It's magic. From the day we are born and until the end of time, touch is a sensation we crave and can't live without-- and in love, touch brings all the feels.
The wedding invitation is the first visual introduction to you as a couple. It showcases your personality, your look, your love. Adding texture to your invitation is the perfect way to create visual interest, and feature the style and mood that you're looking to convey. It's the introduction to your story.
These are the trends of texture and touch that are getting all the good feels:
Add Dimension Ribbons & Wraps
Embellish your bold with some natural jute twine, soft felt ribbon, or multi-tone bakers twine. AND the number one trend in ribbons right now? Hand-dyed silk ribbon. (Everyone is loving the silk!) This luxurious material has a natural frayed edge that offers a whimsical, yet sophisticated element, that’s sure to leave your guests legitimately petting their invite. Our favorites are from Silk and Willow and From From Chic!
For The Bold & The Beautiful: Sparkle!
Speaking of dynamite, sparkle and glitter are having their moments. This trend comes in a whole variety of colors and the way it's manufactured it does not leave the mess behind! Win, win!
This simple detail can have a huge impact. Pattern prints are awesome because they can be both custom designed and printed or we can find a pre-designed pattern that fits the mold. The mix and match of color and print can add just enough dimension to your suite, while totally accentuating your style.
The Pocket & Pocket Fold
Another winning combination to add texture and dimension to the suite is the pocket or pocket fold. The invitation gets adhered to the back or inside, and the extra materials get tucked into the pocket. You can choose solid colors or patterns as well as laser cut, and can really act or look almost like a storybook! (The fairytale ending is yours to write!)
Pops of Paper
Thick lustrous paper can offer all the feels for your featured look. You read that right! Raised paper, and "fabric paper." The trend that's really in bloom? Seed paper! It adds beautiful dimension and texture and YES, your guests can plant the paper after the big day-- the seeds will grow flowers and remind your guests of you all season long.
No matter the look you're going for, you want to give your guests the feeling of love! With endless choices from basic to bold, reflecting your personality through texture is the perfect personal touch.
Want to know more about any of these gorgeous textural trends? I'm so excited to help you get started!
Please join me for a complimentary, personal consultation to start writing your story.
Photo credit: Freebird Photography
For all the tools of technology that we use to improve our daily lives, there's a wedding trend that is causing a technological stir: The Unplugged Wedding. For some, it's a sigh of relief and for others, they. just. can't. Here are some things to consider when it comes to 'guest photographers' at your wedding.
Often, with the best of intentions, wedding guests aim to capture each precious moment for their loved ones, but in turn, miss the mark. You heard of too many cooks in the kitchen-- it can be something like that!
Much like choosing the invitation suite, the photographer was hand selected to capture the wedding. Guest photographers can inadvertently compromise professional photos and subtle details at the event. Here are a just a few examples.
Guest photographers can:
use their camera flashes and alter the lighting.
actually be in the way of a professional shot
be disruptive with ring tone and text messages.
post and reveal the first photo of the bride.
appear on their phones in all the photographs.
Of course, there are two sides to every story and I want to EXPOSE all sides! (Had to!) There is an upside to everything so if you're not nervous about the craziness that can follow, here are some great things your guest photographer can provide:
Guest photographers can offer:
a new angle.
a private moment.
inside jokes or stories.
a photo of the photographer!
Your style and #weddinggoals will dictate whether you'll encourage your guests to snap away or holster their lenses for the big day. Either way, the guests are always on your side. Should you decided to have an unplugged event, I suggest this beautiful, fun and kindly worded message for your guests.
What side do you stand in this snap happy debate? Inquiring minds want to know!
Reach out, I would love to help you design your wedding day stationery!
Owner/designer + Sole Proprietor of Simply b. Lover of ice-coffee, pretty packages, coastal living & of course all things paper! Mom to Ellie & Henry & wife to best friend, Jeff <3