burgundy wedding invitation

Adore Wedding Invitation in Burgundy

Our Adore collection has been on our books for many years with different tweaks along the way.  It is a perfect wedding invitation for anyone who wants a simple invite, who is on a budget but doesn’t want to compromise on the quality. It is made with a satin ribbon bow mounted onto a personalised front and a pearlescent background, the inside is also a double layered card.

Kate contacted us last year to ask us to make some folded invitations on cream card with burgundy ribbon for her wedding in South Africa. She ordered matching day and evening invitations.

burgundy wedding invitation

The Adore design is available in a full range of wedding stationery to match the wedding invitations including table plans, place cards, guest books, menu’s, orders of service to name a few. The ribbon is available in many different colours and they can be made on white, cream or ivory card.

To view all of our designs and a full price list please visit our website www.bcweddinginvitations.co.uk


Red Wedding Invitations and Stationery

Colour Themes for Wedding Invitations and Stationery

Colour Themes for a Wedding

We have previously written an article on colour schemes, but that was many years ago and since then we have introduced many new wedding invitations and have made many more orders and have many more photos to share, so we thought we do an updated version.

Choosing a colour scheme for your wedding day is one of the most important decisions as this colour will be involved in most parts of the planning including the flowers, bridesmaid dresses, cake and reception decoration.

Here are some of the main colours used on our wedding stationery starting with neutral shades like white, ivory and cream up to hot pinks and orange.

Neutral Theme

This theme is one of the most popular at the moment and can include, White, Ivory, Cream, Beige, Blush, Taupe and Tan

Neutral Wedding Invitations and Stationery

Blue Theme

There are many shades of Blue to choose from including Ice Blue, Navy, Midnight Blue, Cobalt, Royal Blue, Pale Blue, Baby Blue, Cornflower, Sky, Indigo, Iris, Steel and Sapphire.

blue luxury wedding invitations and stationery

Pink Theme

Pink is one of the most popular shades we work with, especially dusky pink or blush pink. It is a versatile colour ranging from a pale blush pink to a vibrant hot pink. Other shades are Rose, Light Pink, Pale Pink, Fuchsia, Punch, Coral, Bubble Gum, Magenta, Hot Pink, Carnation, Cerise and Salmon.


Green Theme

Green has become a popular shade again, especially when used with the Burlap, Hessian and Twine in a Rustic Wedding theme. Sage green is the most popular choice, but we have seen an increase in Mint green recently. Some other shades of green are Apple, Bright Green, Olive, Pistachio, Sage, Hunter, Forest, Dark Green, Emerald, Jade, Lime, Mint and Teal.

green wedding invitations and stationery

Red Theme

Red wedding invitations are really popular for winter weddings when used with sparkling embellishments. We don’t make many Red invites throughout the year, but this year we haven’t used anything else on the winter stationery we have created.

The different shades of Red we have used. Burgundy, Crimson, Maroon, Raspberry, Bright Red, Pillar Box Red, Scarlet, Wine and Ruby.

Red Wedding Invitations and Stationery

Orange Theme

Orange is often used for a summer or destination wedding. It is often used on its own or teamed up with darker colours like Navy Blue.

Amber, Apricot, Tangerine, Burnt Orange, Coral, Gold, Marigold, Orange, Peach and Salmon.

Orange, Coral Wedding Invitations and Stationery

Purple Theme

A couple of years ago Purple seemed to be one of the only colours we used when making the stationery orders with all shades being used. We were using Cadbury Purple, Plum, Aubergine, Grape, Lilac, Lavender, Orchid, Amethyst, Mauve and Heather.

purple, lilac, plum, aubergine wedding invitations and stationery

Yellow Theme

Yellow is perfect is you are wanting a vibrant wedding and a lemon shade is often used for spring weddings. Some other shades we use are Lemon, Saffron, Gold, Mustard and Sunshine.

yellow, lemon, gold wedding invitations and stationery


Perfect for a black tie or monochrome wedding. There aren’t many shades of black available, but there are very subtle differences between Jet, Onyx, Graphite and Carbon.

black and white, monochrome, black tie wedding invitations and stationery


A very popular colour during 2015 and is carrying on into 2016. Glitter has become hugely popular with couples going for bright gold or champagne glitter to add sparkle to their wedding day. Some of the gold shades available are Champagne, Old Gold, Antique Gold, Light Gold and Bright Gold.

gold, glitter, sparkle wedding invitations and stationery

Silver & Grey

Silver has also become a popular colour which is mainly due to the popularity of the glitter card. Many stationers have designs using this and couples are using this as a background and are adding their chosen colour to accompany the glitter.

Grey is a popular accent colour for couples and is often seen being used with light pinks, greens, yellows and purples. Some of the shades used are Slate, Gunmetal, Silver and Dove Grey.

silver, grey, glitter wedding invitations and stationery

Damask Print Vintage wedding menu

Vintage Damask Wedding Invitation – Bloomsbury Wedding Stationery

Our Bloomsbury wedding invitation is perfect for a vintage or regal style wedding and has been on our books for the last three years. We show it on our website with an ivory vintage damask print,  peach satin ribbon and finished with a small diamante embellishment, but it can be made in most colours.

We recently worked on quite a large stationery order in our Bloomsbury design. The customer ordered 120 pocket wedding invitations in a Gold and Burgundy colour scheme which looked stunning and were finished with burgundy satin ribbon and a large pearl and diamante embellishment instead. The Bloomsbury design consists of a damask pattern print in your chosen colour with satin ribbon and a crystal embellishment. This customer chose a pocket style, but invites are also available as a wallet, folded or flat style.

Vintage Damask Wedding Invitation

Once we finished their invitations they came back and asked us to make their on the day stationery later in the year. With over 300 guests attending the wedding it was a large order to work on. Once the couple had managed to finalise all the final details (which I cant imagine was easy with the number of guests attending) we then completed the rest of the order.

We made two extra large table plans which had 15 tables on each canvas. Marion felt that two different plans would work better and would speed up the time it took her guests to find their seats. They also had 150 order of service booklets, 30 menus, table number cards all in the same design.

Damask Print Vintage wedding menu

vintage damask wedding table plan

Wedding Table Number Card

We can provide a full range of wedding stationery to match any of our invitation designs from day or evening invites, rsvp cards, additional inserts, menu’s order of service booklets, place cards.




Colour Theme for your Wedding Invitations and Stationery – Mood Boards in Pink, Neutrals, Gold and Silver, Green, Red, Purple, Peach



The ‘on trend’ colours vary year to year. Over the last five years we have had Purple, Sage and Navy along with ivory, dusky pink and neutrals as the most common colour themes.

Any of our collections can be made in a variety of colours, but it can be difficult to envisage them in an alternative colour. Here are some of our designs in different colours.


PINK Wedding Invitations

Dusky Pink, Baby Pink, Fuchsia, Hot Pink, Cranberry, Raspberry, Rose Pink, Light Pink, Blush Pink

Show are our Glamour, Crystal Butterfly and Romance designs

Pink Wedding Invitations and Stationery

Pink Wedding Stationery







White, Cream, Ivory, Nude, Taupe, Mocha, Beige, Blush Pink

Show are our Organza Snow, Glamour and Bloomsbury designs


vintage neutral shades with white, cream and ivory invitations


Gold, Silver, Light Grey, Champagne, Antique, Vintage, Sparkly Glitter

Shown are our Manhattan, Vintage and Icicle collections


Gold and Silver wedding Stationery






Lime, Sage, Apple, Hunter, Forest, Mint, Light Green, Kiwi

Show are our Prestige, Crystal Butterfly and Bloomsbury collections


Green wedding invitations and stationery






Deep red, bright red, post box, Scarlet, Ruby, Burgundy, Wine,  Tangarine, Bright Orange, Burnt Orange

Show are our Delicious Heart, Glamour and Mayfair

Red and Orange wedding stationery


Aubergine, Lilac, Plum, Violet, Cadbury, Dark, Light

Show are our Opulence, Snow and Bella

Purple wedding invitations






Coral, Blush, Cherry, Peach, Taupe, Beige

Show are our Promise, Filigree and Glamour


Peach and Taupe wedding stationery




Burgundy, Wine, Scarlet, Claret
Show are our Opulence, Snow and Filigree

deep reds wedding stationery






Royal Blue, Teal, Electric, Cobalt, Navy, Turquoise, Aqua, Baby Blue, Ice Blue, Light, Egg Shell, Powder

Show are our Mayfair, Vintage and Boutique collections


Blue wedding stationery






New York, Monochrome, Black Tie, Black and White

Show are our Bloomsbury, Boutique and Vintage

black and white wedding stationery

Wedding guest name card

Boutique Wedding Stationery – Square Crystal Embellishment with satin ribbon

Boutique Wedding Invitation Collection

We have realised that we don’t blog enough and we don’t do enough features of the orders we have been working on, so have decided to change this. A couple of times a week (hopefully) we will be doing a blog post and showing photos of what we have been working on as sometimes we completely forget to do this and we have been given feedback that customers like seeing the different stationery.

This stationery range consists of a square diamante embellishment which is incredibly sparkly and is threaded through satin ribbon and is shown in a Wine colour. It is a very simple design, but is a popular design for couples who want a classic design, but can’t resist a bit of bling!

The Wedding Stationery Order

Our second blog is about a Boutique order we worked on last week for a wedding this month. The customer had already received her invitations and this part was the on the day stationery with a matching table plan, place cards and table name cards. To work within their budget they decided to go for their Order of Service and Menu in the Adore range, but everything else was to be in the Boutique design.

Wedding table plan

Wedding guest name card

Further Information

We can provide a full range of wedding stationery to match any of our invitation designs from day or evening invites, rsvp cards, additional inserts, menu’s order of service booklets, place cards.

Click here to view any of our wedding invitation designs.