This week’s Real Wedding is the beautiful celebration of Megan and Tommy, held at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn in Lake Tahoe, CA. Two feet of snow had fallen the weekend before the wedding, making for a beautiful winter backdrop. The couple spends every weekend possible in Lake Tahoe together in the winter so the location was the perfect place for their wedding celebration.
The wedding ceremony was a quick 25 minutes outdoor setting, with classic Christmas tunes playing in the background. They served their guests hot chocolate, coffee and tea along with hand warmers and shawls to keep them warm. Unique touches like cones full of biodegradable snow was placed on all the aisle seats to throw at the end of the ceremony which made it very fun and playful for their guests. To keep warm the bridesmaids wore Uggs and Sorel boots under their long gowns.
Photos courtesy of: Toki Cavener
Pantone Placid Blue is a classic wedding color, full of dreamy elegance. Pair this powder blue hue with light pastels or sophisticated neutrals.
L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Slanted Smooches invite, Cakes, Personalized Napkins, Macarons, Dress, Drink Flags
This week’s Real Wedding is the beautiful celebration of Amanda and Brett, held at Edgewood Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, CA. The couple met while working for the San Jose Sharks hockey team, and as a gift they received a signed jersey from all the players and coaches.
Photos courtesy of: Magical Moment Productions
Makeup Artist: Camille Goldston
This week’s Real Wedding is the beautiful celebration of Sarah and Tanner, held at the Wentworth Golf Club in Jackson, NH. The wedding flowers were locally grown sunflowers and zinnias, and the bridal party constructed the bouquets themselves. The wedding cake was made by the brides father, and the bride made the cake topper.
Photos courtesy of: Dalke Studios
Inspired by our Pantone Dazzling Blue inspiration board, we’re picking out our favorite wedding stationery to match this vibrant shade of colbalt. Whether you desire subtle blue details on your save the date cards or rich color wedding invitations, it is easy to incorporate this shade into your stationery suite.
Dazzling Blue is a top color in Pantone’s Spring 2014 Fashion Color Report. This week we’re bringing you wedding inspiration in this vibrant shade of cobalt.
L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Idyllic Inscription invitation, Blue Vases, Bridesmaids, Place Setting, Shoes, Cake and Cupcakes, Groomsmen
For a winter themed wedding, we suggest finding a wedding favor that matches the season. We always enjoy when brides send their guests home at the end of the night with a sweet treat, and this DIY project helps with just that task! Whether you choose a tried-and-true family recipe, or find a recipe online, this favor will be a personal touch that your guests will love.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Find a favorite hot cocoa recipe that can be made ahead of time (without the liquid, of course!), and print it on a recipe card. You can even coordinate your recipe card with your wedding invitations by using enclosure cards.
- Layer the ingredients in a clean Mason jar – this is a fun place to play with colors, by separating the sugar and cocoa powder.
- Secure the lid of the jar, and attach the colored craft paper circle to the top for an added pop of color. Attach the gift tag stickers to the front of the jar.
- Punch a hole in the recipe card, then loop a ribbon through the hole. Tie the ribbon around the neck of the jar to complete the gift.
Your guests will love this personalized treat, especially during the cold winter season.
While our personalized wedding invitation designs offer plenty of options for customization, many brides choose to go above and beyond, adding DIY elements to their wedding invitations.
Since we’re heading into the winter wedding season, we put together a snow inspired twist on the traditional invitation. Simple but stunning, this easy DIY adds a ton of personality to your wedding invitation.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Match a thick ribbon to your wedding invitation. Wrap the ribbon around the invitation and cut, leaving a bit of overlap. Secure with glue or double sided tape on the back of the invitation. We suggest that you do not attach the ribbon to the invitation, but instead to itself.
- Turn the invitation back over to the front. Take the thin ribbon and tie a knot around the middle of the thick ribbon. It should slightly pinch the thick ribbon.
- Take the plastic snowflake and tie another knot with the thin ribbon to attach the snowflake to the ribbons. Depending on your snowflakes, you may need to secure it with a small bit of string.
- Complete the invitation by tying the thin ribbon into a pretty bow.
Remember to keep the extra materials in mind when choosing an envelope! This DIY project would be perfect to tuck inside a pocket fold.
This week’s Real Wedding is the beautiful celebration of Jenny & Kennen, held on the SS Jeremiah O’Brien, Pier 45 – Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, CA. They had a small intimate celebration with their closest friends and family. The whole party danced the night away on the boat deck overlooking downtown San Francisco, Treasure Island and the iconic Bay Bridge.
Photos courtesy of: ToAmaze Wedding Photography
This week’s Real Wedding is the beautiful celebration of Carrie & Jacob, held at My Vintage Venue in Mesa, AZ. The bride and groom have always mashed their names up (Carrie and Jake) together which makes CAKE so it’s been the couples signature during their courtship and used in various elements of the wedding. The bride did a lot of DIY projects for her wedding including coasters as thank you gifts for their guests, which were stamped with Cake 3.30.13.
Photos courtesy of: Christopher Leigh Studios