Behind the Design: Nautical-Inspired Beach Wedding

Categories Inspiration + Wedding Stationery

It’s smooth sailing for today’s “Behind the Design” and beach wedding inspiration. This seafaring board features a classic navy and white color scheme as well a Wedding Program with an anchor motif. Get your beach wedding ideas on with this salt of the earth look and nautical theme. Here’s graphic designer, Rachel, to tell us about Love’s Anchor, her new modern Design Suite.

“This design suite was inspired by a nautical summer wedding, so an anchor was a must! Maybe set on a beach, by the water or even inside an upscale club: a modern design for a modern couple. Bold stripes complement the simple anchor artwork and together make quite a statement. And, if you wanted to change up the palette, this design works really well with most colors. Go with a muted color and the entire look and feel will change completely!”

Beach wedding inspiration with a nautical-inspired wedding program--MagnetStreet.

Above: Love’s Anchor Wedding Program

See the Suite 

Check out the entire Love’s Anchor Design Suite  or here, as a Pocket Wedding Invitation,  featured in this mini mood board from our 2014 Summer Color Trends.

Get free Samples!

Get a free sample of this design–personalize it in your colors!

Rachel, graphic designer for MagnetStreet

Rachel, graphic designer for MagnetStreet

 

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

Beach, Bouquet, Flower Girls, Favors, Cake and Couple by Christina Szczupak {via Ruffled} | Pillow by polka dot pears

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6 Wedding Invitation Planning Pitfalls to Avoid

Categories Wedding Planning + Wedding Stationery

Planning your wedding invitation suite should be a breeze, right? Well, it can be as stress free as possible–if you avoid the major planning mistakes that have the potential of putting you behind schedule and off-budget. Simply put, wedding invitation planning takes time and consideration!

Below are 6 common pitfalls to avoid while planning your wedding stationery. But alas, even if you’ve fallen into one pit or another, here are few ladders to help you climb out!

Pocket Wedding Invitation Suite from MagnetStreet + 6 planning pitfalls to avoid.

6 Wedding Invitation Planning Pitfalls {& how to avoid them!}

#1. Not taking advantage of giveaways & discounts!

If you’re not getting the best wedding deals, it might be because you’re not aware of them. If your wedding pros offer discounts through their e-newsletter, be sure to subscribe so you can enter those terrific giveaways and take advantage of timely sales. Sign up, enter and save!

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#2. Failing to get organized ASAP!

Staying organized is huge! It’s so easy to get lost in a sea of to-do’s and end up feeling overwhelmed at the end of a day. It has been said that if you’re organized, you’ll be able to actually enjoy the wedding planning process. Get organized–from wherever you’re at in the planning process … to the moment you say, “I Do.”

Download our free wedding planning checklist.

 

#3. Not ordering samples before you buy!

Getting samples {preferably free!} is a huge part of of feeling confident in your wedding purchases. From color to quality to customer care–you want to feel confident with the company you are purchasing from. So, visit those venues, samples those sweets and investigate those invitations!

#4. Not having your invite suite weighed at the Post Office! 

Did you know that the Post Office charges more for a square shape? Another reason to take your samples {that you’ve requested} to the post office for an accurate postage rate. Bring all of your pieces in–including your envelope–to get a handle on your postage costs for each invite you send. No surprises please!

More budget-saving info:
7 ideas for saving $ on your Save the Dates

 

#5. Not paying attention to certain etiquette!

Etiquette does matter! And while the reigns have loosened quite a bit, there are elements you want to get right: adults only invite wording, wedding gift etiquette, military and professional titles to name a few … Paying attention to the details will help your guests feel cared for and appreciated.

Visit our etiquette resources and look over and pull out that which pertains to your unique situation.

#6. Not proofing your invitation & suite items!

You wouldn’t believe how easy it is to overlook a misspelled name {even yours!}, an incorrect web address, a date that doesn’t match up … It happens. All the time. Those easy misspells and pesky grammar rules are easily overlooked but by taking your time and paying attention, you’ll avoid those awful proofing omissions. Our advice: check. Check. RECHECK!

This post contains a helpful Proofreading Checklist for Wedding Invitations.

*And after you’ve checked, checked and rechecked–that’s the time to get 1-2 more detail-oriented family and friends to help you proof it again!

 

Where are you at in your wedding stationery planning?

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Colorful Fall Engagement Photos + Save the Date

Categories Real Weddings + Wedding Stationery

We have a super lovely fall engagement session for you today! Bethany and Kevin {adorable!} live right here in Minnesota and opted for a rustic sesh at Long Lake Regional Park–a special location for these two. Long Lake Park sits right next to Irondale High School–the same school they graduated from and the same park they skied together at for Nordic cross country ski practices.*Sigh* Not only do Bethany and Kevin’s engagement photos feature great fall colors, woodsy textures and fun photo op ideas, they also have a laid-back sweetness to them that make you feel comfortable and eager to be a guest at their wedding. Thanks to Kjersti Mortenson of Mortenson Photography for capturing all this goodness. Enjoy!

modern save the date and rustic engagement session
(Forever & Ever Save the Date Magnet)

Wedding Style:  Classic-Elegant, Formal, Traditional with a modern feel.
Wedding Colors: Dark Purple (lapis/eggplant) with Charcoal Gray Accents.
E-sesh location: Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton, MN

Photographer: Kjersti Mortenson of Mortenson Photography
Save the Date: MagnetStreet Weddings

engagement photo couple in grass

heart shape with hands engagement photo

Fall engagement ring shot on red maple leaf

cute rustic photo of couple laying in the grass

couple sitting on bench

fall, rustic engagement session

rustic engagement photo of couple in field

engagement photos of couple on railroad tracks

adorable boot shot with ampersand wedding sign

Their proposal Story

Kevin purposed during a hike at Gooseberry Falls in Two Harbors, MN–the afternoon after I finished my first Grandmas Marathon. I’m a running enthusiast so, between running a marathon and getting engaged, it was an incredible and emotional day. Kevin is the first of three brothers to get engaged and I’m the baby of three girls–the last to get married. We enjoyed traveling home from the weekend race to share our exciting news with our families and friends.

rustic engagement session photo

park engagement photo of couple walking down road with silhouette images

heart shape with hands engagement photo

couple holding save the date chalkboard wedding sign

Thanks for sharing your fun engagement photos with us, Bethany and Kevin! We can’t wait to see what you have planned for your fall wedding this October.

xo

Wedding Pro Shout Out

Mortenson Photography

They say that behind every photo is a brilliant photographer. In the case of Mortenson Photography, Kjersti Mortenson is a natural, talented and beautiful gal who has clearly found her calling in life! She made us feel comfortable and is very creative. I LOVE all of our engagement photos. Especially the candid shots she took when we had no idea she was capturing our precious moments. She will be photographing our wedding come October.

MagnetStreet Weddings 

MagnetStreet customer service is exceptional! They were helpful and patient in answering the many questions I had. I loved having a template to start from and being able to make design changes online to create my dream invitations on my time. I had a certain vision in my head and the fact that I could play around with different fonts, colors and designs was convenient and allowed me to explore the many options available. Magnet Street went above and beyond with sending proofs, making minor adjustments such as spacing and size to make the final product perfect. I appreciated being contacted to make minor adjustments on the order that I didn’t catch when placing my order. Your work is wonderful, of excellent quality, and it came so quickly! I would recommend Magnet Street to all my family and friends.

About their Save the Date & Invitation Suite
Forever & Ever Save the Date Magnet

We ordered the Forever & Ever for our save the date magnets, invitations- including wedding, shower, bachelorette, rehearsal dinner, thank you cards and wedding coordinating products. I loved that all of the invites matched in style, color and theme. I loved the detailing on the stationery from the flowers and hearts to butterflies, decorative letters, ampersands, accents, and borders. The candy stripes add pizzazz to some of the designs, giving it a contemporary edge which fit in with our classic yet modern style.

See the entire Forever & Ever Design Suite.

Personalize in your colors, and get a free sample of this design.

 

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Instagram it! Wedding Giveaway from MagnetStreet

Categories Wedding Stationery

Giveaway! How would you like to win $200 toward any wedding from MagnetStreet Weddings? Of course you would–here’s how:

1. Snap an inspirational pic of your wedding colors
2. Share on Instagram with #WinSpreeMSW
3. Enter to win $200 toward your Wedding Stationery! Follow @MagnetStreetWed on Instagram

Enter to win.

wedding giveaway from MagnetStreet

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Good Luck!

 

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