Tag Archives: wedding inspiration

April 24

Boundless Blooms BHLDN Inspiration Board

The ever-chic team at BHLDN put together this elegant inspiration board for us. The classic style of pearls and floral are a perfect match for the romantic bride.

Boundless Blooms BHLDN Inspiration Board

Image source: Bouquet | Bride & Groom | Gemma Gown | Cake | Cocktails | Boundless Blooms Floral Wedding Invitation


April 15

Fabled Love BHLDN Inspiration Board

The ever-chic team at BHLDN put together this inspiration board for us, and we love the 60′s Bohemian charm about it. The ornate French lace is a perfect match for the free-spirited bride.

BHLDN Inspiration Board

Image source: Balsa Wood Bouquet | Sea Tablescape | Table Setting | Sky & Sea Crinkle Fans | Rena Dress | Fabled Love Wedding Invitation


January 17

DIY Polka Dot Envelope Liner

We had the pleasure of working with the fabulous Ruffled Blog on this beautiful styled shoot a few months ago. Inspired by the invitation suite used from the shoot, the talented Paige from Gilded Lily Events was inspired to put together this perfectly stunning DIY project. We are swooning over this lovely, personalized touch, whether it be for your save the dates, wedding invitation suite or thank you card! We also love the fact that it is shockingly easy but incredibly pretty and memorable. Would you ever add a DIY touch to your wedding suite?


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Credits: Photography: Christina Lily Photography // Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas “Wreathed in Blossoms”


January 10

A Styled Shoot with Ruffled Blog and Gilded Lily Events

We are so excited to share this incredibly gorgeous styled shoot that was featured on Ruffled Blog and created by the talented Gilded Lily Events. Inspired by our watercolor invitation suite, Gilded Lily Events designed a magical, sun-kissed wedding, captured by Christina Lily Photography. To view more of this stunning shoot on Ruffled, click here.


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Credits: Wedding Suite: Wedding Paper Divas / Florals & Event Design: Gilded Lily Events / Photography: Christina Lilly Photography / Videography: Flora + Fauna / Calligraphy: MaryKate / Hair & Makeup: Hot Mess Studio / Dress: Tadashi Shoji for BHLDN / Earrings: Elizabeth Cole for BHLDN / Sash: Catherine Deane for BHLDN / Hair Piece and Bracelet: Foolish Ginger / Bride’s Shoes: Michael Kors / Groom’s Suit & Shoes: Banana Republic / Venue: Historic Walnford, NJ


August 29

Real Weddings: Courtney & Mathew

This week’s Real Wedding is the beautiful celebration of Courtney and Mathew, held at the Highland Manor in Apopka, FL. Dark storms rolled in just before the ceremony and stayed away long enough for them to get everyone to the reception.

Photos courtesy of: Kristen Weaver

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Wedding Paper Divas Real Wedding

If you’d like your wedding to be featured on our Real Weddings please email us with your submission.


November 27

Using Wedding Invitations for your Wedding Inspiration

When you first get engaged and start planning your wedding it can be very overwhelming with all of the choices you need to make. Trying to decide on a theme, your colors, flowers, and style can be a big task and sometimes you have no idea where to start. Today we are sharing some of our newest wedding invitations from our 2013 collection and using them as the inspiration for your wedding flowers. If you happen to order your wedding invitations a little earlier (maybe 4-5 months before the wedding) you can have some inspiration and creativity emerge from the designs and it can help you nail down your flowers, colors, and maybe even a dress!


This delicate and whimsical invitation has gorgeous typography and light and romantic peonies which would be beautiful for a summer wedding. Using the peonies for your bouquet and centerpieces would fit nicely with this design.

Our next invitation is a playful and romantic design featuring watercolor and pastel poppies. The invitation can inspire pastel poppies (pink like in the design and even delicate white poppies) or you could even pick brighter poppies such as orange and yellow.

This invitation is probably my favorite so far. The beautiful pastel dandelions mixed with the different fonts is so playful and would be great for a spring or summer wedding. You can play off the dandelions and do a lot of fun stuff at your wedding such as give every guest a small vase with a dandelion in it and have everyone make a wish. It would be such a beautiful picture as well and a great memory.

Our last design is painted with light watercolors and features beautiful wisteria and calligraphy which gives a sweet and romantic touch. The durable vines of the wisteria can represent strength and the long living wisteria for lasting love. If you can find a venue that already has wisteria this would be a perfect touch or you could hire a florist to bring in this gorgeous flowing flower.

The options are endless and with a little creativity and inspiration from our wedding invitations you should have no problem planning your dream wedding.



May 12

Boho Chic Wedding Inspiration Board

This beautiful new invitation with a Bohemian design and delicate detailing on the back inspired today’s inspiration board. Heathered aqua, ivory, and khaki work perfectly when combined with romantic lace, ruffles and elegantly natural elements. Dreamy DIY touches and rustic accents give that homespun feel while adding subtle boho chic flair.   

boho chic inspiration board

L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Bohemian Spring invitation, Circle and Petals cake, DIY Lace Clutch, Coffee Bean Wedding Favors, AmoursansAnguish Dress via Etsy, Blue Green and Stormy Grey Glass earrings via Etsy, Groom’s Attire, DIY Organdy CorsageTablescape


May 5

Moss Green Wedding Inspiration Board

We instantly fell in love with the beautiful moss design on this letterpress invitation, perfect for a charming nature-inspired wedding!  Use moss throughout your event, from your bouquet to the decor, to add texture and an outdoorsy feel. Try incorporating the color moss green in richer fabrics and accents to compliment the natural materials while adding a touch of elegance.  

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L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Charmed Moss Letterpress invitation, Moss bouquet, Moss Escort Cards, Agave Peep-Toes from BHLDN , Table setting, Wedding Cake, Centerpiece


October 28

Winter Wedding Inspiration Board

Delicate snowflakes and shimmering crystals set against a midnight blue background creates a sophisticated and classic winter wedding theme. Here are some ideas to inspire you.

Winter Wedding Inspiration Board

L to R:  Wedding Paper Divas Frosty Wind invitation, Silver Plated Snowflake Bookmarks, Table decor, Snowflake Wine Stopper Favor, Dessy Bridesmaid dress, Blue wedding shoes, Wedding cake


October 14

Diann Valentine in Harper’s Bazaar

This year I was blessed with the opportunity to join forces with WeTV and Wedding Central as one of their wedding experts who traveled the country appearing at malls and offering brides-to-be wedding and entertaining tips. As my year starts to unwind, I just concluded my final stop on the tour in Atlanta. While counting my blessings and relishing in the great memories created with my new girlfriends around the country, I realized that yet another blessing lied ahead.

WeTV and Harper’s Bazaar partnered on a special profile in the October  2010 issue called “Destination Fabulous.”

This special section featured all of the fabulous wedding experts offering our best advice on destination weddings.  Ron Ben-Israel, Ceci Johnson, Mark Ingram and David Tutera joined me in this amazing feature.

However, my profile is a bit personal. Whereas I am customarily quite protective of my family and personal life, I decided to share a snapshot of me and my husband at our destination wedding at Castello Dal Pozzo on Lake Maggiore in Italy earlier this year. Essentially, I want women in love to know that I practice what I preach. A white wedding dress never resided in my color wheel of options but this Radiant Magenta—well let’s just say it made my heart skip a beat!

Express yourself,