This week’s Real Wedding is the beautiful destination wedding celebration of Ann and Joe, held at Beaches Resort in Negril, Jamaica. The couple shared a week with 40 of their family and friends that flew in from all over the world to help them celebrate. Their wedding included many DIY elements that the couple made like the arch for the ceremony, aisle markers, girls bouquets, shell ring holders, favor tags for the fedoras, sweetheart table, and coral chevron table runner.
The couples wedding day started off with thunder and lightning, but quickly cleared up before the ceremony, which made for some beautiful Caribbean sunset photos.
Photos courtesy of: Justin Tinapay
Did you receive a very special ring over the holidays? Pick out your perfect engagement party invitation and let the colors and design inspire your celebration.
L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Enchanting Engagement party invite, Suit, Mini Champagne Bottle, Shoes, Mini Cakes, Engagement Photo
Pantone Placid Blue is a classic wedding color, full of dreamy elegance. Pair this powder blue hue with light pastels or sophisticated neutrals.
L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Slanted Smooches invite, Cakes, Personalized Napkins, Macarons, Dress, Drink Flags
For a winter themed wedding, we suggest finding a wedding favor that matches the season. We always enjoy when brides send their guests home at the end of the night with a sweet treat, and this DIY project helps with just that task! Whether you choose a tried-and-true family recipe, or find a recipe online, this favor will be a personal touch that your guests will love.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Find a favorite hot cocoa recipe that can be made ahead of time (without the liquid, of course!), and print it on a recipe card. You can even coordinate your recipe card with your wedding invitations by using enclosure cards.
- Layer the ingredients in a clean Mason jar – this is a fun place to play with colors, by separating the sugar and cocoa powder.
- Secure the lid of the jar, and attach the colored craft paper circle to the top for an added pop of color. Attach the gift tag stickers to the front of the jar.
- Punch a hole in the recipe card, then loop a ribbon through the hole. Tie the ribbon around the neck of the jar to complete the gift.
Your guests will love this personalized treat, especially during the cold winter season.
While our personalized wedding invitation designs offer plenty of options for customization, many brides choose to go above and beyond, adding DIY elements to their wedding invitations.
Since we’re heading into the winter wedding season, we put together a snow inspired twist on the traditional invitation. Simple but stunning, this easy DIY adds a ton of personality to your wedding invitation.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Match a thick ribbon to your wedding invitation. Wrap the ribbon around the invitation and cut, leaving a bit of overlap. Secure with glue or double sided tape on the back of the invitation. We suggest that you do not attach the ribbon to the invitation, but instead to itself.
- Turn the invitation back over to the front. Take the thin ribbon and tie a knot around the middle of the thick ribbon. It should slightly pinch the thick ribbon.
- Take the plastic snowflake and tie another knot with the thin ribbon to attach the snowflake to the ribbons. Depending on your snowflakes, you may need to secure it with a small bit of string.
- Complete the invitation by tying the thin ribbon into a pretty bow.
Remember to keep the extra materials in mind when choosing an envelope! This DIY project would be perfect to tuck inside a pocket fold.
“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” -Dorothea Lang
Inspired by the current picture perfect trend, this week’s stationery roundup features a few of our favorite photo options. Whether you’re looking for unique save the date cards or a modern twist for your wedding invitations, photo cards are perfect for the bride who’s looking to let her personality shine through on her big day.
Today’s Real Wedding features the beach wedding of Sarah and Kiley, which was held on the beaches of The Outer Banks, North Carolina. They had a wonderful steel drum band for their ceremony music and cocktail hour which set the most romantic, tropical feel for the entire event.
Photos courtesy of Julie Dreelin
Sarah + Kiley
Today’s Real Wedding features the outdoor wedding of Kathryn and Eddie, which took place at the Hilton Oceanfront Hotel in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Kathryn is Canadian and Eddie is American, so it brought two families, and two countries, together for this special day!
Photos courtesy of Carla Shierman
Kathryn + Eddie
There are so many beautiful new bridal shower invitations on our site, it’s hard to choose just one! We went with a gorgeous Jenny Romanski design for today’s board. The contrasting patterned back and vintage frame label, along with the teal, pink, and sage green color palette, all inspired the theme of the event.
L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Label Love invitation, Polka Dot Cupcake Liners, Pink Tufted Sofa, Table, Paper Rosettes, Candy Jars, Hydrangea Centerpieces, Rose and Pistachio Macarons