It’s such a delicate and sweet motif for a wedding, or any party. It’s a traditional theme but not so much that you can’t play with it to add unique and modern elements.
Make it your own
With our cherry blossom design especially, changing the color scheme really switches up the overall feel of the invitation. Sticking to the traditional light pink and brown tones gives a whimsical touch, but going darker reminds me of some artwork I’ve seen in the homes of my Chinese friends back in Toronto.
Christine knew she wanted a cherry blossom motif and pink and black as her colors, but wasn’t sure which one she wanted to see more of. These pictures are a great way to show you some of my process, and also explain better than words how different the same design can look with a color and font change. These are three mockups I did for her (out of many) and out of all of them we settled on the last. I actually think they all look great for different reasons, but they definitely do all have a different feel. Which one is your favorite? Leave me a comment and tell me why!
What’s that? You want to see what other wedding related cherry blossom stuff I’ve found online? Well, ok then. But only because you asked, and also only because I’m busy listening to my murderino podcast and am happy to surf the net for you.
I think these earrings from GoldenKiss Jewelry on Etsy are adorable. They come in silver or gold, and at $16+ I think they’re a really good find for the money. She’s got excellent reviews, so definitely worth checking out.
I think these itty bitty cherry blossom earrings from Obsessories LA are the sweetest little gift you could give your flower girl. How adorable are they?
Ah, the dreaded favors. I’m partial to anything edible myself, but then again I think being 6590 lbs suits me. 😉 I did a quick search for you and found a few things that I thought were cute and not coo-coo bananas expensive.
Omigod oreos. Cherry blossom oreos. Omigod. Like… omigod. I don’t think I need to say anything else here.
Oh wait, I should probably tell you the store name. It’s MerryGoSweets on Etsy. You need to buy stuff from her. Even if you decide not to get married, you need to buy stuff from her. And so do I. Because oreos. Omigod.
A billion years ago when I got married, everybody considered coasters as a wedding favor. I mean, I didn’t, but that’s just because everybody else was doing it and as I’ve said before, if other people are doing it then I suddenly become allergic to it. Anyway, I saw these and didn’t break out in hives because these are actually really adorable. There’s no link because honestly, I saved this picture a while ago and then got distracted by the oreos and didn’t save the link. Bad blogger.
The wine glass in the middle with the cherry blossom motif is pretty cute, and is a favor that I think quite a few guests will actually use after your event. And let’s face it, if many of them are newlyweds themselves, they’ll need to be drinking some vino to get through the first few years of arguments about in-laws, spending, and stop leaving your laundry on the floor the bin is RIGHT THERE can you seriously not see it it’s like two steps away just lift the freakin lid it’s not that hard- oh wait, this suddenly became all about me. Sorry about that.
Yummies for your Tummies
This is the deciding factor for me. Forget everything. I’m going to throw myself another wedding, and it’s going to have a cherry blossom theme and instead of a cake it’ll have a few thousand cupcakes with these adorbs edible cupcake toppers on them. My husband is gonna love it. No, he totally will. Stop arguing with me.
WicksteadsEatMe on Etsy. Rad.
Well, that about does it for today’s episode of Chantal Spends Your Money For You. Thanks for tuning in.