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May 19

Romantically Rustic Wedding With Summer Color Palette

Hey, Divas! Where is the time going? Can any of us believe that it is already mid-May? Us at Wedding Paper Divas are still surprised by how fast time is flying by. There is something refreshing about an outdoor wedding and these “I, Do’s” are a nice reminder that warmer weather is on the way (and coming fast.) We are absolutely swooning over this romantically rustic wedding with a light and creamy color palette, perfect for a spring or summer ceremony.

From the vintage mismatched guest seating to the rustic photo booth for snapping all the fun, each and every detail of this outdoor wedding perfectly complements the sweet love this couple shares. There’s nothing more important in life than family and Chelsea and Scott’s big day was not only about just the two of them, but their adorable little ones too. As they blended their family under the Californian sun, it’s beautiful to see the joy and smiles they share. Get your notepads out and ready to take some notes for your big day.

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Photographer: Elle Lily Photography and Videography // Beauty: Fallbrook Beauty Bar // Floral and Design: Seven Stems

Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!


May 17

Wedding Color Schemes-Bright, Floral and Blue

Hey, Divas! Today, we are so smitten to share one of our favorite wedding color schemes with you. Think bright, floral and blue. You know that saying that goes something like, April showers bring May flowers…

Well, today’s nuptials are full of gorgeous florals. Did we mention- boho floral crowns, bright floral robes for getting ready and chic wedding bouquets that will quite honestly take your breath away. This beautiful couple said their “I,Dos” at St. Andrew the Apostle Church in New Sudbury, Ontario where Emily attended church as a child and into adulthood. What a perfect place to exchange sweet vows. Emily and Ewan met on their first day of school at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON, while moving into residence – where they’d be next-door neighbors. As Ewan says, Emily will forever be his ‘girl next-door’ (sigh, so cute). This big day is filled with an abundance of rustic romance. Make sure to take some notes if you’re doing a little wedding planning of your own.

P.S. Check out these adorable maple syrup wedding favors, too cute!

bridesmaids helping bride put floral headband on

bride in floral robe with flower crown on holding bouquet

bride with bridesmaids in bright floral robes sitting on a bench and laughing

close up of bridesmaids bright floral robes

bride and her bridesmaids in bright floral robes sitting on a bench in front of a brick wall and laughing

bridesmaids helping bride get wedding dress over her head

bridesmaids in dresses helping bride get into hers

bride holding wedding bouquet in wedding dress on front porch

gold wedding bands laying on dark blue floral fabric

Favorite characteristic about bride (From the Groom)

Besides the fact that “she’s a total babe”, Ewan absolutely loves Emily’s sense of humour and the fact that she can make him laugh at any given time. Though she denies it, he knows she’s way out of his league.

bride wearing a flower crown and holding coin purse ready for ceremony

grooms details for the big day

Favorite characteristic of Groom (From the Bride)

When we were ‘just friends’ in first year residence at Queen’s University, we were the night owls. We would stay up all night talking, and he would always laugh at my jokes – as silly as they were. He was one of the big pranksters on our floor, but he would never let anything happen to me. He was always my protector. When we graduated from undergrad and he was to move back to Ottawa, and I to Sudbury, I knew that I didn’t want to lose him. I wanted to be more than ‘just friends.’ I invited myself to visit him at his cottage that summer, and we’ve been together ever since.
groom chest down trying his polka dot bow tie

grooms hands tightening his polka dot bow tie

groom getting ready and looking into the mirror with best man

groom just finished getting ready smiling and posing with his groomsmen in grey suits

groom in grey suit sitting in brown leather chair with his groomsmen standing behind him

mother and father of the bride florals on wood floor

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inside of small wedding church venue

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grand dark blue and white themed wedding reception set up with tables

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one tier wedding cakes on log rounds on white lace table cloth

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bride and grooms first dance


Photographer: Caroline Ross Photography // Venue: Dynamic Earth // Robes: Silkandmore // Bridal Party Attire: CoralieBeatrix // Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal // Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka Cissy Sandal in Nile Blue // Bride’s Flower Crown: Baby’s breath floral crown, by Flower Towne // Makeup: Katie Lynn Baker // Hair: Sandra D Wilson // Groom’s and Groomsmens Tux: Indochino // Ties: The Tie Bar

Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!


March 14

Unique Dusty Blue Wedding Theme Ideas

Here’s a classic wedding theme that will make you swoon: a blue and white wedding theme. This is no ordinary blue; dusty blue brings in a romantic rustic quality. Use elegant blue and white patterns for your fabrics and cake design.

Bring your wedding to the next level with tulle dresses, Shantung fabrics and wild flowers for a day that’s uniquely yours.

white and blue wedding cake with flowers and pretty blue wedding tablescape

Photo Source: Groom | Shantung Fabric | Floral Wallpaper | Bridesmaids | Tablescape | Cake

elegant white and blue wedding invitation

Featured Wedding Invitation: Delightful Scrolls. See our full Wedding Invitation Collection here.

This wedding invitation shows a simple, formal design that beautifully fits a blue and white theme. A design on the back of the card delivers a colorful surprise. 

Keep things simple, yet elegant, and style your groom with a dusty blue suit pinned with a white garden rose. Add a pop of color (like yellow) to his boutonniere.

Shantung Fabric
Perfect for special occasions, Shantung fabric is known for its sheen and ribbed effect, giving this fabric dimension. Drape it on the newlyweds’ chairs, dress a welcome table or choose this luxurious fabric for the mother of the bride or bridesmaids’ dresses. 

Floral Wallpaper
Add floral wallpaper as the background to a photo booth or table decor to give extra style to your reception.

Soft tulle is flowy and romantic—bridesmaids will love these dresses in a true blue hue.

Set the table with wild flowers and greenery, blue tinted glasses, and blue and white linens for something organic and rustic. Add moss to your table garland for an earthy look, and dusty blue napkins cinched with ribbon.  

It’s time to get creative with your wedding cake. Take a look at your table decor, flowers and venue style for inspiration for your cake design. We love how every other tier looks like the blue and white wallpaper. 

Wrap your day in classic blue and white floral and fabric details. Fabrics and linens in dusty blue look lovely with white accents, like the cake decorations, table decor and boutonnieres. Find ways to decorate a blue and white wedding theme in your own stylish way.


March 7

Green and Gold Forest Wedding Theme Ideas

A green wedding is worth its weight in gold. There’s a reason why nature surrounds us with this beautiful, rich and organic color. Gold details—planting pots for succulents and gold, leaf-shaped frosting—elevate a green theme to a whole new level. If you are yearning for a themed union this year, try holding a forest wedding. The backdrop creates an iconic venue.

Create a green and gold wedding theme for an elegant day full of foliage.  

green-and-gold-wedding-theme-ideasPhoto Source: Leaf | Green Door | Candles | Bridesmaids | Succulents | Cake


green-and-gold-wedding-invitationFeatured Wedding Invitation: Palm Celebration. See our full Wedding Invitation Collection here.

Keep invitations simple with colors and fonts that match your wedding theme. For a green and gold look, we like this simple design that complements the natural style.

Here are some ideas on how to decorate to create this look:

Add color to your venue and photography by placing robust plants around your ceremony and reception. Palm leaves are perfect table runners because they’re flat, and vases and candles easily sit on top.

Green Door
Freshly painted or “distressed” wooden doors give an organic look to a natural theme. Find doors and furniture to add to your venue scene or to use as props for your photography. Make the doors/furniture fit your green and gold scene by attaching gold handles.

Add dimension to your tables with modern glass candleholders in various sizes. It’ll give height to your centerpiece without blocking the view across the table. We love how light flickers in glass candleholders—beautifully set against foliage arrangements.

Let all the bridesmaids go green, or only have the maid of honor dress in a forest green gown. It’s nice to make the maid of honor feel special with a color or an accent piece, like green or a gold broach, to make her stand out from the rest.

Who wouldn’t want a pot of gold? We love these green succulents as party favors because they’re affordable and they add so much style to the tables. Guests will have little gold pots that look beautiful on the tables.

Frost the cake with bold frosting decorations. Think outside the box and make your cake a work of art. Have your cake decorator create palm leaves for a unique cake.

Green dresses, painted doors and succulent arrangements create a lush look. If you accent a green wedding with gold, you’ll have yourself a reception that’s naturally elegant.



January 9

Purple Boho Style Wedding Colors

Today, we are swooning over this Bohemian wedding inspiration. We can’t take our eyes off the amazing details within this boho style photo shoot.

We love the chic, vintage touches paired with the romantic lavender and blue tones. From the antique china, flowing chiffon gown, and delicate succulents, we are swooning over how versatile this inspiration shoot is. If you are familiar with the Pacific Northwest, you may easily recognize this location as being nestled within the lush, Oregon forest. There is something so serene about this setting.

If you are looking for some Bohemian wedding ideas for your own special day, we hope this shoot gives you some fun inspiration!

Photography Credit: White Ivory Photography

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Hair & Make-Up: Amanda Enos 

Vintage Rentals: A Vintage Soiree

Venue: Hoyt Arboretum in Portland

Wedding Dress: Urban Outfitters

Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas