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

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

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  2. Wow! They look amazing!!!!
    Fabulous!

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

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

    http://katherinesawma.blogspot.com/

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

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

    xo L.

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

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

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

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

    http://asequindressatbreakfast.wordpress.com

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  11. i mexiCANt believe how creative you are. loooove!

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

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

    -Laura

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

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  15. You did an unbelievable job! So exciting!

    xx

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  25. 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
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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

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

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  27. Holy goodness, those are SO gorgeous!

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  28. Anna, these are absolutely beautiful! I love them. Can't wait to see everything else!
    www.poolovesboo.blogspot.com

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

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

    www.fashionablecollections.blogspot.com

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  31. 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

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

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

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

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