12 Things to Include in Your Wedding Invitation (4)

Today’s thoughtful guest post comes to us from Sara Roberts of Sai Digital Photography, based in London, England! Enjoy:

Your wedding invitation renders the first peek into your wedding day, so the invitations should shine considerably. People often dismiss the aspect of the invitation before planning for their wedding theme and style because it is usually sent way before the wedding itself. A blend of thematic elements, the right names, venue and style for the actual day and the invite itself, can give an idea to guests about how much you care about the occasion, while also making sure that you care about guests. Not sure where to begin your invitation card planning? Here is everything you need to take care of for wedding invitation card:

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first-dance-songs

first-dance-songs

How important do you think music is to a wedding? Think about it this way. What do wedding guests remember a year after a wedding? Do they remember how good the food was? Probably. Do they remember how the room looked? Probably. Do they remember the bride’s wedding dress? Probably. Do they remember if they had a good time? Most likely.

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die cut floral wedding invite

floral wedding invitation suitePhoto Credit: Daylight Fading Photography

Today’s wedding stationer interview is with Ashley Barado, Owner of InvitoBella, LLC based in Hammond, LA. Enjoy!

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I’ve always been creative and loved crafts. I started InvitoBella in 2011 when making invitations for family & friends became a passion and an idea for a business was formed. I was being asked to make invitations and/or event brochures regularly so I decided to go for it. Like they say, “go big or go home.” What started out as a hobby became my business!

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gorgeous wedding venue

bride and groom on the dockPhoto Credits: Love by Serena

Welcome to another lovely venue walkthrough! Today, we’re taking a virtual tour of Historic London Town and Gardens located in Annapolis, MD. Keara Mahan, the venue’s Director of Events and Sales, will be our tour guide. Enjoy:

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Created in 1683 by the Maryland legislature, London Town became an important tobacco port and a major player in the colonial trans-Atlantic trade network. It also served as an important ferry crossing on the main north-south route in the colonies, connecting Charleston, South Carolina with Boston, Massachusetts. As a center of transportation and trade, London Town reached its heyday in the 1720s, rivaling nearby Annapolis in terms of economic activity. The prominence of London Town began to fade in the mid-1700s and with the lack of trade during the American Revolutionary War; the port town simply could not survive. Once a vibrant town of 100 acres, consisting of 30 to 40 occupied lots and an estimated population of 300 people, London Town began to disappear from the landscape. Only a few buildings lasted into the 20th century, one of which is the impressive brick building, known as the William Brown House, built circa 1760 as an upscale tavern for travelers crossing the South River by ferry boat.

Tucked back on a bluff overlooking the South River, today Historic London Town and Gardens is set on over 23 acres. Just minutes from downtown Annapolis, our clients enjoy the peace of a waterfront setting with none of the hustle, bustle, or traffic. From our gardens to the historic brick William Brown House, to our 185-foot pier where you can arrive or depart by boat, our grounds boast extensive photo opportunities.

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Wedding Inspo

Wedding Inspo

Have a lovely weekend,
~Your WeddingLovely Team

It may be the final part of our annual holiday card roundup, but it’s the first of December which means… Christmas is around the corner, lovelies! Miss Part 1 and Part 2? No worries. You can backtrack right here and here to get all caught up.

From warm holiday wishes and wintery save the dates to candy canes, fir branches and a special wish for peace on earth, we’re sure you’ll find a design sure to delight this holidays. Enjoy:

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Festive and Colorful Wedding in Mexico (12)

Today’s real wedding, brought to us by Jorge Pastrana Studio, (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico) is full of romance, colorful details and fun candid moments! Here’s Jorge to tell us more:

On this occasion, I had the pleasure of attending the wedding of Ana and Raul that was celebrated in the beautiful and historical city of San Miguel de Allende, in the state of Guanajuato.

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Luxury Estate Wedding in New York (18)

Luxury Estate Wedding in New York (3)

Today’s real wedding, brought to us by Chris Hui Photography (Flushing, NY) is positively brimming with opulent details! Here’s Chris to tell us more:

John and Amy met in college. Today is the day they’re committing to each other at the beautifully crafted yard of the Oheka Castle with great people, tears and joy.

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All is merry and all is bright in Part 2 of our annual holiday card roundup! Miss Part 1? No worries, you can backtrack right here to get all caught up.

From splatter reindeer and magical unicorns to clever save the dates, ugly sweaters, fir trees and bright confetti designs, we’re sure you’ll put a smile on everyone’s face this season. Enjoy:

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Simply Foxhall Wedding Fair and Workshop (1)

Simply Foxhall Wedding Fair and Workshop (11)

Holly of Holly Von Lanken Photography, LLC (Atlanta, Georgia) shared this lovely wedding fair with us and we’re so glad she did! It’s absolutely brimming with impeccable wedding details. Here’s Holly to tell us more:

This workshop is the brain child of Nicole with Simply Catering. She had the idea for vendors to get together and showcase their talents for brides while also providing them with education. The afternoon was full of beautiful decor, delicious food, and tips from vendors anywhere from how to save your top tier of your wedding cake to cooking and floral demonstrations. It was the first of hopefully many “Simply” workshops for brides with so many amazing and talented vendors.

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