EMBRACE THE OUTDOOR WEDDING TREND WITH THESE NATURE INSPIRED SAVE THE DATES FROM PAPERLUST
It’s no secret that 2020 hit the wedding industry hard, but with the news that the vaccine rollout is rapidly reducing the infection rate and it is looking likely that unrestricted weddings will resume in the UK soon, it feels like there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel. As always, the festive season brought with it a wave of newly engaged couples desperate to move forward with planning their wedding and although it is likely these weddings will look a little different to the weddings, we have become so fond of, it doesn’t mean they are going to be any less epic.
Outdoor weddings are predicted to be the new trend for 2021/22 and we expect these details to spill over into other aspects of the wedding including the stationery. Expect botanical prints, plant inspired colours and natural textures like vellum.
There is no doubt that recent events have forced us to rethink our relationship with the natural world and we suspect this will also have an impact on how we source items for weddings, with couples becoming more ethically conscious and ensuring their suppliers have sustainability at the forefront of their business model.
Always one step ahead of the trends, our friends over at Paperlust have not only launched a new range of save the date cards that are totally in line with all our predictions but they are also committed to eliminating plastic waste and recycling AND they plant a tree for every order. So, without further ado let me introduce you to some of our favourite designs.
As lockdown meant more of us had to stay at home, we soon started to reconnect with nature. Spending time in the garden and going on local walks was the highlight of the day for many of us and with this came a whole new appreciation for the natural world. As lockdowns are slowly lifted and more weddings can take place, we will want to show our appreciation of the things that kept us going through those tough months so get ready to embrace beautiful blooms and bright colours the perfect way to symbolise the start of your new life together.
Plant inspired Colours
If the last year has taught us anything, it’s how to really determine what is and isn’t essential. Plant inspired colours like mushroom, petal blossom and forest green replace bold patterns and prints as we continue to embrace a simpler way of life. These save the dates are more minimalist in design and reflects what is most important. No frills or fancy. Just the essentials.
Some of Paperlust’s most popular paper types include linen, cotton, and wood, but for us vellum has long been our favourite! It’s the perfect way to add a little luxe to your wedding stationery without going to OTT. As it’s translucent it goes with just about every colour palette and there are so many things you can do it. We adore the addition of a tropical print for a more natural theme.
Square and rectangular shapes have always been incredibly popular with wedding stationery but always ahead of the trends, Paperlust have just launched arch, half arch and angles to add a unique touch and we are obsessed! This mid-century modern inspired cut will be perfect for boho babes looking for a softer more natural look whilst also making a statement.
If these gorgeous designs weren’t enough to tempt you into choosing Paperlust for all your wedding stationery needs, here’s something else to shout about. Supporting independant designers is more important now than it ever was, with many businesses struggling to keep their doors open due to the pandemic, Paperlust supports independent designers (6.5% of the sale amount goes to the independent designer who created the design set) and features over 650 templates all of which can be customised. They offer invitation and card designs for every occasion as well as every aspect of your wedding including save the dates, invitations and on the day stationery. Once you have chosen your favourite set, you can personalise everything from digital or foil print to matte or metallic paper type. Once you’re happy, one of Paperlust’s designers will perfect your purchase before printing on the luxe paper of your choice.
You can also match your stationery with your wedding website as Paperlust also have a partnership with their friends over at Joy, with over 40 design sets to choose from!
So, tell us which is your favourite?