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Thursday, May 1

Wedding Invitations! *phew*

This project was definitely a labor of love. There were so many times I thought I couldn't do it. It just felt like too much and it was so overwhelming. I'm so happy to say these are (almost) done and will be mailed this weekend if it kills me.

(I say "almost" done because we were 10 short (forgot some people that my mom wanted to invite), but my mom has envelopes ready for them. I just have to put 10 more invitations together and stuff the envelopes.)

Honestly though, I'm so glad I made my wedding invitations myself. It just wouldn't have been my wedding without handmade invites. I owe so much to my lovely mother, best friend (maid of honor), cousin (bridesmaid), and aunt for their help in assembling these. We cranked them all out in just a few hours at my dining room table on a Sunday afternoon! I have the best little troop of helpers ever. :)

Without further delay, here they are! I think if you click the images, you will get a super-huge version. (please don't stalk our wedding!) ;)

What do you think? :)

The black and pink papers are shimmery. The white is linen textured. The three cards on the left are perforated so guests can easily tear out the RSVP postcard and mail, and also tear out the accommodations tab to make hotel reservations. The photo can be removed from the photo corners and kept, if our guests are so inclined.

My mom addressed all of the envelopes. She knocked on my door at 6:30 yesterday morning on her way to work, and delivered these! The funny thing is, she's a mail carrier. She stood on my doorstep in her uniform and said "special delivery"! :)

So pretty!

Close up of the envelope. They are iridescent. Doesn't my mom have lovely handwriting?

The return address labels match the business cards I used to make our save-the-date magnets. Hard to see, but it's a black background with loose diamonds scattered and our names are hot pink.

So ... I have many more wedding-related crafty projects done and in the works. Both for my wedding, and Geoff's brother's wedding in July. Is anyone interested in seeing those as I finish them? I have to say, making this post has made me feel even more accomplished. :)

Anchor Paper cardstock and envelopes
A Muse stamp (tiny heart)
Vistaprint return address labels (free with coupon code)
Autumn Leaves/Rhonna Farrer stamps (swirls)
Love stamp
May Arts ribbon
MAMBI and Hero Arts rhinestones
CutterBee Bugs perforator
Palette (Noir) and Stampin' Up (Pink Passion) inks
3M Scotch Double Sided Tape


Blogger Tisha said...

Oh, Lyndsay, these are beautiful!! It makes me think about my wedding! I made our invites with the help of my husband (I called him my alien slave labor!) We set eyelets in all four corners - before the Crop-o-dile!! It was a b*&$#!! These are just amazing ... you should be so proud!

7:32 AM  
Anonymous Heather said...

Wow! They're lovely, Lyndsay!

8:02 AM  
Blogger melissa said...

Gorgeous! You did a fantastic job....& the outside is as beautiful as the invite itself!

10:07 AM  
Anonymous jenn shurkus said...

they look beautiful lyndsay... i can say.. after helping 3 of my friends with their wedding craftiness.. it is a lot of work.. but people LOVE it ;)

rock on and i cant wait to see what else you create for the BIG day ;)

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your invitations are lovely. Thanks so much for sharing. Please do share the other wedding related projects as you complete them. It's a treat to share in the fun vicariously. One of your Smudges fans,

4:45 PM  
Blogger Lisa & Penny said...

Wow, so impressive. That was definitely an accomplishment and adds a special touch to your wedding. All the best to you :-)

4:54 AM  
Blogger ange said...

I loved the invites. You must have been working on them for months! I loved the perf. cards inside. Very creative and very pretty.

10:17 AM  

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