Tuesday, 11 March 2014


I Love Kraft. There - I said it. I just LOVE it. Though many applications of this beautiful eco-friendly cardstock lean more towards the shabby chic style of invitations, I personally prefer it when it is just stripped back and simple. No frills, just Kraft. And ink - it would be silly not to have ink.

Monday, 10 March 2014

The Birds

Gaining popularity over the last couple of seasons have been Vintage Botanical Illustrations, and there has been a significant increase in interest in animal illustrations too. 
No doubt about it: Nature is the key trend this season.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Comic Book Wedding: Orange and Blue

 Here at VanillaRetro we're not tiring of the Geek trend just yet. In fact, we've found a new found love for all things comic styled. Our latest Wedding Invitation design is available in both Orange and Blue, or Coral and Mint, and features our favourite Retro Kissing Couple in a comicbook layout.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Retro Liverpool: a vintage styled Wedding

Liverpool lends itself well to a Retro themed wedding. The hive of all things cool in the 1950's and 60's; the birthplace of The Beatles and The Yellow Submarine. James and his Bride, Shelley decided they wanted their Wedding to be low key, but with a strong Retro Vibe...

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Mint and Gold Spring Glamour

Mint will always be one of my favourite Wedding colours. There is something so refreshing about it - even the name... Mint... feels like a cool breath of fresh air. There are many colour combinations which work well with Mint, and this Gold and mint combo is certainly something to consider. 

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Same Sex Ceremonies: Invitation Options

In love with Retro? Planning your same sex wedding or commitment ceremony? When it comes to Gay Wedding Stationery, I wouldn't say there is a great deal of choice on the market. Themes seem to include Man + Man toilet symbols or Male symbolism. But for a class of society who is well knows for creativity, extravagance and a sense of fun, we at VanillaRetro don't think these quite sum up the LGBT community.