Monday, January 14, 2013
Stationery: Spring/Summer 2013 Trends!
Words by Courtney Kellar
Photos courtesy of
Wedding Paper Divas
Our longtime friends over at Wedding Paper Divas recently launched their Spring/Summer collection of embellished and on-trend stationery. They have five new and modern design categories to choose from. When planning your destination wedding
, there’s no better way to set the tone early than with fun and personalized stationery. Read on to see these expert trends for Spring/Summer. Ultra Modern
Driven by sleek, clean lines, this trend exudes cool chic. Meticulously designed type layouts create invitations that are both intriguing and engaging. Add personality with a humorous bit of phrasing in just the right place and accented with bold fonts. Smart geographic patterns such as stripes, diagonals, chevrons or dots can be playfully accented by color palettes that pop to add even more personal flare.
Full of glamour, this trend pulls from the lavish ornamentation of the art deco period, with a bit of the organic line quality of art nouveau. Gorgeous frames, flourishes and lots of delicate details are the foundations of the Vintage Deco trend. Romantic neutrals with hints of gilded trim, subtle shimmer and subdued jewel tones recall eras past.
Playful and creative photographs so clearly express the personality and style of a couple. The popularity of Photo Invitations has skyrocketed due to the availability of a wide variety of distinctive designs created specifically to showcase personal pictures. New designs options allow for further personalization, whether with unique photo frames, transparent overlays or custom type laid on top of the photo.
This color trend is straight off the runway and covers the entire palate of blues, from steely slate to bright aqua to deep baltic. Distinctive color combinations – the energetic pairing of cobalt and coral paired with a soft, neutral mink – are also seen, while layering several contrasting shades of blue brings tremendous depth and texture to designs. These rich hues are only enhanced by clean rounded corners or a touch of shimmer from new pearl paper.
With destination weddings growing in popularity, tickets, maps and all things travel accentuate this trend. Whether it is a sun-soaked wedding along the shore, an intimate gathering nestled in an Italian villa, or an elaborate, verdant affair among the vines, these whimsical and exotic designs are perfect for the adventurous couple known for their endless escapades.
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