As a bride, you treasure every second of your wedding day, cherishing all the beautiful moments (and mementos!) caught on film. Minted and The Mrs Box to show you how to capture all the stationery details of your wedding like a pro, telling the full story of your celebration that leaves you with a beautiful record to pass on for years on end.
Looking for some bridal bouquet inspiration? Take cues from your wedding invitation—the colors, featured flowers and greenery, and overall look and feel are the perfect reference points for your wedding-day florals. Check out three of our favorite wedding invitations paired with their beautiful bridal-bouquet counterparts.
The Look: Simple Greenery
Invitation: “Laurel of Greens” by Jennifer Wick for Minted
Bouquet: Bay laurel leaves and astrantia, created by Coco Rose Design
For an elegant-yet-understated look, skip the showy blooms in favor of something simpler, like a cluster of tiny astrantia blooms surrounded by fresh, fragrant bay laurel leaves.
The Look: Garden Romance
Invitation: ”Garden” by Lori Wemple for Minted
Bouquet: Peonies and sweet peas, created by Southern Blooms
Lush deep-pink peonies and fluttery sweet peas make for an ethereal and utterly romantic combination.
The Look: Escape to the Tropics
Invitation: ”Tropical Love” by Elly for Minted
Bouquet: King proteas, stock, ranunculuses, and tillandsia, created by Delovely Creative
Hosting a wedding in the tropics? Or perhaps you’re drawn to palm fronds and tropical flowers? Either way, incorporate modern, unexpected elements into your bouquet, like these striking king proteas and wispy air plants.
Set sail on your newlywed adventure with a wedding celebration full of chic nautical details: knotted rope, mariner stripes, and windswept florals.
1. SEND // this wedding invitation
Set the tone with stationery featuring subtle nautical theme (“Rope Ampersand” by Jill Means for Minted).
2. WEAR // these bridesmaids outfits
Dress your attendants in a chic two-piece: strapless tops paired with white-and-navy striped skirts.
3. CUT // this cake
Asymmetrically stacked tiers decorated with edible oyster shells and pearls are a nod to the seaside setting.
4. CARRY // this bouquet
Ask your florist to incorporate various sea grasses for a textured, windswept look.
5. DISPLAY // these table-number cards
A traditional monkey’s fist doubles as table décor and a clever card holder.
6. SERVE // this wine
Yes way rosé: We love the idea of serving bottles of this pretty pink wine during cocktail hour.
More Wedding-Theme Ideas:
• Wedding Trend: Painterly Pastels
• Wedding Trend: Citrus Punch
• Wedding Trend: Island Escape
• Wedding Trend: Dark Florals
• Wedding Trend: Delft Blues
• Wedding Trend: Bold Brushstrokes
By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete
I’ve had a small (okay, fine—huge!) place in my heart for a black, white, and peach palette since the day I started planning my own wedding. And as I was browsing Minted looking for some fun summer inspiration, I stumbled upon this palm tree-themed save-the-date that included those very colors. It was love at first sight and instantly brought to mind an easy, breezy summer wedding infused with tropical touches and boho details. Here’s how to get the look.Comments Off
Your wedding day is a blank canvas—turn it into an artful celebration by adding details with romantic, painterly brushstrokes in shades of soft pastels.
1. WEAR // this wedding dress
This silk ball gown by Kathryn Conover Couture features hand-painted florals along the skirt (all done by the bride!).
2. GIVE // these sugar-cookie favors
Send guests home with a box of these pretty (and delicious!) hand-painted treats.
3. CUT // this cake
Have your cake designer paint the bottom tier, then crown the confection with a trio of sculptural sugar flowers. (Cake design by Savvy Fare)
4. SEND // this wedding invitation
Set the tone for your artful celebration with this painterly invite (“Peach Strokes” by Emily Jeffords for Minted).
5. DIY // these escort cards
Direct guests to their seats with mini hand-painted canvases displayed on wood easels.
6. CARRY // this bridal bouquet
Ask your florist to select in-season blooms in warm, soft shades of apricot and peach.
Letting your guests know you appreciate them is one of your most important responsibilities as newlyweds—a simple, heartfelt thank you will mean so much to your guests. Here are eight creative and unexpected ways to thank your loved ones for being a part of your wedding day.
1. Have your photographer snap a picture of you and your groom holding a fun thank-you sign; after the wedding, turn the photo into a custom thank-you card to mail to guests.
2. Display your thank-you message in a prominent spot where all your guests will see it, like at the entrance to the reception.
3. Another clever way to thank your guests: Print your message on the cocktail napkins—guests will see it once they hit the bar for their first drink.
4. This couple hand-wrote letters to each guest thanking them for attending their wedding (perfect if you’re having a small, more intimate celebration). The letters were displayed at each guest’s place setting at the reception.
5. For your parents, we love the idea of framing a handful of your favorite wedding portraits for them to display at home.
6. Wedding favors are a small token of your appreciation, so make sure the packaging expresses your thanks.
7. Don’t forget to properly thank your wedding-party VIPS: For bridesmaids, give them a cute clutch (something they’ll definitely use again) loaded with all the essentials, like lip gloss, sparkly nail polish, bobby pins, hair ties, and tissues.
8. For the guys? Give ‘em something they really want, like a hand-rolled cigar to enjoy with the rest of the boys at the reception.
Weddings have dramatically changed from what was acceptable just a few short years ago. Gone are the days when wedding guests had to buy formal attire to celebrate a friend’s big day. Rather, stylish women these days are layering shift dresses with blazers and booties, breaking out the pants and jumpsuits, and—my personal favorite—pairing simple tees with their dressiest skirts. Not convinced? Here are my top picks for pulling this look off at the next wedding you’re invited to.
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Add some fresh-squeezed fun to your wedding celebration with these vibrant and fresh orange, lemon, and lime-themed ideas.
1. SEND // this invite
This cheerful invitation (“Citrus Crush” by Emily Ranneby) will perk guests right up and get them to mark their calendar.
2. MAKE // this escort-card display
Turn fresh tangerines into clever escort-card stands.
3. TUCK // these into welcome bags
Your travel-weary guests will appreciate these zingy orange-flavored Italian candies.
4. CUT // this cake
Decorate a simple “naked” layer cake with fresh kumquats and greenery.
5. DECORATE // with these centerpieces
For an easy DIY idea, fill wooden pint baskets with fresh blooms and your favorite citrus fruit.
6. GIVE // these wedding favors
Just stick this nifty Citra Sipper doodad into an orange or grapefruit and drink!
7. SERVE // these during cocktail hour
Pour champagne over orange popsicles for a deliciously grown-up treat.
8. CHOOSE // this dress for your bridesmaids
This flowy lemon-yellow dress by Lela Rose is perfectly simple and sweet.
Balloons aren’t just for kids’ birthday parties anymore. Now that there are a ton of chic, wedding-appropriate options available—not to mention all the creative DIYs floating around the web—balloons are a whimsical (and affordable!) way to add a little whimsy to your wedding day. Here are my favorite ideas for incorporating them into your celebration.
2. Use them for your save the date or for a photo-op on your big day. Image via Simplesmente Branco.
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With Valentine’s Day upon us, you may be inspired to incorporate a bit of the holiday into your February wedding. But we all know how cheesy some of the cupid-and-arrows décor can get. So I’ve rounded up eight of my favorite ideas for sprinkling some Valentine’s Day flavor into your wedding day—in a chic and elegant way, of course.
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