All the invitations are out now, and the big day is fast approaching! I've been waiting to show you these elegant invitations from the wedding I am doing in May. Kerri and Tim have been delightful to work with, and I have so enjoyed pulling together a wedding with their ideas, my experience, and our desire to create a beautiful and meaningful day that honors the Lord.
The invitations set the stage for the whole production, so we went all out, combining Kerri's themes of lace and peacock feathers with the formal black and white and pops of cobalt blue and kelly green. Do to the number of invitations needed and the time crunch, we started with the base card made in the My Digital Studio program using the Hello, Doily stamp brush set and creating our own monogram.
Once the digitally-created bases arrived from the My Digital Studio print services, I added a peacock feather and a cobalt blue organza bow to each card, using Mini Glue Dots. I wish the photos caught the iridescence and intensity of the colors in the peacock feather a little better. It was a real WOW!
Inside the invitation, I'd used the Delicate Doilies stamp brush set to add custom touches to the formal wording and continue with our lace theme (top photo). We also made reception cards to match. I love how simple and professional My Digital Studio made the entire process! It combined complete control over the design with professional-quality printing and guarantees, and all using Stampin' Up's wonderful art images and any font style we wanted. Plus, the files are stored for up to six months from the time of upload, so if more invitations are needed, they can be gotten in a hurry. I will definitely be steering future SOMH brides towards this option!
One final touch personalized the crisp white envelopes that our guests received in the mail... besides my own cursive, as I hand-addressed them myself due to special circumstances (did I mention I am a FULL-service wedding coordinator?) ...the groom's custom-made return address stamp was hand-stamped in kelly green ink to compliment the wedding colors.
We've gotten great feedback on these one-of-a-kind invitations! Be sure to visit SOMHS in May to see more pictures of how we worked this elegant peacock feather theme throughout the wedding day.
Update: At this point Weddings by Song of My Heart is only accepting personal friends, members of my church, and family members as wedding clients. Thank you for understanding.
GORGEOUS!!!! I bet you have so much fun doing weddings :) You're truly an inspiration to the rest of us!
Posted by: Jeni Szmyd | 04/11/2014 at 01:48 PM
These are gorgeous! How many did u make, and where did u get peacock feathers?
Posted by: Jeanne Moss | 04/13/2014 at 01:37 PM
Um…WOW! :D Those are AMAZING. Simple and elegant. Thanks for sharing part of the process with us. I cannot wait to see the rest of the pictures of finished parts and pieces of the wedding. Very nice job and thanks so much for sharing.
Posted by: Kristine John | 04/13/2014 at 07:44 PM
We made 300, which is why we went with My Digital Studio hybrid cards instead of totally handmade : )
I originally ordered peacock feathers from four locations to ensure that at least some of them would arrive in time. But honestly the best ones, the cleanest and the biggest centers, came from Oriental Trading. They were reasonably priced and the shipping was super fast. I was hesitant to order there because I was concerned about quality, but they were the best of all the ones I got, even the ones that came directly from China.
Posted by: Lyssa | 04/14/2014 at 08:07 AM