The Ultimate Purple Wedding

Categories Inspiration + Wedding Stationery

Wedding Color Palette: Plum |Violet | Lilac

If you’re a lover of purple, you’re going to love today’s Color Monday. It’s all about whimsical details and purpl-y goodness.  A palette of purples has an inherent flexibility to it. Depending on the hues you choose, it can go from regal and majestic to creative and fanciful and today’s inspiration is proof of that! To set the tone for our romantic purple summer wedding, we chose Botanical Cascade Wedding Invitation. This torrent of florals–from the bouquet to the cake to the invite–offers a beautiful look at the lush floral trend.

Get a free sample of Botanical Cascade Wedding Invitation and color palette–personalized in these colors {or you can easily change to your wedding colors}.

A pretty palette of purples for a summer wedding that celebrates the lush floral trend--from the wedding bouquet to the wedding invitation.

Botanical Cascade Rectangle Wedding Invitation

Suite Details 

The Botanical Cascade Suite features graphic floral illustrations–totally on trend for summer. Beautiful and romantic with a bit of whimsy, this suite is accented with little hearts and petals that playfully pattern the backgrounds. Typography, color, and your favorite photos complete the suite in contemporary flair. See the entire Stationery Design Suite.

 

A whimsical palette of purples for a lovely summer wedding.

 

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

Tracy Enoch Photography {via Style Me Pretty}

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July 4th Sale on Wedding Stationery!

Categories Budget + Wedding Stationery

Happy 4th of July! In between the barbecues, get togethers and Frisbee golf, be sure to take advantage of explosive savings at MagnetStreet. Get 25% off all Wedding Stationery! Code: WEFOURTH thru 7/14.

Whether  your shopping for Save the Dates, waiting on your Wedding Invitations, or preparing your Programs … now is the time to save!

Fourth of July Wedding Stationery Sale at MagnetStreet

* Code WEFOURTH cannot be combined with other offers to applied toward past orders.

 

Have a wonderful weekend friends!

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Best Wedding Day Advice from Real Brides

Categories Inspiration

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Wisdom can be hard-earned ya’ll while 20/20 hindsight is easy to come by. Today we’re taking a look at wedding advice from our real brides who learned a thing or two about getting married, planning the day and–enjoying the day. Heed their advice and avoid the “I wish I would have … ”

Sometimes, the simplest {and wisest} advice is the easiest to overlook. Read below wedding day advice from real brides :

Wedding Advice from real brides

 

Classic Military Wedding with Teal Accents

Take in every moment!
Everyone I know that has gotten married told me the day would fly by and I believed it. They told me to take in every moment and not to stress! I wish I had stopped more often on my wedding day to take it all in. I was so occupied with making sure everything was perfect that sometimes I forgot to breathe.

It’s about the two of you …
On your wedding day … kiss each other, hold each other, and say sweet things to each other. This day is all about the two of you and nobody else. Everyone else is there to enjoy and share in your happiness but at the end of the day it is all about you.

Go on a honeymoon!
No matter how expensive your wedding is, go on a honeymoon! Even if it is two towns over in a motel, make sure you get away! Our honeymoon was the best week ever and we had no worries about anything until we got back. It was the best!

Rochelly

 

Lush English Garden Outdoor Wedding

How to include your guests …
Choose what you want your wedding to feel like, not to look like. The best thing we did in our wedding was to include our guests in special ways: having friends and family share quotes during the ceremony, having them all give their blessing before our vows (with a big “We Will!”) and turning our first dance from a slow romantic one to a crazy one with all our favorite people on the dance floor. If you’re having a wonderful time and show it, everyone else is going to follow suit.

Robin

 

Elegant Fall Wedding at the Morton Arboretum

Eat!
Many married couples told me to make sure I eat on my wedding day because they never got to taste their dinner! I am glad Aaron and I got to enjoy most of our Italian feast, because we both love food so much, so we kind of made it a priority to get to take more than just one bite of each of our courses.

Other people’s opinions …
Often my MOH and co-workers would tell me to not worry about the opinions people would present, and many times, it was hard for me to ignore the opinions of others, despite the decisions I knew I wanted to make. In the end, I usually went with what I wanted to do, but if I had taken more stock in the “this is your wedding, you do it how you want” way of thinking, I would have eliminated a lot of back-and-forth conversations and stressful thinking.

Christina

 

Rustic New England Wedding

Stressing about the little things
Don’t stress about the little things because in the end they don’t matter and people won’t notice” I was also told that I would be the only one looking at everything really closely.

Do what’s right for you
Remember that it’s your day–stay true to what you and your fiancé want. Many people will give you advice on everything … listen and smile but in the end, do what’s right for you (but at the same time, be open to what others say, as you might actually like their ideas/perspective.)

Marta

 

Stylishly Classic Winter Wedding

Accepting help from family & friends
We felt especially blessed by how much our families and friends wanted to help. We got the advice to let people help, because even though it may not be “picture perfect” what they do will be full of love, and that makes it perfect. We cannot agree more. If you let control go of things, the people who love you will take and run with it, and you will be so surprised with what they do!

Break in those shoes!
I wish that I had broken in my shoes like I was told! I had a different pair, but the glitter shoes called my name—two days before we got married! But in the grand scheme of things, we wish that we would have enjoyed our engagement more, instead of stressing about the wedding.

Ellie

 

DIY Southern Vintage Wedding

On taking pictures before the wedding
I am glad I took the advice to take pictures before the ceremony. I love that we were able to take pictures with the bridal party before the ceremony. That saved time after the ceremony to get to our guests at the reception.”

I Wish …

Slow down to take in the day!
I wish I would have slowed down and taken in the day more. It goes by so fast, like the blink of an eye, that there were many details that I do not remember. We had a large wedding of 200 people so I was not able to talk to everyone, dance to every song I wanted to, take in all the decorations, do our photo booth, or just take in the day. I wish I would have paused, slowed down, and took in everything.

Gotten the videographer to stay longer
I also wish I had gotten our videographer to stay longer. He taped the ceremony and first dance but left after dinner. I wish I would have paid for him to stay for most of the reception since it did go by so fast.

 

Beach Wedding on the East Coast

Never sweat the small stuff
Take in every second of the wedding from beginning to end and not to let small things bother you i.e. the curling iron caught on fire … the limo didn’t start … my dress wasn’t clipped right inside … There were a few more things but they are things we can laugh at now! Never sweat the small stuff!

Eat! I wish I had gotten to eat the good food and the cake! I was bummed I was not able to eat more.”

Enjoy every second!
Enjoy each second, even if something goes wrong–it’s still the greatest day of your life. Take everything and live it. It only happens once!

Stephanie

 

Simply Elegant Orange and Purple Wedding

Focus on staying calm
Let go and let everyone do their job! It was really tempting for me to constantly check in with everyone to make sure they were doing what they needed to and on schedule. But I tried to just let go and focus on making sure I was calm and ready.

First look photos
I was glad that we did our photos before the wedding rather than after! If I hadn’t seen Derek until walking down the aisle I would have been so much more nervous! Taking a few minutes for us to just talk and be together before photos and everything else was nice. It allowed us to sort of ground ourselves.

Stay true to who you are!
A lot of people are going to tell you what you should and shouldn’t do or have. If you want to do it, do it. If you don’t, don’t. Stay true to who you and your fiancé are, then shape the wedding around that–not what other people have done.
Also, choose your shoes for comfort rather than style!

Kristin

 

Traditional-Elegant Indian Wedding

Compromise.
Compromise on things that matter to the family.

Enjoy yourselves!
Enjoy every moment of the wedding day. Don’t let small mishaps on the day get to you. Nobody notices the mishaps except for you.

I wish …
I wish I’d had more time to get ready.

Sumita

 

Do you have a favorite piece of advice to share?

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Elegant Military Wedding at a Picturesque Country Club

Categories Real Weddings

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Onto today’s elegant military wedding …

Married at the scenic Governor’s Club in Chapel Hill, NC, Shawn and Caroline had a dreamy military wedding–beautifully captured by  Amy Allen Photography. Shawn looked dapper in his Marine dress blues and Caroline lovely in her elegant strapless lace dress. The Governor’s Club is a picturesque venue–perfect for this elegant military wedding. A few pretty details we are especially loving are the gold-colored short bridesmaids dresses that coordinate with gold-colored groomsmen ties and those romantic florals of pink and ivory–from the bouquets to the centerpieces on wood rounds. Thanks to Enjoy!

Military wedding at The Governor’s Club in Chapel Hill, NC

pink rose wedding bouquets with lace wedding dress

Engagement ring and wedding earrings

white marine hat worn for military wedding

Marine groom waiting for bride to walk down the aisle

ring bearer in military wedding ceremony

Bride walking down the aisle with father at military country club wedding.

exchanging rings at military wedding ceremony

scenic military wedding ceremony

Bride's lace wedding train in military wedding ceremony

military wedding ceremony-pronounced husband and wife

bride and groom outdoor photo at The Governor's Country Club

bride with bridesmaids in short gold bridesmaid dresses and mix-matched shoes

Bridesmaids in gold dresses and groomsmen in gold ties and black suits

The Govenor's Club in Chapel Hill, NC

wood rounds and gold tablecloth on wedding reception table

wedding favors and floral centerpiece

sweetheart table at Country Club wedding

cutting the wedding cake

wedding reception dancing at The Governor's Club in Chapel Hill, NC

military couple sparkler send-off for

bride and groom getaway golf cart

Congrats Shawn and Caroline! And, we thank you for your service!!

xo

 

Credits
Photographer:  Amy Allen Photography | Cake Designer: Baker’s Cakes| Hair Stylist: Citrine Salon| Event Venue: Governors Club | DJ:Morse Entertainment | Floral Designer: University Florist | via Two Bright Lights

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