3 trends for wedding stationery in 2017

Greenery wedding stationery

This guest post comes from Bec Conlon, Founder & Designer at littlehoothoot.com

In a world of Facebook events and e-invitations, there’s nothing more exciting than receiving beautiful invitations in the mail. Whether you’re going for a casual occasion or formal, invitations are a little ‘sneak peek’ and set the tone for what’s to come for the big day.

Over the past few years invitations are breaking away from stock standard designs into a more handmade look. And with an endless range of new printing techniques, the sky's the limit when it comes to creating the perfect invitations for your special day.  

I love working with couples to bring their invitations to life. These are some of the 2017 stationery trends we're seeing so far this year.

Greenery

With couples increasingly choosing to get married under the trees or in the tropics, it’s no surprise seeing greenery introduced into wedding stationery. Popular design choices range from wreaths to decorative greenery borders with subtle pops of colour.

Details for the greenery-inspired image at the top of this post:

Digitally Printed

Design and illustrations by littlehoothoot

Photography by Paperlust


Water colour

There is uniqueness about painting with watercolour - each element is organically created, adding to the beauty of the overall design. Watercolour can be quite delicate and soft, yet also dramatic at the same time. You can see this in the bursts of water drops in the paint.

Whether the design is digitally printed or introduces a secondary printing technique such as letterpress, watercolour creates a whimsical atmosphere to your stationery.

Watercolour wedding stationery

Digitally Printed

Design, illustration and lettering by littlehoothoot

Photography by Amy Piddington

 

Pink and Green watercolour wedding stationery

 

Digitally Printed

Design, illustration and lettering by littlehoothoot

Photography by Amy Piddington

 

Peach coloured watercolour wedding stationery

 

1 Colour Letterpress + Digitally Printed Invitation

Design, Illustrations + Lettering by Better Together Paper Co.

Printing by Terrace Press

Photos by Amelia Grose Photography



Foil

There’s no doubt about it - foil can transform a simple design into an elegant and statement piece. Popular foil colours are Gold, Rose-Gold and Copper.

Navy and gold foil wedding stationery

 

Copper foil with letterpress printing by The Distillery

Design, illustration and lettering by littlehoothoot

Photography by Amy Piddington

 

Red and gold wedding stationery

 

Design, Illustrations + Lettering by Better Together Paper Co.

Printing by Terrace Press

Photos by Amelia Grose Photography

Rings Meg Maskell Fine Jewellery

 

Black white and gold wedding stationery

 

1 Colour Letterpress

Gold Hot Foil

White Ink Printing on Black Linen Envelopes

Design by Better Together Paper Co.

Printing by Peterkin Premium Paper & Printery

Photos by Kaytie Rich Photography


When choosing your wedding stationery, select a design that represents the overall atmosphere you'd like guests to experience on your wedding day.

About littlehoothoot 

littlehoothoot is a Sydney-based design and stationery service. Founder Bec Conlon is a hand letterer, calligrapher and graphic designer with an obsession for creating type. Little Hoot Hoot specialise in: 

  • Custom Wedding Stationery
  • Calligraphy
  • Handmade Wedding Signage
  • Custom Design & Logo Work
  • Custom paper goods including prints and greeting cards

Get in touch with Bec at www.littlehoothoot.com 

Elle + Adhira - Daphne Newman - Flower Veil


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