Looking for that Perfect Wedding Invitation? Read up about Cards by Samantha's top tips for wedding invitation trends in 2019!

Looking for that Perfect Wedding Invitation?

If you have started the journey to finding your perfect wedding invitation, you will know the choice is endless. Style? Colour? Pocket fold? Printed? Handmade? If you’re looking for some inspiration or just a place to start, why not begin by having a look at the top tips for invitation trends in 2019? Here is Cards by Samantha’s top tips when choosing the perfect wedding invitation!

Green in nature inspired wedding invitation


Inspired by the 2018 Royal Wedding, which was full of beautiful green and white shades, this colour is tipped to be big in 2019. It is such a versatile colour and as it is found in nature in abundance, it can also be teamed with lots of different trends, which are also going to be popular – rustic wood, flowers and leaves, sparkle, various shades of metallics. Green also goes well with the ever-popular blush colour.

Purple Inspired wedding Invitation!


Very popular a few years ago, this colour is making a comeback! From the rich and exotic deep purple, through magentas, lilacs and mauves, all shades look beautiful on wedding stationery. Colour can be included in a number of ways – ribbons, dried lavender flowers (which also give the recipient of your invitation an amazing aroma!) or a simple mauve mount – purple always add a touch of luxury.

Navy Inspired Wedding Invitations

Navy :

Navy is the new black! Navy is stunning – teamed with blush, golds, silver or paler blues. It is very versatile and warmer than black, but still as dramatic. Bridesmaid dresses also look fabulous in this colour and it suits most skin-tones.

Metallic Inspired Wedding Invitation


Metallics are not just gold or silver! Metallics are set to be everywhere and they are so easy to incorporate into your venue and table decorations. Why not combine two coloured metallics – silver AND gold go well together. Also think about copper (which has been a big home decor trend in 2018) and rose gold – which has also been popular this year. Metallics look lovely teamed with blush, clean white and navy and lend themselves to the geometric paper trend in invitations.

Pink & Floral inspired Wedding Invites

Floral and Nature:

Floral and Nature whether choosing printed florals or paper flowers and leaves to decorate your invitations, flowers are usually a big part of any wedding day and it starts with your invitation. The trend for garland decorated invitations also incorporates the floral theme, as does the green colour trend. I like using florals as the elements can be taken and used to great effect on all your co-ordinating day stationery.

I hope this has given you some ideas and inspiration! For more inspiration on your perfect wedding invitation visit www.cardsbysamantha.co.uk, visit my Facebook page or visit me in person either from my small garden studio in Cheshire or at the Formby Hall Wedding Show on Sunday 21st October, where all my range can be viewed and your ideas can be brought to life!

Book your wedding at the Macdonald Craxton Wood during our wedding fayre and receive a £200 bar tab or delicious canapés for your guests, only on Sunday 16th September, 12-4pm

Come along to our popular Cheshire Wedding Fayre at the Macdonald Craxton Hotel & Spa to view the stunning wedding facilities and spa, chat with the Hotel's Wedding Team! Book your wedding on the day of our wedding fayre and receive a £200 bar tab or delicious canapés for your wedding guests (max of 50), only on Sunday 16th September, 12-4pm.

The MacDonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa blends the best of British tradition with 21st century comfort and style. A beautiful secluded hotel, it is a picture perfect wedding venue combined with outstanding comfort and accessibility as well as award winning food and drink! They have a huge stunning wedding Suite bathed in Natural light and a spa that recently went through a 1.2 million pound transformation perfect for easing your wedding stresses away!

The Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa are also giving away a FREE Spa Day for you and your finance in our free raffle prize! The winners will receive 'ESPA SPA DAY FOR 2' Inclusive of Full access of the spa thermal facilities, robes, slippers and towels provided for the day, 2 Course Lunch in the Spa Café plus 2 x 25 minute spa treatments per person of your choice.

Be sure to watch our catwalk shows as winners will be announced during our catwalks at 1.30pm & 3pm.

Whether you are looking for your wedding venue or just for wedding ideas and inspiration, come along to our fantastic Cheshire Wedding Fayre on the 16th September, 12 - 4pm. There will be a free raffle, lots of prizes to be won and special offers, plus a free drink and canapé on arrival!

You can visit the Macdonal Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa Website here:


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What a Spectacular Wedding Show we had at Formby Hall, visit our blog for a look back in pictures of the amazing suppliers we had on exhibiting and see if you can spot yourself!

What a spectacular day we had hosting our very first wedding show at the stunning and popular Wedding Venue, Golf Resort & Spa, Formby Hall! We had over 50 amazing exhibitors offering brides and grooms everything to plan their big day all under one roof! Kicking off the show brides and grooms were greeted by a cheeky cocktail from the Stokers Bar, and the stunning wedding cars from Regal Wedding Cars and Magnolia Classic Wedding Cars! The stunning cars added a WOW factor just upon entering our show, before coming in and soaking up the atmosphere!! Take a peak at some of the fantastic wedding suppliers we had on offer and see if you can spot yourself....

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The stunning wedding rings and engagement rings exhibited by Wongs Jewellers based in Liverpool.

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Welcoming the fantastic team from Stan Hughes Florist, Their table was dressed to impressed and they had so many beautiful floral pieces on display showcasing what you could have for your own wedding day!

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We were lucky enough to have the amazing team from Wink N Pout exhibiting bridal hair and make up with us. They showcased their work on our models for our catwalk shows, making them look and feel fantastic! They also offered mini make overs and demonstrations to brides on the day! Scroll down to see our models finished looks..!

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Our beautiful models enjoying a photoshoot after our catwalk show! A huge thank you to all showcased on our catwalk:

Bridal, Bridesmaid & Venue Dressing by The Wedding Rooms Formby | Menswear by Groom, Liverpool | Hair & Make Up by Wink N Pout | DJ by Formby's resident Jeff Woods | 

Have a peak at our models portraits below! They really did make our models feel special like it was their big day!

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AMB Vision offer Videography and Drone for your wedding day, capturing your wedding from a different prospective. The sun was shining so the team couldn't resist flying their drone on the day to capture this fabbulous photo of Formby Hall from a birds eye view!

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Delicious cakes by Cake Amoure who are based in Formby exhibited joined us on the day! They are a local supplier offering lots of yummy wedding cakes ideas, samples and advise to couples about the styles and flavours you can have for your own wedding cake!  

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Entertaining our guests was the fabulous illusions of David Burgess, he wowed our guests with his impressive close up magic! He can also keep your guests entertained and amazed on your own wedding day!

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Our wedding show was hosted after Valentines weekend so love was certainly in the air, we loved the romantic, rich red floral flowers showcased by Earth Flowers!! Big and bold for the extravagant bride!

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Elefoto offered something a little different for your big day, hire their instant cameras and let your guests capture your day and you can keep the photographs forever!!

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A selection of invites from Elite Invite, Liverpool.

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Pamper yourself and feel like the beautiful bride that you are!! Mini make overs and luxurious  products from the body shop were showcased by Amanda Borg Make up Artist. Brides and bridal party could test the products and samples and chat with Amanda about their beauty regimen preparing your skin and make up for your big day!

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Have fun with your bridal party with a game of poker with Fun Casino Royale, bet with fun money and the winner wins a bottle of champagne. A fun and great way of entertaining your guests in the evening of your wedding.

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Guests enjoyed browsing, shopping, planning and chatting to over 50 of our wedding experts about all things Wedding! 

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Jeanette Flynn Make up Artist

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Also showcased on our catwalk shows was the fabulous and unique occasion wear outfits from Imagination based in Tarvin. With 100's of styles and colours to choose from visiting their shop is a must for all Mother of the bride or groom.

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The super friendly crew at Keyhole Studios, great guys who are always happy to be on hand offering advise on your all important wedding photography and film! We are excited to be welcoming them back at our next wedding fayre on Sunday 21st October, they will be exhibiting and we are also super excited as one of their photographers will be capturing the day!

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Our beautiful models Kelly, Leah and Rebecca modelling at our busy catwalk shows!! Bridal wear and venue dressing was by The Wedding Rooms Formby,  Hair & Make Up by Wink N Pout, Floral Bouquets by Nina's Flowers, dance floor by AA Decorative Events.

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Elizabeth Rose Designs showcase their amazing bespoke hand made stationery, Invites and seating plans for your big day! With so much on offer and showcased you were certainly spoilt for choice and had lots of ideas to choose from! 

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Our good friends at Pixsmith Photography displayed their beautiful rustic portfolios, as well as exhibiting and chatting with Red Event brides and grooms they photographed our event, a huge thank you to Sandy and Dave for capturing the day perfectly! 

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Some more floral work from Nina's Flowers, we loved the varied bouquets they had on display and showcased  by our models on our catwalk shows!

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Couples enjoyed the sweet sounds of Serenata String Quartet who graced us with their wonderful music. Taking requests from couples through out the day gave brides and grooms a taste of what they could have on their own wedding day.  They certainly set the ambient of 'love' in the Ambassador Suite!

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A selection of beautiful wedding cakes by That Cakes The Biscuit, which one is your favourite?

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Pretty in Pinks... The stunning portfolio of Rachel Clarke Photography.

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Welcoming guest was Paul Heptinstall, musically talented Paul offers couples Romantic Piano and Smooth Sax to sooth your guests ears on your wedding day!

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Want to know who organises Red Events behind the scenes? Say hello to the Red Event Team above! HUGE thank you to this hard working bunch for always helping the day run smooth and professionally! 

From left to right, Stacey who has been with us from the beguining 7 years ago when we first set up,  Erika (my mum always helping me out when needed) both welcome brides on registration always with a smile, Hannah (hello this is me the organiser and owner of Red Event!), Lucy, Emily and Katie all helping with back stage and on the day management! Katie and Lucy are my school friends and a great support to the Team and Emily and I worked together in a pub where I spotted her eager eye and talent for event management!  

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A special thanks to Formby Hall for choosing us to host this fantastic Wedding Show! We are super excited to be hosting our Autumn Wedding Show Spectacular here agin on Sunday 21st October!

If you like what you see here or if you are looking to chat to over 50 Wedding Experts about everything to do with weddings or you are looking for more wedding ideas and wedding inspiration, we will have all this and more at our Autumn Wedding Show!!

SAVE THE DATE of our next Liverpool Wedding Show Spectacular at The Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa on Sunday 21st October .  If you can't wait until October then we also have two fabulous wedding Fayres coming up in September and two more in October. Visit here for a full list of our Autumn 2018 Wedding Shows!

With special thanks to everyone who came along to our wedding show and the fantastic exhibitors!

With lots more of the latest wedding trends, wedding ideas and inspiration for you to browse and enjoy you won't want to miss an enjoyable afternoon of wedding shopping and planning!!

For further information and to pre register (and be in with a chance to win a an over night stay for you and your finance including dinner and breakfast at Formby Hall) visit our event page here. We look forward to welcoming you!

For exhibitor enquiries please email info@redeventweddingfayres.com

Baking your wedding dreams come true! 10% off Mel's Amazing Cakes when booking your wedding cake on Sunday 18th March at The Brook Mollington Wedding Fayre

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Mel's Amazing Cakes has 25 years experience in Sugarcraft.  Mel produces cakes with artistic flair and attention to detail. Her aim is to make cakes that not only tastes great but is a stunning centrepiece to enhance your special day!

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Come and visit their exhibition stand on Sunday 18th March at our Chester Wedding Fayre to view their stunning collection of wedding cakes! 

Choose a cake that you love and customise to suit your chosen themed colours & decorations. Or, she can design and create a unique bespoke design especially for you. Book Mel on the day of our Chester Wedding Fayre and receive 10% off when you book and pay your deposit within 30 days of the event.

Expertly crafted cakes with delicious flavours mean that when you order a cake from Mel you can be confident that it will look stunning and taste great too!

Whether you are still looking for your wedding cake or and would love the opportunity to meet u with Mel to to discuss your requirements or if you are looking for wedding ideas and inspiration we will have it all at the Brook Mollington Banastre Wedding Fayre, Chester on Sunday 18th March, 12 - 4pm. There will be lots more exciting offer like these, catwalk shows, a huge designer bridal dress sale (with changing rooms) and come and see the Brook Mollington dressed for a wedding!

Free entrance.

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