Monday, January 11

2021 wedding trends - telegrams

 

Telegram wedding stationery set


Old-fashioned styled telegram wedding invitations have been a sought-after choice for quite some time now, but we've certainly seen and even bigger boost to their popularity over the past 12months. Partly because of the 1920s 2020s connection, and partly because at the moment the bride and groom are having to change plans at such short notice! Many couples are opting for a stylish way to change event and date details with a pretty telegram design, either printed or sent by email.

Thursday, January 7

Grey and yellow wedding stationery

 

Keepsake wedding map


Pantone's pick of yellow and grey for their Colour of the Year makes a beautiful combination for wedding stationery and decorations. Here are a few ideas: 

Shown above our keepsake map in buttercup yellow and dark grey. Perfect to remember your big day and lovely to display at the wedding, it's even sometimes used as a guestbook or sign in.

Grey and yellow graphic tags


Perfectly on trend, grey and yellow printable tags which can be used for gifts and decorations. 

Yellow and grey floral wedding invtation
Flower Garden Invitation


The gorgeous new flower garden invitation combines yellow with a soft blue grey and green. Even better, it's editable so just type in your own wording and print as many as you need. 


Tuesday, December 29

Pantone 2021 Colour of the Year: Ultimate Grey and Illuminating




So Pantone has picked their 2021 Colour of the Year and have again chosen two: Ultimate Grey and Illuminating.  According to Pantone these colors were selected to represent fortitude and positivity. 'Ultimate Grey' represents a stable foundation,' while 'Illuminating yellow' is like the light at the end of the tunnel or sunshine on a cloudy day. We're already seeing these colours on the runway so they will surely be a popular wedding colour combination for next year.

Credits: Gorgeous grey bridesmaid gown with a posey of yellow roses by Stephanie Williams via Sitting in a Tree Events. Dessert bar backdrop of yellow and grey paper rosettes via Hostess with the Mostess, pale grey cake icing with yellow details via the Knot. Cute couple in yellow and grey via Manolo for the Brides.

Saturday, May 16

New Zealand Weddings

It seems that when Aussie couples are looking for an international destination wedding for the next little while, it's going to be New Zealand. So it's about time we got round to adding a New Zealand themed invitation to our collection. This one features one of my favourite NZ birds the cheeky tui, and beautiful yellow kowhai flowers. You can find this printable invitation in our etsy shop or via creative monsoon The file is even editable so you can use it for baby showers, birthdays etc too.


Sunday, April 26

Backyard wedding inspiration

Right now in Australia weddings may only continue with a maximum of five people in attendance – the couple, the celebrant and two witnesses (although WA looks to be the first state to relax this announcing up to 10 people may be in attendance from next week). So while it looks like big weddings, and certainly destination weddings, will be off the cards for a while longer, from the archives here is a beautiful little backyard wedding to inspire - all the way from Chile. Photographed by Dario Vargas.


Bride Fran wanted a vintage feel to the day, 'Kind of backyard chic' she says. 'We decorated the tables with hand made burlap corridors, old bottles and mason jars as flower vases filled with rustic white and yellow flowers arranged by my girlfriends and me, and paper doillies as coasters. And to add some playfulness to the atmosphere, my mom and I sewed some colorful bunting banners from scratch.'


Fran and Ben wanted to do something different with their wedding outfits. 'I had an idea of using an old havanna theme for Benjamin, so we bought him a nice buttercream linen suit and elegant panama hat, custom made for his big head! Which actually came from Ecuador.'

'For my dress I wanted lace and a 50's air. So we also bought it on ebay and was custom made, which saved us a lot of money. For my accessories, I made a birdcage veil with one yard of ivory frech veiling, a comb and some thread. The earrings and the matching bracelet were Sarah Coventry found on etsy, as well as the lovely flower pins I used in my hair.'

The couple incorporated a unity sand ceremony which parents also took part in, pouring different coloured sands into one big vase to symbolise two lives becoming one. Fran even made her own ring bearer cushion using a scrap of yellow silk, two vintage doillies and some ribbon! Gorgeous!


Fran fell in love with succulents: 'I used them in little pots as favours, which had a card with seating information for each gest. And my DIY bouquet was made with white peonies and some blue-gree succulents.' And with a lovely eco friendly twist Ben and Fran have since planted all the left over succulents on their balcony. 'They are growing quite well.' said Fran.


Ben and Fran chose to use 'i do' it yourself's gum leaf range for their wedding stationery. 'We chose the gum leaf theme for all our stationery, because I thought it really expressed that sense of green and relaxation that we wanted for our wedding.' said Fran 'We used the lovely gum leaf paddle fans as a courtesy for our guest too, since it was a sunny day.'







Instead of a classical wedding cake the couple opted for fun mini cupcakes with bright blue, yellow and white frosting - a real hit with guests, espeicailly the kids. These where placed on cake stands made of old plates bought at a flee market along with the bottles and mason jars. Talented bride Fran even made a pair of beautiful felt love birds as a cake topper. Emulating the groom and bride, with a hat for him and a birdcage veil for her. Too cute!

To finish up the day groom Ben, a musician, played a selection of special songs after the reception with a couple of friends. And guests were encouraged to sign a thumbprint guest book tree. 'The end result was framed and is currently decorating our living room.' What a clever and creative couple! Thanks so much for sharing Fran and Ben! 

Monday, April 20

FREE Mother's Day Card



Mother’s Day is almost here and we want to help you celebrate with a cute card you can print up for mum to celebrate just how special she is.

Download it now from out sister shop creative monsoon's freebie section, under print at home and check out more of our quick and easy Mother's Day printables - great for last minute ideas.

Wednesday, April 8

FREE Easter printables

The easter bunny is almost here so lets take a minute to look at some fun free printables and DIY projects to help you celebrate. Great for last minute gift and decoration ideas, these are a few of our favourites...

FREE treat cone printable from creative monsoon

  1. Bunny ear cupcake toppers from creative monsoon
  2. Easter bilbo colour in by creative monsoon
  3. Easter egg hunt sign from The Diary of DavesWife
  4. I said hip hop easter poster from SF Fontaholic
  5. Easter rabbit paper doll by Jennifer Bell (no not our Jennifer Bell  another one!) 

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