We are swooning over the new wedding stationery collection by Justina Blakeney for Wedding Paper Divas. Justina is a designer, artist and blogger who brings her passion for color, patterns and plants to this collection. Read on to find out more about the collection and what inspired these fabulous designs from Justina herself!
I’ve always been a free spirit. Ever since I was a little curly headed ragamuffin I’ve loved to paint with watercolors, play with leaves and flowers, and explore the beauty of my surroundings. When Jason and I shared our vows three years ago, we got married in a park here in Los Angeles, surrounded by palm trees, loved ones and really great vibes. I have taken that spirit—that feeling, and done my best to infuse it into this new collection for Wedding Paper Divas.
As a designer and the editor of a daily design blog, every day I am searching high and low for inspiration to share. One thing I love about this collection is that much of it was born in unexpected places.
The Alluring Agave design started as a happy accident when I snapped a photo of leftover flowers after a photo shoot. A pile of cut tulips and garden roses happened to be sitting haphazardly on a dark cotton cloth and the contrast of the blooms on the dark background struck a chord. I shared the photo on Instagram and received and amazing response—and BOOM my #BloomsOnBlack series was born! Now it’s so fun to see that concept re-purposed as a wedding invitation that feels both composed and calm, laid-back and luxurious.
Travel also plays a big role in my aesthetic and some of these designs were born on the road. I always carry a little portable watercolor set with me in my purse, and I painted the banana-leaf pattern while in New York for a wedding, sitting at a cafe, thinking about home. The Bohemian Bride design was painted on a whirlwind of a trip to New Orleans (can you hear the jazz playing?)
My mother always told me that the most important thing to look for in a spouse is the ability to grow together. So with that sentiment, I give you tiny (yet growing!) palm tree motifs, paintings of the alluring agave plants, thriving banana leaves, and romantic a garden roses with the hope that I might be able to bring a little bit of joy, playfulness and feelings of abundance and growth to your celebration. Mazel Tov!
Shop the rest of the collection here: Justina Blakeney for Wedding Paper Divas