The Vanilla Retro Wedding Blog

March 2, 2020

Set in the heart of the beautiful Staffordshire countryside at Standon Hall, a Grade II listed mansion, this elegant style shoot adorns this stunning venue with dried floral arrangements and timeless styling using a palette of peach, apricot, burgundy and cream. All su...

February 24, 2020

Some of us are natural planners - and others not so much. We all have our strengths and weaknesses.The idea of planning a wedding; coordinating a million little details, liasing with suppliers, having wedding detail conversations with our nearest and dearest - will fil...

February 17, 2020

Set in a stunning old chapel in Godney, Somerset, this style shoot used a rust inspired colour palette with metallic touches against an ancient stone backdrop.

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January 3, 2019

There's one thing you simply can't ignore about Weddings: they generate a LOT of waste. And though you might be excused to thinking it's only one day, when you consider how many weddings are happening every day, up and down the country and around the world, you start t...

October 25, 2018

It may only be October, but in the Wedding Industry we're already consumed by 2019 weddings. With the bohemian style still a firm favourite with Vanilla Retro Brides & Grooms, we're excited to release our newest boho collection: Fired Earth.

With a palette of Pink Clay,...

July 16, 2018

Let me be perfectly clear: I am not the original creator of the concept of wedding invitations. I did not come up with the idea of gift boxes or wedding socks with the word "groom" on the side. This is NOT what copyright covers. Copyright is the protection of a design...

May 4, 2018

At the beginning of February, Vanilla Retro was invited to provide the stationery for an Alternative Bohemian shoot at East Riddlesden Hall over in West Yorkshire. We talked of Macrame styling, Pampas grasses and Tattoos. The result? Well see for yourself. Full list of...

April 27, 2018

Looking for some neat gifts to ask your mates to be a part of your wedding? We've got you covered. Our Groomsman boxes have soared in popularity as Grooms have decided to mark the occasion of asking their best buddies to be a part of their wedding day with style. But w...

April 20, 2018

Back in November, as the nights drew in and the wedding venues across the country sat and looked back at a year jam packed with warm, sunny weddings, a group of wedding vendors gathered to create a stunning, dark moody boho style shoot. See the full list of suppliers a...

April 13, 2018

We're in the midst of invitation season here at Vanilla Retro HQ as January-April is the most popular time to send out invitations for summer weddings. But do YOU know the right etiquette for writing and addressing your invitations...? Don't make a rookie error - make...

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