Vita: an elegant new collection of botanical wedding stationery by Inkflower Press

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Discover beautiful heirloom wedding stationery with botanical illustration by Inkflower Press. Rosie’s timeless designs are thoughtfully created, with exquisite papers and wonderful attention to detail. If you’re looking for stationery with a touch of luxury, please contact Rosie at Inkflower Press. What a treat for us to be able to share such a gorgeous collection with you today – do add these to your Pinterest boards my lovelies, as they really are something very special.

Inspiration for my stationery designs is almost always botanical, and for this collection I loved the idea of taking quite humble, familiar English garden flowers like hydrangeas, and elevating them into something jewel-like and precious. I’m always drawn to items with a history and like to think couples might treasure their stationery for years to come. Named Vita, after the woman who created the magical gardens at Sissinghurst castle, my new wedding stationery collection is adorned with exquisite botanical details, and silkscreen printed by hand onto beautifully thick paper.

I’m obsessed with the quality of paper, almost to the point of being a bit weird about it! For this collection I’ve chosen to use one of my absolute favourites – it’s a paper called ‘Wild’. It’s really substantial without being heavy and has an almost fluffy quality. Its wonderfully tactile surface pairs brilliantly with smooth vellum and delicate silk ribbon embellishments.

While putting the collection together, I’ve loved the chance to play and experiment. In the new designs you’ll find sumptuous layers of colour as well as a couple of new finishing details. The Hydrangea suite has the invitation text printed on a separate layer of translucent vellum, which feels quite luxurious. It can be tied with a choice of ribbons in either bamboo or silk, or finished with a simple stitch at the top. In fact you’ll find the stitch detail running throughout the collection, finishing everything from place cards to belly bands.

I always like to offer couples the opportunity to create a stationery suite that feels like them. Many of my more complicated designs can be simplified to print in a single colour and I wanted to show how that works. So I’ve included two versions in the collection of both the Quince Branch and Mullein suites: a maximalist layered version printed in three colours, and a much simpler, single colour version – perfect if your look is more pared back elegance.

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Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.


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