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bohemian feathers wedding

Our Popular Wedding Designs Include More Than Beach Themes

Although this site is dedicated to the beach wedding planner, we operate online stores which sell many other designs. Our popular wedding designs include realistic and stunning succulents, beautiful hydrangea flowers, new Bohemian designs, and even unique artwork. Many of these popular designs can be found in our BlueHyd store.
succulent wedding

Express your individuality by choosing a wedding stationery design which is set apart from the usual. We strive to create the most unique and lovely cards and matching paper for the couple who is far from ordinary.

More Popular Wedding Suites

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Blue hydrangea wedding

Due to the fact that there are many products at the Zazzle site, with more being added constantly, it can be difficult to keep up with the designing. Many of our collections will showcase the most popular items brides and grooms want. Due to the large array of products, some items will not be included. When a request is made, I do reply quickly. Be as specific as possible with a request, and I will get the products made as soon as possible.
bohemian feathers wedding

Furthermore, if you come across an item that needs a theme change, I can do that as well, as long as it’s in my store. If you have questions relating to design, be sure to ask.
orange wedding, artistic floral design
Please remember that I am able to make paper plates, cups and favor bags to match any designs in my stores. Paper goods that are customizable work well for showers and parties.

fall wedding stationery
“Back Road” Fall Wedding Set

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Tell a Story With Table Number Cards

photo table number cards
Each Card Tells a Little Story About the Couple
Tell a story with photo template table number cards. Beach themed table seating that contains lots of personalization. The couple will choose to share different photos for each card and add up to 3 lines of text to explain the picture. White sand dollars (on both sides) have templates for the table number.

Each card can contain the same photo, but adding different photos makes them more unique and personal. Variety will give guests something to talk about. When they realize that each table card tells a different short story, they can mingle and check out the other table cards in the room.

The couple will have to decide what they want to share. Make it interesting by adding some fun, and maybe funny, photos. Wedding guests will love this little insight into your life together before marriage!

Other examples of what to share:

*Where you met
*How he (or she) proposed
*Day trips & vacation photos
*Time spent relaxing at the beach (works well with a beach themed wedding!)
*Engagement photos
*Favorite things – like a special pet / eating ice cream together
*Favorite local haunts
*Pictures from the wedding shower
*Photos with your kids (if either has some from another marriage)

Each couple will have their own special moments collected from the months or years leading up to the wedding day. Collecting photos for table number cards can be a fun activity to do together, and one the groom may not mind helping with! Split the number of tables between each of you and come up with your own favorite photos to use. It may even be helpful to ask for outside help from the bridesmaids and groomsmen if you can’t decide which photos are most interesting.

sand dollar table number card
Back of the Card

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starfish wedding invitation

Wedding Invitation Suites With Unique Starfish Themes

After tropical flowers, the starfish, or sea star, is a probably second in popularity as a design element choice for couples planning a beach wedding ceremony. Because of this, I’ve focused on including the starfish in many designs in the Sandpiper Wedding store. And starfish wedding invitations have sold quite well.

My designs are printed on Zazzle paper, which gets high marks from customers. With optional beautiful and elegant upgrades, such as pearl and champagne shimmer and felt paper, a wedding invitation from Zazzle is just as beautiful as any purchased at a specialty wedding store. There is even a “high definition” printing option.

Create reply cards, favor tags, personal wine labels, pre and post ceremony party invitations, thank-you cards, and much more to match every invitation design. If the item you need is not showing up in the design collection, (because it can be difficult, as a designer, to keep up with all the new products offered), shoot me an e-mail (millhill11@gmail.com) and I’ll gladly make it for you.

So here we go…a collection of our starfish wedding invitation variety. Some designs are brand new, and others are older favorites which have been selling well throughout the years.
Every invitation comes standard with white envelopes, with decorated envelopes as an additional option.

starfish wedding invitation
Modern square starfish wedding stationery decorated on both sides

casual starfish hearts round invitation
Hearts and sea stars on light blue, choose round or square shape.
white beach wedding
Starfish and Hydrangea, White Beach Wedding – Bracket shape is optional

big starfish sky blue wedding invitation
Brand New Design: Sky Blue – or your favorite color – just ask.

shells on the beach wedding
Starfish, sand dollar and plumeria on the beach design. Parents names at the top is sample wording, ask for a change.

beach wedding starfish invitation
Seaside Blue Ocean Invitation

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The Search Begins For Unique Green Flowers

Green is a beautiful color, and especially so when appearing in the form of a flower. Of the many shades of green, pale green or sage green are probably most suited to weddings. Green flowers are typically unique, and that may be why brides choose them to be part of her wedding celebration.

Green hydrangeas
Budding Limelight Hydrangea
My personal favorite green flower is the hydrangea, but they can be tricky to keep looking fresh once cut. A reputable florist should know how to work with hydrangeas so they won’t be wilted by the end of the day. Hydrangeas come in two basic flower shapes, round or elongated. My photo shows Limelight hydrangea, which can be quite green as it begins to grow, but turns out to be mostly white. Many hydrangea varieties will be green in the budding stage. The ‘Endless Summer‘ blue hydrangea tends to fade to beautiful shades of green as Autumn nears. The flower I used in the wedding design below began as bright blue. Eventually it faded to this pretty green while on the bush.
green hydrangea wedding invitations
Custom Wedding Invitations with Green Hydrangeas

Hydrangea blooms are so large that a single flower can fill a vase, or fill out a bridal bouquet. If cared for correctly, they will dry to a beautiful stem that will keep for a long time. Hydrangeas also one of the few flowers that come in beautiful shades of blue.

green orchid
Green Orchid (photo by nitli @ Pixabay)
The long stems of green orchids will add lovely interest to a bridal bouquet or table centerpiece. Orchids are tropical and work well in a beach themed setting, but they are not solely used in this way. Be aware that orchids can cost a pretty penny, and couples on a budget may want to use them sparingly.

Succulents have made a splash into the wedding scene over recent years, and they come in a wide variety of shapes, textures, sizes and colors. I have a whole collection of blue-green succulent stationery which is a very good seller, and you may view THE WEDDING COLLECTION here.

Don’t forget about the button chrysanthemum, which is a bright addition to any floral arrangement.
green chrysanthemum

A little green flower that may be less known is the lenton rose. This is my photo of the one growing in my yard, and it’s not as green as some of the varieties. The hellebore, or Lenton Rose, is an odd little flower, which blooms before the snow disappears in Spring. They also come in lovely shades of pink.

hellebore lenton rose
Lenton Rose (Hellebore)

Stems, leaves and dried flowers can also add some green to any floral arrangement. These additions also add texture and interest.

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honey

What You Really Need to Put in the Hangover Kit

honeyA popular addition to the weekend wedding welcome bag is the “hangover kit”. Just search for such a thing and you will find antacids and tylenol in little bags as hangover remedies. And sure, medicine can help you feel better after a big evening of partying, but did you realize there are more tasty ways to handle a hangover?

One delicious way to help yourself feel better is to eat some honey.

It’s a natural ingredient that has antioxidant properties, and the article at Mother Earth Living says that “Because of its antioxidant properties, honey neutralizes the toxins created by consuming alcohol.” And the fructose is used to “convert the acetaldehyde made during alcohol metabolism into acetic acid”, a substance that is “burned up naturally by the body.”
Maybe some little honey straws should be added to the welcome bag. Buy a pack of 100 at Amazon. Or find some little jars of honey and add your own personalized labels. Guests could consume honey in their tea, on toast or biscuits, or right from the straw or spoon. Eating honey before, during and / or after the partying is all good. So consider serving desserts that are honey based at the wedding reception. Cheesecake and cookies can be made with honey. Or serve a specialty drink with honey as an ingredient.

Another food that helps with hangover recovery is tomatoes. Few people want to wake up in the morning and eat a tomato, even when feeling well! But drinking tomato juice or V8 could help make that headache disappear faster. Combine it with some honey on toast, and you’re good to go.

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Beach Scene Marriage Announcement and Newlywed Reception Stationery

beach wedding
Announcement and Invitation – Click image to view
This marriage announcement and reception party invitation card combines elements that scream B E A C H ! The background image is a huge palm tree hanging over a pristine tropical beach. A calm ocean, which is the perfect color of aquamarine blue, shines on the horizon.

The font style is a combination of script and printed text, in dark blue and coral pink, hence adding to the tropical vibe. The names and party title stand out, and all text is set over a transparent white panel. Square paper was chosen for this card and the shape cannot be changed. I want the pink conch shell in the corner to remain visible as part of the design, and changing the size may remove it.

There are many text template lines which make it simple to add information about the private wedding ceremony and where it took place. This gives friends and family insight into the marriage with an opportunity to party it up with the newlywed couple.

To complete this unique beach wedding card, another coastal image was added to the reverse. Invitees will practically feel the warmth of the sun, and tropical breezes blow, while they read this invitation!

In addition to this new invitation design, we offer many other card choices with similar wording, for the same type of celebration. Some have photo templates, while others do not. To view many designs we offer, please CLICK HERE which will take you to the “reception only” collection.

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