Floral Wedding Invitations

May 28

Dreams Come True Spring Boho Wedding

Today, we have fallen in love with this sweet fairytale inspiration. From youthful spring wedding colors to angelic butterflies, there is so much to swoon over within this styled shoot! If you enjoy vintage decor, we know you’ll enjoy this fun boho wedding.

The premium, floral laser cut wedding invitations inspired this fabulous team of wedding vendors. The relaxed, garden wedding venue exudes some bohemian flare without overpowering the reception decor. The funky mason jar glasses, gold silverware, and varying array of plants scattered across the tablescape tie in the theme so well!

The 3-D Our Ever After sign may be our favorite piece of all. It really kicks the wedding theme up a notch, and helps the cohesion come full circle. It’s details like these that give us butterflies.

Tip: If you and your partner aren’t needing lengthy transpiration, consider a more retro way to travel from the wedding reception to your overnight hotel! This vintage Vespa could not be any more adorable. Add this option to your list of potential wedding exit ideas.

 

Photography Credit: Keira Lemonis Photography

our ever after wedding invitations

boho style wedding decorations

butterfly sitting on hands

boho style reception decor for the tablescape

vintage bohemian style wedding decorations for the reception

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bride laughing with flowers

glasses with fruit in them

wedding cocktail hour drink ideas and inspriation

pink wedding cake with pink flowers on top

lace wedding invitations with laser cuts

girl in a white jacket

bride in a white jacket with pink stitching that says JUST MARRIED

colorful spring wedding flowers on a vespa seat

bride and groom kissing on a vespa

bride and groom driving away on a Vespa bike

couple sitting on a couch together writing thank you cards from wedding

Vendors

Event Planner: Mary Elise Rees Event Design
Florist: Dark + Diamond
Wedding Dress: True North Bridal Studio
Dress Designer:  Claire La Faye
Venue: Lucas Confectionery
Bridal Make Up: Erin Marzilli
Rentals: North Country Vintage Rentals
Jewelry – Nadine Medina Designs
Models – Cymone & Kahdeem

 

Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!

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April 19

Spring Lavender Wedding Theme Ideas

Lavender flowers, rustic hues and earthy scents set the tone for a romantic, rustic wedding—it’s no wonder lavender is such a trend. You can’t go wrong with flower cake decorations, lavender-inspired cocktails and chiffon dresses. It’s a natural look that’s perfect to mark the beginning of your lives together.

lavender-wedding-theme-ideasPhoto Source: Cake | Groom | Chair Décor | Lavender Cocktail | Vintage Chair | Bridesmaids

Nothing pairs more beautifully than olive branches and lavender. Just look at this cake dressed from head to toe in flowers and greenery—it doesn’t take much to create a stunning cake.

When lavender’s your theme, you have endless possibilities incorporating it as your color, scent, flower and flavor. How about a Lavender Honey Cream cocktail to start?

Furnish your day with decor that enhances the look and feel of you day, like this vintage lavender-colored chair. Not only are you adding style to your venue, but you’re also creating space where guests can socialize and enjoy the ambiance.

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Wedding Invitation Design: Watercolor Bouquet. View our entire Wedding Invitation Collection, here.

Which invitation shows off a romantic, rustic and beautiful wedding? There are so many to choose from, but we absolutely love this watercolor design with its soft colors. Let your invitation inspire how you decorate your wedding day.

Lavender is the color (and flower) that makes this rustic, lavender theme work. From bridesmaid dresses to the lavender bouquets, add elements to your big day that sets the mood and creates an unforgettable day.

 

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April 4

Vibrant Pink and Purple Wedding Theme Ideas

There’s nothing like pink vibrant tones mixed with rich mulberry for a bright, rich wedding theme. From fuchsia-colored pumps to silky mulberry and purple bridesmaid dresses, we love the range of colors in today’s wedding colors inspiration board. These vibrant pink and purple colors would be perfect for summer or fall weddings!

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Photo Source: Cake | Pink Red Painting | Bridesmaids | Shoes | Berry Drink | Florals

You can have your cake and eat it too. If you’re dreaming of having a one-of-a-kind wedding cake, you can. This tiered copper and flower-patterned cake is so unique and special; it truly shows the endless possibilities for your big day. The more you step out of the box, the more personality your wedding will have.

Go bold, and try something stylishly different for unique wedding themes. How about adding flowers with large petals to your cake? Serve a unique cocktail with a berry punch: mulberry-colored sangria with strawberries and apple wedges.

mulberry-wedding-invitationWedding Invitation Design: Gorgeous Ceremony. View our entire Wedding Invitation Collection, here.

This gorgeous burgundy watercolor invitation design tastefully blends mulberry, fuchsia, pinks and purples together—a perfect way to send a glimpse into your amazing day.

We truly love what makes you and other couples unique, so go ahead and add that patterned cake, those vibrant pumps and silky dresses. The more you incorporate your style, the more your guests will see how special your relationship is.

Enjoy planning your day and show off your vibrant style.

 

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April 3

Formal Purple Wedding Theme in Spring

Today, we are thrilled to be sharing this beautiful traditional wedding. Jackie and Mel are sweet newlyweds, who held their big day just a few weeks ago! We love their fun spin on a classic wedding. Though the wedding party is dressed in formal black and white attire, Mel and Jackie’s wedding decor holds stunning pops of pastel purple colors.

From the satin bridal party robes, to the tiered ombre wedding cake, various lavender hues are seen throughout their entire wedding theme. Their stunning, whimsical white arch created for their wedding ceremony may be one of our favorite pieces from the day; It’s soft and romantic, and perfectly reflects a spring wedding.

Jackie and Mel actually met at the The Club at Treasure Island in Florida, so it seemed only right that they held their reception party there! Their personalized floral wedding invitations really set the tone of this celebration. From the great music to dance to, to the fun limo ride the whole wedding party experienced, these two know how to throw a great party.

 

Photography Credit: Carrie Wildes

spring rustic wedding invitations

cream wedding heels

bridesmaid robes in purple

pink purple white wedding flowers

white ceremony arch for a wedding

father and daughter during wedding ceremony walk

black and white bridal party attire

bride and groom dresses in black and white formal clothing

purple flowers for a purple wedding theme

big purple and white wedding cake with ruffled frosting

bride laughing on the dance floor

bride and groom evening wedding photography

wedding party cheering in a limo

Vendors

Ceremony Venue: The Mahaffey Theater
Reception Venue: The Club at Treasure Island
Flowers: A&E Events LLC
Bridal Makeup + Hair: Femme Akoi
DJ/Music: Grant Hemond
Cake: Hands on Sweets

 

Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!

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February 29

Navy Blue Wedding Theme Ideas

Bold navy and pink blooms. This navy blue wedding theme is fearless when it comes to style—it’s dramatic, elegant and a little vintage. Navy sets an elegant scene as linens for tablescapes, the groom’s suit and as accents to blackberry cocktails.

Pull together all your favorite decor elements and add navy blue for a wedding day that’s unlike any other.

navy-blue-wedding-theme-ideasPhoto Source: Groom | Dress in Rust | Shoes in Blush | Centerpiece | Cocktails | Macarons | Tablescape

 

navy-blue-wedding-invitationFeatured Wedding Invitation: Blooming Adoration. See our full Wedding Invitation Collection here.

Featured Wedding Invitation: Blooming Adoration. See our full Wedding Invitation Collection here.

This invitation is beautifully dramatic. How lovely this design will also look as wedding day stationery—programs, menus and table numbers.

Groom
Make the groom stand out from the rest and dress him in navy and blush. Match the flowers in his boutonniere to the color of his tie. We like this soft, pink color to complement the blushing bride.

Dress in Rust
Whether it’s for the bride, bridesmaids or someone else in the wedding party, we love this rust-colored gown. Think beyond the decor and flowers to bring in your wedding theme—everyone’s dress can really make your wedding look stunning.

Shoes in Blush
There are so many reasons to fall in love with Christian Louboutin shoes and these blush-colored pumps are no exception. Your bridal look deserves extra fashion, so wear those stylish shoes you’ve been dreaming about.

Centerpiece
Change things up a bit and use teapots as centerpieces. Fill them with flowers and paint them in metallic gold for a fresh, trendy look.

Cocktails
This “Love Potion” cocktail looks so stylish for a navy blue wedding theme. Mix together blackberry syrup and Champagne, then garnish with juicy blackberries and fragrant thyme.

Macarons
Create a dessert bar filled with style with navy blue macaron cookies. Macarons are fun and easy finger-desserts that can be made in so many different colors and flavors to match your wedding theme.

Tablescape
Set the table with navy-colored tablecloths and napkins, and gold plate chargers and flatware. For a complete reception look, add gold chiavari chairs and fill table space with hydrangeas and pink garden roses in glass vases.

Navy blue never looked so elegant when accented with pink flowers, dresses and cocktails. When you dress your ceremony and reception with blush-colored decor and flowers and bring navy to your desserts and drinks, you’ll end up with a day in just your style.

 

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November 18

Elegant Wedding Invitations- Black, White & Gold

We are so pleased to have Brittany, a guest blogger for our “Real Brides” blog series. Brittany and her husband, who live in NYC, were recently married in Chicago. She is sharing tips, inspiration and ideas on the Wedding Paper Divas blog for engaged couples who are navigating the world of weddings! Today she is sharing about the process of selecting these elegant wedding invitations.

It’s said that wedding invitations are one of the first expressions of a couple’s taste and wedding style. Eric and I had a favorite design in mind from the onset – Marchesa’s stunning Night Blooms. This design was inspired by a gorgeous gown from one of Marchesa’s recent collections.

up close of floral pattern on dress

We loved the elegant watercolor flowers and gilded stems and how they contrast against the moody and dramatic background. We felt it represented the beauty and charm of the Chicago Botanic Garden and signaled a slightly formal, glamorous feel that we were after. We were so lucky to work again with the amazing team at Wedding Paper Divas to customize the suite and make it our own.

We had a very specific hand calligraphy design in mind for some of the invitation text, and worked again with the talented Debi Zeinert of Blooming Quill to bring our vision to life. Wedding Paper Divas helped us every step of the way with layout, language recommendations and other style advice for the full suite; which included the invitation, envelope liner, response card, “chuppah card” (more on that below!), mini enclosure card (great for including a link to the wedding website or other information that doesn’t typically go into the formal invitation) and a very unique wraparound return address label. In keeping with our subtle theme, we also personalized our postage with a photograph of a bee that my mom had taken years ago at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Debi’s stunning calligraphy on the inner and outer envelopes gave it that extra beautiful, formal touch.

floral black and gold wedding invitation suite

up close of black white and gold wedding invitation

front and back of black white and floral wedding invitation

My mother and I made a project out of lining, stuffing, hole-punching, ribbon tying etc. and while it certainly was a time-consuming task, it was a great mother-daughter bonding activity! (And one of the many reasons I wanted to get my parents a great thank you gift!)

I spent a lot of time developing the invitation and suite and wanted to find a prominent way to incorporate the beautiful design into our ceremony. I knew that not everyone would be able to make it to our wedding, especially with a lot of guests living outside Chicago, and wanted to find a way to include everyone in the ceremony, regardless of whether they were physically there. Thus, the idea for the “chuppah card” was born. We hole-punched the response card and tied it with black ribbon to a beautiful blank card featuring the Night Blooms border. The response card directed guests to write a message to us, with the following copy:

black white gold and floral reply card for wedding

wedding invitations black and gold

We were totally blown away by the messages on our chuppah cards as they came back. Each one was so special and meaningful. We have to give props to my sister-in-law as hers was particularly creative – she dipped her 3-year-old and infant twin sons’ and dog’s hands, feet and paws in yellow paint to create a bee design with the words “We would BEE honored to attend!”

Our wonderful planner, Misha Newgren of Liven It Up Events helped us incorporate the chuppah cards into the most beautiful garlands, which were strung up on the beautiful birch chuppah. I will never forget how incredible they looked, swinging in the breeze over our heads as we were married!

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black white and gold congratulations handwritten note under gold wine glass

jewish wedding ceremony couple standing under chuppah

bride and groom recessional walking under chuppah in jewish ceremony

Stay tuned for a final post on our other day-of stationery and details!

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