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 pestering my fiancé about which typeface to use and how exactly to integrate cream grosgrain ribbon into our invitation. I had dreamed of being able to design a project where I had this type of creative freedom, and I quickly became a familiar face in my local Paper Source store as I made weekly (ok, daily) trips for inspiration.
Our wedding took place in Scottsdale, Arizona so I imagined a style that was rustic yet romantic. Paper Source chocolate paper was the perfect canvas, and with all the various products that come in this rich color, I had enough choices to piece together a beautiful invitation for our western themed affair. Using Paper Source products also gave me the opportunity to hand make several parts, which I found very gratifying. I believe my fiancé may disagree though!
I eventually went dress shopping, but not before spending hours at the computer in a creative trance only bridezilla fever could induce. I worked hard to create an impressive collection of delicately designed pieces for my big day, even if I was the only one who noticed! In the end, I had a fantasy wedding fit for anyone, designer or not. I had the perfect dress, beautiful weather and a very patient husband.