An evening of colour and calm with Ananya Cards at House of Elemis
There’s something about stationery. It was always the only good thing about going back to school every September; brand new, untouched pads of crisp paper, waiting to be decorated with notes and doodles, or clean, new diaries with the year grandly embossed on the front. Even now the smell of paper gives me a sense of fresh starts and possibilities… When you add that feeling to the luscious pampering products of Elemis, you have one pretty fab evening. 5 Star Wedding Directory was invited to join Vaishali Shah, Creative Director of Ananya Cards at the House of Elemis in Mayfair last week, where we were introduced to Shah’s beautiful stationery trend predictions for 2016 and treated to indulgent pampering by Elemis. Taking inspiration from the growing numbers of adults who are achieving calm through colouring in, the event also offered us the opportunity to try out the relaxing pastime for ourselves, and go home with some shading pencils so we can perfect our new found craft!
For those planning a wedding, the invitations will be the first element of their wedding design to be sent out into the world, for guests to get their first taste of eager anticipation for the big day. The invitation can say a lot about your wedding, in tone of voice and design; if you are planning a seriously luxe wedding, then it follows that you’ll want your guests to know upon opening their invitation – or ‘save the date’ – that they have been included in something really special.
Ananya’s new card trend predictions have something for most couples; there’s the gorgeous, classic florals and natural forms of the Botanical, Foliage, and Paisley trends, but also some modern and bold structures in the Geometric trend, and exoticism and mystique in the Global Traveller trend.
Ananya’s limited edition ‘Colour Me’ collection will be available online from 1st November – including interactive wedding invitations that guests may colour and keep as memento, seasonal and thank you cards. Prices will start from £3.50. See some of Ananya’s beautiful designs below…