November 27

Black Friday Sale- 25% Off Plus Free Shipping

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We’re celebrating Black Friday with a deal designed just for you! It’s the perfect time to shop wedding invitations, and add all the special touches you’ve been dreaming of thanks to our Black Friday sale. Now until Sunday 11/29, use code BLACKFRIDAY at checkout to save 25% off plus free shipping.

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Our foil-stamped invitations feature real foil design elements that offer a glitzy touch. Featured wedding invitation | Spectacular Splatter

white and gold wedding rsvp card  Why wait? The spectacular splatter wedding suite is sophisticated, chic and uniquely you. This Friday’s deals are too good to not take advantage of. Shop all of our wedding invitations here and save!

Happy Black Friday, happy shopping.


November 25

Pink and Gold Wedding in a Historic Venue

Today, we are sharing a totally unique wedding experience!

Todd and Lindsay held their wedding at the spectacular Aria event space, in Minneapolis. These two wanted a bold, colorful wedding to help them start off their new journey together. From the Aria’s elegant open brick rooms, to their stunning crystal chandeliers, this venue always welcomes a great party. This historic venue is the perfect blend of cozy meets mysterious.

To add to the already elegant venue, the bridal party is decked out in soft, creamy pink bridesmaid dresses and white and blush colored peony bouquets. The groomsmen look dapper in their formal tuxedos, and snowy white boutonnieres. And their flower girls- could they be any more adorable?

If you are looking for a pink wedding with some metallic golden pops, Lindsay and Todd’s reception decor is going to make you fall head over heels.


Photography Credit: Lauren B Photography

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Wedding Invites: Wedding Paper Divas
Flowers: Custom Floral Design
Food: D’Amico Catering
Harp Player: Kristie Nystuen
Dresses: Wedding Shoppe
Tuxedos: Savvi Formalwear
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November 23

Colorful Ideas for a Rustic Wedding Theme

Rustic doesn’t mean brown neutral tones. Soft creams and weathered wood can be a perfect backdrop to pops of color, like turquoise, fuchsia, orange or a buttercream yellow. These vibrant colors add a wake-up call to any wedding. This rustic revival is sprinkled with colors that accent tables, adorn cakes and spruce up invites. Show your guests a colorful setting that awakens their senses and adds a unique spin to a rustic wedding theme.

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colorful-ideas-for-your-rustic-weddingFeatured Wedding Invitation: Brilliantly Wreathed. See our full Wedding Invitation Collection here.

A wedding invitation is a perfect way to show your guests your color theme and your style. See how the invitation’s design and colors are used for the wedding day decor? Brilliantly done.

Here’s how you can add vibrant colors to accent your wedding theme:

Turquoise Barn:
We all love the way a red barn door acts as a dramatic backdrop to wedding photos. Take your wedding theme a step further and step out of the box. You don’t even need a barn to create this backdrop. Find old wooden boards or doors, paint them and prop them up behind your photo booth, dessert table or use as a backdrop to your wedding photos.

Bare wooden tables and neutral colors offer the right base to colorful table decor. Use napkins as your color accent. It’s the perfect way to use a bold colors like turquoise without overdoing it. Don’t forget the little details like favors decorated with pretty gift tags. Fill bottles with honey, a cocktail mixture or candy—whatever fits your personality.

Say a special “thank you” to your guests with DIY favors. Have an aunt who’s famous for her homemade jam, or how about a friend who makes salted caramel? Utilize your friends and family—most are more than happy to contribute. Then add your finishing touch with stylish gift tags or stickers with a personalized note. Tie it with twine and decorate the favor with fabric for more color.

Bright and bold colors can look beautiful next to your wedding dress and your partner’s outfit. Make a colorful statement with your bridesmaid dresses. If you want to tone down the pop of color a little, add neutral cardigans or denim jackets. They also add more of a relaxed and casual look to your rustic wedding theme.

Let’s talk about the icing on the cake—the dessert. After dinner, guests await a treat that satisfies their sweet tooth. We love how this cake looks handmade and natural with the cake showing through the frosting. This type of cake is called a naked cake and it’s really trending for rustic weddings right now. Not even the cake is left behind without color. Here, flowers provide pops of color for a colorful wedding theme.

When planning a rustic wedding, don’t be shy about including your favorite vibrant colors to your backdrops, and accenting your tables and cake with turquoise, fuchsia, orange and yellow. Show off your style and how unique the two of you are. Happy planning.



November 23

Thanksgiving Sale 25% Off Everything

wedding paper divas thanksgiving sale 25% off everythingWe’re excited to be giving thanks this week because there isn’t a better way to be celebrating the season! Today, we are kicking off our Thanksgiving Sale. Now until Thursday 11/26, get 25% off everything by using code GIVETHANKS25 at checkout.

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Now is the time to shop gorgeous wedding invitations that are fit for the season. Order your wedding invitations today and get a design that is uniquely you.

Featured Festive Wedding Invitation | Delightful Blooms

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Did we mention that this sale is 25% off everything? Now is your chance to order all those ‘extras’ you’ve been dreaming of.

Featured Save the Date | Exquisite Forever

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November 20

Common Wedding Planning Mistakes

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Today we have Wedding Paper Divas style & trend expert, Amber Harrison on our wedding blog interviewing two amazing, expert wedding professionals. Celebrity stylist Mindy Weiss, and the President of Tracy Taylor Ward Design talk with Amber about common wedding planning mistakes to avoid. Amber is our resident authority on the latest wedding trends and etiquette guidelines. She combines tradition, personal style and the hottest trends to help each couple celebrate their unique love story on their big day.

Hey, it’s Amber!

Weddings are an emotional, action-packed and fun-filled day that can also be filled with some unexpected moments. We have some of the best wedding planners in the world with us today to talk about some of those unexpected moments and what to do when they happen.

Mindy says…

A big mistake that a lot of couples make is actually signing a contract with a hotel which includes food and beverage before they’ve even talked about the budget. A lot of times they come in and their entire budget has been used just for the hotel. You know what that means, no flowers!

Tracy says…

A common blunder that brides make is forgetting about the littlest details. If you don’t have a wedding planner to help you with this, right before you walk down the aisle, make sure you double check that the best man actually has the wedding rings.

Mindy says…

Another big mistake that a lot of couples make is when they make their guest list they assume that a lot of the guests won’t come, they’re going to come and you may run out of room in the ball room.

Tracy says…

No matter how much planning you do something unexpected is always bound to happen and it’s how you recover from that situation that says the most about you. So here’s some advice, if anyone says something to you that rubs you the wrong way or if you see anything that happens that doesn’t make you feel good, don’t react to it. Just smile and keep on keeping on. Because it’s how much fun you’re having that your guests will remember and that will result in them having the time of their lives.

Just remember that things happen. What’s important is to move passed them and soak in every moment of this magical day.

  • Watch out when signing contracts 
  • Don’t forget about the littlest details 
  • Don’t assume that guests won’t come 
  • Your reaction says it all 

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November 19

Breathtaking Carmel Valley, CA Wedding

Happy Thursday to all- today we are so overjoyed to share with you these breathtaking nuptials amongst the rolling hills of Carmel Valley, CA. Heather and Patrick’s wedding day was perfectly them-sentimental, meaningful, personal and full of family, friends and lots of love.

From the Bride…

Patrick and I met in 2011 serendipitously through jobs that brought us to the Bay Area. We became friends the day we met and I found that each and every time we would be in each other’s company, I was falling for his ability to always make me laugh, his endless sense of adventure and the fact that he was truly one of the kindest and most thoughtful men I had ever met.

Knowing that a great friendship could be impacted by taking a step further, he says he was too nervous to ask me out and so he waited – over a year to be exact – until a fateful Valentine’s Day morning text asking, “What are you doing tonight?” I hadn’t had anything on the docket so I replied, “Not a thing…you?” He responded with, “Well seeing that you don’t have any plans and I don’t have any plans, you want to do something with me?” That night when he picked me up, things were different and I could tell he was a bit nervous. He was right, though – our great friendship was impacted by taking it a step further…although it ended up having an incredibly positive outcome. That friendship ended up being the perfect foundation to establish something great – a true partnership and relationship filled with laughter, respect and unconditional love.

Photography Credit: Terrell Lloyd | Darby Young Weber | Kym Fortino

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One of the most beautiful aspects of each weddings is that it is different and incredibly unique to each couple. When Patrick and I got engaged we began discussing what type of wedding best suited us. We factored in the location, the look and feel, the ambiance, the natural beauty and wanted a location that had a touch of outdoorsy elegance. In our search, we realized quickly that there is a very thin line between rustic-rustic and rustic elegant. Our location search brought us to Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley and from the moment we stepped foot onsite, the rolling hills, the picturesque vineyards…It drew us in.  It was absolutely breathtaking, marvelously well-managed, and fit Patrick and I perfectly. We felt right at home and was a dream come true.

We were married on February 15 surrounded by 110 of our closest friends and family. We held an intimate blessing of the rings ceremony with our parents, siblings, grandparents and pastor in the Ranch’s chapel, followed by the main ceremony on the lawn, a wonderful dinner in the rose garden and a night of celebration and dancing in the carriage house. I have always been an incredibly sentimental person, and as such, I wanted to incorporate touches of our families and friends in our special day. Our welcome table included pictures of our parents, siblings and grandparents on their wedding days, I walked down the aisle to a family heirloom music box and the rustic wood boxes that held our flower filled centerpieces were hand-made from 100 year old barn wood by my father. In addition, I wore by grandmother’s mother’s wedding ring on my right hand as my something borrowed, instead of a large cake we hosted a dessert bar consisting of various family recipes, my dad and I danced to a song that we used to listen to during road trips growing up and more.

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