Wedding Reception

November 23

Colorful Ideas for a Rustic Wedding Theme

Rustic doesn’t mean brown neutral tones. Soft creams and weathered wood can be a perfect backdrop to pops of color, like turquoise, fuchsia, orange or a buttercream yellow. These vibrant colors add a wake-up call to any wedding. This rustic revival is sprinkled with colors that accent tables, adorn cakes and spruce up invites. Show your guests a colorful setting that awakens their senses and adds a unique spin to a rustic wedding theme.

color-your-rustic-wedding-ideasPhoto Source: Tablescape | Bridesmaids | Cake | Turquoise Barn | Favors

 

colorful-ideas-for-your-rustic-weddingFeatured Wedding Invitation: Brilliantly Wreathed. See our full Wedding Invitation Collection here.

A wedding invitation is a perfect way to show your guests your color theme and your style. See how the invitation’s design and colors are used for the wedding day decor? Brilliantly done.

Here’s how you can add vibrant colors to accent your wedding theme:

Turquoise Barn:
We all love the way a red barn door acts as a dramatic backdrop to wedding photos. Take your wedding theme a step further and step out of the box. You don’t even need a barn to create this backdrop. Find old wooden boards or doors, paint them and prop them up behind your photo booth, dessert table or use as a backdrop to your wedding photos.

Tablescape:
Bare wooden tables and neutral colors offer the right base to colorful table decor. Use napkins as your color accent. It’s the perfect way to use a bold colors like turquoise without overdoing it. Don’t forget the little details like favors decorated with pretty gift tags. Fill bottles with honey, a cocktail mixture or candy—whatever fits your personality.

Favors:
Say a special “thank you” to your guests with DIY favors. Have an aunt who’s famous for her homemade jam, or how about a friend who makes salted caramel? Utilize your friends and family—most are more than happy to contribute. Then add your finishing touch with stylish gift tags or stickers with a personalized note. Tie it with twine and decorate the favor with fabric for more color.

Bridesmaids:
Bright and bold colors can look beautiful next to your wedding dress and your partner’s outfit. Make a colorful statement with your bridesmaid dresses. If you want to tone down the pop of color a little, add neutral cardigans or denim jackets. They also add more of a relaxed and casual look to your rustic wedding theme.

Cake:
Let’s talk about the icing on the cake—the dessert. After dinner, guests await a treat that satisfies their sweet tooth. We love how this cake looks handmade and natural with the cake showing through the frosting. This type of cake is called a naked cake and it’s really trending for rustic weddings right now. Not even the cake is left behind without color. Here, flowers provide pops of color for a colorful wedding theme.

When planning a rustic wedding, don’t be shy about including your favorite vibrant colors to your backdrops, and accenting your tables and cake with turquoise, fuchsia, orange and yellow. Show off your style and how unique the two of you are. Happy planning.

 

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April 22

DIY Wedding Reception Stationery

We are thrilled to share with you once again the beautiful DIY project by Jennifer and Jessica from Linen, Lace & Love. See how they’ve added that special personal touch to our reception stationery.

This beautiful Watercolor Garden wedding program on pearl white shimmer paper is just stunning. With all of Wedding Paper Divas stationery, it’s so well designed that you don’t want to add too much, or it takes away from what is already there. So we decided to do some watercolor of our own.

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Programs

Using a drugstore watercolor set I painted a sheet of watercolor paper in the color palette of the program. After it was dry, I used a heart shaped hole punch to make homemade confetti.

Then, I put my homemade heart confetti into a mini glassine envelope, typed Love in Bloom onto watercolor paper, painted over it, punched it out, and glued it onto the front of the envelope.

I took a small hole punch and punched the top of the envelope, and then punched holes equal distance from each side, on the spine of the program. Next, I threaded a purple ribbon through the bottom of the program, through the confetti envelope, and then back out through the top hole and tied it in a bow.

Now all of the guest will have a fun surprise when they open their program, as well as confetti to throw when the bride and groom walk down the aisle.

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Programs

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Programs

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Programs

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Programs - Watercolor Garden

This modern, tribal themed invitation suite was so much fun to work with. Your first impulse will be to over arrow. Arrows are so much fun to use, but I found this amazing gold leather cording in the jewelry making section of Michael’s and thought it would be the perfect addition.

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

I made arrows by painting cake pop sticks gold, and cutting the arrow head and tail out of black glitter paper. I also used the black glitter paper to create the program and table number.

For the table display we found the most amazing linens at Concepts Event Design; the table cloth is a black raw silk called onyx shantung, and the napkin is a shimmery gold raw silk called miss metallic dupionu shantung. It’s a rustic, but formal feel that ties the look together.

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

The table number is a stamp from Paper Source, that I embossed using gold embossing powder. (DIY: embossing here) The table number is made to hang on a wine bottle, and then it can be cleared when everyone has been seated, and the wine is poured.

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Reception Menus - Archer’s Affection

This bright and joyful Petal Cluster collection made me think of a dandelion, because the menu card looks like a dandelion’s petals blowing off as someone makes a wish…so that became the theme of choice.

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

We went back to water coloring and made confetti out of tangerine, fuchsia, and lime. Then punched either side of the program, for a different look, and over the glassine envelope typed out My heart made a wish (for all of you Disney fans out there, this phrase was inspired by a dream is a wish your heart makes), and then wrapped it up in some pink bakers twine.

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

For the menu we took the same idea with the side punches and the pink bakers twine, but we used the phrase Wishes do come true.

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

The linens we chose were: coral conch shantung, and fuchsialishous shantung.

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

The coloring of the table number and name cards reminded me of the Watercolor Garden program, so I kept with the floral theme and added fake flower blooms to both the table number and name card.

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

I again used embossing to create the actual number, this time with a purple embossing powder.

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Reception Table Cards - At Last

What is cuter than a bicycle built for two? A wedding stationery line using a bicycle built for two. These were so darling that all I could do was wrap them up like a present!

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

The back of the bike has a ribbon that says we do so I carried that phrase over into the decor. I printed out we do on water color paper, and painted it red. Then when it was dry I punched it out with a large, heart-hole punch and added little punches above it to string the twine through…cause everything is more fun when it’s wrapped like a present!

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

I took the same idea for the menu, except the menu said celebrate so I used that phrase, and wrapped it around with bakers twine.

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

For the table linen we used Natural Burlap and the red napkin is cranberry kiss shantung.

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

Wedding Paper Divas Reception Stationery

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Reception Programs- At Last

All linens and chiavari chairs provided by Concepts Event Design in San Diego. Design and photography by Linen, Lace, & Love.

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October 5

DIY Divas: Floating Pom Poms

Our creative department recently created these beautiful floating pom poms and hung them above one of our staffers desk in celebration of her birthday. They were so beautiful that I just had them share them as today’s DIY Divas idea.

Wedding-Pom-Pom

To learn how to make these stunning art pieces, go to Martha Stewart Living.

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October 2

Pink Drinks

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jennifer at Hostess with the Mostess published some gorgeous pink drinks.  They were so pretty that I couldn’t resist sharing.  If pink is part of your color palette for your event, consider adding one of these pretty cocktails as a signature drink:

pink-drinks-wedding

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September 24

Favor Boxes and Paper Cakes

As a paper company, we couldn’t help but notice these pretty paper cakes features today on Brides.com.  These favor boxes from Crafty Kauzi’s Paper Bakery are not only practical and fun, but we also love their beautiful displays that are sure to look beautiful at any party or reception.

Paper-Wedding-Cakes

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July 9

Eye Candy: Fancy Food

Sometimes eye candy can refer to something that you not only drool over with your eyes, but something you can actually eat! Check out these fancy foods that would serve as the perfect centerpieces to a wedding reception:

fancy-food

From L to R:  Scallop; Macarons; Oyster Shooters; Salmon Bites; Chocolate Souffle

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