Win $350 To Minted Wedding Invitations

minted wedding invitations

One of your main tasks on your wedding planning journey is selecting your paper goods, with that in mind we would love to introduce you to one of our personal favorite online stationery shops – Minted. We personally love Minted and know you will too. They pretty much have everything under the sun that you may be looking for – from your save the dates, to your thank you cards. They even have letterpress invitations  like ones you see below, in addition to their beautiful digitally printed invitation assortment.

To help you on your wedding stationery adventure one lucky reader has the option to win $350 towards their dream wedding stationery Simply visit Minted here to enter. The contest will end May 6, 2013.

letter press wedding invites

minted letter press invites

As an added bonus to all of their lovely wedding invitations, Minted recently just launched their new Perfection Team. A way for you to get the personalized service of a brick-and-mortar boutique from the comfort of your couch. One feature we know you will love is the option to request design changes and see real-time revisions, while collaborating with a design consultant on the phone.

No extra special software required. Offering expanded service hours to help serve busy working couples: 6am-8pm M-F, 8am-6pm Sat/Sun. A great option for all of you girls looking for something extra special.

minted wedding invites

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1950’s Vintage Inspired Wedding

Amalie Orrange Photography

Kori and Josh had their 1950’s vintage inspired wedding in Titusville Florida at an amazing venue called Birdsong Barn, a beautiful open barn on gorgeous property with horses and huge fields. We love the beautiful and nostalgic palette that Kori chose of the robin’s egg blue and blush combo.

To view the rest of this wonderful wedding, take a peek at the full gallery here, gorgeously captured by photographer Amalie Orrange.

floral wreath wedding invite

wedding dress

bridesmaid bouquets

These gorgeous and unique floral bouquets and arrangements, created by NHWoodscreations, fit perfectly into the simple and sweet theme of this wedding. The remarkable thing about these creations, besides their beauty, is that they were created entirely from dried flowers! The bride’s bouquet highlighted her beautiful dress designed by Yvonne at Designsbycandiigirlz.

unique bridal bouquet

mint green bridesmaid dresses

groomsman ideas

wedding ceremony decor ideas

Amalie Orange Photography

One of the details that we simply adore from this wedding was their idea for escort cards. The darling bunting combined with the vintage frames create an eye-catching feature that was simple  and so easy to love.

find your seat bunting

wedding seating assignment ideas

There were tons of handmade treasures, and vintage finds scattered about the barn. The love between this couple was emulated throughout every aspect, from the carefully crafted She & Him sign on the sweetheart table to the picture table, full of their memories.

hanging mason jars

sweet heart wedding table ideas

bar ideas for your wedding

As the day came to a close good food, provided by Two Chicks and A Pot, and guitar music from the talented Matt Fansher, initiated a night of dancing and memories. From beginning to end this wedding was a marvelous success.

Some Advice From the Bride:
It can be overwhelming all the ideas out there today and I would need to take a hiatus away from the computer because every time I got on there was something else I wanted to do. Pick certain ideas and start knocking them off your list and if you have those done then you can see if you have time for more. You cannot do them all but trust that it will come all come together the way you wanted because I never thought ours would.

wedding lighting ideas

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Event Designer: Amalie Orrange Photography
Venue: Birdsong Barn
Hair & Makeup: Marigold Scott
Cake: For Cupcakes Sake
Caterer: Two Chicks and A Pot
Dress Designer: Designs by Candiigirlz
Flowers: New Hampshire Woods Creations
Groom’s Attire: Mens Warehouse
Guitarist: Matt Fansher
Officiant: Reverand Don McBryde

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, pink, white
Styles: vintage

Spring/Summer 2014 Bridal Collection by Junko Yoshioka

Junko Yoshioka Collection

Presenting a collection that reaffirms the spirit of the brand while embracing fresh and new ideas, Junko Yoshioka’s Spring/Summer 2014 bridal collection is filled with stunning white gowns that cater to the hearts and diverse style of brides worldwide. This layered, light collection was inspired by the flavors and sights of France using fabrics with texture and dimension. Junko has created this feminine, fresh and distinctive group of wedding gowns using Bellagio silk, beaded and gilded French lace and shimmery taffeta.

While incorporating unexpected elements this season, Junko remained loyal to her classic aesthetic. Draped bodices and bustled skirts on fit-to-flare silhouettes along with traditional delicately embellished mermaid style gowns held their own next to the flutter sleeves, crystal encrusted belts and illusion panels. The Spring/Summer 2014 Bridal Collection by Junko Yoshioka is the perfect marriage of classic tradition and modern style. Don’t forget to view the rest of this superb collection in the full gallery here.

Junko Yoshioka Collection

Known for her unique use of materials like satin, lace and organza, the Spring/Summer 2014 collection symbolizes the emergence of boldness from Junko. Silver lace trimming is paired together with exaggerated key-hole back details. One-shoulder necklines accompany a sweetheart neckline and a deep front & back v-neck is coupled together with scalloped details. The emergence of the bride who is confident in subtly showcasing her body while maintaining her feminine side, is a staple of the collection.


Dress Designer: Junko Yoshioka

Categories: Bridal Collections

Soft And Romantic Kentucky Derby Wedding Inspiration

Landon Jacob Photography

The thoroughbred horse race which takes place the first Saturday of every May, also know as the Kentucky Derby, has become a time honored tradition. It happens to be this weekend and in honor of this lovely event we have a little Kentucky Derby wedding inspiration for you.

So, whether you’re or a horse lover or simply adore a soft color palette and stunning florals, all from Fern Studios, you are going to adore our next inspirational shoot designed by Jessica Rourke. This entire shoot was beautifully photographed by Landon Jacob for Smitten Magazine. You simply see more of the photos in the full gallery here.

equestrian wedding ideas

wedding calligraphy

white wedding shoes

wedding hair and makeup by Bombshell Beauty Studio

wedding hair and makeup by Bombshell Beauty Studio

Hand calligraphy escort cards set the stage for the outdoor rustic wedding reception at  Three Fox Farm. A delightful South Carolina wedding venue perfect for your rustic wedding.

wedding escort cards

bridesmaid dress by Lula Kate

peach wedding florals designed by Fern Studios

outdoor barn wedding reception ideas

outdoor barn wedding reception ideas

Jessica Rourke event design with vintage rentals from Palmetto Party Rental

spring wedding florals

horse wreath

romantic bridal looks

pink and peach wedding bouquet

soft and romantic groom looks by Charleston Tuxedo

Landon Jacob Photography

bar cart

Traditionally a Mint Julep is made with four ingredients: mint leaf, bourbon, sugar, and water, and has been the traditional drink for the The Kentucky Derby for nearly a century. Below is the recipe for this historic cocktail – that could easily become your signature wedding drink.

leaves from 4-5 mint sprigs
2 sugar cubes or 1/2 oz simple syrup
2 1/2 oz bourbon
mint sprig for garnish

Place the mint and simple syrup or sugar into the glass
Muddle well to dissolve the sugar and to release the oil and aroma of the mint
Add the bourbon
Fill with crushed ice and stir well until the glass becomes frosty
Garnish with the mint sprig just like seen below

mint julep cocktail

peach wedding cake baked with love by Ally & Elloise

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Photographer: Landon Jacob
Event Designer: Jessica Rourke
Venue: Three Fox Farm
Cake: Ally & Elloise
Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone
Flowers: Fern Studios
Groom’s Attire: Charleston Tuxedo
Jewelry & Shoe Designer: BHLDN
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Palmetto Party Rental
Bridesmaids dresses: Lula Kate
Invitations, Escort Cards & Custom Wood Signage: Lady Letterpress
Hair & Makeup: Mikel Rumsey from Bombshell Beauty Studio

Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: green, peach, white
Styles: rustic