I was so pleased to be asked to help curate a gift guide for men featuring paper by Discover Paper, a great blog dedicated to paper goods. The gift guide has been released, so check out the entire guide below (and see all the goodies I found for guys on page 10!)

Even better, Discover Paper has a gigantuan giveaway going on in honor of the gift guide, over $400 in paper goodies! To see all of the prizes and find out how to enter, head here.


Katrina alerted me to a contest that they were running that wasn’t getting enough love, which is awesome for all of you since it means the chances are high of winning!

Today is also special because it is time for our annual custom letterpress wedding invitation suite giveaway! We have had so much fun with this giant giveaway in the past, I am so happy it is here again! When I started Ma Joie Press a few years ago, I dreamed of sharing my joy as an artist with people all over the world during their most special occasions, and providing for my family through creativity. It isn’t always an easy job, but it is such an important one to me, and I feel so blessed to have had an opportunity to chase these dreams.

Prize: Custom one-color suite of 100 including invitations, inner envelopes, outer envelopes, response cards, and response card envelopes.

How to enter: Comment on this blog post (not here!) with your name, location, and a story about how you fell in love with your significant other. To be eligible, your wedding date must be planned for next year, 2013.

For more on Ma Joie Press, check out this video!

SALTBOX Presents // Ep.1 // Ma Joie Press from Saltbox Photography and Film on Vimeo.

Best of luck to all that enter!

I’m almost done with the Fall WeddingLovely Lookbook (eii!) so expect an announcement about that sometime next week… but I still have a collection of print Spring WeddingLovely Lookbooks I bought for myself that are simply collecting dust. So in honor of next week’s (hopeful) launch of the Fall WeddingLovely Lookbook, we’re having a giveaway!

Prizes up for grabs:

  • Six New York City WeddingLovely Lookbooks.
  • Three San Francisco Bay Area WeddingLovely Lookbooks
  • Nine winners, who will get one Lookbook each!


  • Simply leave a comment saying which WeddingLovely Lookbook you’d like.
  • I’ll randomly pick six people to win from the people who want the NYC WeddingLovely Lookbook and three people to win a Bay Area WeddingLovely Lookbook!
  • Contest closes on Friday at 9pm PST.
  • I’ll send a Lookbook anywhere, so feel free to enter your name and have me send the prize somewhere else!

See the full Spring WeddingLovely Lookbook here:

Best of luck!

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Another fun giveaway for the month of October, Invitations by Ajalon is running a fall proposal contest, winner winning 100 invitations ($500 value!)

Where did your sweetheart propose to you? Was it during an intense game of Scrabble? Or at twilight during a stroll along the coast? There are so many great proposal stories out there, I want to hear them all!

Share with us your romantic—or just plain goofy—proposal story to enter our giveaway for 100 letterpress invitations or save-the-date cards, over a $500 value!

The winner will be able to choose from any of our gallery designs, fonts and our standard ink colors.  They will receive 100 one-color, one-sided 5×7 letterpress cards with 110 blank envelopes. Printed with soy-based ink on 100% cotton Crane’s Lettra stock.

Head over to Invitatons by Ajalon’s blog post about the giveaway to find out more and how to enter! Contest ends November 1st.

October is the month of giveaways, how exciting! WeddingInviteLove vendor Citrus Press Co. is running another fabulous giveaway (see our last giveaway with them here) — enter between now and October 31st to win a free DIY wedding invitation suite, or $150 towards a print suite — your choice!

Find out how to enter after the cut…

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WeddingInviteLove vendor Invites by Jen has a great new deal for WeddingLovely readers! Jen now offers a beautiful vintage stamps, perfect for your wedding invitations, or any other event — Halloween party invitations, Christmas gatherings, New Years celebrations, and more!

Between now and Halloween,  receive 10% off your stamp order from Invites by Jen by mentioning that you found this deal on WeddingLovely! The discount is also good on any custom postage design requests as well (the quote would just have to be completed by Halloween to receive the discount and quotes are valid for 30 days).

Make your order, see more photos, and get more information here!

Thanks to Jen for passing this deal along!

We’ve partnered up with the awesome people at Sticker Mule, to give away some
custom stickers. If you haven’t heard of Sticker Mule, they make stickers — and at first I was a bit confused about how awesome stickers could be for weddings, and they sent over a ton of examples — save-the-dates, DIY bag closures, decoration for your paper goods, and more!

Just select your sticker size/shape, upload your image, and we’ll take care of the rest. We’ll even send you an online mockup of your stickers before printing.

To Enter: Just comment on this post and answer: What are you looking forward most to this autumn? We’ll choose 1 winner at random. Tweet this post for an extra chance to win (and post the link to your tweet in the comments)!

Contest ends this Friday, September 28th at 9pm PST.

Bonus! Use coupon code “weddinglovely” to receive 10% off your next order at Sticker Mule.

Best of luck!

Are you looking to be married in Tahoe? Here’s an amazing deal for you from Juniper Spring Photography!

Hello! I’m Liza from Juniper Spring Photography, and I have an offer I’d like to share! As a Russian native, I LOVE winter. My Ruski heart longs for snow-covered forests and crackling fire places, and the photographer in me desires to work at a wedding in that environment.

As it happens, I now live and photograph in San Jose — a place where there is no end to beautiful locations and beautiful weather, but wintery weddings are hard to come by. This is why I am offering an amazing 30% off of my Premium wedding package for the first three Tahoe winter weddings who book me for next year.

Find out how to get this deal after the cut…

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