Engagement Photos in Cool Chicago Antique Store

Oct 21 2014

Unique, Chicago Antique Store Engagement Photos

We are completely enamored with Alex and Gene’s dramatic engagement photos from Michael Novo Photography. Taken at Salvage One, a unique antique store in Chicago, these engagement photos have a dark, Film Noir feel that draws you in and keeps you searching for more! Michael said, “Salvage One is somewhat of a hidden gem in Chicago … where the old can become new again. This combination of store and venue is an amazing spot to have your event at.” With all its textures, hidden alcoves and fun spots to get lost in, we get it and can see why Salvage One is so popular. So, 2 hours and 3 floors of “photographic opportunities” later …

For the second part of Alex and Gene’s e-sesh, they went to Star Lounge coffee house for a brighter feel and then it was off to the Old Town Ale House where they wanted to capture a few images of their first date location! Very cool–hope you enjoy!

Chicago antique store engagement photo

Chicago's Salvage One antique store engagement sesh

Salvage One Chicago Engagement

Salvage One Chicago E-sesh

Salvage One antique store engagement pic

Salvage One Antique Store Venue Engagement

Unique Salvage One Chicago Engagement Sesh

Salvage One Engagement photo

Chicago + Champagne Engagement Photos

Antique Store Venue Salvage One Engagement photo

Unique Salvage One Chicago Engagement

Salvage One Chicago Engagement Pics

Chicago Engagement Photos

Chicago engagement session

Old Town Ale House Engagement Photo

Chicago Engagement Picture

Best wishes Alex and Gene–we can only imagine what your wedding venue will be like!


Photographer:  Michael Novo Photography | Reception Venue: Salvage One | via Two Bright Lights


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Color Monday: English Garden + Floral Wedding Invitation

Oct 20 2014

Floral Wedding Invitation + English Garden Inspiration

Planning a 2015 wedding and have an insatiable love of flowers? Awesome–get ready to be inspired! You just might fall in love all over again when you see these new fresh and vibrant floral looks for next year. Of course, flowers are always on trend, but you can expect them to be bigger and more romantic than ever. From establishing the mood with a floral wedding invitation to a full, flower extravaganza at the ceremony–replete with flowers that line the aisle and hang from the ceiling. You’ll see beautiful brides wearing showy floral crowns and grooms attired in ornamental boutonnieres of their own uniqueness. And it won’t stop there. Reception decor will be as equally scented and adorned in floral fashion. What do you think of this extravagant floral trend?

Colors: Raspberry | Carrot | Tropic | Gold | Bronze

Rectangle Wedding Invitation from the Vintage Bloom design suite. Get a free custom sample.

Floral wedding inspiration + invitation from MagnetStreet

Deets on the Suite…
This Rectangle Wedding Invitation belongs to the Vintage Bloom design suite. Personalized in a vibrant color scheme for a spring or summer wedding, this suite features vintage florals in fun and fanciful graphic detail. With botanical elegance, you’ll find bold stripes with contemporary flair throughout the stationery pieces. Personalize the suite in your wedding colors. You can change the original design a little, or you can change the design a lot. Get the look, tone and style you want using our online editing tool, Design Studio. Try it out and see for yourself.

Free Custom Sample…
Request a free sample of Vintage Bloom Wedding Invitation and change the colors to your wedding colors {or, find a different design to personalize}.

Free sample of Floral Love from MagnetStreet

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

Bride + Groom, Ceremony Aisle & Backdrop by Nadia Huerta, June Bug Company {via Green Wedding Shoes} | Place Setting & Glitter Vase by Benjamin Edwards Photography {via Elizabeth Anne Designs}


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Still Deciding? 3 Great Reasons to Order Just One®

Oct 17 2014

Still Deciding? 3 Great Reasons To Order Just One

We get it: ordering online can be a little risky, especially when it comes to something as important as your wedding stationery. I mean, you love your design onscreen, but how can you be sure what it will look like in person?

That’s why we folks at MagnetStreet Weddings created the Just One® program – which allows you to order a single sample of your design, fully personalized and embellished. Your colors, your photos, your wording… see it all in person before you place the big order! Pretty neat, huh?

If you are still on the fence about whether or not to order Just One, here are three great reasons to give it a go:

#1 – It can help you decide between different colors, photos, designs – even paper.

I don’t know about you, but I can be a little indecisive. I can also be a little picky when it comes to color. Maybe one of your wedding colors is blue, but you’re wondering which shade of blue will look best on your invites. Or, maybe you’re not sure which engagement photo to feature on your Save the Date. If you’re a paper snob (it’s okay, we embrace that!), maybe you’re wondering how your design will look printed on a textured paper versus a smooth one.

Through the Just One program, you can order one of each version, then compare them side-by-side in person. How cool is that?

#2 – It gives you peace of mind (priceless when it comes to wedding planning).

Maybe you have already decided the colors, photos, and final design, but you’re nervous to place such a big order online – which is totally understandable. After all, you’ve put a lot of time, thought, and (soon to be) money into your wedding stationery. Well, we don’t want you to stress any more than you have to. We want you to be excited, calm, and confident! And by ordering Just One, you can feel confident in placing the full quantity order later. And hey, you can even do a little happy dance after clicking ORDER (maybe break in your wedding shoes at the same time).

#3 – It’s FREE after you place the full order!

When you receive your Just One order in the mail, it will include a special promo code that you can use later to credit the entire cost of your Just One order toward your full quantity order. Yes, that means your Just One order is essentially free. And really, who doesn’t love free?

Ready to order? Great! Here’s how to do it (it’s super simple):

1. Find a design you like.

2. On the product details page, select 1 for quantity.  (You can also select 1 of each coordinating item/embellishment listed on that page)

3. Personalize the colors, fonts, etc. however you wish.

4. Repeat Steps 1-3 if you want to create different versions of the same design for comparison.

5. Add to cart and check out!

If you’ve already saved your design or have it in your cart, you can also change your quantity to 1 from your shopping cart.

Want more details? Learn more about our Just One program.

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Free Wedding Invitation Samples

Oct 16 2014

Free Wedding Invitation Samples from MagnetStreet!

You’re smart! And one of the wisest things you do while planning your wedding–is to try before you buy. We know you wouldn’t walk down the aisle without first trying on your dress or book your caterer without first tasting their food … the same goes for your wedding invitation! Why so important? Because your wedding invitation is really the first official glimpse of your wedding look and style. In addition to it being a communication tool, your guests will also know how to dress and what type of mood to expect–all from your invite. That said, you want to see the design, feel the quality and fall in love with your invite, too. For that reason, MagnetStreet offers 3 free samples–from Save the Dates to Wedding Invitations + Suite items, etc. You can even get your wedding samplespersonalized in your colors. Using our design editing tool, you can even create custom colors. And of course, free is always good!

Try before you buy. Get free samples.

Free Wedding Invitation Samples

What else can you get for free at MagnetStreet?

Free Color Swatches

Free DIY Photo Booth Props

Free Wedding Planning Checklist

Free Wedding Budget Guide

Free Wallpaper Backgrounds

Part 2
Stop by tomorrow for part 2! We’ll be sharing another program we have at MagnetStreet: Just One®. This unique “try before you buy” program enables you personalize your entire invitation suite in order to test out the colors, design, fonts, etc. Super helpful–many couples are taking advantage it.

We’ll give you the 411 tomorrow.


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Laid-Back Blue and Yellow Southern Wedding

Oct 15 2014


Adam and Jenny’s outdoor southern wedding is as stately as it is sweet. Married on the grounds of Burke Manor Inn, this picturesque and historic North Carolina bed & breakfast, seemed the perfect venue for this laid-back, charming couple. The natural surroundings of the property were so pretty and drew out the vibrancy of their blue, yellow and white color scheme. Jenny made a beautiful bride and carried a bouquet of daisies, roses, baby’s breath and adorned with a photo charm. As for the dapper groom, we don’t think the smile ever left Adam’s face–his joy could not be suppressed! Relaxed and intimate, we hope you enjoy this southern wedding from  Amy Allen Photography just as much as we do.

Our best wishes to the happy bride and groom! 

cute outdoor wedding photo

Burke Manor Inn, North Carolina

white and yellow wedding bouquets

Burke Manor Inn

blue and yellow wedding colors

bride and bridesmaids

photo wedding bouquet charm

cobalt blue bridesmaid dresses

diy box for rose petals

yellow and white ceremony decor

daisy ceremony decor

walking up the aisle

bride and groom outdoor wedding


groom breaking glass

bride and groom outdoor Jewish ceremony

bride and groom recessional

white and yellow wedding cake

cutting the cake

Jewish wedding chair lift

dancing around bride and groom

bride and groom outdoor wedding photo

bride and groom intimate moment


Photographer:  Amy Allen Photography | Reception Venue: Burke Manor Inn | via Two Bright Lights

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Cassie and Zach’s Tiffany Blue Minnesota Wedding

Oct 14 2014

Joyful Tiffany Blue Wedding

Zach and Cassie’s Minnesota wedding was gorgeous in every way. Their emotional ceremony began with our beautiful bride being escorted by her brother and stepfather down the aisle to meet her soon-to-be husband. And their color scheme … love! Bright Tiffany blue accents were found everywhere–from the bridesmaids’ dresses and groomsmen vests, bouts and ties, to Cassie’s brooch bouquet and wedding shoes. Tender and joyous, some of our favorite photos were of Zach and Cassie dancing outside their golf course reception venue. Thanks to Brian Bossany Photography for sharing this sweet Minneapolis wedding with us! Enjoy.

white and tiffany blue wedding

gorgeous bride

tiffany blue pocket square and boutonniere

blue and white brooch wedding bouquet

ring with tiffany blue wedding shoes

groomsmen in tiffany blue ties and vests

tiffany blue wedding shoes

flower girl and ring bearer with diy sign

bride being walked up the aisle



church wedding ceremony

bride and groom wedding kiss

bride and groom recessional

church wedding ceremony photo

outdoor wedding photo

Edinburgh USA wedding venue

bride and groom dancing outside reception venue

bride and groom outdoor photo

bride and groom at Edinburgh USA wedding reception venue

first wedding dance

wedding toast

bride and groom dancing

bouquet toss

wedding reception kiss

Edinburgh USA wedding reception venue

Photographer:  Brian Bossany Photography | Reception Venue: Edinburgh USA | Ceremony Location:Faith Lutheran Church | DJ:Midwest Sound | via Two Bright Lights

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Color Monday: Vibrant, Bold Wedding Colors

Oct 13 2014

Vibrant, Bold Wedding Colors + Invitation

It’s “Color Monday” and one of our favorite days of the week! Today, we’re featuring a bright and beautiful board–full of candy-colored goodness. Bold wedding colors and a scheme like this is great fun because it’s naturally charming and whimsical. You can easily incorporate your favorite patterns {like stripes and polka dots} introduce them in fun ways {like in the groom’s socks and on your cake} and everyone will love it {because it’s delightful}. To set the tone for our Modern-eclectic “Color Monday” inspiration, we chose a rectangle invite from the Fanciful Flowers design suite. With trendy typography and whimsical floral illustrations, this invite sets the tone for a high energy spring or summer wedding. What do you think about this fresh color scheme and fanciful invitation?

Colors: Blue | Azalea | Sunset | Classic Yellow

Rectangle Wedding Invitation from the Fanciful Flowers design suite. Get a free custom sample {+ color swatches}.

Bold wedding color scheme and floral wedding invitation from MagnetStreet

Deets on the suite…
This Rectangle Wedding Invitation belongs to the Fanciful Flowers design suite. Personalized in a vibrant color scheme for a spring or summer wedding, this suite features fun typography and illustrated florals. You can personalize this suite in any colors you want! Change the colors, wording, and fonts to achieve the look, tone and style you need.

Free custom sample…
Request a free sample of Fanciful Flowers Wedding Invitation and change the colors to your wedding colors.

free wedding invitation + color swatches from MagnetStreet


For allowing us to use their photography … much thanks to:
Couple, cake, flowers by Jasmine Star {via Styled Me Pretty} |  Guys in socks by Jordan Brittley {via Style Me Pretty}

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Freebie Friday: Wedding Wallpaper for Fall

Oct 10 2014

Choose Your Sale at MagnetStreet! Save up to $150 on Wedding Stationery. Shop now.

Choose Your Sale at MagnetStreet


Free Fall Wedding Wallpaper

“You have my heart” is our adorbs freebie Friday wedding wallpaper to download for your desktop or mobile device {grab your size below}. If you’re like me, you like to change up your wallpapers–this one is totally adorable and completely free. Be inspired all season long.

Free fall wedding wallpaper from MagnetStreet

You Have My Heart

To have and to download…

To download You Have My Heart, click on the size below for your monitor or phone. When the image loads in your browser’s window, right-click the image and select “Set As background.” If you’re using Chrome, you’ll have to save the image to your desktop first and then right click to set as background.

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Vibrant Florida Engagement Photos

Oct 9 2014

Rich and Rose are one gorgeous couple ya’ll and we’re excited to share their vibrant, Florida engagement photos. Our good friend Corinna Hoffman is the talent behind the lens here–and we just love how Rich and Rose’s personality and style shines through the shoot. Corinna said, “Rich looked like he came out of the Mad Men TV show, and him smiling just did not match his dapper outfit so I told him not to smile for our photos. ;) He was a good sport about that!” Rose wore 2 vivid outfits and looked absolutely stunning. The first part of their session was in downtown Jacksonville and had a chic, beachfront feel. The second part of the shoot was in Treaty Oak Park and Memorial Park and had a fun, casual feel. Enjoy.

Jacksonville, FL waterfront engagement photo

vibrant Jacksonville, FL engagement session

Florida waterfront engagement photo

downtown Jacksonville, FL engagement photo

bride to be in electric blue dress

Jacksonville, Florida engagement photo



couple walking in Jacksonville, FL engagement photo

casual Jacksonville, FL engagement session

couple in Jacksonville, FL engagement photo

colorful Jacksonville, FL engagement photo

fun Jacksonville, FL engagement session

couple sitting in Jacksonville, FL engagement photo

Photographer: Corinna Hoffman Photography | via Two Bright Lights

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Quirky, Colorful Backyard Engagement Photos

Oct 8 2014

Quirky & Cute…Backyard Engagement Photos

Alex and Craig will be married on “Pi day” {3.14.} so they figured out how to style their backyard engagement photos and eat their pie too! And, of course, every math nerd knows, that if you’re going to eat pie during your engagement session, you need to have champagne as well. And, if you have champagne, well, you surely better have macaroons. That said, Alex and Craig had it all figured out. Do the math friends: colorful + quirky = adorable! Enjoy this fun, Florida sesh. {And, let them eat Pi!}

PI Day engagement photos

Florida  engagement photos

pie-themed  engagement photos

pie-themed backyard engagement photos

pi-day-wedding- engagement photos

pi-day-wedding engagement photos

macaroons and pi-themed Florida backyard engagement photos

champagne and pi-themed Florida engagement photos

pi-themed Florida backyard engagement

backyard lighting in Florida  engagement photos

backyard engagement photos

backyard engagement photos

Photographer:  Angel Gray Photography | via Two Bright Lights

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