laser tag

June 20th, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Paper - (Comments Off)


Maybe its just me, but when I think of lasers, I think of the good old days of laser tag and sci fi novels where aliens shoot lasers at us from space. Well, lasers are everywhere now and when it comes to invitations, its a great way to really showcase your vision and standout!

Here are some of my favorite laser cut invitations, starting with the gorgeous, vintage shape invites with calligraphy pictured above. I do. From the geniuses at Wedding Chicks.

Magical Garden invitations by B Wedding Invitations.

Super rad and rustic pop up, laser cut invitations by Wood and Grain.


Put a ring on all your single friends with these creative Save the Dates by Melbourne Laser Cutter.

Gorgeous wedding stationary from Ceci New York. Swoon.


Papel Picado style invitations by Sweet Magnolia Paper for a Fiesta themed 3rd Birthday Party!










Sources: see above

two if by sea

June 13th, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Paper - (1 Comments)


Warm and sunny weather draws us to our nearest beach | lake | boat | dock | yacht. With a nice breeze and a great view, its hard not to imagine getting hitched near the water. Nautical themed weddings are popular up and down both coasts and are a wonderful excuse for a four-day weekend for your guests. When it comes to paper, give them a little something to get excited about with these fresh takes on traditional Nautical invitations that are guaranteed not to make you seasick.


Love this suite from Beloved Indeed Paperie. Perfect for a fun day wedding on the dock!


And for the rebel/pirate in us all, these tattoo inspired invitations from Faye + Co. are super fun!


While this suite from Bella Figura is a little more traditional, I love how the rope details are incorporated in a slightly less expected way.


everything’s coming up watercolor

June 6th, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Paper - (Comments Off)



I have fond memories of craft days at school where we were all given a set of Crayola water color palettes and some thick white textured paper and told to make some variety of trite family portrait where everyone’s head is too big and girls and boys can only be determined by the addition of a skirt.

In fact, my mom still has mine from kindergarten framed and hanging in the bathroom. Maybe is the nostalgia of those homemade art projects long past, or the simply the softness of the colors as the delicately swirl together, one thing is certain, however; watercolor is definitely the new must have design element in paper.

This trend is great for weddings and events because of its versatility; it can be modern, romantic, or just down right fun! It’s perfect for destination/beach weddings as well as rustic/homespun themed events, and even baby showers! Here are some examples of my personal favorite new designs, including the absolutely stunning succulent and flower wedding suite above!


Super fun Southwest-Americana design by Pitbulls and Posies!

These would be perfect for a late summer or fall wedding!

Obsessed with these mod faceted invites from Spencer Studio. Perfect for a fun, modern wedding!

These pretties are from Oh My Deer and would be lovely for an outdoor/garden wedding!

Love is in the air? Adorable! And they scream destination wedding to me. And for the DIY’ers out there, this save the date tutorial from Oh So Beautiful Paper gives you the run down on how to make your own!












Sources: Julie Song InkPitbulls and PosiesSmitten on PaperSpencer StudioOh My DeerWedding Paper DivasOh So Beautiful Paper

all that glitters

May 30th, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Paper - (Comments Off)

If you’re like me and couldn’t wait to see The Great Gatsby, you are likely still coming down from glitter, glitz, and glam withdrawal. Luckily you have a birthday/anniversary/saturday coming up to stage your tribute recreation of the iconic and ridiculously over-the-top-soirees from the film. The best way to set the tone for any event is with, you guessed it, the invite! So in keeping with the razzle-dazzle, art deco designs that defined the roaring 20s; here are a few of my favorite paper picks that are sure to get the Gatsby going:
Lovin this glitter accented design by Wedding Paper Divas above!  You could even fill the envelope with glitter to drive home the glam factor!
The design on the left by Invitations by Ajalon really sets the formal tone without being too over the top. Perfect for a Gatsby inspired wedding.  And this invite on the right from Paper Source takes a bit more modern spin but we have an unhealthy obsession with chevron, and those envelope liners are to die for!
If your doing a Gatsby  garden party theme, or a day event, these wedding invitations from HelloLucky! are about the most gorgeous designs around, though I may be a little biased, since they were my wedding invitations. Swoon.

Obsessed with this invite suite from the folks over at Hello Tenfold. These capture all the glamor we love whilst still being sophisticated in that good way.
All of these invites are sure to jazz up your next event. Just remember to add lots of champagne!







Sources: Wedding Paper DivasInvitations by AjalonPaper SourceHelloLucky!Hello Tenfold



a lovely love

May 23rd, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Paper - (Comments Off)


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{  erin boyce – paper  } 

On a lovely day in March two years ago in Dallas, Texas, I married my wonderful husband Jack surrounded by our family and close friends. The wedding was held in a sweet old chapel in downtown and the reception afterwards at the Filter Building overlooking White Rock Lake. Our wedding was full of color, diy projects, southern food, great music, and lots of dancing! It was an absolutely perfect day!


april showers

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

April showers bring May flowers…  and garden parties… and summer dresses….

Check out this fun inspiration for those spring soirees including paper flowers, confetti garlands, and romantic invites.


giving thanks part II

March 21st, 2013 | Posted by Hello Love in Paper - (Comments Off)

Last week we talked about when to send a thank you note… but what should it say? If you’re not Emily Post it can be hard to get the words flowing. Here are some quick tips on Thank You note etiquette.

Greet the thank-you-note recipient: “Dear _________,” (People like to hear their own name.)

First Sentence: Don’t state the obvious…. “I am just writing to say…” (Duh.) Just say it.

Actual First Sentence – Thanks: “Thank you for the ______________.”

The gift of money is a touchy subject – you should refer to it as ”your generosity” or “your kindness” instead of “Thanks for the cash.” Sounds better doesn’t it?

Use: Mention how you will use (or have already used) the gift. “I wore the blouse the very next day.”  If it’s cash/check/gift certificate - say how you plan to use the money. “It will be a great help in fixing up the new house.” Don’t exaggerate – you’ll insult their intellect. i.e. “It’s the best gift ever!”

Wrap It Up: Say how great it was to see them at Aunt Sally’s tea party, how you hope to meet again soon, or (if it’s someone you barely know) hope they are doing well.

Be Redundant: ”Thanks again for your gift.”

Sign It: (duh)

Overall: Be genuine, hand write it, and make it personal. Don’t use wording that could be photo copied for each guest – “Thank you for the gift. It’s great.” People will probably assume you paid someone to write the same note over and over. Which you can do, by the way… a lot of calligraphers provide that service. Just make sure they’re specific.



Photo credits: SugarPaper, Crane,