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Wedding Idea – Branch Photo Frame to Decorate Your Fall Wedding

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It’s the second day of fall, which means that we can now talk about all things fall weddings including fun wedding favors! My wedding anniversary falls in October so I’m a huge fan of fall weddings.

And I love it when you add just a slight fall feel to your big day, like with these branch photo frames.

The frames can serve a dual purpose as both a place holder if you’re planning on assigned seats at your reception, and then guests can take the frames with them!

Another fun idea – a photo booth at the reception (it is a party, after all) and then you send a photo home with guests in their fun frame.

Either way, the frames are an inexpensive way to add a touch of fall to your reception.

You’ll find these branch frames here.

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The Nats Get Some Bizarre Fan Mail From Wedding Invites To Dog Drawings

The Nats Get Some Bizarre Fan Mail From Wedding Invites To Dog Drawings

Jose Lobaton was opening a pile of fan mail at Nationals Park last season while he stumbled across a letter he had to share. Bryce Harper has the adjacent locker, thereby the backup catcher turned and read it to him.

“Hey Loby, I’m your biggest fan,” the letter said, according to both players. “You’re the future of the game. There’s a Bryce Harper card in here. Can you have him sign it please?”

Harper, who went on to become the National League MVP, laughed hysterically. Lobaton, a backup catcher, wasn’t quite as amused.

The Nats Get Some Bizarre Fan Mail From Wedding Invites To Dog Drawings

“Loby is what, thirty-something? Late twenties?” Harper said later. “It was funny because Loby was like, ‘This kid told me I’m the future of the game!’ ”

Reliever Shawn Kelley can sympathize. When he was with the New York Yankees, he received baseball cards in the mail from fans seeking signatures from Mariano Rivera or Derek Jeter.

“I get it,” Kelley said. “But people are so desperate for autographs and will try anything. I’m not ever going to say anything. I just toss it or hand it to the clubbie [clubhouse manager] and he’ll take care of it.”

All professional athletes — active or retired — receive fan mail, most from people seeking autographs. Nevertheless, Washington Nationals players also receive unusual items, unexpected gifts and letters from the other side of the world.

The Nats Get Some Bizarre Fan Mail From Wedding Invites To Dog Drawings

“I get birthday party invitations,” first baseman Ryan Zimmerman said. “I’ve never been. Usually my summers are pretty busy. People may not understand that.”

Normally, fans send baseball cards, photos or balls to be signed. Starter Stephen Strasburg said he enjoys fan mail but that it’s time-consuming both to sign dozens of items and re-seal the pre-paid envelopes.

“I want to be around my family as much as I can because I don’t see them that much during the season,” he said. “So I push it off and then try to knock it out in one day.”

The Nats Get Some Bizarre Fan Mail From Wedding Invites To Dog Drawings

Such as most of his teammates, Strasburg answers as much of his mail as he can. But players say they can tell by the formatting, addresses and frequency of requests when a letter is from someone looking for items to sell. And when players build a reputation for answering their mail, the small world of autograph collectors takes notice.

“I enjoy fan mail to an extent,” third baseman Anthony Rendon said. “There are a lot of people out there [asking] for their own benefit. It’s hard to look past it. If it’s from a child and in their handwriting and there’s some messed-up letters, then that’s the stuff I enjoy because I feel like I’m making an impact on them.”

Several players said the best fan mail comes from Asia, particularly Japan. Harper said he keeps all the intricate drawings of him sent from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Rendon said he saved a drawing of him and a hand-knit pouch from Japan. Strasburg said the letters from Japan are in broken English — “their translating software isn’t that good” — but that he appreciates the little gifts he receives. Once, he received small, ornate folding fans and some yen, the Japanese currency. Another time, he got stickers with images of him pitching.

“My daughter loves them,” Strasburg said. “She’s really into stickers right now, so she has them all over.”

Sometimes players receive heartfelt letters from fans going through tough times, but those can also be bizarre. When he was with the Oakland Athletics, starter Gio Gonzalez said, he received a letter from a fan that read: “Hey, I’m low on cash and my mortgage needs to be paid. Can you help me? Can you give me like $9,000?” Gonzalez didn’t.

Starter Bronson Arroyo said he once received a photo of a tattoo of his autograph a fan had placed behind her ear. Tanner Roark said he got a letter last season, typed out on ornate office paper, that read: “Hey Tanner, I think you should shave your beard and look more like Jordan Zimmermann, just because it’ll look more professional. He’s very professional.”

“I still have it,” Roark said of the letter. “It was hilarious and awesome. It’s funny. Who writes that stuff?”

In many ways, fan mail feels antiquated. Before the prevalence of social media, fan mail had been the main way to interact with baseball players. Now, players say they get requests for photos when they run into fans or are asked to tweet “happy birthday” back. Longtime clubhouse and equipment manager Mike Wallace said the amount of fan mail received by players now is noticeably less than even a few years ago.

The Nats Get Some Bizarre Fan Mail From Wedding Invites To Dog Drawings

“Before, you’d see mail in big boxes because there was so much,” catcher Wilson Ramos said. “Now it’s less. Technology has advanced to the point that people have other ways of reaching you or taking a photo with you.”

Fan mail comes to Space Coast Stadium or Nationals Park, and clubhouse assistants, such as Andrew and Gregory Melnick, sort it and place it in players’ lockers. Wallace said that, this spring, Trea Turner has received the most fan mail. On a recent morning, Turner proudly displayed a small Coast Guard flag he had received as a gift.

In spite of years of opening fan mail, Harper said he still finds it “scary and weird” to do so because “you never know” what is in the envelope, box or letter. Harper — who receives wedding invitations — said he prefers fans come to the field to get an autograph or interact with him. Last week, a fan took a selfie photo with him and then, in an application on his smartphone, had Harper sign it. There was no need to wait for the photo to be printed and mailed to be autographed.

“That was really cool, actually,” Harper said.

The Nats Get Some Bizarre Fan Mail From Wedding Invites To Dog Drawings

Some players say they don’t like to receive fan mail away from the ballpark because of privacy and security concerns.

“A lot of people find my parents’ address,” Turner said. “I guess it’s not a secret anymore. You can find anything on the Internet. My parents get a lot of my fan mail.” One of the best letters Turner has received was one sent to his parents’ house from a little kid. Turner doesn’t remember the fan’s name or where he was from, but the kid drew a picture of a dog on a piece of paper and asked that Turner draw one to send back. Turner drew a cartoon dog, signed his name and mailed it back. There was no baseball card, picture or ball to sign. But why?

“I couldn’t tell you,” Turner said, laughing. “He just wanted a picture of a dog.”

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Enjoy The First Wedding At The New Lyric

 First Wedding At The New Lyric

What calls for special attention is that Carrie Hill and Wade Smith got married in 1920’s style at the renovated and newly opened Lyric Theater in Birmingham. It is the first wedding ceremony at the Lyric since it reopened earlier this year. The wedding party and most of the guests dressed in clothes from the 1920’s. A short black and white movie preceded the ceremony. And the brief service was followed by a reception in the Lyric lobby..

For Carrie Hill and Wade Smith, it all started with an accordion. But we’re not talking about their love story — that’s a much longer tale, beginning with a casual encounter at a dinner organized by the Downtown Social Club.

 First Wedding At The New Lyric

However as the happy couple exchanged vows on Saturday at Birmingham’s Lyric Theatre, accordion music must have been dancing in their heads. In a very real way, it made this wedding venue possible for them.

Hill, 45, and Smith, 39, are the first couple to get married at the new Lyric, a century-old vaudeville house that’s been restored to pristine glory in Birmingham. They said “I do” during a 6:30 p.m. ceremony on stage, surrounded by family, friends and extreme architectural beauty.

Also, they’re the only couple who’ll get married at the Lyric this year, according to Brant Beene, one of the theater’s key organizers. He said the Lyric — which reopened in January after 30 years of dormancy and a $11.5 million restoration project — isn’t ready for an influx of brides and grooms.

 First Wedding At The New Lyric

Yet Beene, executive director of Birmingham Landmarks Inc., the nonprofit organization that owns the theater, made an exception for Hill and Smith. And that’s where the accordion comes in.

Over two years ago, when the Lyric was still in disrepair, Hill gave an impromptu accordion performance at the theater, at Beene’s request. Currently Beene has returned the favor, allowing Hill to use the theater for her 1920s-themed wedding, altering the marquee to read “Love at the Lyric Starring Carrie Beth Hill & William Wade Smith.”

“The Lyric takes your breath away,” Hill said. “It’s so beautiful.”

The theater, with its plaster cupids, stenciled murals, glittering chandeliers and graceful opera boxes, could be considered a dream venue for many weddings. However it didn’t look that way in August 2013, when Hill made her Lyric debut.

The interior of the grand old building was dark and shabby, marred by peeling paint, broken seats, rubble in the upper balcony and more. Still, it felt like a magical space to Hill.

“I got chills by playing,” she said. “I got to thinking about all the people who have performed there, and I am actually playing on the stage where Mae West performed. I was so excited. I guess I just fell in love with the place.”

At the time, volunteers were giving tours of the Lyric during the annual Sidewalk Film Festival, trying to spur interest in the theater and raise money for its renewal. Hill, a piano teacher, was playing the accordion outside, hoping to promote a fledging pedicab business.

Beene spotted Hill on the street and seized an opportunity to show off the Lyric’s pin-drop acoustics.

“I said, ‘Hey, get in here and play that accordion on stage at the Lyric’,” Beene recalled. “She gets up and starts playing and the sound fills the whole place.'”

When Hill became engaged to Smith a few months later, her thoughts turned to the Lyric as the ideal spot for their wedding. She secured an OK from Beene, but there was a catch.

Hill and Smith would have to wait for the Lyric to reopen to the public.

 First Wedding At The New Lyric

“At one point, we talked about something else, but we couldn’t get excited about anything else,” said Smith, a vice president at Tool-Smith Co. who owns a real-estate and self-storage business. “She had really got her heart set, I could tell, and any time we talked about anything else, it was, ‘Well that would work.’ Anything else seemed like a disappointment.”

Thus they bided their time, about two years’ worth. They brainstormed ideas for the ceremony. They watched as the Lyric’s fund-raising and restoration efforts took shape.

When the theater opened its doors in January with three vaudeville-themed shows, Hill and Smith were in the audience, beaming with happiness. The Lyric’s restoration was complete. Even better, the couple finally had set a wedding date.

“I had a constant smile on my face the whole time, looking around,” Hill said. “It took my breath away.”

Hill and Smith, who have a passion for the arts, decided their wedding should be unconventional and entertaining, inspired by Art Deco, the Jazz Age and the Lyric’s color scheme of blue, white and gold.

Therefore, guests were asked to wear Jazz-Age attire — think “The Great Gatsby” or “Downton Abbey,” Smith said — and the bride’s gown was designed with the 1920s in mind. The groom’s off-white tuxedo, although not exactly period, suited the overall theme.

Before the ceremony, guests were greeted outside the Lyric by an accordion player and a fellow in a giraffe costume. Thirty of Hill’s piano students performed duets in the Lyric’s lobby, playing ragtime and blues for more than 300 people in attendance.

In order to make a big entrance, Hill and Smith screened a silent movie as an introduction to the ceremony, blending fantasy and reality. The couple described their film during a recent interview with AL.com.

“It’s a goofy movie of her as a damsel in distress, tied up on the railroad tracks, and me saving her,” Smith said. “Then in the movie, we run through the streets of Birmingham, past Vulcan, and to the Lyric. As we’re getting dressed …”

“We’re taking off clothes, and then we’re putting on clothes as we’re running in, trying to get married,” Hill chimed in. “The the movie burns up at the end, as we’re running into the Lyric. We have a little skit, and we both come on the stage, and we get married on the stage.”

Smith played the villain and the hero in the movie, taking on what Hill called “a challenging dual role.”

 First Wedding At The New LyricTo tease the silent film, the couple’s wedding invitations were shaped like movie tickets that read, “Your presence is requested to help rescue Birmingham’s beloved damsel in distress, Carrie Hill, from the dastardly designs of noted scalawag Wade Smith, before the villain can wed her.”

Immediately after the 20-minute ceremony, a lively reception kicked off in the Lyric’s lobby and bar area — with a buffet, cake, drinks, dancing and music by the Silvery Moon Band, a jazz and swing ensemble from Huntsville.

Some friends who couldn’t attend the wedding were there in spirit, Hill said, represented by cardboard cut-outs wearing Jazz-Age finery.

When the party ended around 10 p.m., Hill and Smith made their exit from the Lyric in a shower of paper airplanes folded from sheet music. Their “getaway car” was an antique vehicle Smith won at an auction that benefited Hands On Birmingham.

“Yeah, it’s all pretty wacky,” Smith said. “We got everything the way we wanted it.”

Hill and Smith like to travel, so they’ve scheduled two honeymoons: a skiing trip in Canada and shortly afterward, a visit to Chicago that coincides with his 40th birthday.

They’ll make their home in downtown Birmingham, in a loft that sits above a popular restaurant. And when Hill and Smith celebrate their first anniversary with thawed-out slices of wedding cake, they’ll know they’ve played a small but significant role in the Lyric’s history.

Due to Hill’s accordion skills, they can claim the milestone of Marriage No. 1 at the newly restored Lyric. In fact, they’re probably the only couple to get married there since the theater was built in 1914, said organizer Beene.

For two arts lovers, that seems rather fitting.

“We surround ourselves with art,” Hill said. “We love music, we love storytelling, and I feel that the Lyric is going to be a great place for performances. … We are the Lyric, in a nutshell. Or the Lyric is us.”

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Which Question Is Rude For Wedding Invitation

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Q. My nephew’s wedding is fast approaching. We received invitations, but each of my four adult daughters, ranging 21 to 30, were invited with no guests. They are not married. When they questioned their cousin, he replied that he and his fiance HAD to invite 250 guests and have to cut somewhere, so unless you are engaged you cannot bring a guest. Further, if they get a lot of “no” replies they will revisit the idea of allowing guests.

This is hurtful as we are family, and I feel as adults these young women should have been able to bring a guest and it’s tacky that they would allow them later to bring dates. Am I wrong for thinking family should be allowed a guest at a reception this big?

A. You want tacky? How about going back to your host after receiving four invitations and asking why you weren’t issued eight. How about gazing upon a guest list of 250 and believing it’s your place to suggest that it should be 260 or 300, because you’re you and you believe in “and guest.” Or, worse, deciding 250 is fine but that four people the couple cares about should be axed to make room for four people your daughters care about.

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Or pressing an accommodation out of your host, and then dismissing said accommodation as “tacky.” Yikes.

I’ve sat in this chair for too many years not to understand there are rebuttals to my rebuttals, so I won’t pretend you’ll be satisfied by my standpoint on guest lists.

But my viewpoint does prove the fact of different opinions, because you and I expressly don’t agree your nephew was rude. And that makes a more persuasive point: Managing a guest list does indeed involve judgment calls, and it’s not any individual guest’s judgment — or mine — that sets the bar for invitations made thoughtfully, versus those that are careless or rude.

You have been invited to celebrate the joyous life event of people you love, people likely under pressure to please a lot of different constituencies — many of them poised to be critical, ahem, of the way the couple chooses to host people at their or their families’ expense. Wouldn’t it be loving, joyous and celebratory just to embrace the invitation as kindly intended, and show up without further complaint?

Q. My daughter and her husband have three families to see, her parents being divorced and remarried. I understand how stressful and demanding holidays are for her.

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My problem is that it is always me and her stepdad on the “bottom of the barrel.” Her other two families have more members, making it fun to get together, and people their age and the ages of their little children. It is just me and my husband, much less festive. I get it.

However , we are left alone at holidays and it is always so depressing at the same time. We normally find some other people to share dinner with but it doesn’t relieve the lonely, left-out feeling. I have expressed this to my daughter in years past but she just gets upset and I feel like I’ve dumped a guilt trip on her. I hate holidays. Any suggestions?

A. I’m sorry. This is common and hard.

Nonetheless, you know what they say — if you can’t beat ’em, blow everything up.

That is, assuming you’ve completely ruled out joining these bigger gatherings. I hope you haven’t; radical inclusion can work, even when relations tend to the chilly. All you need to get started is a group decision to make it work. If your ex-husband for whatever reason stands in the way of your gathering with your daughter’s side of the family, then maybe you can create a niche for yourselves, over the course of a few years, with your son-in-law’s crew. Certainly you and your daughter don’t lack for incentive to try something new.

While that’s impossible or unpalatable, then, boom: Take your current idea of how a holiday is supposed to look, and obliterate it. Tell yourself firmly and finally that what you envision — sharing with your daughter and her brood — isn’t going to happen.

Then look at that fresh blank page and see … what? Is it interesting travel, even a day trip? A hike to a gorgeous view? Community service? Or can you see just treating yourselves — be it to a performance, since not all venues go dark on holidays, or a spa or a high-end restaurant meal or a streaming binge of a show or movies you love, with a menu to match.

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Anything purposeful. Anything but a scraped-together consolation bird.

If you can’t see holidays as an appointment to feel good, then please note that currently they’re essentially an appointment to feel bad — and that almost every element of this yet your daughter’s circumstances is within your power to change.

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Complain About Wedding Invitation

Wedding InvitationMy nephew’s wedding is fast approaching. We received invitations, however each of my four adult daughters, ranging in age from 21 to 30, was invited with no guests. They are not married. When they questioned their cousin, he replied that he and his fiancee had to invite 250 guests and have to cut somewhere, therefore unless you are engaged you cannot bring a guest. What’s more, if they get a lot of “no” replies, they will revisit the idea of allowing guests.

This is hurtful as we are family, and I feel as adults these young women should have been able to bring a guest, and it’s tacky that they would allow them later to bring dates. Am I wrong for thinking family should be allowed a guest at a reception this big?

You want tacky? How about going back to your host after receiving four invitations and asking why you weren’t issued eight. How about gazing upon a guest list of 250 and believing it’s your place to suggest that it should be 260 or 300, because you’re you and you believe in “and guest.” Or, worse, deciding 250 is fine, but that four people the couple cares about should be axed to make room for four people your daughters care about.

Wedding Invitation

Or pressing an accommodation out of your host, and then dismissing said accommodation as “tacky.” Yikes.

I’ve sat in this chair for too many years not to understand there are rebuttals to my rebuttals, so I won’t pretend you’ll be satisfied by my opinion on guest lists.

But my viewpoint does prove the fact of different opinions,because you and I distinctly don’t agree your nephew was rude. And that makes a more persuasive point: Managing a guest list does indeed involve judgment calls, and it’s not any individual guest’s judgment — or mine — that sets the bar for invitations made thoughtfully vs. those that are careless or rude.

You have been invited to celebrate the joyous life event of people you love, people likely under pressure to please a lot of different constituencies — a lot of them poised to be critical, ahem, of the way the couple chooses to host people at their or their families’ expense. Wouldn’t it be loving, joyous and celebratory just to embrace the invitation as kindly intended, and show up without further complaint?

My daughter and her husband have three families to see, her parents being divorced and remarried. I understand how stressful and demanding holidays are for her.

My problem is that it is always me and her stepdad on the “bottom of the barrel.” Her other two families have more members, making it fun to get together, and people their age and the ages of their little children. It is just me and my husband, much less festive. I get it.

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However at the same time, we are left alone at holidays and it is always so depressing. We always find some other people to share dinner with, whereas it doesn’t relieve the lonely, left-out feeling. I have expressed this to my daughter in years past, nonetheless she just gets upset, and I feel like I’ve dumped a guilt trip on her. I hate holidays.

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Stylish And Chic Wedding Invitation Inspiration

Wedding Invitation Inspiration

Timeless complication at a wedding looks absolutely easy whereas is hard to pull off. We trust it all starts with your wedding stationery which helps set the tone. Simple themes, luxurious details and modern touches create a chic feel. Here are some dressy, sophisticated wedding invitations perfect for your wedding.

Beach chic: These barely-there dip-dyed invites by Swell Paper Press Co. are a breath of fresh air. Perfect for a modern destination wedding.Who says chic only applies to wedding invitations? Jazz up your wedding announcement cards with swooping calligraphy and breezy photography of your wedding day.

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Black-tie chic: Sometimes the elegance is in the details. Fine paper, as the 110lb pearl white cotton paper used for this invitation suite, imprinted with gorgeous type in letterpress and foil just whispers at luxury and black-tie chic.

Garden chic: Hand sketched dahlias, navy and teal with fresh yellow accents and stripes … this is chic with a side visit to the garden.

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Nautical chic: Chic with a modern nautical twist, this suite from Shine Wedding Invitations is all class.

Modern chic: Bold chevron envelope liners are a beautiful support to the simple, chic typography-heavy invitations on luxurious paper.

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Gilded chic: Rose gold with casual artistic flair from Minted is a little whimsical and reminds us of a chic art gallery.

Geometric chic: You’ve been warned — visiting MaeMae & Co.‘s website to view their “characters” may cause your heart to go pitter patter. We had a hard time choosing just one chic invitation from their collection, however Bruno’s muted palette and understated simple lines just says chicness, doesn’t it?

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Prairie chic: Stunning calligraphy, earthy tones and a rustic feel create romantic invites.

Colorful chic: Splashes of vibrant purple and orchid tones with a watercolor accent are lovely. Combine with offset typography and this is modern, fresh and bright stationery.

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Artistic chic: Organic hand-painted design paired with airy calligraphy create a stunningly creative wedding stationery set.

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Getting Custom Wedding Invitations in Utah Just Got a Little Easier

Basic Invite Lets Customers Instantly Personalize Their Wedding Stationery Online With Real-time Previews


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, Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Basic Invite, a Utah based wedding invitation company allows customers to create real-time previews of each and every change they make to a card.  This ability allows customers to see exactly what their card will look like instead of waiting days or even weeks to get a proof of what their design might look like once their information is added to the design.

Getting Custom Wedding Invitations in Utah Just Got a Little Easier

“As far as we are aware Basic Invite is the only invitation company in Utah that lets their clients personalize their invitations online with an instant preview. This ability gives our clients the ability to create a custom invitation quickly and easily,” said, Co-Owner Eric Mortensen.Basic Invite’s shipping department is centrally located in the state ensuring a timely delivery no matter where a customer may be located in Utah. Shipping times to most customers will be one business day. With a one day shipping time most customers orders will have a 4 day turn around time from the date the order is placed.

Basic Invite offers a full range of wedding invitations designs.  Clients can create everything from custom photo wedding invitations to typography styled invitations and then have them printed on their choice of high quality cardstock.  Clients can choose from a semi-gloss, matte, shimmer, or double thick paper option.

Getting Custom Wedding Invitations in Utah Just Got a Little Easier

As part of the personalization process clients can also choose from over 40 different envelope colors that are in held in stock to give their wedding invitation set a unique look.  All envelopes are peal and seal to make stuffing your invitations a quick an easy process.

 
source:virtual-strategy.com

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13 Wedding Card Inspirations for That Perfect Invitation

One of the most difficult decisions after choosing your wedding lehenga is to choose your wedding invitation. It’s never been easy for any couple to choose the perfect invitation card. The way you plan to invite your guests shows how much you care for them, to attend and be a part of your happiness. And these days, having an interesting wedding invitation is a must! We have put together 13 different invitation styles to inspire you.

 

1. Getting classy!

 

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2. Wish to go a little creative?

 

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3. Choose a royal-style card!

 

 

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4. How about some feathery love?

 

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5. Make it sweet with some chocolates and flowers.

 

chocolate

 

6. Illustrations on wedding cards can be classified as ‘cute’.

 

animated

 

7. If you love all things Bollywood, then go for it!

 

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8. This one might remind you of some royal era. But trust us, this is so elegant!

 

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9. If you love triangles, hexagons and pentagons, make sure your card has a geomteric touch to it.

 

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10. For all those Internet addicts.

 

geeky

 

11. Simple and elegant. True style.

 

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12. A sweet gift they can cherish for long.

 

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13. For your ‘phoren’ friends.

 

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Christina + Duncan | Berta Bridal Wedding from FilmsTV

Christina and Duncan’s wedding was like something out of an English fairytale. From a classic rose bouquet and cathedral setting all the way down to Christina’s stunning Berta Bridal lace dress, every single one of the romantic details were perfected. Look for the special details like a song performed by friends at the reception and the photos of loved ones hanging from the pews in the church during the ceremony. Christina’s new sister-in-laws made sure those loved ones who had passed away were there in memory and spirit by hanging photos of them. So thoughtful!

Christina +Duncan | May 22, 2015 | Miami, Florida | Dress Listing: Berta Bridal 14-15

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The Ceremony
Our wedding was in May at the historical Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Miami. As I walked down the big long aisle, looking into each of the loving faces of family and friends was something I dreamed about. Being able to smile at each one brought me so much joy. I really did think both myself and my husband would have cried, maybe even bawled our eyes our during the service. To both our surprises, not a single tear! Instead, we both agreed that we were way too excited and just couldn’t stop smiling!

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The Reception
Our reception took place at The Cruz Building in Coconut Grove. Walking into The Cruz Building was even more grand than we expected. We had some time upstairs to ourselves to look at all the tables and our cake before making our big entrance. And I had a surprise grooms cake made for my new husband and got a kick out of watching him see it for the first time. It was a big orange and white checkered ‘T’ representing his alma mater University of Tennessee. 

Colors for our wedding were black and white with pops of gold and the ‘theme’ of our wedding was mainly just bringing English traditions and American traditions together, as Duncan and his family are from Northern England, U.K. Prior to the wedding we had asked all women to please wear a fascinator or fancy hat or headpiece, which is usually tradition for women to wear at a special occasion such as a wedding in England. We had golden crackers dressed on the tables that people would open before dinner with silly little gifts in them, a holiday or celebration tradition in England. As well as traditional white flags symbolizing a marriage that my soon to mother-in-law so graciously made for us. We had asked our friends Patricia and Gabby Godoy, who write and produce beautiful music together, to remake the song ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now’ originally by Jefferson Starship. They did, and it was beautiful! They both sang while Gabby played acoustic guitar — it was the most beautiful wedding gift.

 

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Christina’s Dress Search
This dress was love at first sight. The cut, the fabric and the style were timeless enough for the church but sexy enough for the reception. When deciding if you’ll go for lace or no lace, this is the perfect compromise between both. The floating illusion of delicate lace photographs beautifully and even more beautiful in person. Even though the dress does technically have long sleeves and a high neckline, I felt perfectly comfortable as the illusion lace floats on a fine skin-tone mesh fabric. It really is a dream dress. 

I must have tried on at least a dozen dresses, I even had a dress custom made. After drooling over the Berta gown from the beginning and thinking I’d never be able to have it, my parents went with me to try on this dream dress and ended up surprising me and purchasing it!

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How Christina Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Confident, Beautiful and Romantic

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Why Christina Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
Because my parents bought me this amazing dress and helped a lot with the wedding expenses, I wanted to give back to them. So once I sell the dress, I will write them a check to say thank you for making my dreams come true :-)

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Wedding Dress:Berta Bridal 14-15 | Photography: FilmsTV | Ceremony Venue: Trinity Cathedral Miami | Reception Venue: The Cruz Building | Wedding Planner: Inspired Events | Floral Design: Primrose Floral & Event Design | Cake: Sweet Art by Lucila

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