April 15

Fabled Love BHLDN Inspiration Board

The ever-chic team at BHLDN put together this inspiration board for us, and we love the 60′s Bohemian charm about it. The ornate French lace is a perfect match for the free-spirited bride.

BHLDN Inspiration Board

Image source: Balsa Wood Bouquet | Sea Tablescape | Table Setting | Sky & Sea Crinkle Fans | Rena Dress | Fabled Love Wedding Invitation

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April 14

Marchesa Inspiration Board

We’re thrilled to introduce The Marchesa Collection, designed exclusively for Wedding Paper Divas. The fashionable bride will fall in love with these romantic designs with a bespoke feel. Today’s inspiration board highlights one of the luxurious invitations, inspired by the runway.

Marchesa inspiration

L to R: Marchesa for Wedding Paper Divas Night Blooms invite, Bride in Marchesa DressReception DécorPlace settingBridesmaid bouquet, Shoes

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April 11

Industry Influencer – Allison from Engaged & Inspired

For our first Industry Influencer series we are excited to announce our interview with Allison from Engaged & Inspired today.

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1. How did you get your start in the industry?

There were so many moments that lead me here, each of which built on top of each other and put me right where I am. But the short answer is that I became a part of this industry over 4 years ago when I started up a little blog called Engaged & Inspired. That blog gained some traction and, well, here we are!

2. Favorite perk of the job?

Experiencing wedding days. So much goes into planning a wedding and it isn’t always easy for the couple, but when the ceremony starts and the festivities begin, well, nothing beats that moment.

3. What are your favorite wedding trends right now?

I try not to look too far into trends. I try to create awesome weddings that are free of trends as I wouldn’t want a couple to look at their wedding photos 5 years later and have it outdated. That said, I’m totally loving the flowing organic trends that are happening with flowers right now, and the crazy amount of foliage. It was time for bouquets to loosen up and centerpieces to have a little bit of a raw edge to them.

4. Go-to color palette?

I am lucky enough to work with so many couples who pull me out of my comfort zone and inspire me to create great designs in many color palettes. But my go to color palette always involves gold, bright colors (who doesn’t love fuchsia?!) or a little hint of blush pink or mint green.

5. Describe your own personal wedding style.

Humm. I think about this a lot seeing as I do a lot of weddings at the venue I was married at. I would love to say that my personal wedding style was something bold and daring, but I tend to heavily gravitate toward soft colors, romantic lines and whimsical details. I just love the timeless look of simple and beautiful wedding that isn’t overdone with details.

6. What’s your favorite Wedding Paper Divas design?

There are so many good ones! I can’t just pick one.
Air of Affection – Wedding Invitation
Until Ever After – Foil Stamped Wedding Invitation
Floral Dreams – Wedding Invitations

7. What is one thing you tell all your brides-to-be?

Enjoy it. I’ve worked with a few brides (and honestly, I was one myself) that obsessed over the details and had a very specific look in mind when it came to designing and setting up the details. I have always found that being that type of bride are really hard to make happy. You have to plan everything down to the detail and then literally let it all go on the day of. The more you micro-manage and care about every single inch of your wedding, you won’t be able to enjoy it like you should. Letting it all go and just being in that moment with the people you love, that is what a wedding is all about. Sometimes that gets a bit lost in all the details! So really, enjoy it!

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April 9

Wedding Stationery Wednesday: Mauve Mist Wedding Invitations

We’ve fallen head over heels for Pantone Mauve Mist, an ethereal mix of lavender and light pink. It adds a different twist on the traditional romantic palette and works across classic and modern wedding invitations and save the dates. Pair it with a little (or a lot) of gold details and it’s sure to be a sweet soiree.

mauve wedding invitations

mauve save the dates

mauve wedding invitations

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April 7

Pantone Mauve Mist Inspiration Board

This week’s color, Pantone Mauve Mist, is a hue that would work equally well for a summer or fall wedding. The toned down pink with a hint of lavender, looks fresh and airy when paired with whites and crisp green, or can be more subdued when paired with a palette of deep neutrals.

pantone mauve mist L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Blissful Petals invite, CenterpieceBridesmaidsCakeDrinksGroom

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April 4

Real Bride: Abbie – Wedding Invitations

We are thrilled to have Abbie from All Things Tiffany Blue here today to share her wedding stationery with our readers. If you missed it last month she also shared her save the dates.

Abbie and Matt will be married on July 12, 2014 and today she is sharing her inspiration behind her wedding invitation choice.

Invitations convey the tone of your wedding and give your guests a glimmer of your style as well. When picking out invitations, we wanted to make sure that we found one that complemented both of our personalities and showcased our wedding’s aura.

Below are our top four picks for our winery wedding:

Third Runner Up: Rustic Wreaths invitations and response cards

tri-fold photo wedding invitation (front)
tri-fold wedding invitation (back)
rustic wedding RSVP cards
I love how these invitations fold out like a book. Their rustic appeal also complemented our wedding’s venue (a winery) perfectly. If we had purchased these invitations, I most likely would have added in our wedding color by customizing the black writing for Tiffany blue.

Second Runner Up: Simply Exquisite invitations and response cards

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wedding response cards RSVP
I was drawn to these invitations by the overall fancier feel that they seem to take on. These invitations have a beautiful damask pattern that I am constantly coveting. I also love that they can be customized to our wedding color (Tiffany blue) if desired. Finally, the ability to use pocket folds with them makes them extra desirable in that they automatically showcase a fancier vibe.

First Runner Up: Effervescent Sparkle invitations and response cards

sparkle wedding invitations
sparkle RSVP response cards
This invitation & response card set completely stole my heart. Honestly, if the wedding was only about me, this probably would have been the one ordered. They are fancy and fun at the same time. I am in love with the fact that they can be used with pocket folds (I believe that they make any invitation a lot more glamorous). However, they did not fully fit the future husband’s personality or our wedding colors in a way that I loved so I had to pass. That said, I am hoping to use some of the Effervescent Sparkle pieces somewhere else in our wedding as I find them so very beautiful. They remind me so much of the chandelier that will be hung above us as we get married and would add a fantastic touch somewhere later on in our wedding paper journey.

Our Winner: Fairytale Seal invitations and response cards

dark gray wedding invitations(front/back folded)
wedding invitations(inside)
wedding RSVP cards(front)
wedding RSVP cards(back)

These invitations and response cards screamed out to me as a perfect fit. They have the perfect combination of classic appeal with modern characteristics. The invitations are unique in that they fold like a book (something not typical of most that we receive). They are also a completely fabulous representation of our wedding’s overall theme: rustic chic. I love that we are also able to utilize more of our engagement pictures with this invitation and response card set. In addition, I’m a complete sucker for anything that is monogram-esque (the front cover of these lovely pieces are perfect!). Furthermore, once made with our wedding colors, it came to showcase both our personalities and our wedding style perfectly. We are ecstatic with the finished product and I cannot wait to put them all together for our guests!

Be sure to visit Abbie on her Blog and Instagram for more wedding and fashion updates!

Blog: All Things Tiffany Blue | Instagram: allthingstiffanyblue

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April 2

Wedding Stationery Wednesday: A Bouquet of Bridal Shower Invites

Here comes the bride-to-be. And since April showers bring May flowers, why not give her a floral tribute? Inspired by bright poppies, soft pink roses and the timelessness of daisies, our bridal shower invitations set the tone for an elegant brunch, a rustic luncheon or whatever tickles the blushing bride’s fancy. Botanical borders in subtle shades or pops of vibrant hues lend springtime cheer to any bridal shower. So establish the festive mood with these invitations and finish with lively bouquets or sprinkles of petals as the bridal shower décor. Our fresh picks are on trend for spring and blooming lovely, if we do say so ourselves.

Floral Bridal Shower Invites

Floral Bridal Shower Invites

Floral Bridal Shower Invites

Floral Bridal Shower Invites

Floral Bridal Shower Invites

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March 31

Fresh and Bright Bridal Shower Inspiration Board

Let fresh spring blooms and bright hues inspire your bridal shower. We love the idea of picking a color palette based on your invitation and carrying it through your entire event.

bridal shower inspiration

L to R: Wedding Paper Divas Fresh and Bright bridal shower invite, TablescapeCenterpieceCake PopsLavender Crème BruleeJuice

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March 28

Engagement Photo Shoot – San Francisco

We are thrilled to have our very own Marketing Manager Nathan share his engagement photos with us today. Nathan and his beautiful wife Laura were married last October.

Alyssa from Barnwood + Brick Photography & Design is the creative photographer behind this photo session. “One of my favorite moments from Nathan & Laura’s delightful engagement session was the discovery of a ‘Jackson St’ in downtown San Francisco—street signs and engraved sidewalks bearing the groom’s name created the perfect backdrop for photographing the future Mr. & Mrs. Jackson!

Congratulations Nathan and Laura!

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March 26

Wedding Stationery Wednesday: Bright Cobalt Invitations

We’re taking a tip today from our Bright Cobalt Inspiration Board and showcasing invitations that give us the blues in the very best way. The following designs remind us of moonlit strolls, storybook forests, royal announcements and the happiest of beginnings.

Moonlight Mr and Mrs 2 Wreath Floral Blue and Purple Flowers Fiona

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