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Who doesn't love the look of metallic gold foil? Gold foiling adds that extra level of class and luxury to invitations and stationery but generally also comes with a high price tag. Given that the production process of traditional hot foil stamping is expensive and takes a lot of time and resources, traditional gold foiling methods are usually unobtainable for the average bride with a budget. The costs involved generally make foiling more appealing for smaller weddings and functions and cannot be applied to wide format options, such as large guest seating charts. In addition, the high price of traditional foil stamping can also limit brides to only be able to afford to foil their wedding invitations and RSVPs and have to settle for a different design and print for their menus, table numbers, bonbonnieres, service covers, guest seating chart and thank you cards.
Whilst cheaper foiling methods are available, if the production process is not done properly with high end equipment and carefully controlled variables, the result will be black speckles throughout the foiling, which immediately takes away from the class and luxury that foiling is meant to provide.
We have had many a customer ask us for gold foiling options. Although our production crew are hard at work optimising a cheaper foiling method that still delivers a high quality product, we have realised a gap in the invitations and stationery market that is not being well serviced. Hence, we have designed the Metallic Lookalike Gold creative.
What makes the Metallic Lookalike Gold design so unique and affordable? Well, instead of relying on the production method to create the gold foil effect, we have placed all the emphasis of creating the effect in the graphic design. The major benefit this provides is that the production process doesn't cost any extra than a normal digital CMYK print. Not only is this an affordable option, but it also means that the artwork creative can be printed on large items like guest seating charts and posters. Now, you can have the metallic foil look across all your wedding stationery from save the dates cards, single-sided, double-sided and folding invitations to RSVP postcards, gift registry cards, place cards, menus, table numbers, service covers, favour tags, thank you cards and even your guest seating chart!
You can view and order the Metallic Lookalike Gold range here:
Be sure to keep an eye on our website for Metallic Lookalike Copper, which is coming very soon!
After many years of testing and trying to find the best method to get a great result with envelopes, we're excited to announce we can now print your guest names and addresses directly onto the envelope!
No more writers cramp addressing your wedding invitations, we've made it easy! You'll now find the envelope personalisation option on every invitation product in the store, you can select guest name printing as an added extra to your invitations ($110), guest name printing to your invitations and envelopes ($220) or guest name printing to the envelopes only ($110).
The envelopes we print on are a smooth white envelope with a peel back, and we also print your return address in the front top left corner.
Printing is black and fonts are done to match your chosen invitation design! Easy, elegant and professional.
To view our range of wedding invitations please pop over to the boutique to purchase.
We're huge fans of black and white at Alannah Rose Stationery.
Black and white is timeless, classic and modern all rolled into one.
You can theme it with any colour or make or bold statement with a monotone palette.
We're loving our newest black and white wedding invitation design - Simplicity. Black and white with a modern twist.
Pop on over to the store to purchase and view the full collection.
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!
Today's inspiration board features another of our new Cruise Collection designs - our Marry me Morrocco wedding invitations. Think a gorgeous outdoor wedding featuring muted blues with green foliage and white accents.
Clockwise from top left: Flowers by White Ivy Design; Crashing Waves Gown by BHDLN; Cake by Faye Cahill; Jasper Drink Dispenser from The Little Big Company; Hand Stamped Lavender bags via Martha Stewart; Marry me Morocco Wedding invitations by Alannah Rose
A little inspiration board today featuring our new Mediterranean Muse wedding invitation. What a beautiful classic palette blue and white is - crisp blue in varying tones, topped off with crisp white accents.
Above: Clockwise from top left; Alannah Rose Mediterranean Muse wedding invitation; Lisa Ho silk one shouldered gown; Lisa Ho leaf motif crystal necklace; Michael Kors strap back maxi dress from Nordstrom; Image via Martha Stewart - Brian Atwood "Starlet" pumps, saksfifthavenue.com; Rupert Sanderson "Cerise" peep-toes.
Today I'm very excited to share with you our new Spring/Summer Wedding Invitation Collection - Cruise.
Inspired by Mediterranean tiles and patterns, Cruise features crisp blue and whites, and the hot pinks of summer. As with all of our work, the new collection can also be adjusted to any of the colours from our chart if you have a different colour scheme in mind.
Above: Alannah Rose Marry Me Morroco Wedding Invitations
Above: Alannah Rose Mediterranean Muse Wedding Invitations
Above: Alannah Rose Sweet Rococco Wedding Invitations
Above: Alannah Rose Summer Sizzle Save the Date Cards
Our new cruise collection is available now from our stationery boutique. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for some inspiration boards featuring the new range.
Today's inspiration features a rainbow of pretty pastels. The sky is the limit with a a theme like this, mix and match your colours and introduce pattern if you wish. We've used our Mademoiselle Polka Dot Wedding Invitation as a base and customised it to a pastel palette.
Clockwise from top left: Vintage Floral Bouquet by Dragonfly Floral via Wedding Chicks; "River Stone" Flower Pin from Endless; OPI It's a girl nail colour; Peppermint Candy Buttons by etsy seller Andies Specialty Sweets; Coquille dress from BHDLN; Ombre Cake by Karissa Bakes via Wedding Chicks; Alannah Rose Mademoiselle Polka Dot wedding invitation in custom pastel palette.
Today's inspiration board is full of colour and fun. Take our box retro wedding invitations, add a large splash of orange and fuschia, style it up with some glam items and you've got a wedding combo that really pops!
Clockwise from top left: JCrew Blakely Bridesmaid Dress in Bright Dahlia; Marni Earrings from Net-A-Porter; Dessert Station by Colin Cowie via Hostess with the Mostess; Alannah Rose Box Retro wedding invites in blood orange and magenta; JCrew Anita Dress in Fresh Tangerine; Wedges by Christian Louboutin; Centerpieces via Martha Stewart
Pretty yellow, teamed with grey and a striking Chevron pattern. Stay posted for some more chevron finds tomorrow.
Clockwise from top left: Donna Morgan gown from Nordstrom; Yellow Diamond Ring by Tiffany; Chevron Crush Wedding Invitation from Alannah Rose; Yellow Rose via Martha Stewart; Custom Chevron Plate from Aedrial Originals on Etsy; Chevron and Polka Dot Cake by One Sweet Slice; Chevron Clutch by A Trendy Chic Boutique on Etsy.
It's been a long time coming, but our gorgeous new Retro Wedding Invitation Collection is finally on site!
Select them in the bold colours shown below, or select your own cool combos from our chart.
This season we're loving all things colourful and retro. I've always been a bit of traditionalist when it comes to colour (think black and white), so I've had a lot of fun with our new range coming to the store soon ~ The Retro Pop collection.
Retro Pop is all about boldness and colour. Think happy, fun celebrations with a modern twist. Change the colours of the designs from any on our colour chart or revert back to black and white - it does after all, never go out of style!
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