I'm very excited to share with you my latest DIY project: my wedding invitations! These were quite the labor of love for me. I was completely stuck on ideas until last week, when we started working on hand lettering in the MATS class. I made a T that I really liked, and it all rolled from there.
(Sorry for the blur, but, you know, privacy and stuff.)
Other than the hand-lettered details, all the text was created using Poetica, my go-to super-fancy font. It's a great font for this sort of project because it has about 20 variations, with different swash capitals, ligatures, and ampersands to customize the look to your liking.
The invitations and RSVP cards were printed at Vistaprint. Their service and quality was really great for the price, and I was happy that they do very short runs of cards, since I really don't need 250 invitations.
The rest of the presentation came from Paper Source. I remember being a young art student, wandering that store in downtown Chicago, pretending to buy supplies for class while daydreaming about my future wedding. And yesterday I finally had the chance to fulfill the daydream! They have a tremendous selection of envelopes to match any size or color you have in mind, and I was completely smitten by these mossy green lovelies.
The gold seals are punched using my trusty Martha Stewart punch and Paper Source's gold label sheets. I like this option since it leaves me with plenty of extra gold to decorate the event.
I thought about printing address labels for the envelopes, but in the end, this tutorial inspired me to try my hand at some calligraphy. I've been playing around with a Noodler's Creaper flex nib pen lately, so I used that to letter the envelopes.
I hope you enjoy this little peek into my wedding planning process. I'm hoping to share more about it as we get closer to the date. It's fun to use all my new skills for such a personal project that I get to share with my loved ones.