July 30

Paired Perfection: Wedding Dresses and Invitations

Brides often have a clear vision about specific elements of their wedding day – perhaps a favorite song that will be the couple’s first dance, or a particular specialty cocktail to be served before the reception. Whatever your vision may be, it is important to view the wedding as a whole and understand how each element works together to create an overall experience.

Today, we’re looking at how a bride can take the vision of her wedding dress, and apply it to another important tone setting element of the wedding day – wedding invitations. While many brides may dream of their dress from a young age, it’s rare to find a bride who knows exactly what style of invitations they would like. We suggest taking a cue from your wedding dress style!

We’ve matched several lovely designs from the Wedding Suite at Nordstrom to coordinating wedding invitations.

A creative or artistic bride will love this Hayley Paige Tea Length Dress. With a touch of vintage flair and a delicate floral overlay, the dress pairs well with our water color inspired Brushed Blossoms design.

Wedding Paper Divas Blog -- Brushed Blossoms Wedding Invitation and Hayley Paige Tea Length Dress


A chic bride may add a glamorous touch to her wedding with a nod to vintage elegance. The simple and clean lines of this Caroline DeVillo gown are reminiscent of this architecturally inspired Art Deco design.

Wedding Paper Divas Blog -- Deco Dreams Wedding Invitation and Caroline DeVillo Gown


When a bride wants to go back to nature for her wedding, we think soft dresses and floral details. The beautifully intricate top to this Two by Rosa Clara dress immediately made us think of delicate wildflowers. The style is perfect for an outdoor reception, particularly when paired with the Detailed Delight wedding invitation.

Wedding Paper Divas Blog -- Detailed Delight Wedding Invitation and Two by Rosa Clara Dress


Elegant romance is what comes to mind with this stunning Hayley Paige gown and shawl. Mimic the delicate lace of the shawl by pairing with the Luscious Lacing wedding invitation suite.

Wedding Paper Divas Blog -- Luscious Lacing Wedding Invitation and Hayley Paige Gown


Striking and bold, the styling for this Christian Siriano gown is both modern and whimsical. Draw inspiration from color combinations (black and white, here) and accessories to find the perfect invitation design. In this case, we love the playful typography on our True Promises wedding invitation.

Wedding Paper Divas Blog -- True Promises Wedding Invitation and Christian Siriano Dress


The online collection of dresses isn’t the full selection of wedding dresses offered by the Wedding Suites at Nordstrom. Be sure to visit an in-store location to find more dresses and receive help from a free wedding stylist (and find Wedding Paper Divas inspiration boards, catalogs, and stationery samples).



May 31

Exclusive Nordstrom Wedding Suite Stationery Collection

We’re excited to announce a hand-picked wedding stationery collection, chosen exclusively by the Wedding Suite at Nordstrom. Curated by National Bridal Director Andrea Wasserman, the trend-forward stationery picks represent the best of new wedding trends.

Wedding Paper Divas Blog -- Chalkboard Map Save the Date

Not only does Nordstrom offer exceptional service to their brides, they know that design is critical when it comes to planning a wedding. “We love stationery that reflects who they are as a couple—brilliant color, bold fonts, a chic design or a custom monogram,” said Andrea. We couldn’t agree more!

Wedding Paper Divas Blog -- Kraft Cute wedding invitation

Shop Andrea’s Picks here, or visit one of 18 Wedding Suites to see samples in person. Along with the curated collection, you can visit an in-store Nordstrom Wedding Suite to find inspiration boards, catalogs, and stationery samples.

“Seeing stationery options alongside the wedding attire completes the picture, helping couples achieve a cohesive look and feel for the entire event, from start to finish,” Andrea said. Brides visiting the exquisite Wedding Suites will be able to try on their dream dress, and find shoes, accessories, and more – even looks for the entire wedding party.

Wedding Paper Divas Blog -- Type Flourish wedding invitation

In the coming months, we’ll be sharing an in-depth look into the trends and styles, and get insight into the Wedding Suite’s own thoughts on bridal fashion. Make sure to check back on the blog for updates!