Posts Tagged ‘wedding stationery’

Love a freebie? Course you do.

We’ve teamed up with Guides for Brides UK leading wedding blog with a giveaway for one lucky Bride to be to win a full set of customised signs for their wedding day. Enter competition

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The prize allows the winner to go crazy in our personalised wedding signs department, allowing them to choose 5 different signs and have them personalised with your custom wording….all freeeeeee.

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Choose any sign, from the luxury gold foil ‘Welcome to our Wedding’ sign, ‘Sign our Guest Book’ sign, candy buffet ‘Love is Sweet Help yourself to a treat’ sign, ‘Reserved’ signs for tables and church pews, ‘Photo Booth Grab a prop’ signs and lot’s lot’s more. Too many to list here!

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Visit the Guides for Brides & enter the competition today. (competition closes 30/11/16)

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bridesmagazine.co.uk and our ombre pink place cards

I missed our little pink pearl place card (pictured centre) in the actual copy of Conde Nast Brides Magazine. Their magazine is just too full of pretty pictures that dart my eyes and make me giddy. I came across this hidden in an old folder. Far too pretty to stay hidden in said old folder.

“hello world here I am!” said the lone place card.

Thank you Brides Magazine for featuring us. It’s always a privilege

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Happy new year!

A new year is always an exciting time for me, a chance to wipe the slate clean, set new goals and write new lists.

2014! I’m excited about this year.

And what better news to share than our coming together with the great Wedding Community website

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We were delighted to be asked by Kim from the Wedding Community website to come on board and join their expert team as their new Wedding Stationery Expert. Of course we got certificate smiles and jumped at the chance and have been working with them since around the Autumn time. I know, I know we’re late in getting the word on the street, but naturally the run up to Christmas is a super busy time that we hadn’t got around to sharing the good news.

Made With Love Designs are the new Wedding Community Stationery Experts

If you’re planning a wedding make sure you stop by their website it’s a real go to place for everything ‘wedding’ and best of all it’s free to join.

Their facebook page is packed with inspiration too so please follow them here or if you’re more of a twitter guy/girl here’s their twitter account.

I’ll be sure to post links to each months Wedding Community articles on our blog too.

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We’re excited to announce that we now ship our wedding stationery internationally / worldwide / on a global scale from our UK studio. Hip hip hooray!

We’ve recently worked with clients in Canada, New York, Los Angeles, Belgium, Ghana, Nigeria, Calafornia, Texas, Australia, New Zealand, Paris, Norway, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, Dubai, Hong Kong, and of course mostly good old Blighty. Wowzers that’s some list when it’s written down! And for 2012 we’ve been working closely with couriers to open up our shipping facilities to worldwide.

I love how accessible the whole wide world is. From the emails (where we answer customer queries); to the the internet (how we can process your orders), through Facebook, Twitter, magazines & blogs (where we market our business & connect with customers) and all at the touch of a button. Literally on the go if necessary on our iPhones. The world is literally at our finger tips.

Love this clever FedEx ad (via Plenty of Colour).

And to celebrate our official ‘opening up to the world’ we will be offering a series of country specific offers starting with AUSTRALIA. You lovely lot in sunny Oz can get FREE SHIPPING on your orders type ‘OZFREESHIP’ in the promo box at checkout or prefer a whopping 20% off wedding orders type ‘OZTWENTYOFF’

Hello sunshine…we’re expecting you! xox

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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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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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