February 16

Bridal Shower Brunch Inspiration Board

With your friends and family gathered around you, your bridal shower will be one of the many special memories you will hold dear throughout your engagement. Using our blush pink foil-stamped bridal shower invitations and advice cards we created this inspiration board to help you plan this memorable day.

Bridal Brunch Inspiration Board

Featured Wedding Paper Divas Bridal Shower Invitation: Bridal Brunch

Featured Wedding Paper Divas Advice Card: Bridal Advice Card

Images: Tables by SMS PhotographyTaleen from Simple Little Details

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February 12

Real Wedding: Ann & Chris

This week’s Real Wedding hits close to home. Minnesota couple, Ann and Chris tied the knot on Ann’s family farm, Vogt Dairy Farm in Sauk Centre. MN.

The couples’ celebration was a unique DIY wedding that was true to the two of them. The bride’s mother, whom is a Master Gardener, grew most of the wedding flowers herself. One of her gardening friends also helped out by growing the hydrangeas that lined the aisle at the reception. The night before the wedding friends and family, including the entire bridal party, gathered together in the garage to put the finishing touches on the flower arrangements.

More DIY touches could be found throughout the venue. Pallets were broken down by the couple to make a sign with many directional points, showing not only where the wedding events were, but places in the world they have visited as a couple, and were important to them. Pint-size mason jars with chalkboard stickers, were hand-painted by the maid-of-honor and adorned with the names of the guests that they used for beverages all night. They also served as a gifts for guests to take home with them. The couples’ centerpieces consisted of wood slabs, mason jars, and the flower arrangements put together by the family. The wood slabs were from a downed tree in the woods on the farm that the groom cut up for the occasion.

Chris and Ann’s special day was captured by photographer Shelley Paulson

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February 11

Exclusive Pottery Barn Wedding Collection for Wedding Paper Divas

We are thrilled to announce our new wedding stationery collection exclusively designed by Pottery Barn for Wedding Paper Divas. The signature collection celebrates style and inspires beautiful living.

What inspired the Pottery Barn stationery collection? Each day, our in-house artisans spend hours creating beautiful art for our textiles and decor. We’ve given those designs a new life here, a one-of-a-kind wedding stationery collection that brings love stories to life. Many of these patterns are inspired by historical illustrations that our team puts their own special Pottery Barn twist on to create new, innovative patterns.-Pottery Barn

Beach wedding invitations

Coastal: Atlantic – One of Pottery Barn’s most popular summer duvets has a delicate coral pattern that’s based off of hand-painted illustrations done in-house. The Pottery Barn design team took the digital versions of those illustrations and restructured them to fit on a new card. Since the illustrations are so soft, the designers choose a strong and modern font for contrast.

blue toile wedding invitations

Classic: Toile – Inspired by the Pottery Barn Matine Toile Bedding, their designers gave this design a fresh update with new color palettes that feel much more dramatic on paper.

paisley lace wedding invitations

Traditional: Paisley Lace – This lace pattern is actually based off of a Pottery Barn paisley quilt pattern. The design is a long strip that repeats continuously on the quilt, so their design team recreated the patterns to look like a single piece of delicate lace.

tropical fern wedding invitations

pink floral wedding invitations

bird wedding invitations

Tropical: Barbados Palm/Fern: Vintage: Flora and Fauna- All of these collections took inspiration from 17th and 18th century botanical and scientific books/illustrations. The Pottery Barn designers used these as a base for both custom and hand-illustrate patterns which were scanned in and adjusted with new details and colors.

chic black and white wedding invitations

City: Global Chic – This design actually stems from a plate in the Pottery Barn 2014 holiday collection – their design team loved the pattern that the plates made when layered and stacked, so they replicated it and created a brand new pattern.

Love. Artistry. Details. You. These are the things that inspired us to create this one-of-a-kind collection that celebrates the joys of life.-Pottery Barn

Stationery: Pottery Barn Wedding Collection for Wedding Paper Divas

Photography: Delbarr Moradi Photography | Styling: Enjoy Events Co.

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February 9

Win a Sandals Resorts Luxury Included® Honeymoon

From a memorable vacation to your engagement session. Share a photo of you and your Valentine using #WPDLoveStory for a chance to win a Sandals Resorts Luxury Included® Honeymoon to the all new Sandals Barbados and $1000 to Wedding Paper Divas. Your romantic four-day/three-night Luxury Included® Honeymoon features luxurious accommodations, Gourmet Discovery Dining where you can savor flavors from around the world at eleven themed restaurants, including Sandals first Indian restaurant, premium brand beverages, daily and nightly entertainment, an array of land activities, Aqua Centers including snorkeling and scuba diving for certified divers and more!.

Three runner ups will receive $250 to Wedding Paper Divas.

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At Sandals Resorts love is all you need!

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Get a glimpse of the Luxury Included® Honeymoon you could win!

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February 6

A Valentine’s Bridal Shower Gift Box DIY

We are so excited to share this adorable Valentine’s Day bridal shower gift box that Gillian from A Coastal Bride photographed and created. Whether using this cute box as a bridal shower gift favor for your guests, or sending it in addition to a bridal shower invitation, it is sure to make your guests excited for the celebratory day!

Did you know that all of our paper product is customizable? Gillian found this lovely “Blushing Corsage” wedding invitation and modified the text to say “bridal shower.” She also customized these gorgeous matching gift tags! For more inspiration and tips on how to put this box together, head over to A Coastal Bride.

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February 5

Real Wedding: Alpa & Kavit

This week’s Real Wedding features college sweethearts Alpa & Kavit and their stunning Chicago celebration.

After dating for a few years Kavit surprised Alpa with a romantic rose petal and candle proposal at her apartment in Pennsylvania. Once it came time to plan the wedding the couple decided they wanted to have a fairly traditional wedding to honor their parents, but put a personal spin on it.

Their venue, The Stonegate in Chicago, IL was transformed with deep purples, gold, and pops of maroon and red to create a utterly romantic setting, featuring traditional Indian colors.

Photographer: Suzy Brown capture their breathtaking day of events. Take a peek!

Fun Fact: Each tier of their cake was decorated with memorable words – ranging from their favorite restaurant to the place they met, and everything in between.

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