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.
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:
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
Create a colorful wedding affair using shades of Pantone Cayenne throughout your big day. We love the idea of combining pops of this bright hue with pale peach tones throughout your wedding decor. Carry the theme through with complementing save the dates and chic bridal shower invitations for a perfectly coordinated wedding theme!
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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This week’s Real Wedding is the beautiful celebration of Christie and Will, held at The Love Boat House in Hattera, NC. The Love Boat is an estate house right on the water. The ceremony took place down a small pebbled path from the reception area, specialty refreshing cocktails offered along the way. The tented reception was on the vast back lawn of the estate, overlooking the calm waters of the sound.
Imported French lace tabletops, history books on love strategically placed throughout, each table displayed a magnificent array of beauty and uniqueness. The bohemian theme and feel continued to the head table with beach drift wood hearts, old vintage chests overflowing with flowers, napkins put together with torn fibers saying Love of a Lifetime, old keys, and vintage french teacups. This mix of vintage and bohemian made you feel like you could just curl up in a corner with a cup of tea and book off of one of the tables, hanging out all night.
Photos courtesy of: Julie Dreelins Beach Productions
This week’s stationery roundup is all about fancy flourish inspired details. Incorporate this idea as a unique twist on a classic themed wedding by using floral embellishments on your save the date cards and wedding invitations. Carry the theme through with flourish inspired bridal shower invitations and thank you cards to keep the theme consistent.