Back over HERE I talked about the idea for our invitations, based on the little sing-song rhyme from my childhood.
I knew I wanted to incorporate a couple sitting in a tree.
We wanted the invites to be unique, a little quirky and to have a casual feel. We wanted them to really set the tone for our relaxed wedding.
Luckily, we have a very talented friend (who also happened to be a groomsman), that offered to design our invitations for us. In fact, he didn’t just offer to DESIGN, he offered to ILLUSTRATE!
I knew that working with friends could be tricky. And working with artists can be trickier. We had quite an idea of what we wanted, but then he is a creative soul with his own ideas. So we had to come up with something that made us both happy. In the end, I think we did it! In fact, our invites make me really happy!
Here they are:
|Here is the illustration which was the front of the invite. It is drawn entirely with lead pencil.|
If you cant see, it has writing on the branches:
"Adam and Jess sitting in a tree.. First comes love... Then comes marriage..."
|All pieces together: Front with illustration, Back with details; Information card; RSVP card; |
Brown Kraft Paper Outer Envelope; Orange RSVP Envelope
|This is the stamp we had made for stamping various places.|
|Putting the pieces together. See the stamp on the envelopes?|
|We tied the bundles up with twine..|
|And we attached little tags, on which we wrote people's names.|
These tags only came in white... so I stained every one in coffee. I love the way they all look slightly imperfect.
Our guests loved our invites - we had so many compliments on them!!
I think part of what made them special is the casual vibe we tried to get across:
- we invited our guests to "Eat.. Drink.. Dance.. and Celebrate Love"
- our rsvp wording was "yep, cant wait"or "nope cant come"
- we asked for 2 songs that would get each guest onto the dancefloor
And most of all, I think they really reflected us as a couple, and set the tone for the day!
I hope you like them...