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!
Today i'm going to talk about wedding stationers. Let's be honest. There are a LOT of wedding stationers out there now. The choices are limitless. And overwhelming. The pricing varies a lot. So how do you choose one wedding stationer over another?
Design of course is a factor, but there's no point having a gorgeous design if it's printed on bad card stock, or a printer that leaves banding throughout your solid colour. If you're having trouble deciding, we highly recommend ordering a sample pack - this will give you a true indication on the quality of the invitations you are looking at.
So what makes Alannah Rose wedding invitations different from the rest of the crowd?
We've put together this little list to help - if you've still got questions, pop over to our Frequently Asked Questions section on the website, send us an email, or give us a call - we're only too happy to help.
The Alannah Rose Difference:
- Our wedding invitations come in a range of sizes so you can choose which suits your budget! Our double sided, single sided and folding Wedding invitations are an impressive 145x145mm square and fit into a 150mm square envelope. We also have A6 size invitations which are 148.5 x 105mm and fit into a C6 envelope. Envelopes are supplied with all invitations.
- After a different size? no problem, just email us and most times we are able to accommodate.
- We print double sided - this means we print to both sides of the card, giving maximum impact to your guests when they open the envelope! For those on a budget, we also now have a single sided option for your wedding invitations.
- We are flexible - we can change the colours, change the size, change the fonts, we are here to please. On a budget? Chat to us about discounts or ways to fit within it.
- We print commercially - this means your invitations are printed on the highest quality commercial digital press - no home printers here!
- We quality check every single piece - every piece of stationery is checked for imperfections before being packed and sent to you, you deserve nothing short of the best for your big day.
- We can print on envelopes. Dread the thought of hand addressing all of your invitations or sticking labels on? Don't worry, we can print directly onto your envelopes now, with fonts to match your invitation.
- We pack to perfection - our customers rave about our packaging, who doesn't like a gift in the mail?
- We are proudly Australian Owned. All of our products are designed in Australia from our Melbourne Studio, and printed locally too.
- We delivery Australia Wide, and internationally as well.
- Still unsure? - order a sample pack, the cost is redeemable when you come back to place your order.
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;
For more wedding invitation designs visit click here
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!
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
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!
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 I wanted to introduce you to A Sweet Affair.
A Sweet Affair is headed up by the very talented Jacqui and Mandy - both with a long history in events and client service.
I worked with Jacqui for 5 years before I began my journey into the wedding industry, and I can testify she is dedicated, hard working and one stylish girl!
A Sweet Affair specialises in candy buffet and dessert bars for corporate functions, weddings, product launches, Christmas parties, birthdays and christenings, and are based in Melbourne.
I particularly love this black and white table, but take a view at their gallery, there's a lot more to feast your eyes on.
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