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When we saw these wedding invitations being printed, we just had to find out this couple’s story. The colors and photos were so beautiful! The bride-to-be, Jessica, was happy to tell us how they met.

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What’s Hot This Month – February

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1. Showers Ahead Bridal Shower Invitations
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Ashley & Chad: A Handmade Wedding at a Historic Victorian House in Fremont, California

Pear Tree Greetings’ Happily Ever Headlines Poster Style Wedding Invitations were featured on Swooned with this beautiful vintage wedding. Read on as the couple, Ashley and Chad, share their story and wedding ideas from their big day!

Ashley Mitchell, a marketing communications professional, and Chad Rittgers, a business development consultant, met in a way that can only be described as youthfully serendipitous: While vacationing with friends one Memorial Day weekend on Paso Robles’ Lake Nacimiento, Ashley ventured off on an inner tube and happened upon Chad’s party boat. She had never imagined that she would meet the love of her life over Jell-O shots, but that’s exactly what happened. The adventurous, fun-loving pair were engaged several years later during a spontaneous road trip up the Northern California coast.

For the outdoorsy duo, an alfresco venue was a must. When they came across Fremont’s Ardenwood, a historic farm named after the forested area in England that Shakespeare mentions in As You Like It, they knew they had found the perfect spot for their nuptials. One of the property’s defining features is a Victorian mansion surrounded by elaborate gardens, and this inspired the theme of the event—“a playful garden party with a vintage vibe.”

Armed with an inspiration board from The Perfect Palette, Ashley and Chad went to work crafting their dream wedding from scratch. Almost every detail was handmade, from the ceremony arch, which Chad constructed out of tree trimmings, to the cheerful billy buttons, which were grown in Ashley’s father’s garden.

Captured flawlessly by Glass Jar Photography, their day was magical in every sense of the word.

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Featuring illusion vine beading, Ashley’s stunning chiffon gown was designed by Tadashi Shoji. Her bridesmaids donned mismatched dresses in shades of pale peach.

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What’s Hot This Month – August

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1. Modern Mix Horizontal Wedding Thank You Cards
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2. Welcoming Color Block Whimsical Baby Shower Invitations
Whimsical Baby Shower Invitations -- Welcoming Color Block

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His+Hers=Ours: 3 months and counting…

IMG_4454We are now at the 3-month mark until our wedding! The past couple months have been very productive and, definitely, a learning adventure. Here are a few things we’ve crossed off our list, and some helpful tips and wedding ideas to go with them.

1. Food. We have been looking at the list of food options that our reception hall offers for over a year, drooling every time we looked at it. And finally, it was time to do our food tasting! We picked four different items from the menu and tried those first. They were good, but it wasn’t until we were eating that we figured out what was important to us. We realized we didn’t want to serve something at our wedding that you could order at any restaurant in town. We wanted something a little more memorable. Tip: Before making the decision on what you’d like to taste test, ask the caterer what their top entrees are in your price range and talk over what you think would be the biggest crowd pleaser. We did that for our second tasting and wow! Ah-mazing! We are now very confident with our food choice.
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2. Invitations. Wedding invitations are such a big deal. This is the only communication piece between you and all your guests, so it better be clear and informative. You do not want guests calling friends or family members (or worse, you!) to get the time of the ceremony or address of the reception hall. Better to err on the side of giving too much information than not enough. Tip: If you can’t fit all the information within your wedding invitation ensemble, direct them to your wedding website for additional information.
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What’s Hot This Month – May

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1. Graduation Announcements & Invitations — Favorite Photo Vertical
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2. Graduation Announcements & Invitations — Trifold Dots
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Kelly & Jay: Custom designed wedding invitations

Kelly and Jay were chosen as the winning couple in our 2012 Dream Wedding Contest. As the winning couple they won $1,500 towards her dream wedding dress and custom designed wedding invitations from www.peartreegreetings.com. Follow their story as they share wedding planning highlights on our blog, Pear Salad.
JK 50-webWe have just received our custom made wedding invitations that were designed and created by Pear Tree Greetings and are so excited to share them with our family and friends!

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More from our Dream Wedding Contest

Our Dream Wedding Contest is in full swing and we have so many beautiful engagement stories that we had to share a few with you! There are some crafty, romantic men out there and these stories will put a smile on your face. Remember to vote for your favorite. First place winner receives $1,500 towards a dream wedding dress and custom wedding invitations by Pear Tree!

Kathryn:
KathrynMy fiancé has the incredible gift of always being able to surprise me, even though he is TERRIBLE at keeping secrets. When he declared his intentions and surprised me on Valentine’s Day with flowers, candy, tea, and a goofy poem, that’s when I knew he was something special and he continued the trend when he proposed. I had known about the ring since January so when a beautiful Saturday morning in April rolled around, you’d think I’d have a clue. We were going to see the musical Wicked with his parents and he was distracted as soon as we got into the car. The musical was fantastic and we were full of energy as headed out to dinner at Tomayo. We followed dinner with a walk around town and then drinks at the bar of the restaurant. The thought that keeps coming back to me is how stunningly perfect the day was. The musical incredible, weather perfect, food exquisite, the lights were lit up downtown, the conversation flowing and lovely. After we had paid for our drinks at the bar, my fiance said “We should go for a walk… right now”. I was baffled since we had just gotten back from a walk around town. As we exited the door, I suggested that he pull the car around since my shoes were getting a little uncomfortable. He replied, “Funny you should mention that,” and a horse-drawn carriage pulled up to where we were standing. Continue reading Kathryn’s story…

Roxanna:
RoxannaMy fiance and I were unable to celebrate Valentine’s Day together because he was on travel for work, he decided to make it up to me with a surprise belated Valentine dinner (since I love surprises). It was a cold Saturday evening, as we headed to dinner. Before I knew it, we were next to the Renaissance Center building walking toward the Riverwalk in Detroit. As I complained about being cold, we walked closer and closer to the water. Finally, he insisted I get my camera out and take pictures of the beautiful sunset. To be honest, I didn’t want to because that required me to pull my hands out of my pockets to find my camera and I was freezing. I did it, I got my camera and snapped some pictures. As I turned around to say “let’s go”, I found him on one knee. It didn’t even occur to me what was going on, so I immediately told him to get up. Continue reading Roxanna’s story… Continue reading

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More from our Dream Wedding Contest

Our Dream Wedding Contest is in full swing and we have so many beautiful engagement stories that we had to share a few with you! There are some crafty, romantic men out there and these stories will put a smile on your face. Remember to vote for your favorite. First place winner receives $1,500 towards a dream wedding dress and custom wedding invitations by Pear Tree!

Kathy:Kathy
“I’ll never forget the day the love of my life proposed to me. It was the most perfect way I could I ever imagine and would not change anything about it. It all happened on Monday, February 20, 2012. My fiancé, Piti, asked me to go to Santa Barbara, CA for the weekend to go visit his family. After the weekend, Piti said we would meet up with his family at the Santa Barbara Mission for a tea party at a nearby place before we head back home. When we arrived, we sat down at a bench at the rose garden to wait for everyone. As we sat there, Piti began talking about all the things he loved about me. All of a sudden, I thought I saw an old lady wearing a blue t-shirt that looked like my grandma walk by. Then followed by a man also wearing a blue t-shirt that strangely resembled my dad! As they got a closer and closer towards Piti and me, I realized it actually was my grandma and my dad! More and more people started to follow behind them in blue t-shirts! I soon realized it was my entire family and Piti’s family walking out in those blue t-shirts. One by one they each lined up and as they connected, the shirts spelled out “WILL YOU MARRY”. Piti then got up and took his shirt off and underneath he was wearing a blue t-shirt which said “ME?”.  Continue reading Kathy’s story

StefanieStefanie:
Akil and I have been dating for three years. He surprised me for my birthday 6/26 with Micheal Jackson Cirque De Solei tickets for friday 6/29. (I’m a HUGE MJ fan…hence the glove in our engagement photo.) After the show we went to our favorite bar Midtown Tavern. When we arrived he shocked me with an entire bar full of our friends for my surprise 29th birthday party. He then popped in another surprise and had flown in my little sister/best friend from Michigan as a part of the surprise. Continue reading Stefanie’s story

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