Monday, October 24, 2011

Todd & Lyndsay Morris 9/20/08

Seaside wedding? This is your invitation!
Beautiful calming colors make this invitation a perfect match for a beach wedding. We started with a thick cream colored handmade paper detailing the strands of straws pressed into the paper. Each invitation was hand ripped giving a deckled edge feel. The invitation is printed on a piece of light blue vellum which lays atop the handmade paper. We used two hemp knots to attach the vellum to the handmade paper - a symbolic detail for this couple tying the knot.
Next is the enclosure cards, a reply card and reception card both printed on cream cardstock. To bring some detail to these cards we added torn strips of the handmade paper to each. The reply card also had a bow made of hemp, an excellent touch suggested by our bride and groom.

Before the invitation...there was a save the date. To announce their big day, we created a simple save the date magnet using small shells as details for their beach themed wedding(these shells will play a big part later:) Notice the three shells designed on the top of the magnet were then carried over to the top of the invitation.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Adam & Erica Corn 10/16/2009

Happy 1 Year Anniversary!!!

Here is a simple invitation that displays many beautiful details. We started with a square of navy blue linen cardstock then layered it with an orange shimmer paper and white cardstock. Linen paper has a wonderful subtle texture and gives any invitation that little touch of elegance. This invitation is also a great example of how to add a second wedding color without being too bold. We were able to add their second color orange by using a thin border of the orange shimmer paper and printing their names in matching orange ink. Another element of their wedding was the navy damask print which we printed across the top of the invitation and carried it onto the top of the reply card as well. The reply card was also printed on white cardstock and backed with the navy linen cardstock. In addition to their invitation package was a large square information card, slightly smaller than the invitation, made of white cardstock. Printed on this card was directions and hotel information. When you have a lot of information to share with your guests, consider one large card opposed to a few smaller cards. This will allow you plenty of room to include those important details all on one easy card for your guest to hold.

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