Wedding Invitations

January 19

Pink Wedding Ideas inspired by Rose Quartz

Introducing Rose Quartz, one of the PANTONE Colors of the Year 2016. Every year a new PANTONE color is featured, influencing fashion, design and wedding industries. As we’re settling into the New Year, we’re excited to show you a theme in a warmer rose tone: Rose Quartz.

Rose Quartz is stunning when combined with light pinks, creams and grays. Paint your wedding day with this sensational color with flowy fabrics, layered frosting and flowers with lots of petals. There is something so feminine and dainty about this soft, pink wedding.

 

rose pink wedding colors pink wedding inspiration boardPhoto Source: Signature Cocktail | Straws | Bride | Chair | Groom | Quartz Stones | Cake

rose-quarts-wedding-invitationFeatured Wedding Invitation: Marbled Devotion. See our full Wedding Invitation Collection here.

We love this wedding invitation in Rose Quartz because it’s classic with an elegant font.

It’s all in the details. Here’s how you can paint your wedding day in this rose color:

Signature Cocktail
Have a little fun with your drinks. Mix raspberry lemonade with citrus-flavored vodka and garnish with a mint leaf for a Rose Quartz wedding cocktail. Add your mixture to a gold-rimmed glass for a sweet look.

Straws
Accessorize your drinks with colorful straws. Paper straws are all the trend right now with all their colors and fun designs. Add straws to your cocktails to give them more style or offer them before the ceremony for your welcome drinks.

Bride
These days wedding dresses don’t have to be white or ivory—try a blush gown. When it’s your wedding, there are no rules. Find ruffles and layers of flowy chiffon in soft pinks for a dress that matches your style.

Chair
Add lightweight Rose Quartz fabric to your venue by draping it on the back of your head table chairs. This is a great look for your photos when your photographer captures the new couple seated for dinner and the toasts.

Groom
Personality is all in the tie. Let it be a solid pink color for a classic wedding, or polka dot or checkered for a fun rustic wedding. Find ties that match your theme and style, and remember to use your other colors—creams and grays—for the groom’s suite and boutonniere.

Quartz Stones
Add style to your flower arrangements by filling the bottom of your vases with rose-colored quartz stones. These stones also create a romantic ambiance in bowls filled with water and floating candles—a lovely look for a beach wedding.

Cake
Create an eye-catching (and edible) centerpiece by repeating the textures and colors of your dress and chair decor for your cake. Layers of frosting petals in Rose Quartz create an elegant look that matches your pink wedding theme.

Bring this new Color of the Year to life, adding in creams and grays for balance. All the elements of your day, like your cake, chairs, dress and cocktails, will look so lovely when you find just the right decor and DIY crafts to dress up your rosy-inspired day. This color will have all your guests blushing!

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January 8

DIY Wedding Invitation Designs

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It’s been a while since our last Small Talk Big Day feature and it’s safe to say we’re glad to be back! 

Today we have Wedding Paper Divas style & trend expert, Amber Harrison on our wedding blog getting a DIY lesson from the talented Brianne Connolly, owner of Brown Fox Calligraphy. These ladies are here to give you the low down on how to DIY wedding invitation designs and we are absolutely in love. Amber is our resident authority on the latest wedding trends and etiquette guidelines. She combines tradition, personal style and the hottest trends to help each couple celebrate their unique love story on their big day.

Hey, it’s Amber!

Are you swooning over Whitney Port’s wedding stationery? Brianne from Brown Fox Calligraphy did it all and she’s going to show you how.

Brianne says…

Alright Amber, it’s really easy. Just follow these three steps!

Step One: 

Clamp your card stock tightly and make sure that your edges are flush.

Step Two: 

Squeeze acrylic paint onto a paper plate.

Step Three: 

Paint the edges of your cards with a foam brush in gradual layers.

Tip: It’s better to do it lightly at first and then add on afterwards 

Don’t forget to repeat step three for every side of the card so that everything is painted. Let the paint dry for a few minutes till it’s dry to the touch then, unclamp the cards and spread them out until they are completely dry.

Now your wedding invitation designs are finished! Getting a celebrity worthy look without breaking the bank has never been easier. Pick up some of Whitney Port’s wedding invitations here.

For more inspiration and tips, visit www.smalltalkbigday.com

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December 7

Black and White Bridal Shower Ideas

Black and white is a timeless party theme that never gets old. For this bridal shower theme, we’re showing off foil and glitter gold accents. Stripe and polka dot patterns add a playful sophistication, and by adding different textures, you can make a bridal shower truly unique.

Plan a black-and-white bridal shower with metallic accents that the bride-to-be will remember.
black-and-white-bridal-shower-ideasPhoto Source: Gray Tulle | Mini Donuts | Gifts | Cupcakes | Dress Cookies | Shoes

 

black-and-white-bridal-shower-ideasFeatured Bridal Shower Invitation: Sequin Splash. See our full Bridal Shower Invitation Collection here.

We love that guests can receive something in the mail that shows them the party’s style. Choose a design that speaks to your party theme and that celebrates your guest of honor.

Here are ideas on how to bring a black-and-white bridal shower theme from “drab” to “fab”:

Gray Tulle
Tulle isn’t just for the bride. Add texture to your table runners with tulle, or tie it onto chairs. Feel free to experiment with other colors of tulle like grey or gold.

Mini Donuts
These powdered sugar mini donuts make the perfect finger-food treat. Because of their size and glaze options, donuts give you so many ways to play with style. Build a tower of chocolate glazed and powered sugar donuts for an impressive dessert bar, or plate donuts on a mirror for guests to grab.

Gifts
Using patterned paper is a great way to add a unique style to your black and white theme. Wrap her gifts in black and white stripes, and gold polka dot wrapping paper. Create a backdrop with striped and polka dot paper or lay out patterned linens.

Cupcakes
Chic and delicious—the perfect combination for a cupcake. We love the white frosting and the black cupcake liners for this theme. Try adding patterns to your liners, or to create texture, top them with roses made of frosting.

Dress Cookies
It’s all about her wedding dress. Celebrate the bride-to-be with details that speak to her big day. Make a craft or game out of frosting the cookies. Pre-bake cookies and set up a cookie decorating table where guests can frost these as their party favors, or create a game frosting the cookies for a prize.

Shoes
With a black and white theme, we recommend gold glitter to make a “wow” statement. Whether on shoes or party decor, gold glitter adds beautiful shine to a black and white theme.

Use a classic color combination like black and white, and make a bridal shower stand out. Give this theme more by adding gold, textures and patters to create something really unique. Stylish details make a party just as unique as the bride-to-be!

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November 11

Rustic Backyard Wedding during Autumn

Today, we are overjoyed to be sharing this beautiful Autumn wedding. Blake and Melissa were recently married in her parent’s stunning backyard, in Minneapolis MN. This majestic multi-colored field only enhances the beauty of this wonderful season. This wedding is chic and elegant, yet incorporates some subtle rustic flare as well. Their nuptials encompassed the true heart of any great, rustic backyard wedding!

From the Bride:
We were married at noon, on a perfect Saturday. I was lucky enough to walk down the aisle to a song that my husband had composed and recorded all by himself! We had a brunch reception, and then rented out lanes at a Bowling Alley for our wedding party and family to party/play at after the reception was over.

Photography Credit: Kate Becker Photography

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ariel view of a wedding ceremony in the fall season

wedding party in a golden field during autumn

bride holding a red and white flower bouquet with her husband

wedding flower crown on bride's head

fall wedding under a clear open tent that's pinterest worthy

white and gold wedding invitation with elegant typography

white and green rustic outdoor wedding decor during autumn

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wedding decorations for a rustic wooden wedding in the fall

black and white wedding photography by kate becker

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August 14

Wedding Invitation Etiquette: What NOT to Include

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Today we have Wedding Paper Divas style & trend expert, Amber Harrison on our blog sharing some helpful and vital tips for what NOT to include on your beautiful wedding invitations. Amber is our resident authority on the latest wedding trends and etiquette guidelines. She combines tradition, personal style and the hottest trends to help each couple celebrate their unique love story on their big day.

Amber really has us covered this week with some great wedding invitation etiquette that all couples should remember when creating their invitation suite. From registry information to rules regarding children, Amber has tons of information that she is sharing today! If you’re getting ready to order your wedding invitations or if you can hear the bells ringing from a distance away, remember these wedding invitation etiquette tips and tricks! Amber is going to make sure we’re clear on what to avoid printing on that pretty paper!

Hi Friends! That’s right, today on Small Talk Big Day I’m going to make sure you’re clear on what to avoid printing on that pretty paper!

  1. Registry Information: You want your invitation to be about the celebration, not the gifts. Instead of on your invites, include registry information on your wedding website with your shower invitation or use good ole’ fashion word-of-mouth. Your family and wedding party will help spread the word and this will save space on your beautiful invites for specifics regarding venue and wedding date.
  2. Rules Regarding Children:  Leave off any language that encourages guests to leave the kids at home. If you prefer an adults only event, just be very specific when addressing the invitation and only list the names of the guests invited. This is not an uncommon request for almost newlyweds, a lot of couples prefer that children don’t attend the big day. Just remember to be precise and only address the invitation with the names of the guests that are invited.
  3. Food & Beverage Detail: Leave the entree selections to the response card. If you’re having a dry reception or a limited alcohol selection, there’s no need to mention that, your guests will figure it out when they get there. If this feels too limiting, don’t worry, your wedding website or enclosure cards are a great way to share any fun and extra information!

Shop Wedding Paper Divas wedding invitations.

For more inspiration and tips, visit www.smalltalkbigday.com

I want to hear from you! Fill me in on all your secrets for looking great in photos and don’t forget to post a comment to me below with your questions and I may answer them (anonymously, of course!) in an upcoming episode.

Don’t forget to follow along and show me all *your* favorite wedding inspiration. #SmallTalkBigDay

Follow on Instagram: @weddingpaperdivas | @amberkharrison

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September 12

Pure Romance Wedding Inspiration Board

We’re so happy to have one of our designers Stacey Day on the blog today. Stacey is sharing her inspiration behind her Pure Romance wedding invitation.

Pure Romance Wedding Invitations

Images: dress | nail polish | cake | tablescape | floral

Visit Stacey’s site: Stacey Day Paper

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