What to look for in 2016

I am very excited to share these wonderful words with you!

“ The originality of these designs combined with an infectious personality mean that this is the kind of company that couples want to do business with

to get a really unique suite of stationery for their big day. ”

I am delighted to announce that Hattie Boo Designs has been nominated for The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards by Lady Wedding Sessions.

Every year I find that there is something to get excited about!  Trends come and go but the only way to have a genuinely personal wedding is to add a dash of YOU into the mix!

I ask my couples so may questions when they come to the studio – how they met, the proposal, I like to get to know them before we even look at stationery!

Whatever your budget and style feel free to choose the elements that suit you most and then weave them together for a truly unique look!


Gold is back with avengence!  Rose gold is also everywhere from watches to fashion and I love it!

Mixed metallics have replace silver but what’s not to like – you can still throw silver into the mix as you can’t escape it – your cutlery will be silver!

I love foiling and will share some of my favourite designs on my blog but please don’t be afraid to mix it up – too much of any one element will dominate – be brave and go ecleptic in your look!

Hand Painted Blooms

Now this works wonderfully with the golds and metallics!  Gorgeouse blowsy blooms painted on your stationer in a very loose style will compliment those huge flower heads in your bouquet or table flowers!

Watercolour or gouache is perfect for this.  Go for a painted wreath or go abstract!

Timelines and Maps

Again, I love creating these and this is why I ask so many questions.  These are very personal and no Two can ever be the same!  Tell your unique story to your guests!

Wedding day timelines will also be increasingly popular this year as an alternative Order of the Day!  Use pictures and hand drawn illustrations rather than words!

I bet many of them don’t know how you met or the story of the proposal!   Maps are also a fun element to include in your stationery suite!  Use them to direct your guests to the venue or to share the honeymoon trail!

Colours and Themes for 2016

I believe that you can go for your heart’s desire!  As long as you love it then go for it!  There is so much out there right now that you can’t go wrong!

The English Garden will always be popular – although after this summer – hedge your bets and choose September and hope for an Indian Summer!

Woodland or Rustic weddings are still popular and why not!  Wood, foliage, moss and metallics!

Vintage will be around for many more seasons!  Go for that ellusive eclectic mix but keep it elegant rather than shabby!  The addition of vintage gold keeps this right on trend

Wedfest is the way to go if you love the outdoors and can work your wedding dress with wellies!

Unleash the hippy in you!  Don’t over do the jam jars though – go big and bold for this to work and concentrate on the people and atmosphere! Think colour and candles and perhaps flags rather than bunting!

Keep it loose and relaxed!