Funky Wedding Ideas & Inspiration

Modern Chevron Wedding Invitations + Couple Holiday Photo Cards and Ornaments

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Funky Wedding Invites, New at Poptastic Bride Shop, Personalize Your Wedding | 0 comments

modern teal and orange chevron wedding invitations

Just a quick note to let you know that we have some new stuff in our shops. First off, this contemporary invitation suite filled with graphic chevron goodness! Yes we’re jumping in on the zigzag pattern craze with this set but we added a funky spin through fun retro typefaces and fresh, modern color combinations. The Poptastic Bride lovebirds are also present for added cuteness. :)

You can view the set elements on this page or at the main store.

The design is available in three combinations for now: Teal and Orange (pictured above), Coral and Navy, and Red and Aqua. Of course you can send me a note if you’d like me to revise the design using your wedding colors.

Aside from invitations, we also have RSVP cards, Save the Date postcards, shipping labels, wedding postage, favor tags and other necessary elements. As always everything is fully customizable with your names and wedding info.

* Please head on over to the main store to see all the available options.

The other new product I wanted to announce are our couple holiday photo cards. If you’re celebrating your first Christmas together as an engaged or married couple — or if you just want to send a holiday card your family will treasure —  please check out our designs below. Clicking on the images will take you to a page where you can personalize the details and upload your own photos to replace the placeholders.

* See all of our customizable Christmas photo cards here.

And if you want keepsakes to remember your first Christmas together by, here are ceramic Christmas ornaments you can personalize and hang on your tree.

You can upload two different photos for each side of the ornament.

* See all of our customizable holiday ornaments here.

Stacked and Chunky Heel Wedding Shoes for Fab Retro Bridal Style

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in Hip Wedding Fashion | 0 comments

chunky heel wedding shoes

(Image from Meta & Ian’s Funky Red & White Wedding With Retro Flair, photo by Portrait Design by Shanti)

Confession: I’ve never been a fan of stilettos. I’ve rocked the kitten heel in formal events including my wedding but I just. cannot. wear narrow 4-inch heels. Which is why the emergence of stacked and chunky heeled shoes, thanks to the rise of retro style, is pretty much a godsend to stiletto-scared women like myself. Now there is an option to look stylish and, well, relatively statuesque without fear of tripping or toppling over. Even if you’re not averse to stilettos, you will love the added balance support provided by stacked heels — especially you busy-bee brides who’ll be doing a lot of walking around greeting guests at your celebration.

I’ve gathered a few of my favorite retro-style chunky heeled shoes that you can wear at — and definitely beyond — your wedding. Aren’t they cute? :) These would look fabulous with tea-length or high-low bridal dresses and circle skirts.

Click on each shoe for a closer look.

Seychelles - Just An Illusion (Grey/Emerald) - Footwear Seychelles - Tempest (Nude Multi) - Footwear Seychelles - Turning Point (Nude) - Footwear
Seychelles - Just An Illusion (Teal/Yellow) - Footwear Seychelles - Found My Way (Mint) - Footwear Seychelles - Tempest (Whiskey Multi) - Footwear
Seychelles - Just An Illusion (Black/Rose Gold) - Footwear Seychelles - Apology Accepted (Yellow/Grey) - Footwear Seychelles - Rosemary (Black) - Footwear
Seychelles - Tempest (Black Multi) - Footwear Seychelles - Found My Way (Copper) - Footwear Nina Originals - Dynasty (Buff) - Footwear
Nina Originals - Diandra (Tartan Multi) - Footwear Nina Originals - Diandra (Earth Multi) - Footwear Sofft - Ramona II (Sand Patent Leather) - Footwear

Are you going to wear chunky, stacked heels at your wedding? I would love to know!

*affiliated post

New: Custom Candy Tins, Gift Tags, Address Labels, Envelopment Folders + revised blog schedule

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in Funky Wedding Invites, Personalize Your Wedding, Updates | 0 comments

It’s about time I updated you on what’s new at the shop, and trust me, there are a lot of exciting new stuff and I’m delighted to present them to you today.

customizable jelly belly candy tins

1. Custom Jelly Belly Candy Tins (yes, candy included), Favor Tags, and Address Labels 

We now (finally) offer the above mentioned in our store and the designs go with our existing invitation sets, allowing you access to a complete collection in an instant. When you click on the links, replace the names and date with your own on the text fields provided to preview how they’ll look. Here are a few samples:

(See all customizable candy tins or view them by invite design collection)

(See all favor tags or view them by invite design collection)

Owl & Pussycat (Purple) Wedding Address Labels

(See all address labels or view them by invite design collection)

2. Poptastic Bride x Envelopments

envelopment folders

Zazzle has teamed up with Envelopments which means you can now purchase their lovely envelope folders to go with Poptastic Bride’s funky wedding invites.  Keep your 5×7 invites, RSVP cards , maps, and any other insert you might want us to customize organized in style. 10 unique color options are available.

Not a shop update but I just wanted to inform you of…

3. The revised blog schedule

As I mentioned yesterday, I missed posting here after my short break but to be honest, there’s just too much going on IRL so it seems I can’t focus all my energies on blogging anymore… That doesn’t mean I’m quitting though, I love this “job” so much to give it up so I’m just giving myself a few days off. :)  Starting today, please expect to see a maximum of three real wedding / e-session / styled shoot feature posts a week (so do keep sending me those awesome non-cookie-cutter weddings because they will make their way here). The two remaining days will now be reserved for updates, printables and freebies, and other post ideas (if any) that may come up now that I’ll have a little more free time.

On that note, please allow me to thank you dear friends for your continued readership. Do come back tomorrow for a cute and playful e-session in a rustic setting. :)

Lovebird Owls Wedding Invitation Set

Posted by on Jul 4, 2013 in Funky Wedding Invites | 2 comments

lovebird owls wedding invites

An original illustration of a couple of lovey-dovey owls are the stars of our latest wedding invitation suite, Lovebird Owls. Our groom owl looks dapper in a fedora and bow tie while pretty bride owl has on a flower garland headdress — I know, so twee! A repeating retro-style flower pattern adorns the back of the invites for a bit of Bohemian flair.

I’ve been drawing a lot of owls and flowers for another project lately so I suddenly felt compelled to make these well-dressed lovebirds. What do you think? :) Incidentally I can customize the colors of this invite set to suit your motif, just shoot me a note via the contact form.

Matching Save the Dates, RSVP cards, postage, stickers, labels, table numbers, thank you cards, and other paraphernalia are also available. Please visit the shop to see the rest of the Lovebird Owls Wedding Invitation Set.

Unfortunately I didn’t have enough time to make a freebie as I’ve been busy working on the new look of our online t-shirt store Poptastic Tees (have you been to it yet? Feel free to have a look around.) but I promise to make it up to you next week. Ciao for now!

12 Wedding Limo Alternatives & Fun Bridal Transportation Ideas

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 in Certified Poptastic!, Personalize Your Wedding | 0 comments

wedding car alternatives

It’s time for another roundup and today I’m sharing some alternative bridal transportation ideas from our previously featured Poptastic Bride weddings. The mood and tone of your wedding + the location of your ceremony and reception venues play a major part in deciding what transportation to choose so some of these may be irrelevant to you… Nevertheless I’m sharing them all so you can see the different non-limo ways you can get from point A to point B!

1. BICYCLES are a practical, fun, and not to mention green way to get from one place to another. It’s perfect for informal celebrations where the reception venue is quite close to the ceremony

bikes -- wedding car alternative

Jessica & Jeff’s Multicultural Commitment Ceremony Celebration, photo by Debra Gulbas Photography

2. A PEDICAB. Another inexpensive, green, and quite quirky way to arrive at your reception venue in style.

wedding car alternatives

Jax & Michael’s Eclectic Bring-Your-Own-Awesome Wedding, photo by Harper Point Photography

pedicab - wedding transport alternatives

Kelly & John’s Urban-Cool Architectural Wedding, photo by Carolyn Scott Photography

3. CANOES or SAILBOATS. If you’re having a lakeside or beachside ceremony, a leisurely boat ride is a lovelyway to get to places.

wedding car alternatives

Rene and Adam’s sweet, picture-perfect lakeside wedding, photo by Sikora Photography

4. A PICKUP TRUCK. Why pay for costly transportation services when you can ride in the back of a familiar truck (and get awesome photo opportunities like this!)

wedding car alternatives

Stephanie & Ryan’s Fun and No-Frills Summer BBQ Wedding, photos by Chris Cudney Photography

Here’s another wedding that used a pickup (the groom’s, actually) to transport their bridal entourage around:

wedding car alternatives

Rachel & Mitchell’s Laid-Back Wedding with an Urban Edge, photo by Red Bird Hills Photography

5. A WAGON. If you’re getting married in a farm, why not use what’s available. Wagons, spiffied up, make charmingly rustic getaway “cars”.

tractor wedding car alternatives

Lauren & Parker’s Bright and Happy DIY Farmer’s Market Wedding, photo by Katie Snyder Photography

6. A GOLF CART. The solution for moving around in garden weddings and receptions in sprawling areas.

wedding car alternatives

Jennifer & Doug’s DIY “Key” Themed Wedding, photos by Misty Minna Photography

7. MOTORCYCLES. Just as practical as the bicycle but a notch edgier, motorbikes are perfect for couples who want to stay true to their non-conformist rock and roll personalities.

motorcycle - wedding car alternatives

Tara & Matt’s Vintage Chic Americana Wedding (Part 1), photo by Chloe Moore Photography

Another fun wedding that used a motorbike as a getaway vehicle:

motorbike - alternative wedding cars

Clara & Sam’s 5-Day Wedding and Camping Weekend (Part 2), photo by 

8. VINTAGE CARS. If you own one — or if there’s somebody you can borrow one from — you can drive your way to the reception in totally hip fashion.

cheery pensacola wedding

Kelsey & Kyle’s Bright, Bold & Cheery Temecula Winery Wedding (Part 1), photos by True Photography

9. BUSES or CAMPERVANS. Another great, retro, and quite trendy way to transport you and your spouse and even your bridal party around.

wedding car alternatives

Cassie & Adam’s DIY Historic Pensacola Museum Wedding with Retro Flair, photo by Aislinn Kate Photography

10. A HORSE. Assuming you know how to mount and ride one, arriving at your reception via horseback lends a fairytale-like air to the celebration.

wedding limo alternatives

Brandy & Robert’s Falling Waters Lodge Wedding, photo by Cariad Photography

11. A CARDBOARD CAR. Having your ceremony and reception in the same place? Make a quirky cardboard car for your getaway car photo opportunity needs. :)

cardboard car - wedding car alternatives

Joanne & Drew’s Playful and Artistic Ravinia Wedding, photos by JWiley Photography

12. YOUR FEET. All that planning stressed you out so take some sweet time after the ceremony to WALK with your loved one all the way to your reception venue.

walk -- wedding car alternatives

Mel & Evan’s Sweet New York City Elopement, photo by JBM Wedding Photography

Another option is to DANCE your way to the reception area. It totally makes a fabulous entrance, as you can see below.

dance - wedding reception entrance

Liz & Philip’s Funky, Cool, and Yellow CAM Raleigh Wedding, photos by Blest Photography

Do you have any other ideas for limo alternatives / inexpensive wedding transportation? Feel free to leave a comment below!