Indian Trends – Vibrant Valentines Weddings

Are you planning to wow your guests with an extravagantly blinged-out Valentines wedding? Then it’s time to get inspired! Valentines Day is right around the corner, and if you’re newly engaged, then love is definitely in the air. It’s time to start planning and we’re here to help!

Think soft pink, vibrant red and splashes of sparkling gold. Blend traditional Indian elements in new ways with heart themed henna, and a gorgeous lehenga that screams Valentines with it’s elegant mix of bright colors and elaborate embellishments. You can even incorporate your theme into a traditional South Asian wedding invitation suite by mixing colored paper with stunning foil.

Take a look at some of our favorites and tell us what you think!

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Featured Design: Hima & Avani | Print Method: Foil Stamped | Paper: Pomegranate Matte, Gold Metallic & Via Scarlet Felt Customizations: Belly Band

Indian Trends – Vibrant Valentines Weddings was last modified: January 18th, 2017 by Ajalon

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After Twenty-Five Years Together — Oak Tree Foil Invitation

Last summer we printed our Oak Tree design beautifully with silver foil stamp for Michael and Douglas, who are now married after twenty-five years together! We loved the elegant way that the silver foil popped off of the dark gray textured paper.

The oak tree conveys the strength and stability of a good marriage–and the importance of strong roots and community.

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Featured Design: Oak | Print Method: Letterpress Foil | Paper: Eames Graphite Customizations: Foil Stamping, Belly Band, Second Paper Layer & Pocket Folder

After Twenty-Five Years Together — Oak Tree Foil Invitation was last modified: January 6th, 2017 by Ajalon

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Pure Elegance – An Indian Winter Wedding

Winter is one of the most romantic times of year, and the use of classic blue colors and elegant silver and gold can be exquisite to set the tone for your wedding day. Rich colors and shining white can make the season even more special, with lustrous decorations and gorgeous textiles.

Below are some ideas for creating an elegant seasonal Indian wedding. Some of our letterpress wedding invitations are a stunning match for the winter theme, and choosing the perfect ink color can make them even more stunning to match your event.

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Featured Designs: Avani, LalitaSunita| Print Method: Letterpress |  Letterpress Ink: 534 Sodalite Blue, Varnish, 281 Navy,  | Paper: Pearl 100% Cotton Lettra, Custom Customizations: Pocket Folder, Second Paper Layer & Colored Envelope

Pure Elegance – An Indian Winter Wedding was last modified: January 2nd, 2017 by Ajalon

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Adventure Weddings — Getting Married in the Great Outdoors

Thinking about getting married in the trees, the mountains, or the desert?

For many of us there is no more memorable or epic place to proclaim your love than in the beautiful outdoors! While planning an outdoors-y wedding might take a little extra work and preparation, there is nothing like your guests’ memories of seeing the sunset or canoeing on the lake the next day.

With the increase in popularity of outdoor weddings, too, you can find the right balance between comfort and adventure that will suit you (and your family members!) so that everyone is relaxed and can enjoy the big event.

Setting the tone for a great outdoor wedding begins with some of our beautiful nature-themed invitations, which can be done in letterpress or digitally for a more affordable option. Check out Aspen, a favorite theme for outdoor and winter weddings, or Olivia, our design graced with elegant pine boughs. For the more stately outdoor event, Oak might be just your style.

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Featured Designs:  Aspen, Olivia, & Oak | Print Methods: Letterpress & Digital | Letterpress Ink: 582 Olive, 4625 Almond, 281 Navy & 200 Red  | Digital Ink: Warm Grey 9, 1545 Brown & 349 Green | Paper: Pearl 100% Cotton Lettra & Smooth Digital Stock Customizations: Pocket Folder, Second Paper Layer Hand Illustration & Colored Envelope

Adventure Weddings — Getting Married in the Great Outdoors was last modified: January 2nd, 2017 by Ajalon

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Marry Me: Four of the Sweetest Ways to Pop the Question During the Holidays

The holidays are such a lovely time of year–and many boyfriends make it lovelier by getting down on one knee!

Here are four of the sweetest ways that we’ve heard to ask your sweetheart if she’ll be yours forever. Hopeful grooms-to-be, take note! There is nothing more special than to remember together each year, for the rest of your lives, the charming way that you asked for her hand.

  1. On the Tree
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    Image: Kristen Hornberger Photography

    This one can happen many ways–with a ring right on the branch, or with a cute proposal ornament from somewhere like etsy.
    You can also be like these sweethearts and pop the question at the Christmas tree farm, with a little more pre-planning required.

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  2. With Cocoa
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    Make it a beverage she’ll never forget: and include a keepsake that she can enjoy forever! There is nothing like finishing your morning coffee with a wedding proposal to start the day off right.

    Careful, though–a friend of mine who proposed to his wife this way says that “her drinking that cocoa was the longest wait of my life!”

  3. Spell it Out
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    Image: Liz Thoma

    This one can be trickier to pull off–but is well worth it! Might be a good one if you want to propose in front of her parents or friends. Set up the game and arrange for her to leave the room, and when she returns, it will be to a board with just these words on it!

  4. With Holiday Lights
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    Image: Robin Nuber

    Were you proposed to at the holidays? What did your sweetie do?

Marry Me: Four of the Sweetest Ways to Pop the Question During the Holidays was last modified: December 21st, 2016 by Ajalon

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Tis’ the Season for a Halloween Wedding

Halloween is here and offbeat couples are letting their ghoulish sides shine with amazingly over-the-top weddings. But don’t let the idea of a Halloween wedding fool you, you don’t have to decorate your reception space like a haunted house to let your love of the holiday shine through.

To prove my point, I’ve gathered a few of my favorite spook-inspired wedding ideas that will pay homage to this shriek-worth holiday, while still hosting an elegant affair.

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I love the romantic feel of this black, red and gold tablescape. The headstone table number is a fun nod to the holiday.

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Looking for a cute way to incorporate the holiday into your wedding day attire? This bride chose to wear skeleton leggings under her dress, which made for a super-cute photo op!

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These black-tipped, red roses to die for! Well, maybe not literally, But they are absolutely perfect for your Halloween wedding.

red candy apples for a halloween wedding

Who doesn’t love a candy apple? These red, candy-coated crab apples will satisfy your guests sweet tooth, while also adding to your wedding’s eerie theme.

black lace booties for a halloween wedding

Looking to add a touch of black to your look? These lacy, peep-toe booties would be the perfect addition to your wedding day wardrobe.

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blackberry cocktails for a halloween wedding

Looking for a ghoulish refreshment to serve your guests? These blackberry cocktails are sure to be a big hit!

skull cuff links for the groom

The groom should be able to have a little fun with his wedding attire too! What better way them by surprising him with some skull cuff links?

Looking for even more Halloween wedding inspiration? Check out our Pinterest board! Planning your own eerie event for next year? Let us help you create a perfectly creepy invitation to get your guests talking. Contact us today for a free quote!

Tis’ the Season for a Halloween Wedding was last modified: October 31st, 2016 by Ajalon

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A Splash of Color with Elegant Foil – Indian Wedding Trend

Looking for a way to make your Indian wedding cards truly memorable?

Our most eye-catching option is to combine bold, vibrant colors with elegant, shimmering foils. This combination is especially popular with detailed South Asian designs like Hima, Wamil and Naija. While darker stocks like Pomegranate and Amethyst really allow the foil to stand out and shine, gold-on-gold is subtle and elegant. All of our designs are 100% customizable, with limitless possibilities.

Which is your favorite?

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Featured Designs: Hima, Wamil and Naija | Print Methods: Foil Stamping & Letterpress | Paper: Pomegranate Matte, Gold Metallic, Pearl Lettra & Amethyst Matte | Customizations: Belly Band, Second Paper Layer, Pocket Folder & Wax Seal

A Splash of Color with Elegant Foil – Indian Wedding Trend was last modified: October 25th, 2016 by Ajalon

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Elegant Sequoia Letterpress and Foil Invitation Suite

All of our gallery designs are 100% customizable, but sometimes brides and grooms want to create an invitation that’s completely original. This gold foil and steel blue letterpress Sequoia suite is a great example of that. Lisa and Michael wanted to incorporate their connection to the west coast and chose a fitting double-sequoia image as their inspiration. By choosing to print the trees and their names in gold foil, they gave their invitation suite a truly elegant look. They continued this theme though their wedding day items with honey gold ink on their programs and gold edge painting on their menus. Cheers!

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Letterpress Ink: Blue Steel 533 | Foil: Gold 121 | Fonts: Burgues & Baker Signet SM Caps | Paper: 2-Ply Pearl 100% Cotton Lettra | Pocket Folder: B5 in Gold Linen Metallic | Customizations: Edge Painting & Beveling (Menu)

Elegant Sequoia Letterpress and Foil Invitation Suite was last modified: October 12th, 2016 by Ajalon

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Colorful & Rustic Invitations for Your Fall Wedding

We customized our Autumn design with a three-color letterpress layout for this lovely couple’s October wedding in New York City. The blind impression gives this invitation suite a touch of elegance, while the deep purple and orange ink give it that quint essential fall flair. By enclosing their invitations in a beautiful eggplant pocket folder, their wedding invites surely wowed their wedding guests.

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Letterpress Ink: Aubergine 511 & Sunrise 152 | Fonts: Feel Script & Trajan Pro | Paper: Pearl 100% Cotton Lettra | Pocket Folder: A7 in Eggplant Matte

Colorful & Rustic Invitations for Your Fall Wedding was last modified: October 18th, 2016 by Ajalon

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Guest Blog: How To Incorporate Charity Into Your Wedding

The idea of taking one of life’s most extravagant events and using it to help others is fairly new. Couples are beginning to realize they can have a special and wonderful wedding day, while contributing to the community or the planet. Below you will find a few simple ideas that make a huge impact.

Go Green

Wedding invitations are a must. While you cannot eliminate the invitations, you can opt for invitations printed on recycled paper. The higher the content of recycled paper, the better. The paper is beautiful and the quality untouched. It is estimated that one ton of recycled paper saves 17 trees and 7,000 gallons of water. Check with your local Chamber of Commerce for groups who will accept your used invitations, and turn them into beautiful greeting cards to send to patients, soldiers, and senior citizens.

Crane’s Lettra: Lettra is a sumptuous, tree-free, 100% recycled cotton paper, and is available in 110# and 220# weights.

Crowdfunding for Charity

Plumfund is a crowdfunding site that allows you to collect donations from your wedding guests in lieu of gifts. You designate the charity or family the donations will benefit. This is the perfect program to help someone in need, and since it is all done electronically, there is no waste of gifts, cards, wrappings, and shipping expense. Best of all, Plumfund is free to set-up and they do not charge your guests fees.

Candy Buffet

Instead of the traditional wedding cake, opt for a beautiful candy buffet. A candy buffet is stylish and carries a “Wow” factor! Instead of hiring expensive servers (and services to clean-up), set up a candy buffet, using candy to match the colors of your wedding. Inexpensive (recycled) gift bags or boxes allow your guests to take candy with them. Sweetservices.com is the place to go for bulk candy, specials, and inspiration. They also have specialty candies for designer selections.

Post Office

Do not forget to check with your local post office before purchasing postage stamps. Often the postal service will have special stamps that donate a portion of the costs to charity.

Save Vanishing Species Stamp As of May 2016: Total Sold: 32.5 million. Total Raised, Net: $3.3 million.

As you can see, there are many ways to make minor and selfless changes in your wedding that will help other people. These changes do not affect the beauty or sentiment of your day. However, it feels great knowing your wedding day changed the life of someone else.

 

 

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Guest Blog: How To Incorporate Charity Into Your Wedding was last modified: August 30th, 2016 by Ajalon

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