Tag Archives: trends

June 6

Wedding Stationery Wednesday: Chalkboard Chic

There’s something oh-so-charming about chalkboard details… the sweet nostalgia of grade school mixed with trendsetting typography is the perfect way to set the stage for a whimsical wedding event—and here are a few of our favorite ways to do so. Aren’t these designs fun?


October 15

DIY Bridesmaid Nails

If you’ve been browsing around for style inspiration lately, chances are you’ve seen much ado about nails. We happen to be obsessed with nails at the moment, so we made it our mission this week to feature something fun and easy your bridesmaids can do at home. Skip the salon, because this chic idea is oh-so-easy! All you need is your favorite polish, a pinch of glitter and a thick top coat.

Three Steps to Standout Nails

1. Paint all your nails (except your ring fingers) in your chosen hue. We went with Merino Wool by Essie… perfect for fall.

2. Paint your ring fingers in a soft, coordinating color. We used You Don’t Know Jacques by OPI… also gorgeous for this time of year. Make sure to do this step one finger at a time, as you’ll need to apply the glitter while your fingernail is still wet.

3. Glitter time! Making sure all your other fingers are out of the way, tap the glitter onto your wet nail. Then gently tap or shake your nail to get rid of the excess glitter.

4. Once the glitter sets, apply a thick top coat to keep it all in place.

Voila! Gorgeous nails everyone will be talking about.

If  you try this craft idea yourself, or if you have any DIY ideas to share, send your photos to blog@weddingpaperdivas.com and we’ll post them for all of our fans and followers.


September 6

A Crochet and Cotton Bouquet: Eye Candy

Remember our trend spotlight on crochet, lace and doilies a few weeks back? Well, we stumbled upon a stunning bridal bouquet, compliments of Style Me Pretty California, that fit that trend to perfection. Look at this gorgeous arrangement, full of soft and delicate details. Isn’t it lovely?


August 23

Show-Stopping Nails: Eye Candy

There’s nothing we love more at the moment than show-stopping nails. They’re everywhere we look! And we’ve seen it all, from sparkly tips to nearly-impossible patterns, Hello Kitty (yes, really) and everything chic in between. Here are a few of our favorite finds from around the web—perfect wedding nails with a fashionable twist.

What will your nails look like on the big day?


August 20

Trend Spotlight: Crochet, Lace and Doilies

We keep seeing crochet, lace and doilies pop up in the cutest ways for weddings. So we decided to put together this trend board to share with you. From rustic to vintage and precious to modern, here are some of our favorite ideas to incorporate this delicate trend into your wedding. Enjoy!

L to R: doily envelopes, doily lamp, doily mason jars, lace votive candle holders, doily cupcake wrapper, crochet earrings, TOMS crochet shoes, Petal Panes Bolero

P.S. We couldn’t help but share the Lacy Elegance invitation. Isn’t it just perfect with this theme?


May 27

Unconventional Bouquets: Rant or Rave

Have you ever imagined yourself carrying anything but flowers down the aisle? From butterflies to candy-inspired creations, we’ve come across some pretty interesting bouquet ideas this week and want to know… what do you think about non-traditional bouquets?

Are you planning on something other than flowers for your bridal or bridesmaids’ bouquet? What are your thoughts on unconventional bouquets? Rant or rave!


February 23

Stunning New Wedding Invitations: Wedding Stationery Wednesday

Looking for a little inspiration this Hump Day? Prepare yourselves, engaged ones! We recently launched another wave of stunning new wedding invitations and we can’t wait to hear what you think about them. From the unconventional card sizes to the bright pops of color, intricate design accents and perfect patterns, these gorgeous new invites are certain to delight. Aren’t they stunning?


January 19

Haute Heritage Trend: Wedding Stationery Wednesday

Increasing numbers of engaged couples are turning to their cultural heritages as wedding inspiration, leading to a gorgeous array of rich cultural motifs and bold color palettes inspired by destinations spanning the globe. If this striking trend sounds like you, you’ll be sure to fall for these elegant designs.

European Swirls Signature Wedding Invitation

Posh Pomegranate Signature Wedding Invitation

Lotus Blooms Signature Wedding Invitation

Abstract Elegance Thermography Wedding Invitation

Fire Light Signature Wedding Invitation

Rich Romance Signature Wedding Invitation

Love these looks? Shop all invitations in this trend. If you’re planning a celebration inspired by your heritage, we’d love to hear about it—just leave us a comment below!


January 18

Rent the Runway Introduces Weddings: Eye Candy

We’ve told you all about how Rent the Runway makes high fashion easy for rehearsal dinners, bridal showers and guests, and now they’re paving a budget-friendly path for the bridal party too! This fashion-forward company has just launched Rent the Runway Weddings, offering designer bridesmaid dresses and bridal accessories to rent for a fraction of the retail price.

Here are a few of our favorite frocks and accessories from this new collection. If you aren’t already a Rent the Runway member, you can create a free account to shop for more. Recessionistas of the world, rejoice!

Thread Social Sapphire Fairy Tale Dress

Rental: $75 | Retail: $550

Badgley Mischka Perfect Page Dress

Rental: $100 | Retail: $330

Tibi Roman Goddess Embellished Gown

Rental: $100 | Retail: $595

Miriam Haskell The Secret Garden Cuff

Rental: $50 | Retail: $480

Badgley Mischka Marry Me Crystal Drop Earrings

Rental: $25 | Retail: $125

Nicole Miller Star Light Bright Bracelet

Rental: $15 | Retail: $110

Nicole Miller Smiling Shaye Dress

Rental: $85 | Retail: $290

Nicole Miller Exquisite Eliza Gown

Rental: $135 | Retail: $510

Robert Rodriguez Collection Heavenly Hayley Dress

Rental: $125 | Retail: $695

Love what you see? Leave us a comment below!


January 4

Dreamy Watercolor: Eye Candy

Watercolor is making a splash in 2011 wedding stationery and couple’s with an eye for art will have many options for their invitations this year. These brand new designs (launched today!) from our Signature Collection put a fresh, vibrant twist on the timeless art of watercolor painting. Aren’t they stunning?

Feeling inspired? See more chic watercolor designs and shop all of our artistic wedding invitation options now!