April 2

Watercolor Poppies Bridal Shower Inspiration Board

This fresh and romantic bridal shower invitation by one of our talented designers, Petite Alma, inspired our whole bridal shower theme. The artistic watercolor feel, bright red poppies and sunkissed yellow are so appropriate for a warm weather affair!    

bridal shower inspiration board

L to R: Petite Alma for Wedding Paper Divas Lively Bouquet invitation, Poppies, Red Stones, Red Velvet Cake, Favor Box, Poppies Dress


January 23

2012 Trends: Punchy Colors

Color is really catching our eye for 2012. The bolder and brighter, the better! Our new collection by the talented illustrator, Stina Persson, is a perfect representation of this pop hues trend, so we used one of our favorite designs as the starting point for today’s inspiration board. These gorgeous shades of aqua and chartreuse seem tropical, but with a fresh and modern flair.  

watercolor inspiration board

L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Illusive Leaves invitation, Cake, Dress, Details, Ribbon, Judith Leiber Wallis Snake Clutch, Ombré Bridesmaids dresses


February 5

2011 Wedding Trends: Artistic Expressions

Couples with an eye for art have multiple options in this year’s stationery collections from Wedding Paper Divas.
We just can’t get enough of the dreamy watercolors and soft, romantic designs that will set the theme for a beautiful event. Once you decide on the perfect invite, incorporate the same watercolor and hand-painted feel into various elements.

Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab, J.Crew Waterfloral Pastiche Delphinia Gown, Pleated Chiffon Dress

Wedding Cake with Hand Painted Relief Lilies, SugarSugar Wedding Cake

Watercolor silk scarf, Hand painted hairpins

Also be sure to check out the rest of our posts on 2011 trends to help you with your wedding planning!


February 3

Poppy Theme Wedding Inspiration Board

We used this gorgeous watercolor invitation as the starting point for this poppy themed board. Vibrant shades of red, vermilion, and persimmon orange make a dramatic but elegant statement when offset with bright white. Using the signature flower of the theme throughout the entire event ties everything together.

L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Passion in Bloom invitation, Alfred Sung bridesmaid dress, Poppy Favor Box, Tablesetting, Centerpiece, Blood Orange champagne punch, Manolo Blahnik Poppy Heels, Red Poppy Cupcakes, Placesetting


November 10

Flashback to Film: The Perks of Film Photography

Digital cameras might be all the rage, but that doesn’t mean film is dead just yet. There are a ton of artistic photographers who are dedicated to giving film a comeback, and the results of their work are truly dazzling.

Many of you may have noticed how Dan & Julie’s Real Wedding was full of unique photos, bright colors and interesting shots—that’s right! It was all shot on high quality film, printed and then scanned in to create digital prints.

You Look Nice Today Photography is a big proponent of film photos. I know it might be scary not to have the benefit of instant digital feedback, but it might be worth a try if you want truly unique photos with a fresh, artistic flair. Just look at how gorgeous some of these shots from You Look Nice Today came out:




Will you be giving film photography a try? Why or why not? Let us know!


May 27

What’s Your Wedding China Style?

Selecting wedding china is one of the first big compromises a couple makes when it comes to defining their united style. Is your new family traditional, vintage, modern or artistic? Do you want china that is timelessly elegant, or something distinctly “you”?

How have you and your beloved bridged the gap between your personal styles to pick one china pattern to set the tone for your new family’s aesthetic? Are you…



from Bridal Buds



from Vintage Elegance



from Katy Elliott



from If It’s Hip It’s Here