Funky Wedding Ideas & Inspiration

Showcase your E-session Photos with these Artistic Photo Save the Date Templates

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Personalize Your Wedding | 0 comments

artistic photo save the dates

E-session photos have become more creative and artistic lately, just take a look at the ones featured on this blog, so I’ve gathered some artistic Photo Save the Date templates for various trendy wedding themes which will allow you to showcase your awesome photo while announcing your wedding date in style. 🙂

The templates are from Zazzle so simply upload your own photo(s), input your wedding details, place your order and they will be delivered to you as soon as possible. Click on the photos to check them out and see how your photos will look on them.

Rustic Wedding Theme Photo Save the Dates


Vintage Themed Photo Save the Dates

Calligraphy Script Photo Save the Dates

Modern and Minimalist Photo Save the Dates

Check out a collection of modern & chic photo save the dates here:

NEW: Raccoon Wedding Themed Invitation Suite

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Funky Wedding Invites, Non-Traditional Wedding Themes | 0 comments

raccoon couple animal wedding invitations

I was recently asked to design invitations for a raccoon themed wedding. The order did not push through but I thought it could be cute so I designed it anyway and am sharing it with you in case you have a similar theme — or are looking for non-traditional wedding theme ideas. 🙂

The suite comes with 5″ x 7″ invitations, 5″ x 3.5″ RSVP cards, matching raccoon couple themed postage, stationery, fingerprint trees and more. These are templates on Zazzle so you can personalize them by filling in the text fields with your information.

Check out the spiffy couple up close below:

Click below to see the full collection:

How to Incorporate the Latest Trends in Your Rustic Wedding Invitations

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Cool Wedding Ideas, Personalize Your Wedding | 0 comments

modern rustic wedding invitations

As a graphic designer I’ve been watching wedding invitation trends come and go over the years and it’s apparent that the rustic wedding theme is here to stay. To keep your motif from looking dated though, remember to incorporate fresh modern design elements that are taking the wedding world by storm. I’ve compiled a list right here for your reference.

1. Greenery and Foliage

Green leaves and foliage effortlessly add a rustic look to wedding invitations so when Pantone announced “Greenery” as this year’s color, wedding invites decked with lush greens popped up all over. After all, the hue also symbolizes new beginnings which makes it perfect for use in weddings. To keep your stationery looking classy, I suggest going for a minimalist look that plays up the leaves and greens — curated samples below

2. Watercolor Flowers and Painterly Florals

Painted botanicals have been trending ever since interest in the traditional arts rose in the last few years. (I even shared the tutorial course I took, remember?) Painterly florals are undoubtedly romantic and instantly give pops of joyful color to your rustic wedding. Keep things classy by looking for designs where flower illustrations and modern typography harmoniously relay the message of your invite. Samples:

3. Gold Rustic Details

The use of gold in wedding invites is classic and you can incorporate it into your rustic wedding stationery by looking for outdoor elements like leaves, twigs and branches rendered in gold foil — or if you’re on a budget, faux gold. Samples below.

[see full suite]

4. Bohemian Wreaths and Feathers

Carefree Boho brides with flowing hair carrying casually strewn-together bouquets have been a mainstay in the current wedding scene so naturally even invitations are sporting the Bohemian attitude — handwritten brush calligraphy, wild flower arrangements and wreaths, tribal feathers, deer antlers, and a chalkboard background are just some of the elements that you can incorporate in your rustic wedding invites to carry out this theme (don’t use them all at once though or your invite can end up looking tacky.) Curated samples below:

5. Cute Animals

Definitely my favorite rustic wedding element — cute animals, either in their natural form or dressed up as humans. 🙂 I won’t be surprised if this trend lasts a long time.

6. Mason Jars

Yes, you can hold on to your mason jars because they are still big in the rustic scene. I think it was 10 years ago when they exploded in the wedding landscape, thanks to Martha Stewart, but the versatility of the actual jars have made the design element a favorite. Find designs that incorporate the jar in a fresh and fun way.

Are you having a rustic wedding? Will you be incorporating any of the current trends into your theme? Please do let us know via the comments section below!

Fresh and Creative Watercolor Wedding Ideas: 10 Tips!

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Certified Poptastic!, Cool Wedding Ideas, Non-Traditional Wedding Themes | 0 comments

Traditional art is booming in the creative scene and, not surprisingly it has made its way over to the wedding world. Watercolor elements in weddings aren’t entirely new but as more people are embracing watercolor-themed weddings, fresher and more creative ways of implementing it are sprouting up! I’ve gathered some inspiration for you on how to best incorporate it in your big day.

watercolor wedding dresses
(photos via Wedding Forward)

1.  The look for your watercolor wedding can start with the bridal gown. How romantic are these dresses printed with watercolor flowers? For even more personalization, you can learn to paint your own watercolor flowers, turn it into a pattern that you can digitally print on fabric, and then have a gown designer or seamstress turn it into the gown of your dreams.

ombre watercolor wedding dress
(photos via 21st Bridal / Style Me Pretty)

2. If printed dresses aren’t your thing, you can opt for just the slightest tinge of watercolor as shown in the ombre wedding dresses in the above pic.

watercolor bridesmaid dresses
(photo via Ruffled)

3. You may also keep to traditional white and let your bridesmaids carry out the watercolor theme through lovely watercolor-print gowns, as in the photo above.

4. As for your bouquets, stick with pastel colored flowers like in the above photo to mimic the luminosity and transparency of watercolors.

watercolor print neckties for groomsmen
(photos via Kitty Pie Press left / right)

5. Your groom and his groomsmen will look dashing in watercolor neckties to match your and your bridesmaid’s dresses. The best thing is that these classic designs can be worn again any other time.

watercolor wedding cake
(photos via PureWow)

6. Your cake can beautifully reflect your watercolor wedding theme! Depending on your motif — whether you are using florals or paint strokes for incorporating watercolors — choose a design that will match your dress and invitations / stationery.

watercolor wedding invitations
(photos via Kitty Pie Press left / right)

7. There are tons of inspiration for watercolor themed wedding invitations and stationery out there so the first step is to choose which direction you’d like to take, for example: Rustic / Boho Florals or Modern / Minimalist. Narrow your choices down to what best reflects you and your partner. Once you’ve decided, it’ll be easy to make the theme flow beautifully & naturally.

watercolor wedding backdrop ideas
(photos via Style Me Pretty / Oh Happy Day)

8. Your ceremony backdrop is certainly an area where you can go wild with the watercolor theme! I just love these watercolor squares — they are simple to do yet they can look striking in photos as you can see. You can easily come up with similar ideas — just let your imagination run free and think like a child playing with paints. 🙂

watercolor wedding decorations
(photos via Intimate Weddings / Colin Cowie)

9. Incorporating the theme into your wedding reception dĂ©cor is also a great way to express your creativity. There’s a myriad of ways and you can definitely play, especially with paper elements. The pastel hued honeycomb balls, above left, and escort cards are great starter points. You can also add watercolor on your bunting welcome signage, table numbers, paper napkins, coasters, favor tags, giveaway bags, and so much more. You can even make it a fun group activity with your family or bridal party.

*If you have no time to actually make graphics for your wedding invites and décor, you can always check out the vast selection of easy-to-use watercolor graphics on Creative Market. They have tons of resources like those below.

watercolor textures for wedding stationery
(via Nicky Laatz on Creative Market)

There are more watercolor and even font resources in this curated Pinterest board filled with DIY resources.

watercolor wedding food
(photos via Bon Appetit / Intimate Wedding)

10. And finally, if you think you’ve added a watercolor touch to all of your elements, think again — you can even incorporate the theme into the food you are serving! Check out these hand-painted sugar cookies and ombre colored cocktails.

For even more watercolor wedding inspiration, check out the Pinterest board I’ve curated for you. I’ll keep adding pins there so you can follow along if you want. 🙂

Are you having a watercolor wedding? Please share in the comments below how you are infusing the theme into your celebration.

Woodland Animals (Deer, Otter, Squirrel) Wedding Invitations + a Free Printable

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Funky Wedding Invites, New at Poptastic Bride Shop, Non-Traditional Wedding Themes | 0 comments

woodland animal wedding invitations

Animal-themed woodland weddings seem to be all the rage these days and so I happily present to you our new rustic boho forest animals wedding invitation suite. For now I have squirrel, deer, and otter brides wearing floral wreath crowns while their groom counterparts are looking spiffy in their hats and bow ties. If you’ve been checking my personal Instagram these last couple of years you know that I’ve been honing my painting so yes, I painted those animals myself and you can request for me to paint your animal bride & groom of choice too, just send me a message. 🙂

You can click on the thumbnails below to see the invites up close, or you may check out the entire set here.

I’m in the process of drawing more animals (rabbits, bears, and maybe giraffes?) and if you have other suggestions, feel free to comment below!

Wait there’s more. To thank you for sticking around all these years despite my silence, I have a free printable for you!
free printable rustic foliage thank you card

You can grab it right from the Freebies page. 🙂

*See also: Rustic Fox and Cat themed Wedding Invitations