I am a firm believer that personal invitations set the tone to an event in an amazingly unique way. (I am not saying that personal invitations never go WRONG, because oh, they do). But so often, people are amazed and overwhelmed by the personal touch it brings when pictures and unique touches are included. That brings me to this post.
A friend (and reader of the blaaahg) asked if I would do a post with pictures of our wedding invitations. She said and I quote, "Because I seriously think they were the most amazing ones [invitations] I have ever seen!" I thought, "Well that's nice and that would be fun!"
So, it comes with good timing after showcasing my business cards, because here is another magnificent project designed by photographer & designer, Erin at Studio 317. Let me be honest, these pictures do our invitations no justice. They were scrumptious; printed on a heavy linen paper. Oh, I love texture :) A snow-covered tree that sprawled across the invitation set the perfect tone for our winter wonderland wedding. All photos used on our stationary were from our super fun engagement session up in the beautiful Redwood's with Erin.
There were 4 separate pieces to our invitations:
#1 - The invitation itself
#2 - The RSVP postcard (I loved making the RSVP card personal. I am tired of the boring "Ms. Barry Will or Will Not Attend" SPICE IT UP! Make the statements reflect your wedding! Get creative!)
#3 - Our story card: 'How two lives become one' (This card was a fun way of telling our guests all about our story; from how met, to dating, the proposal, and our hopes for the wedding. Guests seemed to love it. In fact, many told us about tears shed while reading it.)
#4 - Directions & Accommodations
#1 - Front
#1 - Inside
#1 - Back
#2 - Front
#2 - Back
#3 - Front
#3 - Back
#4 - Front
#4 - Back