Our wedding – the invitations

Slowly but surely I’m getting around to blogging our wedding details. I.e. our invitations. They’re little details like this that I adored pouring hours of thought into. 

Back in May of this year hubby and I met with Pretty as a Picture to schmooze over their invitations. The moment we saw the Harbor Beach template by Bella Figura, we both immediately loved it {I was so worried we would have such different taste}. That strong and unique silhouette backed with those stripes was what won us over.

We customised our invitations my replacing the anchor with a hydrangea*, converting it to black & white {there were b&w stripe details in our wedding, such as the boutonnieres / buttonholes} customizing and justifying the text. I adored the look of mixed texts while keeping a strong justification, to almost counter-act the fanciness of the border going on around it. 
Interestingly, I really liked the more masculine and stronger style text, while husband enjoyed the more detailed, italicized fonts. I was surprised at that one … 

I made a further, cheeky customization to our invitations. We were on a tight budget, so we didn’t opt for a second colour on our invitations {black counts as one}. In stead, when we got our invites, I took it upon myself to add some colour. For the record, I would not suggest doing this unless you have a very steady hand and are confident / slightly mentally unbalanced and enjoy taking on extra and very stressful tasks. Using a combination of two of my old rendering markers from college, I coloured within the lines of the ornate border, and voila, our invitations have a hint of dark berry tones. 

We opted for our guests to RSVP via text, which meant we got very speedy replies within a couple of days of each person receiving their invitation. We so modern and alternative. 

Lastly, a snap of my posting station. I made sure there would be no George-Costanza-fiance-licking-of-the-envelope incidents happening with me.

*you can read here all about how husband  suggested we put a hydrangea on our invitations. Hand on heart, I didn’t make that decision. Seriously. Srsly. 

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  1. John JJP
    November 28, 2012 / 09:28

    again, adore, adore, adore. you and husband have such a good eye!! those strong graphics are amazing.

    i also really like the added color, even if it was added stress! it really finishes it off. fab.

  2. December 1, 2012 / 02:19

    They look beautiful! And you did a great job colouring in the border — far steadier hand than I have.

    Also, mad props for the matching berry moon manicure 🙂

    • December 1, 2012 / 11:43

      It would seem my obsession with that colour is not so subtle after all 🙂 I adore it to the max. Om, nom.

  3. June 4, 2013 / 17:11

    Such a freaking SIMPLE way to add colour without the added expense.
    Why didn't I think of that??? Brill.

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