Tag Archives: champagne

March 13

Real Wedding: Johnna & Stephen

This week’s Real Wedding is the beautiful celebration of Johnna and Stephen. The ceremony was held at WaterColor Inn in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida and reception at WaterColor Inn, Fish Out of Water, Santa Rosa Beach, FL.

Early in the wedding planning process, the couple knew they wanted an intimate, relaxed fall wedding that doubled as an escape from their busy Chicago area lives. The destination search started in Savannah, Georgia and Hilton Head, South Carolina but when they discovered WaterColor Inn in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, the search was over. The coastal decor, white sandy beaches, top chefs, and luxury accommodations complemented their wedding vision.

Days before the wedding, their guests from Illinois, Texas, Florida, Ohio and Manchester, England started to arrive at WaterColor Inn. What was once a zero percent chance of rain evolved into a seventy percent chance threatening the ceremony and photos. As they were getting ready for the wedding, the showers began but the WaterColor team was confident the rain would stop and the ceremony would go as planned. Shortly before the wedding, the rain ceased and as the guitarist was playing the bride’s music the sun peaked through the clouds shining on the ceremony. It was a flawless celebration with their family and friends.

Photos courtesy of: Amanda Suanne

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April 1

Vineyard Wedding Inspiration Board

For a warm weather vineyard wedding, play up the natural beauty of your surroundings with soft pastel hues and rustic touches.

vineyard wedding inspiration

L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Vinter Label invitation, ShoesTablescapeChampagne GlassesChampagne Cake PopsWedding Sign

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April 16

Flourish Rehearsal Dinner Inspiration Board

Today’s rehearsal dinner inspiration board is all about elegant flourishes with a bit of a French flair. We went with a beautiful taupe and fuchsia color combination that makes a subtle impact. Delicate details make all the difference.

rehearsal dinner inspiration board

L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Flourish Focus rehearsal dinner invitation, Centerpiece, Cork Place Card Holders, Cappuccino, Taupe Damask Linens, Taupe Drink, Hazelnut Macarons, Kate Spade Celeste Slingbacks

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September 24

A Champagne Dilemma: Today’s Diva Dish

We’ve heard a lot of talk on the subject of champagne lately. Take this email from a worried bride-to-be:

Dear Divas,

I really want to drink my favorite brand of champagne at our wedding, but my fiance thinks it’s rude for us to drink a higher quality champagne than what we’re serving to our guests. Is that true? Shouldn’t we be able to drink whatever we please?

Thanks,

Bubbly Bride

Dear Bubbly Bride,

In general, proper wedding etiquette dictates that if there’s any chance your guests would be offended by your choice of champagne, don’t do it. But although that answer seems resolute, there are a few options available:

  • Get a bottle of your favorite bubbly for a private toast with your new spouse after the wedding.
  • If the bottle is given to you as a gift, your guests certainly wouldn’t hold it against you… Start dropping hints to your wedding party.
  • Order one bottle of the preferred champagne per table for the toast only. That way, everyone can partake.

What would you advise Bubbly Bride to do? Leave a comment and let us know!

Do you have a question for our wedding experts? Send your etiquette, wedding planning or style dilemma to blog@weddingpaperdivas.com and we’ll post an answer for you!

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June 24

Inspiration Board: Bachelorette Party

Here is some inspiration for a bachelorette party, or a pre-party before going out on the town to celebrate! The bride-to-be will surely enjoy some classy sweets and treats in pretty shades of pink and sparkling champagne themed details.

L to R:  Wedding Paper Divas Town Toast Bachelorette Party Invitations from the Studio Basics collection,Hot pink table setting, Pink Cupcakes, Jelled Champagne Dessert, Champagne Glass Centerpiece, Pour La Victoire Pumps, Pink Drinks

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March 9

Eye Candy: Blush Tone Accesories

From runways to red carpets, romantic blush tones and nude hues are the it colors for spring. Take a look at some gorgeous eye candy featuring essential accessories for any bride or bridesmaid.

L to R: J. Crew Crystal-and-pearl pastiche bracelet, Kate Spade Guilia heels, Dolce & Gabbana Rose The One perfume, Valentino Rosier Napa Sandal, Inge Christopher clutch, Christian Louboutin Glitter Pump, Blush Champagne Silk Pleated Clutch, Nordstrom Crystal Collection Briolette Chandelier Drop Earrings, Judith Leiber Beaded Clutch

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