8th April, 2013 - Posted by Lia - No Comments
Even in our digital age, paper still carries something romantic about it and we hardly think the tradition of the paper invitation is going to die out any time soon. The year 2013 brings in a whole new set of themes and trends that are going to spill out onto the wedding stationary, so let’s take a look at what those are this time.
The fairytale wedding is making a comeback, but not only that, rustic is huge this coming year, so it makes sense to marry the two together. The gorgeous velvet and colored wedding dresses from designer Oscar De La Renta make us think back to medieval princesses and courtly love, and with the surge of princess tales in the cinema lately, it makes sense that more and more brides are looking to get their happily ever after. For this trend, look to an enchanted forest for inspiration, from a mix of flowers, leaves and natural fabrics, all with a touch of decadence, of course.
Vintage is huge this year and nothing says more than Victoriana than good old-fashioned lace. It’s beautiful, feminine and makes us immediately think of brides and weddings. This is a beautiful feature to include in with your stationary.
Continuing with the vintage theme, homespun designs are continuing to gain popularity. This can be achieved by combining various fabrics, buttons and other materials together, whether it’s a quilted pattern with rustic designs to something with a chic feel to it, it’s a good direction to go in.
Floral patterns are huge this year, especially in the stationary area. It’s a trend that is looking to stay firmly put for a while, and offers so much freedom for creativity. You can opt for something vintage, chintzy, modern and in a variety of colors from something stronger to pastel shades.
Keeping in with the vintage feel, retro geometrics are back. If florals are not your thing, then why not try to modernize things a bit with bright and vibrant shades that come in a variety of geometric patterns. These look really chic and elegant printed and offer a change to really get the creative juices running for your stationary designs.
Whether you’re looking for something romantic, chic or even out-there, there are plenty of ideas to draw inspiration from. The great thing about the above trends is that they can be customized to suit your own tastes and needs.