Delightfully Vintage Stationery – ‘Dear Emma’
OK, so other than this, my blog Chic Vintage Brides, I have always been a little backward, or old-fashioned in staying in touch with my friends and family – I am not on Facebook (yet – oops, looks like that didn’t last long :)), don’t use MMS and, now on the other side of the world to them, can rarely afford to phone or text. Instead I choose the more personal and fun format of letters, notes and greeting cards, so I am a little obsessed with all forms of stationery – just ask my poor, long-suffering husband, how long he loses me to stationery shops and departments! And I always have half an eye open for elegant vintage, retro and quirky wedding stationery.
I was overjoyed when I stumbled across the delightfully vintage Dear Emma Stationery shop on Etsy
The 1890 – Art Nouveau Wedding Invitation
Opulent Black & Gold Paisley Garden Design
Peacock Feather Invitation Design
The very Victorian Birds & Swirls Invitation
Having sold their range on Etsy for over 3 years, Dear Emma have recently been featured in American Bridal publication BRIDESmagazine and Australia’s SHOP TIL YOU DROP magazine.
They offer a fantastic custom service to make invites truly unique – with a wide range of colours and inspiringly vintage designs….. and most importantly international shipping!
Queens Crowns Wedding Invitation – for the bride who wants to be princess for the day!
And with a choice of crowns, all incorporating perfect vintage feathers (my favourites are 3 and 4!)
The Victorian Paris Design – pictured here in a striking soft pink and black
The ranges include: save the dates, invitations, RSVPs, menus and programmes, table numbers, seating charts, notecards and thank-yous….basically anything you could possibly need or think of for a wedding!
Casablanca design – pictured in a rich purple
Art Nouveau Invitation – in chartreuse and grey, makes me think of Atonement
And even better, for those brides on a budget, they do an equally fabulous, and vintage, range of Print Your Own invitations on their sister Dear Emma DIY shop
Paris Chic – very Art Nouveau!
My Favourite, the art deco Peacock Garden design
The concept is simple but ingenious – you purchase the listing and send your wording, which Dear Emma then set in the design and send you the PDF to print! For those brides a tad bit crafty this is a perfect way to save a few pennies and include friends and family by involving them in the stationery production line.
The gorgeous Calligraphy Bird in Tiffany Blue
Wedding Stationary really sets the scene for a wedding – the invitation is the important first, sneak peek guests get of the theme and plans for the big day, and I think no guest could be anything but excited to receive any one of the gorgeous vintage designs from Dear Emma Stationery! I am a big fan!