Friday, January 15, 2016
A dream wedding. While I have not ever truly thought about a dream wedding for myself, I do quite enjoy being a girly girl and making theme boards on Pinterest that might possibly be what I'd want if that day comes. This plays in perfectly for today's theme, as I was approached by Paperless Post to put together a creative and unique concept that is all about making this romantic event in life extra special. If you've never heard of Paperless Post, they are an online platform that provides paperless cards, stationery and invitations for events in life that are important to us. It's a really fantastic site and they have some beautiful products that are high quality, but extremely affordable.

With that being in mind, I definitely wanted to come up with three different concepts of what a dream wedding would be like if I participated. Each would be in a different part of the world, they would all have their own color concept, each would be in a different season and they'd essentially be all very me. For this post as well, I will be focusing on the Save the Date aspect of planning a wedding, and how important sending out these invitations can be for inspiring an overall theme for your guests.

1. I wanted to start with Oscar de la Renta's Embroidered Floral in Aquamarine design. The colors in this invitation are so beautiful, and are an obvious throwback to his Spring 2014 RTW collection. I chose this right off the bat because of the way it made me felt when I first saw it, and I instantly dreamt of where this wedding would take place and what time of year it would be most appropriate.

Destination: Lyon, France
Color Palette: Baby blues, pinks, reds, emerald greens, forest greens, whites, yellows.
Season: Winter
Aesthetic: Bright and playful, while maintaining rich hues of each color. Winter can be dreary, so the backdrop of Lyon and the rich colors will be perfect for this couple. Lovely roses, tulips, peonies adorn centerpieces and bouquets for the bride and bridal party. Enchanting and whimsical.
(Photos via: Paper Fashion, Fashion-Runways, Flickr (2), Jen Huang, Style Me Pretty (2), Once Wed, Dustjacket Attic)

2. The second invitation I chose was the Folio II design, since I enjoyed the rustic feel of the paper and the font that was on it. This one is definitely more neutral and subdued than the first one, and I like that it can bring any type of theme that it wants. I had to go with an English wedding theme for this, since it already offered London as a destination.
Destination: Bath, England
Color Palette: Purples, whites, golds, browns, greens, pale blues.
Season: Spring
Aesthetic: The beautiful setting of Bath, England will make for an extra romantic ceremony during the spring. The history of the city will provide a rustic theme, with a backdrop of enduring landscapes. Garlands are hung with peonies and lavender. Baby blues adorn the bridesmaids, while the men don rich purple in their pocket squares. Table settings have romantic quotes from Jane Austen novels, and it all feels like you're stepping back into a simpler period of time.
(Photos via: Wedding Sparrow, Flickr, Tumblr (2) (3), Junebug Weddings, Intimate Weddings, Style Me Pretty (2))

3. Finally, I had to include an invitation set by Rifle Paper Co. in this! Being one of my favorite stationary companies out there, I was so happy to see that they have an exclusive series just for Paperless Post. This set named, Destination: New York, is definitely an easier one to get inspiration from, as the city is literally on the Save-the-Date. Enjoy this last series, and thank you for reading!
Destination: New York City, New York
Color Palette: Yellows, reds, dark pinks, browns, whites, emeralds, blacks.
Season: Fall
Aesthetic: The city that never sleeps is on board for this chic wedding. Fall is the perfect time to have a wedding in New York and with rich hues of yellow, browns and reds, it's definitely going to be pleasing to the eye. Think a chic Manhattan hotel or someplace in Central Park, with a moody atmosphere during the reception. The bride is willing to go all out to make this the wedding of the year, and the groom is just waiting to see his future wife walk down the aisle.
(Pictures via: ModWedding (2), Tumblr (2) (3), Artfully Wed, 100 Layer Cake, Project Wedding, Poppy Talk, NY Through the Lens, She Hurina)

Mostly Lisa 

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