Sneak Peek Into The Inspired Wedding and a Giveaway!

I have a feeling some of you reading this are newly engaged—CONGRATULATIONS!!—and perhaps you’re not exactly sure where to start with the wedding planning. It can certainly be overwhelming, but I always encourage my clients to start with the big picture: What do you want your wedding day to feel like?

Before diving into the nitty gritty of peonies versus ranunculus, letterpress versus flat printing, sit down and really think about what feels the most like you as a couple. A formal and traditional ceremony and reception or something more casual and relaxed? Do you feel more like you in a grand ballroom or a rustic barn? Do your tastes run toward the sleek and modern or more sentimental and vintage?

Books and blogs are a wonderful source of inspiration as you try to figure out what is most you, and to help you get started, we’re giving away a copy of The Inspired Wedding: Seven Handcrafted Themes for Your Big Day! This book was compiled by Emma Arendoski, editor of Emmaline Bride, and it’s chock full of photos and inspiration grouped together by theme.

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It highlights seven wedding styles, including vintage, traditional, and beach to name a few, and shows you how to thread your theme seamlessly through every detail…bridesmaids dresses, hair styles, florals, decor, venues, and more!

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(By the way, you’ll find our vintage invitations in the Boho Style section along with loads of romantic and creative styling tips.)

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To enter the giveaway, all you have to do to is:

1) Comment on this post and tell us what you think your wedding theme will be.

2) Follow @bluemagpieinvitations on Instagram (if you aren’t already).

3) Tag a friend in the comment section of today’s Instagram post (with a photo of the book cover). Tag two friends to be entered twice!

Easy enough, right? The contest will end at NOON PST on January 16. A winner will be picked at random and will be tagged in the original post on Instagram. The winner must contact us to claim the giveaway by Friday, January 23.

Good luck!

The Ultimate 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it’s time to get excited for Christmas, and what better way than to be part of a super fun giveaway!!

My dear friend, Phyllis, over at LuxeFinds, an amazing lifestyle shopping engine, has pulled together some great vendors (such as Anthropologie, Nordstrom, and Plated) for her Ultimate 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, and we’re joining in the fun by giving away a $150 gift certificate to our Etsy shop!

If you (or someone you know) has a wedding coming up in 2015, this would be a such a great holiday surprise! And even if you don’t have a wedding on the horizon, we have beautiful fabric stationery and DIY kits in the shop (with more to come in 2015)!

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Click here to enter the Blue Magpie Etsy Shop giveaway. Winners will be chosen on December 24th at 5PM. Good luck!!

Fabric-Lined Envelopes

One of the many reasons I love my job is that, just about every day, we get to play around with fun, new ideas. As you probably know, our signature detail is the way we incorporate beautiful fabrics into our stationery suites. One thing I’ve always been dying to try is fabric envelope liners, and when one of my clients expressed interest, I couldn’t jump on it fast enough.

Here are a few we’ve been trying out for her elegant but super fun barn wedding…and yes, those are matching strips of fabric tape we’ll be using to seal her envelopes!

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And the winner is…

A super duper THANK YOU to all of you who have visited and “favorited” our new Etsy shop! We are so excited to continue adding to our selection, and hope you’ll keep checking back for more. And if you don’t see exactly what you want for your special day, don’t forget that we’re always available for custom work, too!

And now, what you really want to know… The winner of our Etsy giveaway is Amanda Rounsvall! Congratulations, Amanda! Please contact us by next Friday (February 7th) so we can get started on your Save the Dates!!

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Etsy Giveaway!!

To celebrate launching our new Etsy store, we are offering a fun giveaway! You could win up to 50 Save the Dates from our Etsy shop (up to a $250 value)!

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To Enter:

1) Visit our Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/bluemagpieinvit

2) Click the “Favorite Shop” button (the little heart at the top, under our shop banner) before NOON PST on January 31, 2014…and, of course, take a look at the Save the Dates and other goodies in our shop!

3) Check back on our Facebook page or here on our blog where the winner will be announced by 5PM PST on January 31st. We will also contact the winner directly through Etsy.

Important Details:

The winner will be chosen at random from people who “favorite” our Etsy shop (not just a particular item) between NOON PST on January 24, 2014 and NOON PST on January 31, 2014. The winner must contact us to claim the giveaway by February 7, 2014, and the completed Save the Dates must be shipped by July 1, 2014. Please note that the giveaway does not include shipping costs and will only be shipped within the U.S.

Good luck!!