Wedding season is just around the corner and I’ve begun stocking up on cute engagement and wedding cards for my sweet friends. From bubbly to baubles, there are thousands of fun designs on Etsy. Below, I’ve rounded up over 30 of the best wedding and engagement greeting cards by talented artists and designers around the globe. I hope you enjoy! Above, Mr. and Mrs. letterpress greeting card. READ POST
I promised to share a few photos from our recent nuptials, and here they are. Our families met us at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau on Friday morning and we were in and out in under an hour. It was so moving to watch all the other nervous, excited couples wait their turn—gay, straight, young, old, American, and foreign. The whole experience was lovely, simple, and fun. Of course, I still managed to cry even though the ceremony lasted all of five minutes. As we walked out, other couples offered congratulations and my heart swelled–so much love and kindness in the air. Thank you, Simon Wolfe Taylor, for always making me laugh, teaching me big nerdy words, and taking me to be your wife. xo
(photography by Rima Brindamour)
While in his hometown of London earlier this month, my man got down on one knee and asked me to grow old with him and make big, bouncing Catholic-Jewish babies. I said “Yes!” and early the next morning we took the train to Paris like two starry-eyed teenagers in love. We drank champagne, made friends with an elderly Parisian gentleman at Café de Flore, and feasted on a baguette and Camembert on a park bench in the Place des Vosges. Now we’re home and reality has set in: I’m five-pounds heavier and we have a wedding to plan. Both sets of parents swiftly nixed our elopement ideas, so we’re cooking up something similarly low-key and intimate. I’ve got to find a dress (have I mentioned I loathe wearing dresses…?), some shoes, and a bouquet. Below are some images from my wedding board on Pinterest for inspiration (you’d think the 978 pins would have scared the poor man off). Let me know if you have a favorite wedding website I should check out for ideas!
I’ve long admired the work of New York-based graphic designer Lisa Hedge and her collection of wedding stationery, Venamour, is no exception to her talent. The line features florals with a bold graphic quality that is both modern and unmistakably feminine. From embossed packaging to rose gold foil edges it would seem no detail is overlooked. A romantic wedding suite for the modern day love story…I like it.
(photos via @venamour on instagram)
Today’s instagram crush is my own guilty pleasure. Stone Fox Bride is a ridiculously cool, bohemian bridal shop in Manhattan and their instagram feed is full of gems (literally). They have a tradition of photographing their clients’ engagement rings and posting them with often humorous captions regarding the proposal or the ring’s ancestry. Below are a few of my favorite recent captions. I get such a kick out of reading them and seeing all the unusual rings! You can follow their adventures here (warning: it’s rather addictive…).
– “Proposed in the snow in Paris. Chose the ring in Dublin together. From the 1880’s.”
– “Got down on one knee in the mist in December on top of the Empire State Building.”
– “Proposed in the morning in pjs. I said today would be a good day to get engaged. He went upstairs and got the rings, got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was like is this real??? I started crying and shaking and we hugged and drank champagne and danced to a Beach House record.”
– “She asked him to marry her at rockaway beach last August.”
– “Proposed at that top of Splash mountain right before the drop!”
– “It belonged to her Grandma Eleanor, the most glamorous classy stone fox ever. Every Sunday was family day at her pool. She was all about the gorgeous silk robes and lingerie. She wore the ring on her pinky finger!”
I love this bride’s vintage inspired style. The coat makes her look like Grace Kelly, don’t you think? The photographer did such a wonderful job of capturing her excitement. Getting married on a rainy day in England sounds rather sweet…
(photography by McKinley Rodgers)