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April 14

Marchesa Inspiration Board

We’re thrilled to introduce The Marchesa Collection, designed exclusively for Wedding Paper Divas. The fashionable bride will fall in love with these romantic designs with a bespoke feel. Today’s inspiration board highlights one of the luxurious invitations, inspired by the runway.

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L to R: Marchesa for Wedding Paper Divas Night Blooms invite, Bride in Marchesa DressReception DécorPlace settingBridesmaid bouquet, Shoes

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March 21

Modern Union BHLDN Inspiration Board

The ever-chic team at BHLDN put together this inspiration board for us, and it perfectly captures this week’s theme of a modern wedding. Classic black and white decor and attire are accented by blush pink details and pops of silver sparkle.

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BHLDN Tia gown, Deco makeup, Flowers, Ballroom, Bow tie, Modern Union Wedding Invitation

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January 6

Engagement Party Inspiration Board

Did you receive a very special ring over the holidays? Pick out your perfect engagement party invitation and let the colors and design inspire your celebration.

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L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Enchanting Engagement party invite, SuitMini Champagne BottleShoesMini CakesEngagement Photo

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October 17

Real Wedding: Bonnie & Darren

This week’s Real Wedding is the beautiful celebration of Bonnie and Darren, held at the Leal Vineyards at Willow Heights Mansion in Morgan Hill, CA. The bride’s feathers and Art Deco style signs, made by her uncle, were inspired by the 1920′s Old Hollywood design of the mansion.

Her wedding invitations are from Wedding Paper Divas.

Photos courtesy of: Rachel Blackwell Photography

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October 4

DIY Wedding Ceremony Confetti Cones

When dreaming of your perfect wedding, you may think back to weddings of the past, when rice was thrown as the bride and groom exited their wedding ceremony.

It’s a beautiful image, but unfortunately one that is unpractical – and often not allowed – for many modern weddings. To keep this tradition alive brides have become creative, giving their guests everything from bubbles to glitter to toss as they make their way down the aisle as husband and wife. We put together a fun DIY project just for this occasion, and think these confetti cones are the perfect item to fill with rose petals.

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Making the cones is an easy project that can be done in a day. We love the added personal touch of custom gift tags, which you can match to your wedding invitations.  Materials

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A square sheet of decorated paper
  • Gift tags
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon
  • Tape
  • Scissors

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Steps:

  1. Turn the square sheet of paper so it is a diamond, and simply fold in one side, then the other. You’ll want to make sure the bottom of the cone is tight, so your confetti doesn’t fall out. Secure the cone with a piece of tape.
  2. Add an extra piece of tape where the paper crosses at the opening of the cone. This is where you will attach the gift tag, so the tape will add extra support.
  3. Punch a hole in the gift tag and the cone, then secure the gift tag to the cone with a pretty ribbon bow.
  4. Fill the cones with your choice of confetti – we suggest flower petals! You can ask your florist to supply flower petals on the day of your wedding, or you can find silk petals at a local craft store.

Quick tip: Wait to fill the cones until you arrive at your ceremony site – the petals may fall out during transport!

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July 31

Wedding Stationery Wednesday: Black and White Wedding

This week’s stationery roundup features the timeless color trend of black and white. Whether you desire classic, elegant wedding invitations or retro black and white photo inspired save the date cards, this color combo is perfect for any bride to make her own. Carry the theme through with black and white response cards and brunch invitations to keep the sophisticated theme consistent.

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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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July 30

Eye Candy: A Black & White Affair

From fashion runaways to modern typography, one of this season’s most popular color palettes is none other than classic black & white. Whether you’re aiming for a timeless look, or a vintage inspired wedding day, this color combination will create a sophisticated statement on your big day. Find elegant save the date cards and wedding invitations to match, and you’ll have a perfectly coordinated black and white affair.

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July 29

Timeless Black and White Inspiration Board

Timeless and chic, black and white is a color combination that works for a variety of weddings, from classic to modern. Keep it simple, or add a pop to your theme with a bold color or metallic accents.

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L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Togetherness in Love invitation, BridesmaidsCenterpieceChanel Pearl PumpsCocktailCheesecake ShotsBoutonniere

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October 27

Dark Romance Wedding Inspiration Board

Black damask and glamorous baroque touches will set a Dark Romance theme for your winter wedding. Deep red roses are the ideal flowers to compliment the theme, along with lacy accents and luxurious decor.    

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L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Petite Damask invitation, Reception Décor, Centerpiece, Wedding Gown, Bridesmaids, Damask Cake, Baroque Frames

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