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.
Sleek and sophisticated, modern wedding invitations easily walk the line between trendy and timeless. Here are our top 10 modern wedding invitations!
1. MODERN LUXE WEDDING INVITATIONS
One of our most popular invitations, Modern Luxe has a very simple look, and offers a bold monogram of the couple’s initials. The thick border means this modern wedding invitation will look great in any color! The design is tied together with clean type and a script accent. View the entire suite for Modern Luxe here!
2. CHIC MONOGRAM WEDDING INVITATIONS
A circular monogram embellished with small dots is the focus on these classic yet modern wedding invitations. Shown in cappuccino and pewter gray, this design can be customized in any of our colors! Find out more about our Chic Monogram wedding invitations here!
3. CONFETTI WEDDING INVITATIONS
These modern wedding invitations are playful and full of celebration thanks to a confetti theme that is carried throughout the suite. The clean bold type adds balance and sophistication to the design. View the full Confetti suite here!
4. MODERN STACK WEDDING INVITATIONS
A cousin of our Confetti invitation, our Modern Stack design uses big bold type, a horizontal layout, and colored edges to create a stunning visual effect. You can play up the fun factor with various colors, or keep it sleek by using neutrals – a mix of bold color and neutrals is a great look, too! Find our more about our Modern Stack wedding invitations here!
5. CONTEMPORARY STACK WEDDING INVITATIONS
Our Contemporary Stack wedding invitation keeps things contained and creates a column or box of information throughout the suite for a unique, modern look. Delicate script adds elegance and thin lines add dimension to this sleek modern design. Fine out more about our Contemporary Stack suite here!
6. MINIMALIST WEDDING INVITATIONS
Less is more with these Minimalist wedding invitations! Contemporary and simple, this design takes advantage of white space and uses an ornate modern font to draw attention to the couple’s names. Learn more about our modern Minimalist design here!
7. MODERN INITIALS WEDDING INVITATIONS
Thick and thin elements are used throughout this suite to create a clean modern look. This design is great for color, but looks fantastic in neutrals as well! Find out more about our Modern Initials wedding invitations here!
8. PLAYFUL SCRIPT WEDDING INVITATIONS
Simple and sweet, our Playful Script invitations use a delicate type for a stylish modern look. The use of lowercase headings creates a unique look that is still refined. View the entire Playful Script suite here!
9. CIRCLE LOGO WEDDING INVITATIONS
Add a simple brand to your wedding stationary with our Circle Logo invitations! The monogram is carried throughout the suite and the rest of the invitation design is clean and simple to match. We added a bit of script to glam up this modern wedding invitation design. It’s the perfect mix of masculine and feminine. Find out more about our Circle Logo invitations here!
10. SOPHISTICATED MODERN WEDDING INVITATIONS
Thin lines and coordinating type pair with a beautiful script for this modern wedding invitation design. The border throughout this design looks great in any of our Shine swatches. These Sophisticated Modern invites are great for an upscale city wedding, or a small backyard ceremony! View the Sophisticated Modern suite here.