I always go into projects thinking I can do them “real quick”.  I kid myself every time.  This was one of those projects!  “Oh yeah, our wedding invite.  No problem…just give me a few hours and i’ll whip it up.”  Not exactly.  But it was well worth the time invested to get it just right (especially after we factored in how much money it saved us by designing and printing our own!)

I wanted to create an invite that matched the style of our wedding….a little vintage / soft / romanic / garden…ish! Something classic and pretty that I wouldn’t look back on in a few years and wonder what on earth I was thinking?  I love to layer textures and fabrics into many of my designs and I decided to do that here with our invitation as well.  I hand drew the branch/feather frame and chose a font i thought suited it.  I scanned in some lace and layered it on top of old vintage paper.  After playing around with colors for a bit, I decided on this pale peach…which I want to be a dominant color of the florals! And then I went with a slate shimmer envelope.  I can’t get enough of custom die cut invitations, so I had to tack on that little added touch as well! yummm…peach and grey make me smile!!

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Photos by the lovely Sarah Shreves

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  1. Taylor

    These invites are to die for! You did an amazing job, what did you design them with?? I am going to attempt to DIY on my invites for my upcoming to give any advice?


    • kelli

      Hey Taylor! I actually just used Photoshop to create my invites! I scanned in old paper and lace to create my background….good luck to you!

  2. Kristin

    I LOVE these! How did you get from square to curved? did you cut them all out on your own? If you bought them, where did you buy them? I am DIYing my wedding, so any help would be amazing!

    Thanks so much!

    • kelli

      ohhh no no!! That would be far too time consuming :) I had a custom mold made with my printer and each card was die cut to that specific shape. Most printers have this option…..

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