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Reimagine Your Wedding Stationery Suite with these Timeless Touches

There’s no denying that we have a moderate obsession with wedding invitation suites. Invitations are the perfect way to foreshadow the wedding soon to come and make a lasting first impression. These timeless touches will wow your guests and prove romance is forever.

TIED WITH A BOW
Dana Osborne Design
Silk ribbons are a luxurious addition to a traditional invitation from Dana Osborne Design, adding elegant texture. Untie the bow to reveal a personalized monogram and sophisticated white lettering dancing across the dusty blue cardstock, a memorable experience for eager guests.

GILDED AGE
RSVP
RSVP’s “Everly V.2” by Jessica Downs for Bella Figura is built with perfected care, layer by layer. Gold matte foil stamping and letterpress pewter ink rest on white cotton cardstock, while leafy designs curve along the deckled edges and adorn the monogram. Patterned gray and gold envelope liners for invitation and save-the-date complete the lavish theme.

SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED
Dana Osborne Design
This Dana Osborne Design suite perfectly balances classic and chic. Traditional serif font pairs with whimsical cursive spins on soft white cardstock. For an elegant finishing touch, envelopes are sealed with customizable gold wax stamps, a poetic symbol that adds another romantic touch to this sophisticated wedding invite.

LAP OF LUXURY
RSVP
Sophistication at your fingertips: On RSVP’s “Estate V.2” suite by Lindsy Talarico for Bella Figura, matte gold foil stamping melts into ivory paper. Antique pressed envelope liners spring to life with peeks of petals and leafy vine illustrations. The pop of color complements the gilded type for an unforgettable suite.

WELL SCRIPTED
Cornhusker Beverage & Bridal
Get lost in the intricate calligraphy twining throughout this “Shimmer” collection from Cornhusker Beverage & Bridal. This grand font guides the eye across the classic cream card. For a traditional or timeless wedding, this wedding suite indulges in minimalist beauty with unmistakable luxury.

Text by Charlotte Larson
Photos by Tate Carlson
Floral Styling by Ashley Fox Designs
Stationary Styling by Shasta Bell Calligraphy

The Top Tier: 3 Cakes That Blend Artistic Whimsy with Mouth-Watering Flavors

There’s no denying that desserts are a grand part of your wedding day, so we’re featuring three of our favorite wedding cakes that provide a modern and unique twist on the typical cake to add an extra wow factor to your big day. As delicious to look at as they are to eat, these cakes blend artistic whimsy and mouth-watering flavors. A bonus: fillings and frostings can be tailored to your taste. 

SIMPLE & SWEET
Sweet Cakes & Roses
Simple elegance packs a punch, as this pretty confection from Sweet Cakes & Roses proves. Buttercream frosting envelops four layers of amaretto cake with raspberry and buttercream filling, while darker frosting creates the brushstroke effect. Trimmed with edible frosting “pearls” on each layer, the cake is topped with pastel blooms. Amaretto is a customer favorite, along with chocolate fudge and strawberry.

WORK OF ART
Russ’s Market
Like an Impressionist painting, the masterful brushstrokes in a palette of pinks elevate this to a work of art. The choice of flavor, filling and icing are up to you, and Russ’s Market gives you a lot to choose from. Vanilla, chocolate and almond are perennials, but if you want it all, opt for marble cake, or carrot or lemon cake for deeper flavor. Feeling adventurous? Try red velvet or pink moscato. Fillings range from blueberry to mango, with chocolate mousse and cream cheese among the options. To top it off, choose vanilla or chocolate rolled fondant or various flavors of buttercream frosting. Add a few floral flourishes, and your masterpiece awaits.

BRUSH WITH GENIUS
Cake Expressions, Inc.
A bouquet that’s pretty as a picture and delightful to taste is a wonderful creation indeed. Cake Expressions, Inc. combines both, to enchanting effect. The petals and leaves are painted directly on the cake using tinted frosting, a soft brush and a steady hand. Our cake is traditional almond flavor with raspberry filling, always a great choice; a popular option for spring and summer is white cake with lemon or strawberry filling. Looking for subtler flavor and extra panache? A torte with layers of fresh-cut fruit is a big hit. Fillings include apple, blueberry, lime, Bavarian cream, chocolate cream, cream cheese or cheesecake.

CREDITS:
Text: Sherri Hildebrandt
Photography: Emily Jessen Photography
Styling: Sam Areman & Amanda Leise
Cake: Cake Expressions, Inc., Russ’s Market, Sweet Cakes & Roses
Venue: Arbor Hall
Linens, Tableware & Platters: Elite Events Rental
Photo Shoot Coordination: Sam Areman and Amanda Leise

Modern Luxuries: Sleek, Glamorous Bridesmaid Styles

Bridesmaid dresses take a modern turn, courtesy of sleek silhouettes, jewel-toned palettes and minimalist accessories.

(Above) Bill Levkoff style No. 7107 rust chiffon halter dress with key-hole opening and Bell Levkoff style No. 7112 evergreen chiffon dress with ruffle-trim bodice from Ellynne Bridal. Beyond Beautiful emerald teardrop earrings from Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear. Yellow-gold and diamond bracelet, yellow-gold hoop earrings and yellow-gold and diamond collar necklace from Borsheims.

(Below) Allure Bridals style No. 1606 dusty rose stretch jersey wrap-waist dress and Sorella Vita style No. 8880 burgundy double-knit sheath dress from Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear. Starburst stud earrings from Noa Brides. Yellow-gold chain station necklace and Kendra Scott “Gia” geometric rose-gold earrings from Borsheims. On Harper, rhinestone sash collar from Dream Dress Express; on George, rhinestone crown headpiece from The Bridal Collection.

 

(Above) Vintage blush beaded dress, vintage black velvet floral beaded dress and gold stud earrings from Noa Brides. Rose-gold teardrop earrings from Dream Dress Express. Mattia Cielo coil diamond ring and Luisa Rosas white-gold oval diamond ring from Borsheims.

(Below) Mori Lee style No. 21559 fawn chiffon A-line dress with scoop neck and Mori Lee style No. 21634 bordeaux chiffon V-neck dress from adorned Bridal. Kendra Scott “Gia” geometric silver earrings, gold and diamond bracelets, and yellow-gold and diamond hoop earrings from Borsheims.

 

(Above) Johnathan Kayne style No. 8022 blue burnout velvet bell-sleeve dress, silver ruched-waist dress, and multi-colored gemstone bracelet from Dream Dress Express. White-gold ivy earrings and multi-strand collar necklace from Borsheims.

(Below) Sorella Vita style No. 9256 forest green satin halter dress with chiffon micro plunge and Morilee style No. 21573 navy satin spaghetti-strap V-neck dress from The Bridal Collection. Silver station necklace, Mattia Cielo coil diamond ring, silver hoop earrings and white-gold and diamond bracelet from Borsheims.

CREDITS
Photography: Jessica Blex Photography and Design,
Styling Assistants: Sam Areman + Amanda Leise
Location: The Kindler Hotel
Hair:Rebecca Forsyth + Eric Burden, BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing 
Makeup:Natasha Freeman, BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing
Videographer: Alisha Cerny Films
Talent:Regina Palmer + Kailee Lawrence, Sasha Models
Photo Shoot Coordination: Sam Areman + Amanda Leise

Go Retro: Mod Details for the Vintage Bride

The spirit of the ’60s is alive in today’s wedding-day beauty, with high-volume hair, sultry-but sweet makeup, and vintage-inspired jewelry that strikes a modish mood.

(Above) Yellow-gold ball stud earrings, Marika yellow-gold flower cluster pendant and cabochon rose quartz and sapphire ring from Borsheims. Adrianna Papell for House of Wu style No. 40234 long-sleeve beaded gown and cathedral veil from adorned Bridal

(Below) TARA Pearls moonstone bead necklace, Graymoor Lane Designs “Juniper” diamond and yellow-gold ring, and cushion-cut prasiolite earrings from Borsheims. Wtoo by Watters “Savannah” off-the-shoulder lace gown and birdcage veil from adorned Bridal.

 

(Above) Kendra Scott “Malika” mother-of-pearl earrings and Doves emerald-cut blue topaz, diamond and onyx ring from Borsheims. Moda Bella by Mary’s style No. MB2007 crepe A-line gown with flutter sleeve from adorned Bridal.

(Below) Freeform druzy quartz and diamond pendant and Marika “Honeycomb” yellow-gold and diamond ring from Borsheims. Adrianna Papell for House of Wu style No. 40238 beaded and sequined gown from adorned Bridal.

 

 

(Above) Yellow-gold oval beveled hoop earrings and bracelet and Graymoor Lane Designs “Juniper” diamond and yellow-gold ring from Borsheims. Martin Thornburg by Mon Cheri “Angelina” beaded gown with scalloped cap sleeves from adorned Bridal.

(Below) Yellow-gold multi-hoop earrings, Graymoor Lane Designs “Juniper” diamond and yellow-gold bangle bracelet, and “Artichoke” link yellow-gold bracelet from Borsheims. Moda Bella by Mary’s style No. MB2007 crepe gown with beaded back detail from adorned Bridal.

 

CREDITS

Photos: Kaylie Sirek Photography
Styling: Sarah Baumann Rogers
Styling Assistants: Sam Areman + Amanda Leise
Hair: Rebecca Forsyth for BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing
Makeup: Sekara Lorsch for BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing
Hair + Makeup: Eric Burden for BUNGALOW/8 Hairdressing
Location: Graduate Lincoln
Talent: Lauren Speicher, Sasha Models
Videographer: Alisha Cerny Films
Photo Shoot Coordination: Sam Areman + Amanda Leise

Just My Type: Top Trends in Wedding Stationery

Captivating wedding suites that feature elaborate text treatments—your first welcome to the fête to come.

(Above) Dana Osborne Design shows how different hues can coordinate, with a modern script that ties it all together.
(Below) Explore contrasting colorscapes. This black two-ply invitation suite from RSVP showcases intricate Sophia script and rose-gold foil lettering for understated sophistication. Try the “Evangeline” invitation suite designed by Kyle Laatsch for Bella Figura for a gorgeous request your guests can’t wait to accept. Leafy vines and intricate calligraphy twine their way throughout, while a black and gold save-the-date card pairs perfectly with a traditional black and white invitation suite.

(Above) It’s calligraphy at its finest. RSVP uses a whimsical font that allows for a dramatic use of space, while the muted gray lettering looks oh-so-right with classic cream cardstock. A bold font draws the eye to the details you need to know, offering a fun preview of your wedding personality.
(Below) Who needs ink? RSVP’s “Grant” invitation suite by Jessica Downs for Bella Figura uses two-ply charcoal-gray invitations with bold embossing to inventively inform partygoers. Send the invites in light gray “bella” envelopes for a new take on traditional white. Treat guests to a clean, newspaper-inspired design featuring block lettering—charming, legible yet sophisticated.

 

CREDITS
Photography: Tate Carlson
Text: Emily Kerr
Art Direction: Courtney Nielsen