Color Monday: Beachy Blue Wedding Destination

Categories Inspiration + Wedding Stationery

Happy Color Monday!

We’ve got the blues today–the beachy blues! This peaceful color scheme is a seafaring mix of blue and green. Having a beach or destination wedding? Be inspired by heavenly skies and tranquil waters for your colors and wedding theme. Today, we’re imagining a bohemian event by the water where the maids are in mix and match dresses and the guys are in varying shades of blue. And to set the tone for this relaxed beach wedding vibe is a blue wedding invitation that features a starfish motif–that can also be carried to the rest of the stationery suite.

Beach wedding inspiration and wedding invitation

Starfish Wedding Invitation

Starfish Stationery Suite
This Rectangle Wedding Invitation that features bold stripes, fun fonts and a starfish motif belongs to our Starfish Design Suite. This design is a lovely complement for any destination or beach wedding. Browse the entire Design Suite.

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Beachy blue wedding color palette

 

 

Credits
For allowing us to use their photography, much thanks to …

Cake by Ruth Eileen Photography {via Style Me Pretty} | All other photos by Erin and Tara {via Ruffled}

 

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13 Stellar Silhouette Engagement Photo Ideas

Categories Inspiration + Photography

13 Stellar Silhouette Photo Ideas for your Save the Dates!

Are you a sucker for a great silhouette photo? We are. Luck, lighting and a super creative photographer create the perfect alchemy to harnessing the drama in a beautiful silhouette engagement photo. If you want a few of these dramatic, story-telling shots in your wedding album, talk with your photographer about your desires. Many of them center around sunsets but those clever photographers…they have their ways of manipulating light and setting you apart!

Be inspired by the following stellar silhouettes as your browse image styles for your Photo Save the Dates.

 

1. This adorably-gorgeous silhouette shot was taken at Galveston Island at sunset. This couple is almost kissing–makes for an adorable silhouette!!

silhouette photo of couple at sunset

 

2. This absolutely stunning silhouette was taken at this Lake Tahoe engagement session and is quite dramatic!

silhouette photo of couple on a pier

 

3. Just LOVE the shilhouette shot from this surprise wedding proposal engagement session in Central Park.

silhouette photo of couple in engagement session

 

4. This southern wedding ended with a great silhouette photo of the bride and groom in their getaway car.

silhouette photo of couple in a car kissing

 

5. This cool and classic silhouette styles is from a football-themed e-sesh on the beach!

silhouette photo of couple on beach behind a parasol

 

6. This Chicago e-sesh features a killer nighttime silhouette with Lake Michigan and the city lights in the background.

sihlouetted-couple-on-Lake-Michigan-at-sunset

 

7. So beautiful–this New England winter wedding silhouette photo of the bride and groom features gently falling snow and a bride and groom peeking from behind an umbrella.

sihlouette-of-bride-and-groom-kissing-behind-umbrella in winter wedding

 

8. This romantic engagement session in our Nation’s Capital features a gorgeous sunset shot with Jefferson Memorial in the background.

silhouette photo of couple in Washington-DC-Engagement-Session

 

9. How fun is this twist on a photo silhouette. The tree tree takes all the credit in this intimate, eclectic Texas wedding.

silhouette photo of bride and groom on tree

 

10. This fun and clever silhouette engagement photo was taken at the beach {they shot at 4 locations for their sesh!}

beach sihlouette sunset engagement photo

 

11. This sunset silhouette in the park was taken at springtime in Seattle.

silhouette photo at sunset

 

12. Dramatic skies dominate the look and feel in this Minneapolis engagement session. WOW.

silhouette photos in Minneapolis engagement session

 

13. How can you not fall in love with this darling silhouette engagement photo taken at sunset in Santa Fe, New Mexico!?

Engagement photo at sunset at El Rancho de las Golondrina in Santa Fe, NM

Which is your favorite silhouette photo style idea?

 

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10 Fun! Engagement Session Theme Ideas

Categories Inspiration

Need help choosing a location or theme for your engagement session? Add that something extra to your save the date with a unique photo that represents your engagement session. Check out these

10 {Fun} Engagement Session Theme Ideas:

1. GO RETRO

Get dolled up in the clothing of your favorite era and have a retro-themed engagement session. Use props from the time period to enhance the look and feel you’re going for. This 50′s retro shoot features an adorable couple in a malt shop {a 1950′s hotspot!}. Impeccably styled, this sesh is so cute, colorful and fun! {Browse Vintage Save the Dates}

Retro theme engagement photos (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

2. GO DOWNTOWN

Give guests a vibe of where you live with a city engagement session. That’s what Chicagoans, Emily and Joe did… They went downtown for an awesome photo shoot amid the skyscrapers and cool neighborhoods of Chicago. From hanging out at the doughnut shop to riding the L train, these two were on the move! {Browse city skyline Save the Dates}

Chicago engagement photos (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

3. HAVE A CHALK WAR

Get crazy with color and have a chalk color war! Elizabeth and Caleb had a totally relaxed engagement shoot getting messy with chalk. Their photographer wanted to capture the essence of this couple–vibrant, forgiving, fun and happy. Oh, and I’d venture to add playful to that list! {Browse Unique Save the Dates}

chalk color war engagement photos (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

4. GO PLAY IN THE SNOW

Joe and Rachel’s snowy sesh in winter is just plain gorgeous! Don’t under estimate a winter engagement session. The muted colors of the background allow your colors to stand out. Plus, who doesn’t love snowball fights? {Browse Season Save the Dates}

rustic winter engagement photos (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

5. GO TO MULTIPLE LOCATIONS 

Chrissy and Josh went from a yogurt shop to the zoo … to playing guitar on the beach … to finally ending their engagement session in the city for a night on the town. Fun, varied and telling of their personalities, we get a great feel for who Chrissy and Josh are–perfect for sharing your love story and lifestyle with family and friends. {Browse Beach Save the Dates

engagement photos taken at multiple locations- yogurt shop, zoo, beach, downtown (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

6. EXPLORE THE LOCAL BEAUTY

Jonathan and Victoria’s whimsical love shoot at one of Alabama’s gorgeous botanical gardens is a perfect reason to have a park engagement session. What’s in your backyard? {Here’s an article on national & state park wedding ideas}

botanical gardens engagement photos (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

7. GO TO AN AMUSEMENT PARK

Let the kids in you come out to play! Jessica and Barron went to a local carnival near closing time and ended of having the park to themselves. They have this vintage vibe and you could plainly see how much fun they had playing games and going on rides. {Browse Vintage Save the Dates}

vintage carnival theme engagement photos (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

8. GO ON A PICNIC

Tisha and Larry had a flight-themed picnic engagement session. They met by chance at an airport and incorporated their first encounter into their love sesh! So clever. {Browse Hobbies and Interest Save the Dates}

flight and picnic themed engagement photos (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

9. SHOWCASE YOUR SERVICE

Amanda and Theo had a really fun e-sesh that combined two themes in one: military and props. These two are clearly in love with each other–and service to their country. We love the push-up shots. So cute! {Browse Military and Service Save the Dates}

military engagement photos with props (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

10. FOOTBALL THEME 

Love football? Have a football themed engagment session. Get everyone in the spirit–for the team and for you! Lori and Thomas returned to their Alma Mater–where they started their engagement session with a tour of the Neyland Stadium. Browse Sports Save the Dates}

UT football themed engagement photos (10 e-sesh theme ideas)

 

What’s your favorite theme?

 

 

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Color Monday: Modern-Vintage, Upscaled Rustic

Categories Inspiration + Wedding Stationery

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Color Monday: a modern-rustic color scheme of brown, ashwood and peach.

“Upscaled Rustic” is another wedding and stationery trend that is shedding new light on summer weddings. Some of what this trend comprises are romantic woodland settings, showy florals and elegant DIY touches. Additional trimmings for these rustic refined affairs include beautiful, ambient lighting and swanky outdoor seating. And to start setting the tone right away, we chose Floral Lace a Save the Date Card that echos a rustic modern wedding style. Are you a fan of this rustic elegant wedding trend?

Upscaled Rustic wedding inspiration and lace Save the Date card from MagnetStreet

Floral Lace Save the Date Card

Floral Lace Stationery Suite
This pretty design has a charming tension to it–the background emulates the look and feel of kraft paper, while each accompanying stationery item in the suite features cascading, flowery lace. This lovely pairing of elegance with a rustic look and feel is a hallmark of the Floral Lace design. This suite renders beautifully across a variety of wedding styles–from rustic elegant to modern vintage. Browse the entire Design Suite.

Get these colors! Or, visit the Color Boutique to:

  • create your own color palette
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Rustic wedding color palette from MagnetStreet

 

 



Credits
With permission to use their photography, much thanks to… 

Bridesmaids and Dresses by Eden Day Photography {via Wedding Chicks} | Bouquet by Timwill Photography {via A Low Country Wedding} | Couple, Barn and Dessert Table by Justin Michau Photography {via 100 Layer Cake} | Cake Topper by Lisa Leonard Designs

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