Inspiration

  • Pocketfold Inspiration #4

    Lavender

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    This Lavender design was created using our Gatefold Pocketfold in Heart Silver with Purple Heart Backing Mat and Belly Band. Accompanied by a White Text Mat and Insert.

    How do you plan to design your wedding invitations? We’d love to know! Share your perfect designs with us over on Facebook or Twitter.

     

     

  • Pocketfold Inspiration #3

    Hearts

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    This Hearts design was created using our Square Pocketfold in Recycled Ivory with Candy Apple Backing Mat and a Kraft Belly Band. Accompanied by a White Text Mat and Inserts.

    How do you plan to design your wedding invitations? We’d love to know! Share your perfect designs with us over on Facebook or Twitter.

  • Pocketfold Inspiration #2

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    Here is beautiful vintage inspired wedding invite, created using our Square Pocketfold in Midnight Blue with Kraft Backing Mat and a Kraft Belly Band. Accompanied by a White Text Mat and Inserts.

    Don't forget to share your wedding invites with us! We’d love to see what you've come up with! Share your lovely designs with us over on Facebook or Twitter.

  • Bridal style: Pick the right dress for your shape

    Make wedding dress shopping easy by opting for a gown that flatters your figure and sits perfectly on your frame…

    Hourglass

    Women with an hourglass shape have hips and shoulder similar in size with a nipped in, well-defined waist.

    Your dress prescription:

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    ●  Mermaid style gowns – Great for ultra-curvaceous girls, the mermaid gown plays up your figure in all the right places. Very Jessica Rabbit!

    ●  A-line gowns – A great streamlined option to balance your figure.

    ● Sweetheart necklines – One of the most flattering necklines for showing off your assets.

    Rectangle

    Many women who are rectangular shaped often mistake their body type as hourglass. However, while your waist will be smaller than your hips and shoulders, there’s much less of a difference than with an hourglass figure. Instead you’ll have a much straighter shape.

    Your dress prescription:

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    ● Sheath gowns – Think lightweight materials and boho. This style of gown can create those curves you’re after.

    ●  A-line gowns – The A-line gown is another great option for creating an hourglass shape.

    ●  High necklines – If you’re a slim rectangle, high necklines offer a unique option for your wedding gown.

    Triangle – otherwise known as Pear

    Just like a pear you’re smaller on the top than the bottom. Your hips are wider than your shoulders and you tend to carry more of your weight on your bottom half.

    Your dress prescription:

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    ●  Princess ball gowns – Emphasise all your best bits with a sculpted, figure-hugging corset.

    ●  Empire line gowns – This style of dress emphasises your tiny waist and flatters your whole figure.

    Inverted Triangle

     If you have slim thighs, but a slighter larger upper body, your figure can be described as an inverted triangle. Any easy way to assess whether you’re this shape is to see if your shoulders are broader than your hips.

    Your dress prescription:

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    ●  Mermaid style gowns – Balance out your shape with a mermaid style gown that provides a flattering counterpoint to wide shoulders.

    ●  Short gowns – Show off your slim pins and balance out your figure with a 50s style short dress.

    Tall

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    Although not traditionally a body type, it’s important to take into account your height, as well as your frame. While most styles suit tall brides, they’re best off avoiding empire line dresses.

    Petite

    If you’re 5’ 3” or under, you’re traditionally classed as petite. Even more so than tall women, petite girls need to make sure they choose the right style of gown – many may swamp them.

    Your dress prescription:

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    ●  Sheath gowns – The simple cut of a sheath gown will elongate your figure without overwhelming it.

    ●  A-line gowns – A-line gowns also add height and shape to a petite bride.

    What style of dress do you have your heart set on? Tell us over on Facebook or Twitter. In the meantime, why not be inspired by some of our favourite gowns on Pinterest.

     

  • Pocketfold Inspiration #1

    In the Forest

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    This forest design was created using our Gatefold Pocketfold in Slate Gray with Lime Green Backing Mat and a Kraft Belly Band. Accompanied by a White Text Mat and Inserts.

    How do you plan to design your wedding invitations? We’d love to know! Share your perfect designs with us over on Facebook or Twitter.

  • Wedding theme SOS: Rustic Romance

    Perhaps one of the most beautiful themes of the year, the rustic romance look is here to stay. Based on natural beauty and infused with pretty feminine touches, it promises a laid-back, yet stunning, vibe that will always remain in fashion. But how do you go about creating the look? That’s exactly what we’ll be exploring in today’s blog…

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    The look

    The rustic romance wedding theme goes one step further than the popular rustic look by incorporating lots of feminine beauty. Think dusky pink, cream and sage green colour palette, delicate details, such as lace and ruffles, along with a touch of elegance.

    Your wedding style

    When it comes to your gown the cut should be quite simple – think sheath, empire or a modified A-line style. While the shape of your gown may be simple, the detail will be quite the opposite - from long trains to flowing sleeves, and lace overlays to open backs. Accessories will be important too. Floral crowns, quirky boots and cosy cover-ups can all be part of the look.

    An ideal choice of attire for your groom is a slim-fit suit finished off with a bow-tie. Smart and romantic, the groom can also experiment with textures like tweed, in the cooler months, and play around with colours such as greys and royal blue.

    The rest of your wedding party would look great in muted pastel shades – think along the dusky pink, cream and sage colour palette. The mismatched bridesmaid look also works well with this theme.

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    The venue

    Choosing the right venue is one of the most important factors in getting this look right. Wedding barns lend themselves well to this theme with their neutral colour palettes, exposed features and natural feel. What’s more, they usually come with plenty of outdoor space too – great for all your outdoorsy, countryside-inspired photographs.

    Another couple of venue options include the quaint country house and farm. Again, these types of wedding venues provide the ideal backdrop for your wedding snaps and fit with the informal, welcoming atmosphere of your rustic romance-inspired day.

    The details

    It’s those little details that will really make your day and bring your rustic romance alive. Here are just a few things you might like to consider to create your final look:

    • The food. Keep things fun with food favourites and a menu that includes a pretty – and tasty - trio of desserts. A well-styled dessert table also complements the rustic romance wedding theme and will no doubt win your guests’ hearts.
    • The bouquet. Add a romantic touch to your bouquet with pretty ribbon streamers and think about incorporating some statement flowers. Protea or hydrangeas are great options, while succulents also add interest to your bouquet while keeping things pretty.
    • The cake. While the naked cake has long been associated with rustic weddings, it’s the buttercream-iced cake that sits best with this wedding theme. Simple, yet beautiful, the whipped-like texture of the buttercream adds that all-important texture to your wedding style. Couples looking for something extra decorative should also consider the ruffle wedding cake.
    • The textures. Wooden features tie in really well with the rustic wedding – but remember to glam things up a little to add that romantic touch. Apple crates, barrels and tree logs are just some of the wooden props you can incorporate in your day, along with some quirky wooden signs.

    To add that glamorous overtone, why not consider lace-top chair covers or ruffle fabric backs? Worlds away from the traditional chair cover, these modern designs give off a feel of real romance. If you’re looking to keep things more natural, white chiavari chairs also work well and can even be adorned with flowers. Lace or burlap table runners are another way to add a fabulous finishing touch.

    • The favours. Since you’ll be embracing all things natural and homemade, it’s a great idea to bring this touch to your wedding favours too. A simple option might be homemade jam or honey in a cute jar. Alternatively you could pot a DIY hot chocolate kit, with hot chocolate powder and marshmallows, into mini jam jars, or serve up your favourite cheesecake in a jar.
    • Something extra special. Creating the right atmosphere is key to this wedding theme – and you can’t go wrong with twinkle lights. Whether they’re hung as a backdrop or from the ceiling, they’re a great way to add some romantic ambience to your day. If you’re planning on celebrating outdoors you could also wrap some fairy lights around tree trunks to light up the space and make way for some beautiful photographs.

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    For more inspiration on creating the perfect rustic romance, take a look at our Pinterest board.

    How will you be adding a touch of rustic romance to your wedding? Let us know over on our Facebook or Twitter page.

  • Hairspiration: 25 of the best bridal styles

    Struggling to find the perfect hairstyle for your wedding day? From the chic bun to boho loose waves, we’ve got plenty of inspiration for you on today’s blog…

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    1. Hollywood star

    Go glamorous with loose Hollywood waves worn to one side

    2. Floral queen

    Wear your hair loose and finish off with a boho floral crown.

    3. Boho bun

    Add loose waves and texture to your hair before securing it in a loose, messy bun.

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    4. Short and sweet

    Add a cute yet sophisticated touch to your short locks with curls and a pretty floral headband

    5. French beauty

    Opt for something romantic and elegant with a pretty French twist

    6. Simply veiled

    Wear your hair loose and simple, with a charming full-length veil.

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    7. Hippy vibe

    Adorn your long loose waves with a hippy chain hair accessory – great for boho brides, festival brides, or brides embracing a Moroccan theme

    8. Classic bride

    Opt for a neat chignon, something simple and chic

    9. Au natural

    Use your favourite hair products to enhance your locks and add volume.

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    10. Half up, half down

    Tie your hair away from your face and add lots of volume for a dramatic and stunning half up, half down look.

    11. Ballerina bun

    Add a pretty touch to your neat bun with a thick braid.

    12. Modern twist

    Add an elegant touch to your ponytail with stylish twists.

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    13. A feminine touch

    Get in touch with your girly side with the charming fishtail plait. Adorn with a headband or flowers.

    14. Totally chic

    Scrape your hair back into a pretty, voluminous chic bun

    15. Braided crown

    Embrace your inner hippy with a full braid look.

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    16. Simply unique

    Opt for something different with this beautiful French braid and bun combo.

    17. A touch of class

    Combining elegance with class and glamour, this is the perfect up-do for a super-chic wedding.

    18. Perfect pony

    Add a touch of pretty to your ponytail with perfect curls and a bit of height.

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    19. Braided beauty

    This romantic messy bun is wedding-ready with its pretty braids and tight curls.

    20. Loose tendrils

    Soften your up-do with face framing curls.

    21. Vintage vixen

    Embrace the vintage look with a chic birdcage veil.

    22. Garden charm

    Adorn your loose and messy up-do with garden flowers for the ultimate boho look.

    23. Simply pretty

    Wear your bun loose and low for a pretty and romantic look

    24. The finishing touch

    Add interest to your wedding hair with a waterfall braid or twist.

    25. Homespun charm

    Opt for the beautiful girl-next-door look with a classic half up, half down hairstyle.

    How will you be wearing your hair on your big-day? Let us know over on Facebook or Twitter. If you’re still not sure, why not get some inspiration from the Paper Bliss team over on Pinterest

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