Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Shades of Ocean Blue

It must be that we have warm weather and beach days on the brain, but washes of blue sure are making there way onto the wedding scene. From watercolor calligraphy to backgrounds on stationery, gorgeous hues of blue are trending. Keep it dusty for a classic feel, or go a bit brighter if you want a modern touch. Here are a few of my favorites to inspire your day of stationery. –Lauren

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Menu by Dear To My Art photography via 100 Layer Cake // Have your vows or a love note written in watercolor, photo by Jose Villa via Snippet and Ink

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Watercolor wash escort cards by Elizabeth Messina via Martha Stewart Weddings // brushstroke menus by Katie Kett via Style Me Pretty

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Ombre escort cards by Sarah McKenzie via Southern Weddings // Menus and ocean hued table numbers by Kim Smith Miller via Ruffled

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Backdrop via Weddingstar // Hand paint your table runners, by Tec Petaja via Once Wed

Alana’s Otomi Foil + Acrylic Bridal Shower Invitations

Happy Monday everyone! We’re starting the week with these beautiful bridal shower invitations from Alana and Krystal at Vellum & Vogue – for Alana’s own bridal shower! Alana and Krystal chose a festive otomi pattern in a gorgeously subtle neutral color palette. The invitations even feature pearlized white foil printed on acrylic!

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From Alana + KrystalAt Vellum & Vogue, we love incorporating unique printing methods and materials into our work. Alana’s bridal shower had a Mexican theme, so we wanted to create an invitation suite that incorporated a traditional otomi pattern but also had a modern sensibility.

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We decided to foil stamp a pearlized otomi pattern on clear acrylic to give the invitation a soft, modern feel. We then foil stamped the event details in white for contrast. Alana loves neutrals, so our accent materials used a taupe and silver color palette. The invitation was accompanied by a taupe linen backer and finished with a frayed fabric and suede cord wrap.

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Each invitation was mailed in a white box filled with white and silver shredded crinkle paper. We sealed each box with a taupe wraparound address label that used the same otomi pattern.

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Thanks Alana and Krystal!

Photo Credits: Vellum & Vogue

Inspired By: Swans

I love flamingos as much as the next girl – but I think swans are getting ready for a moment in the spotlight, don’t you?

Trendspotting: Swans by Oh So Beautiful Paper

1. Swan card by Hello!Lucky

2. Ceramic paperweight by Xenia Taler

3. Sweater by Virginia Johnson

4. Wedding card by Banquet Workshop

5. Swan Lake wallpaper by Osborne & Little

6. Sleeping Swan Pillow by Mini Bohème

Fresh Cut Paper Flowers: Icelandic Poppies

You all know what March means, just a few short weeks until the first day of spring! But who’s counting? Until then, we’ll buckle down and bear these last few weeks of winter with some fresh cut paper flowers, with soft colors and petals inspired by Icelandic Poppies. These whimsical blooms bring on the sunny hope of spring, even if our thermometers are still reading 30 degrees. Hang in there friends, a warm spring breeze is well on its way! Rachael of Appetite Paper

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Fresh Cut Paper Flowers: Icelandic Poppies by Appetite Paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Fresh Cut Paper Flowers: Icelandic Poppies by Appetite Paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Photo Credits: Appetite Paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: DIY Table Runners

Linens are a simple standard that make their way into almost every wedding. And while they can add a little color, it’s probably not the place you want a lot of pattern or fine detail. Instead, try adding some texture and color to your table with a fun, DIY table runner. I rounded up a few of my favorites that use paper as the main material in crafting up these lengthy pieces. The best part is you can easily switch out the colors here and mix in your own color palette for instant decor! Not to mention, these paper pieces will barely put a dent in your wedding day budget. – Lauren

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left image: photo by Kathryn McCrary via Style Me Pretty // right image: Evite

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Green Wedding Shoes

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left image: photo by Laure Joliet for Oh Joy  // right image: photo by Erin J .Saldana via 100 Layer Cakelet

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left image: photo by Frost Photography via Style Me Pretty // right image: Love That Party

images via their respective sources