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.
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!
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,
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…
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.
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!
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.
One of the things I enjoy most about working in the wedding stationery industry is learning about interesting ways couples accent their invitations with personal style. If you’re looking to do just that, take a look at these chic new custom options from Wedding Paper Divas!
Pocket Fold Enclosures from Envelopments are a gorgeous way to add style to your invitations. Available for all of our Signature Collection wedding invitations with 5 × 7, 5.25 × 5.25 or 4 × 9 dimensions, these enclosures bundle your wedding suite together in a chic way, making them as practical as they are stylish.
Layered cards offer another elegant way to dress up your wedding invitations. Available with any 5 x 7 invitation, layered cards are an easy way to add depth and delight to your wedding stationery with a splash of color. Plus, aside from being chic, they’re full of DIY fun!
People seem to love our post about wedding invitations inspired by children’s books—and with good reason! If there’s book, cartoon, movie or even TV show that you and your future spouse both adored in your childhood, it can serve as the ideal inspiration for your upcoming event.
Check out a few of these fresh ideas for your wedding stationery inspired by children’s books.
Alice in Wonderland
This childhood classic is perfect for a tea party bridal shower or an elegant (but whimsical!) affair. Image the possibilities! You could even have roses half-painted red…
Classic Winnie the Pooh
Classic Pooh blends charming childhood memories with a sweet artistic style your friends will love even today. You can hand out homemade honey pots as favors and create your own Hundred Acre Wood for the ceremony.
I’ve always loved Mary Poppins—partly for her magic powers and partly for her no-nonsense way of getting things done. Umbrellas make the ideal accessories for a Mary Poppins theme, along with classic cameos and trinkets full of Victorian style.
Madeline was the quintessential precocious French girl who inspired dreams of travel and adventure even in the youngest of children. That makes her perfect as the theme behind any destination wedding planned for Paris!
Take a look at Wedding Paper Divas exclusive new collection from celebrity wedding designer and event planner Diann Valentine! Diann Valentine is the creative mastermind behind the weddings of Usher, Toni Braxton, Kelis, Lela Rochon and Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman. The stationery designs from Diann’s collection reflect her distinct aesthetic, which includes the use of bold colors and modern motifs inspired by her love for natural wonders of the world. The designs are truly unique and would be perfect for the bride that wants to make a statement with her wedding stationery. Here are our favorites!
View the entire Diann Valentine collection!
When budgeting for wedding stationery, one thing that many brides-to-be forget to think about is calligraphy. If you can afford it, calligraphy can add style and grace to many your stationery pieces including your wedding invitations, place cards, favors and more.
If calligraphy is something you are considering for your event, then we recommend you check out The Knot’s guide to 18 different calligraphy styles. This will help you decide which forms best reflect you.