An Our Labor of Love Wedding: Ali & Evan

21 08 2008

Wow.  What can I say about this wedding?  Seersucker suits, eyelet dresses…. It is so full of personality and even though I don’t know the couple, I can tell their wedding design totally reflects them.  

yet another stunning job by the geniuses at Our Labor of Love.


go check out the rest of the post.  You’ll be sooo glad you did!


A Ben Chrisman [city hall] Wedding: Erin & Chris

5 08 2008

I have always loved the idea of a city hall wedding.  I love weddings that focus on what is important, the ceremony itself.  That’s what you’re there for after all, right?  to get married?

This city hall wedding, held at the famously gorgeous San Francisco City Hall, keeps things simple…. and simply beautiful.  Photographed by Ben Chrisman, the wedding photos truly have the elusive factor we all want from our photos – TIMELESSNESS.

and my favorite shot of all…

See what I mean?!  The bride’s classic, vintage-esque style is amazing.  I really love this wedding, and these shots kind of embody what we are doing for our own wedding.

Visit Ben Chrisman’s blog!

Destination Wedding Invites and Moving Announcements by Wedding Paper Divas

31 07 2008

Wedding Paper Divas, one of my favorite invitation sites, has launched some new items – Destination Wedding invitations and Moving Announcements.  I was sent samples of the collections, and I have to say – they are quite lovely!  Divas truly makes some of the best wedding stationary available, outside of letterpress (however, they also have a small letterpress selection!).  

I received 5 different Destination Wedding invitations.  All are nice, but there are certainly standouts.

There is the Wine Country invitation (5″ x 7″), which I received in the color cabernet.  The color is rich, a lovely mix between scarlet and raspberry.  The vine motif and lettering are in white, and I love the contrast.  This would be amazing for a vineyard wedding or any wedding in the fall.  



The Seaside Elegance (4″ x 9.25″) came in wintergreen.  I like the polish of the white border, and the simple starfish motif sets the tone for the planned event.  This would obviously be amazing for an elegant beach wedding.   

I really love this next invitation, the Quilted Floral (5″ x 7″), which I received in the color basil.  It has a beautiful floral print along the top, with an inset text box, reading, “I ho’okahi kahi ke aloha” (Be one in love).  I also received the response card for this suite, which perfectly complements the invitation itself.  There is an inset text box on this card as well, containing the couple’s names.  This design was inspired by Hawaiian quilt patterns, and it would definitely be ideal for a wedding in the beautiful state.  


Another beach wedding option that I’m loving is the Palm Trees (7″ x 5″), received in chocolate.  With a rich brown border and soft blue background, the white palm trees set the tone, and the text contrasts nicely.  The stately palm trees really make this invitation, and it’s little details like a line of tiny dots underneath the names that make this one a standout for me.  The matching response card had the same layout, down to the dots.

This last invitation is my very favorite of the samples that were sent to me.  The Casual Beach invitation (5.80″ x 5.80″)is truly unique, with an almost abstract shoreline motif.  I love square invites, but beware of the extra postage required for mailing them.  I noticed that the nice people at Wedding Paper Divas note this is red type on the website.  This suite could work very well for not only an oceanside wedding, but lakeside as well.  I love it!  The simplicity is right up my alley.


Now, moving on…

Moving announcements.

For years, I have loved the idea of sending these (sometimes called at-home cards) not only in the case of marriage creating a new home, but also just for relocation.  I am a fan of sending a card for everything!  I love stationery.  

Wedding Paper Divas has launched such a pretty line of moving announcements with widely varying styles.

I received 5 samples, as follows…

The Fresh Start features your own photo and the ever-popular chocolate and sage combination.  It would be adorable with a wedding photo, the perfect way to get your first (or new) address as a couple out to your family and friends.

Second, the Moving Key is beautifully simple.  The antique key motif and scalloped edge of the blue area is adorable.  This would be perfect for anyone experiencing a change of address.

The Spring Tulips is perfect for a move occurring in the spring.  With spring being a time for a fresh start, and also a popular time for weddings, this would be ideal for a couple beginning a new life together in that warm, blooming season.   

Now, this Picket Fence announcement is seriously cute.  I love the picket fence and little red bird.  This would be great for any family or couple with a new address.

Ok, now everyone knows I love a damask print.  Naturally, my favorite of this collection is the Damask Bloom.  The rich chocolate background and blue damask print are a classic combination.  This is the most formal of the announcements I received.  Just don’t forget that square cards cost more to mail!


All the cards mentioned in this blog are printed by digital offset printing, on 110 lb. white cardstock.  The quality of the printing and the paper are amazing.  And let’s not forget, Wedding Paper Divas is extremely affordable, but you don’t sacrifice quality!


Thanks so Wedding Paper Divas for the opportunity to go through some samples and show my readers what they have to offer!


9 03 2008

Cute as a button! I just ran across a post from {ritzy bee} about buttons. Much like my love for ribbons, mentioned in a previous post, buttons are one of those things that just do it for me. Such a simple detail that can make all the difference.

My favorites from the post:

Go check out the rest of the post on the {ritzy bee} blog. The whole blog is awesome, and definitely worth checking out.

More black, white, and green

24 02 2008

I get emails quite frequently, referencing my other post about black, white and green weddings.  Everyone wants more photos.  That post is by far my most popular to date.

To save us all some time, I have created a Photobucket album especially for black, white, and green inspiration.  I will add to it as I find more, so check it often.  Thanks to everyone for being interested in my ideas!

Black, white, and green Photobucket album here.

Ring Shots III

23 02 2008

This post really needs no intro. On to the bling!

Photo Credits:

~ The Wiebners

~ Whitebox Weddings

~ Red Photo Co.

~ Millie Holloman Photography

~ Lauren Clark Photography

~ Kelly Moore Photography

~ Susan Stripling Photography

~ Castaldo Studio

~ bobbi + mike

~ Amy Squires Photography

Divine Damask

6 02 2008

It’s no secret to anyone that knows me… I adore damask and it is my favorite motif by far.  In my black, white and green color post, I featured black and white damask.  I am currently thinking I will go with blues and greens for my wedding, and I think damask in blues or greens would be gorgeous incorporated into the decor.

The blog What Junebug Loves did a post on damask today.   It gave me some great ideas, especially the idea of buying damask wallpaper to use as craft paper!

Click here to see the entire entry.