Pearls

December 19

A Chic Purple Winter Wedding

We are overjoyed to be showcasing this adorable, vintage wedding with you all.

Melissa and Mike held their December wedding at The Mansion At Valley Country Club, in Baltimore Maryland. This mansion was built in the 1800s, and has since been renovated when former NFL star, Art Donovan, purchased the property. This venue offers gorgeous fireplaces, elegant chandeliers, a grand Victorian staircase, stunning oil paintings, a sport’s bar, and even an old cocktail room. What more could newlyweds ask for?

This winter wedding has beautiful, deep purple hues paired with soft shades of grey. Their special day is traditional and oh so elegant. We are swooning over all of the twinkly lights and dangling chandeliers. But we especially love the fun modern twist, near the end of their wedding!

 

Photography Credit: Eastport Photography

purple and white wedding invitations for winter wedding

bride in sweetheart shaped wedding dress holding a purple and white baby's breath wedding flower bouquet

blonde bride with 1940s wedding veil on her head

bridesmaids holding white flowers during a winter wedding

bride and groom exchanging vows under twinkly lights

bride and groom standing in front of old victorian house

groom and bride hugging at winter wedding outside under big oak trees

chandelier glowing in the night

chandelier hanging above a bride and groom

hilarious newlyweds dancing at their wedding reception making all their guests laugh and cheer

bride standing with a group of girlfriends at her wedding reception having a beer

new bride hugging her father on the dance floor at her wedding

elegant white wedding cake with a P initial on it for their monogram

purple Converse shoes for the wedding party

wedding exit where bride and groom leave with glow sticks from wedding guests

Vendors

Venue: The Mansion at Valley Country Club

DJ: Frank Marsden IV / Friendly Entertainment

Florist:  Connie Clark / Violets Florist

Hair and Makeup Artists: Haute Wheels

Transportation: Z Best Limousines

 

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January 13

Style Swoon: The Black and White Shoe

We’re starting a chic new series to highlight the Wedding Paper Divas blog team’s bridal fashion favorites! Check back every Friday to see our latest style lusts and more.

Black and white is such a classic pairing that we’d venture to say it’ll never go out of style. So when we laid eyes on these amazing Nicholas Kirkwood shoes (can you even still call them shoes when they are this incredible??), we just knew they would be stunning for a dramatic black and white affair.

Just imagine the reaction when your guests get a look at those pearls peeking out from your dress!

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July 28

Classic Wedding Inspiration Board

Inspired by Don Draper and the classic sophistication of the Mad Men era? Today’s black and white wedding theme captures that timeless elegance with a slightly modern flair.

classic wedding inspiration board

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September 13

DIY Wedding Invitation and Save the Date Embellishments

Wedding Paper Divas makes it super easy to completely customize your wedding invitations suite with unique colors, custom text and extra add-ons like layered cards and pocket fold enclosures. If you’re looking for a bit of extra sparkle on top of your personalized wedding stationery, however, these easy DIY tips are perfect for you.

Here’s how to get started adding rhinestones, pearls and other easy DIY embellishments to your save the date cards and wedding invitations.

Supplies

  • Your favorite Wedding Paper Divas designs (we used our Stylish Sweetheart save the date card, our Engagement Rings save the date card and our Traditional Frame wedding invitations)
  • Adhesive gems, rhinestones, pearls—anything you’d like to add to your stationery to give it a little extra sparkle! You can find these at any craft store.

DIY Idea One: Rhinestone Embellishments

I absolutely love this one—how perfect does the rhinestone look as the diamond in the engagement ring on these save the date cards? We bought adhesive rhinestones at the craft store, so we literally just stuck them on in the appropriate place and our cards were ready to ship.

DIY Idea Two: Pearl Embellishments

The key to all of these embellishment projects is to enhance—not overwhelm—the existing design elements. We love the way these tiny pearls accent this elegant wedding invitation design.

DIY Idea Three: Metallic Dimensional Embellishments

If you’re looking for a more modern embellishment, skip the sparkle and use these metallic baubles instead. The sleek style of these little beads is almost industrial, so a well placed little gem can instantly boost the chic factor of your save the dates.

Which look is your favorite? Do you have any other DIY embellishment ideas to share? Leave a comment and let us know!

Did you try out this DIY project at home? Send photos to blog@weddingpaperdivas.com and we’ll be happy to feature your handiwork!

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April 22

Inspiration Board: Vintage Pink and Gray

Today’s inspiration board combines a sophisticated color palette with classy elements like pearls, lace, and luxe fabrics, to create a subtle vintage-inspired theme. Understated gray and silver perfectly compliment bright accents in various shades of pink. Take a look at these pretty ideas!

L to R: Vintage inspired bride and bridesmaids, Wedding Paper Divas Antique Lace wedding invitation, Silver gray tables and chairs, Wedding cake with peonies and ribbon, Houston Silver Clutch, Grey Pearls Brooch Pink bouquet

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April 16

Classic Pearls

When I was a little girl, my mother always told me that I would wear the pearls that she wore on her wedding day on mine.  This was always a fact and never an option. It was so set in stone that from the moment I began dress shopping my mother would always ask, “How would this look with my pearl necklace?”

For a while I was bitter that I had to wear these pearls. I felt that they were old fashioned. However, looking back, I am glad I made my mother happy by wearing her necklace.

What do you think about pearls? Do you think pearls are outdated or do you think they can be part of a stylish event?

While I may have once thought they were antiquated, I am now convinced that with a little creativity and smart sensibility, pearls can be part of a classic and beautiful wedding. See for yourself. Below are some great ideas that we found around the web:

Pearl Engagement Ring

Stylish Pearl Bracelet

Modern Pearl Wedding Cake

Pearl Centerpieces

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