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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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.
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.
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 Corsage, Tablescape
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.
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
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.
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
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!
There’s something timeless and delicate about simple floral arrangements. If you’re drawn to sweet, homespun-style decor and want to incorporate that into your wedding day, take a look at these fresh flower ideas. Aren’t they simply splendid?
The rustic beauty and charm of a barn setting will create a romantically gorgeous atmosphere for your fall wedding. A warm color palette in earthy tones will work perfectly with decor details that incorporate natural elements and compliment the venue and surroundings.
L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Sea Grass Wedding Invitation, Mini buttercream cupcakes, Wedding dress, Reception Decor, Drinks table, Chair decor, Photo Barn Wall
A beautiful winery is the quintessential romantic venue for a fall wedding. Warm rust and golden tones with details inspired by the setting will set the ambiance and create a cohesive theme. Here are some ideas to inspire you.
L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Vibrant Vineyard wedding Invitation, Place setting, Bouquet, Rings, Boutonniere, Cupcakes, Wine Cork Place Card Holders, Wine Bottle Vases, Wedding cake
Looking for wedding color inspiration? Check out this gorgeous white and yellow Dallas wedding from our partner, Bella Pictures!
Amy and Graham had a beautiful outdoor wedding in Dallas, TX with a yellow and white color scheme. While the bride chose the traditional white dress, the groom and groomsmen went the non-traditional route and had gray tuxedos with yellow ties.
Amy and Graham opted to have their wedding portraits taken throughout Dallas, and the city really gave them some great industrial-style photos.
For more information on different wedding styles, visit our planning section!
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