Gold and metallics are making a comeback in a big way this season, not just in weddings, but we're seeing it all over in home acccents and fashion too.
Our shimmer stock is the perfect way to make your invitations metallic without going to the extreme cost of foiling and hotstamping. Just pick a pretty gold from our colour chart and select your card stock as shimmer and voila, perfectly pretty metallic wedding invitations!
Here's a sample of some new wedding invitations designs coming to our online store soon, and also some of our existing in gold tones.
From top: Chevron Crush wedding invitation in custom black and gold; All that Gllitters, sparkly wedding invitation coming soon; Perfectly Polka Dot wedding invitation in custom gold coming soon; Swirls & Twirls wedding invitation in custom black and gold;
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You may have noticed it's been a long time between posts! Well we didn't drop off the face of the earth, but our old blog was just a little bit broken! So here we are, running a new simpler theme, housed now on our main site, and hopefully we can pick up the ball and blog a bit more than once every six months!
So for our first post for 2014, I'm excited to introduce 4 new wedding invitation designs that have been added to the store this season. The new collection celebrates colour, texture and pattern, let's brighten up the dull dreary months that are ahead!
Each is available in our four different invitation sizes - single sided square, double sided A6, double sided square and folding square. Keep them in the colours as shown or alter to suit your wedding colour theme, the options are endless and the choices are yours.
From top to bottom: Watercolour Wonder, Dream of Me, Sweet Whimsy and Flouncy Floral. All available in our wedding invitation boutique now, complete with co-ordinating stationery and event pieces.
We've been busy in the Alannah Rose Studio the last couple of weeks and we're very excited to share some of the things we've been working on!
First off is our new collection of wedding logos. Wedding logos or monograms are perfect for those of you who'd like to DIY your wedding invitations, stationery and other items, but would like to add a little bit of a professional touch. We supply you the logo in a digital format, and you can use it to create your own stationery or create other items such as signage, stickers, napkins etc. Easy!
Finally we have hit spring! I can't believe it's been a month since we celebrated Miss Ella's 7th birthday, so much has happened since then, including a super fabulous holiday to Disneyland!
I'm excited today to share with you her party! Ella loves art and this year requested an Art Party. I looked at outsourcing it, as I have for the last few parties (thus the lack of party posts!) but decided it was probably time to have another party at home! I'm so glad i did, it was so much fun, and the kids had a blast, creating some gorgeous pieces to take home and show off!
I started the theme with a chalkboard style party invitation to go with the arty theme, and carried it across the decorations during the day.
I had a lot of fun with a tin of blackboard paint! Blackboard paint was used for the party table backdrop and photo board. I also used it on the paint tin favours and drink bottles - leaving chalk on the table so kids could write their names on their drinks. My gorgeous friend Lisa lent me the table, wooden crates and divine metal cake stand.
We didn't go overboard with food for this party, it was more about the art and projects, but what we did create, we kept on theme. I purchased some edible ink pens and Ella decorated all of the gingerbread cookies herself - each one an edible art piece! Her friends loved picking out their favourite one to eat! Also on the table were 'jackson pollock' rice bubble bars - basically a rice bubble slice drizzled with coloured white chocolate. Also an art palette cake to finish off the Arty theme.
Each party guest took home a 'Sample Pot' - an empty paint tin which I painted with blackboard paint and wrote each child's name on with chalk. They were filled with an assortment of lollies. The photo board was a huge hit, simply painted with blackboard paint and the logo from the invitations drawn on with chalk for the kids to pose under.
I have to say, the day of the party was absolutely freezing, hands down one of the coldest days Melbourne had all winter I think! Never the less we still managed to set up the 'Art Studio' outside under the pergola, complete with portable heater and tarps to keep the weather and rain at bay! We had 20 guests at this party, but unless you have a lot of helping hands, I'd recommend keeping the numbers to around 10 if you can. Much easier on the hostess!
We did a lot of practising in the school holidays in the lead up to the party to figure out which projects Ella enjoyed doing, and what we though the kids would be capable of.
We started out the day with Folio Labels - each child when they arrived was asked to do a self portrait of themselves onto the label, which was then stuck to their folio bag.
Perhaps one of the most enjoyed projects was the 'Squishy Men' - balloons filled with flour, and decorated with wool and sharpy textas - easy and cheap to do - just remember you'll need an adult running this station as the filling of the balloons can be tricky for some little hands!
Other projects that we did included Sharpie Patterns, Sharpie Mugs, Mini Canvas and Shaving Cream Marbling. The kids did such and amazing job and took some beautiful art pieces home at the end of the party.
I hope you enjoyed the images - we had so much fun, I can't believe how fast my baby is growing up.
Special thanks also to my gorgeous team of helpers on the day, an arty party is definitely one that needs many hands on deck!
I'm so thrilled to share today this beautiful clip from Hayley & Ben's vintage pastel wedding. Filmed by Lucy Jean Productions, this 6 minute clip is such a sweet capture of amazing day. What a gorgeous keepsake.
"My videographer Lucy Jean Productions was amazing! It was like watching a romantic indie style video clip. Great vision and style, such a talent." says Hayley.
Thanks so much for sharing Hayley and Ben.
Click here for part 1 of Hayley and Ben's big day.
I've got a beautiful wedding to share with you today. There's so much love and joy here and I'm in love with Hayley's divine Anna Campbell gown!
Hayley and Ben's wedding was held in December at the picturesque Tumbling Waters Retreat, NSW, They chose a vintage and pastel theme which was perfectly complimented by our Lemon Sorbet wedding invitation. The sweet lemon colour was carried through with hints of lemon on the day combined with other pastel pretties.
"I loved my wedding invites by Alannah Rose. I went for a simple double sided invite in a pastel yellow vintage style and they arrived quickly. One of my bridesmaids framed my invite with a speech and marriage poem which was lovely."
Hayley wore a stunning vintage style lace dress by Anna Campbell. The bridesmaids wore a dusty pastel pink maxi dress with the boys matching in pastel pink ties.
" I loved my dress from the moment I saw it on the Knot web site. I looked it up and found that the designer Anna Campbell was in Melbourne. I tried on a lot of dresses but could not get this dress out of my head, so I went to Melbourne, had my first fitting, then 5 months later went back for my last fitting and took it home. They pretty much hand made it while I was wearing it. They were very helpful, and I would highly recommend them to people looking for simple, elegant, lace vintage dress at a reasonable price." says Hayley
Anna Blackman captured the gorgeous images of the day.
"Our venue Tumbling Waters, was amazing with breath taking views. I fell in love with it immediately as I really wanted a garden wedding with wow factor." says Hayley.
"My favorite part of the day was finally getting down the aisle, seeing Ben and saying our vows, oh and the kiss! Everyone said it looked like I ran down the aisle, mostly because I was just so nervous. The party was so much fun! lots of dancing to our favorite tunes which we had made all the CDs ourselves."
Hayley and Ben wanted to include everyone special in their day, so even their dog Indie was included.
"My other favorite part of the day was seeing my dog indie at the ceremony, my Mum walked her down the aisle. People said I was crazy but we love her and it would not have been the same without her". says Hayley.
Love was also a key theme for the day, with many items being sourced from suppliers on Etsy.
"Morgann Hill was my main supplier. I got these cute wooden love heart magnets with different love sayings on them as little gifts for the guests. A beautiful burlap sack ring bearer cushion with silk pastel roses and a wooden love heart with our initials on it. Two wooden birds that had love birds written on them as cake toppers. A wooden engraved guest book. I was very happy with Morgann Hill products and they arrived quickly." Hayley says.
"My tip for brides is to not let any one rain on your parade - whether it be friends who can not make it or girl friends being angry at you for not having them as bridesmaids or family being upset at you for not inviting other family members or venues being difficult. The day belongs to you and your partner and trust me it will go so quickly. Try not to get overwhelmed and stressed. Plan ahead, shop around and be organized. Enjoy the wedding planning process. And look forward to spending your future with the love of your life." says Hayley.
Congratulations Hayley and Ben, thank you for letting us be a part of your day and for sharing your tips and advice with our readers.
Come back later today for a gorgeous video clip of the day. - you may need tissues.
A new inspiration board to share today. We completed these custom colour wedding invitations, based on our Rose Kiss invitation design, for clients Kim & Hayden last year. I just love the combination of the avocado tones with the latte, so thought I'd put a little inspiration board together based on that colour theme. The result, rustic/vintage with a bit of glam!
Clockwise from top left: Jimmy Choo Shoes via Net-A-Porter; Jewels of the Sea Cake by Connie Cupcake; Bridesmaids Gowns by Anna Campbell; Floral Arrangement by Kat Flower via Style Me Pretty; Rose Kiss Wedding Invitation in custom Avocado and Latte by Alannah Rose
We were busy little bees last year photographing our wedding invitation collection - I'm pleased to say we've finally added lots of the images to our wedding stationery gallery on the website, pop over and have a look here.
We've also been grouping lots of colours together in our Facebook albums, so if you're looking for colour themes it's a good place to look!
Still need more inspiration? Pop on over to our pinterest feed where we pin all our favourite things for weddings and parties!
from top: Alannah Rose Chevron Crush wedding invitation in custom grey, Chevron Crush favour tag in custom grey, Botanica Belle wedding invitation, Botanica Belle Wedding Wine Bottle Label
I'm thrilled to share a beautiful 1st Birthday party with you today! This party brings back so many memories of Ella's Lady bird Party a couple of years ago, I love that our clients are inspired by our work! Today's party was styled by clever Mum and Photographer Niki Sprekos, of Niki Sprekos Photography.
Niki put together this beautiful ladybird party full of fun and whimsical details to celebrate her daughter Georgie's first birthday. Aside from all of the gorgeous details, the party was a hit with the kids, with colouring, games, a puppet show, face painting and ballooning and a ladybug hunt, all run by Fairy Flutterby, the party host for the day. There was no shortage of food and the children feasted on the delicious spread put together by Niki.
Using our Lovely Lady Bird Party invitations, and printables, Niki styled Georgie's party around this theme.
Congratulations Niki on creating and capturing a beautiful party!
Photography: Niki Sprekos Photography
Stationery: Invitations and party printables by Alannah Rose
Cake: Chantilly Cakes
Entertainment: Fairy Flutterby
Kids tables, ladybug tent, cake stands, grass and jars hired from Party Hire for Kids
Cupcakes, Cake pops, Cookies, etc - made by Niki
Lolly tins: They are pencil tins from Ikea and they contained lollies of course, ladybug castanet, ladybug tin clicker and a magnifying glass to collect their bugs.
It's been a long time between posts. We've been busy the last couple of months, adding new designs, photographing our range, and winning awards!
Thank you to our fabulous clients, friends and associates who took the time to vote for us, we are truly thrilled!
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