April 19

A Roaring ’20s Wedding Theme from Beau-coup

Our wedding favors partner Beau-coup recently posted this dapper inspiration board for the ultimate roaring ’20s theme, and we simply had to share it with you! For more party inspiration and wedding ideas, check out the Beau-coup blog.

Now here’s a marriage made in heaven. These delicious wedding favor pops feature an intricate, eye-catching chocolate coating and a blissfully delicious brownie center—it’s the perfect pairing of style and flavor. The bride is dressed in white chocolate with candy pearls and a delicate lace bodice made of white nonpareils; the groom is resplendent in a milk chocolate tux and tie with a white chocolate shirt. Each round gourmet wedding favor contains a fresh-baked brownie center. Perfect for a Roaring ’20s wedding with all that jazz.

{ Images from: Baba-c, Cheree Berry, Lindsay Fleming, Neil van Niekerk, Beau-coup, Tiffany & Co., The Caketress, Hope Valley Country Club via The Knot, Amy Atlas, Austin Wedding Blog, Ruffled, The Satorialist }

About Beau-coup Favors

Beau-coup is a recognized leader in the wedding favor and bridal gifts industry. Our offerings include wedding decorations and supplies, as well as baby shower favors, birthday party favors and other party favors. Style editors and event planners look to Beau-coup for trendsetting favors and unique wedding planning ideas, both in our wedding blog and articles section. We have also been featured in a variety of leading publications including Fortune, The Wall Street Journal and InStyle Magazine.


October 11

Themed Wedding Events with Favors to Match

If you agree that the delight is in the details, you will adore styling your wedding events with the help of our  Beau-coup favors boutique. With so many fun and unique options to choose from, our favors boutique allows you to effortlessly coordinate your wedding events by theme based on any of our exclusive invitations. Ready to see how easy—and dare I say fun—this is? Let’s start with bridal shower invitations.

I chose our Popular Potluck couples shower invitation for all you foodies out there.

Any of these stylish favors from Beau-coup would serve the perfect handout for this theme:

Hosting a “something blue” shower? Our timeless Silhouette bridal shower invitation is full of classic style. Carry on the traditional theme with any of the following favors and bridal party gifts for a beautifully matched event.

Themed weddings offer yet another opportunity to dazzle your guests. If you’re saying your vows this winter, a striking invitation like our Frosty Wind winter wedding invitation will set the stage for a glamorous black and white winter wedding theme—perfect for this time of year.

Add any of these unforgettable party favors into the mix to charm guests with a chic personal touch.

Do you have an invite or theme you’d like help with coordinating? Leave us a comment below and we’ll suggest the perfect party favors for you!


June 26

A Sweet Wedding Paper Divas-Inspired Bridal Shower

We were thrilled to see these charming photos of a bridal shower one of our customers threw for her best friend Nikki, who is getting married in August. Her wedding colors are green and fuchsia, so the hostess, Janet, ordered our Sophisticated Silhouette bridal shower invitations in pistachio.

But Janet didn’t stop there—she added her own embellishments and included an advice card in each invitation for a unique, personal touch!

It looks like it was a sweet little shower, including tropical cupcakes to reflect how much the bride-to-be loves Hawaii and a charming array of food and drinks.

Thanks to Janet for sharing her inspired ideas with us, and congratulations to Nikki and her husband-to-be Agustin!

We love that Janet first contacted us via Twitter. If you aren’t following us yet, please do so! We’re @WeddingPaprDiva.


June 15

Gorgeous Yellow and White Wedding from Bella Pictures

Looking for wedding color inspiration? Check out this gorgeous white and yellow Dallas wedding from our partner, Bella Pictures!

Amy and Graham had a beautiful outdoor wedding in Dallas, TX with a yellow and white color scheme. While the bride chose the traditional white dress, the groom and groomsmen went the non-traditional route and had gray tuxedos with yellow ties.

Amy and Graham opted to have their wedding portraits taken throughout Dallas, and the city really gave them some great industrial-style photos.

For more information on different wedding styles, visit our planning section!

About Bella Pictures

Bella Pictures is the most recognized name in premium wedding photography and video, and we’re proud to announce the launch of our brand new website.

Bella now offers an expansive wedding photography portfolio, with hundreds of wedding galleries and slideshows from all around the country, as well as a daily blog and a helpful planning section that features engagement session ideas, wedding day photo itineraries, budget-saving tips and more.

Most importantly, Bella now provides a completely transparent shopping experience, allowing couples to customize and buy photography, video and albums online.


June 8

Bridal Shower Themes and Inspiration

Looking for inspiration for the perfect bridal shower? Our guest blogger, Carey, from Dessy Group’s Bridesmaid Blog has a list of themes the bride-to-be is sure to love!

The bridal shower is normally a pretty standard affair. The bridesmaids invite the bride’s closest friends and family, have some delicious goodies, open gifts and have a good ol’ time. This is all well and good, but what about shaking it up a bit and finding some alternatives to the traditional? After all, this is the one shower you’ll throw for that great best friend of yours who doesn’t always follow the rules herself, right?

It’s time to add some variety and excitement to this fun party. A few of my favorite alternative bridal shower themes include:

Wine Tasting Bridal Shower
If you live in a wine region, spend the day hopping through the wineries. For more elegance, rent a limo to drive everyone around. If you don’t live in a wine region, have each guest bring a bottle of wine from a different country or region. Fill the tables with cheeses and fruit to accompany the wines.

Co-Ed Bridal Shower
That’s right, involve the groom and his buddies too. It’s becoming a more popular idea, and for a good reason—boys should have fun too! This could be anything from an intimate dinner to a pool and bbq party. Gifts could range from household items to the couple’s hobby or sports-themed gifts.

Stock the Bar Bridal Shower

Have all guests bring their favorite cocktail mix ingredients and help this bride stock her home bar. Of course, having some on hand for the shower is a pretty good idea too. Favors could be wine stoppers or tiny bottles of liquor.

On the Water Bridal Shower
If you live near the ocean or a lake, rent a boat or yacht for a day. Make sure a captain is included and have the guests sip champagne and enjoy the views as the celebration takes place.

Spa Day Bridal Shower
A great one for the ladies. Who doesn’t love a day of pampering? Arrange a day at a local spa where you can all get your favorite treatments while chatting the day away. Small gifts could be brought to the salon, or you could continue the day of relaxation at one of your homes.

Alphabet Bridal Shower
Assign each guest a letter of the alphabet and ask them to bring a gift that starts with their letter. Let them know they can be as creative as they’d like. You could also extend this theme to the food for the day.

Tea Party Bridal Shower
If there’s a local tea café, make reservations for the afternoon. Make sure there are a lot of tasty sweets and small sandwiches to accompany the tea. No local café? Buy a great selection of teas and sweets at your local grocery store and make your own party!

The most important point here is to have a great time with the girls. If you have any other unique bridal shower ideas, comment here and I would love to hear them and spread the word.

Happy planning!

Meet Carey

Carey Gordon, MBA, is a blogger for The Dessy Group. Originally from the Midwest, her work in Marketing and Communications has taken her to positions abroad in both the UK and Cyprus. She is currently based in Berkeley, CA.


May 25

Planning the Bachelorette Party!

Think being a bridesmaid is all work and no play? Get tips on making the most of the bachelorette party with this fun guest post from The Dessy Group’s Bridesmaid blog.

To celebrate your friend’s last days as a single girl, you don’t have to live it up with clichéd craziness. There are many ways to celebrate this monumental moment with your girlfriends. Here are 10 bachelorette party ideas that are sure to bring out the laughter and (just a little) craziness.

1.    Pampering
Make a day-long appointment at a local spa. As you all get pampered with pedicures and manicures, facials and massages, you can talk about what to do next.

2.   Fancy Suite
Have everyone chip in on renting a fancy suite at a really nice hotel for a night. You can order in or bring whatever food you like, plus cocktail mixes to add to the free ice. Play games, tell stories and enjoy view and fancy room.

3.    Find a Themed Night Out
Many bars and clubs offer different themed nights. Plan your party around one and dress accordingly.

4.    Make a Themed Night In
Don’t want to spend a bundle on a club? $8 drinks can be a bit of a bummer, so plan your own themed night at your house. Pick a theme from 1980s costumes to your favorite movie stars, hold your own contest and dance away to your personally picked music.

5.    Karaoke
Yes, cheesy, but also so much fun! Gather the girls together to belt out your favorite tunes.

6.    Scavenger Hunt
This one takes a bit of planning, but is very much worth the time. Make clues and a treasure map and hit the town. Prizes can be as fun and varied as you like!

7.    Potluck
Not your grandma’s potluck—bring your favorite dish, but accompany it with your favorite cocktail fixings.

8.    Beach Weekend
Whether you’re a short drive or a short flight away, consider taking a weekend just for the girls. You can usually find great package deals if you do some searching. Imagine two full days of lounging on the beach with your piña coladas, soaking up the sun. Very nice.

9.    Luxury for a Day
Hire a stretch limo stocked with champagne and goodies. Have the chauffeur drive you high class ladies around for a day of shopping and lunching. Then, arrange for a pick up for the evening. Stop at a nice restaurant and your favorite lounge bar.

10.    Martinis, Anyone?
This could be out or in. Do a crawl of your favorite martini bars (making sure to include some food stops, too!) or have each person bring their favorite mixes and have a martini night at one of your homes equipped with games and good times.