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Wedding Diary – Designed by us!

Dan, my partner, and I sat one Saturday night over a glass of vino and scribbled and sketched endless ideas. We didn’t want anything too formal, it had to be ‘very us’ and of course laser-cut. So we created our Garden Party unique wedding invitation.

I sketched out the design and we then played around with card swatches trying out different colour combinations.

I absolutely adore Manila paper and even gift wrap my presents in it adding white ribbons and tags, so using Manila card was a must really. We included in the design lots of little sentimental touches like our initials carved in the tree and hanging from the branches, the three bells at the church, our vintage tea-sets and of course the trees shaped into a heart.  (Which is no surprise to anyone that knows me; I love a heart or two!!)

I also wanted to try and make the invites look a little like bunting, so they are individual layers of card tied together with a little ribbon and sent in a gorgeous Manila wallet. The backs of the info cards and RSVP cards are printed with cute scatter polka dots in a beautiful shade of apricot blush.

The finishing touch was calligraphy addresses, in white Gouache,  which took an age but when they were all made they all looked so pretty I didn’t want to send them!

Our family and friends just love them and it’s so lovely to get their excited messages when they receive them. ‘Auntie Sally’ even wants to hang it on the wall!

Next it’s Bridesmaid dresses and my shoes! I’m having a nightmare finding anything I love, that’s not a traditional wedding shoe, but quirky and comfy to wear all day. Any ideas??!!

Sally-Ann x

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