I am hosting my friend Sarah's Bridal shower in January and needed to get the invitations out. She gave me free rein to do what I want for basically all of it. It was hard to decide what to do because she met her fiance Mike through rugby and I know nothing about that and I didn't want to copy her wedding style either. I decided to go with colors that reminded me of hanging out in college and style that I would love -girly rhinestone glitter with romance. So the theme is "Love is Sweet" so there will be lots of delicious sweet things to eat.
I went to pick out some invitations and they were all pretty generic everywhere I went. So i decided to make my own. As Kevin says I always overdo it. For the information part of the invitation I wanted to add one of those cartoon Brides that you see on custom order invitations. I came across this awesome program on the knot website where you can design your inner bride. I mean everything eye shape, hair, earrings, dress, background, jewelry, etc. And of course as one of her bridesmaids I know exactly how she was planning to look on her wedding day.
I think this looks just like her. Try it out for yourself here http://weddings.theknot.com/myinnerbride/Default.aspx
Besides that I added a pretty purple floral purple pattern to inside of pink envelopes so they looked custom. Used purple and pink paper with specialty scissors to add a pretty border. I added glitter cupcakes and Hearts as details using Martha Stewart hole punches. Embellished with pink and purple rhinestones. And pulled it together with a floral sleeve that matched the inside of the envelope (which was just made out of scrapbooking sheets cut up). Then tied it with a pretty purple bow and finished. The adresses were done in pretty swirly calligraphy and the back sealed with a gold wax heart to add romance. Of course I had to work in my purple snuggie it was freezing even with the heat on.
|Front and Back|
|Gold wax heart embossing on the back of each envelope|
Aren't they pretty!