Friday, June 3, 2016

Inspiration Friday - Inspired by Weddings

We've come to the first Friday in June, and it's likely you've got a wedding to attend in the coming weeks! Let's get inspired by June brides.

The tradition of having a June wedding actually dates back to Roman times when they celebrated Juno and Jupiter (the goddess of marriage and childbirth) on the first day of June. And apparently that tradition continued into the Victorian era because it was a time when flowers were readily available and those flowers masked body odor. Pretty fascinating, huh? These days June weddings are often planned because of work and school schedules.

As a former high school teacher, I have several former students (and friends) who are now wedding photographers. I took a look at their portfolios, and here is a look at a few of my favorite finds:

Weddings are such happy occasions! And it makes me even happier to see the smiling bride and her bridesmaids in the final photo. I taught three of them in junior high!

My Favorite Things has great products to make pretty wedding cards and tags. Let's take a look at some awesome projects that will inspire you to create with the bride and groom in mind!

Karolyn proves that it's all about the ring with her cheeky and glittering wedding (or engagement) card. The Diamonds Die-namics and Bling it On stamp set are perfect for the modern bride.

Bling it On Card by Karolyn Loncon featuring Bling it On stamp set, and Blueprints16, Blueprints 20, Blueprints 24, and Diamonds Die-namics #mftstamps

Sometimes your wedding gift deserves a pretty tag to decorate it. Keisha created this dreamy tag with the Tag Builder Blueprints 5 Die-namics. I especially love her use of the Lace Background stamp as the inset of the tag. LOVEly, indeed!

Love Tag by Keisha Campbell featuring Lace Background stamp, and Tag Builder Blueprints 5, Love & Adore You, and Heart STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Off white tone-on-tone cards with lots of texture are great for weddings. Susan used the Scribble Roses and Scribble Roses Overlay Die-namics with the Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover-Up Die-namics with a simple sentiment and some coordinating sequins. The bride loved it!

Floral Congratulations Card by Susan R. Opel featuring Bling it On stamp set, Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover-Up. Bold Greenery, Layered Leaves, Lisa Johnson Designs Scribble Roses, and Scribble Roses Overly Die-namics #mftstamps

Karin's wedding card has a simple and homey sweetness to it. The birds from the All Heart stamp set paired with pretty stamping from the So Much Love stamp set make this a terrific design for the newlyweds.

Love Birds Card by Karin Åkesdotter featuring So Much Love stamp set, Lisa Johnson Designs All Heart stamp set and Die-namics, Sticthed Mini Scallop Oval STAX and Wonky Stitched Oval STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Inge's energetic design would be perfect for a modern couple with its delicious juxtaposition of kraft and bling. The Diamonds Die-namics certainly steals the show!

Diamond Congrats Card by Inge Groot featuring Bling it On stamp set, Diamonds, Tag Builder Blueprints 5, and Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Jodi's card has a traditional feel with the pretty font, damask, and lovely floral bouquet. Take cues from the wedding invitation to figure out the style of the bride and groom. You might even be able to figure out the color scheme, too!

Happily Ever After Card by Jodi Collins featuring Modern Blooms stamp set and Die-namics, Lisa Johnson Designs Together Forever stamp set , Damask Background stamp, Blueprints 3, Blueprints 25, and Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Before you go, take a look at a few of the wonderful things you can buy to create gorgeous wedding cards at the My Favorite Things online store! Simply click on the photo to be taken directly to the product. If the product is currently out of stock, you can sign up for an email notification once it's back in stock!

1 comment:

  1. Indeed white weddings look quite classy and pretty but personally I want to have a colorful wedding and searching for suitable Chicago wedding venues. I think a garden venue will be best choice for a colorful wedding.