31 August 2016

Our Wedding: Be Our Guest

The wedding invitation process went a little something like this:
 
- picked a local design company to work with
- pinned invitations that I liked on my wedding board
- got incredibly overwhelmed with all of the invitation options
- picked out one idea
- went the completely opposite way in the next meeting
- debated on end about what to do
 
There are SO MANY options when it comes to wedding invitations. It's unreal. I think that I said "I don't know!" the most during this part of the planning process.
 
I have been working with print and typography since high school and have been exposed to so many cool things. I wanted to do them all. Every single one of them. But you get one wedding invitation design, not a thousand, so I had to somehow figure out a way to narrow down the options.
 
In the end, it came down to this: the designer showed me an invitation suite that they had just completed and I fell in love with it. I was sold as soon as I saw it... you know, once I made a few tweaks to it to make it our own invitation.

{sorry for all of the blurring & the boxes! but for privacy, I'm keeping full names/addresses off the internets ;)}
 
I wanted something unique and elegant while maintaining a very traditional style. Our invitations turned out just like that and even better than I could have ever imagined!

 
Our invitation suite was simple: one outer grey envelope with a pale pink lining, invitation, reply card, and a white reply envelope. No inner envelopes, no fancy band around all of the elements, no pocket folder things, no ribbon, nothing. Just simple & classy which is exactly what we wanted.

 
The invitation itself is on a thick, navy blue paper stock and we picked a not-super-shiny silver foil to foil stamp the invitation with. And yes, I loved my invitation enough to snag a picture or two with it during my bridal portraits.


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Special Thanks to...
Design: Bailee at By Farr
Wedding Planner: Melanie Murphy of By Invitation Only {for keeping me in check during this whole process!}
All photographs in this post were taken by: Jessica Roberts at Jessica Roberts Photography

9 comments:

  1. I love how you used the colored paper and the different fonts together!

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  2. Your invites were classic & elegant- just like you! :) they turned out beautiful!

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  3. I love the simplicity! I was the same way when designing ours! I had so many things I wanted to add but I wanted simple!

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  4. seriously, i remember choosing our invites and it was so overwhelming! there is just SO many options. i actually don't even remember what our invites looked like now :-| i think they had a castle on them and said be our guest haha.

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  5. I love your invites so much! Even with my tiny wedding, we struggled to find the right invites. We managed to find one we absolutely loved on Etsy though, thankfully!

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  6. Love!!! I love when your wedding posts pop up!

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  7. I really like those colors, and the simple, classic feeling. I don't know if you have read "The Great Gatsby," but it reminds me of that. Nice!

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  8. It is positively a test not at all like any others you may have gone over some time recently. wedding program catholic mass

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