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April 28

Southern Charm Inspiration Board

We have partnered with Southern Living Magazine to bring you a beautiful collection made for any bride who wants to express Southern hospitality and style. Today’s inspiration board is all about the elegant and classic color combination of one of the charming invites from the collection.

southern living wedding inspiration board

L to R: Southern Living Magazine for Wedding Paper Divas Lasting Laurel invite, Bride and GroomTable DécorBoutonniereCakeJam Favors

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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.

Marchesa inspiration

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

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June 23

At Home with Diann Valentine

We’re happy to bring you this weekly tip from celebrity wedding planner and Wedding Paper Divas stationery designer, Diann Valentine. To shop for her designs, check out our Diann Valentine collection.

This year I had the privilege of teaching a session at Engage 11 in San Diego. I can still remember the day when Rebecca responded to the email request I had sent her almost a year previously and asked if I was available for this year’s conference. I had heard so many great things about the Engage experience but I have not attended a wedding conference in years so I really had no expectations.  All I knew was that I was thrilled to join such an established group of wedding professionals—many heralded as the leaders in our industry and at this year’s Engage, I would be listed among them.



I love working with smart, strong women and Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Ace certainly sit at the top of my list. They are incredibly insightful and have put together an incredible experience that left me in awe!

Rebecca and Kathryn Photo Courtesy of Jessica Claire

Having traveled the world creating so many wonderful expressions of love—I am not easily impressed.  However, the opening night party was my absolute favorite of the entire experience for several reasons:  (1) The Grand Del Mar is one of the most magical destinations on the west coast. It features the perfect blend of Italian elegance and style with a modern edge for the luxury travel experience and I love traveling well!  And Paige Levy-Kouretchian is so genuinely warm and accommodating and always a gracious host.

Paige Levy-Kouretchian and the adorable Todd Fiscuss – Photo Courtesy of Jessica Claire

(2) It was a casual, unscripted gathering that allowed us to relax, network and engage in so many visceral touch points from the food stations, to the photo booth to the incredible entertainment—my senses were fully engaged!

The Gorgeous Elizabeth Messina and DV- Photo Courtesy of Jessica Claire

(3) Edgar Zamora from Revelry designed a gorgeous chic outdoor lounge set against the backdrop of the Aria Lawn and Pavilion.  So often times I see designers go into venues with beautiful concepts that completely fight the architecture of the space. Revelry infused a mix of French Provencial furnishings with natural organic wood pieces and stunning florals from my friend Eddie at Tic Tock that was understated, elegant and edgy. This design showcased a beautiful extension of the gorgeous architecture at The Grand Del Mar with a harmonious rhythm that played like a beautiful melody!

Photo Courtesy of Jessica Claire

Photo Courtesy of Jessica Claire


Photo Courtesy of Jessica Claire

And (4) I was able to bring my best friend and daughter Riann with me to experience my professional world yet again. Success and accomplishments mean so little when the people you love the most are not involved and proud of your accomplishments so I hope that Riann looks back on these times with great pride!

Photo Courtesy of Jessica Claire

Me and My Best Girl!

Want to see what else Diann Valentine has been up to this summer? Make sure to check out the rest of this fun post on her Project Love Blog.

Keep spreading the love,

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May 26

What’s Goin’ On? An Update from Diann Valentine

We’re happy to bring you this weekly tip from celebrity wedding planner and Wedding Paper Divas stationery designer, Diann Valentine. To shop for her designs, check out our Diann Valentine collection.

I cannot believe this is my first post of the new year but it proves that I still write my own blogs.  Also, I feel like we are all bombarded with so much on-line content that I know it is best for me to only share when I am truly inspired to do so.  In January we started shooting the first season of I Do Over for WeTV. Now anyone who knows DV, knows that I am a workaholic and enjoy being busy and even sometimes a bit overwhelmed. However, shooting this show both as the host and one of the Executive Producers was challenging, exciting and mind boggling but more rewarding than any other venture in my career span.

So today I share with you the new images that WeTV will use as we gear up to promote the premiere of I Do Over. I also have posted the new network commercial that is currently running on WeTV to promote all of their new shows for the year and it includes yours truly. Please have a look and tell me what you think…


Promo Photo for WeTV’s I Do Over!

New Promotional Photo for WeTV’s I Do Over

New Promotional Photo for WeTV’s I Do Over!

New Promotional Photo for WeTV’s I Do Over!

We do not have an official premiere date yet for I Do Over but there are rumblings of sometime this summer.  I hope you will tune in because when weddings go wrong, baby – I Do Over!

Keep spreading the love,

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