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Pushing the envelope with trendsetting ideas

Pushing the envelope with trendsetting ideas
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Elsje Designs in Bloemfontein on 6 August 2010

To book a consultation on 6 August, please phone Linnett on 021-9767111 or email

Trendspotting: Vintage Visions

The vintage trend is here to stay. This collage from Elsje Designs will prove that going vintage is a fabulous opportunity to try something old with a modern twist.

Vintage design elements can add interest to your wedding stationery. Many of these are old patterns or antique artwork but incorporated in a fresh new way. 19th century old English images are integrated with today's hottest colours, to create a must-have stationery look, and damask, crochet and lace patterns have taken the wedding industry by storm. When combined with just the right font, these patterns mix the old with the new, and become truly show stopping!

There are several ideas to create the mood for a vintage-inspired wedding. One of the popular choices at the moment is retro save the date or wedding post cards. Not only does this make for easy mailing, but Post Cards are cost effective, fun and something different. To complement the vintage style, we often suggest the use of a signature silhouette, whether it's a bird perched on a branch or a woodsy scene of trees with a romantic Victorian couple, silhouettes are becoming an invite classic. These shadowy designs give a refined yet whimsical touch to wedding stationery. An Elsje Designs classic is the vintage chic stitched invitation featuring vintage illustrations like old bicycles, colonial african elements, old calligraphy or ornate frames, botanical artwork etc.

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