Wedding Theme

March 29

Black Tie Carnival Affair Inspiration Board from Beau-Coup

The bloggers at our wedding favors partner Beau-coup recently posted this wonderful carnival themed inspiration board. This tugs at our heart strings and takes us back to childhood fun. For more party inspiration and wedding ideas, check out the Beau-coup blog.

There’s nothing like a classic gumball machine to bring out your inner child. So whether you’re throwing a black tie event, a carnival wedding, or both(!), these mini classic gumball machine favors will knock your guests’ socks off! The fanciful candy wedding favors come pre-filled with delicious Double Bubble gumballs—dispense with just a twist of the knob.

Images from: Marchesa, Kate Spade, The Bride’s Cafe, My Polaroid Blog, Beau-coup, 101 Cookbooks, Erin Quon, Cheree Berry, Color Band Productions, J. Crew, Ruffled, Ed McGowan, Victor Sizemore

About Beau-coup Favors

Beau-coup is a recognized leader in the wedding favor and bridal gifts industry. Our offerings include wedding decorations and supplies, as well as baby shower favors, birthday party favors and other party favors. Style editors and event planners look to Beau-coup for trendsetting favors and unique wedding planning ideas, both in our wedding blog and articles section. We have also been featured in a variety of leading publications including Fortune, The Wall Street Journal and InStyle Magazine.

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January 29

2011 Wedding Trends: Homespun Style

Today we are featuring another popular wedding theme for 2011. The Homespun Style trend will capture the artsy couple’s unique, indie flair. Whimsical invitations that have that hand-made feel, and special DIY details will help create a cozy, intimate atmosphere at the event.

This theme lets you experiment with your creativity and incorporate eclectic elements in unusual ways. Try combining mismatched patterns in playful hues and incorporate natural textures to add an earthy charm. When shopping for decor items for your reception, try vintage stores and antique shops or online sites like Three Potato Four, which has a whole wedding section!



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August 19

Mauve Wedding Inspiration Board

For a sophisticated color palette for a fall wedding, try working with shades of dusty mauve, berry, taupe, and goldenrod. Add some leafy accents and earthy elements to tie in the season and create a soft, natural atmosphere.

L to R:  Wedding Paper Divas Earthy Leaves Wedding Invitation, Grape Spritzer, Placesetting, Groom’s Tie, “Turning Leaves” Bookmark favors, French Macaroons, Lela Rose bridesmaid dress, Fall Leaves cake, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Centerpieces, Wooden maple leaf escort cards

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June 8

Local Destination Decor

Just because you’re not jet setting across the ocean to say your vows doesn’t mean your local celebration can’t have the charm and wonder of a destination wedding. Planning a honeymoon-inspired wedding can give your local celebration that dreamy allure that destination weddings are made of. With a little creativity in your menu selections and some thoughtful decor, your guests will easily get lost in the charm of a faraway place.

Here are a few colorful, cultural and oh-so-accessible local destination decor ideas…

What’s your favorite? If you’ve planned a honeymoon-inspired wedding, we’d love to see your photos! Send to blog@weddingpaperdivas and we’ll feature your savvy style on the blog!

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June 7

Honeymoon-Inspired Food & Drinks

Wedding themes come in all different shapes and sizes and we love hearing how resourceful brides are getting creative while planning theirs, without straying from their budgets. One hot trend that we’re gushing over right now is honeymoon-inspired weddings. Not able to pull off the lavish destination wedding? Fret not, recessionista bride—let your honeymoon destination inspire your local celebration instead! No matter where your post-wedding travel plans will take you, incorporating that locale’s provisions into your occasion will be sure to leave all your guests filled with wanderlust.

Island Paradise

Whether you’re headed to a dreamy resort in Indonesia or a cruise through the Caribbean, island fare is all about fresh seafood, colorful ingredients and flavorful spices—not to mention bright cocktails!

Mediterranean Marvel

From the Greek Isles to the Amalfi Coast, Mediterranean food is known for being hearty and delicious with a romantic appeal. Serving it family-style will add extra charm and inspire conversation! Also, don’t forget the red wine and an assortment of olives for every table! Think skewered meats, bright tomatoes and handcrafted pasta.

Pacific Northwest

Outdoorsy type? Tie in your love for Mother Nature by throwing a locavore feast! Grab the chef and find your favorite farm or farmers’ market to hand-pick the freshest herbs, organic produce and sustainable meats and seafood available in your area. Your event will be as chic as it is eco-friendly.

East meets West

Take the delicious flavors of Asian cuisine and present them in a stylish yet familiar fashion—like sushi pizza and pork sliders! Add some additional eastern flair to the dessert table or party favors with custom fortune cookies from Beau-Coup! Don’t forget chopsticks, sake to sip and chic white dishware for added flavor!

Eating Your Way Through Europe

European fare offers a wealth of options—all of which will add a healthy amount of charm to your wedding menu. French macaroons, Spanish paella, delectable cheese plates, warm baguettes and Guinness beer are only a small handful of ideas that come to mind. For added delight, serve your food on tapas-style small plates!

Are you planning your wedding menu around your honeymoon destination? Send us your ideas to blog@weddingpaperdivas.com and we’ll feature them on Diva Dialogue!

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June 6

Hot Trend: Honeymoon-Inspired Weddings

The recessionista bride might not be hosting a lavish destination wedding, but we love how resourceful brides are letting their honeymoon destinations inspire their local celebrations instead! From sweet seaside inspiration to elegant and exotic locales, this hot new trend in wedding planning is sure to leave all of your guests daydreaming about a getaway of their own.

Can’t envision what a honeymoon-inspired wedding would look like? Here are a few popular destinations and the wedding decor they might inspire:

Maui

Bold orchid hues, tropical flowers and a hint of sunshine yellow will transform your celebration into a beach-worthy event (even if you’re in a landlocked state without so much as a lake nearby!).

Paris

Known as a city full of romance, style and glamour, Paris is the perfect honeymoon destination. Add a touch of chic Parisian style to your reception with favors and invitations inspired by the City of Love.

The Bahamas

When you want to spend your honeymoon lounging on a beach and soaking up the sun, there’s no better destination than the Bahamas. A touch of coral and a few stylish seashells will have all of your guests daydreaming about blue seas and white sand.

Tokyo

Full of culture, couture and cuisine, Japan is a stylish destination for jetsetting couples. Encourage your guests to get in the fun with chopstick favors and these gorgeous little flower petal sushi rolls.

Tuscany

Give your elegant event a touch of casual Mediterranean flair with these simple ideas inspired by Italy’s wine country. Luscious tomatoes will add a pop to your centerpieces, while bold blues and charming patterns will transform your invitations into a classic work of art.

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