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I have been meaning to put this post together for what seems like forever! Or.. for at least the last 7 months. I said “I Do” to my hubby on September 15, 2018 and we had the most magical wedding. My favorite part, besides marrying my best friend, was designing my wedding decor and stationery. I was thriving in that environment! For some brides that might be the last thing they want to think about–enter awesome and talented wedding planners to save the day. For me, it was game on from the moment Brian popped the question.
This was probably the most stressful but most fun part of planning our big day. I am a certified perfectionist and and creating our invites was quite the challenge for me as I could not settle on designs or scripts for the life of me. But once I did, I was so happy and excited for these beautiful pieces of paper with my heart and soul poured into every detail to hit the mailboxes of our guests.
We choose to letterpress our invitations, which was a must-have for me. And because I always have to be a little extra, Brian and I actually letterpressed our invitations ourselves. After a class at Igloo Letterpress in Columbus, I fell in love and so did Brian. Allison, the owner at Igloo, spent so much time teaching us about Letterpress and invited us to come back to print our invitations ourselves. Sold! Being able to say that I not only designed our invitations, but Brian and I also physically printed them ourselves is something that I will always cherish.
Knowing that our invitations would be printed via letterpress, I wanted to incorporate details that would really stand out with that print method. Our details card featured a sketch of our venue, The Old Courthouse, which I used ProCreate on my iPad to create. Boy did it pop! I’m planning to get that venue design printed again in a larger size to frame in our home.
Since we had details in the venue, as well as my custom script, I wanted the remaining text to be simple. I also chose to only use one ink color throughout the suite, which to be honest was due to having to stick within budget, but I also wanted the invites to be really simple and let the custom script and venue design stand out.
To top off the suite, I designed a custom stamp which featured a floral arrangement and our initials. I painted the floral image with watercolor and scanned the design into Photoshop to create the image for the stamp. I love how even the stamps showcased my custom design.
We had beautiful wax seals made by Nickole at Green House Wax Seals which just pulled everything together beautifully.