Our third favorite summer color scheme — blue and white! This inspiration board is fit for a modern bride who wants to incorporate art deco patterns into her stationery thanks to her sapphire emerald cut engagement ring. Who says you can’t be the only one wearing white? Since you’ll be wearing a Grecian goddess wedding dress, keep it casual and ask your bridesmaids to wear long chiffon dresses with strappy gladiator sandals. Choose a bouquet filled with peonies, dusty miller, and silver brunia balls and a blue tie along with a matching boutonniere for your groom’s attire and lapel, respectively. Don’t forget to pick a monogrammed cake that is almost too pretty to eat. Almost!
Photos (clockwise from top left): Robyn Thompson Photography, Jen Huang Photography, Dear Wesleyann, Anna Page Photography, Jose Villa Photography, Punam Beam Photography, Studio Moirae, Nami Dadlani Photography, and Minted
What was your color scheme? Let us know in the comments below!
Categories: Ideas + Trends, Inspiration Boards
Tags: anna page photography, blue color schemes, dear wesleyann, Jen Huang Photography, jose villa photography, Minted, nami dadlani photography, punam beam photography, robyn thompson photography, Studio Moirae, summer color schemes, white color schemes
Hi Garden! I wanted to share with you our Christmas card this year; it’s special of course because it’s our first Christmas as a married couple! I poured over 3 or 4 web sites and their cards before I decided on a design from Minted. I really like how they have cards specifically for newlyweds and quite a few designs to choose from. They also have great customer service and are very efficient; I highly recommend them!
Special thanks to our photographers, Paul and Leanne of Sargeant Photography for the great shot!
I hope you all have a blessed and safe Christmas with your family and friends!
Invitations (from top to bottom): Minted and Jessica Lam
Wedding invitations can be worded both, formally and informally, and should clearly state the location of the wedding, time and date. However, invitations should also show who is hosting the wedding. Don’t know the difference between a formal vs. an informal invitation? Well, a formal invitation is used for large weddings and honors the bride’s parents by including, “Mr. and Mrs.” at the top whereas informal invitations are used for smaller, more intimate weddings and do not honor the bride’s parents. Instead, informal invitations include, “Together with their families.” Which invitation do you prefer? Let us know in the poll below.
Invitations can be one of the easiest ways to incorporate eco-friendly elements into your wedding. And don’t think you have to sacrifice the design just by going ‘green’, most stationery/invitation companies are printing on recycled paper and using earth friendly printing methods. Check out some examples below!
Invitations By: Earthly Affair
These invites are on 100% recycled paper, using earth friendly printing methods, and carbon free shipping.
Invitations by Minted
Invites are printed on 100% Recycled Paper.
Invitations by Tasha Rae Designs
Invitations are printed Recycled, Elemental Chlorine Free, and Well Managed Forest Products.
Invitations by Invitations by Dawn
Invitations are crafted on quality, recycled papers containing at least 30% post-consumer fibers
Save the dates became popular in the early 2000’s and have become a very common part of wedding stationery. They are a way to let your guests know when and where your impending nuptials will take place. Save the dates help guests plan for your day, especially if travel will be involved, and it makes the possibility of them having plans on your wedding day much less likely.
As a general rule, you can start sending save the dates six months before your wedding or up to a year in advance for a destination wedding. The key is not to send them too early because people may toss them aside or your wedding day details may change. Always be sure your plans are set in stone and that you only send save the dates to guests you would never think of not having at your wedding – bridal party, family and very close friends. You also want to be sure not to send them too late because you don’t want save the dates to overshadow your actual invitations.