Monday, November 14, 2011

Ladies First

We get asked this a bit...

"Does the female's name go first on the invitation or the male's name?"

When writing the invitations, traditionally it was the bride's parents that hosted the wedding and the wording would read something like this...

"Norma and Michael Smith request the pleasure of the company of Jane & John to celebrate the wedding of their daughter, Lisa-Marie to Johnathan, son of Barbara and Beorge Bell."

From that we take "Lisa-Marie & Johnathan" for the front of the invitation and the couple's logo or monogram.

However, in other parts, especially Europe, it is common that the male partner's name appears first on the front of the invitation and so you would see "Johnathan & Lisa-Marie" instead.

Today it is more common that both sets of parents are hosting the wedding or even that the couple on their own are throwing the party.

There are as many options and choices available as the universe is wide so, as with all things wedding, it is about choosing according to your personal preference while adhering to some sort of etiquette in order not to offend any of the involved. However, at the end of the day it's your day so you need to be happy, first and foremost :)

For us, it will always be "Ladies First", unless you specifically request something else.

For more information and wording suggestions head over to the Useful Information tab on our website
or email us any queries you may need help with.

Photos are from our newly added "Circle of Love" design.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Celebrating Online Media

Spring is here and with so many weddings and festivities coming up we feel it is high time to celbrate a little.

We have been running this blog for a while now and appreciate your time reading our updates.
We also have a Facebook page that started to sprout like spring buds and we really want it to grow into a big, strong beautiful networking tree.

So, if you haven't already done so, please head on over now to
"Weddings On Paper" 
and hit the "LIKE" button.

By doing so you will not only nurture the art of beautiful wedding invitations and stationery but you will also make yourself eligible for our
Online Media Spring Special.

Here's the deal:
If you are a registered fan of our Facebook page and order your stationery as a package we can offer you a fantastic saving of up to $150 for all stationery items ordered together.

The small print:
The minimum spend criteria is $600 so if your total is $750 you will pay $600, if your total is $685 you will pay $600, and if your total is $800 you will pay $650 and so forth. 
(all pricing in Australian Dollars)

Please send an enquiry email to
and mention
'Facebook Spring Special'
in the subject header.

Please pass this link onto any of your friends who are getting married!!/pages/Wedding-invitations-stationery-by-The-Peppertree-Collection/152403581479830

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Peppers The Sands Resort Torquay Wedding Expo 31 July

Hi all
Once again we will be exhibiting at Peppers The Sands Wedding Expo.
Come and see us on Sunday, 31 July, 2011 to check out the latest range and pick up some great deals.

Check out the beautiful Peppers The Sands resort here...

See you there!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Brides Wedding Expo Geelong - Thank you all for coming!!

Thanks to all who came to the expo last Sunday in Geelong.
We met many new brides to be but know that some of you missed out on having a chat. We certainly want to answer all your queries so keep those emails coming in.

Our interactive display ensured visitors could have a 'good play' with our different layouts to get a better feel for our invitations and stationery. We have seen so many suppliers "lock up" their wares in tacky plastic folders or behind glass. We are different!
Keeping our goods behind a screen wouldn't do the high quality of our prints and the texture of our specialty papers justice.
If you missed out or simply couldn't come to the expo because you live elsewhere, order a sample now to get your own first hand experience of The Peppertree Collection.

At expos we only ever have a very limited space to display our goodies but rest assured, all invitation designs come with matching Order of Service ceremony booklets, place cards, seating charts, wine labels, menus, gift tags, Thank You cards and more.
And we still have over 70 designs to choose from so head over to our website and start exploring.
Please also bear in mind that you can choose any of our designs in any of our three price categories: single card, folded card and all-in-one invitation (pouch/ pocket fold design). So if you love a design but think you can't afford it - think again! Simply select a price category that suits your budget.

Here is one of our newest members of the family, "Forever Thine, Forever Mine, Forever Ours".
This design features a stylish love bird couple in classic dark red and black on textured white linen card. Perfect to complete any rustic, vintage wedding theme or if you simply like a whimsical touch to your invitations and wedding stationery.
As with all our designs, we can match colours to suit your theme better so if you'd like to change anything at all, just let us know! We make sure you'll be 100% happy. Head over to our testimonials site to read about some of our happy customers.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Beginnings & Brides Wedding Expo Geelong - 10 July 2011

Hi all

We have been really busy here at Molle Creative and The Peppertree Collection.
It's the end of the financial year here in Australia and the start of the new wedding season:
Out with the old, in with the new!

OMG, it's so designs, new clients and a new look!
You may have noticed that our website has had a gorgeous makeover

Please bear with us as we continue to tweak the site a little so that you can access the full product range of our over 70 designs online.

If you get stuck in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact us or shoot us an email.

As always, all designs feature in form of invitations, RSVP cards, guest info and wishing well cards, menus, Order of Service booklets and more. And we can of course adjust colours to suit your theme.
Each design is available in three price categories/ layout structures so you will be guaranteed to find what's right for you.

We will also be celebrating all things new at the upcoming wedding fair in Geelong.
Check out Brides Wedding Expo, Sunday, July 10, 2011, and come and see us on the day to be the first to explore our brand new designs!

See you there!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Save The Date Cards

I just thought I would do a quick post on the all important Save The Date cards.

Often overlooked, these are an important tool when planning your wedding.

Unless you are made out of ice, I know that planning a wedding can be a stressful affair (been there, done that!).

Often you don't know where to start and before you know it you are running out of time and feel overwhelmed by it all.

However, if you book in with a deposit early, then send your Save The Date cards out, you will have nothing to worry about.

The Save The Date card is an inexpensive way to let all your guests know of your special day, kindly asking them to keep the date free for your celebrations.

If you send these 6 - 12 months in advance you can be assured that all your important guests have plenty of time to make travel arrangements and keep time in their diaries for you.

You then have plenty of time to work out the ceremony and all other details.

And because you have booked in early with a deposit you won't have to stress about not getting your stationery in time. With all confirmed bookings we can work on a much shorter turn-around time.
As soon as we receive your deposit, we order your papers, ribbon etc and book you a slot in our busy print queue. That means, when you have all details confirmed & approve your print proofs we are all ready to rock and you will have your invitations produced within 10 working days (not including delivery time).

So there is absolutely no reason to stress - leave all the hard work up to us while you enjoy planning your wedding (rather than losing hair over it!)

The beauty of starting off with your Save The Date cards and having them done by the same professional stationer who will produce your wedding invitations is that you get to introduce your wedding theme early and your entire stationery range will match from start to finish.

If, at the start, you are unsure of what your favourite design may be, we will just keep it simple and stylish for the Save The Date cards and perhaps just go with your initials in a beautiful script, your wedding date and a brief message.

Having your stationery done professionally will ensure that your guest will feel that they are invited to a one-of-a-kind special event from the day they open the envelope of the Save The Date card.

Save The Date cards only cost AU$3 and that includes a magnet on the back and a matching envelope.

For that price don't even think about getting your hands dirty and stress about making them yourself. It really isn't worth the hassle on your part. I know for a fact that although it may sound easy, cutting paper straight, printing in high quality and having a professional looking card without fingerprints and glue marks is a tough task for most. I have had many brides come to me, in tears, AFTER they spent big $$$ at the paper shop thinking they could DIY only to have their home printer splatter ink & eat up their cards, wishing they had come to us earlier.

My expert advise -Don't do it! You wouldn't cut your own hair either - but then again you might, if you are happy to live with the consequences :)

So what are you waiting for??

your designer @ The Peppertree Collection

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Enviro Pouch - recycled, rustic papers combined with a beautifully understated organic design, creating that natural, earthy look and feel for your wedding

 Gorgeous and smart - a divine combination!

Have you ever received an invitation and as soon as you opened the envelope all sorts of bits and bobs fell to the ground?

We know that in order to organise the perfect wedding day you sometimes have to get quite a bit of information across to your guests. With our clever pouch designs, everything is presented neatly, storing all the information in one safe place.

On the outside, the invitation folds over like a standard greeting card.

However, when you slide off the sleeve & tie and open up the card - tadah! 
The inside reveals not only the invitation details, but also three additional insert cards which are tucked into the pocket on the left. 
Make it easy for your guests to book accommodation, know where to shop for presents and return their response card. This in turn will make it easier for you as you don't have to follow up with individuals on all the details they need.

The Enviro Pouch, as the name suggests, uses all recycled papers, enviro inks and a natural raffia or twine tie.

 You can choose from a variety of colour schemes.
This sample shows the card and inserts made out of Moonlight card stock, which is a beautiful, soft paper with flecks of silver & fibers in a natural soft white/ light ivory colour tone.

The green band is constructed out of handmade recycled paper featuring embedded silk fibres.


All stationery items are created to match, including the place cards or name tags, 

The Order of Service ceremony booklet,


and of course the Thank You card.

As usual, we are happy to customise our designs to better suit your own personal need so please contact us to discuss your wedding stationery needs!

Thursday, April 21, 2011


We here at Molle Creative hope you will have the most wonderful time with family and friends this long Easter weekend.

The Big Friendly Bunny just came through here and left something very special for you.

Head over to our website

There is one Easter egg hidden you don't want to miss:

We are giving away $100 of wedding stationery goodness!!

But be quick, before they all get snappled up else gets it. Get hunt'n'!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Black and White

Black and White has been very popular this wedding season and we predict that this trend in going to continue for the 2011/ 2012 season.

While all our designs are available in black and white here is a great example of an All-In-One layout, a sneak peek into one of our recent custom designs...

From the outside it presents as a square 150mm folded matte Black Raven card.
A printed sleeve of white pearlescent paper holds it closed. As the sleeve slides off....

Tadah! A clever pouch design is revealed.

The left hand side pocket contains 3 cards: A guest information card, a wishing well/ gift registry card and finally a response card.

The guest info card contains information about travel, directions, accommadtion etc and has a map printed on the reverse.

The RSVP card is designed as a postcard so guest just fill in their names, tick the boxes for their dietary requirements, then pop a stamp on and send it back. Easy!

The invitation details are all printed on the main panel on the right hand side.

All print is presented on white pearlescent card/ paper, and so is the complimentary envelope.

Slip the sleeve back on and all information stays safe in the one place - no more bits and pieces going missing!

Want to find out more?

Just shoot us an email to


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Brown Kraft Gone Rustic

Here is one of the recent custom designs we had the pleasure of creating for a very special client..

The layout is a square 130mm pouch with three (3) inserts, a very popular design from our All-In-One (AIO) invitation range.

The beauty with our AIOs is that guests open up the envelope and no bits and pieces fall to the ground, nothing goes missing in this cute little pocket fold. How often has it happened to you that you receive an invitation and about two minutes after you have opened it you cannot find the piece with the most important details on it, or the registry card, or the map...? An AIO invitation is the solution!

We have used recycled Kraft paper for the outer and Curious Particles Moonlight from our enviro range of papers for the inserts.
Your RSVP insert is a postcard where guests simply tick the boxes, note their dietary requirements, pop a stamp on the front & post it back to you! Ahh...we love making life easy :)

The twine and tag on the outside help present this invitation as the perfect package, like a little present.
It perfectly complements the wedding's rustic theme for a celebration in one of country Victoria's most popular semi-rural settings.

We used a Victorian lace design as an overprint on the front cover tying in with the client's wedding dress.

We love tailoring each job to the client's individual requirements.

Ask us today how we can help create the perfect theme for your wedding with our stationery range!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hot Hot Summer - Fan Wedding Invitations

If you need to cool down, have a look at these brand new wedding fan invitations:

These are a great way to make a first impression when sending your invitations out to your guests.
Who wouldn't want to attend the party when the invites are soooo different from anything else that anybody has ever seen?

You will love that your guests will get a second use out of the invitations and you can be guaranteed that these won't be thrown away.

This one here features two shades of metallic paper, light silver and pearly white. The design featured is from our "Luxe" range but you may choose and design you wish. Finished off with a refreshing colour ribbon and voila, it's a piece of art!

Of course we also offer fan style wedding programs so if you are planning a garden or beach side wedding, keeping your bridal party cool is a must!

Grab a cocktail and keep cool - enjoy!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Brand Spanking New Designs for Summer

Explore them all at

Coming up: Bridal Event 15/16 Jan - See you there!

Once again we will be at Melbourne's biggest bridal fair of the year.

You can register online and find out all the details at

Be sure to visit our stand #103 to lock in some fantastic offers, only available to expo visitors.

If you are in the market for some designer wedding stationery, right now or in the next twelve months, come and visit our stand #103 at the expo to secure a fantastic deal on invitations, RSVP cards, Order of Service booklets, place cards and more.

A good idea is to come prepared and have a look at our online gallery first
For any questions, you can give us a call on 0404 933 622 or you can come and see our friendly staff at the bridal fair .
We will make ordering your wedding stationery so easy that you can secure a deal there and then,  taking advantage of our exclusive 'expo only offer', saving you $$$.

We will have all our latest designs on show for you to explore. Come in and get all your shopping for stationery done in one spot!

We have five complimentary double passes to give away.

All you have to do is be amongst the first five to email your mailing address to and we will post your double pass.

See you soon!