Rather than using a single, monochromatic shade of purple for your wedding, we think that using shades of purple creates a much more modern and contemporary look! Inspired by our post on these two toned modern purple wedding invitations, we put together a little purple wedding inspiration taken from our purple wedding board on Pinterest.
While we love the multiple shades of purple used on our Modern Luxe wedding invites (this set featured was done in amethyst, grape and eggplant), doing multiple shades of purple also works very well in the flower bouquets and centerpieces, along with the pretty ombre wedding cake above. In addition to using multiple hues of violet on individual items, you can also break things up by highlighting different shades of purple in different parts of your decor. The lilac flats featured above really strike a bold contrast against the vibrant grape chocolate pastries.
Because the first preview of your big day starts with the wedding invitations, your stationery is an excellent jumping off point for your overall color palette. Don’t be afraid to play with color, you might be surprised at the fun combinations you can come up with!
I’m really excited about today’s post. Our friends Steve and Jennifer over at Bumblebee Linens shared one of their gorgeous vintage bridal hankies with us and I was thrilled to get to use it in our latest photo shoot! Their wedding handkerchiefs are absolutely gorgeous and the quality is outstanding. Delicate lace embroidery, pretty whites, quality fabric. We’re totally in love.
Decorative handkerchiefs are often used during the ceremony to blot away those emotional tears of joy. Rather than having a plain hankie, something with a delicate, vintage look goes much nicer with the overall look of a wedding. These hankies can also be used as an alternative to standard catering napkins at the reception, giving your event a styled, romantic and vintage feel. We had a great time incorporating them as a decor element when styling our wedding invitation pictures.
Shown above is our Script Elegance wedding invitation. We love the simple and timeless feel of this invitation mixed with the slightly vintage and romantic look of the lace embroidery. We highly recommend mixing texture with design when styling your wedding decor elements.
For ordering information on these elegant wedding hankies, hop on over to see our friends at Bumblebee Linens, or if you’re ready to order your invites, visit our main site, Shine Wedding Invitations.
One thing we take into consideration when designing new wedding invitations is whether the design will stand the test of time. While your wedding invitations should look fresh and contemporary, it’s also important that they still have class decades later. We hold that idea very dear to our hearts when we create our new collections every year, and we think that our Classic Vintage design, shown below really reflects that ideal.
What creates a truly timeless design is a balance of white space, simple colors and classic typefaces. We’ve paired a gothic block font, which has a formal look, with a very classic calligraphy inspired script font. A lot of white space between the bride and groom’s names and the rest of the text creates a focal point. The simple black and white color scheme keeps things simple and the importance is placed on the event at hand.
Some color can be worked into this wedding invitation design through the use of a colored belly band or envelope liner. A simple pop of color can really bring in your color theme while keeping the main stationery very classic and timeless.
Our Classic Vintage wedding invitations can be ordered through our website. Be sure to check out our other classic wedding invitations or keep perusing our blog for classic wedding inspiration!
We’re slightly obsessed with peach, and are especially in love with how elegant and luxurious peach can be come when accented with black! Adding a little bit of black to your wedding scheme instantly adds sophistication but doesn’t make things gothic, especially when paired with a lovely peach hue. Here’s some of our favorite black and peach wedding inspiration!
We love the idea of just adding a touch of black in unexpected places like the bridal bouquet or cutting into the wedding cake. Our Calligraphy Names wedding invitations are perfect for a peach and black wedding, but they can be fully customized for any wedding palette!
View more of our favorite peach and black wedding inspiration on our Pinterest page, or browse our blog for more peach ideas! Find out more about our Calligraphy Names invitations and matching accessories over at our main site, Shine Wedding Invitations.