Fuchsia Pink and Black Las Vegas Wedding: Real Palettes

Posted by in Color Advice, Create the Look, Our Designs, Real Palettes

hot pink fuchsia and black las vegas wedding

These photos were sent to us by Mo. We created her Las Vegas wedding invitations a few months ago.

She was looking for inspiration to add a pop of color to her wedding reception tables. Then she saw the wedding invitations we made for her, and had an idea…to use the tag and ribbon as a napkin band.

We loved how it turned out. Mo’s wedding decor is filled with many handmade touches that came together very well.

Happy Inspiration!

Our Las Vegas invitations and reception wedding stationery are available online in your custom colors from our Etsy shop or handmade stationery shop.


Las Vegas wedding napkin wrap

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Indian Archways and Architecture Wedding Inspiration

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Indian archway wedding inspiration

When planning a wedding, choosing a theme that ties your various design elements together can actually simplify your choices by focusing your decision making.  For Indian weddings there are design options, besides color, that can you can use to pull your wedding look together.

One way to evoke Indian is to celebrate its architecture with wedding elements inspired by archways.

indian wedding aisle arch by www.fiorifresco.com

Ceremony-Canopy-Beach Wedding by www.mauiweddingphotographers.co

Beyond the mandap, arches can be part of your wedding by covering the aisle or the guest seating. With more or less detail, and depending on the material you use, your ceremony arches can be modern or traditional. More detail and colors will have a more traditional look,like the top photo. While simpler shapes and a more scaled back design in one color will read as modern.

{Photo sources:  Indian archway from Delhi by kholkute; Floral aisle canopy design by Fiori Fresco Special Events and Barbara Wallace Weddings, photography by Wanberg Media Arts; White canopy photo by Hughes Photographics}


indian arch wedding cake by theimageisfound.com

Archways can be decorative symbols on your wedding cake, other desserts or favors. In the cake above it’s combined with paisely, floral and other design elements to make it truly special. You can add your own whimsy, shapes and colors to have fun with arches.

{Photo by The Image is Found via Style Me Pretty}


purple lotus flower Indian wedding program by Imbue You Wedding

Arches can also be woven through your reception stationery, such as on wedding programs, table numbers, escort cards and menus.

{Indian inspired Wedding Program by Imbue You Wedding}

Indian jewelry

And don’t forget your wedding  jewelry. I love how these jewels frame the face and create an archway with the shape of their design.

{Photo source:  left: luuux.com; right: Womenxone.com}

For Indian wedding invitations and stationery visit our wedding stationery Etsy shop.

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Clever Place Card Presentation Ideas

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One of the first things that guests see when they enter your wedding reception space is your escort card or place card presentation.

So whether your wedding is romantic, fun, rustic or elegant, you can share that feeling with how you display your name cards.

Here are some ideas:

Indian wedding place cards by Imbue You

Place Escort Cards in Something

One of our couples took our escort cards and placed them in spices. A great idea for their Indian-inspired wedding. But I’ve also seen this done with lavender for a vintage or romantic wedding. Give it a try with berries, beads and even coffee beans!

Photography by JBM Wedding Photography

rustic wedding place cards in log

Tie in with Wedding Theme

A cut branch was a great idea for this rustic wedding. Or for a beach wedding you can attach to shells. There are so many ways to incorporate your theme!

Photography by Hendrickson Photography Wedding

elegant hanging escort cards

Hang Your Place Cards

Hanging place cards is both elegant and fun. I love this presentation with the tree…very dramatic! But it would also work hanging from a line or several lines contained in a frame.

Via Spencer Special Events

vintage furniture escort card presentation

Add Vintage Furniture to Your Name Card Presentation

If you have vintage furniture or personal items that mean a lot to you, you can incorporate them in your card presentation. It will add a vintage and intimate feeling to your wedding.

Photography by Soko Sandoval

table top escort presention

Add Your Flair to Classic Presentation

Classy and elegant never go out of style. Table top escort card presentation can be made more “you” by dressing up the table and adding designs that work with your wedding theme…and of course by the escort card design itself.

Photography by Victor Sizemore Photography ; Wedding styling by Platinum Weddings by Kerrie

For escort card designs to match your wedding theme and colors, visit Imbue You’s wedding stationery shop.

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Mexican Wedding: 5 Romantic Theme Ideas for a Mexico Wedding

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Getting married in Mexico? I’m sure it will be beautiful and romantic.

And there’s so much you do theme-wise to create a personal wedding that your family and friends will enjoy.

Whatever your style, there’s a Mexico wedding theme that’s sure to be right for you. These are 5 ideas to get you started:


Mexican Tile Wedding Invitation

Talavera Tile

If you love color, a talavera tile theme might be perfect.

Mexican tiles are an explosion of color, so you can use one colorful palette, or several palettes of tiles throughout your wedding. Imagine all the cool things you can do with Mexican tiles.

More Mexican tile wedding inspiration >


Mexican Peasant Print Folk Invitation

Mexican Folk

A Mexican folk theme is also for the colorphile.

But it adds in more of a playful, bohemian vibe with flowers and fun shapes.

More Mexico vintage folk inspiration >


vintage mexico map invitation booklet

Vintage Mexican Travel

Celebrate the travel nature of your destination wedding with vintage maps of Mexico.

Maps are always fun to play with! And there are so many things you can do with them at your reception.


Mexican Talavera Tile Wedding Invitation

Old World

Mix Old World Europe with Mexican culture and you have hacienda inspired style.

With rich colors and luxurious details it’s more of a traditional, elegant look for a Mexico wedding.

More hacienda wedding inspiration >


sand dollar beach wedding invitation

Mexico Beach

And what if you simply fell in love with the soft sand and relaxing waves of a Mexico wedding?

Well, then you can always celebrate the beach as your wedding theme.

More beach wedding inspiration >

All photos and text by Imbue You. All of these designs are available with coordinating save the dates and reception stationery. Learn more at Imbue You Wedding.

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How to Create Wedding Invitations That Are Classic But Not Too Formal

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sand dollar beach wedding invitation

If I had a nickel for every time one of our handmade wedding stationery clients told me “I don’t want my invitations to be too formal”, I could close the stationery studio and open a bank.

Ok even though, that’s not technically right (I would need a lot more nickels!), it is true that couples are asking for less formal, more casual and intimate wedding stationery.

But how do you get there?

Keep reading and I’ll show you 3 ways to look at your invitations to reduce the formality. And then I’ll show you how to put it all together for your unique stationery look.

Rustic Leaf Fall Wedding Invitation

Invitation Design

There’s just something uber formal about an engraved all text wedding invitation with gold edging.

Some design elements will be more formal that others. For instance metallic cardstock, especially gold or silver seem more formal than matte. And ivory comes off as more formal (or vintage) than white.

But some formal design elements like swashes can be made less formal by simply adding color or tilting them for a more modern take.

vintage map wedding invitation

Invitation Text

Your wording is a great indication of the formality of your wedding. I wrote about that earlier when explaining formal wedding invitation wording.

So one great way to reduce the formal is to choose alternative wedding invitation wording, add a quote and/or not have your dates spelled out.

Indian lotus floral wedding invitation

Invitations Fonts

Scripts are more formal than all caps serifs which are more formal than regular serifs which are more formal than san serifs. Plus within these categories some fonts will just look more casual than others.

And with that you can have all kinds of fun mixing and matching to find the right look for you.

Putting It All Together

So am I saying that you can’t have any of the elements that make an invitation look formal?

Not at all!

In fact mixing and matching formal with casual touches is what will give you a classic look to your invitations. Plus, it will show your own personality.

So if you want gold metallic invitations, you may want to pair it with less formal fonts and alternative wording. If you want a formal script you can pair it with a less formal font on matte cardstock.

On your wedding invitations are you going for casual, classic or formal?

{All photos and text by Imbue You, the home of romantic wedding stationery}

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Best of 2012: Mexico Hacienda Wedding Inspiration

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hacienda wedding venue

With 2013 on the horizon, I’m looking back on some of the most popular blog posts from this year. And I’ll be revisiting these topics over the next 5 weeks.

First up is a collection of beautiful Mexico hacienda wedding inspiration. I created this inspiration because so many couples were telling me that they wanted a romantic Mexico beach wedding. And the hacienda’s mix of old world charm and vibrant Mexican culture seem to fit the bill perfectly.


I love Mexican beach theme weddings. There are so many design ideas and options. If you are looking for more Mexican than beach in your wedding theme and want a romantic feeling, consider a Mexican or Spanish Hacienda wedding theme.

For a hacienda theme think Old World meets rustic with a splash of Mexican and Spanish culture. Colors are more muted, like terra cotta, creamy yellows, natural greens, soft blues and wood tones.

hacienda venue details

Venue: Architecture and Old World details establish a hacienda feeling. If you are getting married on the beach, or your venue doesn’t have archways and wood beams, consider creating a canopy for your ceremony or reception. {Venue: Valentin Imperial Maya in Mexico}

mexican spanish tile invitation hacienda

mexican talavera tile hacineda booklet

Invitations and Wedding Stationery: Your stationery is a great place to add the cultural component of your wedding. Think classic cultural arts and details, such as talavera tile and lace. And don’t forget to give your guests plenty of planning information. {Invitations by Imbue You}

old world wedding dresses

spanish mexican peasant wedding dress

lace peasant wedding dress

Wedding Dress: There are a few ways to give a nod to your hacienda wedding theme with your wedding gown. One way is to go very Old World, with beading and exquisite details. Another is to go simpler with a more New World Mexican peasant dress vibe. And yet another is to split the difference, for instance a peasant dress shape with Old World details like lace. {Dress by J’Aton Couture via Bride to Be; Photo via Live Breathe Fashion; Photo via Green Wedding Shoes; Photo via Fashion Served}

succulents mexican hacienda wedding

hacienda wedding reception table

The Details: For a hacienda theme ceremony and reception think intimate, rustic and drought resistant. Hacienda locations in the New World can be harsh after all. Succulents and wildflowers make great bouquets and table centerpieces. And nothing says family and friends like a long wooden farm table. {Bouquet via Belle the Magazine; Cake by Sweet and Saucy Shop; Rustic farm table via Oh Lovely Day}

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding.}


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