Being a Bride to be is a busy time!
With this in mind, I have created a basic step by step guide on how to create your own personalized Save the Date cards.
Step 1 Download your FREE bridal flatlay image HERE
Save to your device.
This image is copyright free and you can use it as you wish.
Next upload your image to your favourite editor ( depending on what device you are using I can suggest apps such as Canva, Pic Collage or Word Swag to name a few )
Now let's get creative!
Add your own text to the image.
Most apps give the option of hundreds of different style of lettering so take a look through and pick out the font that best suits your own personal style.
Save image and send as you wish whether that is online or print and send!
Why not check out the full range of bridal flat lay images that you can use as your Save the Dates? Our Etsy store has a great set of 5 images for just £5.99...use the code #BS2017 for a 10% discount!
East Meets West with these Japanese Inspired Wedding Ideas
A wedding is a celebration of a couple's union, and ideally that's enough to make the event memorable, but that's not always the case. It's the other details that really count for guests, and something that often sets the mood of your big day is an inventive theme.
Venue Lust lists the five most popular themes, including country chic wear, a casual beach approach, and a grandeur fairytale wedding. While these themes will make your wedding day as beautiful as you could ever have imagined, originality will make the wedding truly unforgettable. Having that unique concept will definitely take things up a notch, with every detail being nothing short of spectacular, and what's more unique than marrying concepts of the East with ideas of the West?
Asia has influenced the Western world in an endless number of ways, from fusion restaurants to luxury real estate inspired by Asian architecture, as seen on Forbes. Even designers at tech companies have infused elements of Japanese pop culture into their products, with slots portal Pocket Fruity implementing anime-like graphics into their title Super Graphics Upside Down. And as for the wedding industry, traditional Asian clothing continues to be an inspiration for wedding gown designers, as Buzzfeed showcases the fashion creatives putting a romantic and modern spin to the Japanese kimono.
As anyone can see, the West is persistently seeking innovation from Eastern cultures. While cultural ideals differ between the East and the West, the result you get from combining Asian design in Western concepts is absolutely stunning and quite distinctive, which is what every bride wants to achieve on her wedding day.
Without further ado, here are some ideas that will give your wedding a charming Japanese twist.
1) A kimono-style wedding dress
The fashion industry can’t stop obsessing over kimonos, as they modernise them with contemporary styles to make them more wearable. If the Japanese wedding dresses aren’t really suited for your taste, you can always buy kimono robes for your lovely bridesmaids.
2) Cherry blossom centerpieces
Roses, peonies and hydrangeas may be the most popular choices of flowers for nuptials, but cherry blossoms do add something special and magical to your centerpiece. They transport you into a whole new world, almost making guests feel like they’ve travelled all the way to Japan for your celebration.
3) Origami decorations
If you’re looking to add a personal touch to your decor, consider making some DIY origami decorations. Whether it’s hanging paper cranes or little paper flower bouquets, there are lots of projects that you can choose from. Although this will probably be too much to handle on your own, so make sure your recruit family or your bridesmaids to help out with this paper-folding project
4) Tea candle decorations
Nothing spells romance as well as candles. There are lots of ways to decorate with tea candles, placing them in floral candle holders for the zen-like atmosphere, or having them float in the pool if you’re having a poolside reception.
5) Lanterns for lighting
Hanging paper lanterns are perfect for outdoor weddings. They’re a simple way to add soft mood lighting and come in all shapes and sizes. They also come in a variety of colours, although white is best if you want to keep it classic.
As a wedding photographer and blogger myself Im always on the look out for inspiration and ideas for upcoming styled shoots aswell as inspiration for my more creative wedding shots.
Brides to be are always asking me the best places to find inspiration and ideas for their own weddings and wedding blogs are the perfect place.
Most blogs will have both a styled shoot section aswell as a real life sections and inspiration boards.
Its a perfect way to check out what style you really want for your wedding and the best ways to create it adding your own personal touches.
Below are my top 5 Wedding blogs for the most amazing, creative and funky wedding ideas and inspiration!
Please feel free to drop your favourite blogs in the comments below for other brides to be to check out!
Whimsical Wonderland Weddings blog is filled to the brim with gorgeous real life weddings as well as a super cute section called The Bride Dairies in which brides to be share details of engagement shoots, dress searches and days in the life of....
Not only do they have amazing content but even have amazing wedding planning free downloads just for YOU!
Another firm favourite of mine is Marry Me Ink wedding blog, for all of you decorated ladies and gents out there! A unique and beautiful look into the world of weddings with a whole load of ink included!
A wedding blog dedicated to tattooed and alternative brides!
Want That Wedding is a stunning collection of real life weddings and inspiration as well as boasting a directory! The perfect way for you to find local recommended suppliers in your area!
Why not check out thier shop...for all things wedding!
Now if your looking for your regular white wedding sort of inspiration then Rock n Roll Bride is not for you! Filled with awesome alternative wedding ideas and images Rock n Roll Bride is celebrating everything that is unique about alternative brides.
Check out their kooky shop...I absolutely LOVE their Forever veil...super cute!
Way out Wedding is a wedding blog with everything included...looking for inspiration? Check! Real life weddings? Check! Shop? Check! These guys even have a page dedicated to wedding fairs events!
So there we have it...My top 5 wedding blogs.
Something for everyone!
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