Top trends in wedding invitations
We love hearing all about the latest trends all you wedding stationers see in your customer requests, so we've asked the lovely Lisa Rodrigues from Lisa Loves Design to share her top seasonal styles with us.
Take it away Lisa!
As a bespoke designer of wedding invitations I get a lot of weird and wonderful requests from couples who are looking for something a bit different. Some couples show a little trepidation when they come to me with their ideas as they think they sound a little crazy and strange, combining various styles with things that are personal to them. For me, however, the more original the request the more fun I have putting a design together, bringing your ideas, colours and personal styles into a fluid design that really works.
Whilst my customers ideas are vast, interesting and sometimes completely 'out there', it is possible to notice a few basic genres these requests fall into which I'll tell you about now. These are:
These designs combine maps, compasses, stamps, and passport motifs and usually come from brides and grooms who are planning a destination wedding, or would particularly like to highlight the location of their wedding or their love for travel in their designs.
A big mishmash of flowers, camper vans, wellies, tents, festival flags usually in the couples wedding and colours and popularly designed in the form of a ticket invitation with a tear off RSVP stub. Festival 'Line Up' table plans with tables named after their favourite bands compliment this theme perfectly.
A very broad category which can be including anything from rustic designs combining lace and kraft card, to anything reflective of a bygone or retro era, sub-categories including Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Traditional, New England and so on.
image courtesy of http://www.zoe-photography.co.uk/
I adore combining cute Christmas motifs such as snowflakes with shimmering pearlised card in oyster or silver. Christmas really is a magical time of year and provides a glorious theme for your wedding stationery. One of my favourite designs has been a take on a movie poster for the film 'A Wonderful Life'.
A speciality niche of mine, I live and work in this beautiful city and I love to depict some of the gorgeous Victorian and Edwardian buildings into my designs, such as Brighton Pier, Brighton Pavilion, Brighton Bandstand, West Pier and more.
image by Rachael Overton
ROCK N ROLL
I have recently worked with a tattoo artist in Sao Paulo who has hand drawn a gorgeous skull bridal couple which has been a really popular design. Skulls are particularly popular at the moment as well as Old School retro tattoos. Getting married is really becoming a Rock n Roll affair!
Some other trends on the horizon are; watercolour, rainbows and unicorns, glitter, nautical, hot foil and more! Watch this space.
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