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

Rustic Country Celebrations

After several scorching weeks of sunshine here in the UK, it feels we’ve been treated to a beautiful summer so far. What a better time of year than summer to celebrate a special occasion with some outdoor rustic country pretty?!

I absolutely¬†love the idea of a country themed wedding or party. There is so much scope to bring fun into your day and really wow your guests with thoughtful little details that are sometimes more difficult to incorporate into a traditional hotel venue. A barn or outside marquee can be decorated with garlands or bunting, feature hanging test tubes with beautiful succulents in, be filled with pastel pompoms or bright honeycombs. There’s no end of options when thinking about how to¬†style¬†your seating and tables – beautiful burlap and pearls, lace table runners, and so many ways to bring rustic details into your table centres, seating plans and bar. And of course, what a great excuse for a fantastic band to get your guests up dancing!

With beautiful outdoor space, hay bales¬†and the crescendo of a fun filled outdoor party knees up, a country styled¬†event¬†is a sure way to get¬†create some lasting memories for all of your guests.¬†One of my friends did just that a couple of weeks ago – with tractor rides for the guests from the church to her outdoor field wedding (watch this space as she’s on my list to nag for some pics to share with you all!)

A rustic, country celebration was very much in my mind when I developed my new Fields of Gold stationery collection. Here’s a sneak peak at the invitation for the collection… Fields-of-Gold-Invitation Inspired by fields of wheat, country bunting and ribbon details, this pretty invitation perfectly captures elements of a rustic outdoor summer celebration. Each of the elements in the invitation lend themselves to¬†tie in with your event styling – the pretty floral bunting, the bunches of wheat set the scene for wheat inspired floral arrangements and bales of hay, and the ribbon and frame detail again are easily pulled into styling elements of the special day.

Sound like your cup of tea? Here’s a whole lot of lovely ideas as to how you can style and theme your rustic country celebration… Country-Rustic-Montage Image Credits: Country Bunting¬†(photography by Rachael Connerton); Garland Barn Wedding Decoration; Wheat Table Centres¬†(photography by Geneve Hoffman); Elegant Rustic Barn Setting; Beer Barrel Table; Wheat Ring Shoot; Country Bridal Couple Photography; Country Wheat Bouquet¬†(photography by Amanda K Photography); Hay Bale Seating.

Fields of Gold will feature on my Wedding Stationery pages shortly with full collection details, but is available from today and can be tweaked to fit any special occasion you may have. Full matching stationery items are available – if you have an idea of how you’d like to use the Collection for your special occasion, please get in touch!

I’d love to hear how would you style your own rustic celebration… what special little details would you choose? Leave a comment and let me know!

Emma xoxo

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

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.

The Perfect Palette

After yet another glorious summers day, I have been dying to share some of the summer pretty I’ve come across out in the natural world and in the wedding world recently.

So whether you’re looking for inspiration for your forthcoming special occasion or you just want a dose of pretty to brighten your day, I hope you enjoy today’s Perfect Palette inspiration board!

Inspired by rich fig reds and beautifully striking oranges, this stunning colour palette is softened and freshened by the greens of the grass, rocket and foliage. The palette is a perfect way to inject beautiful vibrant colour whilst retaining a sophistication that can sometimes be lost with more traditional brights.

So enough of the words -¬†take a look at this perfect palette in action…

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Mmmm… I hope the beautiful images¬†give you a real feel for a stunningly¬†summer palette¬†ready to¬†work with!

All of the images are taken from my Pinterest Inspiration Boards – if you love them then please take a peek… you’ll find a whole lot of lovely in there! There is some stunningly beautiful photography in today’s Perfect Palette too¬†- you can find links to all source images below.

I’ll leave you to take a look and to daydream on how you can make this perfect palette work for you!

Emma

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Image Credits: Flowers on a Linen Cloth by David Meredith; Figs and Rocket; Field of Flowers; Candleabre Floral Centrepiece; Bridesmaids and hanging garlands; Floral Ice Cream; Floral Centrepiece; Fig & Thyme Cocktail.