Sunday, February 16, 2014

Blurred Bokeh Lights and Gold Glitter Mason Jar Wedding Invitations

I am so excited to share these with you today....I almost want to squeal! I absolutely love these designs, and I hope you will love them as much as I do. I have a client who loved my vintage hanging mason jar invitations, but wanted to incorporate some gold dots or confetti in some way. I decided to do a few with the lights on the string of twinkling lights in gold glitter, a few with the mason jars themselves also in gold glitter, and several with a blurred light, or bokeh, pattern background. Love how they turned out!

Bokeh seems to be one of the top trends this season, although I have to admit that I didn't know what it was called until I started searching around. I thought they were just blurred lights, like the lights you may see on a photograph you take in the dark of your Christmas tree, or street lights. Upon searching for some designs, I came to find that they're called "bokeh". This makes sense, as bokeh derives from the Japanese word boke which means blur or haze. It is the blur, or aesthetic quality of the blur in out-of-focus areas of an image in photography. So while I knew what it was I was looking for, I wasn't sure at the time what it was called.


I think I'm in love. I love the etherial quality the background gives these invitations. Here are a few of the options available in my shop. These first ones have bokeh designs in gold, pink, and brown. The hanging mason jars are in creams, tans, golds, and browns. These would be perfect for an engagement party or couples shower - so modern and elegant.

These next two incorporate a less prominent bokeh pattern, so that it doesn't compete with the gold glitter in the lights and mason jars.  {Note: these two appear a little more gray on the blog than they do in the actual image. See the images here in my shop for the correct colors.}

While these are shown as wedding invitations in the samples, I always get asked whether these can be altered for other events, such as a bridal shower or bachelorette party. The answer is always YES! The text is completely customizable free of charge. These invitations can be used for a rehearsal dinner, engagement party, couples wedding shower, baby shower, bridal shower, bridesmaids luncheon, anniversary party, etc. 

These would be perfect for a 50th Golden Wedding Anniversary! Instead of "Wedding Celebration" it could read "50th Wedding Anniversary". These invitations are classy and elegant, yet fun and unique at the same time. Perfect for your event!

As always, I'm also including some inspiration to fit the bokeh theme. Whether you're having a bokeh-themed wedding or shower, or just love the look and would like some home decor, here are some other amazing bokeh finds. 

This is one of my favorites. This photography art print is available from AmeliaKayPhotography, and  has wonderful heart bokeh "lights". 

Valentine Abstract Photography, My Heart, white hearts, romantic love, geometric pastel purple, cream, dreamy, heart bokeh, nursery decor

Having a photo booth at your wedding? Or do you love to take photos of your little one at home? Use this lovely bokeh photography backdrop for your photos, from InkandElm.

Photo Backdrop 5ft x 7ft, Vinyl Photography Backdrop, Creamy Off-White Bokeh photo backdrop, photo prop, newborn prop, "Creamy Bokeh"

This bokeh platter would be great for desserts at a wedding, or even as a wedding gift. You can find it here, from PaintingParisPink.

Cheers Bokeh Melamine Platter - Perfect for the Christmas Holiday, New Year, Wedding Pink Blurred lights cheers new years birthday party

Want to continue the bokeh theme on your tables? These table numbers, place cards and tags would be perfect for your wedding or shower tables. They are available from WeddingAmbience.

Escort Cards - Place Card, Table Cards, Seating Cards, Blank Folded Cards, Buffet Signs, Bokeh Wedding Decoration, Mini Sign Cards

Although not specifically a bokeh pattern, this pink and gold glitter garland would go beautifully with the bokeh wedding invitations above. This garland is available from StellaArborBoutique.

Gold and Blush Glitter Bokeh Paper Garland - Confetti - Round Circle Bunting - Wedding Decoration - Brithday Decor - Nursery - Bridal - Pink

Looking for a unique groomsmen or grooms gift? How about this bokeh flask in black and gold? This is available here, from TipsyFlask.

Black Gold Flask - Party Flask - Wedding Flask - Gold Flask - Gold Black - Black and Gold Glitter Bokeh- Tipsy Flask

Lastly, if you're looking for some home decor, this "own the night" bokeh art print would look lovely on your wall. This Katy Perry music lyric print is available from LyricalArtworks.

Firework / Katy Perry- Music Lyric Art Print - glitter, bokeh, wall decor, home decor, gift idea, celebration, wedding sign, party decor

I hope these inspire you in some way, whether for your next event, or to add a  lovely print to your wall.

You can find my bokeh wedding invitations in my Etsy shop. Please let me know if you're interested in a variation of these designs.

Happy Sunday!!

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