations from www.madewithlovedesigns.co.uk

Opulence Invites feature our specially imported vintage lace. The lace has a fine weave and floral design, carefully finished on both edges with a deckle finish. We can design your invitations with either ivory lace, black lace or white lace to reflect your wedding theme.


When it comes to the ribbons used on our ribbon luxury invitations, we use the finest double-faced satin ribbon in the world which is spun in 100’s of colours. These ribbons are super silky and we are able to supply reels of ribbon in your matching colours if you want to carry on the theme of your wedding stationery for your venue decoration, flowers etc.

Our ribbons are supplied by the world’s leading ribbon manufacturer, who we chose because quite simply their ribbons are the silkiest, most rich in colour and exquisitely made satins that we have found. And we’re in good company, many exclusive fashion boutiques, designer fashion houses including Chanel & D&G also choose these ribbons. The chances are if you have bought something from one of the exclusive shops on Bond Street, London, you will have come across the  ribbons in their products and exquisite packing.

The Opulence luxury wedding invitations collection is set on thick quality board (300gsm) with a pearl finish, accompanied by matching insert paper available in ivory or white (as well as bespoke colours on request).

We use special thermal printers with solid wax ink to print your invitations. This has it’s advantages as the finish of the print is superior to laser or inkjet printing. This gives a waterproof finish (helpful for any tears from guests when they open your beautiful invite and any accidents which may occur when it’s on display in your guests home!) as well as a slightly raised print for maximum clarity to give crisp printed text.  Invitations are printed with your personal details (which does not cost any extra). We can personalise your invitations with the Bride & Grooms names and wedding date on the front of your invitations and all the necessary details printed inside. If you’re stuck for what to include in your wording we have some invitation wording templates on our website which can help.

Invitations can be supplied with matching pearlescent envelopes (slightly larger that the invite to accommodate the 3d nature). If you plan to post your wedding invitations to guests, we strongly recommend that you opt for the boxed invitation. We feel that this design is too beautiful to risk sending in a paper envelope. Though, many clients have sent their invitations out in envelopes and have been very happy to do so. We supply boxes for only 50p each to allow you to not have to compromise on the design. Boxed invites and enveloped invites can be posted as Large Letter Size (Royal Mail).

When we receive your paid order, please email your wording to be printed. We will start work on a proof for you to be able to see how your wording will look. Once you are happy and sign off your proofs, your order will go to print & design. We typically need 4-6 weeks for the design of orders although we may be able to reduce these lead times a little bit for urgent orders. Please enquire before placing your order to enquiries@madewithlovedesigns.co.uk . Priority slots are available which will guarantee your order for 14 working days costing £60. Please add this priority service to your shopping basket to ensure the speedy design slot is added to your order.

We have many colours available to design the perfect luxury invitation for your special day and recommend that you order a sample invitation in your colours. We will send free ribbon swatches with your sample, which are carefully chosen by our designers to reflect your colour scheme for you to compare (you may find something different in these swatches which you love or the swatches will re-confirm to you that you have made the right choice).

Love this design? Order luxury invitations online today from here. In this collection we do: luxury save the date cards; invites; luxury breakfast Menus’; Luxury table plans; Favours; Luxury table names/numbers; Luxury thank you cards; and the full range of luxury stationery for your day.

We also have over 40 wedding invitation collections on the Luxury wedding stationery and luxury invitations for weddings which can be personalised to match your perfect day.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

The Made With Love Team xox

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