What Does a Modern Wedding Invitation Look Like?

Categories Wedding Stationery

Don’t you just love the freedom found in the look and feel of modern wedding invitations? We sure do. Personality and playfulness is allowed to shine through when there isn’t a set of stringent rules in wording or color to follow. I’ve received 3 wedding invitations recently {yes, MagnetStreet designs :) }. All three are unique–from color and design, to enclosures, fonts and wording–each suite is a sweet reflection of the couple. It was fun to see their personalities translated in their wedding invitations!

Put a modern spin on traditional wording

Be encouraged to give traditional wording an updated look on your wedding invitations! Fun opening wording or an unexpected text placement adds personality that encourages guests to pore over every detail. Through color, design, and unique wording, you’ll be able to share your flare in the style and spirit of your wedding.

Every invitation needs these 5 elements:

  • invitee or host{s}
  • who’s getting married
  • time
  • date
  • location

Modern Tea-length Wedding Invitation and Holder from MagnetStreet

Love Airways Tea-length Wedding Invitation + Invitation Holder


Tips for traditional wedding invitation wording

  • Use third-person wording
  • Be consistent with spelling:  honour | favour vs. honor | favor
  • Use Roman numerals in names (instead of second or 2nd): John Merril II
  • Avoid abbreviations

Spell out days, dates, times, addresses and titles:

  • Saturday, the twenty-third of July
  • Two thousand fifteen
  • at two o’clock in the afternoon
  • Doctor David Johnson
  • street, boulevard, avenue

How are you putting a modern spin on your wedding invitations?

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Modern, Multi-Cultural Beach Wedding

Categories Real Weddings + Wedding Stationery

Joyful, touching, modern, gorgeous, fun, colorful… so many ways to describe Emilia and Christian’s coral and silver beach club ceremony and reception at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, FL. With trolleys for transport, the wedding party rode worry-free to the Beach Club lawn where they had a traditional Christian ceremony–adorned with Japanese and Persian touches to honor Emilia’s heritage. From the ceremony, it was cocktails and sushi on the Sunset Terrace and then back to the main hotel to dance the night away. There’s joy on every face and it’s our pleasure to feature this beautiful beach wedding captured by Limelight Photography. Enjoy.

Wedding Style: Modern-Chic, Multi-Cultural
Wedding Colors: Coral | Silver | Gold | Pearl
Ceremony & ReceptionRitz-Carlton in Sarasota, FL

Photographer: Limelight Photography, Michael and Rebecca Zoumberos
Wedding Stationery: MagnetStreet Weddings

Pre-wedding trolley ride to the ceremony

Coral bridesmaid dresses and oversized bouquets

Highlights from the day…
A few highlights included seeing all of our incredible vendors arrive and being totally excited with them from the start, our romantic first look, riding the beautiful trolley to the beach club, our emotionally charged ceremony with its spectacular view, our phenomenal sushi chef during cocktail hour, seeing the reception room for the first time and dancing the night away with awesome music, our amazing photo booth, and our sparkler exit.

Groom's coral tie and coral rose boutonniere

Multi-cultural wedding ceremony

Advice you’re glad you took…
We got the advice of remembering every moment during our wedding day and we are so happy we did that on 1.4.14!

Advice you wish you’d taken…
Although this may be really hard to do, we wish we took the advice of not stressing over the smaller details.

Advice you’d like to give…
Remember the little moments during your wedding day as it moves very quickly.

Bride and Bridesmaids riding the trolley to the wedding ceremony

Best part of the whole wedding day…
The best part of our wedding day was when we got 10 minutes to sit with each other in between the ceremony and cocktail hour as a married couple enjoying some sushi, hors d’oeuvres, and champagne together before seeing everyone during cocktail hour.

Child playing violin at Beach Club wedding ceremony

Wedding bouquet photo charm

Japanese wedding invitations

Memorial chair at beach club wedding ceremony

Father walking daughter down aisle

Father handing off daughter to future son-in-law

Father hugging future son-in-law at beach club wedding ceremony

Bride and Groom during wedding ceremony

Bride and Groom at Beach Club wedding ceremony

Ritz-Carlton Beach Club wedding ceremony

Wedding kiss

Multi-cultural Ritz-Carlton real Florida wedding

Beach wedding-ceremony with Japanese-Persian buffet foods

Bride and-Groom by coy pond at Ritz-Carlton Beach Club

Bride and Groom, beach wedding photo

About your dress…
I absolutely love my dress that I bought from The Gown Gallery in Kansas City, MO. It is a simple and chic chiffon dress from the Romona Keveza Collection that was perfect for our beach wedding! My shoes were from Badgley Mischka and the design highlighted my dress. Our gorgeous flowers were from Botanica International Design Studio, who I received the pleasure of both meeting the owner Ian Prosser and working with the Creative Director Zoë Gallina.

Wedding Reception at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Rose, orchid and hydrangea wedding bouquets

First wedding dance at the Ritz-Carlton ballroom

Wedding rings photo

4-tier square wedding cake decorated with orchids

Bride and flower girl at Florida wedding reception

Wedding reception at the Ritz-Carlton

Wedding sparkler send-off at the Ritz-Carlton ballroom

Bride and Groom at the Ritz-Carlton + Wedding Thank You Card from MagnetStreet

Fetching Frames multi-photo wedding Thank You Card from MagnetStreet


Thanks Emilia and Christian for sharing your big day with us!

Wedding Pro Shout Out

MagnetStreet Weddings
Our experience with MagnetSreet has always been fantastic! All of the tools were easy to use in searching for and customizing the perfect card. We were able to find the template that best suited our needs and altered the colors to match our wedding colors. We also love the clean look and feel of the card which matched our modern chic wedding style.

Limelight Photography
We absolutely adore our photographers Michael and Rebecca Zoumberos who are both owners of Limelight Photography! They took so many incredible pictures of us that we were in complete awe when we viewed them for the first time. We absolutely love them and their amazing work!

We absolutely love the venue we chose! The Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, FL is stunning and we will never forget our beautiful wedding ceremony on the Beach Club Lawn, our fun cocktail hour on the Sunset Terrace, and our gorgeously-designed reception in Ballroom Plaza

Nicole Kaney, Wedding Planner
Our wedding planner, Nicole Kaney and her team, were simply the best you could ask for in planning the perfect wedding! Nicole not only helped us decide on so many important factors for our wedding, but she also communicated everything we were hoping for in a wedding to each and every one of our vendors. We want to express our endless thanks to Kathryn Schanuel, the Director of Meetings and Special Events at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota, for working with both Nicole and several others in organizing an absolutely amazing wedding day experience.

Botanica International Design Studio
We also cannot even begin to express how much we loved each an every one of our flowers that were impeccably designed and arranged by Botanica International Design Studio. Working with Zoë Gallina in all our arrangements was an absolute treat!

We also want to thank our wonderful videographer Maureen Taylor from VHVIDEO for capturing every memorable moment. She does fantastic work and is so incredibly sweet and adorable at the same time!

Fitz Otis 
Our reception was lit up by the phenomenal DJ Fitz Otis who kept us going all night with awesome music selections.

Cat Pennenga
Cat Pennenga for creating the best Fancy Photo Booth imaginable!

From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank everyone for everything they did in creating the perfect wedding for us on 1.4.14 at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, FL. We hope to stay in contact with each and every one of them throughout the rest of our lives!  

Emilia & Christian


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Color Monday: Vintage Country Wedding Ideas

Categories Inspiration + Wedding Stationery

Labor Day Sale! Get 25% off all Wedding Stationery. Code: WEDLBR25.

Yes, it’s Tuesday–and we’re celebrating “Color Monday!” We couldn’t let another week go by without bringing this Labor Day-inspired, super fun and colorful mood board your way. Entitled Country Love, this inspiration has a vibrant color scheme, retro patterning and ya’ll–it’s full of vintage country charm. From the green pickup truck to the gingham bouquet ribbon and tablecloth, to the eclectic florals and fun Pocket Wedding Invitation, find ideas to personalize your country wedding.

From the Sweet as Pie Design Suite, want to see this Pocket Invite in person? Get free custom samples.

Country wedding inspiration and Pocket Invitation from MagnetStreet

Deets on the suite

The vintage look and feel of the Sweet As Pie design suite is what makes it so appealing. Country-adorable in every way–from the textured look of kraft paper, to the charming florals, polka dots, lace, and scalloped bordering. Every piece is uniquely designed yet coordinates for sweet synchronicity across your suite. If you want to see the design in person, be sure to request free samples–personalized in this color palette–or in your color palette!


With permission to use their photography, much thanks to…

Flowers, Bride & Groom, Table Setting by Our Labor of Love {via Green Wedding Shoes} | Airstream by YEAH! Weddings {via Green Wedding Shoes} | Bridesmaid by Melissa Biador Photography {via Wedding Chicks}

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Labor Day Sale! 25% Off Wedding Stationery

Categories Wedding Stationery

Happy Labor Day! In between the picnics and parties, enjoy this Wedding Stationery discount from MagnetStreet!

25% off all Wedding Stationery

Save the Dates |  Wedding Invitations & Suites |  Programs | Favors | Thank Yous 

Code: WEDLBR25

Expires 9/8/14

Labor Day Sale from MagnetStreet! 25% off Wedding Stationery



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