Wedding Resources By Digby & Rose

A Valentine’s Day Themed Wedding – More Than Just a Pretty Heart

Friday, January 22, 2016

 

Valentine Letterpress Light Card

Valentine Letterpress Light Card

Valentine’s Day is well known for being the perfect day to propose. It’s also a popular day to get married and has become a popular theme for many February weddings. Often, people use decorations with hearts, small cupids and other fairly common icons of Valentine’s Day. But Valentine’s Day is more than just lacy hearts and roses. Couples who want to use the Valentine’s Day theme but avoid more commonly used decoration ideas simply need to consider the deeper meanings of the holiday.

A History of Love

Love letters between infamous couples can make a great jumping off point for a theme. The letters between couples such as Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, Abelard and Heloise as well as Marie and Pierre Curie can be used to immerse guests in the rich history of love. Excerpts from these letters can be used in the invitations, place settings and even incorporated into the decoration. Love letters from the couple themselves or ones they have in their own family can also be used to tie the theme together.

Keeping Cupid Company

Valentine’s Day has made the Roman god Cupid a mainstream hero well into the 21st century. Brides and grooms who want to use this theme in their own wedding can give Cupid some company by incorporating other gods from Greek, Roman and other mythologies who also represent love. Potential companions can come from any culture’s mythology, including:

  • Venus – A companion to Cupid in Roman mythology, Venus is the goddess of love
  • Aphrodite – Greek goddess of love and beauty
  • Hera – Greek goddess of love
  • Rati – a Hindu goddess of passion
  • Aine – the Irish goddess of love
  • Cliodhna – a Celtic goddess of love and beauty

Fun with Favors

A Valentine’s Day theme means wedding favors can be fun and colorful. Drawing on childhood connections to Valentine’s Day such as candy hearts or brightly colored cards can get everyone in the mood not only to celebrate your wedding, but to reminiscence about their own love stories as well. Candy hearts with the couple’s name can be given to guests and heart shaped chocolates, decorated heart picture frames and small plush animals can all be customized as keepsakes for guests. Invitations, venue cards, menus and programs can be made in the style of Victorian valentine cards, scrolls for weddings with a mythology theme or feature the Valentine’s Day story connected to the couple.

Valentine’s Day themes for weddings can be a fun and creative way for couples to celebrate their own connection to the special date or simply as a way to immerse all the guests in a celebration of love. By tapping into the wider history of the holiday, couples can use infamous love stories, cultural icons and mythology and even simple childhood connections to the holiday as a way to celebrate their own special day and to encourage their guests to relive their own love stories as well.

Blue and Gold Hydrangea Wedding Invitations

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Gold foil hydrangea - top

Blue and Gold Hydrangea Wedding Invitations

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Hydrangea Wedding Invitations

These blue and gold foil hydrangea wedding invitations were the perfect announcement for a summer wedding in Washington, DC! The hydrangeas were pressed with a blind emboss on thick light blue cotton paper, and the text was shiny beauty with a gold foil stamp. The gold print continued on the reply card and other pieces, making for a fully blue and gold stunner for this DC wedding. Everyone who received this invite knew it would be an elegant affair!

Powder Blue Paper and Gold Foil

How we love that thick 222lb cotton paper is now available in light blue, navy, and gray! It is perfect for the letterpress printing that created the light blue hydrangeas on the invitations. One of the prettiest summer flowers, hydrangeas now come in gold! The matching cards were also done on powder blue paper. This set would look great with a matching gold envelope liner. For your own custom flower invitations contact us in our Washington, DC studio!

For another take on a hydrangea wedding invitation, check out this set!

Letterpress Confetti Wedding Invitations

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Confetti wedding invitations

Letterpress Confetti Wedding Invitations

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Letterpress Confetti Wedding Invitations

These confetti wedding invitations are a fun but elegant way to announce your upcoming wedding! This letterpress print in navy and green is accented by an apple green envelope liner for a great additional pop of color. A traditional script and text font keep this modern invitation looking formal. For this wedding at Meridian House in Washington, DC it was a great way to let everyone know it was going to be fun, but be sure to dress up! The 2 color letterpress print on 110lb cotton paper was paired with a 1 color reply card and invitation card in navy ink.

Linden Leaves Invitations

For this confetti design we used the delicate heart shape of the linden leaf, so if you look closely the confetti is really a splash of tiny hearts! A great subtle way to bring in a heart theme to your invitations without going overboard, especially with great colors of navy and green for a fall wedding.
For your own custom confetti wedding invitation or other theme contact us in our Washington, DC studio.