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Stationery is an important aspect of a wedding from save the dates to invitations to ceremony programs to menus. With spring just about here, these pretty floral stationery pieces are making their way into inboxes all around the globe. Here’s a peak at a few favorite uses of floral patterns and designs on wedding day invites and stationery. Take a look!

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Adrienne Gunde Photography via Style Me Pretty

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Michaela Noelle via Anastasia Marie Cards

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Kat Willson Photography via Ruffled Blog

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Katie Stoops Photography via Wedding Chicks

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Love Me Do via Ruffled Blog

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Lisa Lefkowitz via Rue Mag

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Nessa K Photography via Ruffled Blog

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Becca Rillo Photography via Love and Lavender

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One of my favorite trends I’ve seen as of late involves glitter, sparkle, gold and all things confetti. Confetti is popping up all over the place whether it be on stationery, as a guest favor, as part of a tablescape or the key piece (or pieces) to your grand exit following your wedding ceremony. Either way, I absolutely love it and the color and shine that confetti brings to photos and real life, not to mention, there are so many options when it comes to size, shape, color, texture, you name it. Here are a few of my favorite confetti uses in weddings, engagement sessions, stationery, favors and beyond.

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Priscila Valentina Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

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Anika London Photography via A Subtle Revelry

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Amy Stone Photography via Oh Lovely Day

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HEYLOOK via Ruffled Blog

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Holli B. Photography via Bridal Guide

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Sounds Like Yellow Photo via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

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Brklyn View Photography via Booklyn Bride

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Nancy Ray Photography via Gratefully Inspired Blog

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Aya Photography via Keestone Events

 

My first visit to the Mid-West was in the Fall. I fell irrevocably in love with the orange and red shades of leaves falling gently to the ground, framing mountain backdrops. So what better way to celebrate your love in the Mid-West than showcasing our mountain beauty through mountain-inspired invitations and wedding stationary? We’ve showcased a few below to inspire you to find your own or make your own custom designs.

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FoxGroveDesigns . Pixel Paper Invitations . Wood Chick Studios . ElloThere . Nesting Project Weddings . Yes, Dear. Studio . PaperPlusLove 

I am a designer at heart and stationary is one of my ultimate weaknesses. One thing I’m absolutely crazy about is foil printing. So when it became a trend for wedding paper goods I was ecstatic! Designers all around the country are popping out some amazing invitation suites, place cards, menus, stickers, you name it… all with a hint of shimmer and glimmer thanks to foil stamping or printing. Some brides go for the more traditional gold and creme, while others are utilizing black, pink, etc. and bolder paper color choices. I’ve collected a few of my favorites below:

Would you use foil stamping or printing in your wedding papergoods or decorations? Are you for the more traditional gold or would you try to use other colors?

I first became infatuated with Megan Hamilton when I was searching for a unique and memorable wedding gift to give my mother. When I came across the idea of a custom wedding dress sketch, I knew that I had finally found what I had been searching for. I ended up giving my mother a sketch that had her wedding dress next to my own, and decided to get sketches created for my matrons of honor as well. With different design options to choose from, I couldn’t think of a better keepsake to give a special family member, future mother or sister-in-law, a bride or groom to be, or even to give or receive as an anniversary gift. Megan Hamilton is so talented, her work has been featured in The Knot,  and has also created the logo for a Mississippi Bridal Boutique
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Now you an also get custom iPhone and iPod cases, honeymoon totes, note cards, cake toppers not to mention she designs some beautiful headpieces as well. Be sure to follow Megan on Pinterest, Follow her on Facebook, Check out her ETSY store and read her blog!

Edge painting can add a beautiful touch or a bold pop of color to your wedding invitations. Since so much importance is placed on the colors of your wedding – from bridesmaid dresses to flowers, linens to other day-of details, why not place the same importance on your wedding invitations. Your invitation is likely to be the first thing your guests see and truly sets the stage for what’s to come, what to expect, and what to look forward to. Edge painting is a wonderful technique because it can fit any wedding theme, any time of year. Add a pale green edge to match the look of your outdoor rustic wedding, a metallic gold edge that mimics the interior of your hotel reception venue, or a red edge detailing that showcases the party vibe in store for your New Years Eve reception – whatever the case, this is a detail that will get noticed, and will be remembered.

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Do you plan on including this memorable, unique technique to your wedding invitation suite?

I don’t know what it is, but I’ve been drawn to all things paper lately. This is one area of the industry that I think never feels repetitive, and all the fresh ideas are super inspiring to me. So, I thought today I’d share a little mid-week paper link love (some older, some new) that are definitely worth clicking on.

Seating Charts via Oh So Beautiful Paper
(photo by  Untamed Heart Photography via Brooklyn Bride)

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Poster Program via Sunny & Stumpy

Watercolor Menu via Elizabeth Anne Designs
(photo by: Jose Villa,  Stationer/Calligrapher: Julie Song Ink)

Dream Catcher Guestbook via Green Wedding Shoes
(photo by: Studio Castillero)

Invitation Suite via Martha Stewart Weddings
(photo by: Corbin Gurkin, Invitation Suite by: CECI New York)


And in case you wanted to get a little creative with your invitation wording, here’s a fantastic link for that!

I love me some modern invites with clean lines and square corners, but I so swoon over a classic wedding invitation.  And, when you pair letterpress with gorgeous calligraphy, you get invitation heaven.

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Images courtesy of Pistachio Press via Oh So Beautiful Paper
Calligraphy by Grace Edmands

Heidi over at idieh|design has so willingly offered to share with me a great piece from her stationary design. While all of her work is fantastic (and it truly is – check out her portfolio), this save the date happens to be one of my favorites. Probably because it’s a tad bit nautical, and I love pretty much anything nautical (i.e. knots and anchors).


Images courtesy of idieh|design

idieh|design has a great selection of pre-made work, and is definitely willing to work with you to make a custom piece. So, if you’re on the hunt for the perfect Save the Date or Wedding Invite, send them a note!

If you have my family, chances are you don’t need any games or ice breakers to get the party going.  I come from a long line of talkers and have-a-good-timers.

BUT, that doesn’t mean you still cannot entertain your guests with a little fun during the cocktail hour or reception.

This particular bride, Jenny, created a wedding “I Spy” game, encouraging guests to take pictures (there were disposable cameras on the tables).  Not only would this get your guests going, but it’ll provide you and your significant other with some interesting and entertaining photos from the evening.


Image courtesy of Jennifer Dery Photography via Polka Dot Bride