July 31

Purple Theme Lake Wedding in Seattle

Today, we are loving this fun lakeside wedding! Friends and family from all over the country came to be with these two lovebirds on their special day. From the amazing pink wild flowers, elegant purple bridesmaid dresses, and hilarious photo booth props, these two knew how to throw a great party.

Emily is a nurse, and Andrew is an officer. To pay homage to their careers, they made sure to include some heartfelt and unique details in their ceremony and reception. They were married in a quaint church, located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, near Seattle.

One of their favorite moments from the reception, was when Emily and Andrew tried to cut their wedding cake. Their knife cutting skills could use some work- but luckily for them, it provided some huge laughs for all of their wedding guests. It truly was the perfect summer day. We love seeing a wedding theme that reflects the two of you!


Photography Credit:  IJ Photo

back of lace wedding dress on a lake dock

pink flower bouquet

officer uniform for a groom

nurse and officer getting married

purple bridesmaids in catholic church ceremony

lake wedding with the bride and groom

bride and groom kissing near lavender

purple tablecloths for a summer wedding

pink flowers on a chocolate cake

funny cake cutting moment at wedding

funny polaroid pictures with props from a wedding

groom carrying bride


Planner: LoveBug Weddings and Events

Venue: American Lake Conference Center

Florist: Flowers by Karen

DJ/Music: Otto-Matic

Wedding Cake: Sky River Bakery

Bridal Makeup: Sophia Hair and Make-up

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September 12

DIY: Wildflower Boutonniere

Fall is peeking around the corner and if you’re wrapping up the details for your autumn affair, this DIY is sure to delight. Dried florals are a picture-perfect boutonniere option for this time of year. Save time (and pre-wedding stress) by creating these simple yet stylish accessories in advance.



  • Dried florals or silk/synthetic flowers that match your theme or colors
  • Floral tape
  • Ribbon or raffia
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pins

Step 1: Arrange

Arrange your florals in a way so that all the stems are gathered at the bottom. Adjust each piece to your liking. When you have everything the way you want it, wrap the stems with floral tape—and add a dollop of hot glue to make sure everything stays in place.

Step 2: Wrap and Secure

Next, cover the floral tape with ribbon, raffia or any other embellishments you want. You’ll want to add another dollop of glue here, to secure the end of the ribbon.

Step 3: Pin and Cherish

Lastly, you’ll want to glue a pin to the base of the stems so it’s wear-ready on the big day!

If  you try this idea yourself, or if you have any DIY ideas to share, send your photos to blog@weddingpaperdivas.com and we’ll post them for all of our fans and followers.


September 11

Eye Candy: Wildflower Bouquet Bliss

Love the look of woodsy meets romantic? Fall sets the perfect backdrop for outdoor weddings, rich with natural colors, details and textures—and your flowers are the perfect place to highlight the beauty this time of year brings. Take this bouquet for instance… the classic white paired with unexpected textures and unique flora options is a combination made in autumn wildflower heaven.


September 10

Wildflowers Inspiration Board

Casual but elegant with a homespun feel, a wildflowers wedding theme is ideal for the couple who’s all about simplicity and natural beauty.

wildflowers wedding inspiration

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March 7

Wedding Stationery Wednesday: Rustic Charm

If you’re dreaming of mason jars, wildflowers and wood grain, these rustic wedding stationery picks are bound to set your heart beating just a little bit faster.