We’re always inspired by the beautiful wedding dresses and decor from BHLDN, so we were thrilled when they wanted to create an inspiration board for us. Inspired by the Exquisite Love wedding invitation from The BHLDN Collection for Wedding Paper Divas, the board is pure romance. From soft hairstyles to ethereal chair banners, this is for a timeless bride who knows her big day is all about love.
Exquisite Love wedding invitation, Hair, Flowers, Cake, Chair Banners, BHLDN Elisa Gown
If you’re planning a Spring wedding, Pantone Hemlock might be your perfect color. Pair this fresh mint green with pale pink and gold.
L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Moonlit Blossoms invitation, Bridesmaids, Groomsman, Shoes, Cake, Tablescape
Play up the antique elegance of a vintage themed wedding with a color palette of deep aubergine and antique gold. Add an unexpected pop of color with bright blooms.
L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Divine Union invitation, Tablescape, Macarons, Cake, Bridesmaids, Bouquet
This week’s Real Wedding is the beautiful celebration of Sarah and Tanner, held at the Wentworth Golf Club in Jackson, NH. The wedding flowers were locally grown sunflowers and zinnias, and the bridal party constructed the bouquets themselves. The wedding cake was made by the brides father, and the bride made the cake topper.
Photos courtesy of: Dalke Studios
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.
This week’s Real Wedding is the beautiful celebration of Carrie & Jacob, held at My Vintage Venue in Mesa, AZ. The bride and groom have always mashed their names up (Carrie and Jake) together which makes CAKE so it’s been the couples signature during their courtship and used in various elements of the wedding. The bride did a lot of DIY projects for her wedding including coasters as thank you gifts for their guests, which were stamped with Cake 3.30.13.
Photos courtesy of: Christopher Leigh Studios
Following our Winter Sparkle Inspiration Board, we are dreaming up some winter wonderland inspired ideas for your big day. We love the idea of using silver tones, sequins, and metallic accents for a stylish twist on a classic wedding theme. Continue the color trend with matching bridal shower invitations and stylish thank you cards.
I come from a traditional Catholic background and my fiancé is Indian. How do we find an invite that melds both of our cultures and what is the best way to word our invitation to tell guests that we will be celebrating both our faiths?
Wording your invitation can definitely be tricky depending on who is hosting the wedding and what kind of ceremony you will be having. For multi-faith wedding invites, I have three suggestions depending on how traditional each family is and how the wedding day events will be organized.
1. When in doubt keep it simple.
When two families are coming together, find wedding invitations that represents the two of you, your style and your story. Use the enclosure cards to let guests know the details of your wedding events (i.e. what time of the day you might be having a Sangeet or Mehndi or if you are planning on blending both traditions in one ceremony).
2. Send separate invitations for separate ceremonies.
If you are holding two separate ceremonies on your wedding day or weekend, it is best to send out two invites that represent those events. For instance, send a traditional Indian wedding invitation to those attending your Indian Ceremony and a Catholic invite for those attending your Catholic Ceremony. This solution eliminates the possibility of offending either side of the family and gives you an opportunity to celebrate and unite both cultures.
3. Ask our Professional Design Team for help.
Our design consultants work one-on-one with brides every day. They are here to help you customize your invitation so that you can have the wedding of your dreams. One solution they can offer is to forego the back design for an identical front design. This way you can use the traditional wording for each faith on either side of your invitation. *The double-sided invitation is by special request only and cannot be done on every invitation design.
I hope this helps, Elaine!
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