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If your hand recently got an upgrade in the form of a ring on your finger, you’ve probably started sharing the big news with friends and family. That news, we believe, is best announced in the form of unique save the dates and Paperlust is here to help you deliver that message!

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Paperlust is an Australian based stationer that serves couples worldwide in providing an endless assortment (we’re talking over 650 designs!) of wedding stationery from wedding invitations to RSVP cards, and of course one of the most important of them all—save the dates. One of the many things we love is their eye catching designs that are crafted by over 300 independent designers and are fully customizable!

Your save the date is often the first peek that your guests will get into your colors and style of your wedding, so you want to ensure you choose something that not only represents the overall feel of your big day, but also you as a couple! Because they offer paper goods for every step of the planning process, your save the dates will seamlessly match the rest of your invitation suite. Haven’t come to a decision on the style of your wedding? Don’t stress! This is the perfect time to play around with some styles and colors or browse their designs to see what stands out!

Gone are the days of only a few different save the date styles to choose from. Paperlust has also just released their line of die cut paper shapes including arch, half-arch, and angles! Choosing one of these fun styles is guaranteed to make your card unique as well as catch the eye of anyone receiving it.

When it comes to customizing your cards, Paperlust’s options for customizations go beyond just picking your colors and fonts. Choosing from their wide variety of paper types and print types such as foiling and letterpress will have you—and your guests—wowed! For the couple that wants something a bit unique and out of the box, consider a magnet, calendar, or even choosing a photo card.

We know it can sometimes feel difficult to imagine how certain papers and print types will look together. Lucky for you, Paperlust offers a sample pack of invitations (for the price of a latte may we add!) that allows you to see and feel their most popular paper and print types and help you feel confident in picking the perfect save the date cards to match the rest of your stationery suite. 

If creating a wedding website is on your planning to-do list, Paperlust has partnered with Joy to offer over 40 matching websites with their invitation design sets!

With free, worldwide shipping on orders over $300 USD and hundreds of five star reviews from brides all over the world, Paperlust is ready to bring your stationery visions to life.

Ready to say yes to your save the date cards? Head over to their website to begin designing and don’t forget to check out their Instagram page for more beautiful stationery inspiration!

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If you’re looking for an engagement ring, you’ve just made one of the most important decisions of your life — and you’re about to make another. The kind of engagement ring you present to your partner should reflect their personality and the type of life you want to begin together!

Whether you’re surprising your partner or bringing them along with you, there are a few things you should know about how to choose the perfect engagement ring.

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Choosing an Engagement Ring

Don’t make the mistake of beginning your engagement ring search with little-to-no knowledge. Knowing what you want and where to start can help you make an informed decision that will make your engagement ring special. Here’s everything you should consider before you start your engagement ring search.

Stick to Your Ring Budget

First things first, make room in your budget for your engagement ring purchase — and stick to it. It may seem unimportant now, but if things go right with the engagement, you’ll be facing wedding expenses which can really put a dent in your savings.

If you’re trying to make things work with a smaller budget, talk with a knowledgeable jeweler. They’ll know exactly how to help you get the most bang for your buck. For example, the experts at Great Heights — a lab-grown diamond company holding the industry to a higher standard, offers stunning lab-created diamonds that can be up to 40% less than the price of a mined stone. Plus, you’re receiving the peace of mind that your diamond was ethically sourced.

Consider the Materials of the Ring

You have choices that range from the metals in the band to the type of stone featured in the ring. While these customization options can be overwhelming, they certainly have a big impact. That said, do you know all of your options?

Did you know that there are some kinds of precious metals that are naturally hypoallergenic? Platinum and gold, for example.

What about stone choices? Do you want a lab-grown diamond for environmental reasons and budgeting purposes? Or would you prefer a unique stone such as onyx or aquamarine?

These are some of the questions you’ll have to ask yourself during your search. The sooner you nail down your preferred materials, the sooner you’ll be able to move forward with your purchase.

Choose the Right Stone Shape

The shape of the stone you select will influence every other aspect of the ring. It’s also an easy way to filter out the plethora of customizing options, so you can avoid being overwhelmed by details!

Don’t be afraid to discuss these options with your partner. Ask them if they would prefer a classic, timeless round-shaped gem or something a bit more daring like a princess or marquise cut.

Once you understand their preferences, you can look at rings that suit them. You’ll find that things will flow a lot more easily from there.

Research Engagement Ring Vendors

Be sure to stick with accredited jewelers. If you’re not buying from a large national chain, make sure that the store you’re working with is affiliated by the Jewelers of America, the International Gemological Institute, or similar high-ranking official governing bodies. This is important to ensure the quality of the ring you’re able to purchase as well as the security of your ring-buying experience.

Key Takeaways

When you’re choosing an engagement ring, there are several things that you’ll need to consider including shape, setting, style and more! Keeping your partner in mind as you navigate these decisions will help.

You’ll want to give yourself at least six weeks to allow the ring to be properly made or updated to your specifications and delivered safely to your home.

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The mother of the bride dress is an important element of any wedding but buying a mother of the bride dress can be a difficult decision. There are many factors to consider, such as budget, style, colour—and more. The following are some essential dos and don’ts you need to keep in mind when buying the mother of the bride dresses.

Do: Buy online for the best deals

If you want the best deals for mother of the bride dresses, you should buy online. Online shops (such as https://www.mothersonly.com.au/ which focuses on providing mother of the bride dresses) have a wider ranges of styles, colours, and prices. Many physical retail shops will have marked up prices, so you’ll also get the best prices when you buy online.

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Don’t: Forget to complement the colour scheme of the wedding

It’s important not to forget that the mother of the bride dress needs to complement the colour scheme of the wedding. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they should match the bridesmaid’s dresses, but what colours are being used in the wedding should be considered. The only exception to this rule is if the bride and her mother make a mutual decision about a colour that is not otherwise used in the wedding scheme.

Do: Choose a style that is flattering

A mother of the bride dress should be, above all, flattering. No one wants to look frumpy at a wedding, especially your Mother! Before you pick a dress, you should make sure that the style is going to be flattering on your body. Thankfully, modern dresses for your Mum will come in plenty of styles so you can definitely find something that is flattering to your body type. If you are not sure which style is most flattering, try on similar styles in person to see which looks best.

Don’t: Feel limited to certain styles

Today, mother of the bride dresses come in an array of stunning and flattering styles. You shouldn’t feel limited to a standard straight line dress; you can find dresses in chic fit and flare styles and even stunning cocktail dress styles for something more elegant and formality. So, don’t feel limited to basic styles—if a cocktail gown would be appropriate for the occasion, feel free to pick one out for the wedding!

Do: Buy the dress early enough for alterations if necessary

One of the most important ‘dos’ you should know regarding buying mother of the bride dresses is that they need to be purchased early enough for alterations (just like the bride). In some cases, a gown needs to be taken in, let out—or otherwise altered so that it’s as flattering as possible. If you wait too long, there may not be enough time to have the dress altered to fit properly.

Set at the breathtaking Beaulieu Garden, this beautiful editorial brought the inspiration of a 1950’s Al Fresco dinner party to life. Produced and styled by Carrie Moe of Type A Society, the look incorporates a palette of rich blues and deep greens in design details that highlight the decadent charm and ultra-chic fashion of the 1950’s. The dining table features vintage blue and white china, and is filled with fruits and matching colorful florals by Marigold. Paper design is by Aerialist Press and a spectacular graphic white cake by Frosted Cakery nods to the gorgeous Carolina Herrera gown. Lucky for us, the incredible Julie Kay Kelly was behind the lens capturing all the beauty of the shoot in these gorgeous film images.

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Photographer: Julie Kay Kelly // Producer and stylist: Carrie Moe of Type A Society // Floral artist: Marigold // Stationery: Aerialist Press // Location: Beaulieu Garden // Gowns: Little White Dress Shop / Carolina Herrera / Naeem Khan / Rime Arodaky // Styling mat: JRD Art Shop // Hair and makeup: Carrie Aldous // Candles: Creative Candles // Table linens and styling ribbons: Party Crush Studio // French Settee: Scout Rental Co // Tabletop rentals: Otis and Pearl // Veil: Claire Pettibone // Rings: Erstwhile Jewelry // Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes // Earrings: StilWorksStudio // Headpiece: Keren Wolf // Ring box: Voeu du Coeur // Cake: Frosted Cakery // Hand drawn botanicals: Kelly Moore of Type A Society // Photographer host: Kelly Berry Photo for Workshop Vero

 

 

 

If you are like us, you are always on the hunt for “the perfect gift.” Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the value in gifting experiences instead of physical items. Now that is something that we can get on board with!! Enter unique Tinggly wedding gifts! Tinggly is a global gift. They sell only gift collections and not specific experiences.

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Here is how it works:

One price, hundreds of experiences: One gift buys you an entire collection of experiences for your loved ones to choose from. They can choose one experience and book it in few clicks.
Anywhere in the world :Their experiences are available in more than 100 countries across the globe.
5 years validity: Recipients have 5 years to book their dream experience, so they have plenty of time to plan their adventure.
Special Delivery: At Tinggly you can send your gift in a numbers of ways: email (instantly!), DHL worldwide delivery (2-3 business days), or print it out and give it them in person.
They offer experiences from island hopping in Thailand, whale-watching in Iceland, or a fabulous Game of Thrones tour in Croatia. We are totally on board with any of those amazing options!

What will you get?

With Tinggly you can get either an eVoucher (pdf) file instantly to your email, print it and present to that special someone. Alternatively, you can order a gorgeous gift box, which includes a voucher with your greeting, and a beautiful brochure about Tinggly and experience gifting idea. The box is delivered via DHL in 2-3 business days. And, Tinggly gift offers a personalized note on every voucher for free.

Now what are we waiting for?! Let’s get shopping!