Royal Wedding

November 10

Royal Winter Wedding Inspiration Board

The royal blue color and regal design of this invitation inspired today’s winter wedding board. Rich blue hues combined with luxurious fabrics and ornate gold accents create a majestic ambiance.      

royal winter wedding

L to R:  Wedding Paper Divas Heraldic Crest party invitation, Centerpiece, Cake, Rock Candy Favors, Tablesetting,  Bridesmaids

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August 4

Royal Wedding Inspiration Board

Obsessed with Kate and William’s wedding and all things classic and refined? Today’s inspiration board takes cues from the regal elegance of the royal wedding and incorporates simplified, modern touches that make it easy to make your own. 

royal wedding inspiration board

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April 29

The Royal Wedding Recap

The Wedding Paper Divas office is all a buzz this morning with chatter about the Royal Wedding, including everyone’s thoughts on Kate Middleton’s gown! We wanted to bring you a recap of some of the stylish highlights from the Royal Wedding and our review.

Our staffers all loved the stunning dress by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. Some comments were that it should have had more of a wow-factor, while other’s thought it was just lovely. We think it was a perfect choice to honor Alexander McQueen at the Royal Wedding and the dress was subtly regal, beautifully understated and feminine. Everything from the long lace sleeves to the transparent ivory silk tulle veil was simple and elegant. It was appropriate for Kate, who looked comfortable and at ease, and most importantly, it didn’t outshine her natural beauty. Kate also wore hand-made ivory duchess satin shoes designed by the team at McQueen.

Kate is rumored to have done her own make-up and we think it was absolutley flawless! It looked so natural and elegant and true to herself. Her nails were painted in a combination of Essie Allure and Bourjois Rose Lounge, sheer pale pinks.

On to the exquisite jewels!  Kate’s platinum and diamond halo tiara was Cartier, lent to her by the Queen. Her Robinson Pelham diamond earrings were a pear-shaped diamond set drop and a pave-set diamond acorn in the center, a personal gift from her parents for her wedding day.

Kate’s bouquet was created by floral designer Shane Connolly. Each flower used, including myrtle, lily-of-the-valley and hyacinth, had a special signficnace to royal tradition, the Royal Family and the Middleton family. Kate even chose to include “sweet William” blooms, to honor her new husband.

What are your reactions to the Kate’s wedding day style? Leave a comment below!

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April 29

Royal Wedding Fever: Rant or Rave

As you can probably imagine, the Wedding Paper Divas headquarters has been buzzing with royal wedding talk lately. The invitations. The dress. The prince! So we want to hear from our fans—did you tune in to watch Kate Middleton say “I do” to Prince William? Were you overtaken with royal wedding fever? Rant or rave!

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March 11

1,900 Wedding Invitations: Rant or Rave

1,900 wedding invitations were sent out two weeks ago for the royal wedding of Prince William to his Catherine Middleton. That is a significant amount more than our average engaged couples send out, so we posted it to our Facebook page and asked fans, how many people are on your guest list? Here are some of the responses…

300! And thats seems crazy to me!” -Lena D.

We are sending out to most people even though we know they probably can’t make it to our destination wedding, and we are still only sending to about 50-60 tops!” -Stephanie G

150 but wishing it could be less.” -Angela R.

2 – Me and Him. Ha!” -Deetria F.

Were trying to cut down our 400 invite list!” -Crystal V.

356. (gulp).” -Monica R.

37…I am in AWE of all of you ladies with such huge guest lists.” -Jennifer H.

We’ve invited 100 people with just 65 invitations!” -Cara M.

What do you think about the 1,900+ royal wedding guest list? How many guests are you inviting to your wedding? Do extravagant guest lists make you want to rant or rave?

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February 22

Eye Candy: Wedding Hats Fit for a Princess

Rumor has it that couture hat designer Philip Treacy will be designing hats for the wedding party at the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Treacy has outfitted starlets like Sarah Jessica Parker in the past, and Middleton herself is said to be a big fan of his work.

Here are a few samples of his artistic hat designs. Do you think wedding hats will be a big hit after the royal nuptials? After the wave of brides who followed in the footsteps of Princess Di in the early 1908s, we don’t think a Princess Kate craze will be too far behind…

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