Woodgrain Wonder

Romantic and rustic, woodgrain wedding invitations and save-the-dates are a trend we are absolutely loving. Woodgrain texture is the perfect way to add an interesting detail to a rustic, farm, outdoors or garden wedding theme – but just about any couple can pull off woodgrain textures if they love it! It is a very versatile design element that may be perfect for your wedding invitation.

Woodgrain elements look beautiful against modern, bold colors and fonts on invitations; it is also stunning with soft florals and pretty textures. Check out some of our woodgrain invitations and save-the-dates below and on Pinterest and use as #inspo for your big day!

Inspired by Nature
Light woodgrain invitations inspired by the beauty of nature! Olives and browns take over this invitation suite with a gorgeous watercolor tree graphic, tied together with cotton, twine and dried lavender.

Save-the-Date Magnet
This couple added rustic elements of gray woodgrain texture and lace to their cheeky save-the-dates. We love incorporating our clients’ personalities into their designs.

Nautical Woodgrain
A sea-worthy invitation fit for this couple’s nautical-inspired nuptials. The ocean inspired this woodgrain invitation, with beachy blue hues, netting and a monogrammed anchor.

On the Farm
These absolutely stunning gray invitations have the perfect rustic elements, with woodgrain texture, lace and twine, perfect for a beautiful farm-chic wedding. The “key” to this invitation suite? A sweet key charm attached to the rustic monogrammed tag to tie the theme together!

We Do Woodgrain
“We do” adore these woodgrain-texture invitations! This romantic and rustic invitation suite has a beautiful textured enclosure, tied together with lace and twine.

Romantic, Rustic and Glam
This deep brown, woodgrain-texture enclosure is a beautiful contrast to the invitation’s gold glitter border, soft fonts and blush accents. The monogrammed tag ties this suite all together, wrapped with pink ribbon and ivory cotton!

Modern Woodgrain
Sophisticated and sleek, these navy and gray invitations are the perfect fit for this couple’s chic Jersey City wedding. The woodgrain border added a unique touch to this invitation suite with cotton and navy twine.

Weathered Woodgrain
This invitation featured weathered woodgrain textures and stunning calligraphy-inspired fonts.

The Ultimate Destination Wedding Invitations

Maybe you are a bride with dreams of marrying on pristine white sand in the Caribbean Islands, or you’re a groom hoping to say “I do” in front of far-away friends and family in another country. A destination wedding is an exciting way to celebrate your love at a place that means so much to you and your significant other.

You can incorporate your destination wedding theme into all your wedding stationery needs, from save the dates, to invitations, to reception materials. Check out some of our designs and get inspired to pack your bags and get hitched away from home!

Turquoise Travel Tote Invitations
This couple chose to incorporate their love of travel in the invitation suite for a destination celebration to Punta Cana! Their save the dates incorporate a passport theme with teal accents. Pulling their theme altogether, the teal “suitcase” jacket and Punta Cana airport tag on their stunning invitations set the tone for some fun abroad, with tropical colors and details. Don’t forget your flip flops!

Passport to Love
Keishla and David got hitched in beautiful Cancun! These coral passport invitations make us want to pack our bags, grab our sunnies and take the next plane down to paradise.

Grab Your Tickets
Ticket-inspired save the dates set the tone for a destination wedding, especially ones with beautiful, bold and bright hues like these! Cancun inspired some gorgeous Caribbean colors and tropical elements for their matching invitations, complete with palm trees, pineapples and a cute map of fun things to do in Mexico!

Under the Sea
This nautical and vintage invitation suite was inspired by the deep sea for a destination wedding in Turks and Caicos. Elegant navy and gold combined with ocean elements, including a big blue whale graphic, allowed the couple’s personalities to really shine through!

Cape Cod Celebration
A destination wedding doesn’t always mean trips to warm islands! This couple got tied the knot in Cape Cod, and added beachy nautical elements to their invitation suite. Woodgrain and rope graphics set the mood for these nautical nuptials - and the sweet sticker on the front of the enclosure was inspired by the local signage in this beautiful area.

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Vendor Spotlight: SociaLife

Art Paper Scissors is lucky to work with incredible vendors and create the most amazing experience for our couples. One such vendor is SociaLife, dedicated to providing quality assistance with the planning of your special day. The SociaLife team takes the stress out of wedding planning so the bride, groom and guests can just enjoy the day and celebrate!

The ladies of SociaLife

The ladies of SociaLife

We’ve done a Q&A with Kelly Heyn, owner of SociaLife, to see what goes into being a bride’s right-hand woman the day of her wedding. We work with Kelly and her team to ensure that every couple nails their vision and wedding theme, and how they want their dream wedding invitation to look.

Captured by The More We See

APS: How did you get started in the wedding planning and production business (or, how did SociaLife … come to life)?

Kelly: I grew up in the wedding business. My father was the owner of Heyn Photography, which is now owned by his partner Marissa. I grew up flipping through wedding albums and watching him work directly with couples. As I got older, I started working with him to design the wedding albums. I realized that while I didn’t have a passion for photography itself, I did enjoy design and working one-on-one with clients. That’s when I decided to break into the wedding industry and began working for a local floral designer. I absolutely fell in love with being onsite at weddings and creating a one-of-a-kind event. Soon after, SociaLife was born! 

Captured by Tory Williams Photography

APS: What services do you offer couples, and in what stage of planning do most come to SociaLife for assistance?

Kelly: At SociaLife, we offer everything from full wedding planning to day-of coordination. Some clients hire us right after they get engaged to assist them with finding a venue and booking their wedding vendors. However, we have clients that hire us after they have planned the bulk of the wedding themselves, but have decided that they want someone else to execute the details on the day-of, so that they can fully enjoy the wedding day without worry.

Over the years we have found that brides and grooms come to us at different stages in their planning, some needing more assistance then others. Because of this, we recently started allowing our clients to “build their own” package; that way, couples can hire a planner for the exact services they need the most assistance with. Whether they need help with event design, or assistance in setting up transportation for their guests, we are able to create a package that is right for them.

APS: What advice would you give to a newly engaged couple beginning the planning process, and how to incorporate their theme into their invitation design?

Kelly: After the wedding date and the venue is chosen, the theme and style of the event should be the next item that couples discuss. Are you interested in throwing a formal party or a more casual affair? Do you want your wedding to reflect the season, such as a fall wedding that incorporates pumpkins, or would you prefer a more unique theme, such as a nautical or rustic? Finally, is there a specific color palette that you would like to incorporate? These decisions will be carried into the rest of your planning. For instance, the colors you choose will likely be incorporated into your wedding attire. The theme of the wedding will typically be reflected in your centerpieces, table lines, floral choices, and of course, invitations! Deciding on all of this in advance will help you and your planner make decisions along the way that reflect the theme and style. It will also help your invitation designer incorporate that vision into your save-the-dates and keep the look cohesive as you move along in your planning and work on your invitations and reception materials.

APS: What gives you the most enjoyment as a professional wedding and party planner?

Kelly: My favorite part about wedding planning is getting to see it all come together. When I start working with clients in the beginning stages of their planning, it’s all brand new. The first meeting is all about me getting to know their personalities, hearing their love story and discussing their wedding plans. Over the course of the planning process, we work closely together to create their wedding. It’s a lot of work! I get to know my clients really well and I try my best to bring their personalities into their wedding details. It’s amazing starting from scratch and then being able to see it all come to life the day of the wedding. During the reception I usually take a step back and just watch everything. I love seeing how happy my clients are. That’s the moment that I really look forward to and it’s what inspires me to keep planning other events. I absolutely love being a part of my couples' special day and helping them create the wedding of their dreams.

Thanks to Kelly and the rest of the SociaLife team for chatting with us! Watch our video to learn more about our collaborations: