Pat and Syd's relaxed garden-party wedding photographed by Katheryn Moran Photography has so many of our favorite things: a gorgeous bride, stunning flowers, an utterly personal touch, and a sparkler sendoff! And how could you not adore their cake topper?
What do you get when you mix a beautiful venue, a crafty and stylish bride and a talented photographer? This beautiful wedding at Broadway Hall in Bellingham, photographed by Courtney Price Photography. Meredith and Dan's wedding is simple with a personal touch, and we just adore the wildflowers and Meredith's birdcage veil.
By Kara Furr
Creative and striking hand-lettered invitation envelopes are all over the Internet this year, and when it came time for me to send out my own wedding invitations, I just had to have that look for myself. So I gave it a shot, and as it turns out, it's really not so hard!
*Calligraphy pen (I used a gold DecoColor calligraphy pen)
Washi tape (optional)
* Note: This is not a traditional metal-nibbed calligraphy pen, but a flat-tipped paint pen that mimics the lines of one. Feel free to use a real calligraphy pen, but it will likely take a lot more practice.
First things first; decide how you want your envelopes to look. Take a little stroll around Pinterest and decide what style you like. Then purchase your envelopes and pens to coordinate with your invitations.
When I was first looking for advise on DIY invitations, everyone was quick to say not to even attempt this if you have bad handwriting. I don't buy that. I think you can make your handwriting work for this, no matter how untidy it may be - I, for instance, have terrible handwriting, and mine turned out OK anyway. Think of it as a little bit of added flair.
All that said, there's no room for error with this particular pen. Getting this to look nice takes a quick and confident hand, because every wobble or pause is visible, so practice your writing with both a regular pen and your calligraphy pen until you're confident in the way it looks. When you're ready, try it out on your envelopes.
Emily and Charlie held their elegant, traditional wedding, photographed by Matt Priestman Photography, on November 16, 2013 in Bellingham.
We love how they blended old traditions like the garter toss and the German bridal cup with a modern sensibility and a personal touch. See what Emily has to say about planning their wedding after the photos.
When the leaves turn bright orange, red and yellow, there's a little part of us that wishes it could stay fall forever. Particularly, if we have a fall wedding in mind!
This simple DIY project can help you hold on to that colorful season in a unique and beautiful way and we're excited to share with you. It's just one more way you can tie the turning of the seasons into your wedding day.
Wedding Chicks: Wedding Decor and Details
This Pinterest board offers hundreds of fantastic ideas for backdrops, centerpieces, table settings, and much more! Whether you're looking for DIY projects, something special to show your planner, be it classic style or boho chic, they've got something for you!
And if you like what they have, or are still searching for the perfect decor for you, check out our Decoration board!
Offbeat Bride: General Wedding Amazingness: Full of quirky ideas, interesting information and heartfelt advice on weddings and marriage for the traditional and nontraditional bride alike, this board offers a truly unique perspective on the business of getting married.
Of course we're pretty partial to our own Pinterest boards as well! Find out what we think you'll love at Pinterest.com/paccoastwedding. Follow us today!