Wedding Ideas

August 31

Fun Wedding Dress Ideas For Any Season

Today, we are so excited to be sharing a sampling of wedding dresses! If you haven’t picked a theme for your big day yet, we hope these wedding dress ideas help narrow down the search. This team of creative talents put together a chic styled shoot, so you can perhaps decide if you’re yearning for something vintage or modern to wear for the big day.

We are especially loving all of the unique bouquets, and the different types of lace on each wedding dress! From a swooping back, to an illusion neckline, we are swooning over the delicate touches made for each gown.

Photography Credit: Cassie Xie Photography

bride model holding white and green florals

white flowers on a stool

bride in curls holding flowers

boho style wedding dress with an illusion neckline and lace sleeves

brunette bride holding small branches

bride with an open back wedding dress

bride in a red flower crown

bride sitting on a red couch during a photo shoot

bride staring out of a window

bride wearing an illusion back wedding dress with pin up hair and red lipstick

Which dress do you love most? Create personalized paper goods to match your entire wedding theme!

wedding invitation ideas for a modern wedding


Florist: Studio Wildflower

Models/Brides: Scout Talent Agency

Hair & Makeup: April Foster Artistry

Rentals: Cherry’s Very Vintage Rentals

Dress Store: eDressit San Francisco

Dress Boutique: Franssical

Decor: Katy Birds Vintage Party Rentals

Jewelry: Lauren Wolf Jewelry

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 16

Gold and Blue Sapphire Inspired Wedding Theme

Today, you’ll “ooh” and “ah” over rich sapphire tones that color bridesmaid dresses and wedding decor. These sapphire jewel tones are fit for a queen, or rather, a bride! Velvet chairs, ribbons and wedding invitations look lovely dressed in elegant, greenish blues. This gold and blue color palette will deepen your romance and add something totally unique to your big day.sapphire-wedding-theme-ideasPhoto Source: Agate Rocks | Cake | Leaves | Bridesmaids | Velvet Chair | Vintage Ring

We’re smiling from ear to ear with this metallic gold and sapphire wedding invitation that’s sprinkled with gold foil. Tones of ocean blue, sapphire and midnight blue look beautifully accented with gold for more brilliance. Notice how it resembles the velvet chair and ring box? When you coordinate your stationery design with your decor, something magical happens.

sapphire-wedding-theme-invitationWedding Invitation Design: Spectacular SpecksView our entire Wedding Invitation Collection, here.

Don’t limit jewel tones to fall, they’re also perfect for spring! You’ll love how this sapphire wedding theme pairs perfectly with crisp greens and accents of creams and pinks. Like this sliced agate stone with a love phrase written in gold, it’s your day to find unique ways to show off your style. Enjoy planning your special day!


April 6

Elegant Seaside Wedding Inspiration in SF

Today, we are so excited to be sharing this sweet styled shoot taken in San Francisco. This scenic venue is a stunning choice if you and your partner are seeking a seaside wedding in Northern California!

The crisp, green and white spring wedding colors are lovely for the season. These two colors together are so natural and fresh. The centerpieces bring added life to the amazing reception space. The pristine glassware, custom dinner menus, and lit candles, are a perfect accompaniment to this chic oceanfront venue.

And we are swooning over the bride’s dress. Everything about it is flawless! The elegant lace, illusion neckline, and whimsical train are all so dreamy. The groom’s tan suit adds some nautical flare to their fun wedding theme. The dessert table table is a fun way to showcase their youthful personalities, and a sweet way to cap off the inspiration.

Photography Credit: Sarah Schweyer Photography

white coastal house in SF

white flower centerpieces in all white theme

white and green wedding theme decor

wedding recption in indoor seaside venue

bride and groom standing against a sunny window by the sea

bride and groom locking hands at ceremony

bride and groom kissing in SF

SF lighthouse wedding venue

cute all white dessert table


Venue: The Lighthouse Glen Cove Marina
Event Planner: Sealed With A Kiss Events
Rentals and Flowers: Seventh Heaven Vintage Rentals
Wedding Dress:  Liancarlo Design from Kinsley James Couture
Bridal Hair and Makeup: Skyla Arts
Desserts: Kitty Wong PastryShop
Party Rentals: Williams Party Rentals

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 30

Fun Ideas for Wedding Themes and Wedding Colors

Today, we are sharing some wedding inspiration! If you need help picking out fun wedding themes for the big day, we hope these pictures guide you down the right path. Invitations are a perfect starting point when thinking about wedding planning. Invites help set the tone for the big event, and let your wedding guests get a glimpse of what’s to come.

You can find invites to match any theme you and your better half desire! From personalized laser cut invitations, to pressed foil, our team of talented designers have made sure to dream up styles to match your imaginative vision- no matter the season. You can match items such as wedding bouquets, bridesmaids dresses, and reception decorations, to your wedding invitation suite.

Not sure which wedding invitations to get yet? Try our free sample kit so you can figure out which styles best fit the two of you!

Photography Credit: Hannah Suh


~Peach, Laser Cut Spring Wedding Inspiration~

peach orange laser cut invitations

spring summer wedding tablescape ideas


~Neutral, Foil Pressed Rustic Wedding Inspiration~

fun wedding invitations for a neutral wedding

spring inspired blue and white wedding tablescape


~Vibrant, Nautical Summer Inspiration~

blue and orange summer beach wedding invitations

nautical wedding decor inspiration ideas

beach inspired wedding invitations


~Metallic, Foil Pressed Timeless Wedding Inspiration~

foil pressed wedding invitations | wedding paper divas

metallic wedding menu, foil pressed |wedding paper divas

white and silver thank you cards for a wedding


~Pink, Floral Romantic Wedding Inspiration~
pink and yellow roses wedding invitation design

black and pink wedding reception decor


~Grey, Modern Wedding Inspiration~
grey and white wedding colors

custom photo save the date |wedding paper divas

What type of wedding are you hoping to have?!



Wedding Stylist: A & B Creative
Florist: The Bloomery Co.

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 26

Romantic Spring Wedding Proposal Ideas

Today, we are swooning over this adorable wedding proposal! This styled shoot is thoughtful, detailed, and full of romance. If you are hoping to get engaged to your better half, these wedding proposal ideas should help with some fun inspiration.

These pastel colors are timeless, and would make for some great engagement ideas no matter the time of year. However, we are especially loving this theme for spring! The soft pink roses are so dainty and chic; and the expansive greenery adds so much depth to the Inn’s vintage fireplace. If flowers aren’t your thing, make sure to incorporate a few candles. Not only do they add tender mood lighting, they are forever dreamy and liven up any setting!

Planning a surprise engagement can be a bit stressful, so remember to bring something to cheers your new fiance with! Think about champagne, sparkling cider, or their favorite specialty drink. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime moment that deserves to be capped off.

Tip: If you want to relive the romantic proposal all over again, make sure to hire a wedding photographer for the big moment. They have lenses for all occasions, and can stand at a distance that won’t hinder the amazing surprise. Incorporating those cute proposal pictures during your ceremony or reception is also a sure fire way to make your wedding guests swoon.

Once your friends and family all know that you are engaged, it’s time to pick out some personalized Save The Dates!


Photography Credit: Bradley James Photography

single pink rose laying on the floor next to lit candles

oval halo wedding ring with platinum and white gold

white and pink floral save the date card next to champagne

man holding a platter of wedding accessories

bouquet of white pink and mint gree flowers

man proposing to his girlfriend

newly engaged couple sitting on the floor

woman holding white frosted wedding cake

a married couple holding champagne glasses

halo enagement ring

newly engaged couple kissing on the grass after a proposal

white and pink flower boutonniere

bride standing next to a lake with huge flower bouquet

engagement photography ideas on a lake

ideas for a wedding proposal

save the dates for a wedding


Custom Save The Date: Wedding Paper Divas
Event Planner + Flowers: The Day’s Design
Venue + Cake:  Clifford Lake Inn
Beaded Gown: Adrianna Papell
Wooden Ring Box: Lumber Tacks
Calligraphy: Lief Design

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!


February 24

New Wedding Trends

We’re so excited to have celebrity wedding planner and Wedding Paper Divas style partner Mindy Weiss back on the blog talking about new wedding trends for 2016. Mindy is the leading wedding planner to the stars with over 20 years of experience planning weddings and events for Hollywood personalities like Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, and more.

mindy weiss poses in black dress with white polka dots

As we all know, weddings tend to evolve year after year. Of course certain elements, styles and looks are timeless but adding in a few of-the-moment trends to your soiree is always a fun idea! So what do I think will be big in 2016? Read on…

The Dress: Sexy and Daring. Brides these days are willing to go a little more risqué with their bridal look. They want to feel their best, which means sexier silhouettes and open backs are becoming more popular. In general, many brides are striving to make a fashion statement with their gowns. But don’t fret if you’re not as comfortable with a more daring look. Your comfort level is always key and, remember, nothing is sexier than confidence!

Colors: Bold Hues will Brighten up Neutrals. The soft green and cream palette is here to stay but is getting a bit of an update in 2016. Pops of bold colors like sunny yellows, burnt oranges and vibrant fuchsias will now make an appearance. These will look especially gorgeous in florals or wedding party attire.

Food: Homey and Satisfying. Really fancy sit-down meals are not as prominent these days. Instead, we’re seeing couples opt for comfort food as they aim for a more homespun vibe to their wedding. Things like sliders, mini grilled cheese, hearty soups and Southern cuisine are now the star of the show. Yum!

Music: ‘90s is the New Throwback. Sorry guys, looks like the ‘80s are on their way out when it comes to staple “throwback” music for wedding receptions. Now it’s the ‘90s time to shine! From Backstreet Boys and ‘Nsync to Salt ‘N’ Peppa and Spice Girls, these are the tunes that are ruling the dance floor these days.

Destination Weddings: Out with the Beach, In with the Mountains. When you think of destination weddings you immediately think of a tropical island, right? These days, couples are looking for unique locations and are turning to the mountains. Locales like Aspen and Montana are becoming big for destination weddings. And the woodsy vibe is sure to give your guests a one-of-a-kind experience!

Most importantly, whether you choose to incorporate a trend or two or go completely classic, your wedding should be a reflection of your personalities and your love story. Have fun with it!


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