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How Inviting

They're done!!! Finally! We finished our wedding invitations this past weekend and popped them into the mail. Poor Geoff looked like I was torturing him as I was making him tie yards and yards of hemp twine. He kept telling me that these were "uselessly complicated." Boys so don't get wedding design.

I am so pleased with the way they came out-It was so much fun to be my own client for once. Its hard to see in photos, but we had the main invitation letterpressed & blind embossed, which gives the paper a paisely pattern texture. I also had a custom rubber stamp made with our monogram, and used it to stamp the muslin bags that hold the Map and RSVP cards and the tags that adorned the hemp twine. To go along with the green theme and venue, all of the pieces are eco-friendly. The envelopes are recycled kraft paper, the main invitations are letterpresssed with soy ink on Crane Lettra recycled stock, the muslin bags are stamped with soy ink, and the twine is recycled hemp. The invites were printed by Kseniya at Thomas Printers- not only are they super affordable for letterpress, but Kseniya was super helpful and they did an amazing job!! 

We are only 2 months away from the wedding and I'm getting more excited every day. We are headed to Austin in the morning for our tasting party at Barr Mansion- I can't wait to sample all of the yummy food and CAKE! Have a lovely weekend all!


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Reader Comments (4)

My sister in law is getting married at Barr Mansion next week! I cant wait to see it, ive heard so many great things about it ( even after the fire).

Your invites are GORGEOUS. I cannot believe you DIY'd them! Incredible. Your guests are going to love them because they are so unique and beautiful.

LOVE the alloy dress- Do you know if the alloy size runs small/large?

( love your blog by the way- found it from your comment on Veronika's blog)

07.29.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

Hi Julia,
WOW! Thank you so much for your sweet words-they made my day :D
I'm so glad you found my blog on Veronika's- isn't she cute? I hope you keep stopping by here.

Thats so exciting about your sister in law- Barr Mansion is fabulous- and their people are awesome. I know her wedding will be beautiful! Let me know how it goes!!

The things i've ordered from Alloy tend to run true to size overall. I did order a shift dress one time that was huge, but other than that I'd say they are TTS.

Thank you again for checking out my blog and for all the kind words about the invitations- it means so much!

Have a beautiful day!

07.30.2010 | Registered CommenterLauren

These look incredible, I love them! You are so talented! I love them and I can not wait to see you and Jeff get married!

07.31.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Thank you so much Julie!! I CAN"T WAIT to see you!!! :)

08.19.2010 | Registered CommenterLauren

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