Invitations & Stationery

January 26

New Wedding Stationery Collection by Justina Blakeney

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!

justina blakeney wedding paper divas invitation on plate with matching suite and gold envelope

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.

succulents table scape with green plates and cactus

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?)

justina blakeney wedding stationery collection

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

justina blakeney headshots for wedding paper divas stationery


March 7

Wedding Stationery Wednesday: Rustic Charm

If you’re dreaming of mason jars, wildflowers and wood grain, these rustic wedding stationery picks are bound to set your heart beating just a little bit faster.


December 2

Accepting What We Deserve On “I Do Over” from 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.

Working with Tasha and Wes Owen was an exceptional joy. Wes’ nervousness at the altar that caused him to faint during their ceremony had a devastating effect on Tasha. I was expecting her disappointment from experiencing this unforeseen and unpreventable disaster. However, I also observed how it seemed to seal her belief that she was un-deserving of a glorious wedding. Tasha has spent her adult life proudly taking care of her husband and her children; which has been her sole focus in life. During our time together, I was amazed at how challenging it was for her to accept all of the good things that were happening. She consistently repeated that she did not deserve all of this which was disturbing for me.  As women, we ALL deserve the perfect wedding—however we define that. Furthermore, I believe that we deserve to be loved beyond measure, pampered, spoiled and taken care of just like we take care of our families.  So my experience with Tasha was an ‘Aha’ moment for me—a moment when I realized that some women can be so beat up by life that they stop dreaming, stop believing and stop hoping for a better tomorrow. My hope is that you watched the end credits of this episode declaring that you too deserve all of the best that life has to offer and if you will only B-E-L-I-E-V-E good things still happen to good people.

Here are a few of my favorite moments from this week’s episode that you may have missed:

This was my favorite ‘Surprise Day’ look even though I initially fought Jason Sky about it! And the Guiseppe Zanotti kicks were fab!

We used this fabulous birdcage from Rrivreworks and placed an Opera singer inside of it during the ceremony… so ethereal!

I so did not want to give Jason Sky and Autumn Clarke back this Alexander McQueen dress!

I loved the intimate ceremony area that included a mixture of furnishings from Arte de Mexico and some of my favorite chair covers from Wildflower Linens!

Our florist Jackie Combs created an amazing fairytale forest for the Owen’s thanks to the thousands of flowers we received from 1-800-FLOWERS!

Wildflower Linens created so many custom tablecloths and chair accents to bring this fairytale wedding reception to life! Photo by Mike Colon.

We penned our own love story depicting the Owen’s love and printed them on my Perfect Peonies Wedding Stationery Collection! Photo by Mike Colon.\

We also presented Tasha and Wes with a commemorative invitation from my Perfect Peonies Wedding Stationery Collection to mark the occasion!

Read the rest of this fantastic post on Diann’s blog, Project Love.

Keep spreading the love,


September 19

Bride’s Diary: 251 Days to Go

Wedding Paper Divas is bursting with staff grooms and brides-to-be who are currently planning their weddings. We’re happy to share their stories with you as a part of this fun feature!

Yes, I know… that is still quite a bit of time left to plan. But I refuse to leave things til the last minute. Granted, that may mean a little extra stress the entire time leading up to the wedding, but I am hoping this planning will help avoid the crazy crunch right before the big day.

Since I last wrote, we have almost booked a singer for our ceremony, a dj, a classic car to take us to our venue and our honeymoon hotels. The final agreements are dropping into place, and then we can move on to all the little details. By far one of the most exciting advancements in our planning comes in the form of our save the dates and invitations. Tonight we will place our order for stationery… and here is what we picked:

The colors couldn’t be more perfect with our theme, and I love the whimsical and artistic feeling of the dots.

For a girl who lives and breathes shoes (and spent the last 7 years working in the shoe industry), finding the perfect wedding shoes was a top priority. Not too traditional, not too crazy. Not too outrageously priced, not too cheap. Not too high, not too low. Truly the Goldie Locks story in full effect. Well, I am happy to share with you what I decided on:

Leave it to eBay to come to the rescue! These shoes are the perfect amount of dazzle, but the gradating color really is something I have never seen before. One more thing to check off the list!

We are already planning our next trip to LA over Thanksgiving. We’ll be shooting our second round of engagement photos, meeting the dj and singer and transporting all our fun DIY projects down there (we haven’t started making them yet, but I am counting on having lots done by late November). I am sure we will find a way to pack a ton more into our trip… we always do! Stay tuned…

Meet Jessica

Jessica and Dan met nearly 7 years ago on Myspace. (Remember Myspace?) It took weeks of contemplation until they decided to finally meet… and I guess you could say the rest was history. After discovering their mutual shoe addiction, surviving countless Thanksgiving family meals together and three apartment/house moves later—they are officially ready to tie the knot.

Jessica and Dan are getting married May 27, 2012 at Malibou Lake Mountain Club in Los Angeles.


November 10

Thermography Bridal Shower Invitations: Wedding Stationery Wednesday

Looking for a luxurious way to celebrate your bride-to-be? Our stunning Thermography Collection bridal shower invitations offer a chic and timeless way to gather everyone together in her honor.

By heating traditional wet ink with a powder compound, stationer William Arthur creates these beautiful invites with printing that rises off the paper to simulate the refined look of engraving—aren’t they gorgeous?

If you fall in love with a particular design but aren’t in love with the available colors, don’t fret. We offer custom color options for all of our invites, and the best part is customization is free for a limited time—so don’t delay your stationery shopping!


July 14

Wedding Stationery Wednesday: Bridal Shower Invitations

Whether you’re planning a casual luncheon, cocktail party or day at the spa, you’ll be sure to find the perfect way to honor the bride-to-be with our sweet selection of bridal shower invitations. With so many gorgeous designs, I thought you could use a little help getting started! Here are some of my favorite designs from our Signature Collection and Thermography Collection that will help you shower the engaged couple in style.

Scattered Showers Thermography Bridal Shower Invitation

Cute Calligraphy Signature Bridal Shower Invitation

Simple Bouquet Thermography Bridal Shower Invitation

Lucky Umbrella Signature Bridal Shower Invitation

Rose Ring Signature Wedding Invitation

Tiered Cake Thermography Bridal Shower Invitation

Modern Marigolds Signature Bridal Shower Invitation

Classy Cocktail Signature Bridal Shower Invitation