Colour Crush – Radiant Orchid & Orange

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{Image Credits: Feather Image; 1st Table Setting; 2nd Table Setting; Orchid Cocktails; Vogue Fan Image; Tulle Skirt; Bright Bouquet Wedding Stationery; Radiant Orchid Cake; Button Hole; French Macarons }

Today’s colour crush combines two of the biggest colours of 2014 to give you a beautiful bright palette of pretty.

Pantone’s colour of the year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid, which is regal and romantic in the same breath. Add accents of orange which last week swept the Autumn/Winter 2014 catwalks in London Fashion Week, and you come up with a colour palette that’s both romantic yet vibrant, sophisticated and striking.

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What’s even more fabulous is that this wonderful cocktail of colour is at the heart of my current Bright Bouquet Collection. Give your guests a taste of your beautiful wedding colours through stunning personalised save the dates and invitations. Complement your special day itself with matching stationery including menu’s, placecards, seating plans and favour tags. Pop over to the full collection here.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on today’s colour crush… leave me your comments below.

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Until the next time… much love!

Emma xox

Blossom Beautiful

Today I’m pleased to introduce you to another addition to A Whole Lot of Lovely’s stationery collections – Blossom Beautiful. This pretty invitation has been designed to capture seasonal influence from the first blooms in springtime. Perfect for a wedding or special occasion in spring or summertime, or just for people who want a little¬†bit of blossom beautiful in their life!

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Just imagine how unique and pretty you can make your special day by pulling elements of the Blossom Beautiful design into your styling for the day itself. Here were some of the beautiful blossom themed details that were inspiration for my design Рlet them be inspiration for your big day too!

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Image Credits: Blossom Tea via Pinterest; Floral Headband via Pinterest from Etsy; Blossom Table Centres via Country Style Chic; Bride with falling blooms via Tumblr; Pink Cake; Blossom Buttonholes via Martha Stewart Weddings; pink and blue blossom palette via Urban Design on flickr; blue mason Jars with blossom; Blossom Cocktail via Delish.com; Floral Fan via Pinterest available on Amazon; Napkin Holders via stonegableblog; Blossom crown via Bride Chic; Blossom decorated cocktails; Blossom table centres via Brideorama; Blossom sprig on Teacups via The Preppy Yogini.

The Blossom Beautiful Collection will shortly appear on the Wedding Stationery section of my site, but can be personalised to fit all special occasions. Matching stationery¬†is also available. The best bit… you don’t have to wait for it to feature on the site, all new design collections featured on the blog are available to order immediately!

I’d love to hear your thoughts – how would you style a special occasion around these pretty details to wow your guests?

Emma – xoxo

The Little Book of Wedding Lovely

I hope you are all having a good week so far! Today I wanted to share with you a taster of a new addition to A Whole Lot of Lovely’s web content.

For those of you out there who spend quite a bit of time on the internet, you will probably be familiar with that common issue of your casual ten minute break becoming a tiring task of finding interesting articles and gems of lovely in and amongst a lot of spammy or irrelevant content that you come across through the web and social media.

At A Whole Lot of Lovely I am passionate about sharing things of the lovely variety with my readers and both future and previous customers. Exciting times here in the studio, as at the end of August I will be launching a new weekly newsletter that will bring together a whole lot of lovely content from across the web and social media world, all into one place that will land in your inbox. Wow!  Lots of lovely finds, beautiful pictures and inspiring content from all over the web, social media and blogs, all pulled together in a nice neat email format, just for you to read at your leisure! To about making things easy!

This new¬†weekly email service will be called The Little Book of Lovely – if you’re¬†interested, keep your eyes peeled for details on how to sign up over the coming weeks… and maybe even a little freebie giveaway alongside it too!

For the time being I thought I’d share a tiny part of that with you today. Our weekly Little Book of Lovely will cover all elements of lifestyle, fashion, gifts as well as wedding and special occasion articles too. Today I wanted to give my lovely wedding readers a little taster of the wedding¬†element of the weekly content with a dose of lovely wedding details¬†from across the web today!

So, as¬†my editor’s note says, take a break, have a cuppa, sit back and relax, reading some of the lovely stories and articles out there today! Click on the title ‘The Little Book of Wedding Lovely’ in the widget below to take you directly to all the good stuff!

…and let me know what you think – I’d love to make the final weekly newsletter just perfect for you! Enjoy!

Emma xoxo

Introducing… A Whole Lot of Lovely

As my little business grows, I’m coming across more and more people who are looking to share something beautiful with the people they love. It is that very sentiment that lies at the heart of A Whole Lot of Lovely – creating something beautiful to wow your guests and treat those you love. In every design collection, my ultimate aim is to create something pretty that means something special to my customers – that will make their eyes open a little wider and their heart beat a little faster!

This week I created a little video to share some of what A Whole Lot of Lovely is all about Рclick on the icon below to take a peek!

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I hope you love it! The music is all about creating memories… that is exactly what my stationery can do for you and your guests.

Thanks for taking the time to watch my little video – if you too are as passionate as me about making the world a prettier place to be, please share my video with your friends and family… my business grows by word of mouth, and I’d love to bring some paper pretty into more people’s lives!

Emma xoxo

Image Credits: A Whole Lot of Lovely Product Photography by Holly Booth Photography; Inspiration Board images via my Pinterest Boards; Styling Prop Hire via Hansley Beard.

My Little Corner of Spring

As I woke up this morning it made a wonderful change to be greeted by sunshine streaming in through the gap in my curtains. I could see a peak of bright blue sky through them too, which immediately put me in a good mood for the day ahead.

Ok so it’s not a hot summers day (and yes, I’m very jealous of my Dad & Step Mum currently sunning themselves in the Caribbean!) but after all the recent rain and snow, a cold crisp sunny morning, with the sun shining and not a cloud in sight, is definitely a welcome change and a sign that spring may be on it’s way! It got me onto thinking about all those lucky brides out there that were going to get such beautiful spring sunshine for their wedding day… lucky lucky ladies!

Well, about three hours later, the sun was gone and the clouds had drawn in, but it still didn’t stop my springtime dreaming, so today I wanted to share some of the beautiful spring wedding inspiration out there!

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{Source and Photography Credits below}

1. What a wonderful way to bring spring into your special day than through a woodland archway or entrance. This whimsical styling featured on Martha Stewart Weddings and shot by Bryan Gardner gives a beautiful relaxed setting, with the pretty daisy like blooms bringing a hint of springtime indoors.

2. Pretty pastel cake-pops from Sarah & Jordan’s wedding as featured on Martha Stewart Weddings, shot by Simply Bloom Photography, sing Springtime in any party setting, and would make a lovely favour on a simple styled white table setting.

3. Daisy style chrysanthemums in butter-cream make lovely homespun centrepieces with linen tableware and ceramic jars ‚Äď these ones were featured on A Rosy Note from Tricia‚Äôs own photography.

4. A DIY spring treat with the clever ‚ÄėMint To Be‚Äô labels on packets of mints. Their packaging featuring pops of spring green and yellow colours. You can find this DIY article on Clever Wedding Ideas.

5.  This beautiful Carolina Herrera Spring 2013 gown is fit for a princess, and perfect for springtime. (Photography by Dan & Corina Lecca Photography)

6. When I saw this lovely blue amethyst pendent it reminded me of one left to me by my gran when I was young. What a pretty way to add some spring colour to an ivory wedding gown. Jewellery by LivBridal in their Etsy shop.

7. Soft flowing materials in pastel shades make for perfect bridesmaid dresses for a Spring Wedding. These perfectly pretty maids dresses are featured on Once Wed, Photography by  Jose Villa.

8. I just adore the simplicity of this beautiful table styling from The Sweetest Occasion photographed by ngg studios. Crisp white table linen with pops of yellow blooms ‚Äď if you check out the whole photo shoot there are accents of midnight blue that create a great way to bring spring into more traditional navy blue colour scheme.

9. I came across this great photo on Once Wed. The Forage collection from Something’s Hiding In Here, captures these playful pastel bowties perfect for spring grooms and groomsmen!

10. More beautiful spring table styling and blooms photographed by Shannon Cunningham featured on Style Me Pretty. I love the vintage books amongst the spring flowers!

11. What better way to bring Spring into your special occasion that by outdoor photography? This pretty woodland engagement shoot from John Roberts Wood Photographer captures a fresh spring influence, before the lucky couple’s big day.

12. Pretty parasol décor like this example from Glamour & Grace hints at seasons to come!

13. Seasonal Spring blooms shot beautifully by Chelsea Fuss and featured in her blog make a beautiful Spring wedding palette for any occasion.

So many fresh spring colours and influences, alongside softer pastel pretties‚Ķ these were several of the influences in creating¬†A Whole Lot of Lovely’s¬†most recent collection of wedding stationery. The Daisy Daisy design range captures the fresh greens and yellows of springtime making it a perfect choice for couples marrying in Spring or Summer.

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The soft pretty pastels in my inspiration board are also captured perfectly in my Ribbon & Pearls design range. Pinks and pale lavenders are combined with vintage prints and lace doily motif to create a beautiful collection for couples wanting to add a touch of springtime pastel to their wedding.

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To see the full collection, nip over to the Wedding Stationery page of my site, and by clicking on the invitation you can see both ‚Äėbefore the day‚Äô and ‚Äėon the day‚Äô stationery in these pretty designs.

While the weather is due to turn again later this week, I hope my little corner of springtime inspiration brightens your day… I know it has mine!

Emma xXx