Festive Place Cards for Winter Weddings

Festive Place Cards for Winter Weddings

It may not feel like it for us photographers quite yet, but the rush of wedding season is slowly coming to an end. With that said, it’s just about time to gear up for all the autumn and winter weddings that are soon to come. If you are having a winter wedding this 2017-2018 season you’ve probably already sent out your wedding invitations or are just about ready to. So, rather than focusing our efforts there, let’s talk about a different area of wedding stationery that you won’t want to pass up… place cards!

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Wedding day stationery is a detail brides often forget or overlook - too preoccupied with the larger more important details, but day of wedding stationery is important too and can help keep the flow of the day go smoothly which your guest will not forget and certainly appreciate! That’s why place cards for your wedding are so important. A tiny detail that will make guests feel honored.

 

Today, I’ve teamed up with an online stationery company I love, Basic Invite, so they can give you all the low down on all things stationery - specifically, festive place cards for your winter wedding. First, a bit about Basic Invite. They are an online stationery design company who has been in the biz for over a decade! They specialize in customizable stationery for all of life’s major moments!

 

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Basic Invite is special because they allow their customers endless customization options with 180 color choices, envelope address printing services, foil options, and so much more! Choose your favorite invite design and make it uniquely yours with just a few clicks! They even offer online save the date designs to match! Without further ado here is some advice straight from the pros on all things festive and fun when it comes to place cards and wedding day stationery!

Festive Colors

Autumn and winter weddings usually have a theme. Whether it’s fall themed or a winter wonderland look the tail end the wedding season usually comes with lots of festivity. That’s where color comes into play. Of course all of your decorations will match, but when it comes to table settings that is where your guests will be spending the most time which means those small details like place cards will be remembered. Choose colors that will accent your overall theme. Try green or plum to match the changes trees or silver and red if it’s closer to Christmas. Get creative with your colors!

Foil Accents

Foil is the loveliest touch when it comes to stationery and foil place cards are no exception. Especially on a table lit with candles a foil accent will shine and glimmer effortlessly. Choose gold, silver, or rose gold foil to match your overall aesthetic. Either way you can’t go wrong!

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Seasonal Designs

If you are trying to keep things simple when it comes to place cards try choosing a seasonal design and keeping your color neutral. Choose a rustic floral design for a crisp fall wedding or a fancy scroll design for your chilly winter wedding. Adding just a touch of the seasons in your place card design will do wonders for your table decor.

 

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These are just a few ways to bring your table scape come to life and you can incorporate these ideas into all aspects of your wedding stationery and wedding decor! Basic Invite is offering 15% off everything using code 15FF51 so head over and customize yours today!

Party Buses in Louisiana

Hey there fellow potential brides and grooms! Today I wanted to share some information about transportation for your special wedding day! 

A wedding is an event like no other. This is why it can be so intimidating to plan one if you're recently engaged. It seems like there's constantly something new to consider in your planning adventures, but luckily for you there is an entire community centered around this event. With a little bit of research and insight from those who have experience dealing with the details of weddings, you'll be well on your way to a well oiled ceremony and reception.

One of the best ways to introduce guaranteed convenience to your New Orleans wedding is to reserve professional transportation. This is often a detail of weddings that doesn't get nearly enough attention as it should. After all, transportation is integral to getting the wedding party around without any issues. Some couples decide to let the wedding party figure out the logistics of traveling to the pictures, ceremony and reception site, but that's definitely not the best option.

A limousine or party bus gives your wedding party a spot to meet up, and not only does that enhance the experience you have through out the day and night, but it also makes sure things run smoothly. While many people assume that a limo or party bus in New Orleans is too expensive to consider, there are often wedding packages that make sense for all budget types. When you consider the benefits to using professional transportation, you'll see it is a worthwhile investment.

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It's safe to say that there are some sales tactics you're going to want to be aware of when searching for the right limo rental for your wedding. If you're checking out some websites and notice extremely nice vehicles for a low price, you're definitely going to want to ask to come check out the vehicle before you put down a deposit. This is important because many transportation companies don't own their vehicles...and this could spell out trouble if there's a breakdown and your vehicle is the substitution for another party. You don't want to be left high and dry during one of the most important times of your life, so be sure to inquire about coming into the showroom.

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Tricky contracts are another thing to watch out for when reserving transportation for your wedding day. It's not uncommon to encounter surprise charges like fuel, gratuity and mileage charges, so it's important to read carefully before signing or putting any money down on Party Buses in Louisiana. Keeping these things in mind will have you wholly prepared to reserve the best possible transportation service for your wedding day.

For more info on this please visit:   "http://www.nopartybus.com/" to ensure you have the safest and most beautiful of wedding day rides! 

Baton Rouge Wedding at Mount Hope Plantation

All the weddings, all the joy and happiness one can imagine! Ever been in a place where all is right in everyone's world? Even the bartender? Well, this was the case for Caroline and Eric's wedding in April at Mount Hope Plantation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

Upon arriving we had just had the largest downpour in all of our Spring. The sky falling down is quite common for Baton Rouge. In fact, it's the norm. However, when it's your darling wedding day, nothing could possibly be worse. Well, Caroline and Eric had the favor of heaven shining on them because no more than 3 hours before show time arrives, the clouds cleared out and the blue came with it. It was a Christmas miracle and we were all celebrating for it. 

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Ladies just note that when planning that darling day in Louisiana, there is NO guarantee of no moisture! This tight-knit-crew wasn't phased a bit though and everyone dove right into having a blast! There was nothing but merry-making, jesting and champagne toasting. These lifers had known each other since high-school and carried the moments and memories of it all with them. One would ask for help, three would come to aid. Nicknames were thrown around and sweet, sister-like love was covering one end of the room to the other. It was as if they all had been made for one another and I just loved seeing it all unfold. 

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They popped bottles and shared memories. They gave hope for Caroline's next season and cheered her and Eric's new beginning on as if it was their own child walking down that aisle! 

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The time came for first look. The unconventional to your mother but very modern tradition in the making to see your spouse before you walk down the aisle. There are of course pros and cons to this moment and everyone seems to fall on the "absolutely not" or the "absolutely yes" side of the fence. As a photographer and former bride and lover of good lighting, I always vouch for First Looks. I think the moment of you walking down the aisle up to your forever love will remain sacred no matter if you just held hands and looked into each other's eyes minutes before. 

There is the school of thought that first looks take away from that aisle moment but I honestly think it's so special within itself that it will not be overlooked. Everyone is different though and I always encourage brides to do what they want to do most because it's only their day and their moment to have and share. Caroline and Eric wanted to have First Look to help some of those formal pictures afterwards to go a little quicker. It landed to so very beautiful and special photos of just the two of them. And for someone like me who loves shooting very candid, natural photography it was a perfect little session with the two of them. 

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Next they were off to the races!! 

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We did some formals with all her girls and got ready for the big ceremony!!! 

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