4 Great Blogs for Design Inspiration

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black and white table setting

When you are coming up with new ideas, it’s great to be inspired. This is true for wedding design, interior design and just about anything else creative. Looking at wedding blogs for wedding inspiration makes sense. But I also find that looking slightly inside what I want to create can really super charge my creativity.

These are 4 cool places for new design ideas, cool artists and general creativity. I hope they help get your creativity flowing:

scissors paper rock paper inspiration

scissors + paper rock!

For some of the coolest things you can do with paper, scissors + paper rock! is the place. This blog features really talented indie designers. And it showcases everything from paper installation art to intricate papercuts done by hand. As a fan of dimension in paper design, this is a favorite place for me.
scissorsandpaperrock.blogspot.com

 

DIY ornament wreath

Eddie Ross

Proof that great design doesn’t have to be stuffy or out of reach. Eddie Ross’ blog is full of tips for great style on a normal person’s budget, including entertaining, design, and yes, DIY. One of my favorite posts is just Eddie in a Dollar Store picking out beautiful and affordable table decor…great for a wedding. He features amazing inspiration for table setting design, including the first picture on this post.
www.eddieross.com/eddie_ross

 

mod podge rocks

Mod Podge Rocks!

First off, yes it does! For those of you who have yet to discover this miracle in a bottle, Mod Podge is a non-toxic water based glue and sealer that lets you do creative decoupage with paper and fabric. And for great ideas on what you can decoupage, this site is inspiration heaven.
www.modpodgerocksblog.com

 

the red thread

The Red Thread

A talented children’s art designer, Lisa has a knack for finding other talented, cool and unique artists. A great place to discover new independent designers, and to let your inner child play.
theredthreadblog.blogspot.com

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding. For more wedding and party stationery advice, get our free Wedding Style Guide. }

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10 Handmade Styles for Beach Weddings

Posted by in Create the Look, In the Studio, Our Designs, Wedding

starfish or seahorse beach fan wedding program

With spring finally here, we’ve been seeing a lot of interest in our beach wedding invitations, programs and place cards.

Starfish folded wedding invitation

{beach program fan and folded wedding invitation handmade  by Imbue You Wedding, imbueyou.com/wedding}

So beach wedding planning season must be on. And so to help narrow down the many choices out there, here are 10 of my favorite handmade designs for beach weddings found on Etsy.

conch shell save the date bookmark

Save the Date.

Not only does this save the date announce your theme early on, it’s a bookmark your guests can use again and again…maybe while relaxing on the beach with a good book. {handmade by www.SunshineandRavioli.etsy.com}

beach wedding dress shrug

Dress Up the Dress.

Beach wedding gowns are often light and airy. But if you want to add a little more va-voom…and still be able to walk easily on sand, this glamorous shrug could be your answer. {handmade by www.EmpressBride.etsy.com}

beach wedding sign

The Signage.

Handmade custom signs point your guests in the right direction, in a fun personal way. {handmade by www.Funkifolkart.etsy.com}

seashell beach wedding pomander ball

The Aisle Decor.

These shell balls are a beachy alternative to floral balls for the back of chairs lining the aisle. {handmade by www.iDoArtsyWeddings.etsy.com}

nautical chart wedding guest book

The Guest Book.

This map covered handmade guest book is a real heirloom piece, not just because of the guests’ words within. But also because of the hand bookbinding work, including coptic stitching. {handmade by www.OliveArt.etsy.com}

seahorse wedding place card

The Placecards.

Seahorses are a wonderful alternative to shells and starfish for beach weddings. And these are very unique, very fun placecards. {handmade by www.TimelessPaper.etsy.com}

beach wedding sand votives

The Decor.

Real makes an impact. So as much as you can include real shells, starfish, anchors, etc. to your wedding decor. The more authentic items you include the more you immerse your guests in your theme. These votive holders are made with real sand. {handmade by www.seasidedesigns.etsy.com}

shell wedding cake server set

The Cake Cutting.

The cake cutting is often the signature event of the wedding (after the “I dos” of course!). Beach it up with elegant shell covered cake servers that become a memento of your special day. {handmade by www.Beadz2Pleaz.etsy.com}

glass fish beach wedding centerpiece

The Centerpiece.

Wow. Ice-sculpture is beautiful, but this glass fish inspired centerpiece is eye-candy you can keep. Placed prominently in your reception space, it will add an elegant artistic flair. {handmade by www.ConfectionsInGlass.etsy.com}

beach wedding starfish tags

The Takeaway.

Clean, friendly design makes these favor tags appropriate for a variety of beach weddings, from casual to elegant. {handmade by www.maidavale.etsy.com}

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding. For more wedding and party stationery advice, get our free Wedding Style Guide. }

 

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