Sigh. Let’s all just run off to Santorini, okay? These beautiful burlap and wax seal destination wedding invitations from Jeannine of Blue Magpie have me completely sold!
From Jeannine: Olga came to me because she found and loved our burlap and silk invitations. With their handmade burlap pockets, silk ribbons, and raffia accents, she was really drawn to the slightly beachy but elegant feel, but Olga really wanted to tailor this invite to provide the perfect intro to their Greek destination wedding.
After discussing different ways to do this, we decided to create a custom olive branch wax seal as the focal point of her invitations. To further bring in a Greek flair, we tied on the wax seal with a beautiful light blue raffia.
The olive branch graphic reappears on the back, peeking out of the burlap pockets at the top of their response cards. The burlap pockets also hold a detailed itinerary of all the wonderful festivities the couple has planned for their fun-filled wedding weekend.
Blue Magpie is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Jeannine’s beautiful work right here or visit the real invitations gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!
Photo Credits: Blue Magpie
You might remember Shauna and Darrell’s amazing rustic wood etched save the dates for their summer barn wedding – and today Shauna is back to share her invitations! Based on her save the date, I wasn’t surprised to see that Shauna took a non-traditional approach to her wedding invitations, elevating an inexpensive Ikea kitchen towel into a wonderful wedding keepsake!
From Shauna: I didn’t want my invitations to be thrown in the garbage – and I wanted something people could use afterwards, like a keepsake. So I bought one hundred Ikea tea towels and had my design printed on them using a flat-bed printer. I hired a talented illustrator, Kyle Metalf who helped me carry out my vision. The illustration acts like a map and shows a school bus (which we rented) taking our guests from Calgary to the small town of Okotoks. It features all the buildings and landmarks on the farm where we go married. I am really happy with how it turned out!
Check out the Designer Rolodex for more talented wedding invitation designers and the real invitations gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!
Photo Credits: ShaunaMae
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
Photo Credits: Appetite Paper for Oh So Beautiful Paper
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
left image: photo by Kathryn McCrary via Style Me Pretty // right image: Evite
Green Wedding Shoes
left image: photo by Laure Joliet for Oh Joy // right image: photo by Erin J .Saldana via 100 Layer Cakelet
left image: photo by Frost Photography via Style Me Pretty // right image: Love That Party
images via their respective sources