Category: Favorite Themes

Over the last few years, fall has become the most popular season get married. The crisp air, change in the air and nature’s beautiful color palette create near perfect conditions for a beautiful wedding day.

In this look, we’re not letting fall leaves get all the glory. Instead, we’re looking to lush, big blooms to create an autumn wedding day that’s all about flowers.

Start With: A Fall Floral Wedding Invitation

Invite with an invitation that reflects your wedding day’s style. For fall weddings with floral flair, choose a floral wedding invitation with an autumn palette like this pretty watercolor design in an apricot palette. We adore the monochromatic peach, apricot and burgundy color scheme and that creamy background keeps the tone nice and warm for autumn.

A bonus score: the RSVP cards on this beauty are free and the price is ultra-affordable.

Pick Your Palette

This perfect fall wedding palette is so much more than plain ‘ole orange. To create this soft and sweet look, use these colors:

  • Apricot: make this soft orange color the star of the show.
  • Peach: light and sweet, weave peach in with apricot for extra interest.
  • Burgundy: deep and rich, burgundy brings a little drama to this palette.
  • Cream: avoid white, which will make the palette look too summer-y. Instead, go with cream.
  • Taupe: a perfect neutral for fall, this light brown is beautifully simple.

And Finally…the Flowers!

An autumn wedding with a floral theme is all about the flowers. From your bouquets to reception tables to the cake – flowers should fill every view! Favorite blossoms for this peachy-keen look include: dahlias, mums, garden roses and ranunculus.

 

Photo Credits: Bouquet: Stephanie Rosanne Designs, Bridesmaids:  Nicole Kirshner Photography, Cake: Ben Q Photography via Style Me Pretty, Baby Flower Crown: Blossom Crowns Handmade, Sweetheart Table:  Ling’s Moment, Napkin: Roses and Whimsy – Foil Cocktail Napkin

We looooove a great wedding theme. Choosing a particular theme is super helpful because it provides you with a set of style guidelines that come in incredibly helpful when planning all those wedding-day details. By styling everything from your wedding invitation to centerpieces to signature cocktails, your whole day will feel totally pulled together.

Overwhelmed? Don’t be! Start by browsing wedding invitations to discover what themes you’re most drawn to. It’s a natural place to begin since your invite is the introduction to your entire day.

These are our most popular themes for this wedding season. Each feels fresh, but also has staying power, which is why we love them most!

Featured Invitation: Budding Beauty

1. Greenery Paired with Gold

Greenery has been floating around the wedding scene for a few years now. The spin we love this wedding season, is greenery paired with gold details. This versatile trend can be used in practically any setting too. We love it used in a sweet outdoor affair, but it is also adaptable for indoor weddings.

Invite with a greenery-themed invitation, then use greenery details and gold metallic accents to bring it all together. Think dainty golden hair combs, a greenery adorned arch and simple centerpieces made of silver dollar eucalyptus, lamb’s ear and myrtle.

2. Spring Garden

Using flowers in your wedding seems obvious, but creating a wedding-day theme straight out of a garden brings floral-style to a whole new level.

When setting a garden theme, choose big, soft, gorgeous floral blooms and fabrics that complement this vibe. Our watercolor-style floral wedding invitations are a great starting point to get inspired. Think peonies, Juliet roses and giant dahlias. Dress your bridesmaids in light and flowing gowns and dress the tables in floor-length linens.

Of course, add flowers everywhere. Go with big bouquets, a flowering backdrop at your ceremony and lavish floral centerpieces. If you’re on a budget, no worries. Purchase bulk roses from a club store like Costco and enlist your besties to create simple bouquets.

3. Rustic Romance

The rustic wedding trend has been around for so many years, it’s definitely more than a trend. We’ve seen lots of different spin-offs on rustic styles such as woodland.

The theme that’s peeking this season puts a romantic touch on rustic style. Using woodgrain paired with sweet sayings and florals is the best way to pull off this look.

Using wood is easy – choose wood chairs and decorate tables with wooden rounds. Add flowers and greenery in your wedding colors for a perfect mix of rustic meets elegant style.

4. Country Sunflowers

Decorating your wedding around one type of flower is a trend we see each year. From calla lilies to daisies, we’ve seen the trends come and go.

This season, sunflowers are taking center stage. Ideal for country-themed wedding, sunflowers are such a sweet and happy bloom! And the best part is, they’re affordable. You can easily create your own sunflower bouquets and float single sunflower blooms water for chic and simple centerpieces.

5. Autumn Jewel Tones

Fall wedding are crazy-popular, but a classic autumn theme isn’t for everyone.

Instead, focus on a creating a theme around a jewel-toned color palette. These rich colors are trending big time. Think deep navy, hunter green, deep teal, gold and even dark fuchsia. Choose your favorite shade as a focal point (we love dark green!), then sprinkle in additional colors for contrast. Don’t forget to add a hint of gold to create instant sparkle.

6. Black and Floral

Typically, floral wedding themes have leaned soft and feminine. And even though pastels are pretty, we are soooo ready for the latest trend in floral themes – black floral! This dark and moody wedding style pairs flowers with bold black to create a daring look.

To pull of this look, go over-the-top with black. Dress the bridal party and receptions tables in black. The flowers you choose – in any color – will pop against dark shade beautifully!

7. Chic Minimalist  

If you’re thinking that a minimalist-themed wedding sounds boring, think again. This modern style may appear simple, but it takes some thoughtful planning to pull off this trending theme.

This sophisticated style is achieved by creating pairing modern font pairing with a simple color palette – usually black and white. Start with your invitation and play around with fonts until you find a combination you love. Use the same fonts in custom touches on everything from your ceremony programs to table cards.

Happy planning, brides and grooms!  xoxo

It’s time to celebrate the bride! We love a non-traditional Bridal Shower and an I Do BBQ is our favorite theme for a casual celebration. Don’t be fooled though – you can still create a looks that’s just the right mix of rustic and elegance.

Start With: An I Do BBQ Invitation

Make sure your guests know about the theme right from the start by sending this totally adorable I Do BBQ bridal shower invitation. The woodgrain background is just rustic enough and the cute engagement ring-detail is a sweet detail. Add you personalized party details, place you order and you’ll have your super-affordable invites in your hands before you know it!

Create Casual Décor

An I Do BBQ Bridal Shower theme should have a country-vibe and simple details. Our favorite rustic bridal shower decorations include:

  • Woodgrain: Use tree trunk rounds for your centerpieces! Not only are they super-cheap, but add just the right rustic touch. Add simple glass votive candles to create an easy table decoration.
  • Baby’s Breath: This cheap-but-chic flower can be found at any grocery store floral shop. The best part is that it take zero design skills to create a sweet little arrangement.
  • Burlap and Lace: This classic combination is just right for this theme! Grab some burlap from your local fabric store. Next, hit up the thrift shop and grab some vintage doilies. Lay down the burlap like a table runner then add a few doilies for a feminine touch. So cute!

And Finally…the Food!

An I Do BBQ is ALL about the food! Instead of serving burgers and steaks, go for barbequed finger food like chicken and veggie kabobs. Chicken wings would also be a huge hit. Round out the meal with classic side dishes like baked beans, mac and cheese and potato salad.

 

Photo Credits: Food: two peas & their pod, Place setting:  Jordan’s Easy Entertaining, Bride: Magnolia Boutique,  Flowers: My Wedding Favors, Favors:  Etsy

If you’ve been browsing color palettes and are drawn to deep and rich color, you’re going to love this wedding mood board. The definition of opulence is “great wealth or luxuriousness”. The irony is that this entire look, which we’re calling “Pure Opulence” was entirely inspired by a 99¢ wedding invitation.

A Decedent Invitation

One look at this dark and dreamy wedding invitation and you’ll fall in love. First, with the price; it’s crazy affordable! Next, those colors. Jewel tones have been trending for years, particularly for fall weddings, but what sets this invitation apart is the use of black as well. The burgundy and slate blue floral illustration pops to life against the black background. And those gold accents – they’re printed faux foil, giving you the look of expensive foil-stamping, but for a really affordable price.

The Wedding Party

Let’s take the color palette from the invitation and dress the wedding party to coordinate. The look in this mood board is absolute perfection and mirrors the invite. Dress your groomsmen and bridesmaids in black, and use pops of jeweled-toned color in the bouquets, boutonnieres and bowties. The groom is dressed in a burgundy jacket, which we are soooo here for. For the bride, avoid white. Choose a cream color gown and ask your florist to design a huge, draping bouquet. This jewel-toned wedding party look is one of our all-time favorites!

Jewel Tones – Everywhere!

To achieve a look that’s dripping with luxury, the key is color, not money. Do not shy away from using those dark and rich jewel tones everywhere.

We’re all about creating gorgeous wedding details on the cheap. Here are our favorite ways to pull of jewel-toned wedding décor for less:

  • Faux-Gold Accessories: Anything be turned to gold with a little spray paint. Gather accessories like candlesticks, frames and even chairs from thrift stores and breathe new life into them with gold paint.
  • Greenery: Adding greenery is a cheap way to add an expensive look to your day. Order in bulk from a site like Flower Moxie to get greens on the cheap. For this look, choose darker toned greenery like Israeli Ruscus or Tree Fern. Use greens to line your aisle, or create a living table runner down your reception tables.
  • Black Linens: Covering tables in black table linens will add instant drama to your wedding reception. But our favorite thing about choosing black is that it’s the cheapest color to rent! Shop around for the best prices!
  • Thrifted Dinnerware: Thrifting mismatched, vintage dinnerware and glassware is a fantastic way to add a unique touch to your reception. If you’re having a huge wedding, and this feels costly or overwhelming, focus on the head table only. Choose vintage china with gold accent and faceted crystal drinkware. It’ll add an eclectic look for way less.
  • Golden Bar: Personalize your bar with custom gold cocktail napkins. They’re super-cheap and add extra personality to your celebration.

 

Photo Credits: Groom: Capture the Canvas Photography via Wedding Forward, Bouquet:  Docuvitae via Green Wedding Shoes, Wedding Party: Ashtyn Nicole Photo via Junebug Weddings,  Table:  Brittany Bays Photography via The Overwhelmed Bride, Cake:  Rachel Rowland Photography via Junebug Weddings

Main Color: Hydrangea
Accent Color: Sage
Neutral Color: Wheat
Sparkle: Gold

Doesn’t this pretty wedding color palette feel like a breath of fresh air? This light, soft and airy combination is classic, but unique.

A Springtime Introduction

These colors were inspired by our Blue Hydrangea Wedding Invitation (bonus: it comes with FREE RVSP postcards!). This invitation is the epitome of spring with its soft watercolor blooms and elegant circular layout. Blue hydrangeas are a popular choice for spring and summer weddings and we love how this invite can tie together your entire wedding-day look right from the start.

Paint Your Day with Spring-Inspired Color

To create a wedding day look using this pretty palette, focus on keeping things soft and feminine.

The blue hydrangea color is important when pulling together this look; but use it sparingly so it can really shine. We recommend using it in two places – your florals, of course, and your bridesmaid dresses. First, work with your florist to make sure they can secure blue hydrangeas. These big, beautiful blooms are widely available during spring and summer months. Nestle them in your bouquets, as well as centerpieces, to create an instant spring garden.

Next, let’s think about that pretty sage green. This one is simple: incorporate real greenery into your bouquets and centerpieces. A greenery swag would also be gorgeous strung on a ceremony arch.

For a neutral, we chose wheat, which brings a bit of warmth to this look. Instead of basic black, dress your groom and his groomsmen in wheat-colored suits. They’ll look extra dapper and will look so sharp next to your blue bridesmaids. In your reception space, drape wheat colored linens on your reception tables to brighten things up, but keep the vibe soft.

And…your sparkle. Every wedding needs a hint of a metallic and for this look, gold is perfect. Keep it simple by sticking to accessories. Gold details in your hairpieces, jewelry and shoes are the perfect way to add a little glam factor.

Happy planning, springtime brides and grooms!

 

Thinking about setting a winter wedding date? Winter weddings are becoming more and more popular each year and we are so here for it! Spring, summer and even fall weddings might be forever-faves, but winter weddings have theme and style opportunities you just won’t get in those balmy months. I mean…snow = instant sparkle and sparkle = wedding perfection. It’s meant to be!

An Icy Introduction

The theme we chose for this winter look centers around two elements – snowflakes and an icy color palette. First, let our super-affordable Watercolor Snowflake Wedding Invitation set the tone for your day. The soft blue watercolor and silver detailing combine make winter come alive. This beauty even comes with a free RSVP postcard, making its tiny $.99 price tag feel like an early Christmas gift.

A Winter Palette

You could choose practically any color scheme for a winter wedding, but this one is a classic. A dusty cobalt blue, ivory, shades of grey and sparkling silver evoke a sense of…dare we say…Arendelle? Frozen fans, we know you’re with us on this. Harness your inner-Elsa and color your day in this palette to create your own winter wedding fairy tale.

A Seasonal Wonderland

Let Mother Nature take the lead when it comes to decorating your snowflake-adorned day. First, hope for fresh snow (but, not too much!). If you don’t live in a snow-filled climate, or if the forecast doesn’t cooperate, recreate the sparkle of fresh snow with faux snow. Yes, you can get faux snow at any craft store and it’ll create an instant winter scene at your ceremony or reception location.

Next, add in some COLOR! Dress your bridesmaids in silver and drape your tables in sparkling linens. There is one element here that is key and really affordable – up-lighting! The power of colored lighting is unreal and a local AV company will be able to turn even the most average reception space into a sparkling winter wonderland with the right lighting.

Complete the look with details that tie everything together. Keep your makeup natural, but make your eyes pop with a sparkling shadow. Gift your girls faux-fur shawls – they’ll make for great photographs and keep them warm through the night. And finally, stock the bar with our super-cheap custom napkins. This fairy-tale inspired style is perfect for this theme.

 

Photo Credits: Reception: Minnesota Bride, Cake: Cake Me By Surprise, Bridesmaids: Alexandria Elise Photography via Wilkie, Bride and Groom: Env Photography, Ring: Etsy

Main Color: Evergreen
Accent Color: Crimson
Accent Color: Gold
Neutral Color: Ivory

The holiday season is one of the prettiest times of the year to get married. If you’re planning a winter wedding, consider painting your day in a festive, Christmas-inspired wedding color palette.

A Beautiful Introduction

The inspiration for this holiday wedding palette is our Winter Blooms Seal and Send Invitation. This winter-meets-floral design is a favorite for Christmas-themed weddings. You can almost smell the swags of cedar and sweet red and ivory roses.


Good Tidings of Great Color

Creating a Christmas-inspired wedding day look will come naturally when you love holiday colors like hunter green and rich red. Add a creamy ivory neutral to pull it all together. We love it!

Greenery is your wedding décor BFF. Line your tables with swags of cedar and use simple stems of white pine in glass vases. Holiday greens – whether fresh or faux – are incredibly affordable and can be found in garden centers or hardware stores throughout November and December. Using Christmas greens is an easy DIY and you don’t need to go to floral school to nail a professional look.

Gold sparkle and Christmas go hand-in-hand and is a must to make your wedding night stunning. And, gold doesn’t need to cost a fortune. Use cheap gold Christmas ornaments as part of your table décor and or personalized gold bulbs as wedding guest favors. Christmas lights are another cheap way to add a golden glow to your wedding. And don’t forget the details – our gold foil-stamped cocktail napkins are a great conversation piece and super-affordable.

Crimson is a beautiful choice for your bridesmaid’s dresses. Accent your girl’s makeup with a dark red lip and golden eye colors to complement their natural beauty. Of course, red roses are a must as well. Purchase deep red roses, such as the Black Magic Rose, in bulk to save tons of money. Use them in everything from your bouquets to centerpieces to create an instantly romantic holiday-inspired look.

Let’s not forget the importance of a neutral. Use ivory or cream to soften your holiday wedding style. Ivory roses or even white snowberries can be paired with your red roses to brighten up the mood. And of course, there’s your dress. An ivory or cream wedding dress is an ideal choice for winter as it feels a bit more warm than a traditional white.

Your Christmas wedding is sure to be a gorgeous event during the happiest time of the year. Enjoy every moment!

 

Main Color: Fuchsia
Accent Color: Blush
Accent Color: Rose Gold
Neutral: Black

We found the wedding colors you’re going to be totally obsessed with! This palette was inspired by our Striking Floral Wedding Invitation (bonus: it comes with FREE response postcards too!). This invite is bold and beautiful with blossoms in fuchsia, blush and rose gold all set against a striking black background. This invitation makes a statement from the moment your guests slip it from the envelope.

Working it into your wedding:

Go bold or go home! Decorate your wedding with bold florals mixed with soft blush and rose gold metallic. Use mercury glass on your reception tables next to floral centerpieces. Find black cloth tablecloths to really make a statement in your venue space. Play with this color palette on your bridesmaids. You can choose dresses with a mismatched look – think shades of pinks. Or, have your girls wear all blush and save the pop of bold color for their bridesmaid bouquets. Giant fuchsia peonies or dahlias would look gorgeous! Your groomie and his guys will be a part of the striking showcase with sharp, classic black suits. Don’t forget their boutonnieres – it’s an easy way to slip a little pink into their wedding-day look.

Everyone knows you – the bride – is the star of this day. First, find the perfect pink lip color to take your beauty look up a notch! Go darker than your usual pout choice, but make sure it’s a color you love, and that it also complements your skin tone. If you choose a bold lip, keep your eyes and cheeks soft and subtly romantic. Paint your nails a perfect, pale pink. That close-up, ring photo will be stunning! Finally, consider choosing rose gold jewelry to give your wedding look a modern, rosy vibe. You’ll glow!

It’s your wedding day! Happy planning!

Feminine blush and striking black come together in sweet harmony on this wedding mood board. Perhaps the perfect combination of want you want and what he wants, this look will make your wedding-planning-heart skip a beat! Now, let’s show you how to pull off this look while keeping your wedding wallet happy.

Blush Blossoms
Leave it to us to start with the invitation. This breathtaking floral wedding invitation showcases beautiful, garden roses in your favorite shade of pink. Everything about this invitation can be customized to suit your wedding-day style, including the background color. We beg you to keep it black though – the sharp contrast so modern and chic. The best part is the price. Just 99¢ for your invite and R.S.V.P. postcard. A price to make you blush!

Make it Yours
When you’re shopping for your perfect bridal gown, consider choosing a style offered in blush! From a hint of blush to a more dominant tone, it can complement a variety of skin tones and will look dreamy next to your groom’s black suit. Dress your bridesmaids in a mismatched palette of black and metallic blush gowns. Choose bouquets to accent your colors and don’t forget the groom can don a blush garden rose too and tie this whole look together.

Décor to Make You Blush
Set up your reception with a dashing backdrop using satin blush and black fabrics. Bolts of fabric layered behind your head table will set the stage for a romantic and stunning evening. A black fondant wedding cake will be the talk of your reception for its bold uniqueness. And you just know everyone tongues will be checking out each other’s black tongues. Just imagine the photo opportunity! Add a custom touch with personalized black cocktail napkins that feature your names stamped in rose gold foil. Complete your tables with black taper candles in thrifted candle holders and your reception will be lit with romantic tones and conversation all evening.

 

Photo Credits: Backdrop: Ashley Paige Photography via 100 Layer Cake, Bride and Groom: Etsy, Boutonniere: Loverly, Bridesmaids: Erich McVey Photography via ModWedding, Cake: Sotiria McDonald via Martha Stewart Wedding

Main Color: Mulberry
Accent Color: Blush
Accent Color: Moss
Neutral Color: Gold

This romantic yet classic pink wedding palette is inspired by our modern-meets-classic Geo Rose wedding invitation. This design features beautiful watercolor roses and a striking geometric gold frame. The combination of mulberry and rose, plus a touch of greenery are the perfect colors for any summer or spring wedding. This invitation is truly special because it incorporates a little bit of sparkle with the hint of gold. No worries about this beauty breaking your budget – the gold is printed (not foil) giving you the gold look you want for a way lower price than expensive foil-stamping.

Working it into your wedding:

Pretty pinks with earthy tones, and of course that pop of gold, is a fabulous color combination choice for any wedding. Let’s talk about working it into your wedding day.

First, incorporate this beautiful rose color by having your bridesmaids wear silky dresses in blush pink or mulberry rose (or a mismatched look with both!).

Of course, let’s not forget about incorporating fresh roses. Order several bundles of bulk mulberry colored roses and snip off all but an inch or so of the stem so you’re left with handfuls of rose heads. With a needle and invisible thread, string them together to create a live-rose garland. You can use this floral garland by stringing it from chair to chair down the aisle or even create a curtain effect behind your ceremony alter. Be sure to make your garlands the day before your wedding and store them in a cooler to keep those blooms fresh.

To balance the pink tones, let’s add some greenery. Along with the roses, you can also order bulk greenery from a superstore like Costco. Create super cheap fresh floral arrangements for your alter and ceremony entrance by adding greenery like eucalyptus and myrtle into dollar-store vases. Bonus: skip the expensive cake topper and instead, pluck sprigs of greenery to add to your cake.

Lastly, to pull together the look, you’ll want to use those modern, sparkling geometric shapes. The perfect way to do this is by placing a gold geometric centerpiece sphere on your guest tables with some roses and greenery in the center. Hit up your local Hobby Lobby to snag these on the cheap! To take these centerpieces up a notch, incorporate some fairy lights into the sphere and watch them glow!