Fabric Inspiration : St. Patrick’s Day!

Here’s a little St. Patty’s Day inspiration for you! I just love how the different shades of mint and green complement each other for this super fresh springtime board!

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Credits (clockwise from top left): Green leaf by Brandon Kidd Photography styled by LVL Events via Style Unveiled; bridesmaids by L Hewitt Photography via Style Me Pretty; wedding cake by Abby Jiu Photography via Once Wed; gold and green ring via Event Envy; table setting by Heather Roth Photography.; fabric by Bonnie Christine.

Modern Chinese Wedding Invitation with Pomegranates and Double Happiness

I am so excited to share this sneak peek of our newest wedding invitation suite!

Modern Chinese wedding invitations featuring hand drawn pomegranates and elegant calligraphy. Comes in deep red or pewter silk.

This design has been dancing around in my mind for some time now… I have totally fallen in love with the gorgeous, naturally elegant, rustic beauty that has taken the wedding world by storm, but I couldn’t help thinking that all my fellow Chinese brides out there were being asked to make a difficult decision—choose to go with tradition or choose to have a rustically elegant wedding. Let me explain…

Your traditional Chinese wedding revolves around lots of bright red and bright gold and requires the use of a Double Happiness symbol, a dragon, a phoenix, and/or some peonies, bamboo, or lanterns. Of course, I’m being a little cheeky about this, but I find that those of us who love our Chinese culture find it hard to get married without at least a few of these elements present, but you can see how these motifs would be rather hard to blend with a more rustic, natural, modern aesthetic.

Pomegranate wedding invitations in a deep red silk fabric.

I’m hoping my new Pomegranate Suite does a little something to bridge that gap by bringing in some traditional Chinese elements—pomegranates are very symbolic for Chinese weddings, representing a happy marriage with many children (seeds!)—into an otherwise very natural, organic design that also features a modern calligraphy monogram.

Pewter grey silk wedding invitations for an elegant, rustic wedding.

These will be available with either a deep red or pewter gray silk fabric. I can’t wait to finalize our options and make them available in our Etsy store!

Deep Purple Fabric Wedding Inspiration

Living in Southern California makes me totally incapable of dealing with the dark, dreary skies and steady rain of the past two days. (Case in point, my husband and I had a 10-minute strategy session about who gets the ONE umbrella, taking into account distance we would travel and which kid would hate being wet more.)

One fun upside? Getting lost in rich, dark color palettes like this beautiful deep purple that has been popping up here and there in the wedding world, and I’m loving how it pairs up with a deep purple silk!

Deep purple fabric inspiration for a winter wedding

Credits (clockwise from top left): Bridesmaids by Eric Kelley Photography; fall fig, pear and grape wedding cake by Hansel & Gretel Cakes via Burnett’s Boards; deep purple boutonniere by Fleuriste via The Bridal Theory; deep purple bouquet by Karen Kaufman Design via Once Wed.

Fabric Inspiration : Fall Orange Wedding

Even though it’s officially fall, living in Southern California means that it often feels like winter will never, ever actually come. Here’s a fabric inspiration board dedicated to our hot, clear autumn days that scream, “It’s fall, but we’re still partying like summer never left!”

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Credits (clockwise from top left): Bridesmaids by Josh Elliott Photography via Grey Likes Weddings; fall bouquet by Maria Repko; orange floral place setting by Sweet Root Village via Ruffled; orange ombre cake by Karen Wise via The Bride’s Cafe. Fabric by Amy Butler.

Navy and Linen Beach Wedding Invitations

I love helping my clients customize invitations from our Etsy line to fit their special occasions.

Navy Blue and Linen Nautical Fabric Wedding Invitations by Blue Magpie Invitations

When Kelly saw our Chalkboard & Linen invitations, she loved the overall style and linen fabric pocket but wanted to change a few small details so the invitations would be perfect for her navy and white, beach-front wedding.

Navy Blue and Linen Beach Wedding Invitations by Blue Magpie Invitations

So we changed the ribbon and print colors to navy, changed the script font, and adjusted the artwork….

Navy Blue and Linen Nautical Fabric Wedding Invitations by Blue Magpie Invitations

Just a quick example of how a few small changes can make one of our Etsy invitations your very own! Congratulations, Kelly & Andrew!!

Navy Blue and Linen Beach Wedding Invitations by Blue Magpie Invitations