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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.


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)?


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.

272116002454662373_ALnJWQkp_cCoral Pantone colour card

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.


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


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.

WIdeas Peach Gold Sample2

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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Opulence Vintage Lace Wedding Invitations in Vogue Magazine May 2011It’s been a whirlwind week at Made With Love. It’s the first week in our new studio and we’re just about settling in.

And and and… Our luxury lace & diamonds Opulence Wedding Invitations have been listed in British Vogue Magazine’s May 2011 issue Royal Wedding Special: ‘Love is in the Heir… Vogue’s guide to a wedding fit for a princess’. Our Union Jack Queen Anne Wedding throne chair and footstool got a mention too. Horray!

Our Invitations as seen in VogueIt’s still amazing for us when we see our work in any magazine. But Oh! to be in Vogue… this one definitely gave us chufty badges!

Here it is:

Close Up:

It reads: ‘Made With Love offer fabulous wedding stationery, personalised greetings cards and have now expanded into the world of interior fashion. Pictured is their best selling and most luxurious wedding stationery design “Opulence” . Featuring a vintage crystal cluster, sumptuous satins and imported lace. Popular with celebrity clients, film directors, and Brides wanting a little luxury.’

How exciting!

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We had sooo much fun designing these invitations. A brief for a ‘Alice In Wonderland themed wedding focusing on queen of hearts, classic Alice in Wonderland with a modern twist’ we created a fun range using the Alice in Wonderland rabbit, cool types mixed with scroll types and paired with red polka ribbon in signature ‘Made With Love’ style. 

Do you have a specific theme in mind…? Get in touch as we are able to offer a free no obligation bespoke designs based on your brief & budget. Give us a little time to come up with a design board to your theme and we’ll do this free of charge (Please allow 1 month for bespoke design boards). If there’s something you LOVE from these, you can order them. Alternatively, we take bookings for bespoke designs which we will book into our diary and have a set of at least 3 design images to you within 5 working days which cost £60.00. Email with your requirements.

The weather has been terrible so our photographs aren’t final versions and we plan to re-shoot when we have better light.

Gorgeous Alice Rabbit Wedding Invitations

Alice In Wonderland Wedding Invitation with envelope. £3.25 with polka dot ribbon. Sweet huh?

Alice In Wonderland 'Eat Me' Favour Tags

Alice in Wonderland Wedding Place card which doubles up as ‘Eat Me’ Favour Tags. £1.95 printed with individual guest names. Look gorgeous on wedding tables to accompany an edible favour treat or tied round favour pails.

Alice In Wonderland Place Cards featuring Queen of Hearts

Alice In Wonderland themed Place Cards £1.65 Queen of Hearts design. Printed with individual guest names using our NEW super duper glossy printer.

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Yellow is such a fresh colour for summer weddings. Yellow is becoming increasingly popular as a wedding colour in it’s own right. For a zesty lemon theme, team yellow with vibrant oranges and fuchsia pinks. For subdued lemon hues team yellow with blush pink or duck egg blue. Pair yellow with grey and you have a very stylish love affair!

All of the wedding stationery & wedding invitations on the website can be designed in any colour. So, if yellow is your thing this can be arranged. We have a beautiful yellow ribbons for your lemon themed stationery OR yellow & grey wedding invitations. Primrose Lemon Satin Ribbon, a Sunshine Yellow Satin Ribbon and a Pale Lemon Ribbon. Pair this with beautiful grey type or stylish black and now we’re talking.

Yellow Wedding Inspiration

What’s in the picture: Yellow Design Board from Snippet & Ink

Additional items:

Large Yellow, Grey & Walnut Seating Plan from the Purity Collection £130 from Made With Love Wedding Stationery

Polka Dot Wedding Invitation with Box from the Ooh La La Collection £4.10 from Made With Love Wedding Invitations

Opulent Lace Wedding Invitation with Vintage Crystal Cluster from the Opulence Collection £5.40 from Made With Love

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Samantha over at The Wedding Invitation Shop featured our new vintage rose summer florals ranges in her blog as her design of the day in April – Lucky us!

Her blog features lots of wedding stationery ideas and reviews, featuring the latest designs from UK Companies. And Made Wit Love are proud to also be on board as one of Samantha’s chosen stationery designers.
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If your opting for a vintage rose theme / English garden wedding &  love pretty floral prints, romantic roses and vintage fabrics our new floral rose collections are going to blow your mind. We have the lovely Chantilly Cream Collection – Pretty vintage lace & rose wedding invitations with 3 parchment rose buds in an array of colours to suit. The summery English Rose Wedding Stationery Collection – featuring pretty rose fabric print in a duck egg blue with pink shades of rose hand tied with a satin ribbon. All perfect for a vintage summer wedding, garden weddings and garden party occasions.

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