Pretty blue palm trees make up our newest wedding invitation design. The photography image has been enhanced and turned light blue for the image on the front. The subtle reference to a tropical location is the perfect backdrop for custom black text. On the back, the same image has a sepia tone. Tall palm trees sway in the warm breeze with thatched umbrellas lining the shoreline. (See the original image below.)
Many couples search online for marriage planning ideas. Pinterest is the place to go for ideas about everything these days, and that goes for finding invitation stationery. When purchasing invitations, the design is important but so is the quality of the paper and help with designing. The Zazzle company is full of designers who offer personal help with their own designs. Many unique, additional, matching products can be designed for customers as needed.
Palm trees are one of the most recognizable images associated with the tropics. There is a surprisingly large variety of palm trees and not all are tall and swaying.
Palm trees are often added to tropical landscapes and often grow wild in tropical locations. Tall, stately palms add immeasurable interest to a tropical yard. See photos at HGTV where tall palms bring life to a yard.
Those of us living in the tropics can also have potted palms, or smaller specimens included in a garden setting. The Parlor Palm has no real trunk, just long feathery leaves. Depending on the type, palm leaves can be bright green or silver gray. The fronds, or leaves, can be feathery and soft-looking, or stiff and pointed.
If you’ve ever watched hurricane footage, or been in a hurricane, you’ve no doubt witnessed how well palm trees withstand very high winds. While tall oak trees with long branches can be broken or totally unearthed, the palm tree simply bends and sways in the high winds. The fronds may blow off, but the tree remains. Rarely does a palm tree fall in high winds.
Here we have a simple thank you note with palm trees and a full moon and custom text inside. The blue-gray color works well with this double palm tree image with a big, full moon behind the fronds. Folded note cards come in two sizes, either 5×7 or 4×5 and have three text templates.
Our newest photo save the date announcement, for a tropical beach wedding, has a palm trees option. As beach wedding stationery designers, we have made this pretty, light blue card with a tropical background. Simply delete it if your wedding will not be in the tropics. That will leave you with a simple, rustic wood grain background. Scroll down to see what that looks like on the product page.
The front of this card, which has many upgrade choices, contains two photo templates to add baby pictures. Show everyone how cute you each were as little ones! We call this type of save-the-date announcement “through the years” or “then and now” and it’s a unique idea for couples. The recent photo of the bride and groom will go on the back next to the custom text.
It’s easy to announce wedding plans and direct guests to a wedding website (if you choose) by creating your own paragraph of information. Leave spaces where needed and include as much, or as little text as needed.
When using the photo templates, you will have the ability to move the photos into place. That way your pictures will be centered as you like. Choose the “change” option and simply upload your own pictures. To remove the palm trees, use the “clear” option.
A beach wedding in spring could be wonderful for couples who prefer alone time. Spring is right around the corner, and any couples who have a wedding day looming are very busy putting the finishing touches on their plans. Springtime is a fabulous time of year to tie the knot, whether on a beach or some place else. The heat of summer has not arrived in many spots, so the couple can expect a comfortable day (fingers crossed). Dark and bright colored clothing may be more appropriate in spring than summer for just that reason.
Beaches in spring can be interesting places. With colder water temperatures, crowds are fewer, and storms can churn up the water depositing some interesting sea life along the coastline. Any couples who like long, quiet walks along the shore searching for seashells would love that!
Also, family vacations are not in full swing because the kids are still in school (unless you choose to marry during a spring break time). Picture yourself lost on a deserted island as you celebrate being Mr. and Mrs. in a honeymoon bungalow.
The Jack and Jill wedding shower includes both the Bride and Groom and can be themed to accommodate the common (or separate) likes of each individual.
For the couple who is planning a beach wedding, they most likely have a love affair with the ocean, sun, tropics and hot, summer weather. Having a shower for them should include some beachy themed items and an invitation such as the one below that has seashells (jingle shells) as the background image and a silhouette of palm trees.
A luau theme would be nice with island type food and if the shower is held on a warm evening, hang lanterns and decorate with fake hibiscus flowers – or real ones if you are so inclined! Do you know anyone who has surfboards to lend?
Colorful summer plastic-ware such as this neat little chip and dip tray in the shape of a starfish is inexpensive, but is keeping with the seaside theme.
Visit your local party store and see what they offer once you have ideas for your beach themed wedding shower for the couple. It’s possible you could rent some palm trees too!