This is an invitation that I designed for my friend Kristie’s daughter. She wanted something to reflect her lace dress with swirls and pearls. The belly band was embossed with a Mr & Mrs embossing folder and the inserts and invitation also were embossed. Pearls were added to the invitation and belly band. The jacket provided a place to hold every thing together including a photo of the Bride & Groom.
Originally Kristie was going to make them herself. My husband and I were in the states in February for our Daughters marriage and I helped Kristie get every thing she needed to make these, assuring her that she could do this herself with my help via Facetime and me having the typesetting set up for her. What was I thinking???? When I realised she was making 600 invitations! That is a huge task even for me who is very experienced. So my lovely husband suggested I fly over and help get them made. In the end I was there for 8 weeks and my poor husband regretted suggesting it! I admit that it was a little long…….. in my defence my reasoning was sound, make the invitations, spend some time with my daughter, go to the wedding, celebrate my grand daughters birthday and celebrate Kristie and my birthday (same day) In the end we made over 600 invitations! The whole family helped and it was lots of fun! I have a little video of Kristie’s boys using the cuttlebug, it was hilarious, unfortunately I can’t up load it on this version of wordpress.
The design of this invitation came about from a photo of a cake my bride fell in love with. She wanted something that would reflect the theme of the cake.
She wanted something mainly Red but also including the black and white. The belly band with the pearl accent gives it a funky modern feel. Embossing to the side of the invitation and flap of the envelope tie’s the theme together nicely to create a wow factor. A Triangle shaped menu and place card with embossing and pearl accents were chosen for the tables.
Ye Haw! This invitation suite sets the theme for a country style wedding. The pocket is a perfect way to keep the Information card along with a wishing well poem, R.S.V.P card and reply envelope together. The use of a Belly Band and address label adds to it’s vintage rustic charm.
Recently I visited the beautifull Paronella Park in Innisfail, Queensland. A perfect venue for a fairytale wedding! http://www.paronellapark.com.au/
This pocket fold style features embossing to the front section, a ‘glass slipper’ tied with a silver cord serves as a belly band. Once opened a beautiful invitation is revealed! A ‘Tiara’ style diamante embellishment at the top creates a romantic princess feel and adds bling! To the left a corner style pocket holds the inclusions together nicely.
This invitation combines both style and elegance creating a beautiful theme for a fairy tale wedding.
Alternatively I’ve used an organza ribbon to hold the pocket fold together which creates a different look to this versatile invitation.