Vintage Menu Cards for Vintage-themed Weddings

There’s something so romaaaaaantic about vintage weddings. They can be so glamourous. They can be so seeped in style history. They can be so darn chic. There are several types of vintage weddings, too. There’s 1920s vintage, 1970s vintage, gothic vintage (like this bride above) and everything in between. What kind of vintage bride are you?

Well, for all of our different vintage brides, we put together a lovely little roundup of our favourite vintage menu cards.

Jasper Pink Wedding Menu CardPretty in pink. When people think about vintage, they often think of metallic and/or neutral hues. That’s not all there is to bring your vintage dreams to fruition, though! Feel free to play with colour, like this pink Jasper Menu Card with a soft floral pattern.

Birdcage Blue Wedding Menu CardBirds of a feather. This sweet, bird-a-liscious Birdcage Menu Card looks like it’s right out of the 1950s with its polka dot and blue ribbon borders and birdcage design.

Bunting Blue Wedding Menu CardLet your flags fly. We love the mismatched, 70s-inspired, colourful, checkered flags on this Bunting Menu Card featuring the words “Wedding Breakfast Menu.” Yummy! Now you just have to come up with something equally as delicious for the breakfast food.

Grace Purple Wedding Menu CardA vintage classic. Add lace and a filigree pattern to your wedding theme and you have yourself the beginnings of a beautiful vintage affair. This Grace Menu Card in a slim rectangular configuration showcases this darling white pattern on one of four vintage-y colours — gray, blue, pink and green.

Victoria Silver Wedding Menu CardHand polished. If glamour is what you’re looking for, then look no further than the Victoria Menu Postcard, a stunning three-dimensional lace-print design that is hand-finished with pearls in Dusky Pink, Champagne or Silver. Your grandma will be proud of your good taste.

Are you having a vintage-themed wedding? Which vintage menu cards did you choose? 

Beach Wedding Invitations for Destination Brides

You’re holding the hottest tickets in town — your beach wedding invitations! Well, almost. Here are five beachy keen invitation ideas for you, and some advice on when to send them out, what to include and more.

Jetting Off Day Wedding Invitation Jet setter. The Love Airways is coming to scoop you and your closests to wherever your heart desires with this whimsical Jetting Off Day Invitation, featuring a palm tree and airplane tag – cuute!

Beach Wedding Day InvitationWritten in the sands of time. Head to the shore with this perfectly themed Beach Wedding Day Invitation with bride and groom names etched into the sand. Guests will freak out (in a good way) that they have another excuse to hit the beach with their favourite couple!

thailand day wedding invitationFar, far away. Did you guys choose an exotic location, like Thailand, with crystal-clear blue waters and pristine beaches overseas? Give guests a hint of what they are in for when they make the trek with you, with this stunning Thailand Day Invitation. A picture tells a thousand words.

Palm Trees Wedding InvitationSky writer. Ah, just look at that hammock. It’s waiting for me. Let’s go NOW! That’s how anyone who receives this picturesque Palm Trees Evening Invitation will feel. And what a great touch to have bride and groom names written in the clouds. Paradise!

Paradise Day Wedding InvitationWater colours. This sweet, flat-card beach invitation showcases your wedding details on one side and a gorgeous little watercolour painting of a bride and groom strolling down by the ocean’s edge. This is also a great theme if you eloped, but wanted to invite friends and family to a local reception at home to celebrate.

Also, just a little reminder on when to ship those beach invites out… Send wedding invitations about 3 to 5 months in advance, especially if there are limited hotel accommodations. (Mail save the dates early so guests have time to plan their travel — up to 9 months in advance is good if they are travelling quite a distance.) This gives guests enough time to book hotel rooms, flights and save up and plan for the getaway.

And what should you include on your beach wedding invitations? Beach destination weddings require more details than your average hometown affair (directions, specifics on attire and more). Instead of cluttering up your lovely invitations too much, create a wedding website and direct guests to the URL on the invites.

Are you a beach bride? Which beach invitations did you choose? 

Wedding Save the Date Cards for Traditional Brides

Traditional brides are attracted to the classic things in life. They want a timeless wedding that showcases their great taste — an affair to remember! Traditional brides are most definitely wearing white (none of that “modern” coloured wedding dress business for them), not choosing a destination wedding (sand in between toes? No thank you!) and are likely leaning towards having a big wedding filled with the faces of not only the bride and groom’s family and friends, but also friends of their parents and perhaps even work colleagues and bosses. Everyone’s invited!

A traditional bride probably has been planning her wedding since she was a little girl. She appreciates all of the age-old traditions that come with a wedding extravaganza, from the bouquet toss to the father-daughter dance. The ceremony will be the customary script and not rushed. There’s no skimping on the details, either — this is HER day, after all! Just like her dress, she chooses classic wedding colours, such as white and pastels, and a dress-up affair (suits or black tie for the gents for sure) over a casual one. There’s an air of sophistication at her wedding.

Speaking of sophistication, the following are a few traditional save the date cards that we’ve hand picked for a classic wedding.

Pearlesque Save the Date CardThe Pearlesque Save the Date Card boasts a stark-white pearlescent finish with raised hearts on the front that bring in a hint of sweetness.

Sophistication Save the Date CardSophistication Save the Date Card has clean lines and subtle borders in monotone gold that’s not over-the-top shiny and has just the right amount of metallic for a traditional bride who chooses to incorporate this tonality.

Eternal Save the Date CardIt can’t get more simple and classic than the flat Eternal Save the Date Card with it’s white-is-so-right hue and black ink colour (you have the option to choose a different ink colour, too) in traditional fonts.

Romance Save the Date CardFor a classic save the date with some more obvious flair, choose the Romance Save the Date Card, which is bordered in an embossed, delicate filigree pattern.

Polka Dot Save the Date CardIf you are all about the polka dots and weaving this pattern into your wedding design and décor, the Polka Dot Save the Date Card is for you with its dainty imprints that border one side.

Are you a traditional bride? Which save-the-date cards did you choose?  

Celebrity Wedding Inspiration: Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux

If you’ve caught our last few posts, then you already know the fun we are having with this month’s blog theme: 2014 celebrity-wedding predictions! Next up, the highly anticipated nuptials of engaged couple Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux. These two might not be in a rush to get to the altar — they’ve been engaged since August 2012 — but we can’t wait! The following is our celebrity wedding inspiration for the lovely couple who are bound for a classic affair.

by Visio PhotographyImage Credit: Visio Photography via PookieandPierre

The Colours
We choose a palette of champagne, blush and ivory for Jennifer and Justin’s occasion. This colour combo is classic and timeless, yet fabulously stylish. Perfect for this pair!

Margot White DressImage Credit: Stephanie Allin

The Dress
Jennifer’s style is timeless yet chic, so we’d love to see her in a classic sweetheart neckline. Jennifer will need a dress that is both simple and extremely elegant, like this gorgeous gown by Stephanie Allin Couture. For Justin, we envision a bespoke suite from Savile Row. Norton & Sons has made suits for everyone from Churchill to Alexander McQueen, so we know they will make Justin into a dashing groom!

Malibu Rocky Oaks Wedding DestinationImage Credit: Amelia Strauss

The Location

Not ones to parade their personal life in the limelight, we choose a private and secluded estate, like the Malibu Rocky Oaks, for the couple. This stunning property has jaw-dropping views of Malibu, and is only a short drive from their Los Angeles home…making it convenient for the busy couple and their celeb guests. The estate is settled among 37 acres of vineyards, giving Jennifer and Justin the ability to have their own wine made and labelled for their special day.

flourish antique pink day invitationThe Invitation
This is a couple who is all about an easygoing elegance, and so what could be better than a luxury invitation? We love this Flourish Day Invitation by Mandalay. The theme for these nuptials is a chic and timeless wedding, and this invitation says it all!

floralsImage Credit: Ellie Gillard via Lovemydress

The Florals
For this understated, yet glamorous Hollywood wedding, we select roses. Oodles of David Austin Roses in a variety of sizes and textures in shades of ivory, cream and blush would be stunning. The bouquet will be traditional, hand-tied and full of bigheaded blooms. We picture arrangements of roses that are low slung, lush and give that “just picked from the hedgerows” feeling. The overall effect will be classically beautiful and simplistic, not to mention it will smell heavenly!

We are so excited to see how Jennifer and Justin choose to celebrate their wedding. We know their day will be unique to their style, and wish them marital bliss.

Share with us! Who are your favourite celebrity brides and grooms in 2014?