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Lovely lavender wedding invitations for a rustic, country wedding

Lavender is one of my favourite flowers with its beautiful scent and subtle colour tone. A lavender theme is perfect for a rustic country or garden wedding and fresh or dried lavender can be incorporated throughout the wedding theme, including the invitations and wedding breakfast stationery.  The ‘Lavender Love’ wedding stationery suite has a rustic lavender motif is its central theme and is tied with twine.  You could add a fresh or dried sprig of lavender for a special rustic feel and the whole invitation would give off a beautiful scent when your guests open the envelope!   Or if you prefer, you could add a personalised tag with the lavender motif or personalised stamp.

The back of the envelope is printed with a personalised ‘stamp’ incorporating the lavender motif, bride and groom names, wedding date and venue. The stamp would be ideal for a rustic destination wedding, perhaps a rustic French chateau!  Add RSVP, or insert cards with gift list, directions or accommodation information for your guests. ‘Lavender Love’ is also available in a pocketfold style, with hessian belly band and tied with twine and tag.

‘Lavender Love’ is available in our shop


Another beautiful rustic design, also incorporating twine and lace, is by Little Bird Design. I just love the colour of this invitation suite as well as the typography.  The invitation, details card and RSVP can be bought together as a bundle from £3.50.


Little Bird Designs

‘Edwardian’ by Little Bird Designs


Rustic lavender invite by

Rustic lavender invite by


If you are looking for a tactile, luxurious finish to your invitations then look no further than this stunning lavender letterpress suite by Artcadia. This custom design has been produced as a two colour letterpress print onto 425gsm Bockingford cotton paper and really captures the true tone of lavender.


Artcadia letterpress lavender invitation

Lavender letterpress stationery suite by Artcadia


More pretty lavender letterpress artwork by Satsuma Press


Satsuma Press letterpress lavender invitation

Satsuma Press letterpress design

One of the best ways to incorporate your lavender theme is at the wedding breakfast where the beautiful scent and rustic charm of fresh lavender can really shine through. Add springs of lavender to your menu settings, wedding favours, table decorations and table seating plan. Wrap in twine or string for pure rustic charm! Lovely!

Lavender wedding menu by The Wedding Of My Dreams

Lavender wedding menu by The Wedding Of My Dreams

Candi & Christopher real wedding

Real wedding – Candi & Christopher

Candi & Christopher

Real wedding – Candi & Christopher

‘Tying the Knot’ wedding invitations and stationery

We just love the ‘Tying the Knot’ wedding theme and there are some great ways to add rustic twine, string and knots to your wedding stationery suite. We have just added one idea along this theme to our shop. ‘We’re Tying the Knot’ is a rustic wedding invitation design by SJ Wedding Invitations in London, made with Kraft card and with a knotted string or rustic so that when your guests open the card they are literally ‘tying the knot’. On the interior, the wedding invitation details are printed on white or cream card on the left hand side with a the RSVP on the right hand side held in place with a Kraft card band bearing the bride and groom initials.

‘Tying the Knot’ wedding invitation by the Wedding Invitation Shop

‘Tying the Knot’ place name cards


We love these ‘Tie the Knot’ wedding invitations by  ‘Something New’.  These rustic slip-wallet style invitations would be perfect for a countryside or barn wedding. Printed on 100% recycled card and finished with knotted natural jute twine.


‘Tie the Knot’ by ‘Something New Stationery’

‘Tie the Knot’ Save the Date cards by The Natural Wedding Company

Table Number cards by Wildflower Favours

Table Number cards by Wildflower Favours

Tie the Knot by Rosalind Howard

Tie the Knot Save the Date by Rosalind Howard

Tie the Knot Order of Service by Wildflower Favours

Tie the Knot Order of Service by Wildflower Favours

The tie that binds: Ideas to tie your wedding invitation suite together with ribbons, bands or rustic twines

More and more couples are including additional cards and details with their wedding invitations so that their guests will have all the information they need to enjoy the big day in style.  From RSVPs, accommodation details, maps, directions, gift lists, or even an itinerary of the day itself, the amount of extra information to include with your wedding invitation is really up to you and will depend on the type of wedding.  If many of your guests are travelling some distance, or possibly from other countries, transport details, maps and accommodation suggestions will be sure to help them in planning a smooth and stress-free journey.

So how do you present all of this information to your guests?  If you have several different cards to include with your invitation, tying the stationery suite together into a lovely package will help keep the items together and can add a lovely design element to your wedding invitations.   Take a look at 5 great finishing touches to tie your stationery suite in style:

1. Rustic twine.  Tying with jute or rustic twine is a great way to add that rustic, country feel to your wedding invitation stack.   Add a tag for a lovely finish touch.


Rustic country garden invitation

Rustic Country Garden by To Have To Hold.

From top – Rustic Rose by Little Angel Weddings, Little Bird Designs and Petal and Pray

2. Printed bellybands are an elegant and stylish way to combine your wedding invitation elements.

Mae Mae PaperiePrinted bellyband by Mae Mae Paperie

Ellis by Cardlab‘Ellis’ Letterpress bellyband design by the Cardlab Letterpress Company

3. Hessian or lace bellybands give a lovely rustic feel – perfect for a rustic country wedding.

hessianFrom top – From Leonie with Love designs, ‘Palm Beach’ and ‘Rustic Rose’ by the Wedding Invitation Shop

4. Baker’s string is available in a wide range of different colours to match your stationery colour scheme.


Paper Thread designs


Baker’s String designs from Etsy

5. Satin or organza ribbon give an elegant finishing touch to any wedding stationery suite.

ribbonsFrom rop – ‘Canonbury’ by Little Angel Weddings, London, ‘Ellery’ by the Cardlab Letterpress Company, ‘Bloom’ by To Have To Hold

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