Happy Friday! This week has gone by so fast for me...how about you?
First of all I'd like to start by saying, thank you in advance for indulging my with these pictures of my daughter's wedding!
For the invitation I wanted to have something hold all the pieces together (RSVP card, return envelope, etc...) yet wasn't sure what. The ceremony and reception was being held in a building that was very rustic and over 155 years old, she wanted something vintage yet simple. So I added the Stitched Heart Layering Dies and shiny key from Chunky Jar Accessories dies and tied everything together with purple hemp. Oh, I need to thank my friend Kim for sending me the wonderful shiny chrome paper! She didn't know I was going to use it for this, but it worked fabbie with it!
Later I found out that some people that received the invitations didn't realize that there were response cards because they didn't want to take it apart. Something to think about for DD#2's wedding :)
My husband made several easels, however he wasn't happy with the top so we added small pinwheels to cover up what he didn't like. My daughter liked the big pinwheels that we did at her shower that she wanted them for the backdrop of their ceremony. I think we made over 60 of them for it. Yikes! Again we used the Stitched Doily Die, Scallop and Stitched Circle dies to hold them together. No two were alike! Just like her bridesmaid's dresses she didn't want anything too matchy matchy.
My father in law married them, so that made it really special! I always find it a bit awkward when the officiant doesn't know much about the couple.
This is the outside of the building, as much as we need rain in California, I was so thankful for the sunny day in January, however it was still chilly.
I'm not sure what happened but I never got a picture of all the place cards we made. This is the one I made for my daughter, that's why it only has an "a". In the picture below, you can see the back of another one. We used the Stitched Lollipop Holder die, small Scallop Stitched Rosette Die, Vintage Stitched Label die for the banner, and on bride and groom's used their initial from Lowercase Fun Letters dies.
The kids didn't get place cards because they received an "activity book" with a small box of crayons, made using the Treat Slider Box die, Rolled Flowers Die, Chunky Jar Accessories dies for the tag, and stamped with "a little something just for you" sentiment from Teeny Tag Holidays stamp set.
I'm not sure if you noticed that all the fonts on the signs at the shower and the wedding were the same from the invitation. When doing an event that you don't want matchy matchy, you do need to keep some continuity. One way is with color, theme and fonts, like the table numbers which were cut using Stitched XL Label die and XL Label Die. One was on each side of the handle so the number could be seen from any direction.
You can sort of see in this picture another place card (purple), we had use different colors so the caterer would know what meal each guest was receiving. With four different plated meals it added more color to the tables!
I just had to share pictures from the photo booth of my husband and my younger daughter. :)
And this last photo is of pooped out, parents of the bride! lol! We LOVED every minute of it!
Hope you can glean some ideas for an event you're having! Remember these ideas can be used for any gathering! Stamps and dies from My Creative Time can add the perfect touch of handmade without looking too DIY! lol!