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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!

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

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

Fall Wedding Table Numbers

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Recently I was approached by a client seeking unique table numbers for her fall wedding.  She really liked the table numbers of mine that she had found in my Etsy shop (she particularly liked the Sophia design).

Once I knew her color scheme, I created a customized set for her.  Right now, burnt orange and chocolate brown is a VERY popular wedding color combination for the upcoming wedding season and these table numbers “fall” right in-line with that trend.  I think they turned out beautifully and will definitely be a great addition to her wedding! 

A crazy week!

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I am currently in the middle of my busy season (people are sending out their invites now for their summer weddings).  This past week was definitely a fine example of what life is like during this time. 

All I have to say about this week is that I LOVED IT!  Being busy means I am creating beautiful keepsakes for brides and grooms all over the world — I get to be a part of so many special days; I feel blessed.

I thought for this post it would be fun to show you all the items I shipped out this week.  I am definitely seeing a trend in this season’s colors — can you?

Invitation Suites

This week’s full invitation order was one of my new favorites.  I typically do one to two full invitation orders a week along with the many table number, place card, confetti, and other miscellaneous stationery orders from my Etsy shop.

The colors included black, white, and violet (a light purple).  The couple customized my Jennifer invitation set, so the damask print really added an additional air of sophistication to their already sophisticated color palette.

The response card was a mini version of the invitation and the couple also had me create an additional enclosure card that gave guests accomodations information.

Because the couple added the additional enclosure card, they also decided to add a custom printed vellum layer to protect the face of the invitation during mailing. 

I designed the monogram that was printed on the vellum and sent it to the couple so they could use it on other wedding projects!

I also created matching place cards and donation cards for the couple.  Instead of traditional wedding favors, the couple donated to their favorite charities in memory of loved ones and wanted to give the guests a little note about the charities.

Table Numbers

A lot of table number orders have been heading out the door lately!  They are definitely that last touch in making your wedding reception decor really stand out.

This week I sent out a set of my Sophia style table numbers in Pecan/Chocolate brown, Light Pink, and White.  These table numbers use a special ribbon that is no longer available — I only have a small amount left, so this particular set will only be available for a while longer!

Hot Pink/Fuschia is definitely the “IT” color for the 2010 wedding season.  I shipped off a set of my Sophia table numbers that incorporated my Hot Pink color accented by black, white, and silver.

A timeless color combination, one that will always work with your decor, is black, ivory, and white.  I sent off three sets of my Jennifer style table numbers in this same color combo this week!

 Confetti

Along with one of the table number orders, I also sent off confetti in the same color scheme.

Samples

This weeks top samples included the following:

Jennifer Wedding Invitation

Jennifer Save the Date Card

Daphne Wedding Invitation

Sarah Wedding Invitation

Now that I have completed this blog post, I feel as if I accomplished quite a bit this past week — let’s hope this upcoming week is just as successful!

Happy planning,  Jen

Light Pink, Pecan, and White Wedding

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Pink is a timeless color choice when it comes to planning your wedding.  In all shades, from light pink to dark fuschia, the color can be paired beautifuly with many different options to create an elegant, classic look for your wedding.

Just recently I created an invitation set for a couple using my light pink, pecan, and white color options.  The invitation was based on my Jennifer invitation style.  I updated the graphic color to match the pecan color.

Along the same color scheme, I decided to add a few items to my Ready to Ship line in my Etsy store.  What is my Ready to Ship line?  These are items that are already made and “ready to ship”.  Since there is no customization process involved, the items are also at a discount when compared to the same items in a customized order!  All my Ready to Ship line items have at least a 20% discount!

To add a little pizzaz to your tables at the reception, or even to decorate the aisle, I now have small heart confetti available. I offer both a simple confetti package along with confetti adorned by Swarovski crystals. What an easy way to add that special sparkle to your decor! In keeping with this posts’s theme, the confetti pictured here includes light pink, pecan, and white hearts.

Favor tags are a great way to easily say “Thank You” to your guests and wedding party.  Punch a hole in these and add them to gift bags, or simply adhere them to envelopes and favor boxes.  Really, the sky is the limit — you can add a simple “Thank You” virtually anywhere!  These particular tags include light pink, black, and white and are adorned with a Swarovski crystal.

You worked tirelessly trying to coordinate and arrange the perfect seating arrangment for your reception.  Use my Sophia style place cards to finalize all the seating details.  This set is shown in light pink, black, and white.  The cards are adorned by a Swarovski crystal and include an area to indicate a table number for your guests.

Here is a set of table numbers in my Sophia style that incorporate the same light pink you see above paired with black and white.  The table numbers are embellished by a matching shiny, white ribbon and are adorned with a Swarovski crystal!

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The Jackie Wedding Reception Menu

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After doing the research and finding items for my previous Jackie O post, I decided to design something fitting for the category.

Here is my new menu design — the Jackie!

Monogrammed menu cards add an air of sophistication to the reception.  The icing on the cake are the three Swarovski crystals adorning the menu.  Slip this menu into a table napkin or under a clear plate.

$1.30