Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Midas Touch Wedding Suite

Nothing says Glamour like Gold. This Pale Gold pocketfold suite is perfect for setting the right tone for your lavish upcoming nuptials. So much information can be provided by the look of your invitations, and not just with the printed words...

Retro Rockabilly Wedding

Rockabillies the world over rejoice: our New Retro Polkadot Record invitation and matching Wedding Stationery has finally been launched! And gee wiz, was it worth the wait...

Pink Peony Suite

Peonie has been for several seasons now, the Wedding Flower of choice for Summer Brides, and 2014 looks to be no different. Featuring beautifully hand illustrated peonies, poppies, daisies and foliage, this Floral suite will warm the hearts of your guests no matter what time of year you send out your invites. And the range includes some summer must haves: Wedding Program fans - perfect for cooling your guests during a warm summer outdoor ceremony.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Top 5 Things you Need... to Plan a Wedding

Wedding planning is such a massive subject, it can be really overwhelming when you first get engaged and begin looking into the huge list of tasks ahead of you. So once you've returned to earth from Cloud 9 where you've been since that ring slipped onto your finger, here is our "Top 5" list of things you will need along the way.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Halloween Tasty Treats

Autumn is one of my favourite times of year, and I am eagerly awaiting October 31st already! A hot topic on pinterest, here are some yummy Halloween treats to get your mouth watering. You can follow Vanillaretro's Halloween board, amongst others, by clicking HERE

Monday, 30 September 2013


a selection of printable tags for homemade, edible Christmas Gifts
Is it too early to be thinking about Christmas? Nah! Here are our newest listings now available to buy, for those already excited about the pending festive season...

Friday, 27 September 2013

Wedding Planner: The Seating Chart

Pink Peony Seating Chart, Custom design by VanillaRetro

  One of THE most stressful parts of planning a wedding is undoubtedly the Seating Chart.
Though we all love our families, and we do want them to be a part of our day, we all have a crazy Aunt / Uncle / Sibling / Parent or [insert relative here] who we just dread putting with anyone for fear of them embarrassing or arguing, or god forbid fighting, with one of your fellow guests.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The Etiquette of Invitations

Many people become overwhelmed when beginning to plan their Wedding Day. There are a lot of things to consider; the invitations and associated paper goods being a very small part of it. But that does not mean to say that the invitations are unimportant.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Love is in the Air

I really love doing themed invitation designs, and this one has been floating around my head for a while. There is nothing new about Airmail themed invitations - that has been done before, I admit it. But what I really wanted to create was the Wedding Program, and the invitation suite gives Brides and Grooms the option of having fully coordinated stationery.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Ohio Woodland Wedding

One thing which I really enjoy doing, but don't get to share very often, is the custom designs for the wonderful Brides and Grooms who want something completely unique. This one is one of my favourites, and consisted of a full invitation suite, along with matching day stationery such as Table plan, table numbers, and escort cards.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Rustic Eco-Friendly Invitations

Here at VanillaRetro, we love designing invitations which work best with eco-friendly cardstock, such as Kraft card. So we've been hard at work developing new designs for the eco-conscious Brides-to-be of 2014, and here are a few snapshops of two of our newest ranges printed onto 100% recycled 300gsm Kraft Cardstock

Thursday, 1 August 2013

NEW PRODUCTS! Designer Pocketfold Invites...

Here at VanillaRetro just across from Liverpool on the Wirral Peninsula, we have been busy, busy, busy beavering away and our product range. I am so proud of how far the company has come this year, since I approached the Prince's Trust and completed their Exploring Enterprise Program and I am finally in a position to expand my range to include Printed Units! Huzzah! Though we will continue to provide Customized Digital Templates for you to print at home if you so wish, we are very excited to now be allowing those without home printers to enjoy our creations too!

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Guestbook Alternatives

 Thumbprint posters are the ideal alternative to traditional Guest Books. Everyone wants to keep a record of who attended your wedding, but writers block or one too many glasses of champagne can lead to some questionable entries. And besides, after the event, most of these keepsakes end up getting dusty and forgotten in the bottom of a bureau drawer.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Vanilla Retro: New 2013 Designs Now Available

They've finally landed! Here are a few tasters of the 2013 Spring/Summer Wedding Stationery designs now available to purchase in my Etsy shop.