Wow…I can hardly believe it’s almost October 15th!! We are incredibly excited to FINALLY make this wedding happen…so much planning, details, and work has gone into our wedding already and we still have LOTS left to do…but, I must say, aside from all of the extra crazy wedding details, we are just ready to be married! One HUGE weight that has finally been lifted off our shoulders has been our wedding invitations…brace yourself…our invitations are the epitome of non-traditional. I knew once we got engaged that I wanted something new and creative for our wedding invitations, something that hasn’t been done before, but also something to reflect the style of our wedding and allow our guests to have a “sneak peek” into the actual day. We wanted our invites to be personal and completely handmade and really give our guests something special.
We went through sooooo many templates before we were satisfied with the final outcome…seriously, we worked on this for months and months, but didn’t actually come up with the actual design until July. So without further ado, we present to you our wedding invitations…a labor of love
We constructed our invitations out of thick board, burlap, twine, and these cute cameos we purchased from PoppyLovesParis on Etsy. Kurt went through tons of glue cans to get this burlap to stick…
We glued blue envelopes, purchased from the Paper-Source, on the inside of the invitation. I cut off the flaps of the envelopes then glued strips of doilies on the inside as an extra detail.
Our inserts were somewhat of a trial, as I had them printed and then coffee-stained, but they unfortunately didn’t turn out how I envisioned, so the inserts were printed on cream paper purchased from the Paper-Source. A special thanks goes out to my friend, Bee, for helping with the wording
We had Kurt’s brother-in-law, Chris, design our map
Oh yeah…we included a DVD…scroll down to read more
This is just a small stack of the 74 invites we created!
Each guest received a different cameo…these cameos will also make another appearance at our wedding in another fun detail
and yes…the packaging and the postage…oh my! We found these kraft mailers which fit our invites PERFECTLY! The labels were made out of vellum paper and then transformed into a sticker using a Xyron machine. I then used a Martha Stewart edger punch (LOVE her crafts!) to add a little embellishment on each of the addresses.
and last but not least…our invitation film!! When we got engaged we had toyed with the idea of doing some sort of stop-motion film for our wedding invites, we didn’t actually expect to create one…you know with all of our extra time ;)…but we did! We spent hours and hours on this film, that Kurt and I created ourselves…we hooked up a wireless remote to our cameras and clicked away…again we wanted something to reflect the style of our wedding…ENJOY!
jodi + kurt
oct. 15, 2010
music: vampire weekend, m79