Color Monday: Warm and Romantic September Wedding

Categories Inspiration + Wedding Stationery

A perfect “Color Monday” for some cool mid-September inspiration! Today our color scheme of regal neutrals provides just the right amount of drama we need for a romantic wedding in the woods. This palette is so down to earth yet with the accompaniment of gold, hints of warmth and glamour. Setting the tone for this woodland affair is a Rectangle Invite from the Luminous Charm suite. Dangling string lights and dramatic typography draw attention to your names and right away–you know it’s going to be a fun party! Can you see this design in your wedding colors?

Colors: Black | Ivory| Gold | Champagne

Wedding Invitation from the Luminous Charm design suite. Get free custom samples.

Cool + Warm = Rustic woodland wedding inspiration and string lights Wedding Invitation from MagnetStreet

Deets on the suite

Luminous Charm is the name of this Design Suite. Artful typography, string lights and stripes are the design elements featured across the suite. Modern and romantic, 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…

Hot Cocoa Photo by Megan Hayes {via Green Wedding Shoes} | bride photos by Love Is A Big Deal {via Green Wedding Shoes}

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Behind the Design: Modern Geometric Wedding

Categories Inspiration + Wedding Stationery

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It’s Friday “Behind the Design” day and we’re taking a peek into one of Rachel’s newest Wedding Invitation Suites: Geometric Dragonfly.

It’s no secret that geometrics are hot in the wedding industry. Now combine those bright, bold shapes to create a dragonfly inspired theme and you have something totally fresh. That is what I had in mind with this design suite and it was so much fun to create! I used a sparkly glitter texture throughout the suite pieces and it really adds another fun and modern element. The tall, skinny fonts and white space really make this modern design perfect for the modern couple looking for something new and different.

Geometric Dragonfly Square Wedding Invitation | Get free samples

Colors: Peach | Royal | Celadon

Modern geometric wedding inspiration and Invitation Suite from MagnetStreet

Rachel, graphic designer for MagnetStreet


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

Couple and Bouquet by Bit of Ivory Photography {via Fab You Bliss} | Geometric Garland and Table Setting by Blue Rose Pictures {via Ruffled | Bubbly Station by Alders Photography {via 100 Layer Cake} | Geometric Nails by The Wonder Forest | Shoes by Stacey Hedman


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Lovely Lake Norman Engagement Shoot

Categories Real Weddings

Sara and John love being on the lake. They spend a lot of time at Lake Norman {near Charlotte, NC} and decided that it was the perfect spot to have their engagement photos taken. We couldn’t agree more. Being from Minnesota {and the land of 10,000+ lakes} we love this picturesque and charming lake engagement shoot from  Grace Hill Photography. Note to self: Wide open waters, long winding piers and setting suns make for great Save the Date photo ops! Enjoy.

Lake Norman engagement photo

Lake Norman engagement photo on the pier

Lake Norman engagement photo

Lake Norman engagement photo out on the pier

Lake Norman engagement photo out on the boat

Lake Norman engagement photo out on the boat

Lake Norman engagement photo

Engagement photo and sunset on Lake Norman


Photographer:  Grace Hill Photography | Reception Venue:Trump National Golf Club | via Two Bright Lights

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The Sweetest Proposal Story Ever Told

Categories Real Weddings + Wedding Stationery

One of our own just got engaged, ya’ll. This lovely girl is Natalie–and she is part of our MagnetStreet family! Little did she know that a day off from work and a few suspicions, would turn into a big question and lifetime commitment. We asked Natalie and Kyle to give us the deets on their surprise wedding proposal plus, a few tidbits about their relationship and future plans. Read along as Natalie first shares her side of the story and then Kyle shares his … Romantic. Cute. Funny. Enjoy.

Location: Centennial Lakes Edina, MN
Photographer {in hiding}: Nate Larson

Natalie’s side of the story:

How did you and Kyle meet?

We met at Bethel University {St. Paul, MN} in our biology class. Our professor had assigned lab partners and we were assigned each other. (Obviously our professor could tell that we were meant for each other!) We’ve been dating for 2 years, 2 months, 14 days, 3 hours, 22 minutes…23 minutes…

And when did you know that he was THE ONE?

It was more gradual for me. Dating Kyle has been such a blessing and it didn’t take long to realize that he’s the real deal. The confirmation for me was when I saw how well we fit in with each other’s families.

Natalie and Kyle's surprise wedding proposal, Edina, MN

Tell us about the time leading up to the proposal—did you have any idea what Kyle was up to?

I kind of expected it because he had taken the day off from work and he wouldn’t tell me what we were going to do. This meant he must have planned something in advance, which is definitely out of the ordinary for him, so I was suspicious. We went canoeing down the St. Croix, than we went out of for a nice dinner right by Centennial Lakes. Once I noticed we were eating by Centennial Lakes, I was pretty confident that he was going to ask because that is where he had asked me to be his girlfriend 2 years ago. We walked around the Lakes after dinner and we headed to the exact bench that we sat on 2 years ago.

He began talking and I started crying before he could even ask the big question!

What happened next…?

He asked me to stand up, he got on one knee, and I said “YES!”

Surprise wedding proposal

What’s your favorite thing about Kyle?

It’s hard to pick just one! But one of my favorite things about Kyle is his ability to make people around him laugh and feel cared about. He is such a genuine person. He is a big goofball, which makes him so fun to be around and he has a heart full of love, which makes him someone I can’t live without!

Surprise wedding proposal

Must-watch wedding movie now?
Father of the Bride.

First wedding planning item on the to-do list?
Find a venue for the reception.

Any idea what your wedding style is?

How many times have you told your proposal story so far?
Too many to count!

Kyle and Natalie surprise wedding proposal at Centennial Lakes

Kyle’s side of the story

When did you know that Natalie was THE ONE?

During my senior year at Bethel, Natalie and I had the opportunity to go on a trip to Honduras with the ministry of Agua Viva. The mission of Agua Viva is to come alongside villagers who don’t have clean water and build a water system. Throughout the week I was able to see that Natalie’s heart was truly as loving and kind as I thought it was. I remember shortly after arriving back in the states, telling friends and family that I was going to marry her.

How did you decide to surprise her with a proposal?

I knew I wanted to start the day with something that would be fun and active, something that fits our personalities. Then I wanted to bring her to a nice restaurant that was near Centennial Lakes since this was the place I had asked her to be my girlfriend 2 years ago.

Natalie and Kyle's surprise wedding proposal

Were you nervous?

No, I am a man, I don’t get nervous (ok, my heart was going like a million miles an hour…)

Beside her saying “YES” what was the best thing about Natalie’s reaction?

Natalie started crying before I even started asking. This showed me how excited and happy she was about the proposal.

What’s your favorite thing about Natalie?

Wow, one thing? Well, if I had to pick one thing, I would say that Natalie is by far the most caring person I know. She is the kind of person that anybody could pour their heart out to and she would genuinely be concerned with that individual, regardless of if she even knew them. I absolutely love this about Natalie, she is so nice, but at the same time has a sarcastic sense of humor that matches mine perfectly. I can’t imagine spending the rest of my life with anybody else.

Suit or tuxedo?

Band or DJ?

How many times have you told your proposal story so far?

I don’t know the number, but every girl that finds out has asked me in detail what I did. Every guy I’ve told simply says “congrats, so happy for you,” end of conversation.

Natalie and Kyle surprise wedding proposal at Centennial Lakes

Congratulations Natalie and Kyle! Thanks for sharing your proposal story with us–it was so fun to read! We love it. We’re happy for you and wish you a lifetime of blessings!


Let’s Help Natalie & Kyle choose their Save the Date!

Dear Reader, Natalie and Kyle {ok, Natalie} are having troubling picking out their Save the Date. Let’s help them out. They’ve got it narrowed down to 3 adorable designs:

1. Photo Traditions Photo Booth Magnet
2. Chalk it up to Love Deluxe Magnet
3. Something Blue Save the Date Card

Can they go wrong with any of these designs? Probably not. But what do you think… do they go with a single large photo or a progression of photos that tell their proposal story? Let’s help Natalie and Kyle make a decision … comment on your favorite design {click image to enlarge}.

Natalie and Kyle's Save the Date collage



Photographer: Nate Larson