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As Love Invited celebrates it’s fifth anniversary, my gorgeous hubby Dave and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary this June.

It was such a wonderful day, that even 10 years on it is still fresh in our minds. It was full of fun, laughter, friends and family and we loved every minute. So when the opportunity to establish Love Invited came up, I had to grab it with both hands and now I get to do weddingy stuff every day!

Back on 2007 there certainly wasn’t as much choice or inspiration out there, which was probably a good thing! I often think there is so much out there that it is overwhelming. I am in the mind of keeping it simple and going with what you want, rather than what you think you should have.

Here are a few pics from our day along with our own wedding stationery. There wasn’t as much need to have a theme 10 years ago but looking back ours definitely had a floral country theme as we got married in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside.  The colour scheme of ivory and tones of pink was only settled on when we went bridesmaid dress shopping !

Anyway take a look and see how we did it back in 2007!




We’ve  been really looking forward to sharing this exciting new bespoke design with you.

Here’s the story…

We first met Tamara and Mike at the National Wedding Show in Manchester in February 2016. Their brief was to create a school book style invitation as they were getting married at The Great John Street Hotel, which was a former school house. Tamara was great as she knew exactly what style she was looking for and I couldn’t wait to get started. To get the ball rolling we created a neat A7 sized save the date, incorporating old school style doodles along the lines of  ‘Mr & Mrs Forever’ on a chalkboard background. A magnet was attached to the reverse of the save the date so guests could pop it on their fridge, just to keep the important date well and truly in mind.

A few months after the save the dates were designed, printed and posted out it was time to make a start on the wedding invitation. This took the form of a booklet that imitated the look of a school exercise book. The design incorporated the doodles from the save the date, to ensure the theme was carried though and the pages were made up of lined and graph paper. The invitation even included original school photos of the couple, which was a lovely personal touch.

At the back of each invitation there was a pocket which held a library card style Rsvp and return envelope and also ‘a note to the bride a groom’ tag. Guests were asked to fill in the tag and post it back with the Rsvp so they could be used to decorate the venue. We thought this was a great idea.

Following the invitation we also produced Tamara and Mikes on the day stationery. This included a table plan, order of the day, table menu and order of service, all of which followed the school theme.

Hope you like it!


On the day wedding stationery


Dusky Pinks, Sage Greens and White Wedding Inspiration

Inspired by the early blooms and blossom trees of Spring with a glimpse of sunshine and Summer in the distance. These light shades can give a delicately fresh feel to your wedding. I hope this selection of photos will inspire you. Soft tones of pink, including rose quartz, which is a Pantone colour of the year are paired with subtle shades of sage green and lots of crisps whites.

Hello Spring Invitation Inspiration

Get the look…

Wedding Stationery: Choose our sweet watercolour collection with romantic detailing in soft shades of pink. Use the same details to tie your wedding invitations, order of service, menus, table plan and thank you cards to create a look to compliment your whole day.

Flowers: An abundance of blooms in soft and delicate shades will mark the arrival of Spring. Peonies, anemones, blush pink carnations and roses in white, cream and pink are perfect paired with the soft greens of eucalyptus for contrast. On-trend and providing huge impact, hanging flowers are a great choice for your Spring wedding.

Style: Beautiful soft flowing gowns for your bridesmaids in either shades of pink or sage and for the bride, a tulle gown with simple detailing. Finally for the groom, a light suit paired with a pink or sage bow-tie. Add some rose-gold toned jewellery for a finishing touch.

Cake: A simple, lightly coloured, soft-iced cake topped with with fresh flowers is just the perfect finishing touch for this Spring wedding look.

Image Credits

Watercolour Stationery: Love Invited | Hanging Florals: Lolita Says So | Sage Bridesmaids Dress: BHLDN |  Cake: One Fab Day


We recently completed a wedding invitation order for the lovely Hayley and Darren who get married later this year.

I met Hayley at the Autumn National Wedding Show in Manchester in October last year. As their reception venue is a rustic style barn in Cumbria they wanted their invitations to complement this, so they chose from our Vintage Floral collection, however, Hayley asked if they could have their invitations as a set of three tag style cards tied with raffia twine rather than what was available on the website. This was no problem at all and we adapted the design to suit them. Their colour palette was berry tones with a touch of navy blue which suited the floral design perfectly.

The invitations are now all done and dusted and have been sent out to Hayley and Daren’s guests.

I received a lovely message from Hayley when she received their invitations to say:

“Just to let you know that the parcel arrived today.
Thank you so much we both love them, they are just so pretty!”

We hope you like them as much as we do.

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When choosing your wedding stationery you may wonder if a theme is the best route for you. A wedding theme is not essential, however, it could be a good way to narrow your initial choices down and to ensure a style is set for your day and carried through from start to finish.

If you do think a theme is for you then here are a few pointers that may help with choosing the perfect one. Start with your own personal style, the way you like to dress and even how you decorate your home can start you off in the right direction. You could look at basing your theme on your travels, looking at trips you have taken that mean a lot to the two of you or even where you plan to Honeymoon. It could also be a design style you both love, art deco and vintage themes are very popular.

Love Invited have a wide range of themed wedding stationery collections from The Gatsby inspired Hollywood Glamour to the fun and rustic Country Bunting. Each collection includes items from Save the dates and Wedding Invitations right the way through to Table Plans and Thank You Cards.Love-Invited-country-bunting

What colour?

Alongside your over all theme, colour is an important consideration. If you have a theme this will give you some insight in to the colour palette you can use for your wedding stationery. If you don’t have a theme then just think of the colours you like and create a palette that you would like to see at your wedding. A couple of good examples is the use of pastels for Vintage or Country weddings or black and white for Art Deco or stately home weddings.Love-Invited-Floral-Lace

Your stationery and your venue

When choosing your wedding stationery consider how it will sit with the venue you have chosen. With any venue try to tie in the look and feel with your stationery. A floral invitation would complement a garden wedding or a vintage look would work well in a marquee.Love-Invited-Hearts-and-Bicycles

What if you don’t want a theme?

You may decide that your ideas don’t really suit going down the stationery theme route. So, if you are looking for something a little different we also offer a bespoke wedding stationery service, that is personal to you.

Good luck with planning your wedding day, theme or not! If you need any advice get in touch, we would be happy to help.Love-Invited-bespoke


Thank you to Pantone for launching their amazing colours for Spring 2016. They are truly inspirational and are sure to help you with your wedding colour palette.

All the colours are amazing from Beautiful ‘Rose Quartz’, Maritime inspired ‘Snorkel Blue’ to happy, sunny ‘Buttercup’.

Don’t forget that all of our wedding stationery collections can be colour coordinated to match these fantastic colours or any colour of your choice.


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To read a bit more about the colours for Spring 2016 visit the Pantone website


Letterpress printing is an amazing way to bring a simple wedding invitation to life, giving it a luxurious, high quality finish.

Laura and Cody were married in July this year and commissioned me to design and print their bespoke Letterpress wedding invitations. Each invitation set included an A6 wedding invitation and A7 Rsvp card, both with printed envelopes. The design incorporated their own personalised crest and an illustration of the their wedding venue. Each invitation and rsvp card was printed using the Letterpress process, in black ink on to Saunders Waterford 100% cotton paper. They were a great success and looked amazing as a set.

The couple went with a gorgeous simple but glamorous style which i’m sure you will love. Their beautiful wedding photos are courtesy of Chris Semple Photography.



You might remember the blog I wrote a few months ago about Andrea and Ed who were getting married in the Manchester Museum, under the T-Rex skeleton? Well they did on Saturday 14th September, so I would like to congratulate the new Mr & Mrs Shaw.

Andrea and Ed chose form the Love Invited Royal Elegance wedding stationery collection, however, they wanted to personalise it a bit and tie it in with their venue. I did this by simply replacing the crown with an illustration of an ammonite and removing the swirl design, which worked beautifully. Their colour scheme of charcoal and gold was also a perfect match to the day, keeping it simple and elegant.

Their order consisted of a 6 page folded invitation with a tear off post card rsvp. This format is great as it gives plenty of room for additional guest information, without having to include lots of separate cards. Each invitation was also hand finished with a little diamate place on the front just under their names.

For the day they dressed the room with simple double sided order of the day cards, detailing the running order of the proceedings, along with table numbers, menus and an elegant mounted table plan.

Click to see the full Royal Elegance wedding stationery collection.



Well I have to say Andrew and Chelsey’s wedding was a magical day and as the groom’s sister, Maid of Honour and of course wedding stationery designer I can confirm everyone had a wonderful time! The whole day went without a hitch, even our 18month old little boy Sam didn’t seem to distract, with his shouts of ‘hiya’ from the front row!

Andrew and Chelsey live over in Canada and chose to get married back in Yorkshire where we grew up. So due to the distance and the time difference, all the planning had to be mostly done over email, which worked surprisingly well.

Chelsey wanted to achieve a rustic vintage countryside look to their wedding stationery and overall theme. The colour palette for the day was a lovely combination of peacock blue, sunshine yellow and turquoise. The design was beautifully simple with illustrated bunting complemented with a hand drawn typeface.

Their wedding invitations were a set of three stepped cards consisting of  the main wedding invitation which was the largest at A6, then a guest additional information card and rsvp, with a lovely peacock blue post back envelope. All elements were printed on a recycled paper stock called Ellie Poo – that’s right, it is made from ‘you know what’! The wedding invitation sets were hand finished with a length of cotton lace, tied with a twine bow to add that bit of rustic charm.

For the church service Love Invited produced an 8 page A5 Order of Service which continued the rustic vintage theme.

Chelsey’s attention to detail was amazing, The Stone Trough Inn, where the reception was held, was decorated with Chelsey’s hand made fabric bunting which perfectly complemented the little guest place tags made for the miniature jars of strawberry jam, homemade by our Gran and the tent card table numbers.

Have a read of the full story in Chelsey’s words at:

Click to contact me about your bespoke order and to see a few more photos.

Here are a few photos from the day, courtesy of Andy Gaines Creative. See more of his work at or contact him at



When the now Mrs Weir came to me last year and asked if I would design her wedding stationery I jumped at the chance as it would be Love Invited’s first official bespoke order.

Their theme was black tie and hearts, with a touch of pink. So I worked on some beautiful stationery to complement. The invitation was a black wallet with a set of cards slipped inside which included the invitation, rsvp and additional information. The wedding invitations were all finished with a length of fuchsia pink ribbon and a tag with their own personal heart shaped monogram. All the other stationery items followed suit, including table menus and hotel information cards, that were placed in all the guests rooms to give them details for the weekend. The place cards followed the tag design but were black card threaded with ribbon that were hand written and tied around the favours. As for the table names they were all based on couples form neighbours as they met when they lived across the hall from each other.

The newly wed Mr & Mrs Weir were married over the Easter weekend at Ballygally Castle, County Antrim in Northern Ireland. It looks like they had a fantastic time, here’s some photos to prove it.



Bespoke Wedding StationeryIf you are interested in bespoke wedding stationery please do not hesitate to get in touch. At Love Invited we can work to any requirement and budget.