Friday, February 4, 2011

My wedding invitations


This time last year, I was finalizing the design of my wedding invitations, and although I never pictured anyone but myself designing it, I was a complete and utter mess trying to finalize the concept.

How could I possibly wrap up mine and Josh's long history on one single piece of paper? It was honestly one of the most stressful design projects I've ever had!

I ended up not settling on one, but actually three pieces, and I stacked and bundled them up in twine with a little tag holding them together like a 'lil story book. I loved Matt Dorfman's story invites and saw a DIY tutorial online on how to recreate them (Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?) so after designing the first and third parts on my own I thought recreating a story like his of me and Josh would be the perfect piece to add in the middle. I wish I would have thought to take photos of the finished 'bundle' but my pre-wedding brain was in complete overdrive : /

I hope you enjoy– Have a great weekend lovelies!!

P.S. Celebrating the Hubster's 27th birthday on Sunday..yippee!

P.S.S. Don't forget to join me next week as I get a visit from Jillian, of Cornflake Dreams!

25 comments:

  1. Your wedding invitation was by far the best I have seen. I loved how you summed up yours & Josh's relationship! That was the best part. Most of us knew the back-history but I loved how you put it all together. Well done!

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  2. rachel- i LOVE LOVE these. the typography is so pretty and unique and i LOVE the pattern on the back. good stuff. im thinking youll have to share more details about your wedding...

    and SUPER EXCITED about our blog swap! talk to you soon. xoxo jcd

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  3. ps happy birthday to the hubs!

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  4. Thanks Jillian! I definitely think I'm going to put together an inspiration board of sorts on all of the swatches, fabrics, etc. that we used. It would be really neat to see it all up instead of shoved in my wedding binder!

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  5. Gorgeous invites! =) I love them! Happy Bday to your man! hehe!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  6. OMG! I loooooooved your story!
    What a great idea to tell your story in the invitations, may I borrow it if a I ever get married?? :P

    Besos et bon week-end!

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  7. the story of your relationship is amazing, what a fun design/touch. gorgeous invites, I'm sure the wedding was just as beautiful.

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  8. what a great story - and you did a lovely job telling and designing it!! You should frame this and put it in your home. Love it!

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  9. That was very creative and I just love the second image!

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  10. Those invitations are simply amazing...May you both be blessed..
    First time here ,its beautiful..
    I will follow..
    Have a great weekend!
    M.
    http://www.barefootcloud.blogspot.com

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  11. What a great,unique and fun way to express your feelings, love and creativity ...This is simply amazing...congrats people like you guys make this world a fun place to live.

    Kattia Garro

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  12. My daughter and I love your invitation and we love Georgia!

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  13. Oh my goodness! When I saw these invitations, I knew we HAD to be friends :-). Is that strange? They are wonderful!

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  14. I absolutely love this! I've seen the rough format before, but yours is great!!

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  15. Rachel, those are delightful! I LOVE how you turned your 'history' into that vintage-y looking publication -- so creative! If you have time, I'd love you to stop by Bird/Like, I'm having a little giveaway and would love you to have a chance to win!

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  16. Wow, your wedding invites are EPIC! That bracelet is so gorgeous, and the happy print is just so... happy!!

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  17. They are beautiful! You are so talented! Have a happy weekend!

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  18. Those are amazing! I've never seen anything like it! Happy Birthday to the hubs as well!

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  19. These. Are. Amazing. The design and typography are great!

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  20. You did such a great job on these! I love the idea it is so cute!

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  21. Gorgeous!

    Cristina from ohmyohme.com

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  22. That wedding invitation was amazing. I made my twin sis read it with me and we both got the chills :) That's an amazing story. Congratulations!!

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  23. Sooo creative. Love it!
    I was just going thru some older photos on my computer
    and came across your wedding (I was second shooter for Matt that day) and then found your ADORABLE blog.
    HOpe you guys are doing well.

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