Your wedding invitation suite sets the tone for your wedding and tells the who, what, when, where of the special day. As modern weddings grow into elaborate affairs, guests need much more information than a single invitation. A basic wedding invitation suite generally includes save the date cards, the actual wedding invitations, response (RSVP) cards, reception cards, and additional information cards. Get inspired by our beautiful picks below and find an informative and beautiful way to share wedding details with your guests!
Besides the gorgeous ocean view and creative handmade props, we are loving how cute and casual this maternity session is. Tracy & Martin’s relaxed but chic style is illustrated perfectly through these adorable photos captured by Kong Wai of History Studio . Join us as we share this lovely maternity session and story below.
Tracy & Martin: We went to the same secondary school, but we didn’t know each other until 4-5 years after we graduated. We were on a long-distance relationship for 3 years when Martin was stationed in Shanghai, and because of this, it often feels like it took us twice the effort to start our own family. We have been through a lot of difficulties, but we still want to thank God for leading us through tough times and letting us experience what “life” is really all about.
Thoughts from the couple
Tracy & Martin: We really like natural, outdoors environment where we get to feel the sunshine, sea breeze, and fresh air. After seeing our photographer, Kong Wai’s previous work, we were inspired to get creative and prepare some handmade items for our baby. As parents-to-be, it’s fun and memorable to include a personal touch in the maternity session.
Thoughts from the photographer
Kong Wai: We spent around 2 hours walking around Trac & Martin’s home to capture some natural moments of love, where the couple could just get comfortable and be themselves. I really enjoyed photographing this session because the atmosphere was so relaxed and all the emotions were so real and natural.
About History Studio (Kong Wai)
Kong Wai: I am a photographer based in Hong Kong. Wedding photography is my main focus. I work as a witness, discreetly documenting the wedding without people’s awareness of the camera. I love to capture natural moments and real emotions.
Find the photographer:
Website | Facebook | E-mail
Suli & Neils’ wedding is literally overflowing with love and joy. The kind of pure happiness that jumps straight from every beautiful moment captured by Roxana Albusel Photography , with image after gorgeous image of smiling faces, bright tangerine orange and yellow decor, joyful guests dressed up to show the Mad Men theme, and heartwarming moments between family and friends. Join us as we share Suli & Neils’ lovely wedding story below.
The love story
From the Bride (Suli): We met online, which is not a particularly interesting story. My first date with Niels was actually my first online date ever so I consider myself very lucky to have found such a great partner without having to wade through the craziness of online dating. We got engaged in December 2010 in Whistler. Niels proposed in the snow on the walk home after having dinner in the Village.
Wedding planning process
Suli: The wedding planning took about a year. Both of us were ecstatic with the outcome. It was such an amazing feeling to celebrate our relationship, our family and our friendships with all the people that we love.
We put a lot of effort into writing a ceremony that reflected our values and our desire to make genuine, meaningful promises to each other and to our son, Fionn. Because of the time we put into writing the ceremony, both of us were able to be very present during our vows and take it all in.
The Mad Men theme
From the couple: Both of us love to dress up so we decided to have a Mad Men themed wedding. Weddings are all about the spectacle so we asked our guests to join us in creating an even bigger spectacle. We asked them to wear late fifties/ early sixties summer cocktail attire. Seeing everyone excited about their outfits and seeing how gorgeous they looked was a highlight for us.
Suli: We didn’t want to spend a huge amount of money on decor – we decided to go with Sixties Mod decor – Thank you IKEA!
Niels found a great egg chair on Craigslist which was super fun for taking pictures in. I did all the table flowers myself – orange Chinese lanterns, mum’s and gerbera daises in simple sixties inspired vases. Our florist did a fabulous job with our ceremony flowers and bouquets.
Theme color: tangerine orange and daffodil yellow
Favorite wedding details
Suli: One of my favorite details was placing wedding photographs of our parents, who both got married in the sixties on the cocktail tables. We also worked hard (and by hard I mean we did a lot of tasting) at creating two signature cocktails that reflected our personalities and a “bubbly yet temperamental” drink that reflected our son.
The highlight of our wedding centered around our son, Fionn. Our son was having a hard day with all the busy-ness. He pretty much screamed his way down the aisle while being carried by a friend – sadly only wearing part of the super cute outfit he was supposed to wear. Once I arrived at the front, I took him in my arms and for a few moments he snuggled into me, laid his head on my shoulder and seemed content just to be together with us. This was lovely moment for us in which we felt very much connected as a family. I also loved having my Boston Terrier, Riley, as the Ring Dog. He was a much more willing participant than Fionn and wore his bow tie without protest.
Thoughts from the photographer
Roxana Albusel: This wedding was very special to me for several reasons. First, I was so excited about the theme the couple chose. I love the 50s and 60s style (and who doesn’t love Mad Men?) and was so excited to see it all come together on their special day. What I loved is that not only did the bride and groom play the part so well but the large majority of the guests did too! So many fedoras, so many fascinators, 50s and 60s dresses, the cocktails wonderful make-up (so much gorgeous red lipstick)! I was in a photographer’s heaven! Everyone looked so classic and elegant and it was such a pleasure editing all the photos afterwards.
Second, I absolutely loved working with Suli and Niels on their engagement, so I knew we’d take amazing photos during their wedding day too, and ohhh did we not disappoint! We had so much fun together, and I think the energy between them radiates in every single photo.
Finally, I absolutely love shooting at the Boathouse, so much beauty and of course, the gorgeous views. We were lucky to also have amazing weather – beautiful clouds, no rain! – so the whole day was quite smooth and fit together beautifully.
The thing I found most special about this wedding is the energy between the people, everyone worked so well together to make the day and preparations as stress-free as possible, everyone was incredibly friendly and beaming throughout the whole day.
Even though there were quite a large number of people, the ceremony felt so intimate. It was so clear that everyone there was a large group of friends and family and genuinely all loved each other and the couple. I felt like a part of the family. And of course, the lovely Boston Terrier, Riley, walking down the isle – so willingly! – was also an incredibly cute moment.
About the photographer
Roxana Albusel: I’m Roxana and I run Roxana Albusel Photography by myself. My love of photography started on a backpacking trip around Europe in 2009, where I had the opportunity to see endless beautiful sites and take thousands of photographs that I was lucky to share with friends and family through social media. The joy I had in playing with photographs, coming up with creative angles and editing them afterwards, helped me identify photography as a huge passion and embark on this wonderful journey as soon as I arrived back in Vancouver. Based on my travel photography and my eye in seeing the world around me, I started having requests for weddings, family and engagement photography, and the rest is history. I am so deeply in love with what I do and I cannot wait to see what the future has in store.
I’ve been very lucky to have a lot of support along the way and work with a lot of wonderful people. I’m always trying to evolve my style and learn more with each wedding I photograph, while also maintaining my natural style and my ability to keep my clients comfortable and relaxed. I have been shooting weddings for over three years and am lucky to have passed 40 weddings at the end of this year. My style is soft, candid and dreamy. I love capturing soft, intimate moments between couples while encouraging them to be themselves but also offering direction if they need it. The large majority of my couples love how comfortable I make them feel during sessions and that’s one of the things I’m most proud of.
Find the photographer:
Roxana Albusel Photography Website | Facebook
Caterer: Savoury Chef Foods | Cupcakes: Delish Cupcakes | Cake: Cupcakes | Venue: UBC Boathouse | Officiant: Bobbi Salkeld of Young, Hip and Married | Flowers: Margitta’s Flowers | Suits: Harry Rosen | Shoes: B2 | Skinny Ties: Banana Republic and J. Crew | Wedding Dress and birdcage veil: Patty Nayel of Pure Magnolia | Jewellery: Jeweliette | Bridemaid’s Dress: After Six tangerine dress from Frocks Modern Bridesmaids | Hair and Make-Up: Erica Gingrich and Shelly Vickers from High Fidelity Hair
Rose Gold has been trending in weddings in recent years, and seriously, what’s not to like about this romantic metal? Rose gold is typically made of a gold and copper alloy with a romantic and glamorous luminosity that radiates unusual elegance. It adds an unexpected pop of color to a classic look, and pairs beautifully with other metallic hues. Ready to fall head over heels for rose gold? These ideas below are sure to get you inspired.
Credits (from top left): Kristyn Hogan / Katelyn James Photography / Elisa Bricker / Katelyn James Photography / Blissfully Sweet / Camilla Christine / Something Ivory / Truvelle
A beautifully wrapped gift with a personal touch really shows someone you care. The exterior of the gift is just as important to some people as what’s inside. Even if you run out of wrapping paper, you can still make a gift look fabulous with things you have lying around the house, because creativity is what really counts. This holiday, go the extra mile and make your wrapping shine. Here are some do-it-yourself ideas on how to dress up your gift to impress your loved ones.
Credits (from top left): Anastasia Marie Cards / Hello Sandwich / Boxwood Clippings / Anastasia Marie Cards / Minieco / Baker D. Chirico / Twig and Thistle / Rhianne / The House That Lars Built / Two Shades of Pink
Credits (from top left): Hello Sandwich / Anastasia Marie Cards / Design Love Fest / Fraeulein Klein / Jordan Ferney / Lisa & Sarah / Lisa Rupp / Paul Belford / Philip Friedman (Studio D) / Sac Magique / PS Design
We love to feature creative weddings where couples show their talents through lovely handmade items, and this is why we are head over heels in love with this bride and her gorgeous, vintage-inspired affair. Mizue & Roy’s intimate wedding was chock-full of fun and personal details. The stationery, graphics, head piece, bride and bridesmaid dresses, and even the groomsmen ties were all handmade by the bride and her friends from Tokyo! You are going to love the timeless details and sweet moments all captured perfectly by the talented Tanarak Photography . Through his natural and vivid style, Tanarak turned all the true emotions into precious memories. Join us as we share Mizue & Roy’s touching wedding story.
Mizue & Roy’s love story
Mizue & Roy: We met in Cambridge where we both attended school and were in the same foundation class. However, soon after we started dating, we had to move to different cities for college. We made countless trips by train for an hour and a half between King’s Cross station and Leicester.
After graduation, our distance grew even further. Roy left for Hong Kong, then Mizue moved from London to Tokyo. Living in the same city might seem trivial to most couples, but it has always been our dream. Finally this dream came true after our 10th year together.
Wedding theme: Classic, vintage-inspired, a mix of UK & Hong Kong Style
Theme Colors: Gold, Pink
Best moment: Introduction by the groomsmen,”I present to you the newly married couple, Shun hei & Mizue” when all guests rung the bell.
Favorite wedding details: The invitation, graphics, jewelry, head piece, bride and bridesmaid dresses, and groomsmen ties were all handmade by the bride and her friends from Tokyo! When it all came together along with the elegant flowers, cakes, and seeing the guests smiling, it was a lovely scene we could never forget.
Throughts from the photographer
Tanarak Photography: I love Mizue & Roy’s intimate wedding and all the gorgeous little details. The stationery, graphic designs, decoration, and even the wedding gown were all handmade by the bride and her friends! I’m so happy to be part of their wedding to witness all the tears of joy and true happiness during the day. Their wedding was not only a fun gathering for close family and friends, but also a day full of precious emotions.
About Tanarak Photography
Marriage is a lifetime commitment, that’s why all the things that happened on the wedding day are so precious to keep. With special training in Architecture and Art, award-winning photographer Tanarak uses an unique approach to capture every moment of love.
Fell in love with photography since he was 10, Tanarak is very sensitive to things happening around him. He believes that true emotions may happen in any second, and the only way to capture them is through continuous observation. Tanarak’s only request to his clients is to “enjoy the day, and forget about the photographer“. After seeing his work, many clients describe him as “so quiet as if he has disappeared in the ceremony, but when we look at the pictures afterwards, it’s like he was everywhere“.
Find the photographer:
Tanarak Photography Website | Facebook
Ceremony Venue: Hullett House Hotel | Reception Venue: Tsui han village central | Clothing: Mori Maki | Jewelly: SHAFCA | Florist: J.F. Floral Couture | Video: Tanarak Photography | Hair&Make: Kalamakeup | Candy bar: La Madeleine de Proust | Design: M
Neon isn’t for everyone, but done in moderation, it can be exactly what you need to create an unique color palette. Neon colors are bold and catchy, and when used in the right way, they can make a huge impact with a little effort. Use neon to create stunning pops of color, paired with soft neutrals or earthy tones, rather than full on. Get inspired by our neon wedding palette below.