This week’s Real Wedding features college sweethearts Alpa & Kavit and their stunning Chicago celebration.
After dating for a few years Kavit surprised Alpa with a romantic rose petal and candle proposal at her apartment in Pennsylvania. Once it came time to plan the wedding the couple decided they wanted to have a fairly traditional wedding to honor their parents, but put a personal spin on it.
Their venue, The Stonegate in Chicago, IL was transformed with deep purples, gold, and pops of maroon and red to create a utterly romantic setting, featuring traditional Indian colors.
Photographer: Suzy Brown capture their breathtaking day of events. Take a peek!
Fun Fact: Each tier of their cake was decorated with memorable words – ranging from their favorite restaurant to the place they met, and everything in between.
Whether you’re looking to add airs and graces to your wedding stationery suite or more of a handcrafted shabby chic feel, our circle gift tags and ribbon will tickle you and your wedding guests pink. Here are two easy ways to add simple embellishments that add to your love story.
For this DIY, you will need thick ribbon, an envelopment and a circle gift tag. Style tip: Your circle gift tag selection will depend on where it’s being used. Here it is closing up your wedding stationery suite. In other places, you may choose a simple monogram for the gift tag.
Get the Look:
After you’ve enclosed all the wedding invite essentials within the envelopment, cut a long piece of ribbon.
Wrap the ribbon around the envelopment and place the circle gift tag over the ribbon and the envelopment to seal it. Ta da!
DIY #2: Gift Tags, Ribbon & Favor Boxes
For this DIY, you can choose thick or thin ribbon or both. The world is your oyster! You’ll also need favor boxes and gift tag stickers.
Get the Look:
1. After you have enclosed your delightful favor within the box, cut a piece of ribbon to wrap around the box. The stylish possiblities here are endless: you can double wrap, use two different ribbon colors and different sizes as well.
2. You can choose to tie the ribbon in an elegant bow, or add a gift tag—a circle or square will both do nicely—to seal the deal. Most importantly, remember that good things come in small packages.
We’re very excited to add another elegant DIY dimension to Wedding Paper Divas—ribbons! Since you’re preparing to tie the knot, why not literally tie them around your wedding invitations, favors and gifts—oh my.
Whether you’re inspired to create a bold accent or more of a refined embellishment, our ribbons will add a lush layer to your wedding theme. They make a charming statement, go the extra mile, a decadent piѐce de résistance, if you will.
Now that you’ve been introduced to ribbons, stay tuned for future DIY posts on how to incorporate this graceful style with your big day. The possibilities are sophisticated, romantic and oh so je ne sais quoi.
The ever-chic team at BHLDN put together this inspiration board for us, and it perfectly captures this week’s theme of a modern wedding. Classic black and white decor and attire are accented by blush pink details and pops of silver sparkle.
Planning a fall wedding? Take a cue from our Pantone Aluminum Inspiration Board and set the tone for an elegant affair, which begins with your save the date cards. Aluminum—one of Pantone’s Top 10 Colors for Fall 2014—carries solid weight as a sophisticated silvery shade.
A cross between gray and silver, it adds an understated polish that will catch the eye—as any save the date card should do—and allows the bride and groom to be the stars. This futuristic neutral will shine, maintain its steely edge or establish a timeless mood as needed. From small details to large swashes, Aluminum hints at the wedding to come and opens to the possibilities of artful combinations in the suite that follows.
With much anticipation and excitement, we are proud (and slightly giddy) to announce BHLDN’s exclusively designed collection for Wedding Paper Divas. Think feminine details mixed with graphic elements and bold florals for a truly swoon-worthy collection.
We asked the BHLDN designers a few questions to let us in on the inspiration behind their romantic collection, and unsurprisingly we fell even more in love.