July 30

Paired Perfection: Wedding Dresses and Invitations

Brides often have a clear vision about specific elements of their wedding day – perhaps a favorite song that will be the couple’s first dance, or a particular specialty cocktail to be served before the reception. Whatever your vision may be, it is important to view the wedding as a whole and understand how each element works together to create an overall experience.

Today, we’re looking at how a bride can take the vision of her wedding dress, and apply it to another important tone setting element of the wedding day – wedding invitations. While many brides may dream of their dress from a young age, it’s rare to find a bride who knows exactly what style of invitations they would like. We suggest taking a cue from your wedding dress style!

We’ve matched several lovely designs from the Wedding Suite at Nordstrom to coordinating wedding invitations.

A creative or artistic bride will love this Hayley Paige Tea Length Dress. With a touch of vintage flair and a delicate floral overlay, the dress pairs well with our water color inspired Brushed Blossoms design.

Wedding Paper Divas Blog -- Brushed Blossoms Wedding Invitation and Hayley Paige Tea Length Dress

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A chic bride may add a glamorous touch to her wedding with a nod to vintage elegance. The simple and clean lines of this Caroline DeVillo gown are reminiscent of this architecturally inspired Art Deco design.

Wedding Paper Divas Blog -- Deco Dreams Wedding Invitation and Caroline DeVillo Gown

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When a bride wants to go back to nature for her wedding, we think soft dresses and floral details. The beautifully intricate top to this Two by Rosa Clara dress immediately made us think of delicate wildflowers. The style is perfect for an outdoor reception, particularly when paired with the Detailed Delight wedding invitation.

Wedding Paper Divas Blog -- Detailed Delight Wedding Invitation and Two by Rosa Clara Dress

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Elegant romance is what comes to mind with this stunning Hayley Paige gown and shawl. Mimic the delicate lace of the shawl by pairing with the Luscious Lacing wedding invitation suite.

Wedding Paper Divas Blog -- Luscious Lacing Wedding Invitation and Hayley Paige Gown

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Striking and bold, the styling for this Christian Siriano gown is both modern and whimsical. Draw inspiration from color combinations (black and white, here) and accessories to find the perfect invitation design. In this case, we love the playful typography on our True Promises wedding invitation.

Wedding Paper Divas Blog -- True Promises Wedding Invitation and Christian Siriano Dress

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The online collection of dresses isn’t the full selection of wedding dresses offered by the Wedding Suites at Nordstrom. Be sure to visit an in-store location to find more dresses and receive help from a free wedding stylist (and find Wedding Paper Divas inspiration boards, catalogs, and stationery samples).

 

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