Friday, May 28, 2010

Cloud 9 Papers: Wood Grain!

Cloud 9 Papers: Wood Grain! New wood grain papers are making their way into the mainstream that just scream Colorado! You can dress wood grain up and dress it down so that it fits any style. We love this because it adds texture, color and a nice heavy weight to the invitation.

Below is a sample of the brown wood grain used in a folio sample from Checkerboard. It's a makes for a great presentation and keeps accessory cards like RSVP, reception, map, etc. all inside. Guests love these as they can take the set to the wedding without worrying about losing an important informational card.

Below is from one of our favorite stationery and invitation companies: Spark Letterpress. This is a green company that uses 100% recycled paper, organic die and it's paper prosucts are produced by wind. Their wood grain design can be pressed into any paper color to make your invitation a truly unique piece of art! Ok, maybe that is a little far but we believe that the invitation sets the tone for an event and is a direct reflection of you and your style- so art it is!

For all you Montana brides- my home state: This is right up your alley! I wish this was around the year we got married which was almost 9 years ago- 2001!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Lucky Number 9

I am always interested in historical facts and the origins of superstitions. I was watching a Travel Channel show on the Mysteries of China this morning with the kiddos in which they briefly mentioned that the number 9 is a very important number in their culture. Being that 9 is in our name and what we are about, I just had to check it out and report. The most interesting fact is that it is the word for "longlasting" which is commonly used in weddings! Coincidence? I think not! Here is what they have to say:
The number 9 (九, Pinyin: jiŭ, jyutping: gau2), being the greatest of single-digit numbers, was historically associated with the Emperor of China; the Emperor's robes often had nine dragons, and Chinese mythology held that the dragon has nine children.
Moreover, the number 9 is a homophone of the word for "longlasting" (久), and as such is often used in weddings.

Blissfully, cloud 9 Weddings & Papers!

Friday, May 14, 2010

A Gift for the Groom

We think these cuff links are the perfect gift for your husband-to-be on your wedding day. Made by the talented artist Page Sargisson in New York, these calendar cuff links are made from an original letterpress from 1967. A memorable and thoughtful gift, as you are able to request the month you would like reflected.
In addition, Page offers a collection of gorgeous necklaces, earrings and rings - perfect bridesmaid/groomsmen gifts or even the final perfect piece for the bride to wear on her big day.

Page's jewelry is coveted by celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Cameron Diaz and Christy Turlington and had been featured in numerous magazines including Elle, Lucky and InStyle. Her collection can be found in boutiques throughout the United States and online at

Monday, May 10, 2010

Don't Forget Your Napkin!

It's the special and unique touches that make the difference at every wedding. Details are the perfect opportunity for the bride and groom to put their 'stamp' on their wedding day.

We found these napkins and just loved the ideas from Martha Stewart. So, whether you are getting personalized napkins with special sentiment or color (talk to Ann at cloud 9 Papers!), creating custom napkin rings out of matching wallpaper, folding the napkin like a bow tie or even wrapping a favor in it - guests are sure to remember the details.