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Real Wedding – Lara and Jacob

Last summer I was contacted by the most adorable couple who had their wedding planned for just a few days before Christmas – and their theme was a winter wonderland. But Lara and Jacob had this glam, 40’s throwback vision, not just your typical snowflakes and blue and glitter everywhere type of wonderland. This was a cardinal red, black, silver, and pearl winter wonderland. I was so excited!

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We tweaked one of my more popular designs, “The Jennifer” I call it, after the first bride who purchased the design (this is my tradition). We added in her colors, flipped the design on its side (literally, making it a portrait style versus landscape), and mounted them to panel pockets, which are the go-between in the pocketfold world. All the joys of a pocketfold without the huge price tag. They are flat on the front and, instead of folding up, the pocket is smartly on the reverse for convenient insert storage!

Like a complete idiot, I did not snap any photos of Lara and Jacob’s assembled invitations. I will be kicking myself for that. Until I get around to having a set printed for myself, I can show you the design at least:

I also helped Lara with her table numbers, and these, at least, there are some pictures of! Props going out to Paige Hampton Photography, located in St. Louis, MO and Springfield, IL for the beautiful images of Lara and Jacob’s wedding!

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So although it’s WAY overdue, a huge congratulations and a big thank you to Lara and Jacob on allowing me to be a part of their beautiful, romantic, glamorous winter wonderland wedding!

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UPDATE! This morning Lara sent me some photos of her invitations so now I get to share them with the world! Thanks so much to Lara’s mom for finding the pics!

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Pin(terest)stripes!

Ok, so I’ve finally gone and joined Pinterest. When I first signed up, I got this message saying that you have to receive an invitation in order to join, and that I had been put on the waiting list. I’m sorry, what?? Annoyed, I forgot all about it. Until 20 minutes later when I got another email that said I had received my invitation to join. Ok, not so annoying.

Then something wonderful happened. I signed in with facebook, and it AUTOMATICALLY linked me to my facebook friends so that I was following their Pinterest boards (for those of you that aren’t cool enough to have received your invitation yet, basically how it works is you just browse through all sorts of collections of things that other people have found, liked, and “pinned” to a virtual bulletin board. See something you like? Re-pin it to your own board (and you can create an exponential number of boards).

Hint – this can be very useful if you’re planning a party, a wedding, or compiling ideas for gifts you can make (or buy) for the upcoming holidays and need a place to stash all your ideas for sorting through later on.

Downside? It gets addicting. Quick. One click here leads you down a virtual rabbit hole of lovely things, and before you know it, you forgot what you had originally been searching for. Upside? In the meantime your brain has exploded with new creative ideas!

So I came across this photo:

 

…and I fell in LOVE with the stripey bridesmaid dresses! How original and fun, but notice how it still looks very modern, traditional, and vintage all at the same time?? Totally awesome. This got me thinking about using STRIPES as your wedding color! Pick a shade (in this case I stuck with black because of this photo, but you could really do any color stripe) and run with it! Check out my collection of beautiful items for your stripey wedding!

Printable Place Cards by ThePoshEvent
(incidentally, all of Brigitte’s items are printable, and they are also all extremely affordable and fabulous!)

Striped Tie by MeandMatilda

Wedding Invitation by fullydesigned

Ring Pillow by daniellehensley

Paper Pom Decoration by pomtree

Clutch by thesocialseam

Striped Wedding Band by AdziasJewelryAtelier

Striped Napkin by comfyheaventabledeco

Paper Straws by isakayboutique

Chevron Invitations by breavie

Striped Dress by pavlinadadakova

Cupcake Picks by DarlinglovesDapper

Favor Bags by ThePartyFairy

Bridesmaid Clutch Set by ao3designs

So there you have it. Perfect striped wedding. Enjoy! I hope to see some of you on Pinterest because I can tell you that’s where I’ll be spending oodles of time over the next couple days!