Wednesday

Labor of Love

A few weeks ago I posted about my pursuit of the perfect invitation for my own event.

First, let me just say that for all of you DIY Brides who welcome the challenge of creating your stationary, hats off to you! After cruising many, many, many invitation design styles, I just could not find "the one" and decided I would just do it myself.

So like most, I started on the hunt for individual items I liked.

Since the event is a desert reception, the theme I decided on is "dolce vita" (translation-Sweet Life)

It started with this paper:



I found this paper at one of my favorite secret stationary stores not too far from the office. You may not be able to tell from the picture, but the paper is iridescent, fuchsia and fabulous. The paper is also 8.5 * 11 inches. Problem #1

Problem #2- The paper also comes in adorable 6.25*6.25 squares. This doesn't seem like much of a problem for a square invitation, except...for this size paper you need the ever so hard to locate, 7*7in pocket and even larger mailing envelopes.

Moving on to roadblock #3. The anal retentive Coordinator in me showed her pretty little head during the design process when I could not locate an invitation design I thought was appropriate and contemporary...

Luckily enough as fate would have it, the amazing Nicole of Pink Design Events stepped in and helped to create a design especially for me! Along with the invitation, we designed the RSVP card, admission ticket and the "dolce vita" monogram. I also designed accommodation and direction cards as additional inserts for the pocket invitation.

The rest...well you tell me. Now that they have been mailed, I can share. What do you think?

Pocket with all inserts



The final product

13 comments:

Michelle@Memorable Events said...

These are fabulous! You did an amazing job!

Lisa Michelle said...

Beautiful! I Love it..

letrice@Le'Penn Designs said...

Congratulations on your first DIY invitations! They look great and the sticker on the front is so cute!

i Do {blog!} said...

Beautiful job! These look fabulous!

K Sherrie+Co Planning Atelier said...

I use that exact paper for my marketing collateral. Nice, isn't it?

Always Fabulous Events said...

I think it perfectly represents you. Wonderful job.

Kelly said...

Wow they turned out amazing, you are very talented!

As a DIY bride-to-be ever since my fiance proposed with a gorgeous diamond engagement ring from www.idonowidont.com I would like to create chic RSVP invitations like yours!

I love the colors and the font and will see if I can make something as glamorous as yours!

Rechelle said...

These are great. She does wonderful work. Pink Design Events did my company logo.

Deidre Gray said...

Yes it truly was a labor of love :) They are beautiful and I can't wait until the event !!!

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Pearls Of Wisdom, LLC said...

Absolutely {LUV} the invites!!
They are fantastic!!
Congrats on your upcoming event!
See you at the next one :D

Isis said...

Thank you ladies. While the experience was interesting to say the least, I love the end result!

Kelly, it can be done. Pick something you love and go for it...in the end you'll be so happy you did.

Katasha, are you serious? I love that paper!

hizrarejewl said...

even though I can't attend, I'm still going to save the invitation lol

mas@elegantengagements.com said...

Hope you have a very happy birthday party - the invites are gorgeous!