Friday, 8 May 2009


A few curious folk have inquired about what crafty elements I included in my wedding. I made the stationary myself, which saved us a small fortune. Most of the paper was already in my stash, so all I really needed was the ink & lots & lots of cutting.
For our save the date, we jumped into a vintage photo booth to create the series of shots. I printed them A6 size, cornered them & aged them in tea. They came out quite curly, so I sat them in the press overnight (under some heavy books works too). They were posted in a brown recycled kraft card envelope, which I found a great supplier on ebay.
Because we love records, I used these images from an old record sleeve. The design & layout was all done in photo shop. I cut & pasted some google maps & photoshopped them to suit, these went on the back of the invite. The registry cards we were given didn't really suit our theme & needed more information. These ones were printed 8 to an A4 page on the same heavy stock as the invites.
Our Rsvp was a postcard, it took a few different glue attempts to find the right one for the job.
The order of ceremony booklets were whizzed up on the sewing machine a few nights before the day. The inside was a nice light weight stock paper. I like the roughness of the sewn spine.
And lastly, I made nametags for everybody on the night. Just for a laugh. I based them on the old sticker design but wrote everyones name on in different fonts so they all looked individual. This was all done in photoshop too, so handy. These are the ones we wore on the night, nicely tainted with white wine spills.


Kirsty said...

Absolutely gorgeous. It's all so perfect.

myf said...

thanks for sharing your fantastic ideas, i like your style!
i'm diy for my own upcoming wedding too, and am having loads of fun with it- though time is flying by at an alarming rate.