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  • New: Canon’s R7 and R10 APS-C Mirrorless Cameras
    25 May 2022

    Canon has expanded its R-series line with the introduction of two APS-C mirrorless cameras: the 32-megapixel EOS R7 and the 24-megapixel EOS R10. Unlike the smaller, entry level APS-C M-series like the M-50 Mark II, Canon’s R7 and R10 cameras are compatible with Canon’s full-frame RF lenses (albeit with a 1.6x crop) as well as the two just announced RF-S lenses. An optional mount adapter can be used for Canon EF and EF-S lenses as well.

    Canon’s 32-megapixel EOS R7.

    Both cameras feature Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF with options for people, animals and vehicles subject detection/tracking. The R7 and the R10 can capture up to 15 frames per second with the mechanical shutter and deliver up to 7.0 stops of image stabilization (lens-based only for the R10) and both can capture 4K video. The R10 is smaller and lighter, measuring 4.83 x 3.46 x 3.28 and weighing 13.48 ounces (body only). With its built in flash, single SD card slot and $980 price point (body only), the R10 is better suited for enthusiasts and consumers who want to step up to a mirrorless camera from a DSLR or the entry level M-series line.

    The 24-megapixel Canon EOS R10.

    Of the two, the $1,499 (body only) EOS R7 offers more pro-level still and video features and may hold especially strong appeal to EOS R5 and EOS R6 users who want the extra reach of a cropped sensor and/or a back-up to their higher end camera(s). Some of the stand-out features of the R7 versus the R10 include built-in image stabilization up to 7.0 stops. Faster still image capture at up to a whopping 30 frames per second with the electronic shutter (compared with the R10’s approximate 23fps using the electronic shutter but only with certain lenses). With the EOS R7 you’ll also get dual SD card slots and a dust and moisture resistant body. Given these upgraded features, it’s no surprise that the EOS R7 is slightly larger and heavier than its R10 sibling at 5.20 x 3.56 x 3.61 inches and weighing 18.70 ounces (body only).

    The RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM.

    At the same time, Canon announced two new RF-S lenses designed for the new APS-C mirrorless line. The RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens will be available for $479 and the RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens will retail for about $300. Both lenses will be available in kits with either the R7 or the R10.

    The RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM.

    Canon’s RF-series, full-frame lenses will mount on the new cameras without an adapter but deliver a 1.6x crop with the R7 and R10’s APS-C sensors. We’ll have to wait and see if—or when—Canon expands the RF-S lens line with higher end glass. But because RF and RF-S lenses are interchangeable, most of your shooting needs will be covered but the current RF line.

    Canon’s R7 and R10 cameras and lenses are slated to be available by late 2022.


    Prices:

    EOS R10: $980 (body only); $1,099 (with RF-S 18-45mm); $1,379 (with RF-S 18-150mm)

    EOS R7: $1,499 (body only); $1,899 (with RF-S 18-150mm)

    For more information visit usa.canon.com


    The post New: Canon’s R7 and R10 APS-C Mirrorless Cameras appeared first on Rangefinder.

  • Chicago Engagement Session : Marie & Barret
    25 May 2022
  • Don’t Shy Away From This Tricky Lighting Roundup
    25 May 2022

    Capturing moments of love between couples is the most beautiful part of wedding and engagement photography. Working with various lighting elements can sometimes make the job difficult. For this month’s Photobug Community challenge we asked photographers around the world to share moments captured with tricky lighting. Some photographers might shy away from shadows, starlight, and indoor lighting—but not our community!

    As always, we weren’t disappointed by the submissions we received. Keep scrolling to see these inspiring images and learn more about next month’s challenge! 

    15 Incredible Tricky Lighting Photos

    photo by Redwhite Photo

    image by Framedia Wibowo

    photo by Martin Venherm

    image by RGMphoto

    image by Framedia Wibowo

    image by Aimée Flynn

    image by samsul hidayat

    photo by Tia Nash

    Thanks again to our incredible Photobug Community for sharing these images with us to help approach tricky lighting with a new mindset. Make sure you’re able to participate in next month’s photos challenge where we’re focusing on unique photography tools by joining our Facebook group. More details about the challenge will be announced soon. Don’t miss out!

    The post Don’t Shy Away From This Tricky Lighting Roundup appeared first on Photobug.

  • Brittany + Nathan
    25 May 2022
    Airlie Gardens Engagement Session

     

    Y’all, I just love this Airlie Gardens engagement session! Brittany and Nathan were so much fun to work with! Despite the ominous skies, they maintained positive, go-with-the-flow attitudes for the entire shoot. We were totally ready for the skies to open up and finish their engagement session in the pouring rain, but thankfully it held off until we were all getting into our cars. Lucky timing! Brittany is a big fan of blurry black and white images (same girl!), so I was more than excited to shoot a roll – they might be my favorite from the whole set! I love the romance in these images and how they almost have an old movie feel to them. Dreamy!

    Brittany and Nathan, your wedding next year can’t get here soon enough! Congrats again!

     

    Film Processing by PhotoVision Prints

  • SCOTT & MELISSA | MANSFIELD, OH
    25 May 2022

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    The post SCOTT & MELISSA | MANSFIELD, OH first appeared on Jeremy Chou Photography | Luxury Fine Art Wedding Photography in Pasadena, CA.
  • Ukrainian Photographer Creates Portraits of Hope in a Time of War
    25 May 2022

    On the Eastern edge of Ukraine, just 26 miles from Russia, lies the city of Kharkov. It is an industrial and cultural center, the former capital of Ukraine, and until recently, it was home to 1.4 million people, including award-winning Ukrainian photographer Alexandra Bolotina. Here is her story of how she and her fellow Ukrainians have coped as the war with Russia rages on, and how her idea to create glamour portraits of those involved in the war effort has provided them with hope and peace, even if just for a little while. 

    When the Russian attack against Kharkov began on Thursday, February 24, heavy shelling and rocket fire exploded across Kharkov. As Bolotina recalls, “For three months, the city fought to the death for its life. The first round of bombing was intense. Walls were vibrating, bombs were falling once every three minutes . . . at some moments, it felt as though there would be nothing left outside at all.”  

    Left: Kharkov damaged by bombs. Right: Stairs of a basement shelter. © Alexandra Bolotina 


    Bolotina, her husband, her elderly parents and nine pets—four who were theirs before the Russian invasion began and five who they found abandoned and took in—all left the city center to shelter in a relative’s home. They crowded together in a tiny basement room to increase their chances of surviving the attack. 

    [Read: How Photo Industry Companies are Helping as the War in Ukraine Rages On]

    The bombing took out the city’s power in the depths of winter. With no lights, they lived in darkness and by candlelight. With broken-out windows and no heat, they wore their winter coats and boots even to bed to stay warm and to be prepared in case they were bombed during the night and had to dig out of the rubble. With no running water, they melted snow to drink. By some mercy, the gas lines were undisturbed, and they were able to cook on the gas stove. After eight days, heroic electricians, working even as the city was being shelled, restored power to the city. After another five days, it was lost and then restored again.   

    “There, in shelters and basements, we grew into our city even stronger,” says Bolotina. “Hatred for the enemy did not consume us because the light, though weak, conquers darkness.” For those first two months, Bolotina and her family barely left their basement shelter and only stepped outside for 5 minutes at a time. She and her husband made a trek out into the city after three weeks, risking their lives to find food. More than once, they narrowly avoided being struck by rocket fire. Several markets were open. The shopkeepers were living there. They didn’t dare commute from work to home. 

    After only the first three days of bombing, Bolotina’s friend, soap maker Luba Orechova, who had stayed home instead of going to a shelter because she couldn’t bear to leave her animals behind, decided she had to get out and find a way to help. Orechova set out to find anyone she could who was helping the army. She was ready to do whatever was needed. She found a friend, a business owner, who had funds to purchase medicine and food, and also an abandoned puppy that she adopted. Together, they called shops and warehouses, picked up supplies, packed them up, and made deliveries to people in need—especially the elderly and handicapped who could not go out to find supplies for themselves. With no means of protecting themselves from the shelling, it was dangerous work, but they persevered and were joined by others.  

    Luba Orechova, “before and after.” © Alexandra Bolotina 


    Soon, they needed a larger space and were contacted by Dmitry Lantushko, a young businessman who offered his warehouse and his workers to help with their life-saving mission. Workers called around to markets, and friends from abroad sent supplies. They explored, and continue to explore, every avenue to keep supplies flowing to those in need. People from all walks of life became involved: drivers, businessmen, young mothers, mothers of soldiers, and even school children. Bolotina and her husband joined the effort in mid-March. She brought along her camera and a desire to document the efforts of the volunteers. Bolotina says she wanted, “to keep the history of these trying times, to uplift the mood of these dreadfully tired people, and to share the truth about the war and the people caught in it.” 

    Volunteers in the warehouse. © Alexandra Bolotina

    After a time, Bolotina had the idea to offer her professional craft, glamour portraits, to those involved in the volunteer effort. At first, she thought the idea would be rejected as frivolous, but everyone loved it as a way to lift their spirits and forget about the war, even if only just for a little while. Bolotina found a hairdresser and a makeup artist who volunteered their time, and they began to make portraits of hope, joy, and playfulness that embody a return to happier times. Bolotina says, “It was like a breath of hope and peace for all of us. The sounds of shelling and air raid alerts were behind the walls of my studio, but inside it, we were happy and enjoying every moment of the process!” 

    [Read: This Portrait Photographer Treats Every Subject Like a Hero]

    For Bolotina, this project has given her the feeling that armed only with her camera, she can help bring peace to her country. Sharing these images—the kind, open faces of her people—and their stories has helped her bring in donations to the warehouse from her friends and contacts abroad.

    Eighty days into the conflict, as shelling and rocket fire continue, it isn’t nearlyas constant as in the beginning and so Bolotina, her husband, and their rescued pets returned to their apartment in the city center. The warmth and brightness of May, the blooming flowers, and the return of others to the city and outdoor spaces provide welcome sights, smells, and sounds.  

    Bolotina reflects on the joy of returning to the city…”the joy of warm and bright May days, the aroma of dillies in the tired arms of a grandmother in a noisy market, a mosaic flower bed, lovingly planted by our heroes who defied destruction and fear. Old chattering women, as a symbol of constancy, make themselves comfortable on the benches and start to weave their macrame braids and news. The first babies appear on the swings in the park. We’re dreaming and planning again! We will live, not just survive!” 

    Warehouse workers group portrait by Ukrainian photographer Alexandra Bolotina.

    The conflict may be far from over, but the hearts and souls of the people of Kharkov already plan for peace.   

    Members of The Portrait System Powered by Sue Bryce, which Ukrainian photographer Alexandra Bolotina is a part of, created this mosaic of self-portraits in support of peace in Ukraine. 

    If you would like to follow and support the efforts of Bolotina and her friends at their warehouse in Kharkov, you can follow this link for more information about how you can help.  

    The post Ukrainian Photographer Creates Portraits of Hope in a Time of War appeared first on Rangefinder.

  • Julia & Colin
    25 May 2022

    The post Julia & Colin appeared first on Hoffer Photography: Genuine + Original Philadelphia Wedding Photographers.

    Friday SHOULD have been a tough day to shoot. It was hot, it was humid. There were brutal thunderstorms right around the ceremony. Yet, it couldn’t have been easier. Julia and Colin seemed pretty much care free. While the ceremony got delayed and then moved during a downpour, Julia was ready to drenched just to get the party rolling… So after the ceremony and a quick outfit change, things went off! Here’s a few images from a lovely day in New Hope…

  • Family From Viet Nam | Local Photographer
    25 May 2022
  • Fiona & Adam’s Wedding at Iscoyd Park
    25 May 2022

    We say on our homepage that we’re all about ‘taking pictures of people laughing their heads off at weddings’ and these lovely people are the perfect example of this. They really did have the best day ever, as all wedding should be! We should all aim to be surrounded by as much joy and love as these guys.

    The wedding itself was at the lovely St Oswald’s Church in Malpas before heading off the very beautiful Iscoyd Park. We absolutely love weddings at Iscoyd. Not only is it stunning inside (with massive windows lettings loads of delicious light in) but the grounds are brilliant for a few portraits without having to go far. Always a win! The groomsmen all got ready at Iscoyd too, in a lovely little cottage on the grounds. It had a Smeg fridge, that’s how fancy it was.

    Anyway (feel like there should be a drum roll here, maybe that’s just me), here are a selection of photographs from Fiona & Adam’s wedding at Iscoyd Park

  • Terranea Wedding in Los Angeles | Danny & Sarah
    25 May 2022

    Danny and Sarah had a traditional Jewish wedding at the stunning Terranea Resort in Los Angeles. The resort is one of the most beautiful locations that we photograph at and we have had the opportunity to capture many weddings here. We teamed up with the amazing So Smitten Events to capture these amazing moments from […]

    The post Terranea Wedding in Los Angeles | Danny & Sarah appeared first on Michael Anthony Photography.

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  • Top 10 Luxury Wedding Venues in Riviera Maya
    26 May 2022

    Are you looking for the perfect place to get married?

    If so, look no further than Riviera Maya!

    This tropical paradise is home to some of the most luxurious wedding venues in the world.

    And our expert team has the DL on the 10 BEST luxury wedding venues in the area.

    You’ll get hotel overviews, prices, entertainment options & more!

    Ready to find your perfect wedding venue?

    Let’s get started…

    10 Best Luxury Wedding Venues Riviera Maya
    1. Viceroy Riviera Maya

    ★★★★★ | ADULTS-ONLY | ALL-INCLUSIVE | PLAYA DEL CARMEN

    Nestled among jungle & mangroves, Viceroy is an intimate & secluded haven for adults.

    This luxury resort features elegant suites with private plunge pools, butler service, and 24-hour room service.

    And their pool deck is the perfect setting for a sunset wedding.

    Wedding packages start at $6000 and include:

    • Complimentary suite for the bride & groom
    • Private reception
    • Spa credit & much more

    And if you’re wondering about your entertainment options here, you’ve got plenty.

    Choose from activities like ATV tours, horseback riding, water sports and more.

    Why We Like It:
    • Breathtaking setting
    • Adults-only (no screaming kids running around!)
    • All-inclusive
    • Luxurious suites with private plunge pools
    Cons:
    • Pricey compared to other resorts
    2. Majestic Elegance

    ★★★★★ | FAMILY-FRIENDLY | ALL-INCLUSIVE | COSTA MUJERES

    Majestic Elegance is a classic all-inclusive resort on the stunning beaches of Costa Mujeres.

    This luxurious resort features elegant suites, gourmet dining, and top-notch service.

    Wedding packages start at $1250.

    They include a complimentary couples massage, a room upgrade, and a welcome selection of handcrafted sweets.

    And if you’re wondering about venue options, the Sky Wedding Gazebo is breathtaking!

    Entertainment options for you & your guests include a water park, live shows, and more! Why We Like It:
    • It’s family-friendly & all-inclusive
    • They offer a variety of luxurious suites
    • Beautiful setting on the beach
    Cons:
    • Not as secluded as other resorts
    3. Hotel Xcaret

    ★★★★★ | FAMILY-FRIENDLY | ALL-INCLUSIVE | PLAYA DEL CARMEN

    Hotel Xcaret is an all-inclusive eco-friendly resort located in the Riviera Maya.

    This unique resort features Mayan-inspired architecture, stunning views of the Caribbean Sea, and a wide variety of activities.

    Wedding packages at this resort start at $2900 and include ceremony decor, music, service staff & more.

    You can host your ceremony in their stunning Fuego Inlet.

    It overlooks the turquoise waters of the Caribbean & is absolutely stunning!

    And your guests will stay entertained with snorkelling, zip-lining, and more. Why We Like It:
    • All-inclusive resort
    • They operate off eco-friendly & sustainable principles
    • Beautiful & unique setting
    • Wide variety of activities for guests
    4. Rosewood Mayakoba

    ★★★★★ | ADULTS-ONLY | ALL-INCLUSIVE | PLAYA DEL CARMEN

    Rosewood Mayakoba is an adults-only resort located in the Riviera Maya.

    This luxury resort features over-the-water villas, a world-class spa, and 5-star dining.

    Wedding packages start at $3,995 and include decor & setup, spa credit, and more.

    You can host your ceremony in their beautiful on-site garden…

    And your guests will be entertained with cooking classes, golf, and more!

    Why We Like It:
    • Adults-only
    • All-inclusive
    • Stunning venue options
    Cons:
    • Not as many activities for guests as some other resorts
    5. Hotel Esencia

    ★★★★★ | ADULTS-ONLY | TULUM

    Originally a private home to an Italian duchess, Hotel Esencia has since evolved into 1 of Tulum’s most luxurious boutique hotels.

    With an organic spa, a private beach, and 24-hour service, you’ll have access to everything you could possibly want.

    Prices range from $600 – 1,090 per night.

    You can celebrate your big day with up to 300 guests at the hotel’s Palm Garden, beach, or main house.

    Entertainment options include sunrise yoga, water sports, and more!

    Why We Like It:
    • Adults-only
    • All-inclusive
    • Luxurious setting & services
    Cons:
    • Not as many venue options as some other resorts
    6. Nizuc Resort & Spa

    ★★★★★ | FAMILY-FRIENDLY | ALL-INCLUSIVE | CANCUN

    Nizuc is a family-friendly, all-inclusive resort located in Cancun.

    This luxury resort features a world-class spa, gourmet dining, and stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.

    Prices start at $1,070 per night.

    You can host your wedding on their beautiful Terra Nostra Terrace…

    Or choose from a variety of other outdoor venues. Your guests will be entertained with a kids club, water sports, and more!

    Why We Like It:
    • Family-friendly
    • All-inclusive
    • Luxurious services and STUNNING venues!
    Cons:
    • A bit pricier than other resorts
    7. Casa Malca

    ★★★★★ | ADULTS-ONLY | ALL-INCLUSIVE | TULUM

    Casa Malca is an adults-only, all-inclusive resort located in Tulum. This unique resort was once a private home to drug lord Pablo Escobar and has since been transformed into a luxury hotel.

    Wedding packages start at $2500 and include a private dinner, spa credit, and more.

    Entertainment options for you & your guests include exploring the nearby ruins, visiting the on-site museum, and more!

    Why We Like It:
    • Adults-only
    • All-inclusive
    • Unique history & setting that will absolutely wow your guests
    Cons:
    • Not as many activities for guests as some other resorts
    8. Unico 20º87º Riviera Maya

    ★★★★★ | ADULTS ONLY | ALL-INCLUSIVE | RIVIERA MAYA

    Located in Riviera Maya, Unico 20º87º is an adults-only, all-inclusive resort.

    This unique resort offers a relaxed yet luxurious setting with a focus on health & wellness.

    Wedding packages start at $5,800 and include ceremony decoration, event coordination, and more.

    You can host over 1000 guests at their extravagant ballroom, or opt for an intimate ceremony at the wedding gazebo.

    Your guests will be entertained with a variety of activities including golf, tennis, yoga, and more!

    Why We Like It:
    • Adults-only
    • All-inclusive
    • Unique setting and focus on health & wellness
    9. Papaya Playa Project

    ★★★★★ | FAMILY FRIENDLY | ALL-INCLUSIVE | TULUM

    Papaya Playa Project is a family-friendly, all-inclusive resort located in Tulum.

    This unique resort offers guests the opportunity to experience the real Mexico, with Mayan ruins, cenotes, and more.

    Wedding packages start at $3600 including a private dinner and event decor.

    Photo by Adrian Bonet Photography

    Entertainment options for you & your guests include water activities, exploring the nearby ruins, and more!

    Why We Like It:
    • Family-friendly
    • All-inclusive luxury
    • Unique venues with a focus on Mayan culture
    Cons:
    • It’s about 2 hours from Cancun International Airport
    10. Royalton Riviera Cancun

    ★★★★★ | FAMILY FRIENDLY | ALL-INCLUSIVE | CANCUN

    Royalton Riviera is a family-friendly, all-inclusive resort located in Cancun.

    This luxurious resort offers guests stunning views of the Caribbean Sea, gourmet dining, and top-notch service.

    Wedding packages start at $999 and include event coordination, complimentary room upgrade, and spa credit for the couple & guests.

    You can have your wedding at their stunning Ocean View Gazebo, beach, or Sky Terrace.

    Entertainment options for you & your guests include dance lessons, snorkelling, live music & shows and much more!

    Why We Like It:
    • Family-friendly
    • All-inclusive
    • Variety of entertainment options
    • Close to Cancun International Airport!
    Cons:
    • Not as many location options as other resorts
    Commonly Asked Questions
    1. What is the average cost of a wedding at a luxury resort in Mexico?

    The average cost of a wedding at a luxury resort in the Riviera Maya ranges from $999-$5800.

    But if you’re not set on the Riviera Maya, check out our Top 10 Destination Wedding Locations in 2022.

    We cover all the popular tropical destinations including price breakdowns!

    2. Do all luxury wedding venues in Mexico offer all-inclusive packages?

    Yes, most luxury..

  • Romantic St.Lucia Real Wedding
    25 May 2022


    How They Met

    While attending graduate school in upstate New York, Emily made a trip down to Philadelphia to meet with Alex, who she’d gotten to know through a couple of friends. The rest as the couple says “is history.”

    The Planning Process

    Envisioning their ideal wedding day, Emily and Alex pictured beachfront “I do’s” and tropical temperatures. As one of top honeymoon destinations in the world, the couple knew St. Lucia would certainly be a romantic setting.

    “We wanted something a bit different and St. Lucia offers beautiful sandy beaches, tropical greenery, the pitons and much more!” the couple says. 

    One thing stood in the way of their plans, and you can probably guess what that turned out to be: COVID-19. If they were going to make the wedding of their dreams go off without a hitch, Alex and Emily would need an experienced professional on their team.

    “Our amazing wedding planner, Michele with Awesome Caribbean Weddings, was our lifesaver,” Emily says. “She helped us navigate all of our decisions, including some tricky restrictions with COVID protocols. We wouldn’t have been able to plan such an amazing wedding without her help. We had absolutely no stress!”

    Logistics

    At the time, St. Lucia restricted travel on the island. This included going to town, uncertified excursions and having outside vendors enter your resort. 

    “So, we had the wedding entirely off-resort to allow vendors to attend,” the couple explains. “We booked excursions and vendors through our wedding planner who helped us with booking only certified and approved companies. “

    Wedding Time

    Luckily, almost all of Emily and Alex’s guests had direct flights from New York to St.Lucia. Once everyone arrived, the group was shuttled two hours away to the hotel. There, guests were met with custom-made welcome bags including personalized tumblers, koozies and tote bags courtesy of the couple. (Thanks to their Cricut machine!) And, because they went for a smaller guest count (eleven to be exact) the couple could fund a welcome catamaran cruise and dinner to kick off the party!

    Emily and Alex also used more of the budget splurge on their dream flowers and have an upscale dinner at Rock Maison (a 14-seat restaurant). And finally, thanks to Michele’s help, the whole group got to enjoy a full-day post-wedding excursion.

    “By having a destination wedding, we were able to leave almost everything to our planner, have an intimate week with our families, and not worry about not having a down payment for our house,” the couple says. “We have no regrets about having a small, intimate destination wedding!”

    Advice From The Couple

    "Brides who are flying: purchase a garment bag and bring your dress as your carry-on," Emily says. "I placed my dress, shoes, jewelry, groom’s outfit, groom’s shoes and matron of honor’s dress in the bag easily with room to spare! That way, if the luggage is lost, all of the wedding day essentials still make it to your destination. Also, try to get a make-up trial before the day of the wedding. It was so helpful for my make-up artist to learn what worked on my skin type and what didn’t work.”




    Vendors:
     Photographer: MLE Pictures; Wedding Planner: Michele Ince of Awesome Caribbean Weddings; Ceremony Location: Pigeon Island; Reception Venue/Cake: Cap Maison Resort; Florist: Box Wraps & Flowers; Stationery: Minted; Hair: Aurelia; Makeup Artist: Hannah Wagstaff; Gown Designer: Martin Thornburg; Men’s Attire: State and Liberty; Bridesmaids Dresses: Show Me Your MuMu; Violinist: Yannick James

     
  • Marriage requirements for Canadian getting married in Italy
    25 May 2022
    How can a Canadian get married in Italy

    Today we will explain to you which are the marriage requirement for a Canadian citizen willing to get married in Italy.

    Like the majority of nationalities, you must obtain a Marriage Nulla Osta.

    With the assistance of your wedding planner in Rome, the Canadian Consulate in Rome will issue this document once they receive all the documents listed below.

    Therefore, if you and your partner are both Canadian citizens, you will need a Marriage Nulla Osta issued by the Canadian Consulate in Rome.

    Please note that dual national citizens (Canadian and Italian) shall marry as Italian citizens and must contact the competent Italian Consulate in Canada for marriage banns (11 days).

    Your wedding planner in Italy can advise you on how to start marriage banns (pubblicazioni di Matrimonio) at the Italian Consulate in Canada.

    Please note that the Marriage Nulla Osta can only be issued by the Embassy of Canada in Rome.

    Please note that according to Italian law, the nulla osta is valid for six months from issuance and is written in the Italian language. After that, its content is drawn up according to Italian and Canadian laws.

    The request for the Marriage Nulla Osta can be made by mail or by attending the appointment in person.

    The delivery of the nulla osta usually lasts five business days from the time the Embassy receives a complete application.

    How to obtain a Marriage Nulla Osta for Canadians

    To get a Marriage Nulla Osta, you’ll need:

    • the marriage affidavit to be sworn and signed before a notary in Canada or at the Canadian Consulate in Italy (your wedding planner can provide the form to you in both cases);
    • all supporting documents (please see below)
    • the consular fees (please see below)

    as described above, each Canadian Citizen shall fill out and swear the marriage affidavit. 

    Your wedding planner can provide you with the form for the marriage affidavit to be sworn before a notary in Canada or the Canadian officials in Rome. 

    If you are abroad for any reason, you can sign and swear it at any Canadian Embassy or Consulate abroad.

    Additional supporting documents and personal information needed

    Some supporting documents are required and may be submitted in the original format or certified true copy. 

    According to Canadian law, a true certified copy is a photocopy of an original document, produced and certified by a person authorized (e.g., a lawyer in Canada).

    • Canadian passport (biographical page only)

    • The Birth certificate with parental information; if you were born in Canada;

    • a Certificate or Card of Canadian Citizenship (back and front) if born outside of Canada;

    • Marriage record search/letter issued by the Vital Statistics Office of each Canadian Province and Territory where you resided since reaching the age of 16;

    • final divorce certificate or decree, which indicates the date the divorce took effect (if divorced);

    • partner vital statistic death certificate (if widowed);

    • partner’s valid passport or ID card;

    • completed credit card authorization form;

    • mailing or pick up instructions (the Marriage Nulla Osta is sent to your wedding planners at their Italian address at no additional cost using the ordinary post.

    Consular processing fees

    Consular processing fees are mandatory for the issuance of a Marriage Nulla Osta. 

    Fees are payable through a credit card authorization only. 

    If you and your partner are both Canadian citizens, you require a Marriage Nulla Osta; therefore, each of you will need to pay a fee for each nulla osta that is $50.00 each.

    If you and your partner are both Canadian citizens, you will swear a marriage affidavit; therefore, you will need to pay a fee. 

    Fees are payable through a credit card authorization only

    Your wedding planner can provide you with the credit card authorization form.

    The fee can also be paid when you attend the appointment in person at the Canadian Consulate in Italy if you decide to swear the marriage affidavit in the Canadian Consulate in Rome.

    What to do after obtaining the Marriage Nulla Osta

    Your wedding planner will then bring the Marriage Nulla Osta to the competent Prefettura for the legalization.

    After the Marriage Nulla Osta is legalized, your wedding planner will present it to the marriage office of the town hall you intend to marry in Italy. 

    Banns of marriage (notice) are published in Italy only if one of the future spouses is a resident of Italy.

    Your wedding planner in Italy will then book before the civil ceremony an appointment for a declaration before the officials in which you will declare that there are no impediments of kinship, affinity, adoption, or affiliation between you, nor other impediments according to art. 85, 86, 87, and 88 of the Italian Civil Code.

    This declaration is mandatory for foreign nationals who do not reside in Italy. 

    If anyone of the couple is not familiar with the Italian language, your wedding planner will locate a professional english and italian speaking interpreter.

    Once all the paperwork are gathered by your designated wedding planner in Italy, the civil marriage ceremony will be formally authorized to perform. Two witnesses plus an interpreter (if necessary) shall be present at the civil marriage ceremony. 

    Please note that the witnesses can’t act as interpreters.

    According to Italian law, a woman cannot remarry in Italy if her previous marriage ended or become a widow within the last 300 days unless she obtains a waiver from the competent Italian Court).

    What to do after the marriage and validity in Canada

    Legal marriages celebrated in a foreign country are usually valid in Canada, and you do not need to register them in Canada. 

    However, some provinces do register marriages performed outside of Canada. 

    Please reach out the Vital Statistics Office of your usual place of residency for further information.

    · Marriage outside of Canada

    · Vital Statistics Office

    Note: It is recommended that, before leaving Italy, you or your designated person obtain from the Italian (Municipality) where the marriage took place several copies of the marriage certificate. If available, you may wish to request the multilingual format as the information is written in different languages, including English and French.

    Please note that the procedures and the types of marriage certificates issued may vary from one municipality to another.

    If you need to use the italian marriage certificate in Canada, the signature on the marriage certificate must undergo two processes, legalization and authentication.

    1. Submit the marriage certificate to the competent Prefettura Legalization Office.

    2. Once legalized by the Prefettura, mail the italian marriage certificate to the Embassy of Canada in Rome or to the Consulate of Canada in Milan requesting authentication services.

    The post Marriage requirements for Canadian getting married in Italy appeared first on Makeda Wedding Planner.

  • Real Couple Review: Jasmine & Jonathan’s Puerto Rico Elopement
    25 May 2022
    Jasmine and Jonathan so eloquently wrote a 617-word review, it was its own blog!
  • Anna and Vinnicius’ Proposal in Mallorca between rocks and crystal waters
    24 May 2022

    We are sure that you have dreamt about getting down on one knee and proposing, and of course! Because despite it being a very old tradition, it hasn’t stopped being a tradition that everyone wants to have, and it is SUCH a romantic moment… and even more so if we organise this proposal in Mallorca!

    Did you know that this Balearic island is one of the best places to celebrate a proposal as well as a wedding? Yes, the climate, waters, light and everything that Mallorca has to offer means that it exudes love and romance.

    Don’t miss this article! Because it will show you how this proposal went for this fantastic couple and it will also inspire you, because proposals are definitely a must! Do you want to find out all the details? Yes? Well we won’t keep you waiting any longer!

    Photo via: Weddings and Events by Natalia OrtizPhoto via: Weddings and Events by Natalia OrtizA proposal in Mallorca, the dream for many

    The beach is always a magical place, ideal for a romantic date or to create a special ambience, and especially on the beautiful beaches with crystal waters on the Balearic Islands.

    That’s why so many couples choose Mallorca who travel to the beach to have a warm and romantic atmosphere to say “I do”.

    The couple here, Anna and Vinnicius, chose Mallorca for him to get down on one knee in front of his girlfriend and pull out a ring to ask the big question. And beach proposals are perfect for lovers of romance, feelings and emotions!

    Photo via: Weddings and Events by Natalia OrtizThe setting, amongst rocks and crystal waters

    It was one of the small coves of Mallorca where Vinnicius had thought about getting down on one knee in front of his girlfriend and pulling out the gorgeous ring, so of course, before this happened, we had to prepare a dreamy setting.

    For the magical moment at this proposal in Mallorca, we laid out a white towel with geometric motifs over the rocks at the seashore so that the couple could sit down. On top of this, we placed a small wooden table with white wine, glasses, a candle and two plates so that they could taste the snacks available. 

    After the snacks… the moment arrived!

    After filling their stomachs, Vinnicius was ready to get down on one knee. And, with the surprise and emotion of his girlfriend, he asked the big question.

    She, without doubting it for a second, said yes letting out a loud laugh and automatically giving him a big kiss and a warm hug. Anna just thought that she was going to have some food by the waves of the ocean, and she ended up being the main character of her own proposal in Mallorca!

    Photo via: Weddings and Events by Natalia OrtizPhoto via: Weddings and Events by Natalia OrtizPhoto via: Weddings and Events by Natalia OrtizStyling according to the special moment

    The styling selected for such a special day was, for Anna, a fresh, light, strappy dress covered with flowers, perfect for spring!

    In terms of Vinnicius, he opted to wear a classic white shirt and light grey trousers. 

    Both looked elegant, barefoot and very Mallorcan! Absolutely perfect for the occasion of a proposal in Mallorca!

    Photo via: Weddings and Events by Natalia OrtizA moment to remember!

    In this moment, which is very important because it is the beginning of a new life, the couple couldn’t not remember this moment, so, Tanya Vasiliuk was in charge of looking through the lens to capture every moment.

    Long live love and pretty proposals! And it wouldn’t have gone so amazingly if it weren’t for the Wedding Planner, Natalia Ortiz, who was in charge of organising the proposal.

    Photo via: Weddings and Events by Natalia Ortiz

     

    At Perfect Venue we are always willing to organise your proposal so that this moment is the best ever experienced. Lets begin with the preparations!

    And if you are looking for more inspiration, you can’t miss these fantastic ideas: a proposal in Retiro Park, a proposal in Castillo de Santa Bárbara or a proposal in Buen Amor Castle. 

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  • Ultimate Comfortable Wedding Heels
    24 May 2022

    There are two types of brides: ones who will wear the cute shoes from dawn to dusk and those who kick them off as soon as they get back down the aisle. What if I told you it doesn’t have to be this way? No, seriously - you can have your wedding cake and eat it too! Pashion Footwear’s revolutionary design takes you from a heel to a flat without even having to take your shoes off. Read on to discover more about the perfect wedding day shoe courtesy of Michele Marie PR:



    Embrace Comfort on Your Big Day

    The Pashion brand has completely "reinvented the heel" through the creation of the world's first fully convertible heel-to-flat technology. With a simple twist of the heel, Pashion Footwear shoes convert from a sexy high heel to a sleek flat, adapting to anything the day throws your way with style and comfort

    Suffer-Free Style

    The bridal collection features low wedding heels as well as block heel sandals. Heels are available in 3” and 4” height and effortlessly convert into wedding bridal flats. Pashions are ready to take you everywhere from grassy ceremony venues, pre-drink pictures, and to hitting the dance floor. Perfect for engagement parties, the bridal shower, the bachelorette weekend, the wedding, and the honeymoon. Shoes are also available in a range of colors, including classic colors like sand and white. They even have a few styles in a gorgeous navy blue for your "something blue." The collection also offers bridesmaid heels – whether you want your girls wearing ivory block heel wedding shoes or nude patent stilettos, you’ll find the perfect pair at Pashion Footwear. 

    Snatch the Deals

    Get 15% off bulk bridal party orders of 4+ convertible heels with code: BRIDALPARTY101. All product is available on the website and under $250. 

  • 9 Tips to Creating the BEST Event Itinerary for Your South Asian Destination Wedding
    24 May 2022

    We’ve all been there – sitting around in a convention center or event hall (you know, the same one you have been to dozens of times for past friends and family weddings?) waiting for the post-wedding lunch to be over so you can head to Taco Bell for some real desi-favorite food between events. We’ve also all been to the Sangeet with far too many performances waiting for the oh-so-repetitive afterparty in room 232.

    Courtesy of Gareth Davies Photography

    But only if you’ve been to an Indian destination wedding in Mexico or the Caribbean have you really seen the light of how every moment can be so precious, how there is so much beyond just the events, and how no matter how much you cram in you still didn’t get to do and try everything you wanted to!

    One of the absolute best parts of attending a South Asian wedding in Cancun or Punta Cana or anywhere else in paradise is everything that happens before and after each event! So, each day, when our clients ask us how to structure their event flow for the weekend, it’s our pleasure to share the light and be a guiding voice in crafting their week in paradise.

    Courtesy of Bella Lumi

    Here are our tips to schedule the perfect event flow for your destination wedding:

    Tip 1 – Spread your events out and try to have just one main event per day. If you take nothing else away from this blog, please take this one to the bank! We have organized hundreds of destination weddings in Mexico and the Caribbean, and our team is made up of former destination wedding brides and grooms. The biggest tip we can share is to not overload any one day in paradise. Your main events are events like Welcome Night, Mehndi / Sangeet / Garba, Wedding Ceremony, and Reception. Ideally, you’d structure your event flow with one of these on each day. This allows your guests and more importantly – YOU – to really enjoy each day with friends and family. Instead of jumping from hair and makeup to the wedding back to hair and makeup to cocktail hour to reception to after party, you can carve out just a portion of the day dedicated to your main event and the remainder of the day to enjoy the pools, beach, or excursions with your loved ones. Never been to a wedding that had a reception on another day? Take our word for it – it’s AMAZING and our clients who listen to this advice end up over-the-moon with their decision on this one.

    Courtesy of Federico Salmeron

    Tip 2 – Don’t forget to schedule your bridal mehndi. I know – you are worried about your mehndi stain being nice and dark for the main event days. Well, guess what? Mehndi stains are most dark after about 2 or 3 days from the date of its application. So, if you are getting married on a Saturday, shoot for Wednesday or Thursday latest to get your bridal mehndi done. We recommend carving out 4-6 hours at night right before bedtime to get this done so you can head straight to bed and wake up the next day ready to go!

    Courtesy of Sweet Caribbean Photography

    Tip 3 – Skip the post-wedding and post-ceremonial lunches. These are easily the biggest waste of funds we have identified after organizing hundreds of Indian destination weddings over the years. These lunches are totally unnecessary. If you think about the last 5 weddings you went to, we will bet the post-wedding lunch was not a top highlight of any of those weddings. More importantly, the only reason we are used to having a post-wedding lunch is because hosts feel like they need to provide for this as guests are waiting around in a convention hall until the reception. But in paradise, there is no waiting around. Every minute could be better spent by the pool, trying new restaurants, or on a fun excursion. There is food literally everywhere! Lastly, we have seen so much food wasted at post-wedding lunches in destination because ultimately even if you choose to have one, most guests will skip and continue on with their vacation.

    Courtesy of Federico Salmeron

    Tip 4 – Pay attention to the weather and if you are going to battle the sun, invest in shading. We don’t recommend it, but each summer we do have couples that end up choosing a wedding ceremony time between 12-3PM. If you must do so due to auspicious or other reasons, please select an indoor venue (we can definitely recommend some that still have ocean or garden views) or invest in shading for your guests. Bonus points for investing in misters and portable AC units. Refreshments and ice cream or popsicles are also a great touch here. If possible, shoot for a 10AM or 5-6PM start (of course, check for historical sunset times to avoid the dark hitting too early!).

    Courtesy of GV Photographer

    Tip 5 – Fewer events means more budget to spend on higher end food, beverage, décor, florals, etc. for the events you do have. Yes, we are targeting you Mehndi night! Having a few mehndi artist stations at your Sangeet or Garba is a great way to combine 2 events into 1. That means eliminating duplicate speakers, lights, and a dance floor. It also means your décor and floral budget for 2 events can now be invested into 1 much more amazing event! Lastly, it’ll save you photo and video hours.

    Courtesy of Sweet Caribbean Photography

    Tip 6 – Don’t make the mistake of thinking your guests will just come for 3 nights. On average, Shaadi Destinations wedding guests stay for 4+ nights. It is very rare for a group to average less than 4 nights because (1) guests are already investing in airfare, (2) guests get to take advantage of group rates for nights before and after the events, and (3) you’ve already done friends and family a HUGE favor for planning a reunion with zero effort on their part. All that being said, don’t worry about scheduling your bridal mehndi, your pithi or other smaller events on nights before or after the main 3 nights. You will be pleasantly surprised how many guests still attend these events even if they aren’t the main event!

    Courtesy of Gareth Davies Photography

    Tip 7 – You can pay to extend the party until the wee hours, but there are better uses of those funds. Remember, at all-inclusive resorts, there are generally bars, lounges, and clubs that are open until 1-2 AM. Most times, these beverage outlets are mostly empty and ripe for a takeover by your group after the reception. Best of all, it’s included and saves you thousands on extending your private event.

    Courtesy of Mike Cantarell Films

    Tip 8 – To cocktail hour or not? This one might surprise you but ditching the cocktail hour and just adding an hour to your reception is a great way to save on extra décor for the venue that would just be used for one hour. You can still use the first hour of your reception in a more casual cocktail-hour style way. It also encourages guests to come on time since they’ve lost the spongey cocktail hour and they won’t want to miss your entrance. It also allows you to still have your grand entrance as newlyweds (we recommend 45 minutes into the reception once the stragglers have arrived, and once guests have had a chance to get some liquid courage and apps too munch on!

    Courtesy of Federico Salmeron

    Tip 9 – Not every gathering requires the ‘private event’ designation; take advantage of included semi-private dinner reservations for your VIP crew or relatively inexpensive restaurant buy-out opportunities for meals outside of the main events

    Courtesy of Sweet Caribbean Photography

    Here are some of recommended event flows:

    ·       Flow 1

    o   Wednesday – 7-11PM – Bridal Mehndi

    o   Thursday – 10AM-12PM – Pithi or Pre-Wedding Ceremony

    o   Thursday – 7-11PM – Mehndi and Sangeet

    o   Friday – 10AM-12PM – Wedding Ceremony

    o   Saturday – 7-11PM – Reception

    ·       Flow 2

    o   Wednesday – 7-11PM – Bridal Mehndi

    o   Thursday – 6-8PM – Welcome Party

    o   Friday – 10-12PM – Pithi or Pre-Wedding Ceremony

    o   Friday – 7-11PM – Mehndi and Sangeet

    o   Saturday – 5-7PM – Wedding Ceremony

    o   Sunday – 7-11PM - Reception

    Courtesy of Luxart Wedding Studio

    Why we love these event flows

    Flow 1 allows your guests coming for just 3 nights (again, rare this happens) to still attend every important event and still allows them 6-8 hours each day to relax, unwind, and enjoy paradise without cramming too much on any given day. Guests who end up coming early (again, this is more common than you would think) won’t be overwhelmed by the two events in one day because the Pithi or Pre-Wedding Ceremony tends to be an easier and lighter event.

    Flow 2 is becoming quite common. Having a Sunday reception does scare some at first, but at the end of the day, your guests end up taking at least 1 day off of work anyways. So sliding the events back a day doesn’t really impact your guest count or how much time a guest is away from work. We also love how Flow 2 adds in an extra welcome party but keeps it light with it being just 2 hours – it’s a great way to welcome your guests without having to invest too heavily in the event (ie – no dance floor). Sticking to 6-8PM allows guests to mix, mingle, and grab some apps before heading to one of the restaurants at the resort they are dying to try! Plus, anyone unable to come on Thursday wouldn’t miss much as long as they get there by Friday!

    Courtesy of Take It Photo

    Shaadi Destinations is the premier, award winning, modern-day destination wedding travel agency for South Asian couples seeking a streamlined process, incredible experiences, and a party friends and family will never forget! We save our couples thousands of dollars while throwing them the wedding festivities dreams are made of.

    We live and breathe destination weddings - with just one consultation, you will be light years ahead in your destination wedding planning process. In less than one week, Shaadi Destinations will find you the most perfect resort that meets your needs, your budget, and your desires. With our vendor relationships and pre-negotiated exclusive perks at resorts across Mexico and the Caribbean, we are confident we can find exactly what you are looking for. You'll find we have the best rates, best incentives, and best booking experience.

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  • Weddings at Finest Playa Mujeres | Our Honest Review 2022
    24 May 2022

    Is Finest Playa Mujeres your dream wedding resort?

    It could be!

    From stunning ceremony venues to world-class dining, this resort seems to have it all.

    But does it match your vibe?

    Our wedding planners are here to help you make your decision.

    We’ve helped 100’s of couples plan their destination weddings here in Mexico…

    So here’s our honest review with everything you need to know!

    Ready to see what Finest Playa Mujeres has to offer?

    Let’s get started…

    Finest Playa Mujeres Wedding Review
    1. Hotel Overview

    ★★★★★ | FAMILY-FRIENDLY | ALL-INCLUSIVE | CANCUN

    Finest Playa Mujeres is 1 of the most popular resorts for destination weddings in Mexico.

    It’s easy to see why!

    This luxurious resort is located on the beautiful white sand beaches of Cancun.

    It’s all-inclusive, family-friendly, and has a ton of activities & entertainment options for guests of all ages.

    And their affordable wedding packages are just the icing on the cake…

    2. Wedding Packages

    Finest Playa Mujeres offers 3 different packages to choose from.

    Each of these can be customized to create your perfect day!

    1. Excellence Wedding Package

    This package starts at $850 for 10 guests staying at the hotel.

    It can also be free if you book an Excellence Club or Finest Club suite category for a minimum of 6 nights or 30 paid room nights.

    It includes:
    • Minister or judge services
    • On-site assistance by our wedding coordinators
    • Beach venue or gazebo overlooking the Caribbean Sea
    • Standard ceremony décor (white avant-garde chairs & high tables with white fabric)
    • Bridal bouquet & groom’s boutonnière
    • Wedding cake
    • Sparkling wine toast
    • Preparation & ironing of bride & groom’s attire
    • Complimentary suite for the groom the night before the wedding
    • Special turndown service for the wedding night
    • Preferential suite location within the category reserved 
    • Late check-out for the bride & groom
    • 5 digital full-color photos of the ceremony
    • 15% discount on all spa treatments
    • Honeymoon package
    2. Excellence of Love

    This wedding package starts at $1,500 for 20 guests staying at the hotel.

    It includes everything in the Excellence package and more.

    You’ll get:
    • Upgraded floral bouquet and boutonnière (Love Level)
    • 4 boutonnières or corsages for the wedding party (Love Level)
    • 1-hour cocktail party w/ hors d’oeuvres 
    • Love Level private reception (w/ standard white set-up)
    • Natural floral centrepiece for the head wedding table during dinner
    • 20 digital full-color photos (during the ceremony)
    • Bride’s hairstyling for the ceremony
    • Bride’s makeup application
    3. Gold Excellence

    This package is priced at $2,400 for 20 guests staying at the hotel.

    It has everything from the previous packages, plus entertainment options!

    You’ll get:
    • Additional decoration for your ceremony
    • Upgraded floral bridal bouquet & groom’s boutonnière (Gold Level)
    • Upgraded boutonnières or corsages for the wedding party (Gold Level)
    • Romantic or Caribbean music trio (45 min)
    • Gold Level private reception (with standard white set-up)
    • 15-min video of the ceremony 
    • Duet Balance Massage for the bride & groom (50 min)
    3. Ceremony & Reception Venues

    Finest Playa Mujeres has 6 wedding venues to choose from.

    From intimate beach ceremonies to grand ballroom receptions, they have it all!

    Choose from…

    1. The Beach

    This is a popular choice for couples who want a romantic & intimate ceremony.

    Plus, the views of the Caribbean Sea are absolutely stunning!

    2. Stone Gazebo

    If you’re looking for something a little more unique, this is a great option.

    It’s located just off the beach with beautiful views & decor to leave your guests in awe.

    3. The Grand Palapa

    This is a traditional thatched-roof palapa located on the beach.

    It has space for up to 150 guests and is a popular choice for receptions.

    4. Sky Bar Terrace

    For couples who want an unforgettable reception with a view, the Sky Bar Terrace is the perfect choice.

    It’s located on the top floor of the resort with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea.

    5. Las Dunas Beach House

    This is a beautiful beachfront venue.

    It’s a great choice for couples who want an elegant & intimate reception.

    6. Convention Center

    The Convention Center is a great option for couples who want a more traditional reception.

    If you’re planning a large & luxurious wedding, this venue is perfect!

    4. Gay Weddings

    Finest Playa Mujeres is a proud supporter of gay marriages!

    They offer all of the same services & amenities to same-sex couples as they do to heterosexual couples.

    Couples usually have a symbolic ceremony since legal paperwork is easier to do at home.

    If you’re interested in getting legally married, give us a call!

    We’ll guide you through the extra steps & paperwork.

    5. Room Types

    The resort has a variety of room types!

    All suites start at 800 sqft with spacious private terraces & modern interiors. 

    1. Finest Suites

    The Finest suites start at $351 per night and include a variety of room types.

    Choose from:
    • Junior Suite Spa or Pool View (4 guests)
    • Junior Suite w/ Private Pool (4 guests)
    • Family Suite (5 guests)
    • Junior Swim-Up Suite (4 guests)
    • 2-Storey Rooftop Terrace Suite w/ Plunge Pool (4 guests)
    • Pool Family Suite (5 guests)

    All suites include amenities like an oversized jacuzzi, 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi and more!

    2. Finest Club Suites

    The Finest Club suites are for all ages and start at $420 per night.

    These are a step up from the Finest Suites & offer access to members-only lounges & beaches!

    Choose from:
    • Junior Suite Pool View (4 guests)
    • Junior Suite Ocean View (4 guests)
    • 2-Storey Rooftop Pool Terrace Suite w/ Plunge Pool (4 guests)
    • Junior Swim-Up Suite (4 guests)
    • Finest Club Family Suite (5 guests)
    • Imperial Suite w/ Private Pool (4 guests)
    • Imperial Suite 2-Story Rooftop Terrace w/ Plunge Pool (4 guests)
    3. Excellence Club Suites

    These suites are adults-only and offer elevated luxury for couples looking for a romantic escape.

    With an Excellence Club suite, you’ll also get access to members-only lounge areas & beaches.

    Prices start at $399/night.

    Room types include:
    • Excellence Club Junior Suite Pool View
    • Junior Suite Ocean View
    • Junior Swim-Up Suite
    • 2-Storey Rooftop Terrace Suite w/ Plunge Pool
    • Imperial Suite 2-Story Rooftop Terrace w/ Plunge Pool
    • Imperial Suite w/ Private Pool
    6. Beach

    The resort has a beautiful, private beach that’s perfect for couples looking to escape the crowds.

    You’ll find plenty..

  • Marriage Proposal in Los Cabos
    23 May 2022

    For many of us, a perfect proposal is somewhere exotic and romantic, far from reality where two lovebirds can create their very own bubble of love. This is why proposing away from home is one of today’s most popular ways to get engaged. By choosing to pop the question on a getaway vacation, you create a special place with very special meaning only for the two of you.

    That piece of the world where you can always go back for a getaway and relive beautiful emotions and Los Cabos is by excellence that spectacular place perfect to pop the question. Imagine romantic sunsets, the sound of the waves in the background, perfect weather, and a refreshing breeze… how romantic is that? Los Cabos scenery and pristine beaches also offer the perfect backdrop for gorgeous engagement photos to share with family and friends to look at for a lifetime.

    Marriage proposal is already a big deal and something that will live forever in your memories. Now that you know the perfect place, we know the idea of proposing itself can be nerve-wracking and on top of that, planning that perfect moment from distance may sound extra stressful, but don’t you worry because we are here for you; we got your back.

    At creative destination events, we are your local expert, marriage proposal specialist, and your team of trust.  Our professional team of planners and designers will team up with you to create custom luxury marriage proposals based on your ideas and tailored to your unique style and personality, so it’s all about the two of you.

    We take care of everything from providing you with ideas, finding the perfect location, booking a fun activity, getting you a yacht or a private beach creating a luxe, spectacular setting, with music, gourmet food, intricate florals, a professional photographer to capture the special moment, and planning all the little details.

    We will guide you and assess you with Anything you need to make a dream marriage proposal a reality, stress-free, creating an epic romantic surprise so all you have to do is get on one knee and pop the question.

    Get in touch with us and let’s start planning together that one-of-a-kind marriage proposal for one-of-a-kind love story.

    The post Marriage Proposal in Los Cabos appeared first on Creative Destination Events.

  • The Best Mexico Wedding Resort for Every Budget
    23 May 2022

    Ah Mexico, the land of golden-sand aisles and lavish wedding perks – hello beachfront cabanas and delectable cuisine! For couples shopping for their Mexico forever-after, “How much is this?” and “Can we afford this package?” are often the first things that come to mind. Yes, it’s time to have the money talk. No, you don’t have to let your wedding dreams be dreams because of money. It’s time to let those financial stressors sail down the lazy river, we’re taking you on a tour of the best Mexico wedding resort for every budget. Hop in, it’s time to save some moolah!

    Wyndham Alltra Playa del Carmen

    Wedding Packages Cost: Free – $8,236
    Room Rate: $120 – $230

    The adults-only Wyndham Alltra all-inclusive resort is located on a sun-drenched beachfront in the center of Playa del Carmen. Your destination wedding can take full advantage of the azure oceans, unique culture, and coastal beauty. There’s much to enjoy for all wedding guests at the Wyndham Alltra Playa del Carmen wedding, from wine tastings to action-packed aquatic sports.

    24-hour room service is included for everyone, so consider breakfast in bed! The “Sweet Suites,” which are developed particularly for couples, will make your Wyndham Alltra Playa del Carmen wedding even more romantic. Aside from the wedding ceremony, there’s great music all night, a private immaculate beach, and all-inclusive activities like tequila tasting and windsurfing.

    Royalton CHIC Cancun

    Wedding Packages Cost: Free – $10,900
    Room Rate: $130 – $270

    At the new Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun highrise resort in Mexico, the sky is truly the limit for your adults-only destination wedding. Your guests will enjoy jaw-dropping ceremony sites, crystal blue waters, and nighttime parties beneath the stars, all while staying in a stylish tower with exceptional service and panoramic views of Cancun. From the personalized assistance of the Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun wedding department to the second you rest your head against the signature made DreamBed, every minute of your wedding will be hand-tailored.

    Book a table with the C/X Culinary Experience, where artisan chefs cook meals with music accompaniments, for an extra charge, for a really unique dining experience. The beautiful beach at the Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun is ideal for a Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun ceremony because it is private and only guests staying at the resort have access to it. The resort comes alive at night, with everything from nightly entertainment to the X/S Disco at the Sky Club, which offers sunset views over Cancun.

    Iberostar Paraiso Beach

    Wedding Packages Cost: $999 – $2,899
    Room Rate: $130 – $220

    The Iberostar Paraiso Beach resort is located on the Playa de Punta Maroma beach, which is a mile-long length of magnificent waves and velvet sand perfect for walking or holding your wedding ceremony. Iberostar Paraiso Beach weddings include one of the Riviera Maya’s largest pools, which weaves its way through the resort between “islands” with themed cabanas where you can lay back and enjoy. To make your Iberostar Paraiso beach wedding as stunning as possible, the resort boasts Mexican colonial-style design with an authentic Mayan flavor, surrounded by spacious ground covered with native flowers and plants.

    Local fauna such as swans, peacocks, flamingos, and lizards may be spotted all over the Iberostar Paraiso Beach resort, making for unusual wedding photo opportunities. This resort has a private romantic jacuzzi concealed beneath a waterfall. An 18-hole golf course, target shooting, archery, yoga courses, and scuba diving instruction are among the resort’s many romantic alternatives.

    Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

    Wedding Packages Cost: Free – $16,999
    Room Rate: $175 – $285

    Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, located on Mexico’s Pacific coast, is a wedding location with breathtaking views of the dynamic and colorful Cabo San Lucas. This resort, which overlooks glistening blue waters and one of the world’s most spectacular sunsets, is an ideal location for your wedding. In the unique and gorgeous location of Baja Sur, you and your guests will experience a peaceful and romantic ambiance.

    The gorgeous wedding resort offers approximately 35,000 square feet of event space that can be tailored to your specific requirements. The Sea of Cortez will shine in the background as you tie the knot on the white sands of Central Beach, Zaffiro Beach, or Hacienda Beach. These stunning settings can also be outfitted with chairs and tables for cocktail hours and receptions on the water. A white gazebo, surrounded by lush and languid palm trees, is also a wonderful location for marrying the love of your life.

    Hard Rock Vallarta

    Wedding Packages Cost: Free – $4,500
    Room Rate: $175 – $240

    From the moment you walk into the soaring and captivating lobby, the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta will transport you and your wedding guests to paradise. The tropical vegetation and pools, which are located in a quiet enclave, lead immediately to the jaw-dropping Vallarta beaches, making it an ideal site for a Hard Rock destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta.

    Your Hard Rock Vallarta wedding will be the perfect blend of peace and flair, nestled in the ritzy enclave of Nuevo Vallarta and showcasing stylish decor throughout. The stunning stretch of white sand beach is the perfect setting for a Hard Rock Vallarta wedding celebration. The premium rock spa is the perfect place to pamper any bride and groom before or after their wedding.

    Found a Mexico wedding resort perfect for your budget? Follow the button below to get started on securing it with a Destify Booking Coordinator today:

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Luxury Wedding blogs

Luxury Wedding Blogs

26 May 2022

Luxury Wedding Blogs Luxury Wedding Blogs
  • Learn How to Turn Inquiries into Clients: A Step-by-Step Guide
    25 May 2022
    Are you struggling to book potential client leads you’ve worked so hard to snag?   I know you want to turn those inquiries into clients! The problem is you feel like sales is not your forte. And the thought of getting on a sales call with a potential client is making you feel a little […]
  • Modern Classic Wedding Theme
    25 May 2022

    Guests were invited to dine underneath towering cherry blossom trees in this beautiful Modern Classic wedding.

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  • A Glamorous Wedding with Art Deco Details in Dallas, Texas
    23 May 2022
    Fully prepared to make a good impression with the new front office staff member, Kendall Johnson, assistant front office manager, Michael Kelly, confidently re…
  • Top 2022 hairstyles to perfectly match your wedding dress
    23 May 2022

    It’s easier than ever to find a unique hairstyle that compliments your wedding dress.

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  • How to Enjoy the Best Wedding Dress Shopping Experience
    23 May 2022

    If you want to enjoy the best wedding dress shopping experience to end up with the gown of your dreams, take note of the following tips.

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  • How To Incorporate Flowers Into Your Whimsical Wedding
    19 May 2022

    Check out the following ways to incorporate flowers into your whimsical wedding:

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  • The Most Helpful Online Community You Didn’t Know You Needed
    18 May 2022
    How much do you LOVE talking all things wedding? And how much do you NEED someone to bounce ideas off of? When you’re in the weeds of wedding planning, it’s on your mind constantly. You’re thinking about the guest list and  stationery and catering options. You’re talking to anyone who will listen about all the details […]
  • The Paris wedding proposal guide
    18 May 2022
    Today in the blog, we are talking about wedding proposals. If you are planning to propose to your girlfriend or looking for wedding inspiration, this article is made for you. I hope you enjoy the reading. 

    Sumptuous Events has become one of the top luxury leading event planning in Europe. Although the planning of a wedding is what we are most known for, we also become experts in planning wedding proposals for overseas couples. Actually, we have some epic wedding portfolios in our records. Remember this infinity proposal planned at Shangri La Hotel Paris, or this royal event for a Persian couple at Vaux le Vicomte Castle. In addition, most recently I have designed what can be one of the most lavish Paris wedding proposals that I will share very soon. It made me want to share a bit more about this service we offer.

    The approach to planning a Paris wedding proposal is different because we are only talking to a man who is secretly arranging to propose to his girlfriend. ( As opposed to talking mainly to the bride when we plan a luxury wedding ) I am always excited when I receive a new inquiry on our contact page. The message is usually brief with a precise date. It always seems we are going to be part of a James bond mission. Since I adore planning surprises, I am always up for it. If you give me what it takes to blow your girlfriend’s mind, we will create magic. The goal is pretty much always the same. Make her cry first, and make her understand how big their love is. Quite a challenge! 

    I have put together a little guide on the top 5 questions that may come to your mind when planning a surprise proposal in Paris. The article is illustrated with a recent proposal we plan at Vaux le Vicomte Castle for an Indian couple. All the pictures are from Le Secret d’Audrey, one of my favorite Paris wedding photographers. They were actually so cute. If we had more time, I could specialize in doing only this. But everyone knows how much I also adore planning a super lavish and elaborate wedding. A Paris proposal guide is what you need.

    What are the best spots to propose to your girlfriend in Paris?

    Paris offers many wonderful backdrops for a wedding proposal. It is also where Sumptuous events, a luxury destination wedding planner,  has established its headquarters. There must be a reason why we call it the city of love. If you have recently watched the show, “Emily, in Paris” on Netflix, you may have rediscovered the wonderful and quaint Parisian aesthetic in a different way. Doesn’t it scream love on every corner? Moreover, it is often associated with fashion and glamour. Many women will dream to be asked their hands in Paris. After that my favorite spots within Paris are :


    If you are willing to travel a little bit outside Paris, I honestly always recommend you this solution. It requires more budget. First of all, there is a bigger venue with a much bigger garden. Additionally, there is the possibility of hosting a private firework. My favorite spots outside of Paris are :

    Of course, we can plan a wedding proposal anywhere else. My second top city to propose would be  Venise and the gondola ride with the wonderful sunset on San Marc Plaza. I would also think that a Mykonos backdrop would be quite epic, if you are into the type of beach celebration, followed by candlelight dinner in the sand. If your heart is set on a Miami wedding proposal or a New York proposal in central park, I’m always willing to get on a plane! 

    What is the best scenario to propose? 

    I like to recommend a scenario that gives some time to build the excitement. For instance, I recommend waiting a little bit to propose when you arrive at the venue that you have privatized. Your girlfriend probably senses that something is going on because you are most likely going to act nervous. Music and entertainment add up a lot to a wedding proposal. Additionally, You can have a quartet playing your most special song, or a jazz band with a female singer.

    When it is possible,  I love to make the evening look like a living show with different appearances of entertainment that will spread the night. it is nice to do a seine river cruise before or after. Mostly I recommend setting up a tablescape with a private dinner. In addition, you can decide to propose to your girlfriend at the end of the evening with fireworks popping up when you pop the question. Paris wedding proposal guide is always useful.

    What are the things that I  recommend doing?

    The biggest thing I recommend to any of my clients is to let go the control and enjoy the moment. The reason you have hired a Paris wedding planner is to have someone be in charge of the event planning and the execution and coordination. The more I feel trusted by the couple who hire me, the best I work. It can be challenging to delegate when you are yourself in charge of hundreds of employees and used to surviving everything.

    I recommend not to carry the wedding ring with you. We can keep it and hide it for you in the decor. This will alleviate the stress you may have. On top of that, I always recommend you to dress the part. You will keep and frame those pictures forever. Hiring a hair and make-up artist for your girlfriend to look amazing. Just tell her that you have organized a photoshoot session. 

    How much cost a luxury proposal exactly?

    The money talk always seems to be a little taboo. I see this because the number of times we are been ghosted after sharing ideas of the budget is pretty astonishing. Instagram doesn’t have a price tag, therefore, for most people, it always comes as a big surprise when we announce to them that luxury events come with a price. In addition, they are a few of agency that specializes in proposal packages for less than €5K. They probably maybe the fest fit for someone who doesn’t need too much customization. If you are looking for something simple, I’m not sure Sumptuous is the perfect match. Funny enough, we still get lots of requests for simple decor.

    My idea of a Paris wedding proposal is an opulent extravagant way of showing your love. I probably organize less than 8 wedding proposals per year. To give you a price range, I would say that spending €20K to €30K will be a good start and will allow you to have a good experience. Prices of luxury suppliers like photographers or videographers add up quickly.

    The privatization of a luxury castle near Paris will start at €10K. A wedding proposal floral decor can start around €8K and can go a lot more up. I love designing big decor that I present to you in a 3 dimension rendering. 

  • PASSIONATE WEDDING PLANNER IN ITALY
    17 May 2022

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="YEARS OF PLANNING MAKE EXPERIENCE, but Passion, Innovation, and Style make the difference" font_container="tag:h2|font_size:38|text_align:left|color:%23bd9328|line_height:1%2C1" use_theme_fonts="yes" el_class="titolomobile"][vc_column_text]When it comes to your destination wedding in Italy, without a doubt, you need an international Wedding Planner in Italy. It would be best to have someone passionate about weddings to organize and handle things while you're not around. We said passionate because Italy is a place of love. A destination wedding in Italy should reflect that, and only someone passionate enough about weddings can make that happen. 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They'll also work to get you the best deals and make sure you aren't being fleeced. Try as you may, you won't be able to tell this over just video calls from far away. You stand a better chance with someone on ground. Your wedding planner in Italy will also help you confirm that your venue is just like you've seen online. If there are any rules and regulations that you need to be aware of, they'll let you know too. Wedding planners know how to take the vision you have for your wedding and bring it to reality. So, don't be afraid to share with them exactly what you mean and feel. 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They'll know the right kind of décor, services, and even food choices that will bring this to the forefront at your ceremony. They'll also know what vendors to meet that will help to help make this happen.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text="Favor Passion and Innovation Over Experience" font_container="tag:h3|font_size:32|text_align:left|color:%23bd9328|line_height:1" use_theme_fonts="yes" css=".vc_custom_1604261022010{padding-bottom: 15px !important;}" el_class="titolomobile"][vc_column_text]When it comes to planning your wedding in Sicily, experience should not be too much of a criterion for you. If you ask us, it could even be a disadvantage. You need someone that has fresh passion and is up to date with innovations for your wedding. They should also be able to study class and style so that they can plan a great wedding for you. You don't want your wedding looking like a scene from a 1960's movie with dreary décor and lighting. Your planner should be able to transfer the Italian mood, style, and class to your celebration while keeping things modern so that you can have fun. Italian weddings are not only for those with old souls. It can be modern and fun too. All you need is a wedding planner who is passionate and dedicated to your event's success. A wedding planner could have many years of planning, but without passion, innovation, and style, they wouldn't be able to make the difference at your celebration.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="10859" img_size="600x600" alignment="center"][vc_column_text]If you're looking for a wedding planner to bring that passion, style, and innovation to your wedding, you should contact me, professional planner. Here at Luxury Weddings Sicily, your celebration is of utmost importance to us. We'll make sure that you have a wedding to remember. 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  • Mountain Top Wedding Theme
    16 May 2022

    From the moon crescent floral arch to the harpist, this inspired mountaintop wedding is every couple's romantic and glamorous dream!

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Indian Wedding blogs

Indian Wedding Blogs

26 May 2022

Indian Wedding Blogs Indian Wedding Blogs
  • FEMINISM IN INDIA
    25 May 2022

    The task at hand is twofold: first, to present a schematic account of feminism in India; second, to raise some theoretical and methodological concerns associated with representing it. This decision to question the process of narrating was motivated by the fact that writing in the second decade of the twenty-first century requires us to consider some of the developments in the preceding decades that have a profound impact on both the practise and theory of feminism. In other words, I want to highlight some of the changing features of the contemporary context in which I write about feminism for Western academia as a resident Indian scholar.

    [i] Over the last forty years, a rich and complex body of feminist writings has emerged, which has become institutionalised in many ways within academia.

    (ii) Since the 1980s, the rise of multiculturalism and postmodernism in the West has resulted in not only recognition but also celebration of diversity and plurality, including divergent feminisms.

    (iii) the rise of postcolonial studies, articulated in the writings of non-Western scholars based in the West on the one hand, and a preference for poststructuralist theory on the other; and

    (iv) finally, the increased visibility of India and Indian scholarship in recent decades of globalisation. My central argument is that these developments are not incidental but integral to Indian feminism.

    What is Feminism?

    belief in and advocacy of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes expressed especially through organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests.

    Throughout most of Western history, women were confined to the home, while men dominated public life. Women were denied the right to own property, study, or participate in public life in mediaeval Europe. At the end of the nineteenth century, women in France were still required to cover their heads in public, and a husband could still sell his wife in parts of Germany. Even as late as the early twentieth century, women in Europe and most of the United States (where several territories and states granted women’s suffrage long before the federal government) could not vote or hold elective office.Women were barred from conducting business without the presence of a male representative, whether it was a father, brother, husband, legal agent, or even a son. Without the permission of their husbands, married women could not exercise control over their own children. Furthermore, women were denied access to education and were barred from most professions. Such restrictions on women still exist in some parts of the world today.

    History of Feminism

    India is vast, diverse, and inequitable. The stories of feminism are also diverse. What unites them is a colonial past, despite the fact that the spread and impact of colonialism was uneven and uneven. Following that, nearly 65 years of development under a reasonably proactive Indian state, despite the fact that the class, caste, region, and gender implications of its policies were not uniform. As a result, it is not surprising that Indian feminist writings have been intersectional since their inception. My goal here is to highlight key moments in the emergence and growth of the Indian women’s movement.It is dangerous to try to fit so much history into so little space. Readers will forgive me for this, and my references to numerous scholarly works on feminism and women’s studies (see John, 2008 ; Omvedt, 1993 ; Sangari, Vaid, 1990…) are my way of indicating sources for additional information to the readers.

    1. The women’s question was sharply articulated in 19th century social reform movements, paving the way for the growth of women’s writing and voices during the same period;
    2. The emergence of women’s groups in the early twentieth century, as well as women’s political participation;
    3. Women’s independence and state domestication of the issue;
    4. Feminism in the 1970s and 1980s: revival and new challenges;
    5. Feminism’s paradigm shift since the 1990s
    Feminism in 21st century

    Women in India, where patriarchy reigns supreme, have seized any opportunities that have come their way: from being highly educated to breaking the glass ceiling at work, new-age Indian women understand what is at stake. In a country where feticide, rape, and domestic violence are common, While violence and body shaming are common, women want more than symbolic love. Feminism’s significance: Women have realized the importance of advancing their status. Domestic creatures to newer roles in business, technology, research, the arts, and other fields. They are now standing shoulder to shoulder with men as a result of this process. This transformation has occurred. globalization has brought about: Gone are the days when women relied on men for information. Whatever else is going on outside the four walls of domesticity, information technology has caused a massive paradigm shift in how women live and are perceived by society. The general public’s awareness of issues has played a critical role in bringing women to the forefront: Women nowadays have access to social media and know how to express themselves.

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  • Grand Engagement In A Luxury Boutique Property In Delhi
    25 May 2022
    An engagement ceremony that has been planned and discussed by two best friends for very many years of course, it turned out to be super memorable. Right from the dcor to their entry, these BFFs...
  • 10 Adorable Ideas For Guests We Spotted At Recent Weddings!
    25 May 2022
    Wedding day is a happy day. And your guests are the ones who make that day memorable for you by celebrating with you. So why not have something little that celebrates them? We spotted some adorable i...
  • Sabyasachi's Newly Minted Hue To Be The Next Big Bridal Colour?
    25 May 2022
    Oh, he might have just changed the game there! A 'red Sabya' bride is a statement by itself, but how about being a bride in a shade that's curated by the maestro himself? Yep, Sabya not only dropped,...
  • Half Updos Hairstyles That Are Perfect For South Indian Brides
    25 May 2022
    A half updo is a great choice when you have to be formal at the same time have a bit of a fun element into it. It's a great hairstyle to try out for any of the smaller functions, or even on the big d...
  • A Fairytale Mauritius Wedding With The Prettiest Pastel Lehengas
    25 May 2022
    This couple had an epic five-day long wedding extravaganza in the stunning backdrop of Mauritius. With beach parties, Mauritian dance, '90s Bollywood madness, Indian street food, champagne, cake and...
  • 7 Brides Who Dazzled In Rimple & Harpreet Lehengas!
    25 May 2022
    Designers Rimple and Harpreet's collections are always all about classic grandeur. Their outfits exude that old world charm of royalty. And any bride who opts for them, looks no less than a queen. Le...
  • 15 Brides In Falguni & Shane Peacock Outfits Who Left Us Floored
    25 May 2022
    A Falguni & Shane Peacock lehenga stands out on its own thanks to the signature work encrusted like no other with crystals or chrome applique, which looks unbelievably pretty. Are you curious about t...
  • Jaipur Wedding With Oodles Of Style & Bridal Outfit Inspo!
    25 May 2022
    When a designer gets married, especially one who designs Indo-western wear, you know the outfits have to be on point! And that was exactly the case with designer Sanya Gulati's wedding, who nailed ea...
  • 7 Brides Who Wore Stunning Patchwork Lehengas Just Like Alia!
    25 May 2022
    While Alias unconventional bridal choices made the maximum headlines on the internet, it was her mehendi attire that topped the trend charts for us.Thats the thing with patchwork lehengas - th...

Wedding Invitation blogs

Wedding Invitation Blogs

26 May 2022

Wedding Invitation Blogs Wedding Invitation Blogs
  • Celebrate the New Beginning in a Dream House by Throwing a House Warming Party
    24 May 2022

    A house is a lifetime investment, that is the reason why the entire family is emotionally connected to the structure of bricks and beams. Everyone wants to organise a Housewarming Party to commemorate the beginning of a new chapter of life in a new home with zeal and joy. The first step in throwing a housewarming celebration is selecting invites.

    Let’s have a look at these fabulous house warming party invitation cards:

    An invitation card is a medium to extend your gratitude and gesture to your neighbours, relatives and friends. It should be communicative enough to deliver all the details of your event such as – Date, Time, Location, Dress code, Theme, etc.

    • Traditional housewarming invitations

    Indians are recognized for their unwavering faith and traditions. Every significant event in their lives is marked by God’s blessings. Moving to a new residence is a source of pride and happiness for them, so they prefer traditional housewarming invitation designs with images of Ganpati, Lakshmi, the symbol OM, or Swastik. This design is very exquisite, with golden elements adorning the crimson or maroon backdrop and a depiction of God at the top.

    • Vintage design

    This invitation card will have a beautiful vintage vibe with dark rustic paper and a pink floral pattern with an antique key, campfire, or cottage. The dark background perfectly highlights the design, image, and content. This invitation has a simple but elegant style that goes well with your party theme. Extend a warm welcome to visitors by using a vintage design.

    • House layout on the card

    The most practical and impressive way to communicate the invitation message is to include a photograph of your house on the card. This custom housewarming invitation card is appealing and helpful in evoking guests’ interest in attending the party. With this gorgeous card design idea, you can impress your friends and family by sharing images of your perfect home.

    • Floral house warming invitations

    Floral designs are the best way to convey cheerful and lovely sentiments. On a white background, a floral design in pink, red, and green looks appealing and energetic. These cards are available in a variety of lovely floral designs as well as geometric shapes such as square, round, and hexagonal design frames.

    • Retro pattern

    The retro design theme is elegant and distinct. On a rustic brown, crème, and golden background, it has a baroque style pattern. This card is made more exquisite by the use of details and gorgeous decorative frames. These housewarming invitations also come in a water print texture.

    • Modern housewarming invitation cards

    Modern house warming invitation card design is simple yet very elegant. The tastefully written text on the dark background, illuminating lanterns and sparkling stars make this design dazzling and impressive for a housewarming invitation. Fancy fonts and beautiful design ideally convey your invitation message to guests.

    A new home is a fantastic accomplishment. Send elegant housewarming invitation cards with fantastic design and purposeful wording to your family and friends to celebrate your happiness and achievement.

  • Easy DIY Paper Flower Tutorial
    22 May 2022


    Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to get in the spirit than by making your own pretty paper flowers! They may look complex, but these DIY spiral paper roses are fun, easy, and inexpensive to make yourself. Make these paper flowers for your own Valentine’s Day decor, as a craft to do with your kids, or spread some love and make a few flowers to share with friends, family, or your significant other.

    Here’s what you’ll need:

     

    Detailed steps for making these flowers are written out for you below, but the easiest way to learn is by watching this video tutorial:

     Step 1

    Cut your cardstock into a square using your paper trimmer – the size of the square depends on the size of the flower you’d like. We cut our 8.5 x 11″ cardstock down to a 6 x 6″ square in this tutorial. Experiment and make a variety of sizes!

    Step 2

    Next, use scissors to cut your square into a circle by trimming close to the sides and rounding off the corners. (This does not have to be a perfect circle!)

    Step 3

    Start at any point of the circle’s outer edge, and cut it into a spiral shape (the cut should be about 1″ in width). When you get to the center, leave the end as a small circle in the middle, which will be a base for your flower.

    Step 4

    Once you’ve cut your spiral, go back and cut a wave pattern on just the outer edge (this can be uneven for more interest).

    Step 5

    Take the outer end and start tightly rolling until you get to the round center. Try to keep the straight edge of your spiral lined up as you roll.

    Step 6

    Now that your flower is tightly rolled up, place it on the table and let it go, so that it will unravel slightly to reveal a beautiful spiral flower.

    Step 7

    Carefully apply hot glue to the bottom of your spiral flower and securely press it against the round end of your spiral that was left as your flower’s base. Hold it in place until the glue has dried so that it doesn’t unravel further.

    At this point, you can leave your flower as is, or move on to make a paper stem.

    Step 8

    To make the stem, trim your text weight paper to 2 x 10″.

    Step 9

    Start in one corner, and carefully roll diagonally until you’ve rolled it up completely. If it seems a little short, you can try lengthening it by gently pulling the ends. Try to keep it as tight as possible.

    Step 10

    Seal the end of your stem in place with hot glue.

    Step 11

    Then use your scissors to carefully poke a hole in the bottom center of your flower, and slide the stem in. This should stay in place on its own, but you can also add hot glue to keep it secure.

    Tips:

    You can decorate your paper flower a little bit more by:

    • Adding glitter to your paper before cutting it
    • Modpodging glitter to certain petals of your flower for a little extra sparkle
    • Coloring the edges of the petals
    • Adding simple paper leaves to your flower

    Refer to the video at the top of the post to see exactly how we made these beautiful DIY paper flowers.

    Hopefully this simple and sweet project will help you feel and share a little Valentine’s Day love. Happy DIY-ing, and Happy Valentine’s Day!

     

    Have any questions about how we made these flowers? Let us know in the comments below! 

     

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  • Nautical Laser Cut Invitation Sleeve Suite
    22 May 2022

    Our new Laser Cut Invitation Sleeves are great for holding your invitation card, enclosure cards and RSVP envelope in a beautiful, neat and secure way, as shown by this beautiful suite. This nautical invitation suite is perfect for Spring and Summer weddings, especially beach or destination weddings! You can achieve this look with a simple color palette of Copper, Cobalt, Snow White, and Vellum White. It even features our “Ocean Waves” free invitation template that you can edit and download to print at home.

     

    DIY this suite at $2.57 per Invitation Set (Not including GlueGlider Pro)

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    1.) Start by choosing your invitation design. This can be something you design yourself, a template you purchase from somewhere, or you can take a look at our free wedding invitation templates. For this suite, we used our “Ocean Waves” design, which you can find here, and resized the invitation card to have a final size of 4.75 x 6.75″ and the RSVP card of 3.5 x 5″.

    2.) Print yourself at home using 8.5 x 11″ cardstock, or have your design printed at C&P through the “Print Your Own Design” section.

    3.) Invitation Sleeves fit 5 x 7″ invitations but by resizing the invite you can mount it onto a panel card for an extra pop of color. Flip your invitation card to the back side and apply tape around the edge of the card. Center it over your panel card before securely pressing it in place.

    4.) Next slide your RSVP card under the flap of your (pre-addressed) RSVP envelope and place it on top of your mounted invitation and slide them neatly into your invitation sleeve.

    5.) Then carefully slide your whole invitation suite into your mailing (A7) envelope, which should already be pre-addressed. Seal your envelope with Envelope Moistener with Adhesive for a secure seal.

    Now you have a beautiful nautical laser cut invitation sleeve suite!

    See how we DIYed below:

    As always, you can really change the look of this invitation suite by picking different colors to fit your personal wedding style or even pick an entirely different laser cut invitation sleeve !

    Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

    Happy DIY-ing!

     

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  • DIY Elegant Garden Laser Cut Frame Invitations
    22 May 2022

    These DIY laser cut frame wedding invitations are all about the details. A simple, modern invitation design is paired with a “Garden” laser cut invitation frame featuring intricate greenery. We brought in an vibrant green invitation mat to keep with the natural greenery theme and finished off the suite with a matching RSVP envelope and an Outer A7.5 envelope in a neutral, earth tone. This suite is perfect for a botanical or woodland inspired wedding!

    DIY this suite at $2.40 per Invitation Set (Not including Zip Dry Glue)

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    1.) Start by choosing your invitation design. This can be something you design yourself, a template you purchase from somewhere, or you can take a look at our free wedding invitation templates. For this suite, you’ll want your invitation card to have a final size of 5 x 7″ and your RSVP card of 3.5 x 5.”

    2.) Print yourself at home on using 8.5 x 11″ cardstock, or have your design printed at C&P through the “Print Your Own Design” section.

    3.) Flip your laser cut frame to the back side. Use Zip Dry Glue to add a thin line of glue just around the outside edge of the frame, being careful not to put the glue too close to any laser cut details.

    4.) Center on your printed invitation card and secure in place.

    5.) Flip your invitation card to the back side and use Zip Dry Glue to add a thin line of glue around the outside edge as well as thin diagonal lines through the middle making an “X”.

    6.) Carefully center the invitation card over your invitation mat and secure in place.

    7.) Slide your RSVP card under the flap of your (pre-addressed) RSVP envelope. You can now place it neatly on top of or behind your main invitation.

    8.) Carefully slide your whole invitation suite into your Outer A7.5 mailing envelope, which should already be pre-addressed. Seal your envelope with Envelope Moistener with Adhesive for a secure seal.

    Now you have a beautifully laser cut framed invitation that is sure to take your guests breath away!

    See how we DIYed below:

    Change up the laser cut frame and envelope colors to fit your wedding color palette, or use a different laser cut frame design with the same assembly methods for a completely different theme. The result will always be a beautiful DIY laser cut frame wedding invitation that you can be proud of!

    Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

    Happy DIY-ing!

     

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  • DIY 3 Nature Inspired Invitation Suites
    22 May 2022

    The nature, greenery look is always in! Whether you want a rustic style or more refined style, greenery can add a special touch to your invitations that your guests will love! You can keep your invites simple or add layers and these ideas are easy and budget friendly. Using these ideas will give your DIY wedding invitations a beautiful and unique look! Here are a few nature and greenery inspired suites to inspire you:

    1.) Wood Grain Wrap

    If you’re a simple and sweet couple but want to add an rustic finishing touch to your invitations, try adding a subtle wood grain vellum wrap using our semi-transparent Frozen Limba!

     Frozen Limba wrap pictured above


    To assemble:
    Line up the your invitation card in the corner of an 8.5 x 11″ sheet of Frozen Limba. (The long side of your invitation should be lined up with the short edge of the vellum). Mark the height of your invitation card on the frozen limba with a pencil and cut with scissors or a paper trimmer.

    Line up and center your invitation card on the cut frozen limba (the frozen limba should be the same height as your invitation card), and fold both sides so that they overlap in the front middle. You can then tie twine around your wrap to keep it closed or use any other method you would like, such as a wax seal, bellyband, or ribbon.

    This look is especially pretty wrapped up with twine with the invitation design peeking through the frozen limba wrap.

    2.) Real Greenery

    For a small and sophisticated embellishment, choose your greenery of choice, whether it’s a leaf, flower, or herb, and use a wax seal and string to wrap up your invitation suite as a lovely little finishing detail.

    To assemble: Once you’ve hand torn your deckled edge invitations, lay your string on top of your invitation card so that it’s straight and centered and wrap it around your invitation crossing it in the front center. Hold your string in place as loose or tight as you want it, slide wax paper behind your string, and place your leaf (or other greenery of choice) on top of your string where it overlaps.

    Use your wax heat gun to squeeze a small circle of wax where you want your seal to be, around the same size as your stamp’s design. Make sure your stamp design is facing the right direction, gently press it into the dollop of sealing wax, leave it in place til the wax hardens, and gently lift to reveal your design. You can then carefully peel your wax seal off your wax paper and put the wax paper to the side to use for your next invite.

    White Wax and Leaf with Swirl Seal

    You can choose different color wax to match your wedding colors and choose a wax seal to match your wedding style and personality!

    3.) Textured Paper

    Print your invitation design on textured paper, like our Straw Kraft cardstock, for a unique way to add a special something to a simple invitation design. This is a great way to add a subtle nature twist that will enhance your invitations and wow your guests.

    “Rustic” Free Invitation Template on Straw Kraft Cardstock

    To assemble: Start by choosing your invitation design. For this suite, we used our “Rustic” design free template, Straw Kraft cardstock for texture, and resized the invitation card to have a final size of 4.75 x 6.75″ and the RSVP card of 3.5 x 5″. Flip your printed invitation card over and apply tape around the edges, center it over your invitation mat, and securely press it in place.

    Then pair the invitation and RSVP with neutral tone envelopes, we chose Mist for both. You can always change up the invitation mat and envelope colors to better fit your wedding color palette and theme.

    There you have it – three different ways to create nature and greenery invitation suites! Experiment with patterns, textures, layers, and designs – and have fun!

    You can print at home yourself or the Cards and Pockets Print Shop would be happy to print your custom designs on our quality cardstock. If you would like to print on a color that is not offered in our drop down menu, like Straw Kraft, then contact Customer Service for a quote on price for printing on those colors.

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  • 4 Ways to Customize Invitations With Monograms
    22 May 2022

    Small details, like a monogram, can make a big difference and are a beautiful touch that shouldn’t be overlooked. Not only can monograms add an extra bit of elegance to an invitation but they can be a great way to add a fun pop of color as well! There are many easy, affordable, and fun ways you can incorporate monograms into your invitations. Here are four different ways to customize your invitations with monograms, whether it’s for weddings, showers, or other events!

    1.) Laser Cut Pocket Invitation

    One way to customize with a monogram is to have it laser cut right into your pocket invitation! It’s a simple idea that creates an impressive display. Your guests are sure to love this elegant touch on your invitation! It’s a great way to personalize your pocket in style and add a little bit more of your personality to your invites.

    You can choose from 85+ colors for your pocket invitation, so you can match the color palette for your wedding or event, and even choose the placement
    and style of your monogram as well!

    Modern Script “W” Corner Laser Cut Pocket Invitation in Amethyst

    This Modern Script Corner design is great for adding a fun pop of color because when you slide your RSVP envelope into your pocket that pop of color shows through your laser cut monogram!

    2.) Printed Monogram on Bellyband

    Thinking of adding a bellyband to your invitation suite? Why not include a printed monogram mounted on your bellyband to add a little more flare! A printed monogram is a great way to add a fun pop of color and seal your invitation with style.

    A7 Signature Pocket in Peacock Teal with Standard Bellyband in Gold Leaf, 2.25″ Square Monogram Mat in Gold, and Gold Lines printed 2″ Monogram

    There are over 25 designs to choose from or you can upload your own design, plus choose the fonts and colors to match your wedding style! Your guests will appreciate this personal touch!

    3.) Laser Cut Bellyband

    Another way to incorporate a monogram with a bellyband is to get a laser cut bellyband. There aren’t as many elements as with the printed monogram so it’s a little simpler and still a great way to add a pop of color and a bit of elegance!

    Silver Perfetto Pocket Invitation with Monogram Seal “B” Laser Cut Bellyband in Sparkling Sapphire

    You can choose what monogram style you want and choose from over 80 colors to personalize your invite and match your wedding color palette. Your guests will love this extra special personal touch!

    4.) Laser Cut Envelope

    The first thing your guests see when they receive your invitations is the envelope! Why not wow them right from the start with a laser cut monogram on your envelope?! A great way to add a pop of color to your envelope is with a liner behind your laser cut monogram so your personal wedding style can really show!

    Monogram Seal “J” Laser Cut Envelope in Quartz with Glitter Sand Inner A7 Liner

    You can choose from three monogram styles and from over 100 color options to personalize your envelope and match your wedding color palette – you can go bright and fun, or soft and sophisticated.

    There you have it, 4 different ways to customize your invitations with monograms! Whichever way you choose to incorporate monograms into your invites is sure to impress your guests and leave them eagerly awaiting your big day!

    See how we DIYed below:

    Tell us or show us how you customize with monograms and as always let us know if you have any questions in the comments below!

    Happy DIY-ing!

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  • DIY Art Deco Invitation Suite
    22 May 2022

    This stunning suite is giving us major Gatsby vibes with it’s vintage look. This art deco suite is perfect if you’re looking for a rich, elegant, retro style! You can achieve this look with a simple color palette of Onyx, Snow White, and Gold Leaf. It even features one of our free invitation templates that you can edit and download to print at home, making this a super affordable option. Read on to see exactly what you need and how to assemble these glamorous invitations for your own wedding!

     

    DIY this suite at $3.37 per Invitation Set (Not including GlueGlider Pro)

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    1.) Start by choosing your invitation design. This can be something you design yourself, a template you purchase from somewhere, or you can take a look at our free wedding invitation templates. For this suite, we used our Art Deco design, which you can find here, and you’ll want your invitation card to have a final size of 4.5 x 6.5″ and your RSVP card of 3.5 x 5″.

    2.) Print yourself at home using 8.5 x 11″ cardstock, or have your design printed at C&P through the “Print Your Own Design” section.

    3.) Flip your invitation card to the back side and apply tape around the edge of the card. Center it over your invitation mat before securely pressing it in place.

    4.) Next flip your invitation mat to the backside and apply tape around the edge of the mat. Center it over your Vertico pocket before securely pressing it in place.

    5.) Then slide your RSVP card under the flap of your (pre-addressed) RSVP envelope and place it on top of your directions and accommodations cards and slide them neatly into your pocket.

    6.) Carefully fold your pocket closed and slide your whole invitation suite into your mailing (A7) envelope, which should already be pre-addressed. Seal your envelope with Envelope Moistener with Adhesive for a secure seal.

    Now you have a beautiful art deco invitation suite!

     

    See how we DIYed below:

    As always, you can really change the look of this invitation suite by picking different colors to fit your personal wedding style.

    Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

    Happy DIY-ing!

     

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  • DIY Pastel Perfetto Pocket Invitation
    22 May 2022

    If you want a soft romantic style DIY wedding invitation then the pastel look is for you! Pastels make for a sweet suite with their subtle hues and this suite can be achieved on a budget too. This modern pastel suite features a color palette of Powder Green, Azure Blue, and Kunzite and utilizes our square perfetto pocket invitation. This suite is perfect for a Winter or Spring wedding with its soft intimate tones.

     

    DIY this suite at $3.13 per Invitation Set (Not including tape dispenser, wax heat gun, wax seal or wax)

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    1.) Start by choosing your invitation design. This can be something you design yourself, a template you purchase from somewhere, or you can take a look at our free wedding invitation templates. We used our “Wedding Wreath” Invitation design, which you can find here. For this suite, you’ll want your invitation card to have a final size of 5.625 x 5.625″ and your RSVP card of 5 x 3.5″.

    2.) Print yourself at home using 8.5 x 11″ cardstock, or have your design printed at C&P through the “Print Your Own Design” section.

    3.) Flip your invitation card to the back side. Apply tape around the edge of the card and center it over your invitation mat before securely pressing it in place.

    4.) Next flip your invitation mat to the backside. Apply tape around the edge of the mat and center it over your perfetto pocket before securely pressing it in place.

    5.) Then put your inserts in order and slide them neatly into your pocket and slide your (pre-addressed) RSVP envelope behind your inserts.

    6.) Test to see if your wax is ready to use on a piece of scrap paper by squeezing the trigger of the glue gun. If the wax begins to come out easily, you’re ready to start.

    7.) Hold your perfetto pocket closed as you squeeze a small circle of wax (around the same size as your stamp’s design) in the center of your pocket where the flap closes.

    8.) Make sure your stamp design is facing the right direction, gently press it into the dollop of sealing wax, and leave it in place for a few seconds without moving it. Then gently lift to reveal your design.

    9.) Carefully slide your whole invitation suite into your mailing (6.5) envelope, which should already be pre-addressed. Seal your envelope with Envelope Moistener with Adhesive for a secure seal.

    Now you have a beautiful pastel perfetto pocket invitation suite!

    See how we DIYed below

    As always, you can really change the look of this invitation suite by picking different colors to fit your unique wedding style.

    Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

    Happy DIY-ing!

     

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  • DIY Minimal Panel Pocket Invitation Suite
    22 May 2022

    This is the perfect invitation recipe for those looking for more of a simple yet sophisticated DIY wedding invitation! This minimal suite is achieved with a simple color palette of Dusty Blue, Imperial Blue, and Snow White and features our panel pocket style invitation. Panel pocket invitations are perfect for an elegant and minimal suite because they combine the simplicity of panel card invitations with the functionality of pocket invitations.

     

    DIY this suite at $2.40 per Invitation Set (Not including tape dispenser)

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    1.) Start by choosing your invitation design. This can be something you design yourself, a template you purchase from somewhere, or you can take a look at our free wedding invitation templates. For this suite, you’ll want your invitation card to have a final size of 4.5 x 6.5″, your RSVP card of 3.5 x 5″, and your directions card of 3.5 x 6.5″.

    2.) Print yourself at home using 8.5 x 11″ cardstock, or have your design printed at C&P through the “Print Your Own Design” section.

    3.) Flip your invitation card to the back side. Apply tape around the edge of the card and then center it over your invitation mat before securely pressing it in place.

    4.) Next flip your invitation mat to the backside. Apply tape around the edge of the mat and then center it over the flat side of your panel pocket before securely pressing it in place.

    5.) Then flip your panel pocket over to the pocket side,  slide your RSVP card under the flap of your (pre-addressed) RSVP envelope and place it on top of your directions card and slide them neatly into your pocket.

    6.) Carefully slide your whole invitation suite into your mailing (A7) envelope, which should already be pre-addressed. Seal your envelope with Envelope Moistener with Adhesive for a secure seal.

    Now you have a beautiful minimal panel pocket invitation suite!

    See how we DIYed below

    As always, you can really change the look of this invitation suite by picking different colors to fit your unique wedding style.

    Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

    Happy DIY-ing!

     

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  • 3 Easy Ways to Mail Laser Petal Fold Invitations
    22 May 2022

    If you want an easy way to add lots of style to your DIY wedding invitations, laser cut petal folds might be just the thing for you. With all of the intricate laser cut details, you may be wondering the best way to present them to your guests, so we have a few tips on how to package up these pretty petal folds and send them to your family and friends.

    Make sure to watch the video at the end of this post to see exactly how we assembled each style!

     

    1.) Petal Invitation on its Own

    One of the best things about using laser cut petal folds in your wedding invitations is that they make a statement all on their own. You don’t need to add much to create a stunning suite.

    Just add your square invitation card to the center, plus an RSVP card and envelope. Then fold the whole thing up and carefully slide into your mailing envelope without any other add-ons.


    To assemble: Just mount your square invitation card to the center of the petal fold with a tape dispenser.

    Add your RSVP card and envelope, and any other inserts you would like to include before folding your petal fold up completely and carefully sliding it into your mailing envelope.

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    2.) With a Simple Belly Band

    For a simple and sophisticated embellishment (and an easy way to hold down the petals of your invitation) wrap a belly band around your invitation suite.

    Our “long” belly band fits perfectly on these petal folds. You can opt for a thin version, too, or even have belly bands custom printed.

    To assemble: Once your invitation is mounted to your petal fold, carefully fold the edges of the petal fold inward.

    Then lay your belly band on top of your folded petal invitation so that it’s straight and centered. Fold one side to the back, then flip over, pull the loose side tight, and line up with the already folded side. Seal with tape or a Glue Dot in the back, making sure it is tight and secure to keep your petal fold closed.

    Now that your petal fold is wrapped securely, you can easily slide it into your envelope of choice!

     

    3.) Tied up with String

    Tying your petal fold closed with string or ribbon is a charming way to present your invitation to your guests.

    To assemble: After your invitation is mounted to your petal fold, carefully fold the edges of the petal fold inward.

    Tie your string around your petal invitation just like you’d wrap a present! Once you have your string cut, lay it on top of your folded petal fold invitation so that it’s straight and centered. Then flip it over, cross the string in the back, and wrap it around the opposite sides. Flip it over to the front again and tie the two ends into a small bow. Trim the ends to your desired length.

    Slide your prettily packaged invitation into the mailing envelope of your choice.

     

    And there you have it! Three simple ways to package and present your laser cut wedding invitations to your guests.

     

    See exactly how we did all three in this short video tutorial:

     

    We’d love to see your laser petal fold invitation ideas! Leave them in the comments below or post them on social media and tag @cardsandpockets or use #cardsandpockets.

    Happy DIY-ing!

     

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