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!
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
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'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
Got little people in your chevron themed wedding? I couldn't resist these cuter than cute chevron pieces for kids.
Above: Chevron Tunic made to order by Abundant Sonshine on etsy
Above: Little Guy Chevron Necktie by Petite Peanut Boutique on Etsy
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.
A new little feature for the blog - Dress Day Thursday. A little round up of my favourite gowns for the week.
What pretties have you got your eye on?
Above: Tempest by Elizabeth Dye
Above: Kara by Henry Roth
Couldn't get enough of the Royal Nuptials last month? Neither could we, so couldn't help getting in on the act again with our crown jewel invitation, this time in soft pink but with traditional, regal inspiration.
Clockwise from top left: Alannah Rose Crown Jewel Pink invitation, Windsor Castle photo from The Mirror, Cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, bowtie by Paul Smith from Mr Porter, earrings from BHLDN, gown by Romona Keveza from Martha Stewart Weddings.
Nothing says lace has to be vintage or classic- I love the Alannah Rose Lovely Lace invitation because with it's peachy pinks and browns it brings a touch of modern whimsy. A lace gown with a fun veil and sleek silhouette, gorgeous peachy pink shoes and a final touch of glamour with sparkles and martinis.
For a different spin on our popular Latte Lace wedding invitation, I thought I'd make it a little more fun by using a mish mash of favourite things- some pretty rosette shoes, a sparkly charm bracelet. This is a relaxed wedding- comfortable shoes, comfortable gowns and a lot of laid back, casual touches.
Clockwise from top left: Alannah Rose Latte lace wedding invitation, Giuseppe Zanotti flats from Bergdorf Goodman, dress by Acne, photo from Once Wed by Gia Canali, hair wrap by ban.do, bracelet from Mimco.
The soft, magic of cherry blossoms reminds me of a Japanese spring. This wedding style centred around our Very Cherry Blossom Wedding Invitation is all about pink. Use many different shades to create interest and pair it with the chocolate brown from our invitation so it doesn't become too girly!
Clockwise from top left: wedding invitation, bridesmaid gown from Ava Madison, flowergirls from Martha Stewart Weddings, cherry blossom headpiece from Brides, cherry blossom cake from Martha Stewart Weddings.
I love the idea of taking our Love Me tender wedding invitation in it's rich berry red and creating a jewel toned wedding around it. Bridesmaids in rich blues, reds, greens and golds, stunning multi-coloured earrings and a bold and elegant gown.
Clockwise from top left: Alannah Rose Love Me Tender Invitation, Oscar De la Renta earrings from Net A Porter, bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings, Stuart Weitzman pumps from Bloomingdales, bridesmaids from BHLDN, gown from Rachel Gilbert
To me, The Alannah Rose Sweet Shoppe wedding invitation has always been traditional with a touch of retro glamour- the stripes add a little something special. Classic elements like a beautiful silk tie or clean white bouquet can have stripey details. Add a buffet full of white treats and sweet pink bridesmaids gowns to make it doubly delicious.
Clockwise from top left: Alannah Rose Sweet Shoppe Wedding Invitation, candy buffet from Amy Atlas, Alvina Valenta bridesmaid gown from Brides, striped tie from WellPromo, striped bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings
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