This set of invitations is for the October wedding of two of my friends, Lindsay and Kyle. I've been great friends with Lindsay since our senior year of high school, so I've been happy to do her wedding invitations because I know her style and was able to put together something that just looks like her. When I sent the proof to her mother, she replied, "That's just so Lindsay!" To me, that reads: job well done!
Lindsay's wedding colors are eggplant, magenta and orange. I decided to stick with a mostly eggplant and cream color scheme for the invitations to give them a rich, luxurious feeling. Sometimes too much color is just too much, it's smart to choose just one or two for the stationery, in my opinion.
Lindsay had sent me an inspiration picture of an invitation enclosed in a lace-wrapped folder. If you've ever shopped around for lace, you'll know a couple of things: it's hard to find enough to wrap 100 invitations and it's expensive! We cheated the system by printing a chantilly lace pattern on the folder and wrapping it in an easier-to-find ribbon, topped off with some "bling." She was going for a very glamorous vintage look - think purple velvet damask and the shimmering of chandeliers.
I also used the chantilly lace on the interior pieces, to get a better idea of the great detail in that pattern.
The responses were done as postcards, and we did a matching thank you card with a magenta envelope. Instead of paying to print the same return address on three different pieces (return envelope, thank you envelope and response card), I ordered a personalized rubber stamp and bought plum stamp ink to use on all the pieces. I'll have to share an image of the stamp in part two: the accessories.
I'm excited to keep working on this wedding because I'm also a bridesmaid! That means I should get some pretty great pictures of the whole wedding... I guess I'll share those with y'all, too. :)