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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 »
Each year when we launch our new Wedding Invitation Collection in stores, our crafts team builds wonderful wedding inspiration boards to share with our store customers. They create DIY options to enhance the wedding invitations and we thought our online customers would also love to see, so here you go!
Our Scallops Laser Cut Invitation is a prefect DIY option because Read the rest of this entry »
Join us for an extravaganza of beautiful paper creations and a nod to our favorite occasion—weddings! Register for a special wedding workshop in the morning, and enjoy FREE store events from 1pm – 4pm, at all Paper Source locations.
Start the day with our Wedding Suites Workshop, a hands-on experience with the newest additions to our wedding line. Create two full suites, including wedding invitation, save the date cards, and wedding correspondence stationery. You’ll also assemble complementary favor boxes and table accents. Enjoy refreshments while you dream up your perfect wedding day style!
It is our biggest workshop event of the year, so seats sell out quickly. To reserve your space, click here. Workshop attendees also earn 10% off in-store purchases made that day (excludes custom orders)!
Following the workshop, we kick off our FREE Paper Wedding festivities, with an afternoon of demonstrations, raffle drawings, and the storewide unveiling of our 2011 Paper Source Wedding Invitations Collection.
The entire day is dedicated to wedding inspiration– so swing by or stay for awhile! Let us teach you new embossing techniques, show you our selection of seasonal adornments and answer your questions about everything from stamping to style. In addition, couples can preview our exclusive designs and learn how to personalize these wedding invitations online through our enhanced ordering system.
Find out more by contacting the Paper Source store location nearest you.
My sister Carla and her husband Kevin met in high school and got married in the White Mountains of New Hampshire last August. Carla knew from the start that she wanted birds to play a major role in her theme, and for her colors to be “blue, shades of blue, maybe blue and some bluish greens, but mostly just blues.” As straightforward as that sounds, it was amazing how many different “blues” we considered before agreeing on a final palette!
After a few rounds of options, Carla settled on an invitation design that brought some of the white birch trees at her ceremony site into the design. We checked out the paper colors at Paper Source and decided to focus on using Night, Pool and Luxe Fino White as her palette. Read the rest of this entry »
Here at Paper Source, the beginning of each new year means it’s wedding time! We start to see lots of brides in our stores over the holidays and come January the ruffles and cupcakes of wedding season are full on!
This year, we thought it would be fun to share with you some Paper Source real life weddings. We will show you how Paper Source newlyweds used cards and envelopes, favor boxes, ribbons and all the other trimmings to make their big days unique and reflective of their own sense of style. Lauren is our first PS bride – we hope you enjoy her story and feel inspired by her photos!
The first thing I did when I got engaged, was flip my sketchbook to a fresh page and begin jotting ideas for my wedding invitation! While most brides would first make appointments to shop for dresses, I was instead Read the rest of this entry »