Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wedding Invitations (See Jane Compile)

invitation + response card wrapped in a tidy bundle
Spring is slowly emerging, which to me, can only mean one thing:  the wedding is nigh.  In fact, at the beginning of the month, the day finally arrived when wedding invitations absolutely had to be sent (hell or high water).  When I initially chose the invitations, I knew I wanted letterpress (I used Aerialist Press) and for a map to somehow be involved.  After I checked those off my list, I wanted to put my own spin on the process without it being too time consuming.  For example, I wrapped the contents in baker's twine and used brown, paper bag-like envelopes to make the invitation more package-esque.  Also, to play up the destination wedding factor, I opted to use old, vintage stamps to make it appear that the envelope was coming from a far off land.  (Note:  vintage stamps are usually marked up in value, making it more expensive that traditional postage but you can usually find some good deals on eBay.  Also, plan ahead because I ran out before the invitations were finished.) 


a roll of baker's twine

hope you mexiCAN make it!
signed, sealed, delivered

40 comments

Amber's Notebook said...

omg those are just darling! So creative and gorgeous! You have fabulous tastes!
Amber's Notebook

C said...

Wow! They look amazing!!!!
Fabulous!

Collette Osuna said...

LOVE the invites....so original

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Cassie Lee said...

You may have the most beautiful and creative invites I have ever seen--actually jaw-dropping, I love them.

Katherine Sawma said...

Lauren's is hanging on our refrigerator, soo beautiful!!

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jessica said...

LOVE these!! very cute!! and those stamps really add to the charm!

Leah said...

That's such a great idea to play up the Destination wedding theme.

xo L.

Taylor said...

I'm OFFICIALLY IN LOVE!!!!!! these are stunning Anna!

Helena from BrooklynBlonde said...

I agree with all the above comments. Posts like this make me exciting to finally start planning my wedding!

Bud and Leo said...

Seriously those are amazing. I love everything about them, especially the vintage stamps :)

asequindressatbreakfast said...

these are so perfect! the details are the best-the twine, vintage stamps, gorgeous calligraphy...how exciting!!!

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forefrontfash said...

i mexiCANt believe how creative you are. loooove!

audrey marie said...

so cute!! the stamps add such a great vintage touch.

Buckle Button Zip said...

You had me at the twine and then sealed it with the vintage stamps. So beautiful and special.

-Laura

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

I LOVE these Anna! The twine is the absolute perfect touch...xx

dCc said...

You did an unbelievable job! So exciting!

xx

Julie said...

That seems like a lot of work, but they look great! I like the quirky play on words and the brightly colored stamps!

Nicole Marie said...

oh my gosh MEXIcan Mexican't! genius! hilarious!

Alicia said...

these are too cute! I love the MexiCAN and CANT - great touch ;)

Anh said...

Lovely calligraphy!! You're making me want to have another wedding!! ;)

PursuitOfLLT said...

these are gorgeous! love the details, it really makes the invitations.

Valerie said...

I love all the details, AJ! They're so pretty and unique. So exciting that your wedding is coming up soon!

Cara said...

J'adore!!! So vintage and cool :)

Stacy Newman said...

I MexiCANT believe how cute these are! Sorry, couldn’t resist, seriously, these look great!

Sonia said...

Very cute and a great idea!

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vojacque said...

LOVE.

Jenna said...

These look incredible! - I want you to do my invitations one day! :)

xoxo
Jenna

Josie said...

Thesd are SO cute and super creative! I love how personal they feel; I'm sure your guests will appreciate all of the special touches.
xo Josie
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Crystalin said...

these are so frickin cute! loving the special added touch of twine.

p.s. it was sooo nice chatting with you last night.

Closet Fashionista said...

Those are amazinggggggg :D You are so awesome!
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Marie a la Mode said...

These are so cute!

TheChambrayCountess said...

Holy goodness, those are SO gorgeous!

Erica said...

Anna, these are absolutely beautiful! I love them. Can't wait to see everything else!
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Amy said...

These are so cute! I love how you've personalized them.

Collections said...

These wedding invitations are gorgeous and so original. Love it.

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this free bird said...

these look awesome anna!! i love the twine and the mexiCAN/CAN'T - that's seriously hilarious. this is right around the corner. gee that went by quick!

xo,
c

April said...

Love the invites! Best of luck with the rest of the planning!

jayme said...

Nell! I know her!! I went to anchorage with her, and high school too. I feel famous... :) beautiful invitations though!

lacuca said...

who was your calligrapher

jude said...

very good amazing Wedding invitation designs and it attracts the guests to be part in wedding.