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Aug 05 2015

We Likey: Paperpless Post for Weddings

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Of course, for your wedding  you should send out formal wedding invitations.  However, for certain events like rehearsal dinners, e-vites can be the perfect option for request the presence of some of your favorite people. With destination weddings, some experts contend you should invite everyone who is a guest (read: traveled for)  in your city.  The notion is that you have several people who have traveled long hours and longer distances, so the kind thing to do would be to entertain them (again) and make them feel warm and toasty.

Rubbish.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t do this.  If you can afford it, you totally should.  However, not everyone can  or needs to.  Traditionally, rehearsal dinners were for immediate family (parents, grandparents, siblings) and those in the bridal party.  Seems quaint and small, right? Now, more couples are opting for more casual events that are high energy, laid back, inclusive with the approach of “all who are in town can attend”. In fact, they are calling these fetes “Welcome Parties”; totally nixing the name  “Rehearsal Dinner” altogether.

This is where Paperless Post shows up and shows off.  They have, seriously, the most amazing designs that would make the most formal of your guests swoon.  Additionally, they are very cost effective from sending traditional paper invites (especially if you are inviting your entire guest list) and are more welcoming than ambiguous information on your wedding website. Each digital invitation comes in a beautiful digital envelope in the script, color and liner of your choice.  Paperless Post uses a coin system to purchase invites, and 20 can be purchased for $6 (most designs range from free to 4 coins each).

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Aren’t they divine?  And they’re just a small sample of options available.  With designers like Vera Wang, Hello! LuckyJ. Crew and many more, you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy.  What could possibly make this better?  Well, for the true etiquette sticklers who you feel would move heaven and earth if they didn’t receive a paper invitation, you can purchase paper options to accompany your digital ones.

 

See? Now everyone’s happy!

 

 

We Likey: Bella Figura

We have always been huge fans of Bella Figura . It is something about their heavy papers, defined cuts and opulent fonts that just scream luxury!

The trendsetting company introduced 75 new dazzling invitation designs that are sure to be all the rage for the wedding season.  Their forecast:  Metallic pastels, die-cut shapes and custom calligraphy accents are essential for 2013 weddings.

So what’s new?
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—  Die-cuts arrive. Die-cuts are an exciting new embellishment for 2013 –these sophisticated shapes instantly up the elegance factor on any invitation by adding soft curves or bold lines. Bella Figura can also create a distinctive, custom die-cut shape for any occasion for a truly one-of-a-kind piece.

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—  New foil colors (including pastels!) Metallics were extremely popular in 2012, and with classic, glamorous weddings making a strong comeback, foil is a style that’s definitely here to stay. 7 new foil colors have been added to Bella Figura’s offerings, including sophisticated neutrals (like pearl, a soft white foil, and tawny, a beautiful taupe foil) as well as lovely pastels (mint! lilac! pink!). For couples looking to make
a statement, foil stamping looks breathtaking when paired with letterpress. And for those who aren’t ready to commit to a lot of shine, adding a foil edge to an invitation is a great way to embellish without going overboard.
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—  10 custom calligraphy styles, including Callaway (a rich, formal hand by Sarah Hanna), as well as 6 whimsical styles from Bella Figura’s newest calligrapher, Elizabeth Hardin, are new for 2013. Bella Figura offers over 30 hand calligraphy styles from 7 of the nation’s top calligraphers.

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—  Incorporate local touches with new maps and cityscapes. Turn a cityscape or vintage map of a wedding location (or any location!) into a custom envelope liner. Bella Figura’s designers can also create custom maps that coordinate with an invitation design.

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—  Create colorful envelope liners with your favorite hues. Introduce more colors to an invitation suite with Bella Figura’s new patterned envelope liners. Choose a combination of colors from Bella Figura’s 60+ inks, then choose from over 40 patterns to create a vibrant envelope liner. Patterned envelope liners from Bella Figura are 100% post-consumer waste recycled and FSC-certified. The line also carries a variety of FSC-certified metallic envelope liners and eco colored envelopes.

See more of these gorgeous designs and concepts at the Bella Figura site and be sure to follow them on Twitter at @BellaFigura 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We Likey: Wedding Paper Divas

Wedding Paper Divas Wedding Invitations Gorgeous invites really set the tone for your event.  Many of your guests use them as keepsakes, especially if they have your picture on them. Nevertheless, they get your guests excited about your nuptials!  One of our favorite go-to places are the wedding invitations from Wedding Paper Divas.

Their fresh and expansive collections have something that appeal to every bride:  the classic wedding, the relaxed wedding, the destination wedding, the glamorous wedding, the modern wedding and more!  Additionally, they have options in letterpress, thermography, pocket folds and other luxe options to reflect your event experience.

Destination Wedding Invitations from Wedding Paper Divas

Tropical Sojourn 

Vintage Whimsical Antique Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

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Photo Wedding Invitation from Wedding Paper Divas

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Modern Vintage Wedding Invitations

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These are just a few of the gorgeous invitations available from Wedding Paper Divas.  Their ever popular destination wedding collection will expand with new designs that will launch mid-November!

Luxury Wedding Invitation Giveaway with Munaluchi Bridal and Ijorere

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Who Doesn’t Love Free Stuff? Munaluchi Bridal has got a super cool giveaway for all of you brides-to-be.  Perhaps you’ve picked your wedding date, and wedding colors…or maybe you haven’t even gotten that far.  No matter what stage of planning you’re in, one of the important items you will have to consider are  your wedding invitations.  Your wedding invitations and save-the-dates are often times the first impression your guests will have of what to expect on your wedding day, so they need to be a hit.   Munaluchi has teamed up with IJORERE Invitations to offer one lucky winner the ultimate prize – 50 (4 piece) Invitation Suites (1 per couple or household) from the Aduni Collection (shipping not included).  That equals up to 100 invitees!   This is so exciting because if you are the winner, your invitations are sure to make a lasting impression.

Giveaway Rules

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  • One winner will receive 50 (4 piece) invitation suites ~1 per couple or per household = 100+ invitees.
  • 4 piece includes: The Invitation (from Aduni Collection), Invitation envelope, Response card and corresponding envelope.
  • Ultimate IJORERE Giveaway begins December 19th through December 31st Midnight EST
  • Applies only within the U.S. Postage NOT Included.

Winner will be notified via email provided. If winner does not respond within 48 hours, another will be selected.

We Likey: Swiss Cottage Designs

 

 

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I am soooo in love with Swiss Cottage Designs!

Their fresh, vibrant and ultra creative designs brings out the personality of each piece.  From Save-the-Dates, invitations and custom maps, they offer wonderful heartfelt designs that are like a piece of art more than a piece of stationery.

Courtney Jentzen opened Swiss Cottage Designs (based in Brooklyn, NY) in 2010 after years of working in the gift industry as a stationery designer. Drawing insight from her design and illustration background, Courtney incorporates a range of bold looks, artistic trends and color schemes to suit each customer.  To help customers navigate the sometimes overwhelming design options, Courtney engages each and every client to draw inspiration and incorporate their unique style (rustic, vintage, casual elegance) into the design process, often including illustrated images and hand-drawn typography.

 

What are your favorite Swiss Cottage Designs?

We Likey: Cheree Berry Paper

Absolutely loving the designs of Cheree Berry!  The colorful minimalistic designs are perfect for bridal couples who wish to make an impact with their wedding invitation—after all, it does set the tone for the entire event.  The designs have plenty of personality and detail which make the vibrant colors stand out even more.  Paired with striking envelopes and response cards, you have the the perfect wedding invitation suites!

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Papier Tuesday: Oh So Beautiful Paper

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If you are a paperphile, you simply must mozy over to Oh So Beautiful Paper.  I love that they call themselves a “Celebration of all things paper”!  They feature some of their favorite designs by the most talented designers.  Everything from save the dates to wedding invitations and paper wedding accessories, this is your go to resource.

Thank you Heather Crabtree of Outstanding Occasions for sharing it!

Event Vision: Coney Island/Carnival Wedding Cocktail Hour, Part 2

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And we’re back—with more Coney Island/Carnival inspired goodies for your wedding.  We’ve already talked about food and drinks, let’s talk about color!

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I love these colors for this type of wedding—  Pantone’s  Fiery Red (18-1664 TC), Blazing Yellow (12-0643 TC) and Cyan Blue (16-4529 TC).  They are fun, punchy and exciting. While they are vibrant, you can use them sparingly and purposely, such as in your flowers, linens and food.  What about your paper needs for your wedding?  Invites, menus, escort cards, and other fun things can really carry this theme through your event.

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 I love these vintage beauties, the Coney Island 1896 Wedding Invitation ::  From Royal Steamline’s  Etsy Shop on the left, and Two Trick Pony’s vintage carnival wedding invitation.  These are fun, but elegantly crafted which doesn’t make your event look it will be at Chuck E. Cheese. The Vintage Glam Blog offers Free Carnival Printables which would make for great accessories at your event.  You can use tickets as your escort cards as well create custom popcorn and peanut bags with your names or wedding logo.

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 If you want to opt for something non traditional for your wedding guest book, look for vintage carnival or Coney Island post cards for your guests to sign like this one from Amusement Park History or these 1949 Coney Island postcards.  Your guests write a message on the back and your designee can send them to you after your honeymoon.  It’s nice to receive them in the mail  and see the love from your wedding guests!

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These arrangements of zinnias,  paired with orange abutilon (flowering maple), chartreuse nicotiana, acid-green jasmine, and two kinds of berries: orange-and-yellow viburnum in white-glazed porcelain pots and gold-interior votive holder, from Treillage, treillageonline.com. (via Brides.com, photo by Victor Schrager, casual, but striking for this type of event.  The red and white gingham linen from BBJ Linen are prefect for casual cocktail tables or to cover hay bales.

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What is a carnival without games?  Your local rental company may have fun games featured above like Wheel O’ Chance, Fat Cats, and Milk Bottle Toss which can make for great fun at your cocktail hour, reception or afterparty. Your wedding guests will be engaged and have a good time.  Don’t be concerned if you aren’t the focus of attention—nothing could replace you!

Of course, you cannot forget about the photobooth!  I love Our Labor of Love’s Smilebooth because it is interactive and so much fun (can’t you hear them laughing?).  Incorporate fun props like sunglasses and hats, but remember to stay true to your theme with fake beards (A la The Bearded Lady),  fake snakes,  swords, and masks.  Have a ball!

With all of these fun ideas, and great inspiration of at Green Wedding Shoes, there is so much to plan and design. Whether you choose to incorporate one or all of these ideas, your party will be an awesome party to remember.

 

 

We Likey: Wiley Valentine

Wiley Valentine has my heart (pardon the pun).  Their work is exquisite, luscious (my new word, BTW), and captivating.  Ok, so you think I’m being dramatic?  Nope!  Check out their wedding invitations:

 

Marie Antoinette (my favorite):

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Seaside Fete (for some reason, this reminds me of Sea Island):

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seaside fete wedding invitation by wiley valentine

 

Old World Opulence (say with me, now: DEE-VIIIINNNE!):

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Matzinger: (look at this yellow and black, and I dare you to say that it is not fabulous….):

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matzinger rsvp wedding invitation by wiley valentine

 

Toberty (The azure flower and French wording takes a simple RSVP and transforms it into art)

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Michelle (loving the beach aspects of this suite!):

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There are so many fantastic suites that are in the Wiley Valentine line like Luxe and Luxe II, the eco-friendly Bridal, and the luxurious Letterpress.  I did want to share a few from those lines and encourage you to view their other collections—like those for social events and for baby!  And needless to say, the WV Couture line is fabulous all by itself.

 

Enjoy the beauty of Wiley Valentine!