well thanks!

August 8th, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Paper - (Comments Off)


One of the best ways to thank your guest is……by sending out your thank you cards! The earlier the better in my opinion. Heck, write them on the plane en route to your honeymoon and then you’ll be done and can get to more fun stuff!!! Seriously, I know some people say a year but it takes 2 minutes and your guests will appreciate that you didn’t pop out a kid before you thanked them for that retro toaster they bought you, just sayin. If you didn’t by matching ones with your wedding invites, here a few that I think fit the bill for thanks.

For starters, I love the idea of a city specific thank you. Hello Lucky has a bunch of great ones for major cities, like these LA ones shown above!


Gorgeous thank you by Gakemi Art+Design for Minted. Get it with you and your hubs initials!


Didn’t get “that shot” at your wedding? Get day after photos later so you can wear that dress again and pose for these adorb thank you post cards from Viola Prints on Etsy!!


For all you crafty brides: Get a custom stamp made (like this one from Paper Sushi and make your own!

2013-08-07_0005You can’t miss with these chevron, gold foil stamped notes from Paper Source. They say thank you in a way that feels as luxurious as sipping that leftover bubbly from those Kate Spade toasting flutes you got from your favorite aunt.

Happy Thanking!


congratulations alicia!

August 1st, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Paper | Parties | Style - (Comments Off)


We couldn’t be more thrilled to share these photos of Alicia’s baby shower. Not only is she a Hello, Love contributor, she is a dear friend, an adorable preggo and as of last week a mom for the second time. This shower was featured on 100 Layer Cakelet (thanks so much ladies!) but we felt like it was such a huge Hello, Love collaboration of love that we had to feature it too! Erin made the invitations and decor, I hosted and cooked, Tammy donated the prize for the raffle, Emily made the sweets and our newest guest contributor Cat did our hair and makeup!

Welcome to the world baby Pia and congratulations to the Rico Family!



























Photography: Charla Storey // Sweets: Cakewalk Bakeshop // Paper and Decor: Sweet Magnolia Paper // Flowers: Bows and Arrows // Hair and Makeup: Cat at Knockout Beauty // Raffle Prize: La Bichette

pushing the envelope

July 25th, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Paper - (Comments Off)
Envelopes are just as important as what’s inside. Choosing the right envelope can elevate any wedding stationary and help set the tone for your event. Here are some great examples of wedding envelope ideas that don’t just mail it in.
Calligraphy is a wonderful way to spice up your wedding stationary, and save yourself the four hours it’ll take to address them yourself! If you write like I do, you should probably hire a pro! We LOVE Lisa Holtzman!
Love this address embosser from tinyprints! Its gorgeous and functional, what more do you want? Best part is that it works with any color envelope!
Wax seals channel that formal, romantic vibe and scream, “hey, it’s official.” Also a great use for that signet ring you’ve been eyeing with your new initial?!
Really fun take on envelope labels! perfect for afternoon garden DIY wedding!

get with the program!

July 18th, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Paper - (Comments Off)


Programs are often an overlooked item of the wedding paper that simply lists the wedding ceremony and music and list of the wedding posse. After the ceremony it usually ends up in that oubliette between the console and the drivers seat of your car along with parking tickets and celeb-crazed magazines accidentally swiped from the nail salon… or at least that’s what I find in my car, ha ha!

But programs can be awesome! Here’s a few forget-me-nots! (like these paper bag programs from For Print Only! They hold pom poms to throw at the happy couple – love!)


A silhouette program, like this one from First Impression Invitations, will cut down on the “who is that girl” debate!


Sometimes keeping things simple is best. Love this. // Photo: The Becker


I love succulents and DIY fun! These are gorgeous, and useful for a summer fete! See more here.

Plantable Forest Wedding Program

Don’t want your programs to go to waste? Look no further than Green Bride Guide - these have seeds in the paper so you can grow wildflowers!


Need another use for those engagement pictures? How about a flip book to keep guests occupied? Minted has tons of styles to choose from and all kinds of other matching goodies!


paper decor

July 11th, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Paper - (Comments Off)


Lately, paper crafts have been everywhere in wedding and event decor. Here’s a few that made our cut list, starting with this insanely gorgeous paper flower and draped alter by Calder Clark and Blossom Events.


Super rad geometric hanging decor by Nicole Rene of Simply Savannah Events.


Origami Paper Crane Backdrop by Elizabeth Anne Designs.


Geometric paper decor by Indie Wed and Jayne Weddings . Love!


Obsessed with these paper chains photographed by First Mate! Sooo cute!


Alice in Wonderland and Wizard of Oz sized paper flowers from Ruche. So pretty! Here’s the tutorial if you’re feeling crafty!









menu du jour

July 4th, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Paper - (Comments Off)


Menus are a beautiful addition to any table setting and really adds that “something extra” to your wedding or event! Here are my fav menu ideas, starting with these gorgeous placemats. Love the simplicity of this rustic placemat – great if you are having a buffet but still want to have something lovely on the table.


Wine bottles are the perfect place to do a menu, plus I love wine that’s already on the table – saves you a trip to the bar!


Paper bag menus from Bash Please! So fun for a laid back reception or at home movie night!


Circle menus are so chic and look great with fuller place settings.


I love walking into a bakery/deli and seeing these kraft paper menus. Perfect for such a wide range of and styles of events! So rustic and modern – love!


Printed menu on chocolate! CHOCOLATE!!!


Sources: Wedding ChicksStyle Me PrettyBash PleaseA Trendy WeddingAt Home in LoveSugar Rush Events

got swagger?

June 27th, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Paper - (Comments Off)


One of my absolute favorite wedding details has to be the sweetheart chair swags and signs that brides are doing. Sometimes it’s the small things that make a really big impression. Here’s a few of my top swag picks, starting with these darling ones by Yuling Designs, pictured above. They’re perfect for an outdoor rustic event!


I am obsessed with kraft paper at weddings! These ones by Sweet Emilia Jane are inexpensive and totally fab!


These hubby and wifey chair swags are perfect for a Vegas or Atlantic City wedding! And love these delicate watercolor triangle swags!


Try these simple and glittered signs by BHLDN or these free printable Bride and Groom signs from Love vs. Design – sweet swag!











Sources: Grey Likes WeddingsStyle Me PrettyEtsyMartha Stewart WeddingsBHLDNLove vs. Design