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March 20

Real Wedding: Kari & Jay

This week’s Real Wedding is the beautiful celebration of Kari and Jay which took place at Burlington Country Club in Burlington, Vermont.

The couple wanted a classic, simple, but more importantly, fun wedding. The couple live in Burlington and wanted their friends and family to enjoy their beautiful city.

Photos courtesy of: Portraits Gallery

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February 28

Real Winter Wedding: Megan & Tommy – Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe

This week’s Real Wedding is the beautiful celebration of Megan and Tommy, held at PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn in Lake Tahoe, CA. Two feet of snow had fallen the weekend before the wedding, making for a beautiful winter backdrop. The couple spends every weekend possible in Lake Tahoe together in the winter so the location was the perfect place for their wedding celebration.

The wedding ceremony was a quick 25 minutes outdoor setting, with classic Christmas tunes playing in the background. They served their guests hot chocolate, coffee and tea along with hand warmers and shawls to keep them warm. Unique touches like cones full of biodegradable snow was placed on all the aisle seats to throw at the end of the ceremony which made it very fun and playful for their guests. To keep warm the bridesmaids wore Uggs and Sorel boots under their long gowns.

Photos courtesy of: Toki Cavener

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November 28

Real Wedding: Amanda & Brett

This week’s Real Wedding is the beautiful celebration of Amanda and Brett, held at Edgewood Tahoe, Lake Tahoe, CA. The couple met while working for the San Jose Sharks hockey team, and as a gift they received a signed jersey from all the players and coaches.
 
Photos courtesy of: Magical Moment Productions
 
Makeup Artist: Camille Goldston
 

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November 12

Eye Candy: Rustic Wedding

Following our rustic wedding inspiration board, we’re dreaming of some exciting ways to incorporate this outdoorsy theme into your wedding day. We love the idea of pairing Pantone, fall hues with rustic elements such as burlap and charming country décor. Carry the theme through with complementay wedding invitations and stylish save the dates to keep the theme consistent.

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October 31

Real Wedding: Stacey & Matt

This week’s Real Wedding is the beautiful celebration of Stacey & Matt, held at Holy Cross Hungarian Roman Catholic Church in Detroit, MI. The reception was held at St. Mary’s Cultural & Banquet Center.

Stacey is 5’3″, likes exercising for the purpose of being able to eat more later, and enjoys electric heater-side chats that don’t make you smell smoky like fire does. She has a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology, has completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan, and currently resides in the greater Los Angeles area where she is completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Southern California. She enjoys pointing out how much nicer the weather is in California compared to Michigan.

Matt (Nickname Nemo) is 6’7″, loves being asked about his height and affinity for playing basketball, ducking doorways, and getting things for others off of high shelves. He also loves sarcasm. Nemo currently is a physical therapist at All-Pro Physical Therapy in Livonia, MI, by day, and crime fighter at night (when he doesn’t fall asleep on the couch too early while watching The Walking Dead).

They met like any normal, common couple meets: in a cold, damp room in the basement of Scott hall – the air filled with the sweet scent of formaldehyde – over cadavers in anatomy lab of the Wayne State University Physical Therapy program.

Photos courtesy of: ToAmaze Wedding Photography

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September 19

Etiquette Chat with Martha Stewart Weddings

Searching for answers to your wedding day etiquette questions? Join us next Tuesday for a live Facebook chat with the fantastic etiquette experts from Martha Stewart Weddings. Get ready to ask your questions on stationery wording, ceremony programs, wedding websites, and more.

What: Live Facebook Chat with Wedding Paper Divas & Martha Stewart Weddings
When: Tuesday, September 24 from 1-2 p.m. (EST); 10-11 a.m. (PST)
Where: Martha Stewart Weddings Facebook page

Everyone who participates will receive 10 free stationery samples and will be entered for a chance to win one of three prizes from Wedding Paper Divas—including a $500 gift certificate! See the official rules and details here.

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August 27

Ask Etta: Multi-Faith Weddings

Elaine asks…

I come from a traditional Catholic background and my fiancé is Indian. How do we find an invite that melds both of our cultures and what is the best way to word our invitation to tell guests that we will be celebrating both our faiths?

Wedding Paper Divas Blog - Multi-Faith Weddings

Etta says…

Wording your invitation can definitely be tricky depending on who is hosting the wedding and what kind of ceremony you will be having. For multi-faith wedding invites, I have three suggestions depending on how traditional each family is and how the wedding day events will be organized.

1.       When in doubt keep it simple.

When two families are coming together, find wedding invitations that represents the two of you, your style and your story. Use the enclosure cards to let guests know the details of your wedding events (i.e. what time of the day you might be having a Sangeet or Mehndi or if you are planning on blending both traditions in one ceremony).

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2.       Send separate invitations for separate ceremonies.

If you are holding two separate ceremonies on your wedding day or weekend, it is best to send out two invites that represent those events. For instance, send a traditional Indian wedding invitation to those attending your Indian Ceremony and a Catholic invite for those attending your Catholic Ceremony. This solution eliminates the possibility of offending either side of the family and gives you an opportunity to celebrate and unite both cultures.

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3.       Ask our Professional Design Team for help.

Our design consultants work one-on-one with brides every day. They are here to help you customize your invitation so that you can have the wedding of your dreams. One solution they can offer is to forego the back design for an identical front design. This way you can use the traditional wording for each faith on either side of your invitation. *The double-sided invitation is by special request only and cannot be done on every invitation design.

I hope this helps, Elaine!

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Have an etiquette question for Etta? Email us at blog@weddingpaperdivas.com and she’ll post an answer for you.

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August 5

Personalized Seating Charts

Creating a seating chart for your wedding reception is a tough job. But once you’ve figured out how to match up your tables and navigate any potential drama between guests, it’s on to the fun part!

In addition to place cards and table cards, it’s become common for brides to show a bit of personality when directing guests to their seats.

Wedding Paper Divas Blog -- Trellis Seating Chart

We created an easy and creative DIY for brides looking for the perfect outdoor-inspired seating chart. Using a picture frame, crisscross chains to create your base. Wind ivy (hint: use silk foliage for a more durable effect) to cover the chains, creating a trellised look within the picture frame.

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Punch a hole into the corner of each place card, and string through with a coordinated ribbon. Tie each place card to your trellis to complete the look. We recommend helping your guests locate their seats by keeping the place cards in alphabetical order.

Need more inspiration? Check out more DIY reception seating chart ideas for a range of wedding themes:

For an elegant yet crafty look, pair a gorgeous picture frame with a chalkboard inspired seating chart. Don’t worry, this DIY won’t have you painstakingly printing each name – the project uses a printable template.

Wedding Paper Divas Blog -- Chalkboard and Vintage Frame Seating Chart

We love a seating chart that gets guests involved, and this puzzle piece setup is bound to have your guests talking. Each guest gets a piece of the puzzle to complete the picture with their table.

Wedding Paper Divas Blog -- Photo Puzzle Seating Chart

For any wordsmith brides out there, a crossword puzzle seating chart is a must-have. The name of each wedding guest is creatively presented in this format. It may take work to organize the layout, but the final result is stunning.

Wedding Paper Divas Blog -- Crossword Seating Chart

Sweet and simple, this rustic heart seating chart is a cheerful way to direct guests to their seats.

Wedding Paper Divas Blog -- Rustic Hearts Seating Chart

A wedding is really all about families coming together, after all! Evoke this sentiment with a family tree-inspired seating chart.

Wedding Paper Divas Blog -- Family Tree Seating Chart

The unique style of this seating chart adds a lot of personality! While the idea may be fun, be conscious of guests who may not be able to follow their line of string – you may want a backup seating chart, just in case!

Wedding Paper Divas Blog -- Graphic String Seating Chart

Vintage inspired brides can take a page out of this book – or perhaps a plate out of the cupboard. Scour thrift stores for mismatched china, and write out your seating chart on vintage plates.

Wedding Paper Divas Blog -- Vintage Plates Seating Chart

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July 11

Real Weddings: Adrienne & Matthew

Today’s Real Wedding features the country destination wedding of Adrienne and Matthew, which was held at Sampson’s Hollow in Walland, TN. With the majority of their guest coming from Indiana (groom’s side) and South Carolina (bride’s side), they wanted a place where they could all meet in the middle to celebrate.

Photos courtesy of A. K. Vogel Photography

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June 17

Pantone Samba Inspiration Board

For the expressive and dramatic couple, Pantone Samba is the perfect wedding color. When tempered with sleek black and white, this vibrant, crimson hue makes a bold and stylish statement.

  pantone samba inspiration

L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Striped Affair invitation, TablescapeBridesmaidsShoesBoutonniereDessert Table

 

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