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.
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
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.
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.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Quick tip: Wait to fill the cones until you arrive at your ceremony site – the petals may fall out during transport!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
For a beautiful and elegant 50th anniversary party, black, ecru and gold is the perfect way to go. Incorporate old and new photos of the special couple in everything from the invitations to the centerpieces to really personalize the event. Flourish design details and metallic accents will help create a sophisticated affair.
Melissa and John had a beautiful wedding in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They chose scenic portraits to display Pittsburgh’s iconic skyline near the Allegheny River. Their red and black color scheme with articulated details is both bold and passionate. Here are some of their most beautiful photographs.
Continue on to Bella Pictures for more ideas on wedding portraits in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania…
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