APS Real Weddings: 1920's Boardwalk Empire Wedding

There are some wedding themes that blow guests away – planned to the last detail, the love, care and hard work can truly pay off when a couple incorporates a unique theme.

Real APS couple Melody and Angelo absolutely nailed their “1920’s Boardwalk Empire” theme, celebrated on the Asbury Park boardwalk. Their wedding was recently featured in New Jersey Bride – click here to check it out!

We worked together to bring their creativity and vision to life – 1920’s glamour and glitz with a twist. Photos below were magically captured by John Kotlowski at Inspire Me Imagery.

Bold, art deco graphics and metallic with Gatsby-era fonts shone brightly on their invitations, programs, escort cards and donation cards. Gleaming golds ruled this invitation suite.

Working with Melody and Angelo was the cat’s meow – we hope you both enjoyed your day! Wishing you lots of love in the next phase of your lives.

Nail Your Nautical Wedding Invitations

As an invitation designer living near the ocean, Art Paper Scissors gets plenty of requests for nautical-themed wedding invitations and reception materials. We love incorporating this preppy and classic theme to fit each unique couple that we work with!

Below are some of our most recent seaworthy, custom-designed nautical invitations:

Navy and Nautical with Showstopping Enclosure

These unique invitations are perfect for Angelica and Joseph’s wedding at the beautiful Bonnet Island Estate, right on the water in Stafford, NJ. The invitation’s classic, nautical navy gets a fun twist with a pop of summer coral. Anchors, ship wheels and rope graphics tie in this couple’s theme perfectly. The showstopping enclosure sets the tone for a seriously seaworthy celebration, all tied together with a wax anchor seal. A combination of classic nautical and elegance!

 “Tying the Knot” Save the Dates

Regina and Mike are “tying the knot” in Newport – a classic coastal town perfect for this couple’s nautical celebration. We incorporated their stunning engagement photos with nautical rope art and ship wheels for their save the date cards. We think their guests are very excited to set sail for this wedding!

Sailboat Table Numbers

Ahoy! These cute sailboat table numbers are perfect for a nautical wedding overlooking the waves in Sea Bright.

Anchors Away for Love Invitations

Anchors away for Amy and Sean’s nautical-inspired nuptials at Clarks Landing Yacht Club in Point Pleasant, NJ! The ocean inspired this woodgrain invitation, with beachy blue hues, netting and a monogrammed anchor tying it all together.

Coastal & Charming Invitations

Regina and Michael's nautical wedding invitations are inspired by the coastal charm of Newport, Rhode Island. This invitation suite features stunning navy with a pop of coral and brown and a monogrammed ship's wheel for personal touches, wrapped together in netting. The trifold details booklet has a perforated tear-off RSVP card, making the response of "YES!" a sea breeze for guests. How cute is their chosen Shakespeare quote on love - printed on the enclosure? "When I first saw you I fell in love and you smiled because you knew."


Did you know APSweddings offers customizable nautical invitations for your big day with the click of a mouse? View our 2017 nautical collection here!

View our Pinterest board for more nautical inspiration!

"Blushing" for this Color Trend

This color is taking over Pinterest right now and we love it. It’s a subtle-yet-stunning hue that can be used in designs in so many ways.

Blush paired with glam gold incites a sophisticated, yet feminine, theme. Bold hues and airy blush make a statement– the blush acts like a neutral for the other colors to really stand out. Green and blush remind us of a beautiful garden party, especially if combined with watercolor elements.

Our favorite spin on this trendy shade is adding watercolor florals. This combination is both airy and romantic – perfect for a spring or summer wedding!

Check out some blush and watercolor invitations we have designed over the past year. Each bride and groom truly made their invitations perfect for them!

Amelia and Matthew incorporated floral envelope liners with their romantic, blush invitation suite.

Amelia and Matthew incorporated floral envelope liners with their romantic, blush invitation suite.

Delicate blush set the tone for Meghan and Thomas' formal affair.

Delicate blush set the tone for Meghan and Thomas' formal affair.

Leigh Anne and Scott - who were just married last weekend - added blush as part of a bold and modern color combination with stunning watercolor floral accents.

Leigh Anne and Scott - who were just married last weekend - added blush as part of a bold and modern color combination with stunning watercolor floral accents.

Krystal and Richard incorporated their romantic blush theme into the entire invitation suite with plenty of watercolor, floral details.

Krystal and Richard incorporated their romantic blush theme into the entire invitation suite with plenty of watercolor, floral details.

Can't get enough of this blush, watercolor liner - another unique touch to Krystal and Richard's invitations!

Can't get enough of this blush, watercolor liner - another unique touch to Krystal and Richard's invitations!

We really love the additional touch of a customized envelope liner for these blush beauties! They add a sophisticated detail to the invitation suite. Stay tuned for a DIY video to learn how to make your own gorgeous envelope liners!

Check out our Pinterest board for some blush-ing bridal inspiration!

Metallic & Elegant Laser-Cut Invitations

Sometimes it’s about the whole package. Here at Art Paper Scissors, we believe the invitation sets the tone for the entire wedding. Nothing says elegance quite like this custom-designed invitation suite with a striking laser-cut jacket, intricate details and sophisticated colors.

The newlyweds Amanda and Frank chose plenty of eye-catching design elements, from the chic silver and light blue shades, to the elegant fonts, to delicate gems around the border. The invitation fits perfectly in the metallic and damask laser-cut jacket, while the response card and detail booklet are elegantly wrapped with silver ribbon around the back.

Congratulations to Amanda and Frank on their April nuptials! We loved working with them to bring this truly unique suite to life.