Reader designed invites!

Juliet, a BB reader from London, sent me images of her invitation suite that she designed for her wedding…..I absolutely went mad over it! Here she is in her own words….thanks for sharing Juliet!

i designed a faux heraldic shield based on crows (which my fiance and i love and who seemed to haunt our early courtship) our initials (which when we marry will become the same) and a crossed feather motif (i’ve got a tattoo of a feather on my foot) and went with a sort of victoriana inspired theme for the stationery.

we write a music blog together so it seemed appropriate to make up a cd sleeve type envelope to hold all the bits. incidentally a french friend of mine said he found ‘repondre s’il vous plait’ a little too abrupt and suggested the more gentile ‘merci de repondre’ for the rsvp card. in order to get all the information on directions to the church, wedding list etc into the invitiation package we decided to make a fold out (which folds down to the same size as the invitation and rsvp card) which looked like victorian bill poster or page from a gentlemen’s quarterly.

we’d wanted the letterpress type feel to things but time constraints (we got engaged in mid july and are getting married mid november!) budgetary issues and a real lack of letterpresses in the uk meant our final design was all laserprinted onto standard sized paper i’d chosen in an art supply store and we spent a weekend with scalpels, double sided tape and cutting boards trimming, folding and assembling hundreds of bits of cardboard into our invitations, mind you, all in all it’s only cost us £100 ($200) for 125 invitations! (though there’s many a busy evening spent slaving over a hot keyboard & mouse which isn’t accounted for in there!)

[images from Juliet]

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Photo favorites: Sarah Sloboda

Sarah Sloboda of Sarah Sloboda Photography.

Something about shooting into the setting sun always reminds me of an
old film, and since I studied film in school, I love photos that look
like movie stills. This one does that, and also, it was moment when
the camera was forgotten, and the couple was just being themselves
together (someone was asking them for directions on the street).

[image by Sarah Sloboda]

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While I hate how meringue tastes, I just love how cute they look as a favor all lined up in a row…..

[image from MS Weddings]

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Paper Portfolio

The newest issue of InStyle Weddings is definitely one to get….I absolutely fell in love with the immensely creative Paper Portfolio…essentially they gave 5 stationers free reign to design their dream suite of invitations, programs, etc. Here are some of my favorites….I even highlighted my SUPER favorite parts!

[images from InStyle Weddings Fall 2007]

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