Posts Tagged ‘vintage’

It’s kind of traditional that in this country when you have a Bank holiday, it rains… Well not on this last one, the sun was out and we decided to take full advantage of the lovely weather.

We opened the curtains on Saturday morning to glorious sunshine pouring in, this meant that I had to wake up Mrs Made With Love to make sure that she didn’t snooze the day away. The only way to do this is with coffee and a perfectly runny soft boiled egg.

We were off to the beautiful town of Harrogate for the day as we were picking up an antique, marble toped table to add to our front room (more about that in another post).

Harrogate is a pretty spa town in North Yorkshire, we had to make a quick stop off as our friendly courier Steve was picking up some of our new mirrors to deliver to a customer and sod’s law the only day he could pick up was a Saturday. We arrived early afternoon and decided to stop off at the world famous Betty’s tea rooms. Betty’s is a traditional tea room, which has a wonderful shop front which just entices you in to the lovely interior, with a wide range of specially blended teas, coffees and probably the best looking cake stand ever. We went for the traditional afternoon, with triangle sandwiches and a stunning selection of cakey treats. The favorite was definitely the vanilla slice which was perfect.

Clare and Lil peeping into Betty's shop window

Clare and Lil peeping into Betty’s shop window

Our afternoon tea

Our afternoon tea

Si pouring his cup of tea with a fine selection of cakes

Si pouring his cup of tea with a fine selection of cakes on view

As the sun was finally out we decided to bring out the Spring/Summer wardrobe. Clare wore her new grey marl maxi dress from River Island and has been teasing her from the wardrobe for the last few wet weeks, I decided to indulge my love of vintage with a Ralph Lauren seersucker shirt in a brilliant bright blue stripe, I even brought out the ankles with a cheeky few turn ups showing of the Timberland boat shoes all topped of with a vintage blazer. Our little Lil even got in on the act with her pretty floral print Matthew Williamson dress.

Tourist shot one

Tourist shot one

We even had time to stop for some tourist shots at the Harrogate sign

... And tourist photo number 2

… And tourist photo number 2

That was our Saturday all finished, we came home and by this time, you  guessed it we were hungry again and so we indulged in a roasted camembert, baguette and a bottle of red. We retired early as we had a lovely meal planned for the next day.


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Yikes did you know that it’s Mother’s Day on the 10th of March? Hasn’t March come around quickly…it only seems like 2 minutes since we were gulping down our Christmas dinners & tearing open presents.

Personalised vintage style mothers day cards by Made With Love UK design studio

We launched Mother’s Day early this year and it’s been a great success.

There are only 7 days left to shop our Mother’s Day Greetings Cards & Mother’s Day Gifts Departments to ensure Mummy gets her treats on time. So don’t hang around we’d hate for things to arrive late. Our last shipping date to post Mother’s Day gifts & Cards out is Wednesday 6th March so hurry hurry just 1 week left to get organised.

We have some of the most beautiful gifts I think I’ve ever seen. Gasp! Here’s a few of our favourites…

Beautiful sweet jasmine scented fair trade soy mix candles handmade by artisans in the Thai hills

Candle blush pink peony

Vintage bird cage tea light holders in 2 sizes from £9.95 *Best Seller*

Bird Cage Tea Light Holders Wedding Tables

Morroccan Candle lantern £9.95 (limited stock)

Morrocan Art Deco Lantern Cream

Luxury jasmine glass jar large candle which smell divine (I swear these are too darn pretty to light, but do look pretty sat on Mamma’s dressing table £20

Glass Candle Pink Soy Candle Gift

and these pretty tea lights hand sculpted into different flowers, too cute. And a snip at just £5

Flower Tea Lights Pack Gift1

Or this tea light holder with flower tea lights already included £15.00

Wooden Candle Holder Ladies gift White wood Gift1

And are greetings cards are always beautiful so we hope you like the pretty selection. All cards are handmade in our UK studio, handmade to your order, personalised with a special message.

We have our usual luxury Mother’s Day cards

Venice new Cluster Tropical Polka dot greetings cards1 Tropical Mothers Day Cards Lace & Rose Mothers Day Cards

and some simple printed Mother’s Day cards that are cheaper.

Scrabble Mothers Day CardsNo 1 Mum Mothers Day Cards

So something to suit everyone! Visit our website to buy online. FREE Shipping on orders over £30 use code GIFTCARD (see terms here). Not just Mother’s Day gifts click here to view our full gifts range (think birthdays) & shhh new interiors department here which we haven’t told anyone about yet but it’s coming soon and available to preview/pre-order today. Shhh

I’m just so happy that I’m a Mummy too as I have a biiiiiiig longgggg list. And I’ve been a very good Mummy this year ;- )

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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

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 . 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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We’re spending a little time over the following months to update the wedding website, do a general tidy up, make images larger and add information on the images to answer popular questions you may have.

Opulence luxury sparkly lace wedding invitations is our best selling design and we’ve updated this page first with the new layout. We now do favours of foil wrapped chocolates in sweet little boxes which can now be seen on the Luxury Opulence wedding stationery gallery.

Included in the new page is a Luxury Wedding Invitation Colour Themes section showing recent designs we’ve worked on in different colour schemes to inspire you.

Dusky Pink – Popular for 2010 weddings and the trend is set to continue for 2011. With Vintage styles seeing a revival from 2010 bigger & more beautiful than ever.

Dusky pink wedding invitations

Monochrome – A timeless & classic theme for weddings. Opulence invitations can be designed with black lace, white lace, and monochrome ribbons. Mix and match black & white for a stylish city style.


Regal Royal Purples. Sumptuous & rich purples have always been a popular choice and looks super in the Opulence Collection. 

Pages are being updated daily so watch this space!

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Oooh er – it’s been a busy week. We will soon be launching ‘Boudoir’ our Fabulous French Furniture boutique. Here’s a sneak peak of what’s to come…

If you’re into beautiful interiors, fabulous french furniture, rule Britannia & all things lavish, grand, shabby chic & vintage… you might just fall off your seats when you see our gorgeous home wares. For the moment you can buy this bloody gorgeous Union Jack chair online for £250 (normal price £295) with the brand new website launching later this month with lot’s of stunning lines currently being added.

Add your name to our mailing list to be the first to hear when the furniture boutique opens and to receive an exclusive discount code when we open the full website.

We will also have a showroom of the furniture when our new studio opens early March. So do stop by!

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We were too busy last month to scan all of press clippings of features where our lovelies had appeared there were just so many! There were 2 more magazines which had showcased our stationery which we hadn’t blogged about. You may have seen Made With Love in the news last month. Our cards featured in Confeti Magazine:

Our Opulence Collection in dusky pink featured in Confeti’s ‘Wedding Invitations with the Wow Factor!’ feature.

We also featured in Wedding Ideas on 3 pages:Our luxury save the date cards in ivory were featured:

and the save the date cards also featured in a vintage piece too

and again on page 200 our Parisian/French style wedding invitations ‘Paris Lace’

If you found us through these magazines… thanks for stopping by. Thank you to the editors at Confeti & Wedding Ideas for featuring our stuff xox

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Following on from last weeks peach inspired blog post, as promised I wanted to show you some peach ideas to co-ordinate with the new luxurious wedding invitations we designed last week for a client having a peach wedding theme. Not just for peach themes, the vintage peach card used is so subtle that it can be used for a nude / naturals wedding invitation or apricot wedding invitation.

Peach ideas to work for your peach wedding theme

I have never tried macaroons… am I missing out? They’re very ‘in’ at the minute and would make a stylish favour for the ladies at your wedding. Lauderee macaroons look divine and come highly recommended. Buy ready-made gift boxes for favours / gifts for guests or wrap individual macaroons in clear bags and tie with peach ribbon to follow on the theme. The Fleur d’Oranger (Orange Blossom) macaroons look the perfect colour as favours for your peach wedding theme. Peach / pink macaroons image via wedding chicks.

Who could resist a cute flower girl at their wedding. Flower girl dress shown here in peach is sooo pretty and could also be used as Bridesmaid dresses for the little ones from Wedding Dress Online.

soft peach invitations following a vintage wedding theme

Decorate the wedding venue with peach accessories: peach place cards and wedding menus from the Opulence Collection, peach roses, and crystal candelabra’s with tea lights lit to give a peachy candle light glow to tables. Scatter Swarovski crystal table diamonds on wedding tables to catch the light of the tea lights and send shards of peach colour across the room. For a peach theme we recommend using the CrystalAb Scatter crystals or try a coloured table diamond such as the new Light Peach Crystal all available in small packs of 72 crystals or wholesale packs of 720 from Made With Love

Decorate wedding reception with peach cushions, fabrics and throws. Peach wedding reception decor image via Snippet & Ink

Add vintage accessories to add a touch of glamour and follow on the vintage feel. This vintage crystal bracelet via Polyvore would be perfect and these peach vintage earings are so pretty from Etsy

OMG these shoes from Dune are to die for… and a snip at only £75.00. A-mazing!

Sweet little satin clutch from Monsoon

Following on the peach theme this beautifully designed peach wedding cake from Maisie Fantasie is pretty much perfect for a vintage theme too.

A vintage wedding theme, lends itself very well to simple wedding dresses accessorized with vintage jewellery.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at this peach inspiration board as much as I had putting it together. If any of the images haven’t been credited, please let me know so that I can credit them.



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