Gracefully Chic: Monochromatic Wedding Colors

Aug 17 2015

Monochromatic Wedding Colors

Happy “Color Monday!” We hope today’s monochromatic wedding colors and mood board sets your week off in an inspired direction. Do you have a favorite color that you’d like to build your entire wedding look around? Be inspired to take that color in a variety of directions through a monochromatic scheme.

What is a monochromatic color scheme? Simply put, a monochromatic scheme is obtained through shades {darker variations} and tints {lighter variations} of a single color. Any color can be used to create a monochromatic scheme! The variations are another way create drama for certain focal points and set the mood of the overall wedding look. Peaceful yet powerful … artsy yet classic … a monochromatic wedding color scheme is a lovely way to create yet more visual interest. And who doesn’t want that? Is it right for you? 

Colors: Ashwood | White | Champagne

Monochromatic wedding color inspiration--gorgeous for a classic wedding style.

Featured: This Joyful Day Wedding Invitation

Floral accents and patterns decorate this uniquely-designed Rectangle Wedding Invitation. Personalized in this monochromatic scheme, the Joyful Day design feels sublime and peaceful, yet whimsical and romantic. But of course, Joyful Day can be easily personalized in your colors to set the tone that’s right for your wedding style. Like this design? Check it out in one of 6 different Shaped Invite styles for added personality.

Request a Free Sample … in your wedding colors!

Monochromatic wedding colors and free wedding invitation sample (Request Yours!)

Photo Credits:
For allowing us to use their photography … much thanks to:

Cake & Ring by The Mint Photography {via Style Me Pretty} | Bride and Flower Girl | Bridesmaids by Anna Kidman {via Green Wedding Shoes} | Boutonnieres by Laura Murray Photography {via Wedding Chicks}

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Wedding Stationery Sale: 15% Off + Earn Cash Savings

Aug 13 2015

Save 15% plus earn $25 in mCash™ for every $75 you spend!

Happy Wedding Stationery Sale! Right now, through August 24th, you can save 15% on your Wedding Stationery + earn $25 in mCash™ for every $75 you spend! Learn more about MagnetStreet’s rewards program.

Browse Save the Dates | Peruse Invitations | Pore over Programs | Get thoughtful with Thank Yous

15% Off all Wedding Stationery + Earn $25 for every $75 you spend (in mCash)

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Romantic Wedding Proposal That’s All Over The Map

Aug 12 2015

Sam’s Romantic Wedding Proposal To Katie

Aaaahhh, wedding proposals! Some are sweet. Some are funny. Some are romantic. Some are just plain creative. All of them involve a story–a unique story that’s gloriously intimate and special to the couple. We adore wedding proposals of all kinds–especially those involving the element of surprise! Don’t you?

Meet Katie and Sam. Actually, Katie is another MagnetStreet family member from our Wheaton, IL office. Perhaps you’ve “chatted” with Katie after hours–she’s very sweet and we think she’s grand. Sam thinks so too. His proposal to Katie is so thoughtful and sweet. A trip down memory lane, enjoy as Katie shares her romantic wedding proposal story–that’s so perfectly mapped out! Literally. :)

Katie's sweet and romantic wedding proposal--that's all over the map!

Sam conspires with Katie’s roommate …

Little did Katie know that Sam had been conspiring with Katie’s roommate to capture the proposal and Katie’s reaction in real time.

Sam and I had been talking about marriage for several months so I knew the proposal was sometime soon. But Sam and my roommate had cleverly thrown me off from thinking it was “that weekend.” We had made dinner plans Saturday night at a casual restaurant in town–which only further convinced me that this was not it.

A walk through the park 

We had time before dinner to take a walk through a nearby historical park that used to be part of a neo-classical estate. {I didn’t know it at the time, but my roommate was hiding in the bushes with his camera. There happened to be another photographer in the park shooting portraits. This turned out to be helpful to my roommate, as the photographer was able to tip him off that we were coming, and he could get ready to start shooting.}

All over the map

Sam and I rounded a corner and came upon a rolled up map with a sign that said “Open Me.” As I unrolled it, Sam pulled out a folding table he had hidden behind a bush. Laying the map out on the table, I could see that it was dotted with dozens of number stamps.

Down memory lane

Sam pointed to #1 and explained that it was where we had our first date–right at the corner where the restaurant is located. He then went on to point out other numbers and their corresponding dates … taking me down memory lane.

Finally, he pointed to #145 and said, “And this is us here.” He made a beautiful proposal speech before getting down on one knee and asking me to marry him. After I said “YES” I proposed back to him.

My roommate finally came out from hiding to take more photos of our happy selves. Oh, and the casual dinner plans? All a foil! Sam took me back to the place where we had our first date–where he had reserved the very same table we had sat at all that time ago.

Katie's map

Aaahhh, how sweet is that!?

Can you imagine? How uberly sweet of Sam to plot out their history together, marking the moments and milestones in their relationship. So clever. So thoughtful. So romantic. Bravo Sam! Congratulations to you both. Let the wedding planning begin! We’re looking forward to seeing how you translate and express your personalities and style across your wedding look.

Thanks for sharing your story with us, Katie and Sam!


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Cute Inspiration For A Purple And Yellow Wedding

Aug 10 2015

Love Purple? Check out these purple and yellow wedding ideas

For the love of purple! Like bees and honey, purple and yellow go together! It’s that “opposite sides of the color wheel” thing–they just can’t help but look great together. Today’s “Color Monday” palette features two purple hues that are complemented by a buttery yellow. Smooth and creamy, right?! Yellow brings contrast to the purples and lilac tempers the boldness of plumeria–adding just the right amount of romantic nostalgia to the whole look and feel. Here are 3 purple and yellow wedding ideas for a whimsical, texture-filled purple and yellow wedding.

Neutral attire: grounds the palette and lets the purples sing throughout the wedding look
Florals: varying shades introduce interesting textures and colors
Wedding invitation: dramatic fonts and the lilac background offer a whimsical, lighthearted feel

Colors: Plumeria | Lilac| Butter

Purple and yellow wedding ideas for a super fun modern wedding!

Featured: Love’s Treat Wedding Invitation

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Belonging to our Love’s Treat design suite, this rectangle invite is fun, modern and full of charm. Find watercolor hearts sweetly sprinkled throughout the suite amid dramatic typography that command attention.

Purple and Yellow Wedding Invitation (Request a free Sample

For the beautiful photography in our inspiration, much thanks to …

All images by Lavendar & Twine {via Wedding Chicks}

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