We can all do with some help and inspiration when it comes to selecting the right stationery for our wedding day – it can all be very confusing! However, don’t despair; we at Ananya follow trends very closely and have put together some of the major trends we see for 2015. You’re sure to find a trend to suit your style and personality!
We all crave romance in our lives, and the allure and romantic appeal of lace will continue to seduce us in 2015. The delicacy and intricacy of lace set against the backdrop of your chosen wedding colour - no matter whether it’s a bold and vibrant colour or a soft and serene pastel, will add an extra dimension to your invites. Lace also has the ability to reflect the tone and style of your wedding. For a real ‘wow’ factor, add some embellishments and make your invites sparkle!
Metals of various colours – gold, rose gold, copper and brass give the stationery an exotic and glamourous look when combined with deep, warm, rich tones of maroon and claret. Silver combines beautifully with pearly white foil stamping and soft grey tones - add embellishments of pearls or crystals and your invitations will look divine! Metals will rule in 2015.
Soft and Feminine
Pretty pastel shades will continue to be popular in 2015. Whether it’s the dreamy, romantic, misty hues or just the subtlest hint of pink, soft shades will definitely be on trend. Fashion designers have really embraced pink. Romona Keveza calls hers ‘rose petal’ and Hayley Paige calls hers ‘pink quartz’.
With a multitude of choices available, fonts help your wedding stationery to achieve the right look to match your style and personality. Fonts that curl and sway are quaint and add a hint of quirkiness and can mirror your unique personality. For destination weddings, there are fonts that can mirror your location, such as San Serif fonts to reflect a more casual setting such as a beach wedding, or more elaborate fonts for exotic and luxurious locations. Modern weddings would suit sleek, simple fonts with clean lines. You can adapt the size of font to suit your taste. In short, fonts can be adapted to suit your personality, wedding location and you style.
Go Dotty for Spotty
Adaptable and versatile, whether large or small, coloured or black and white, dots make your invites come to life. They give your invites a contemporary and playful feel. Fashion designers Katya Shehurina and Oscar de la Renta have used dots to give their creations a sophisticated yet fun look.
Nature never lets us down when it comes to inspiration for the right rustic look for our wedding stationery. Bright and warm sunny colours, bees, butterflies and flowers create an uplifting tone to the invitations. Textures such as jute and linen will give a more rustic, organic look, and earthy colours combine well to give a simple and non-fussy look to the stationery.
Animal prints seem always to be in fashion, and the call of the wild is destined to remain on trend in 2015. The adaptability of neutral colours such as beige, brown and black give them the versatility to be paired with almost any colour and design. Zebra prints in particular, with their broad stripes, are like the strong strokes of an artist’s brush, giving them dramatic appeal. Whether the animal print is on a white background or a bright and colourful one, whether it recedes into the background or is front and centre, it cannot help but spell animal magnetism.
Wedding stationery will continue to be seduced and influenced by cultures and customs from around the world. Touches and aspects of other cultural heritages will find their way into wedding stationery themes. It may be the geometric shapes found in Moroccan tiles, designs from African carvings, or traditional motifs from Indian fabrics; we will want to incorporate those elements to give our stationery that exotic look. They bring a touch of exotic vibrancy to your wedding stationery when coupled with rich earthy tones or warm jewel colours.
Pantone’s Colour of the Year: Marsala
Chosen colour of the year by Pantone, marsala is sure to dazzle the wedding scene in 2015. It’s warm and earthy wine red tone makes a fabulous base colour for wedding stationery. Complemented by vibrant jewel tones such as gold, coral and orange, it would make a fabulous multicultural or Indian wedding invitation. Blush, ivory and marsala also make an elegant colour combination for wedding stationery that is classic and timeless. Marsala’s earthy red shade will be a wonderful choice for those who like nature inspired and rustic themes.
There is no doubt that those tying the knot in 2015 will have plenty of trends to choose from and be inspired by. You are sure to find a trend that’s perfect for your style and personality.