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It’s your big day, and the 2013 Paper Source Wedding Invitation Collection will help you create a meaningful expression. Whether you’re looking for glamour, blushing for romance or longing for something bold, our invitation suites are sure to inspire with fresh color palettes, playful fonts, and tons of great DIY ideas.
The Watercolor Laurel Frame wedding invitations suite is a fancy new floral.
Go rustic with our Vintage Ticket inspired wedding suite. Die-cut corners perfectly accent the stunning typography.
Our lovely luxe blush is back… and more inspired than ever! Add a little romance to your wedding day with embossed roses or make a playful statement with this new Confetti on Blush style. See more ways to style this perfect pink online.
You can also add glamour with gold and a modern chevron design that is sure to make a statement.
You can further set the tone of your wedding with our collection of photo save the date cards. It’s never been easier to highlight your palette, or coordinate design elements to showcase your individual style.
Who’s ready for some wedding inspiration? I am the Kansas City Paper Source Assistant Store Manager, and I wanted to share my wedding invitation story with the PS family!
My fiancée and I decided right away that we wanted a DIY and mostly paper wedding — he wanted it to be cheap and casual, and I wanted to make everything. So DIY was an easy decision!
I wanted a neutral color palette of cement, whites, and gravel. I also love lace. A vintage-modern wedding theme married the two and quickly became our style.
To start, I found a case of 1,000 paper doilies from a website called www.mypapershop.com, and got them at an awesome bulk price! As every bride knows, you have to watch your budget, and I was really excited to make all my inner envelopes with the doilies, so I would save money and have something surprising and different! Read the rest of this entry »
Spring is officially here! And our Bridgeport Paper Source store wanted to kick off the season by sharing springtime wedding inspiration. In this visual collection store manager, Christine, features a few DIY wedding projects inspired by our Daisy flower kits and the fresh curry and night colors of our Bulletin Wedding Invitation. Coordinating elements like an adorable Dark Navy Cotton Cady dress from J.Crew, sweet daisy adorned cupcakes and an authentic white-washed church set the tone for what would surely be a lovely springtime wedding.
No one loves a wedding more than those of us here at Paper Source. Ask our associates how they first learned about Paper Source and many will answer with tales of wedding planning, same goes for our customers. Some recall spinning through a room filled by our Colorscope or sifting through racks of inspiring fine paper. Most remember falling in love with perfectly packaged wedding invitations and everyone fondly reflects on the DIY finishes of their big day.
Whether you are dreaming of a DIY wedding or simply looking for ways to incorporate a few handmade touches, our new Do-It-Yourself Wedding Resource offers a single place to browse products and inspiration. Designed to mirror the store experience — for those who cannot sneak away or seek inspiration after hours — this page walks you through the various components that many couples consider including.
Shop favor boxes, table tents and guest books. Or, customize your wedding invitation, return address stamp or embosser. We have even given you access to a number of planning resources and loads of inspiration.
Newly engaged couples and those who are inspired by weddings are sure to find inspiration for their big event with this new easy-to-navigate resource. We hope you enjoy it!
For DIY wedding inspiration from real Paper Source brides, check out:
Laura’s paper flower centerpieces
Susan’s satin ribbon pomanders
Lauren’s ribbon-wrapped enclosures
Cindy’s Lake Michigan wedding inspiration
Last spring our colleague Laura married her best friend in their hometown of Peoria, IL. Laura incorporated a number of DIY wedding projects to make her event a Paper Source wedding. Her day was special in so many ways, so we asked Laura about the inspiration behind this hometown celebration.
Here’s her story…
What were the themes for your day?
Ross and I grew up in Peoria, Illinois, but didn’t meet until we were counselors at Camp Highlands for Boys and Clearwater Camp for Girls, respectively, in Northern Wisconsin. Although I knew his sister (from camp and school in Peoria) and Ross knew my brothers (one was his camp counselor when he was 10), our paths never crossed until that summer. And, ironically enough, our parents now live three blocks apart.
We considered Wisconsin and Chicago for our wedding, but ultimately decided that the Peoria connection was too strong to overlook. It was also the perfect way to share our fondness for our hometown and our families.
After selecting Peoria, our goals become clear: keep everything calm, simple and personal.
Did you plan anything special for your ceremony?
The May showers and cloudy skies made for a cozy, warm feeling at First Federated Church, where I have been a member for years. It was important to honor my grandfather, who passed away last June. He was a minister for 25 years and was married to my grandmother for nearly 70 years. My cousin read a passage from First Corinthians, a passage he included in every wedding of his career. We also included two special readings read by close friends and my middle school band director played the trumpet.
I also incorporated a piece of lace from my grandmother’s wedding dress in my bouquet. Our siblings were our attendants and my niece and nephew were the flower girl and ring bearer. Read the rest of this entry »
I worked with TwoYellowShoes to design a custom template since I wanted the grapevines to go with our winery wedding.
To complete her DIY place cards, Lisa adhered each printed card to a Plum Place Card using Double-Sided Tape. She used Clear Embossing Powder, the purple from her Petal Point Color Box Inkpad and Menu Set Rubber Stamp images to heat emboss each place card (the carrot indicated vegetarian, the cow was for short ribs, and the fish signified the Monkfish entrée). Read the rest of this entry »
We’re counting down the days to our big DIY celebration (20 to be exact), and we hope to see you at one of our 43 store locations on June 4th. In fact, as a special treat to those who register, we’re giving away one FREE copy of Handmade Weddings – Register by Sunday, May 22nd to be included in our drawing (winner announced on Monday, May 23rd).
What’s even better is our Berkeley store will host Eunice and Sabrina Moyle, coauthors and founders of Hello!Lucky, and our Brooklyn store will be visited by coauthor and stylist Shana Faust. Treats and refreshments will be provided at each store location, along with two hours of inspiring crafts that will transform your special events and parties.
Here’s a peek…
DIY projects like these, and the 50 crafts featured in the pages of Handmade Weddings, will make this an affair to remember. Don’t miss out!
Video courtesy of Chronicle Books
Authors Eunice and Sabrina Moyle, founders of Hello!Lucky, along with stylist Shana Faust, combined their expertise to create one of our favorite DIY books, Handmade Weddings. To celebrate the bountiful inspiration of this new book and video, we are partnering with Chronicle Books for a special DIY event.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 4 from 1:00 – 3:00pm and join us for A Midsummer’s Eve Affair, happening at all Paper Source store locations. Sign up and enjoy making a wonderful collection of make and take projects, while enjoying refreshments and participating in raffles throughout the day.
While we continue to prepare for what will be our biggest event of the year, we wanted to kick start the DIY enthusiasm with a special giveaway. Comment to this post with your best hostess advice or favorite hostess gift and one lucky Paper Source fan will receive a free copy of Handmade Weddings.
The winner will be selected at random on Monday, April 25th.
With spring and summer weddings approaching, there are sure to be lots of last-minute crafting projects and to-do’s, as you prepare (or help someone else prepare!) for the big day. Keep it simple while getting stunning results with these program ideas– the perfect way to usher in a grand affair!
With so many card sizes and colors to choose from, you can create a foundation for your program to complement any style and color palette. Then layer with a decorative sash for a fun hint of color or tie things up with ribbon to complete the job… so unique, so creative, so easy!
Here are a few tips and tricks for three basic program styles shown above:
Single Page Program
The single page program format is best suited for those who want to keep things simple, with just enough room to list the most important highlights: bride and groom’s name, wedding date, location; and either members of a bridal party, or the order of events. Read the rest of this entry »