Nothing says Spring like a bunch of Daffs!

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IT’S SPRING

So…it’s official!  As from 21st March 2013 it is officially Spring!  Hard to imagine I know, as I look out of my window onto a blanket of snow and instead of picking daffodils, my two girls are making snowmen – well a snow family as we now have a snow husband and wife and a dog being constructed even as I type this.

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I hope that when you are reading this, that the snow has gone and instead we can all think about a sea of yellow daffodils, lime green shoots and crocuses instead!

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Look at green for spring!  Really it’s almost impossible to have a wedding without it!  But in spring it can be so bright, full of energy.  Think of granny smith apple green, light shades of lime or the colour of daffodil stalks.

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Some many complimentary shades to choose from, and as a choice of colour for bridesmaids, it looks lovely against most hair and skin tones.

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Go for a Sage green if you want a great contrast to the delicate shades of Orange and Peach that are around at the moment!

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Granny Smith Apple Green is a perfect Spring Shade that will take you right through to an early Summer Wedding.

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Zesty tones look striking against this shade of purple.  Imagine the colour of Crocus petals against Daffodil stems.

Spring is a wonderful season, especially for a wedding and so today we are looking at some of our favourite spring wedding invitation designs.  These can be anything from a splash of watercolour to a real flash of vibrant colour.  From florals to bold and brightly coloured boards, whatever you choose, let them have energy about them.

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For a modern look, go for a narrow ribbon band!  Simple and yet extremely elegant!

Modern typography can work with this as a narrow band of ribbon can add colour and texture without the fuss and frill of a bow.  This gives stationery a smart, minimalist look which is great for a clean and crisp sophisticated wedding invitation.  This modern twist works all year round but with a carefully chosen spring shade can be particularly good.

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Hand drawn illustrations are also key to many of the looks this Spring.

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Another trend that has really come through early in 2013 is colour!  Wonderful bright colours are back!

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For spring the colours are particularly strong and amongst the usual spring tones of yellow and orange, shades of orange and peach in particular look glorious!

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Simple black digital stationery can have a flash of Spring Colour with a contrasting band either paper or ribbon, to keep all the extra Wedding details together. Belly bands can be a useful and cost-effective alternative to Wallets.  Add a flash of colour with digitally printed bands in a contrasting colour, or go for the simple elegance of a flat band of ribbon.

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Strong bold colours are everywhere this year, tie this into your stationery and add a flash of colour in your bouquet, bridesmaid dresses or button holes.

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For for full on Vibrant shades or if you are looking for that Vintage look then softer shades can work too!

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Strong images work well, especially next to the simplicity of simple spring flowers such as tulips.

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Many brides are looking for Vintage Stationery this spring, inspired by the lace and pearls from their dresses.  The 1950’s are having more influence too but the biggest trend to come through this season has been inspired by the 1920’s, think peacock feathers, headbands and glamour!

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We’ve re-worked this design in two to this season’s hottest colours, mauve and lime green.  Perfect for spring 2013.

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My final colour choice for spring is Blue!

Here is a gorgeous shade, shown here as thermographed letterpress, perfect for this time of year!

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or go for a fun look by mixing the shades of blue and adding clashing shades of red, yellow and lime

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The key to stationery for 2013 is probably Personalisation!  This doesn’t mean just having pictures of yourselves or even your names on the Invitations.  It is making the stationery reflect YOU and Your personalities.  Those special touches will make your day really special.

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