Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring

Sometimes pastels get a bad rap for being tired or old fashioned, but these aren’t your grandmother’s pastels! Keep reading for ideas on how to incorporate pretty pastels into your wedding day in a fresh, contemporary way. – Annie

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Top your cake with a pair of pink flamingos via Studio DIY

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Welcome your guests with a painted sign adorned with flowers and greenery. | Photography: Delbarr Moradi Photography via Refinery 29

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

White plates pop against a pastel table cloth. | Photography: Nancy Ray Photography via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

These pink and blue ribbons used as escort cards deserve a prize (pun intended) for being so pretty! | Photography: Harrison Studio via Style Me Pretty, Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Paint balloons for a watercolor effect. | Photography: Jeff Mindell via Balloon Time

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Layer pastel paper flowers for a whimsical backdrop. | Photography: Roberta Facchini, Paper Floral Wall: Paper Flower Weddings via Strictly Weddings

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Or make these standing flowers for an equally beautiful backdrop! | Photography: Lauren Peele Photography, Paper Flowers: Blome’s Paperie via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Use watercolors to make place mats that double as seating cards. | Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Send off the happy couple with pastel confetti or flower petals. | Photography: Hudson Nichols via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Decorate the reception with colorful ribbons and streamers. | Photography: Shipra Panosian via Shipra Panosian

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Colorful Wedding Details

Whether you want to go all out with a rainbow-colored archway or add just a hint of color with a paper flower backdrop, here are some easy ways to incorporate colorful wedding details in your wedding day. (Remember, you can adjust any of these ideas to fit your wedding theme and color palette!) – Annie

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Colorful Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Create a dramatic altar with colorful paper flowers. | Photography: Ashley Rose Photography, Event Design: Jesi Haack Design via Brides

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Colorful Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Stitch pieces of fabric together to form a geometric backdrop. | Photography: Brandon Kidd Photography via The Knot

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Colorful Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Line the table with citrus-colored honeycombs. | Photography: You Look Lovely via Studio DIY100 Layer Cake

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Colorful Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Attach balloon tassels for a pop (pun intended) of color. I like how they used two shades of pink in the picture above. | Photography: Amy & Jordan, Florals & Design Concept: Amanda Veronee, Paper Goods: Paper & Honey via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Colorful Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Add a subtle hint of color with dip dyed macramé. | Photography: Annie McElwain via Bash Please

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Colorful Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Create a whimsical archway with different shapes and colors of honeycombs. More is more! | Photography: Martin Vielma via 100 Layer Cake

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Colorful Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Make the dinner menu stand out against an already colorful table by using a contrasting color. | Photography: Sarah at Pie Shoppe, Paper Goods: Daydream Prints via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Colorful Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Hang paper flowers against a dark wall for a simple and elegant backdrop. | Photography:Jennifer Fujikawa Photography, Paper Flower Backdrop: Paper Fox LA via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Colorful Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Mix balloons and flowers to create a fun and memorable installation. | Photography: Jessica Peterson via The House That Lars Built

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Colorful Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Attach braided ribbons and yarn around hoops and encourage guests to leave notes. | Photography: KT Crabb Photography via 100 Layer Cake

How are you planning to incorporate color into your wedding?

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favor Ideas

I think the best wedding favors are personal AND practical (and yes, I count mini pies as practical!). Here are some wedding favor ideas to send your guests home with an extra special thank you gift, from the aforementioned mini pies to adorable custom matchboxes and seed packets. Bonus: you can make some seriously adorable labels to accompany any of these favor ideas! – Annie

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors / Mini Jam Jars from Martha Stewart Weddings via Oh So Beautiful PaperWedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors / Leaves made of seed paper by Martha Stewart Weddings via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Personalize jars of jam with custom labels or tags. | Photography: Corbin Gurkin via Martha Stewart Weddings // Cut out leaves of seed paper that guests can take home to grow their own wildflowers. | Photography: Raymond Hom via Martha Stewart Weddings

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors / Favor Bags made from Printed Paper via Minted / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Use whatever paper scraps you already have to make these patchwork favor bags. | Photography: Jared Smith, DIY Patchwork Favor Bags: Sugar and Cloth via Minted

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors

Ask for recipes when you send out your RSVP cards and compile them into a cookbook to use as your favors. | Photography: Emily Scannell, Graphic Design: Lisa Mishima via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors

Buy coffee in bulk and print custom labels to create these mini coffee bag favors. Your guests will be thanking you the next morning! | Photography: Kaitie Bryant Photography, Paper Goods: Yvonne Lin via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors

Potted succulents with a personalized message attached make a memorable gift. | Photography: Studio Phrené via The Knot

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors

A mini pie in a mini box with a mini fork. What’s there not to love? | Photography: Heather Waraksa, Mini Pie: Luckybird Bakery via The Knot

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors

Print matchbox designs and adhere to matchboxes for a personal and practical favor. It’s a match made in heaven. | Matchbox Favor Printables: Olivia Kanaley via Minted

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors

Give your guests seed packets of your favorite flowers. | Photography: Lavender & Twine via The Knot

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors

Mini jars of honey with personalized tags can double as escort cards. Sweet! | Photography: Kirsten Ellis via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Marbled Paper

I fell in love with marbled paper when I studied abroad in Florence, Italy, and have been excited to see it pop up in so many places lately! Marbled paper and marbled patterns have shown up on everything from wrapping paper to napkins – and there are endless opportunities for marbled elements in weddings! I will definitely be incorporating marbled paper elements into my future (currently non-existent) wedding. – Annie

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Marble Details

Create an impact with a marbled table runner. | Photography: Pen/Carlson, Event Design and Planning: Jayne Weddings via Swooned

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Marble Details

Mint marble and black calligraphy make stunning place cards. | Marble Place Cards: Minted, Photography: Jeff Mindell via Studio DIY

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Marble Details

Marbled paper lampshades are an easy way to add memorable style to your reception. | Marbled Wrapping Paper: Minted, Photography: Morgan Blake of Three Pennies via Minted

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Marble Details

Use marbled boxes and envelopes as escort cards. | Calligraphy: Nancy Hopkins, Photography: Patricia Heal via Martha Stewart Weddings

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Marble Details

Marbled napkins add a boost of color to your table. | via Sugar and Charm

Marbled Favor Bags / Oh Happy Day via Oh So Beautiful Paper

These marbled bags from Oh Happy Day were originally intended for an advent calendar, but would be lovely favor bags!

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Marble Details

Add a unique twist to marbled place cards with a touch of liquid gold gilding. | Oh So Beautiful Paper

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Marble Details

Make marble place card holders or place cards from actual marble tile, which are a remarkably affordable and sophisticated option. | (left) via Almost Makes Perfect & (right) via Sugar & Cloth

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Marble Details

Incorporate marbled paper into banners and even the aisle runner. | Marble Banner: Minted, Photography: Morgan Blake of Three Pennies via Minted

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Marble Details

Use marble contact paper to transform ordinary cans into beautiful vases. | via Fall For DIY

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Marble Details

Use marble slate as place cards for a simple table setting. | Marble Slate Name Tags & Photography: Jen Huang via Camille Styles

Elegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations

Pink and gold. It’s just such a great combination. Gold looks great with just about anything, but especially with the gorgeous shade of petal pink used in these invitations from Allie Ruth Bridal. Allie created these elegant dip dyed pink and gold wedding invitations for a summer wedding in Texas, with plenty of cactus and succulent illustrations included throughout the wedding stationery. In addition to the gorgeous wedding invitations, Allie also shared some of the day-of details from this beautiful wedding!

Elegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

From AllieCatye and Trey’s wedding was absolutely stunning, with florals that would make anyone swoon. Each card of the invitation suite was dip-dyed in graduated shades of pink from the small info card to the main invitation. The package was tied with natural twine and a hand-stamped custom monogram. The suite came together with an illustrated succulent motif, which found its way into the day-of wedding details, as well! 

Elegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Elegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Elegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful PaperElegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The pocket envelopes were show-stopping. Each one got letterpress printed on the back in matte gold with my full succulent illustration, and then I hand-painted the watercolor to fill in each one. They were lined with a matte gold-printed illustrated pattern. I then addressed them all and affixed Texas inspired vintage postage and finished them off with a band of pink masking tape and a custom-designed “mailed with love” sticker, with their return address stamped on the back.

Elegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Elegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The day-of design was so much fun. All of their food—menu, desserts and cocktails sounded amazing, so my mouth was totally watering as I was calligraphing the cards and created the stamp that you see on those pretty pink napkins. I dip-dyed all of the escort cards to match the invitation suite, and even designed large program and welcome signs for the ceremony.

Elegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Elegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful PaperElegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Elegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful PaperElegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Elegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Elegant Dip Dyed Pink and Gold Wedding Invitations by Allie Ruth Bridal / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Thanks Allie!

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Photo Credits: Mustard Seed Photography