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Basic Invite

We’re so excited to introduce you to one of our favorite resources for wedding invitations, Basic Invite! With over 100 fonts, virtually unlimited color options, and multiple paper options, Basic Invite is a truly custom invitation company. Once you select one of their wedding invitation designs, you can change the color of each element using over 160 color options to build a suite that is perfect for your palette, down to the smallest detail. Even better? You receive an instant preview online and can order a printed sample of your exact invitation before placing your final order. We love that each of their invitations are part of a matching set that includes complementary designs for save the dates, programs, reception and RSVP cards, menus, and more! The variety of designs available means that there is a suite for every wedding style (we’re especially crushing on the classic Calligraphic Slant and the pretty Illustrated Corner Wreath. So what are you waiting for? Visit Basic Invite to learn more!

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*This post was sponsored by Basic Invite. All opinions are author’s own.

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Elegant White + Gold Ballroom Wedding

Laura and Joey’s Austin wedding is full of glitz and glamour! The couple was living in Connecticut while planning their Texas nuptials, so they brought in the fabulous CLINK to execute their vision of formal-meets-fun, with a healthy dose of sparkle. They selected The Driskill Hotel for their venue—it was love at first sight—and enlisted Amy of Merveille Event Design to create a mix of showstopping arrangements for the tables bedecked in gold sequin linens. Our favorite? The showstopping estate table with a “runner” of white roses and votive candles! Though Joey patiently assisted in choosing stationery and centerpieces, his excitement bubbled over at selecting the menu for the day. After consuming an inordinate amount of options during the tasting, he chose a nicely balanced selection of filet, sea bass, and veggie risotto to go along with their gorgeous cake from Simon Lee Bakery. We are head over heels for every perfect detail in these images from Forever Photography!

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Photography – Forever Photography | Ceremony Venue – First United Methodist Church of Austin | Reception Venue – The Driskill Hotel | Wedding Planning – CLINK | Floral – Merveille Event Design | Videography – Crescent Video Productions | Stationery – The Paper Place | Makeup – Maris Malone Calderon Makeup Artistry | Hair – Danielle Barr | Transportation – Transportation Consultants | DJ – Kit Kettermann | Pianist – Eddy Hobizal | Organist – Scott Davis | Bakery – Simon Lee Bakery | Gown – Amsale | Bridesmaids Dresses – Wtoo by Watters | Shoes – Kate Spade | Suit – Black by Vera Wang

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Romantic Wedding Inspiration in France

Be still our hearts. This gorgeous set of images by ARTIESE Studios from the Sylvie Gil Workshop in Burgundy have them skipping a beat! Set at Château De Varennes amidst the finest of vineyards, the styling by Brooke Keegan Weddings and Events is all about pure, classic elegance. A palette of the palest of pastels brings out the opulence of the venue, and lush compote arrangements by Holly Flora pair with glimmering taper candles and hand-tied napkins to set the sophisticated table. Claire Pettibone‘s elegant Emanuel gown, with its French lace sleeves and dramatic illusion back, is the ideal gown for the occasion, especially with coupled with a chic Jannie Baltzer headpiece and romantic hair and makeup from Marina Gandrey. We are dreaming of Europe and have completely lost ourselves in the beauty of these images from ARTIESE Studios!

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Photography- ARTIESE Studios at the Sylvie Gil Workshop | Venue: Château De Varennes | Event Design – Brooke Keegan Weddings and Events | Floral Design and Custom Candles – Holly Flora | Calligraphy – Little Miss Press | Gowns – Sarah Janks and Claire Pettibone | Headpiece – Jannie Baltzer  | Linens – La Tavola | Hair and Makeup – Marina Gandrey | Suit – The Black Tux | Accessories – Styled by TC | Models – Louise Molinaro and Christophe Bertin

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Welcome To The Weekend

Happy Friday, everyone! We are utterly amazed by all of the lovely details we encountered on EAD this week and are so excited to see what’s in store for the rest of the summer wedding season! From this Italian beach inspiration shoot, to our 10 favorite Etsy wedding stationery shops, we can’t help but swoon over all of the prettiness! Have a fabulous Independence Day weekend!

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{Image by Heather Hawkins Photography via Once Wed}

A few of our favorites from the week:

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10 Favorite Wedding Invitation Shops On Etsy

Etsy Wedding InvitationsEtsy is a veritable treasure trove of wedding inspiration, and nowhere is that more evident than in the collection of amazing paper goods available! We’ve pulled together 10 of our favorite Etsy wedding invitation shops. Whether you’re hunting for printable designs or custom letterpress, these ladies will have you covered!

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