Retro and Vintage Invitations from Peaches and Queen

Before you rush off to start your lovely weekend, I thought to give you a little inspiration fix.  Do you know what I love? Weddings of course. But, I am totally obsessed with all things vintage…the gorgeous florals, the pretty colors, and all the charming details.   So, when you mesh the two together, it makes for a pretty sweet combo. My heart is beaming with joy! What I am really excited about today, is when vintage meets the paper goods. I am talking about the romantic and adorable invitations brought to you by Peaches and Queen. I want to dazzle your Friday morning with a dose of vintage inspired and retro fun, combined with a creative edge, which will make your pretty eyes oh so happy.
Hello, my name is Mandy and I design retro and vintage inspired wedding stationery. I love to create quirky, colourful invites for brides and grooms looking for something a bit different to the norm. I have many types of stationary, however I love working closely with brides and grooms to create something completely bespoke and unique to them. Because everything is designed by me, every aspect can be personalised with colour changes/images/extras to be exactly what my clients want. All of my paper goods can be adapted to feature on Save the Date magnets and bookmarks, invites, RSVPs, thank you cards, candy buffet signage, luggage tags and place settings.

I was married in June 2012. I knew exactly what kind of stationery I wanted in my head but could not find anyone that created it, so I decided to do it on my own. I found I really enjoyed making them, and after my wedding, I received many compliments.  Someone asked if I can design something for their wedding too. Since I enjoyed designing so much for own wedding, I  decided to set up Peaches and Queen, and  share my designs with other brides to be.

My style is heavily inspired by retro and vintage styles from a bygone era. I have always been drawn to works from artists from the 50s and 60s and love nothing more than rummaging around antique fayres and boot sales for kitsch and quirky items for my home. Being surrounded by these things everyday has led me to try and carry this theme across many of my works.  I have my “Betsy” perfect for a 50s prom queen bride, “Alice” with its subtle Alice in Wonderland style as well as many other vintage inspired ranges, rich in pastel colours and lace. Another favourie of mine is birds. So, many of my works will feature them.  In fact I am slightly bird obsessed loosely having a bird theme at my own wedding. The height of kitsch also has to be my Jasmine invite, perfect for the bride travelling abroad who doesnt want to compromise on a fab style. Although many of my invites are digital prints I can also adapt some of them to be even more special with the addition of pearls, sparkles and real lace.

Although there is a strong vintage trend that has been running through the wedding industry for a few years now, I have always had a love of vintage items so I design what  I find visually pleasing to me rather then moulding it to current trends. I do really enjoy creating rustic pieces, and my new “Poppy” range combines rustic brown kraft card with lace really well. I also “tea dye” my own luggage tags and hand stamp and personalise them – there are so many different combinations possible!

I hope to keep creating and introduce many exciting new stationary over time. I also hope to introduce other beautiful venue styling items to my website over time such as handmade bunting and handmade favours.

Thank you Peaches and Queen for all the vintage inspired lovelies. I am head over heels!

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