Mismatched with Style – A Vintage Wedding Photoshoot

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It is not too often that I receive a submission with a staged photoshoot, and less often that I will accept them. However this particular one is so incredibly stunning, there wasn’t a chance I was going to deprive all our fabulous readers!

This vintage but ‘not your Grandma’s wedding’ style shoot was submitted by Christy Whitehead Photography. I’ll let them explain, “This was a stylized shoot that we did at an old sawmill. We had tails for the groom and a lacy dress for the bride. Handmade cameos are featured on the cake. We even had an actual family marriage certificate displayed in a frame on the sign in table. We loved the idea of mismatched place settings and the feel of you pulled this stuff out of your grandmother’s trunk. [It is] very much a possible do it yourself project on a budget.”

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Baroque Frames and a Little Imagination

I’m always saying things like ‘all you need is a little imagination’ or ‘ the possibilities are practically endless’. You may or may not believe me, but today I’m going to show you that those sentiments are exactly right. We have a simple product here at Weddingstar – the Baroque Frames. They are pretty straightforward, either black or gold, square or round, big or small. At first glance you see a nicely designed frame that may or may not fit in with your wedding decor.

Take a look again. What could you do with this simple product? Put a picture in it? – That’s what frames are for right? Well you could do that.. OR you could try out one of these 6 ideas we’ve put together to start you off!

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LeighAnn & Frank: Finally Engaged Photoshoot

Getting married isn’t just about the wedding – it’s also about the engagement. Before the rush and craze of planning a wedding sets in, you have to celebrate, create and share a few very special memories. One of the ways to do this is with an engagement shoot – and when Erica Velasco Photographers sent in this submission, I know it was the one to demonstrate why an engagement shoot can be so amazing.

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Wedding Desserts

We’ve talked about the wonderful merits of cupcakes and advantages of candy buffets and coffee bars, but what about plain ol’ desserts? Wait, who am I kidding? There’s nothing plain about dessert! Whatever form it takes, dessert has the potential to be the most luscious food you have ever set your eyes on.

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Paper Power, and So Much More!

After a whirlwind few days, we’ve returned from the Big Apple with inspiration and enthusiasm! Four Weddingstar-ians from the Design and Marketing teams participated in the annual National Stationery Show in New York City.

Our first day in NY was spent setting up Weddingstar’s display booth. We showcased a wide variety our new product line, which meant tons of awesome products to unpack, although this cut into valuable shopping and sight-seeing time in the end it was well worth it, and the booth looked fabulous.

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Style Theme: Cherry Blossoms

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The cherry blossom, or sakura, is perhaps one of the most stunning flowers in nature. Not because it is particularly complicated or exotic, but rather because it has the ability to transform a landscape in an almost magical way.

In Japan, the blossoming of the cherry trees is a richly symbolic and celebrated event. The blossoms are incorporated into their lives in many ways including; their traditional kimonos, their art, coins and anime – it is amazing that one simple little flower could integrate itself so completely into a culture. Continue reading

Anjali & Girish – Love and Color

A wedding as stunning as this is an incredible opportunity for me, I could never resist the urge to feature it! You can’t help but admire the vibrant color, bold patterns and carefully arranged details.

The photography is excellent and gives you a glimpse into an event that is more that just the union of two people, but the union of two families and a celebration of love.

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Designer Spotlight: Stationery Insight

Greetings:

My name is Maxine and I work at Weddingstar in the print department, specifically with wedding stationery. I must say it’s a real treat working with a great team of inspired designers as well as having the opportunity to design invitations for weddings all over the world.

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I’ll start with your most important piece of stationery for your wedding, your invitation. The style and presentation of your invitation will set the tone for your wedding and you want to make sure it correctly represents you as a couple. Resist the temptation to design your own invitation – save yourself some hair pulling. Inevitably it will be more time and budget consuming than you expect. Leave it to a professional.

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Be a Star in Our Magazine!

Every year we like to feature a few real weddings in our magazine. The selection process varies, but this year we want to give you the opportunity to submit your wedding, or a wedding that you were involved in!

Our magazine is sold worldwide and is a great opportunity for wedding professionals to receive some incredible publicity.

If you plan, consult, photograph or just got married, this is your chance to have an amazing event that you were a part of, in print for the world to see.

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Traditions: Wedding Invitation Wording

Wedding invitations can be one of the most difficult wedding details to plan. They are the first thing your guests will see (unless you send out save the date cards), and will set the tone of your wedding. They are traditionally very formal and few people choose to send out invitations that break out of that mold.

If you have grandparents or parents that are sticklers for tradition, you will want to make sure that you use the correct wording on your invitation. There are formal and informal ways to word your invitation and you are definitely allowed some creative license, but if you want to ‘do it right’, there are a few things that you should know.

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