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Valentine’s Day Wedding Theme

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Valentine’s day can be synonomous with a couple getting engaged, but there is an increasing popularity in exchanging vows on this day as well.

Here are a few of my favorite valentine’s day wedding theme ideas:

1.  Colors — to keep the event classy, try keeping the bold “valentine’s day” red clean and simple by accenting with the strong contrast of black and white

2.  Patterns — if hearts aren’t your thing, try incorporating a lace pattern or a black and white plaid pattern

3.  Flowers — red roses would be the *obvious* choice here, but try finding red poppies (which will also pull in that black accent)

4.  Invite wording — add a cute, yet elegant greeting to your guests — somewhere along the lines of “Come celebrate love and romance on Valentine’s Day at the wedding of Jack and Jill”

5.  Table Numbers — instead of using table numbers, name your tables after famous couples

6.  Cake — instead of the traditional square or round, have a heart shaped cake

Of course, one of the places you will want to check out (especially when planning a themed wedding such as this) is Etsy!  Here are a few of my favorites (clicking on each picture will take you to the listing on Etsy):

 

Have a custom print made to display at the card or guest book table:

 

Think outside the traditional ring bearer pillow options — this would make an amazing statement as the little one walks down the aisle!

 

What a charming touch to the groom’s ensemble for the day:

 

Hang this at the head table as added decoration!

 

Custom heart shaped soap favors for your guests:

 

A unique guest book idea!

 

Beautiful necklaces for your bridesmaids:

 

A great photo prop or decoration!  Why not write “thank you” and have a picture on your wedding day to include in your thank you notecards after the big day!

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Will You Be My Bridesmaid Cards

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You just got engaged and have shared the wonderful news with your friends and family.  Now, you can start the planning process!  One of the first things to do is ask those nearest to your heart to stand by your side on the big day.

Why not ask them with a cute notecard?  Invites by Jen now has wedding party cards available!  Need a custom color or text option?  Not a problem, just send me a quick note with what you are looking for.

The current design features a trio of bridesmaids holding a colorful bouquet of flowers.  The ribbon sashes on their dresses are adorned with a sparkling Swarovski crystal.

The cards are currently available in my Etsy shop — check them out!

Of course, in writing this post, I decided to head over to Etsy to see what other creative ways the wonderful artists on the site had to offer.  Here are a couple of my favorites:

FlourPot offers freshly baked cookies packaged in the cutest little box as a fun, original way to ask your friends to be in your wedding party.  There are even different dress types available — the one pictured is her “Jessica” dress.  Each gift is $12.00 over at FlourPot’s Etsy shop.

How about a “Bridesmaid Proposal Ring”?  A handmade rosette flower is attached to a ring and comes in a pretty ring box.  ButtercupMarketplace on Etsy offers these as a custom order for $9.00 a piece (free shipping is offered as an added bonus).

Origami Wedding Decor Ideas

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I am always fascinated by the talent of origami artists.  Recently, I have noticed a lot of this type of art decorating wedding ceremonies and receptions.  If you are interested in adding this type of decor to your event, Etsy is a great venue!  Not only are the items eco-friendly (hello recycling), but they can be customized to fit your needs and are 100% unique!

One of my favorite types of origami (for wedding purposes) is the kusudama balls.  Here are a few items for decor ideas using this origami technique:

This pair of brooches would be the perfect boutonniere.  These flowers will still look great all the way through the dance!  MollyGraydon $15.00

This table decor would not only be a conversation starter amongst your guests, but adds a pretty and unique touch to the evening (I love the crystals…they would sparkle in the candlelight)  MyLittlePinkAngel $35.00

And why not add the matching favor boxes from the same designer?  MyLittlePinkAngel $3.99

Hair clips for you or your bridesmaids.  Pontellier $15.00

Use these 12 flowers as a table decoration or DIY and make them into your bouquet!  MyPaperGardenShop $30.00

Use these mini Kusudama balls to hang as pew or chair decorations!  Julzbooks $20.00

WhetherPaperworks makes beautiful, customized bouquets and pomander balls.  WhetherPaperworks $290.00

Here is her pomander ball (have the flower girl carry this or hang it over a bar, cake table, or doorway for a cute focal decoration point).  WhetherPaperworks $150.00

Featured on the front page of Etsy!

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I received notification that one of Invites by Jen’s products was featured on the front page of Etsy this past Saturday.

My light pink, pecan, and white confetti graced the front page of Etsy (at the top even)!  Products that Etsy features rotate about every hour on the front page.  During my  hour on the front page, this product was viewed 495 times and was “hearted” over 14 times!

The power of Etsy!

View the famous confetti in my Etsy shop!

Dahlia Wedding Inspiration

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One of the more popular flowers for weddings in the next couple of months is the Dahlia.  Below are a few of my favorite Dahlia inspired finds from Etsy.

Hair Accessory by everydayfairytale – $38

Set of 25 Peacock colored Paper Dahlias by Octoberhill – $25

Ring Bearer pillow by ORomeo – $25

Wedding Favors by MelroseFields – $45

Centerpiece Arrangement by MelroseFields – $110

Gold Dahlia Necklace by AmyMadden – $35

Set of 6 Sugar Dahlias by sweetbouquet – $12.50