Today’s elegant European wedding inspiration is coming to us from the Napa Valley with jaw-dropping style on every level. Set on a gorgeous vineyard with a French-style chateau, this editorial has everything you want in a wedding: a touch of Southern charm, garden enchantment, and of course, romance. The naturally lush land and old stone walls create a beautiful backdrop for any event. Vintage-style details and the bride’s soft blue skirt add a unique twist to this timeless affair.
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We’ll cut right to the chase. Wedding invitations are the best way to make a first impression with your guests. It’s their first sneak peek of what your style will be, how the wedding will feel and who you are as a couple! No pressure (and we mean it) because resources like The Wedding Shop by Shutterfly make this part of the planning process easy peasy.
Their customizable wedding invitations just might blow you away when you find out all the different ways you can level up from traditional paper + ink. So if your mission is to get creative and show off your style, dive in with us as we explore all the unique ways you can get a jump on convention from the start.
1 | Foil Stamping
That shimmery gold, copper or silver effect your eyes are drawn to on the Opulent Lines Wedding Response Card, Wedding Invitation and Enclosure Card pictured above? That’s the magic of the foil stamp. We love this pretty pop of metal because it adds dimension and texture to your invitation suite. Whether included in the text, graphics or borders, foil stamps hit a homer every time.
2 | Pearl Shimmer Cardstock
The pros will tell you to never order invites without first getting a sample to see and touch. Thicker cardstock can instantly make a wedding invitation feel more sophisticated, and we love the pearl shimmer option on the Painted Landscape Wedding Invitation because it adds a touch of refined elegance and polish.
3 | Glitter Halos
A sprinkled glitter effect, just like the one on the Adorned Frame Palms Wedding Invitation above, can be a great way to frame your text on the invitation or a photo on the save-the-date. Also pictured: Adorned Frame Palms Wedding Response Card, Adorned Frame Palms Wedding Enclosure Card.
4 | Attention-Grabbing Envelope Liners
All hail printed liners! This is one of our favorite ways to keep the wedding invites cohesive and grab your guests’ attention in an unexpected place. You can reuse the very prints on your invitation suite items, like we did with the Diamond Blossoms collection, or choose a solid that balances the theme.
5 | Mixed Fonts
Whether you add a scripty font with a modern san serif on the next line, or blocked lettering paired with brushed calligraphy, like the Delicate Blooms Wedding Invitation, Wedding Response Card and Wedding Enclosure Card, getting loose with your fonts allows you to tell a whole story! If you’re looking to make a striking visual impact, this is one idea to get playful with.
6 | Get Creative With Your Enclosure Card
Of course, you should still have an enclosure card with all the important deets, but we also love when couples add an unexpected addition like an art card or illustration that fits with their theme. One way you could do something similar is by choosing the enclosure card template from the theme you’ve chosen and adding your favorite poem, love quote, or perhaps a lyric from your first dance song as a teaser. Maybe you want to share some fun facts about your relationship or a few things they can expect on your wedding day. Without giving too much away, this is a unique touch they’re sure to remember.
You can bet that any combination of these will level up your wedding invites. And the beauty is, The Wedding Shop by Shutterfly makes it easy and affordable to order designs that are cohesive. So when you’re ready to order your day-of-paper-goods or post-wedding albums, you know where you can turn.
Creating a memorable experience from the start is what The Wedding Shop by Shutterfly is all about. But don’t take our word for it! You’ll definitely want to test the waters before taking the plunge by ordering a free sample kit to be shipped to your door. No better way to experience these goodies than in person! When you’re ready to order the real thing, call your bridal party over for an assembly party, and make it easy for yourself using the return address labels aligned with your suite. Not to mention personalized postage too!
If you’re ready to say hello to the plethora of designs The Wedding Shop by Shutterfly has to offer, visit this page to start browsing for your perfect match!
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