Beach themed wedding shower invitation with seashell photography on the front and back. This square card features pretty, tropical shells on the front (see below) and a lighter, background image of shells for holding the script text.
Square invitations are unique and cute, but be aware that you will need to add more postage to the envelope when mailing. Visit the USPS site for more information.
Don’t let the wind, salt and humidity ruin your beach wedding hairstyle. A wedding ceremony held by the ocean can be one of the most beautiful events. The waves crashing onto the white sandy beach, and the palm trees blowing in the wind. One problem with this natural setting is mother nature. You never know what she might do. Don’t let this discourage you from getting married on, or near, the beach. It just means that you will have to be prepared for anything…from your toes to your hair.
After you buy your beautiful wedding dress, you will need to decide on a hairstyle. Beach weddings can make this a tricky task. You know there will be a sea breeze (hopefully only a “breeze”), salt in the air, and most likely some humidity. You want to make sure that your hair will remain looking beautiful, no matter what the beach conditions are. All you need to do is find a hairstyle that works with your dress, veil (if you decide to wear one), face shape, and hair type. How hard can that be? Below are few tips and tricks to make it a little bit easier:
Go online or browse through wedding magazines to look at styles or visit blogs and Flickr photos to see what other beach brides have done.
Up-dos work perfectly for a beach wedding. Do a soft braid and sweep it off to the side, or pull your hair up in a bun, and add little pearl or flower clips to match your wedding dress. An up-do will help keep the hair out of your face, and it will be more likely to stay put if the wind kicks up during the ceremony.
If you decide to leave your hair down, tousle it or add soft ringlets so even if the wind blows it around, your hairstyle will still look nice. Also, consider adding clips to pull the hair back from your face so you won’t have to constantly have to brush it out of your eyes.
If you are planning a destination wedding, hopefully you or your wedding planner can find professional stylists in that location and they will know what best to expect as far as weather and offer helpful advice. If you have time, visit the hairstylist so they know exactly what you want done on the wedding day! And hey, why not give your hairstyle a test drive. Find a beach, windy location, or even drive with the windows down to see how well it holds up. Don’t forget to bring some pictures of hairstyles you like with you to the salon, especially if you don’t get a chance to meet beforehand. Also, you will most likely have to supply your own hair accessories. So don’t forget to pack those as well!
- Hairstyles: The Updo (weddingbee.com)
- A Unity Sand Ceremony~Great Alternative for a Beach Wedding (sandpiperwedding.wordpress.com)
The Florida lightning whelk is easy to recognize with it’s brown or gray stripes running the length of the shell. It’s also known as the “left-handed” shell because it’s opening is on the left side.
BUT – if you notice on this card, the opening is on the right, so you have a unique specimen on the front of this flat bridal shower invitation! (You don’t have to tell anyone that the image was flipped to create this card
The ♥ gift box design has white ribbons over a graphic or plain background and this one has the pretty Florida whelk shell tucked into the ribbons on the bottom.
With a elegant, script font in light brown, the “Bridal Shower” text on the front can be changed to “Wedding Shower” or any text.
Six more lines on the back can also be customized easily using the template lines provided. The bride-to-be’s name is in larger, more elaborate font.
A graphic image covers the bright blue background to make the front a pretty, light blue and an even lighter copy of the image covers the back.
This card was created on metallic ice paper, which may be changed using the options in section #2 on the product page.