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March 26

Eye Candy: Earthy Greens

Continuing with this week’s Pantone Deep Lichen Green inspiration board, we’re falling in love with earthy greens in wedding decor. Complement your deep green wedding invitations with natural, botanical touches to complete a rustic wedding reception. We especially love the pops of green that come in the vintage wedding getaway vehicles!

Deep green wedding getaway car

Green bridal bouquet

Green wedding cake

Mr. and Mrs. Chair signs

Trolley wedding transportation

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March 20

Wedding Stationery Wednesday: Map Save the Date Cards and Magnets

A great way to personalize your wedding is to send map Save the Date cards. From designs that subtly incorporate personalized maps to styles that highlight the location of the wedding venue, these highly unique styles are custom fit to your wedding reception. Perfect for a destination wedding, these Save the Date options add a whimsical touch to the bride’s planning.

What do you think of these styles?

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Wedding Paper Divas - Save The Dates

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March 19

Eye Candy: Wedding Reception Photo Ideas

Starting with a Save the Date that incorporates photography in a fun and unique style, we’re loving these wedding day details. From table settings incorporating photos of each guest to a ceremony aisle runner that acts as a physical walk down memory lane, these five photo ideas will spark decor inspiration for your own wedding day.

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photo ceremony runner

 

 

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January 30

Introducing: DIY Printable Table Cards

Did you know DIY printable table cards are available on Wedding Paper Divas?  They’re the perfect way to tie your theme into your reception, and the best part is that they’re oh-so-easy to create. We love seeing the creative ways in which brides incorporate the cards into their table designs! We’re sharing a few of our favorite ways to DIY below.

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We have over 80 different printable table cards designs to match invitation suites, allowing brides to coordinate a cohesive and beautiful reception.

Most of our printable table cards will fit into your home printer, but we also have some great suggestions for applying your DIY creativity to them:

  • Calligraphy
  • Stamping
  • Stickers
  • Stencils
  • Cut-outs
  • Collage
  • Paper Quilling
  • Screen printing
  • Gocco printing
  • Hand Lettering
  • Cricut Machine
  • And more…

Below are the various paper types we offer and what kind of printing they’re optimized for. Something to keep in mind—some of these table cards won’t work for home printing, so the best way to figure out what will work for you is to order samples and test them out at home before purchasing.

Signature Matte: prints best on a laser printer and is not optimized for ink jet printing.

Textured Matte: prints best on an ink jet printer and is not optimized for laser printing.

Pearl White Shimmer: prints best on a laser printer and is not optimized for ink jet printing.

Premium DoubleThickMatte: too thick to run through a home printer (it’s awesomely thick!). Although we don’t offer samples of this paper, our Signature Matte is the same stock and we recommend testing a sample of our Signature Matte with a calligrapher before ordering DoubleThick™ paper.

Need a little inspiration? Here are some fun ways to DIY your table cards…

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For printing at home: Set your file using your program of preference (Microsoft Word, Adobe Illustrator, etc.) to a custom size, and set print page size to custom size. 4.56×6.18″.  You will need to use a front feeding printer.

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 Are you planning any DIY projects for your big day? Leave us a comment below!

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January 16

Valentine’s Day Gifts You’ll Love—and Love to Give!

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away and if you’re looking for a little something sweet for your better half, we’ve got some cute ways to make their heart beat just a little faster. Take a peek at our ideas below to get inspired for a Valentine’s Day they’ll not soon forget.

Valentine's Day Inspiration

1. Put Bliss on Display

Turn your favorite shot together into a cute photo gift. Put it out early somewhere in the house, or sneak it into their workspace the night before.

2. Stash Away Sweetness

Pick up your valentine’s favorite treats and hide them in their coat pocket with a little love note. A sweet surprise awaits! Image via themotherhuddle.com.

3. Make Love Last

Photo books are the ultimate in thoughtful gift giving. Browse loads of lovable designs and create a keepsake they’ll open again and again.

4. Say It Just Right

The perfect greeting card can convey so much more than words. Find a card that speaks their love language, from funny and romantic to something oh-so-suggestive.

5. Hit a Home Run

Baseball may be in the off-season, but hiding tickets to your honey’s favorite band, game or destination will surely hit a home run.

6. Focus on the Details

Steal your sweetie’s car and take it in for the works—a full detail and cleaning (or even a new stereo system?) will definitely make it a February 14th to remember. Image via Pinterest.

 

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December 12

DIY Favor Inspiration: Macaron Favor Box

When we hear the words “Parisian” and “pastels” the first thing that comes to mind is macarons (of course!). Here’s a lovely, elegant DIY idea for your favors if you’re planning a French flair affair. Wrap your favors up pretty with a simple clear box and a bit of ribbon. Your guests will love (and love to eat) this sweet, delicate treat.

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July 17

Designer Spotlight: Meet Arti Anand of Zoya Couture

Learn how designs come to life as Arti Anand walks us through the creative process at ZOYA Couture

Behind every design is a story. When working with recent clients Amy and Jatinder, Arti was challenged with creating an invitation that was reflective of the romantic, vintage and rustic affair to be held at Driftwood Farm, while tying in South Asian design elements that are typically bolder and more colorful. To create the perfect suite, Arti began creating an inspiration board of outdoor wedding decor, floral elements, and Indian bridal wear. Sketching out ideas for the layout, she combined the base circular motif of her “Secret Garden” design with curves draping the card—much the way assorted linens and lights are used in weddings. Translating the hand-sketched designs into graphic illustrations, she completed the layout in a large square paper folio suite—one that the bride loved.

Have a look at the gorgeous couple this invitation was created for by visiting ZOYA Couture’s Facebook page. Then, check out the entire exclusive Zoya Couture Collection for Wedding Paper Divas. Plus, make sure to join us this Thursday for a Facebook live chat with Arti as she answers questions about Indian wedding etiquette, design and more!

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March 15

Enter our Design Your Dream Day Contest on Pinterest!

Thanks for entering, the contest is now closed. Want to see the winning entry? View the board.

Are you as big a fanatic of Pinterest as we are? We know you’re already using it to create your dream wedding Boards, so why not win a little something while you’re at it!? How’s a $300 Wedding Paper Divas gift certificate sound?

Here’s how to enter…

  • Follow Wedding Paper Divas on Pinterest.
  • Choose your favorite bride/wedding style from the following: classic/traditional, DIY, modern, romantic, rustic or vintage. You can view our corresponding boards for inspiration.
  • Create a new Board on your Pinterest account—be sure the board name contains the style you’ve selected.
  • Complete your dream wedding board by Pinning original images (no Repins) that support your style category. This can be everything from shoes to flowers—whatever you want!
  • Your board should include at least one pinned card or invitation from our site: weddingpaperdivas.com.
  • Boards will be judged based on originality (again, no Repins please), how well the theme is captured and overall aesthetic and cohesiveness.
  • Entries must be submitted via this form and received by 8:59 am (PT) on April 11, 2012. The grand prize winner will be announced April 18, 2012.
  • For more information, see the official rules and details.

Don’t have a Pinterest account? Request an invitation.  If you don’t receive your invitation after two days, email us at WPDivas@gmail.com and we’ll send you an invite within five business days.

We can’t wait to see what makes up your dream wedding day!

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October 13

Give Me French Inspiration by Diann Valentine

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

With my growing schedule of appearances, speaking engagements and interaction with my fellow event professionals more than ever, I have grown increasingly bored with event design as a whole.  I keep showing up hoping to be moved, inspired or enlightened by someone or something but to no avail. So when a last-minute invitation from a friend came to spend a few days in Paris for Fashion Week, I expeditiously cleared my schedule, packed my bags and gave my husband a long kiss goodbye in search of something new. Few cities evoke such a distinctive experience like Paris. An exciting mix of historical architecture, haute couture fashions, delectable desserts and an overwhelming jult of raw sexuality. Paris stimulated my senses with such emotional overload leaving me full of respect for the French and renewed inspiration.

National Academy of Music!

Concorde Square Fountain!

St. Marie Madeleine

The Business of Vendome Place!


Laduree’—Home of the Original Macaroon!


Entrance into Lychee Henri IV—Location of Kanye West Show!

Give Me Fantasy…

The Viktor & Rolf show was my favorite of the weekend likely because of their generous use of color and whimsical drama in their latest collection.  Strong color blocking, cut-outs and ribbon details paired with feminine full skirts of tulle graced the runway.  It was easy to drool over the haute couture fashions but I watched tablecloths, custom tent draping, floral centerpieces and topiaries float on by as I felt chills run down my spine thinking of all of the ways that this collection would inspire some of my upcoming projects.

Read the rest of Diann’s post by visiting the Project Love Blog.

Keep spreading the love,

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