Save the Dates

June 30

Epic Surprise Proposal Ideas in San Francisco

Today, we are swooning over this surprise proposal in San Francisco! If you are into sunset photography, these heartfelt pictures will make you weak in the knees. Luke took Leah to Bernal Heights to ask for her hand in marriage. Little did she know, her family was awaiting the surprise, just around the corner.

Luke and Leah did an engagement session the following day up in the Redwoods. If you and your better half have made it official as well, make sure to send out your sweet save the dates for all of your family and friends to see!

Photography Credit: Sidney Morgan

couple walking in SF park

surprise poposal engagement

sunset proposal in SF

family greeting daughter after her surprise poposal

family on a hill hugging

newly engaged couple hugging on SF hill

couple kissing

hand in an ariel shot of a big city


After their epic surprise proposal, these two had an adorable sunset engagement session with their Bay Area photographer along the coast:

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beach engagement photography

engagement photography on a seaside cliff

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engagement ring during photo session

Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!


April 22

Weekend Sale – 30% off Save the Dates

Are you recently engaged? You’re in luck! Wedding Paper Divas has a great sale on save-the-dates. Share the big day with your friends and family and put those beautiful engagement pictures on of these lovely designs. Whether you’re looking for fun coasters, cool magnets or sophisticated cards, Wedding Paper Divas has a style and choice for you.

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March 26

Romantic Spring Wedding Proposal Ideas

Today, we are swooning over this adorable wedding proposal! This styled shoot is thoughtful, detailed, and full of romance. If you are hoping to get engaged to your better half, these wedding proposal ideas should help with some fun inspiration.

These pastel colors are timeless, and would make for some great engagement ideas no matter the time of year. However, we are especially loving this theme for spring! The soft pink roses are so dainty and chic; and the expansive greenery adds so much depth to the Inn’s vintage fireplace. If flowers aren’t your thing, make sure to incorporate a few candles. Not only do they add tender mood lighting, they are forever dreamy and liven up any setting!

Planning a surprise engagement can be a bit stressful, so remember to bring something to cheers your new fiance with! Think about champagne, sparkling cider, or their favorite specialty drink. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime moment that deserves to be capped off.

Tip: If you want to relive the romantic proposal all over again, make sure to hire a wedding photographer for the big moment. They have lenses for all occasions, and can stand at a distance that won’t hinder the amazing surprise. Incorporating those cute proposal pictures during your ceremony or reception is also a sure fire way to make your wedding guests swoon.

Once your friends and family all know that you are engaged, it’s time to pick out some personalized Save The Dates!


Photography Credit: Bradley James Photography

single pink rose laying on the floor next to lit candles

oval halo wedding ring with platinum and white gold

white and pink floral save the date card next to champagne

man holding a platter of wedding accessories

bouquet of white pink and mint gree flowers

man proposing to his girlfriend

newly engaged couple sitting on the floor

woman holding white frosted wedding cake

a married couple holding champagne glasses

halo enagement ring

newly engaged couple kissing on the grass after a proposal

white and pink flower boutonniere

bride standing next to a lake with huge flower bouquet

engagement photography ideas on a lake

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save the dates for a wedding


Custom Save The Date: Wedding Paper Divas
Event Planner + Flowers: The Day’s Design
Venue + Cake:  Clifford Lake Inn
Beaded Gown: Adrianna Papell
Wooden Ring Box: Lumber Tacks
Calligraphy: Lief Design

Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!


March 19

Romantic Proposal Ideas by the Lake

Today, we are soaking in the beauty of this whimsical inspiration. Perfect for a spring or summer proposal, this sweet bohemian style photo shoot is full of so much creativity!

There is something so effortlessly romantic about a lakeside proposal. Fresh air, sunshine, and the serene nature of a park makes this an ideal setup for a surprise engagement. We can’t take our eyes off the vintage engagement ring, vibrant flower crown, and boho decorations on the picnic tablescape. And the floral engagement cards really tie it all together. We hope you love these proposal ideas as much as we do! It’s simple, romantic, and full of love.


Photography Credit:  Summer Street Photography

bohemian picnic ideas for a romantic park date

gold vintage wedding ring close up picture

cute proposal ideas at the park

engagement photography in the park

newly engaged couple kissing in the park

blue eyed girl wearing a flower crown

spring and summer pink yellow flower bouquet

picnic tablescape at the lake

cute wedding proposal ideas

boho table reception ideas for a picnic

floral save the date invites

boho engagement pictures of the bride

engagement photography ideas by the lake

fun custom save the dates invitations for spring and summer


Event Planner: Lizie Anne Weddings and Proposals
Florist: A Day in Provence
Hair & Bridal Makeup: Julie Swenson

Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!

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January 20

Winter Sale – 30% off Everything

If you got engaged over the holidays, you’re going to love this deal! Get 30% off everything and anything during the Wedding Paper Divas Winter Sale.

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Announce your engagement and wedding date with these beautiful heart-shaped save the dates!

heart shaped multi photo save the date
Featured Card: Confetti Date

Have you been eyeing thermography, letter-press, foil or laser-cut wedding invitations? Now is the perfect time to save big on these premium choices!
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Featured Wedding Invitation: Exquisite Dots

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Featured Response Card: Exquisite Dots

Shop our full collection here!


January 20

How To Brand Your Wedding

We are so excited to have Whitney Blake share these incredible tips for branding your wedding. Read on as she shares the special details that help her plan the perfect wedding true to her and husband-to-be!

As a graphic designer, planning out and designing my own wedding has been the most fun and challenging project I’ve ever had! With my specialty in branding, creating a cohesive and meaningful look for our big day is top priority. Before designing, purchasing, or renting anything, I highly suggest establishing your wedding brand. It’s extremely helpful for your vendors to see what you’re envisioning in terms of specific colors, fonts, and the overall aesthetic of your big day.

custom save the date from wedding paper divas with photo and green leaves

I created a wedding branding checklist to guide you as you start your wedding planning journey! Download it here, and then follow along with my tips to create a meaningful brand for your wedding and translate that in to your paper goods.

wedding brand checklist

When and where? Before deciding on anything else, you’ve gotta figure out when and where you’ll be saying ‘I Do’! This is critical in determining your other vendor’s availability and seasonal themes, plus it will set the tone for all of your design choices. We decided on late May at a very southern historic venue in North Carolina.

reasons i want to marry you note on pink letter with leaves and flowers

Start with colors. Figuring out your wedding colors can seem really overwhelming at first with pretty much infinite possibilities. I suggest picking one or two colors that y’all adore, then accenting those colors. We decided on a palette of four colors:

  • Blush pink – I fell in love with an antique chaise lounge in our venue and decided to pull inspiration straight from our venue! This shade of pink is muted with gray tones and will be easy to mimic in flowers that are in season (check out this chart for seasonal blooms).
  • Dusty navy – I love how the color adds depth to our color palette (not all pastels) but mimics the color of my finance’s suit and gorgeous vintage velvet.
  • Sage green – While my style is distinctly feminine (and minimalistic), I wanted to pull in my fiancé’s aesthetic and incorporate more lush color. I found myself drawn to weddings with lots of greenery, so we set the tone for the decor by adding sage as a main color in our palette.
  • Soft gray – the walls in our venue are a gorgeous shade of light gray and I wanted to pull this in to our palette as a neutral.

custom phto save the date with info at the bottom

Define your aesthetic. Are you rustic? Modern? Nautical? Preppy? Pick three or four words that pinpoint the vibe you’re looking to achieve. We chose: organic, modern, and romantic.

From those words, build your visuals! What shapes, patterns and textures fit the words you just chose? When designing your paper goods, it’s important to keep everything cohesive and use three or four elements that really convey to your guests the type of event it will be. For instance, you wouldn’t create a black tie wedding invitation with a bubbly and young fuchsia font. We are using clean lines, watercolor organic patterns, and modern fonts. I addressed each envelope with watercolor block lettering to pull together the return address stamp (best time saver of all time!) and watercolor design on the back of our save the date cards.

save the date invitation suite with envelopes and stamps

Design with purpose. When designing your paper goods, make sure that every detail has a purpose. Keep things simple so as not to overwhelm your guests, and include relevant information. For our save the dates, we included the essentials on the front: our names, wedding date, call to “save the date!”, location, and a note that the formal invitation will follow. On the back we added a link to our wedding website where we have linked all of the extras that guests need: registry link, hotel blocks, timeline, venue info, a silly story about our relationship and engagement.

I had so much fun designing my stationery, and I am so grateful for the Wedding Paper Divas custom printing service. The print and paper quality is exceptional and gives us brides-to-be the freedom to design our hearts out!

Now I’m off to start designing our invitation suite! Cheers y’all!

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