Wedding

March 18

Chic Black Tie Wedding in NYC

Today, we are so delighted to be sharing this spectacular black tie wedding with you all!

Alice and Peter held their big day in the ever-glamorous New York City. Their chic wedding had an all white wedding theme, paired with soft neutral colors. Have we mentioned yet that we think metallic tones are neutral?

From amazing rooftop pictures, pale champagne bridesmaids dresses, an elegant church ceremony, and a twinkly reception venue, we have to refrain from staring at all of its splendor. Their timeless wedding invitations help tie everything together!

Alice was lucky enough to wear two different gowns on her wedding day. The first wedding dress is strapless and filled with lots of glamorous tool; her second wedding dress has an amazing illusion neckline, with dainty floral accents scattered about. This classic, formal affair is truly a wedding that wowed its guests.

 

Photography Credit: Bo & Daniel of CLY By Matthew

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silver high heels

white lace wedding dress

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gold and champagne bridesmaids dress ideas

groomsmen standing on stairwell for wedding photography

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bride and groom walking in the streets of New York, wedding photography ideas

bride with bridesmaids on rooftop of NYC

bride and groom walking down the aisle in a Catholic church

elegant all white wedding decor in the reception venue

garden themed wedding lit up at nighttime reception

bride and groom cutting a white tiered wedding cake

Vendors

Reception: The Park
Florist: Designs By AHN
Wedding Dress: Shin Du Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Rent The Runway
Hair Stylist: Luis Payne
Bridal Makeup: Renee Lee
Jewelry: Cartier
Music/DJ: Stem Productions
Calligrapher: Alex Ryan Roque

Do you have a Real Wedding or Engagement Submission? We would LOVE to see it! Please see our submission guidelines here and we hope to hear from you!

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February 23

Ideas for Pink and Blue Wedding Themes

Calling all colorful details—periwinkle fabrics, orchid pumps, coral roses and metallic gold accents! Go bright and radiant with a periwinkle and coral wedding theme for an eye-catching look. We’re not sure anything can prepare you for spring as much as some pretty pink and blue wedding colors.

A wedding theme doesn’t have to follow any rules—pull in all your favorite elements for something totally unique. We love the eclectic additions like the vintage chair, the gold-painted bottles and the simple table decor. 

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Photo Source: Chair | Ring | Gold Bottle Vases | Tablescape | Bouquet | Boutonniere | Bridesmaids | Shoes

 

colorful-wedding-invitationFeatured Wedding Invitation: Winsome Blooms. See our full Wedding Invitation Collection here.

We love this metallic foiled wedding invitation’s use of mixed fonts and variety of colors. It’s the perfect fit for a wedding that has a lot of style. The foil-stamped design elements add a great shine to the invite and would also be a gorgeous design for table numbers.

Chair
Set up areas with furniture where guests can relax and mingle. A vintage chair adds so much style and encourages guests to linger and enjoy the scenery.

Ring
Coral ruffles and textured fabrics make a gorgeous “bed” for photos of the wedding rings. Incorporate your colorful wedding theme whenever you can by placing periwinkle, coral, orchid and gold fabrics and details in your photos.

Gold Bottle Vases
We love the shape of wine and beer/coke bottles for vases. They’re elegant and different than your rustic mason jars. Spray paint them in metallic gold—you’ll love how they reflect the candlelight, giving your tables a romantic glow. This is a super easy DIY project for your wedding! Not only is it ultra affordable, it looks very chic. We consider all metallic colors to be a neutral, so don’t be afraid to mix and match these items with your pink and blue wedding theme.

Tablescape
Keep it simple. When decorating tables, you don’t have to add a lot of knick-knacks or over-do the flowers. It can be as simple as setting out nice flatware, glasses, beautifully designed menus and gold-painted vases.

Bouquet
Loosely arrange coral roses, daisies and periwinkle flowers for an organic, outdoor wedding. Lightweight bouquets are just as beautiful as large arrangements and easier to hold all day long.

Boutonniere
Add hypericum berries to boutonnieres for a hint of coral. Berries hold up to a long day from pre-ceremony to the wedding farewell.

Bridesmaids
Periwinkle chiffon dresses give a cool-colored backdrop to bright bouquets full of coral and pink roses. Choose a background color, like periwinkle blue, for linens, dresses and shirts that will complement bright bouquets. If you enjoy some modern flare, make sure to have mismatched blue bridesmaids dresses.

Shoes
These satin pumps in orchid are the perfect shoes for a unique wedding look. Not only a beautiful accent to your wedding dress, they’re versatile for those who want to change into a different dress after the ceremony.

Periwinkle with accents of coral and orchid make a gorgeous, colorful wedding theme. Add gold accents with painted bottles and foil-stamped stationery to create a romantic day.

 

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May 28

How-To: Gift Tags and Ribbon DIY

Whether you’re looking to add airs and graces to your wedding stationery suite or more of a handcrafted shabby chic feel, our circle gift tags and ribbon will tickle you and your wedding guests pink. Here are two easy ways to add simple embellishments that add to your love story.

DIY #1: Circle Gift Tag, Ribbon & Envelopments©

For this DIY, you will need thick ribbon, an envelopment and a circle gift tag. Style tip: Your circle gift tag selection will depend on where it’s being used. Here it is closing up your wedding stationery suite. In other places, you may choose a simple monogram for the gift tag.

DIY Ribbon Invitation Gift Tag

Get the Look:

  1. After you’ve enclosed all the wedding invite essentials within the envelopment, cut a long piece of ribbon.
  2. Wrap the ribbon around the envelopment and place the circle gift tag over the ribbon and the envelopment to seal it. Ta da!

DIY #2: Gift Tags, Ribbon & Favor Boxes

For this DIY, you can choose thick or thin ribbon or both. The world is your oyster! You’ll also need favor boxes and gift tag stickers.

Wedding Favors, Ribbon, Gift tags

 

Get the Look:

1. After you have enclosed your delightful favor within the box, cut a piece of ribbon to wrap around the box. The stylish possiblities here are endless: you can double wrap, use two different ribbon colors and different sizes as well.

2. You can choose to tie the ribbon in an elegant bow, or add a gift tag—a circle or square will both do nicely—to seal the deal. Most importantly, remember that good things come in small packages.

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March 12

Wedding Stationery Wednesday: Pantone Aluminum

Planning a fall wedding? Take a cue from our Pantone Aluminum Inspiration Board and set the tone for an elegant affair, which begins with your save the date cards. Aluminum—one of Pantone’s Top 10 Colors for Fall 2014—carries solid weight as a sophisticated silvery shade.

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A cross between gray and silver, it adds an understated polish that will catch the eye—as any save the date card should do—and allows the bride and groom to be the stars. This futuristic neutral will shine, maintain its steely edge or establish a timeless mood as needed. From small details to large swashes, Aluminum hints at the wedding to come and opens to the possibilities of artful combinations in the suite that follows.

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May 6

Plan Your Party, Pin and Win! Enter Our Pinterest Sweepstakes

Wedding Paper Divas Pinterest Sweepstakes -- Reception Stationery

Don’t forget about the day-of details when planning your dream wedding! From ceremony program cards to reception menus, Wedding Paper Divas offers an entire suite of reception stationery. Enter our Pinterest Stationery Sweepstakes for the chance to win $500 worth of Wedding Paper Divas premium wedding stationery.

It’s easy to enter – just follow these simple steps:

  1. Click the image above to sign up.
  2. Complete the form and click “Submit” then “Start Pinning”
  3. Follow all @weddingpaper boards on Pinterest
  4. Repin your favorite items from our Reception Stationery Board.

Sweepstakes ends May 13, 2013.

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April 17

Get Inspired by Our Top Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is less than a month away (May 12, if you need a reminder!), and if you are looking to do something extra special for Mom this year, it’s time to start planning.

Not only did Mom raise you, but she probably acted – or is currently – as head wedding coordinator for your special day, assisting with everything from addressing envelopes to helping with table seating. Take this Mother’s Day to share your gratitude with a gift that lets Mom know how much you appreciate everything she does.

Mother's Day gift choices -- Wedding Paper Divas blog

1. Make an album she’ll cherish forever

She may have seen your wedding photos already, but pulling the very best images into one beautiful parents’ album will create a brag book Mom can share with her friends. Try to choose photos that will speak to her – a shot of her dancing, your father’s speech, or the cutting of the cake are all great memories.

2. Create a daily reminder of your love

A family photo from your wedding day is the perfect shot to put on a photo mug. If you live far away, this gift is a daily reminder of your love as your mother sips her morning tea.

3. Give a gift as unique as your bond

A photo gift makes a stunning present for Mom to display in her home. Family shots, or a photo of you and your mother, are the best to display here.

4. A special space for everyday notes

If your mother is a listmaker, help keep her to-dos extra sweet with a custom notepad. Pick a style that fits her, and match a photo from your wedding (a shot of the two of you would be extra sweet).

5. DIY a photo project

Roll up your sleeves and spend a Saturday creating these one of a kind photo vases. With just a few supplies, this simple DIY craft makes a big statement. For an extra bonus, fill them with Mom’s favorite blooms.

6. Pamper Mom with her favorite treats

For a special gift, fill a basket with luxurious treats that all have one purpose – to help Mom relax. Bath salts, candles, perfumes, and lotions are perfect for this. You can even add in an extra soft towel or robe. And we don’t think Mom would mind if you slipped in a bar or two of specialty chocolates!

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