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PEACHY IMPRESSIONS personalised spring, summer, autumn and winter handmade WEDDING INVITATIONS  are available in 320gsm bridal white or ivory cream card in wallet, folded and flat invitation styles.  They can be decorated with a choice of vintage lace, pearl and diamante embellishments, luxurious double satin ribbons, damask, floral, rose, garden flower, sunflower, mason jam jar, butterfly, love bird, birdcage, tandem bike, snowflake and whimsical prints - perfect for a luxury, romantic, rustic, contemporary, modern, traditional, elegant, shabby chic, vintage, retro, whimsical or bespoke wedding theme.  Matching WEDDING SAVE THE DATE CARDS, ON THE DAY WEDDING STATIONERY and WEDDING THANK YOU CARDS are available in all designs.  Save the date cards, invitations, R.S.V.P cards and thank you cards are supplied with envelopes.







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By Peachy Impressions, Jan 16 2018 03:37PM

We are extremely proud to announce that we have won the best wedding stationery, Gloucestershire category in the Three Counties wedding awards. The wedding awards ceremony will be held in March in Gloucester and we very much look forward to sharing our experience with you. This award is voted for by our clients so many many thanks to everyone who voted for Peachy Impressions, we really appreciate your support.

2017 was an incredibly busy year for us. It has and always will be our aim to wow our clients by exceeding their expectations. Our wedding stationery designs, colours and embellishments are carefully chosen with the seasons trends in mind. We work with our brides (and grooms) to create a unique stationery collection that is perfect for their special day, after all we know they only want the very best.

We have some new and exciting plans for 2018. We already have a very busy diary and I’m looking forward to creating more amazing wedding invitation designs for equally amazing couples. Following wedding stationery trends is one of my favourite things to watch. Wedding stationery is of course my favourite but I also find myself keeping a close eye on shoes, wedding cakes and... honeymoon destinations.

Each wedding is unique and this is why we offer personalised bespoke wedding invitations and on the day wedding stationery. On the day stationery includes items such as table plans, guest books and post boxes. Julia and Marcus contacted me earlier in the year to arrange a wedding consultation. Julia wanted English rose invitations and Marcus wanted to somehow include navy. We spent a couple of hours looking through English rose images matching the rose colours with the perfect shade of navy ribbon. We of course finished the design with a pearl and diamante embellishment. It’s fair to say Julia and Marcus were delighted with their stationery.

Are you planning a 2018 wedding? Peachy Impressions would love to help you. Whether your planning a winter wedding, autumn wedding, spring wedding or summer wedding we have the perfect wedding stationery package just for you. Don’t wait! Our dates are booking up fast.

By Peachy Impressions, Jan 15 2018 08:27PM

Sarah and James planned their romantic vintage themed wedding in a beautiful castle in Gloucestershire. Their wedding day was filled with love, family and friends, and to say their special day was perfect would be an understatement. Sarah had always dreamt of a vintage wedding. The couple considered every detail and both the bride and groom looked amazing. Sarah looked beautiful in her long wedding dress and veil, both finished with vintage lace and pearls. James looked handsome in his tuxedo with a vintage vest and velvet bowtie. The bridesmaids wore long black vintage dresses which perfectly complemented the vintage theme. Every detail was considered. The venue was filled with flowers and candles. The weather was crisp so the roaring fire in the centre of the room was welcoming and perfect for a winter wedding. The day was most definitely filled with romance. We had the pleasure of designing Sarah and James’s handmade wedding stationery. Sarah chose our Serenity design from our vintage wedding stationery collection which complemented her wedding theme and colour scheme perfectly. Sarah chose our wallet style invitation as she wanted to include lots of information for their guests. For the day itself Sarah and James chose a large wedding table plan, table names, breakfast menus and guest place names cards. A wedding table plan is a definite. Most venues will ask you for a seating plan but it doesn’t mean you can’t opt for a more relaxed feel and let your family and friends sit where they like – just as long as they know the table they’re sat on, you’ll be fine. Sarah and James opted for a more formal plan with tables named after favourite cities they had visited and guest place name cards to match.

It was a pleasure to work with Sarah and James and we wish them every happiness in their new adventure as husband and wife.

By Peachy Impressions, Apr 13 2017 03:36PM

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. I believe you will want your family and friends to remember how beautiful you looked, how wonderful the ceremony was, the amazing food and entertainment at the reception and how smoothly the day ran. On your wedding day you will want the best of everything. Wedding suppliers will help you find exactly what you are looking for so don't be afraid to ask them for their help and advice - after all they are the experts. Above all to avoid disappointment don't underestimate how long it will take you to organise your wedding day and how quickly the most popular venues and suppliers will become fully booked. In some cases, venues can be fully booked 2-3 years in advance. To help you get started I've put together a wedding to-do-list.


•Talk about the kind of day you would like to have and choose the type of ceremony you would like to have.

•Choose your wedding theme e.g. traditional, modern, vintage, garden party, fairy tale, beach etc. and colour scheme.

•Choose your wedding style e.g. formal, semi-formal, informal.

•Set your budget and open a wedding savings account and start saving (set-up a direct debit to ensure you keep on track).

•Start a wedding mood board or scrapbook for pictures of a your favourite wedding must haves.

•Look at venue ideas (if you find your dream venue BOOK IT), ask each venue wedding planner to confirm what is included and not included in their standard package and what you will need to pay extra for (not all room, menu and wine choices will be standard and this may affect the price quite a bit). Ask for this to be confirmed in writing and don't be afraid to ask for a discount. Hire a wedding planner and take out wedding insurance (if required).

•Pick your wedding party - best man, ushers, chief bridesmaid, bridesmaids, flower girls and pageboys (your family and friends will start wondering who's in).

•Read through your checklist and if there are any "must haves" don't wait - book or buy them ASAP.

•It is very popular for wedding celebrations to carry on the following day in the way of an open house or BBQ. This is a great opportunity for you to delegate a big part of your now wedding weekend to family and/or friends that would like a bigger involvement in the organisation of your wedding.


•Set your wedding date. You will need to think about your wedding day and your honeymoon and work out which date works best for both.

•Find your wedding officiant (the person who will marry you), book your church or approved venue for your ceremony and apply for the necessary licences.

•If you have chosen a church ceremony check with your minister if you need to book the choir and/or bell ringers separately. You will find some churches charge extra for these. Book if required. It is also a good idea to check with your wedding officiant to see if there is another wedding booked before or after yours as this may affect when your florist will be able to decorate the church and it may also limit the colours you will be able to use.

•Book your reception venue (if separate from ceremony and/or not already done so).

•Book your first night's accommodation. If you are going to stay at your wedding venue you should be able to negotiate the bridal suite within your package.

•Compile your day and evening guest lists and order your wedding save the date cards.

•Book your honeymoon, check your passports are valid and confirm holiday leave with work. Arrange travel insurance, vaccinations and visas (if required).

•Check out accommodation for your out of town guests.

•Start looking for your wedding dress. Try lots on, the perfect dress maybe one you have never considered.

•Research suppliers for your wedding stationery, flowers, photos, cake, entertainment and cars etc., the list is endless. Remember visit suppliers, ask questions and get quotes. Look at some of the many wedding web directories online, wedding magazines and attend wedding fairs for inspiration. To avoid disappointment book popular suppliers ASAP, ask suppliers how many months in advance they recommend you book. It is also important to ask your supplier to confirm their fee should you wish/need to cancel.


•Order your dress and book your dress fittings. Choose and order your bridesmaid dresses. Allow plenty of time so that you can all arrange to be available for fittings.

•Order your wedding invitations.

•Book your florist, wedding cars, photographer, venue decorator, toastmaster (if required).

•Order your wedding cake. Ask your supplier to confirm if the cake stand, knife, delivery and set-up are included within the price quoted.

•Book your reception entertainment e.g. magician, children's entertainer, photo/video booth, sweet cart, chocolate fountain, band, DJ, fireworks etc. Check with your venue wedding planner to see if your entertainers need to provide evidence of their public liability cover.

•Book your hair and beauty stylists. If you are planning on doing your own hair and make-up it's worth having a practice now. This way you have plenty of time to change your mind if you don't like it.

•Reserve accommodation for your guests (your guests will pay when they confirm their booking). If reserving rooms at your wedding venue remember to ask for a group discount.

•Set up your wedding website for your family and friends to find your wedding details and information (if required).


•Buy/hire formal suits for the Groom and wedding party and purchase your wedding jewellery, lingerie and accessories.

•Think about what you might like to have for your "something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue".

•Think about your on the day stationery requirements such as your order of service/day, wedding table plan, table decorations, name cards, favours, guest book and post box.

•Compile a wedding gift list or write a gift poem.

• Think about which hymns you would like to have sung at your ceremony and the music you would like played.

• Select readings for your ceremony and choose who you would like to do the reading.

• Choose a favourite song that you would like to have sung by the church choir or maybe a friend or relative or played while you sign the register.

• Organise and book hen night/weekend (generally this is the chief bridesmaids responsibility). Organise and book stag night/weekend (generally this is the best man's responsibility).


•Arrange suit fittings for the Groom and wedding party.

•Buy your wedding rings (and send them for resizing and/or engraving if required).

•Buy your wedding shoes - remember you will be on your feet for most of the day so they definitely will want to be comfortable (maybe buy a pair of comfortable shoes for dancing in) and veil and tiara.

•Purchase your bridal lingerie ready for your first dress fitting. We recommend your bridesmaids do the same.

•Send out your invitations and finalise your wedding order of service and/or write your vows.

•Choose your ceremony music.

•Book your hair and make-up trials.

•Agree and finalise all wedding flowers including your church and venue flowers. Book your wedding breakfast menu and wine tasting.

•Think about your first dance (and if you would like dance lessons).


•Confirm ceremony details with your minister/registrar (your minister is likely to want to read through your order of service before it goes to print).

•Touch base with your suppliers to ensure all is going to plan and ask any questions you may have.

•Meet with your photographer to discuss specific shots and walk through the locations to point out spots that appeal to you. Have a list ready of the must have shots.

•Review your playlist with your band and/or DJ and confirm your first dance. If you get chance try to see/hear them play live.

•Organise your seating plan for your wedding breakfast (this will take longer than you think!).

•Confirm your on the day stationery requirement (order of service, table plan, table numbers, favours, name cards, guest book, post box etc.) with your stationery supplier.


•Decide who to have as your two witnesses.

•Arrange a date for your wedding rehearsal (church wedding).

•Arrange your final wedding dress fittings (time how long it takes to put your dress on - this will help you when you plan your wedding day morning schedule)

•Arrange final fittings for bridesmaids, flower girls and pageboys.

•Choose your wedding day perfume.

•Decide and find your something old, new, borrowed and blue items and keep them together somewhere safe.

•Go honeymoon shopping.

•Check all your guests have confirmed if they will be attending or not.

•Delegate small wedding tasks to responsible family and friends who would like to help you, e.g. someone to be contactable for directions should one of your guests get lost or unable to find the venue on the day, someone to collect your gifts, cards and flowers from your venue, someone to return your hired suits and someone to send out wedding cake to guests that were unable to attend.

•Agree and confirm any reception formalities and timings with your venue wedding planner - to include wedding breakfast, speeches, cake cutting, evening buffet, entertainment, carriages and anything you would like saved at the end of the evening such as your table plan, table names and flowers etc.

•Start to break in your wedding shoes by wearing them around the house.

•Your hen do. His stag do.


•Practice your hair and make-up if you haven't booked a stylist.

•Start packing for your honeymoon. You won't want to be packing the day before your wedding - you won't have time.

•Arrange to make any outstanding payments to be paid and buy thank you gifts for your wedding party.

•Provide your caterers with final numbers for your wedding breakfast, evening buffet and details of any special dietary requirements.

•Check your Groom has at least though about his speech and booked a haircut (if not book it for him).

•Plan your wedding day morning schedule.

•Have a spray tan (if you want/need one) and finalise arrangements with your hair and beauty stylists.

•Arrange who will be taking/collecting you to/from your hair and beauty salon on the day.

•Arrange for your wedding cake to be delivered to your venue and confirm with your supplier where you would like it to be set up.

•Make final honeymoon checks, passports, tickets, cash, camera, sun cream, finish packing suitcases and buy any last-minute items for honeymoon.

•Hold a wedding rehearsal (church). Run through responsibilities with bridesmaids and ushers.

•Final check for all outfits - everyone to try on complete outfit with shoes to make sure everything is perfect.

•Wrap thank you gifts.


•Drop off decorations, table plan, table decorations at your reception venue.

•Take out cash for any payments to be made on the day and buy a bottle of champagne.

•Have a manicure and pedicure... if you did your honeymoon packing last week you'll even have time for a spa treatment or relaxing stress relieving massage too.

•Give your order of service to your best man/ushers to give to your guests on arrival.

•Check best man has rings, copies of speeches, readings, and any messages to be read out during the speeches.

•Speak to your bridal party - check everyone knows what they need to do, when and where.

•Layout your wedding dress, lingerie, shoes, accessories, make-up, perfume so everything is ready for the morning or to be packed if you are getting ready somewhere else.

•Hang your veil in a warm room (preferably a bath or shower room) and any creases will naturally fall out.

•Do not try and iron or steam your veil.

•Relax and have an early night. You probably won't need it but don't forget to set your alarm.


•Eat breakfast (even if you don't fancy it - it's going to be a long day).

•Enjoy your morning being pampered.... with a glass of chilled champagne (which you bought yesterday).

•Put on your beautiful dress, bridal jewellery, favourite perfume, veil and tiara... don't forget something old... new... borrowed and blue.

•Slip into your shoes (which are so comfortable because you have been wearing them around the house for the past month).

•Pick up your bouquet, take a deep breath and smile. Everything is going to be perfect.

•You are ready - wow you look amazing! Your car has arrived, but you still have time for some pre-wedding photos and a glass of bubbly before you leave.


•Return your hired suits and collect cards, gifts and flowers from your venue.

•Send your wedding flowers to be preserved.

•Send wedding cake to anyone who couldn't make your wedding.

•Send personalised wedding thank you cards to your family and friends.

•Send testimonials/thank you's to your wedding suppliers.

•Dry clean your wedding dress.

•Order your wedding photos.

By Peachy Impressions, Mar 16 2016 01:23PM

There may be a number of reasons for choosing a particular colour scheme for your wedding. Most likely the first colour that comes to mind will be your favourite colour or perhaps a colour that fits with the season or venue. A Christmas wedding may have red, green and gold theme, a wedding by the sea an aqua colour scheme or spring wedding a mix of pastel shades. Before making a final choice, here are a few things you might like to consider.

1. Which flowers are in season? If you are going to have seasonal flowers in your bouquet this may determine your colour scheme. Are you going to choose pretty pastels or bold bright tulips for a spring wedding? Will you choose vibrant wildflowers or sunflowers in summer or a more subtle rose? If you have a firm preference for particular flowers this might help you decide on a colour scheme.

2. What colours look good on your bridesmaids? Although it may be difficult to find a colour that will suit all of your bridesmaids, if you know one of your bridesmaids looks washed out in pastels or a red head will clash with your choice of scarlet it is probably best to rule those out.

3. Are any of the main bridal party superstitious? Certain colours are considered by some to be bad luck when worn at a wedding. It might be worth checking before you embark on a colour scheme or gran may end up hyperventilating in her seat.

4. Do you want the men to co-ordinate with the bridesmaids? If so ensure your husband to be is comfortable wearing a shocking pink tie before you decide that it must be your theme.

5. Keep in mind that the colour scheme may change. At my own wedding I originally wanted a red colour scheme but when I failed to find the perfect bridesmaids dresses, I quickly changed to my favourite colour, green

6. Do you want to include your colour scheme in your wedding invitations and stationery or do you want to keep your colour scheme a surprise to reveal on your wedding day? Your wedding invitations will give your guests a glimpse of what is to come and give them a feel for what to expect. Your invites don't have to match; sometimes we can get too carried away with trying to make everything match perfectly. I chose to keep my colour scheme a secret to leave our friends and family guessing. I chose ivory invitations and let my bridesmaids reveal my colour scheme on the day. Sometimes less is more and will keep everyone talking about your big day.

By Peachy Impressions, Feb 3 2016 03:40PM

For some music is one of the biggest things to plan when organising a wedding. What should we walk down the aisle to? What hymns should we choose? Should we have live music at the ceremony? What should be our first dance? What musical entertainment should we have at the evening reception? What musical tracks should we choose for our video? I've attended a number of weddings with different choices. Some of my favourite have included an Irish ceilidh, 80's disco and a male voice choir. I have also been lucky enough to sing at a number of family and friends' weddings and it is always a magical moment.

The ultimate in musical wedding moments must be the secret singers at Keira Knightly's wedding in Love Actually. This is one of my favourite films to watch at this time of year. Have you ever imagined having secret singers at your wedding or the wedding of a loved one? Well now thanks to a talented group of singers, recreating that magical moment can become a reality.

The concept was originally created after a performance of "BRAVO" Singing Waiters cabaret. They were singing for one bride and a guest asked if they could perform a "surprise" singing act at his daughters wedding.... but straight after the wedding ceremony in the church... and so the "Love Actually Experience" was born.

The Love Actually Experience provide a number of options for your special day. You could substitute singers for musicians, add in the singing waiters at your reception, include a cabaret of love songs or even marryoke - a tailor made video featuring messages from your guests in song. If musical choices are getting you down, why not head to their website and take a look.

By Peachy Impressions, Jun 8 2014 06:08PM

More often than not there is still an awkward silence that fills the room when it comes to discussing the gift list... "should we" "shouldn't we" include a gift list. There is a lot of uncertainty as to whether or not it is "the done thing" to include a gift list for the day guests let alone the evening guests.

In my experience guests prefer to know what you would like and actually look forward to receiving your list. After all, for most guests shopping for the present is all part of the fun! Having a list also gives your guests reassurance that their gift isn't going to end up on eBay. It is important to try and ensure there is something to suit everyone's budget and only include gifts that are for both the bride and groom that can be enjoyed together. Guests will want to feel as if they have bought you both a gift so if you have included say a jewellery box or a tool set they may feel as if they have singled out the bride or the groom. It is also best to avoid items for children (if you have any).

Its easy to opt for practical items, however the idea of a gift list is to allow your nearest and dearest to buy you gifts you'll treasure and which will remind you of them for years to come. Sadly, no matter how much use you'll get out of those yellow dusters, its unlikely that your closest family and friends will relish the thought of their years of friendship being represented by such a mundane item. That Jamie Oliver kitchen gadget looks great in the store, but will you really use it? If you're not into cooking, don't waste space on your list on kitchen gadgets you'll never use. Instead, you may want to request sets of luxurious linens or designer tableware. If you must include everyday household items, perhaps try and look for items that have a real wow factor, such as designer tea towels and hi-tech kitchen accessories.

Whilst it's understandable that some guests might be on a budget, it's equally likely that some of your closest family and friends will be looking forward to buying an expensive present. Despite this, it's important to apply reason. Unless you're marring a millionaire there are still certain items that will be beyond most peoples budget. As a guide, I would suggest that you avoid asking for large items of furniture. It can be off-putting for guests to view a wedding list and see a £2,000 dining table on there, even if there are less expensive items next to it. However, it's also important to avoid compiling a gift list that is dominated by ridiculously cheap items. If your guests are faced with several small or very inexpensive gifts they may become frustrated with your list and opt to buy you something different and something you may not need.... or want.

Perhaps you may need a new bathroom or garden furniture and would like to ask for vouchers. If this is the case it is important to remember to say which store you would like the vouchers from. If not, you could end up with various vouchers from many different stores.

Asking for contributions towards your honeymoon fund is now often seen as acceptable. However, it is important to make your request politely. Asking for cash is sometimes considered to be inappropriate. Some guests may be less than impressed when asked for a personal donation because it's impersonal and the money becomes anonymous. I recommend including a note/poem with your invitations advising guests who would like to buy a gift that a contribution towards the honeymoon would be very much be appreciated. If you can it is wise to mention your dream destination whether it's Dubai or Dublin.

If you already have everything you could wish for and you really don't want your guests to buy you a gift you could consider asking them to donate the money that they would have spent on your gift to your favourite charity.

By Peachy Impressions, May 5 2014 09:29AM

It's never too early to send out your save the date cards. Save the date cards are a great way to let your family and friends know you will be formally inviting them to your wedding and give them plenty of time to book accommodation and start searching for their perfect wedding outfit.

Save the date cards and matching wedding invitations are available but at this stage some brides are still choosing their wedding theme and/or colour scheme and opt for a simpler style card with just their names and wedding date and maybe a coloured border or a whimsical wedding design for fun. Sending out a simpler design also gives you the option to change the design of your wedding invitations should you want to change the theme of your wedding.

By Peachy Impressions, May 4 2014 11:03AM

I get lots of inspiration and ideas for my wedding stationey designs when I meet brides at personal consultations and chatting to them about the styles and themes they adore. I also get lots of creative thoughts by checking out the latest trends for wedding dresses in various bridal magazines e.g. Brides, You & Your wedding and Perfect Wedding. Some of the dresses that have captured my attention this month are from Intuzuri, Lusan Mandongus and Stella York. If the wedding dress designers are designing stunning dresses to set your theme then you can be assured that we are making stunning stationery to complement it.

I would love to hear about your stationery design ideas and suggestions and/or if you are aleady married what you may have done differently or wish you had done.

By Peachy Impressions, May 2 2014 07:50PM

The wedding season is definitely here and with lots of new stationery orders and new designs I have had a very busy start to the year, which of course makes me very happy. One of the first questions I ask brides is "at this stage how much of the surprise do want to give away?" Your invitation is your family and friends first glimpse of your theme, style and colours. If you have chosen an invitation design with say beautiful lace, luxury ribbon and finished with pearls you are giving your guests their first clue that you have chosen a traditional romantic / vintage theme. If you choose a coloured ribbon, pink for example, you have also given away your colour scheme. For lots of brides this is exactly what they want but if you would like to keep an element of surprise I recommend that you choose a neutral coloured ribbon, for example a bridal white, to give your guests a glimpse of what is to come but you keep them intrigued as to what colour scheme you have chosen - it also keeps everyone talking about your wedding.


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