I LOVE fine paper and stationery. I mean I might have a problem…I’m that obsessed. So when Anna Carriveau of Wedding Paperie and Purple Trail asked me to do a guest post reviewing some of their photo cards I jumped at the chance! I love a good photo card. I think at least one piece of your wedding stationery should have an image of you on it. Whether it be an engagement announcement, a save the date or the wedding invite itself. Even for the holidays I find myself always going the photo card route. There is something very special about documenting this time in ones life. Engaged couples are beaming with love for each other, and what better way to announce one of the biggest days of your life than with a photo card with your beautiful faces all over it!
I was able to pick which photo cards I wanted to photograph and then picked images from a few of my recent photoshoots to go with each design. After receiving all the pretty paper in the mail it was time to have some fun. I photographed each set as I would at a wedding. I like to add pretty vintage stamps, bows, ribbons or fresh flowers when I’m shooting stationary. So I pulled out some of my favorite pieces and got to work.
First up was the Mr. & Mrs. card pictured above. This card is on the Purple Trail website and is called the Pink Laser Cut Florals Wedding Invitation. I thought this card was super sweet and perfect for a young couple. I liked that it was double sided and had a large section for the photo. All the cards on Wedding Paperie and Purple Trail are customizable and changing out the information and moving lines of text was super easy to do. This card has a nice matte finish and the paper is thick and has a nice smooth touch to it. The only thing is that the pink of the card was actually much more muted than what the preview shows, but I actually liked the muted pink color better. The matching envelope and RSVP card are adorable. I especially liked the two little birds with the heart and the monogram detail on the back of the RSVP card. Too cute!
Next I chose the Blue Snowflake Wedding Invitation which is also on the Purple Trail website. I like that even though this card was wider that I still could upload a vertical image. I tend to like vertical images more than horizontal images…it’s a weird preference that I can’t really explain…but my favorite images always end up being vertical. I liked that the snowflakes also kind of look like string lights when they’re photographed. I feel like this card could also go very “evening/black tie” feeling as well as winter wonderland. The blue is nice and rich in person as well and I love that the envelope liner and the reply card both have the snowflake dots on them as well. Super charming.
Up next was the beautiful Watercolor Photo Wedding Announcement card that is on the Wedding Paperie website. One of my favorite aspects to this card is that the water color continues onto the back of the card to make it double sided….and…I get another vertical image. There is something very grown up and classy about this card. The paper is thick and has a stunning luster sparkle to it that really makes the watercolor pop. Again this card is totally customizable and I love whenever you can incorporate a monogram.
Last but certainly not least, the adorable Rustic Blue and Black Arrow Save The Date card from the Wedding Paperie website. Again I’m a sucker for a cute monogram and this heart and arrow with the couple’s initials is the cutest thing. I love the blue color. In person it’s a little more powdery blue than the blue/green color on the website, but like before I’m happier with the color it actually printed. I like that it’s double sided as well. I think a double sided card looks more finished vs. just having it be blank and stark white on the back. Even the envelope has the heart and arrow monogram on the back which is darling. Even though it’s just a save the date they sent me the rsvp card to show that it has the super cute monogram as well. I like that this rsvp card is vertical. It’s nice to have a horizontal card and a vertical card when photographing the wedding suite. This card also has a nice matte finish and the colors of the image I uploaded look correct.
They also offer great address labels that match your chosen design and don’t forget to grab some super cute vintage stamps that match with the colors or the theme of your invites. A great stamp can really take it to the next level….yes I just said that….I told you I have a problem;) One thing to note, Wedding Paperie does not offer envelope liners, just Purple trail and their affiliate website InviteShop.com.
Overall my experience with Wedding Paperie and Purple Trail was a great one! Their websites are super easy to use, they have lots of fun options, and the paper quality is lovely. As a photographer I can get very picky when it comes to my images being printed, and the print quality of my images was great. Next time your in the market for a great photo card, or any stationery needs, check out Wedding Paperie and Purple Trail. Chances are you’ll find something you love!