I recently had the pleasure of working with a darling bride. She wanted a unique wedding invitation for their small, intimate wedding. Her young daughters were going to be a part of the ceremony with a small gathering of family and friends in her home. She wanted the sweet nature of the ceremony reflected in the invitation that was to be hand delivered to each guest.
I chose a craft covered box over-layed with fabric lace and a beautiful shade of dusty rose ribbon. Her florist created a live flower boutonniere that was attached to the package before delivery.
It was an honor to not only work with her to design the look of the invitation but to create the wording as well. Since it was all about home and family, I thought it fitting that the first thing the guest saw when they opened the box, were the words “Home is where the heart is.” These were hand lettered on Arches 140 lb. paper to match the invitation, trimmed with more of the rose ribbon and secured to the inside of the lid. A beautiful lace trimmed handkerchief monogrammed with the letter of the guests last name was attached to the front. ( Wish I had a pic of this!) A blush pink tag with the guests first name/s was then attached to the hankie.
The front and back cover of the accordian style invitation was created using Stardream shimmer cardstock in cappaccino. Releasing the ribbon tied around the invitation, the guest was soon gazing at a watercolor illustration of the brides home where the wedding was to take place. The lovely black and white ink drawing she provided was first printed on the invitation then hand painted by me. The entirety of the invitation wording was hand lettered in a custom look to fit the sweet occasion.
To complete the suite, an RSVP card, also hand lettered, was tied with matching rose ribbon to a hand made envelope ( I now know how to make envelope glue!). A custom stamp from zazzle.com featured a pic of the house. To add to the detail, the envelopes were hand addressed on the front and each guest’s name and address were also hand lettered on the envelope flap.
I was thrilled to play a small part in setting the ambiance for this lovely ceremony.
Thanks so much and many blessings to Sally, Cavan and the girls!