December 2013 Archive

May Your Days Be Merry + Bright…

merry-brightMerry Christmas everyone! We hope your Christmas is merry and bright! Thank you so much for reading this little blog and for all your support and encouragement. To all our wedding clients, what a joy it has been to work with you this year. We love weddings and we thank you so much for sharing your journey with us!

Just a quick note to let you know we’re signing off for a much needed Christmas break, but rest assured, we will be working over the break on some super exciting new releases for the new year. Be sure to check back with us in January for some big news and some gorgeous new designs!

Best wishes and happy holidays from the Drolet Paperie family to yours. See you in 2014!

xo,

Lauren

 

Photo Credit: Fabulous K

Warm + Fuzzy | Six Ways to Warm Up A Winter Wedding

It has already snowed in New York City, which means winter wedding season is officially upon us. While we love warm-weather weddings because we can wear our favorite strappy sandals and pick even the most delicate blooms for bouquets, winter weddings are mighty cozy and present options for totally unique decor and menu options. Here, we’ve rounded up some quick, easy touches to add a dose of wintry charm to your big day and give your guests some serious warm-and-fuzzies. Just, you know, avoid poinsettias at all costs.

1. Boozy Hot Cocoa Bar: Greet guests to the reception with a table of DIY hot cocoa — simply fill warming carafes with hot chocolate spiked with the liqueur of your choice (try Baileys or Peppermint Schnapps), and let guests take their pick of cute mismatched mugs and toppings like marshmallows, cinnamon and whipped cream.

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2. Snow Souvenirs: Fill vintage glass holiday string-light bulbs with snow collected on the wedding day, and scribble the date and the bride and groom’s initials on each bulb with a metallic marker. Arrange on reception tables for guests to take home.

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3. Pinecones Everywhere: These hearty little guys add a rustic wintry touch to tablescapes (try using them as place card holders), bouquets (use them sparingly alongsidse brighter, more elegant blooms) or gifts (when dipped in candlewax, they make the cutest firestarter souvenirs).

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4. Texture Mixtures: Layering snuggly fabrics is fun and stylish when you’re getting dressed for a cold-weather day out, and it has the same chic, comforting effect on decor. Go for cozy combinations of red-toned plaids, faux fur, burlap and jute, and use a little bit of a lot of different textiles (rather than a lot of one kind) to get that backwoods-ski-cabin look.

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5. Cotton Boll Accents: Eschew the vision you’re getting of your great-grandma’s porcelain Christmas village with the piles of cotton-ball snow. Cotton bolls, or, the blooms from cotton plants in which the cotton itself hasn’t been removed yet and the plant part remains intact, make sweet counterparts to boyish pinecones when used for decor. Arrange piles of them in glass jars for tabletops, work them around the arms of a chandelier, or tie them around napkins with jute.

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6. Get-warm Gifts: Blankets tied with ribbon, chunky unisex scarves, wool mittens or thick socks make perfect gifts for guests, and can also be arranged in baskets throughout the ceremony and reception to encourage guests to grab and snuggly up with.

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Feeling inspired? For more great ideas, view our Warm + Fuzzy pinterest board or check out this list on Buzzfeed, and use our comments section to share your own!

xo,

Lauren

1. Hot Cocoa Bar {via The Art of Weddings} | 2. Snow Souvenirs {via Flickr} | 3. Pinecone Escort Cards  {via Rustic Wedding Chic} | 4. Texture Mixing {via One Wed} | 5. Cotton Decor {via Green Wedding Shoes} | 6. Blanket Favors {via Eric Kelley Photography}

Featured: Coleen and Matt’s Wedding on Style Me Pretty

I have been dying to share these gorgeous photos and the day is finally here! Coleen and Matt were married in June and their wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty last month! All of the beautifully captured wedding photos below were taken by Kelly Kollar Photography.

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Coleen and Matt’s wedding was proof that keeping it simple, romantic, yet still sophisticated is the best way to make an impression. This couple’s New York nuptials, which culminated with a beautiful reception at the serene Water’s Edge in Long Island City, featured classic, romantic details and a timeless stationery suite to match. Packing their big day with friends, family, elegantly aesthetics and plenty of peonies, Coleen and Matt’s nuptials were a study in just how GORGEOUS simplicity can be! And finally – let’s not forget the bride’s exquisite gown by Marchesa (which is definitely among our top 5 favorite dresses EVER, by the way!)

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And of course, we can’t forget the stationery! We kept it classic and chic for this wedding’s letterpress invitation suite and coordinating reception pieces, all of which featured a lovely hand calligraphy by Angelique, Ink. Hand-tied burlap bows embellished the ceremony’s programs, which added a soft touch to the wedding’s gorgeous floral scene and stunning mercury glass decor elements.

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I could probably go on forever, but you can view the full gallery of this wedding on Style Me Pretty!

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Congratulations, Coleen and Matt! Your wedding day was absolutely spectacular. Thank you for your friendship and allowing me to be part of your special day!

xo,

Lauren

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