Wedding Color Combination: Spotlight on PURPLE!

One of the first things brides must decide on when planning their weddings is a color scheme, usually one that fits with the season or time of year when she is getting married. What I’ve noticed after working in the “wedding business” for several years is that PURPLE is often a popular choice when choosing color combinations for a wedding! In fact, when sorting through and organizing my stacks and stacks (and stacks!) of leftover invitation paper recently, I came across SO many shades and variations of the color purple. This gorgeous color needed far more storage space than some others. So… you may be wondering what is so special about PURPLE?

What I think makes PURPLE such a perfect color for weddings is that it is so versatile, meaning you can pair it with just about ANY other color. Even if PURPLE is not your favorite color, put it next to your favorite color and you will have a great combination! Just browse Pinterest to see what I mean… check out how PURPLE can be used with all of these other colors to make a fabulous palate for your wedding! Click on any photo to see more ideas of how to use these awesome color combinations!

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As you can see, PURPLE looks amazing with so many different colors and shades!!! You can’t go wrong with this color choice. No matter the month, season, or style of your wedding, purple is sure to work in some way. If you want to talk more about colors for your wedding invitations or wedding day stationery, hit me up! I LOVE this stuff! Here are some invitations we have designed using PURPLE! Maybe one will inspire you to use PURPLE in a new way for your own wedding or upcoming celebration!

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‘RSVP to me’ Nautical Wedding Invitation meets "Style Me Pretty"

We were absolutely thrilled when we heard from our bride that her beautiful wedding made the one and only Style Me Pretty! “A classic wedding with just a touch of nautical pretty” is exactly what this wedding was and we are beyond honored to be apart of it and to have created the invitations for this lovely couple. Alison Conklin Photography did an amazing job capturing every single detail so be sure to check out their website along with SMP for all the gorgeous details to ooh and ahh over.
Photo Courtesy of Alison Conklin Photography
When Jacqueline and Andrew met with us it was very important to them to incorporate the nautical feel. Having their wedding at Gurney’s Resort and Spa in Montauk they wanted every small detail perfect, from the invitations, which is the first impression to their guests all throughout their wedding.
Photo Courtesy of Anna Hurt Photography

A great note from the bride, “I think what is so inspiring about our wedding is the unique, romantic, nautical details and the almost Gatsby naivety about us in pictures. My dad’s vintage 1955 Volkswagen Beetle was a hit and made a special moment for him and I before the ceremony and obviously looked adorable in pictures!”

Photo Courtesy of Alison Conklin Photography
We at RSVP to me, are honored to be able to help capture the nautical theme that this adorable couple elegantly incorporated into their special day. We wish you a lifetime of love, happiness and pure bliss.

Custom vs. NOT… How to know the difference

cus·tom : [kuhs-tuhm] – adjective 1. made especially for individual customers; 2. made-to-order goods

The word ‘custom’ gets carelessly thrown around much too often when it comes to invitations.

I’m not here to discuss my thoughts on other invitation/stationery vendors and how they chose to provide their work, but I want to make a CLEAR distinction between “custom” invitations vs. those REFERRED to as “custom” by a vendor with nothing but books!

It always bugs me when I hear some say that their work is custom as I see them displaying nothing but invitation sample books or sample invitations that came from a book. “custom” does not mean picking out of a book, and simply putting YOUR information on it – that’s just “personalization”. If you look at the definition listed above, each word describes EXACTLY what “custom” means.

  • “MADE” – yes, made BY hand – created, designed, assembled by a PERSON, NOT a machine!
  • “ESPECIALLY” – for YOU! – you will NEVER pick someone else’s invitation and they will never pick YOURS!
  • “FOR INDIVIDUAL CUSTOMERS” – starting from scratch, putting together papers, layers, embellishments to fit YOUR personal style, theme and budget.

Whenever I meet with one of my clients, you can be sure there will be no books present. I sit down with that person, talk to them and get to know what they are about, and what they want their event to be like. This gives me a better understanding of their taste and style. We then start to pull together their “custom” invitation based on this style, their colors, and any other ‘tidbits’ of information that will help create a truly unique CUSTOM invitation you cannot find in any invitation sample book! The possibilities in this process are endless!

Whether you choose my services or the services of another custom invitation vendor, please be aware that if you see a book being walked over to you, remember this very post…it is not custom if there is a design already in place with colors already picked for you. If you are looking for “custom” invitations, make sure you’re getting the real thing!

Photo credit: Anna Hurt Photography