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Paper Culture’s Eco-Friendly Invitations

While browsing on Pinterest (of course), we discovered the unique invitation suite designs of California-based Paper Culture. Their collections are modern, colorful, and better yet, good for the environment. Want your event to be eco-friendly, but still awesome? Start by ordering your invites from Paper Culture; finish with fun in our photo booth, delivered by Electric Vehicle. Read on to see our favorite picks for weddings and more.

Paper Culture :: graduation

Black and White Modern Graduation Invitation
These grad invites caught our eye with their modern calligraphy and watercolor pattern. The muted color palette works for any alma mater and any age graduate.

Paper Culture :: weddings

Abstract Wedding Save the Date
Art museums make great wedding venues and these Save the Date cards are a great start for your creative style. Be bold with different color options.

Paper Culture :: themed parties

Popcorn Themed Shower Invitation
This fun design was originally made for a movie night party, but we love the play on words that makes it perfect for a baby shower too. Customize your Paper Culture invites to make your event as unique as you.

#DesignforTrees

Paper Culture’s mission is to provide beautiful products inside and out. All of their products are made with sustainable materials and with every order they plant a tree where reforestation is needed the most. All cards are made with 100% post-consumer recycled paper so no trees are harmed. AND they have some serious cred. Paper Culture is…

  • A certified Bay Area Green Business
  • The 2013 winner of the California Climate Leader award
  • A carbon-neutral company in partnership with CarbonFund.org

Reversible Box

Paper Culture :: packaging

Invites Mailed in Reversible Reusable Box

Even their packaging is earth-friendly. After choosing and customizing your invites, your order is delivered in a Reversible Box, made from recycled cardboard and printed with eco-friendly water-based inks. Turn it inside out for a design-conscious way to send your mail. #ReversibleBox

Go Green

Connect with Paper Culture to start planning your special event. Twitter :: Facebook :: Instagram

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An Event Venue That Does It All

The Falls Event Center is unique in the industry in that it has multiple locations and a wide variety of spaces in each. From small to large, indoor to outdoor, casual to formal, there really is a place for everyone. We wanted to share an event that took us to the Elk Grove, CA location.. But first, a little introduction is due…

Get to Know The Falls

“We are creating space for you to dream, inspire, and celebrate life’s greatest moments. With our unique Open Vendor Policy and flexible room layouts, you can truly make our space your own.

It’s our passion to partner and serve local businesses. We have created the perfect rentable space for you to connect, build, and inspire your team with state-of-the-art technology and fun, creative environments.”

Large Indoor Room at the Event Center

White Table Settings
photos: thefallseventcenter.com
Indoor Corporate Meeting Space

Not Just Weddings

Venues like The Falls are often thought of for weddings or business events. The space works just as well for a birthday party among friends. Welcome to the island.

10.23.2016 // Dylan’s Luau

This 1st birthday party had all the right details for a Hawaiian, surf-themed festivity. Large windows made the event light and bright, setting the stage for dancers and musicians to perform. Sweet Dozen created a yummy doughnut bar and tropical details decorated the tables and walls.

Flavors of Donuts for Birthday Guests

(don’t miss our booth in the corner!)

Blue Tablecloths and Tropical Centerpieces

Drinks Were Served From a Luau Themed Bar

The host brought the cutest props so guests could pose with pineapples, coconuts, palm trees and flowers. A custom border continued the theme for fun party favors.

Tropical Themed Photo Booth Props

Connect

Can you envision yourself meeting here, celebrating here, partying the night away here? We’re sure you can find the perfect spot. website / instagram / facebook / pinterest

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Pretty in Pink with Pastel Dress Party

October is all about PINK. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight our new friends at Pastel Dress Party, their efforts to fight breast cancer and the beautiful ways you can incorporate pink into your big day. Don’t forget our 5% Promise Program, which runs all year long. #thinkpink #thepinkblog

 

About Pastel Dress Party

For the Love of Bridesmaids

Meet Pastel Dress Party. Pastel Dress Party, meet our photo-boothers.

Mix and Match Tops and Skirts
photo credit: Pastel Dress Party

We’re for all the bridesmaids who feel like dress options might be limited and somewhat cookie-cutter. We’re for all the bridesmaids who love DIY projects but want to do something a little different than what’s on Pinterest. And we’re for the bridesmaids who want to crush their bridesmaids duties, and look glam doing it. That’s why we built Pastel Dress Party to be your one-stop shop for all your bridesmaid needs. What matters is your love, and our love of bridesmaids! Pastel Dress Party is based in Toronto, Canada and serves bridesmaids worldwide.

Facebook: @pasteldressparty // Twitter: @pasteldress // Instagram: @pasteldressparty

 

THE Pastel Dress Party 2015

Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser

Pretty in pink? Always. Raising funds for a breast cancer cure? Even better.

The Gladstone Hotel turned into a bride-to-be’s dream for THE Pastel Dress Party. Partnering with Pink the Town, a Canadian-based online magazine and event company, Pastel Dress Party hosted amazing night that doubled as a breast cancer awareness event making it the perfect night to grab your girlfriends and hit the town.

Bridal Show Put on by Pastel Dress Party
photo credit: Jessilynn Wong Photography

Local vendors from Toronto came out to support the event and were invited to showcase their expertise and products to all the attending brides-to-be.

Lanterns in Shades of Pink Hang from the Ceiling
photo credit: Jessilynn Wong Photography

The main event was the fashion show unveiling the Pastel Dress Party’s new collection of bridesmaid dresses and beautiful wedding gowns from local vendors.

Tiers of Macaroons
photo credit: Jessilynn Wong Photography

After a wonderful evening of treats, shopping, makeovers and a fashion show, the night wrapped up with a silent auction. The items were graciously donated from all the local vendors and sponsors that participated at the event; which included everything from stunning statement necklaces, wedding photography packages to gift baskets. The event was a great success and all of the proceeds from the auction and the event went to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada!

Participating Local Vendors and Sponsors

Lea-Ann Belter Bridal
http://www.lea-annbelter.com

Brendan Wield Photography
http://bwieldphoto.com

Maison des Bows
http://www.maisondesbows.com

Murale by Shoppers Drug Mart
http://www.murale.ca

Jessilynn Wong Photography
http://www.jessilynnwongphotography.com

Maximum Music DJ Service
http://www.maximumdj.com

Flower Maiden Event Floral
https://www.facebook.com/flowermaiden2014

PixelBooth by Leaping Pixel Media
http://leapingpixel.com

PhotoBooth Star
http://www.photoboothstar.ca

Glam Nation
glamnationbeauty@gmail.com

Bridal Path Boutique
http://www.bridalpathboutique.com

Real Wedding

Stormye + Ryan

Congrats to the Puffers! Their wedding day was rustic-meets-elegance at its finest. Subtle pink details are the best.

Stormye and Ryan were the winners of the Pastel Proposal contest held by Pastel Dress Party. Their bridesmaids are wearing the Kimmy Tutu in the colour Blush.
Photography: A Guy and a Girl Weddings
Venue: The Grand Texana in Hempstead, TX

Bridesmaids in Blush Tulle Skirts
photo credit: Pastel Dress Party via A Guy and a Girl Weddings

Pastel Dress Party Shop

Shades of Pink

While fall and winter colors are divine, there’s no rule book that says you have to put away the pink! From fuschia to blush, see how Pink Shutter chose our fav pieces.

From Pantone to Pinterest, you can find your heart’s desire by color and Pastel Dress Party makes searching easy with color swatch filters. We chose a romantic combo of magenta, blush and rose gold. Complete your party look with this sequin dress or a versatile skirt, dainty accessories and whimsical decor.

Bridesmaid Clothes and Accessories

A big thank you to Pastel Dress Party for helping us with this post. Stay tuned for tips on Must-Take Getting Ready Photos.

2017-04-24T11:24:25+00:00 Categories: Events, Press|Tags: , |

Get Ahead with our Holiday Pinterest Finds

Christmas in July has come and gone, but we are still in the festive mood prepping for the holiday season. Book a photo booth for your office party, winter wedding and other seasonal gatherings. Your calendar will thank you for thinking ahead. Feast your eyes on our collection of Pins that remind us why we love the combination of snow, sparkles and friends (because what could be better?)…

The Christmas season doesn’t mean your space has to be an explosion of red and green. Tone down the color palette and find sophistication in off-white, mint and metallics.

We love the heartwarming traditions that wintertime brings, like drinking hot chocolate, playing in the snow and attending a local production of The Nutcracker.
California does Christmas a little different. Maybe it’ll be 50°, maybe it’ll be 80°. Either way, deck the palm trees and get these beachy vibes.
Gift-giving, decorating, hosting… all perfect occasions to bust out your DIY.
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During Hanukkah, we’re thinking a modern touch could make this year’s tablescape a winner. Experiment with different textures and shades of blue to make the perfect vignette.
Friends and family are the reason we celebrate, the things we celebrate. Ok, maybe sequins too. Spread the joy by incorporating winter wonderland, fairy tale forests and NYE glam into your everyday.
You know it’s coming, the annual holiday office party. Wear something sparkly, but still work appropriate, bring a gift your coworkers will love and decorate the place to the nines. The last step is simply to enjoy the festivities and celebrate all you’ve accomplished this year.

Real Wedding: Natalie & Hampton

We are so glad we got to be a part of this Christmas wedding that is all the joy you’d expect from a holiday celebration (cue confetti send off). The December vibe was incorporated in some literal ways, like their pine cone adorned tree, but mostly in classic, timeless details, like green floor-length bridesmaids’ dresses. White on white florals by Stems of Dallas decorated the ceremony at the grand Highland Park United Methodist Church followed by a reception at the Dallas Country Club. Get in the spirit with the full gallery from Caroline Jurgensen Photography.

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The Pink Newsletter is Making a Splash

Big news for the summer! Pink Shutter is launching a quarterly e-newsletter, which will feature inspiration from each season. The Summer issue is full of fun, color and fresh ideas to make these hot months a blast. Each issue will have Featured Events from #thepinkblog, exclusive specials for your next photo booth rental, social media pages we love to follow, marketing tips and more.

Sign up below and email graphics@pinkshutter.com if you would like your event featured in our newsletter!

Blog Post Photos from Hawaii Wedding, Race for the Cure, SXSW

img (from left): Bianca Photography, Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County, SXSW

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