Spring Weddings!

As we welcome to 2016 this week’s board features fresh spring looks! The invitations above showcase a few of our design options that brides have chosen in the past. As each bride and is unique, so are their suites! Brides can choose a unique spring design or nature-inspired envelope liner that will perfectly match their personal tastes and wedding style.

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Outdoor Weddings

Having a beautiful outdoor wedding? Consider adding a touch of nature to your design such as birds, twigs and trees or a colorful or botanical element into your wedding invitation suite. Check out our Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/cardinalandstraw to see more designs that could fit perfect for your big day and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Pinterest !




This week’s board features various wreath designs. The range in style from casual to more formal and can be adjusted to set the right tone of your . Wreaths can be accompanied with an initial or monogram, as shown, to make them more personalized and unique to you as well.

See more looks at our Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/cardinalandstraw and check out our Instagram and Pinterest page as well!

Greetings from your dream wedding destination!

Greetings from your dream destination! If you’re planning an out-of-town wedding, consider using your location as inspiration for your suite to get guests excited about the big day! Include an element such as a vintage-looking respond postcard or graphics representing a landmark in your destination. This look could be used to accompany a beach, mountain or any other !

See more of these looks at our Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/cardinalandstraw and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Floral Wedding


flowers and more flowers! Organic and natural elements are sure to bring your and to life with color and beauty. Include embellishments such as wreaths, full peony or garden rose blooms, and consider carrying the design onto a coordinating envelope liner!

See more of our floral designs at our Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/cardinalandstraw, and don’t forget to check out our Pinterest and Instagram page.

Kentucky Pride!


This week’s board is inspired by our own Commonwealth of ! We including elements from the into paper suites. Simple touches such as a Kentucky stamp or horseshoe will showcase your individual style and of course show your hometown pride!

To see more of our designs, check out Cardinal & Straw’s Facebook and Pinterest page and shop our Etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/cardinalandstraw


Black & White

Black and White ID


is a classic and timeless look that is far from boring! Compliment this neutral yet bold color palette with a trendy embellishment such as a gold envelope liner!  The wedding suites featured here combine aspects of elegance and originality by showcasing a mixture of modern and fonts, ribbon and raised embellishment, which can be added to any or all pieces of your . These looks can also carry over to day-of-pieces such as programs or name cards.

Get inspired today! Check out Cardinal & Straw’s Facebook and Pinterest page and shop our Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/cardinalandstraw

Pink & Teal Flowers

Pink and Teal FlowersFlowers show up in almost every wedding, this year especially, floral arrangements are becoming bigger and more colorful. Flowers can be used in almost any aspect of your wedding from oversized bridal bouquets, flower installations that hang over the dance floor, arrangements wrapped up a stairwell to flower ceremony arches and floral hair crowns. Chose one big focal point or detail and then keep the rest of the flowers simple with lighter colors such as ivory. The wedding inspiration above includes shades of blush, peach and mint with giant flowers as the centerpieces on tables for guests, as well as smaller vases on side tables. This invitation designs above incorporate full blush-toned peonies – both bride’s signature flower – onto the invitation and in the border of the respond card. For more ideas, check out Cardinal & Straw’s website, social media platforms and Etsy Shop:


Elegant Shades of Gold

Rose Gold Board


Gold is a popular yet timeless trend in weddings. This wedding inspiration board ties in different shades of gold using metallic hues of rose, white, yellow and copper golds. Almost every type of wedding decor can be found in gold ranging from chargers at each place setting to your bridesmaid dresses. It is also fun to add some gold sparkle into the theme with DIY projects such as painted wine bottles and champagne glasses. Metallic gold is elegant and bold and yet versatile enough to use for modern and formal affairs. The wedding invitations above were designed using a metallic gold thermograph ink and pairs an elegant script font with a traditional block font. The unique custom monogram carries the bride and groom’s first initials beautifully throughout the invitation suite. For more ideas, check out Cardinal & Straw’s website, social media platforms and Etsy Shop: