Wedding Paper Goods | Invitation

Now that I’ve been married for four months (!!!), I figured it was about time I post about all the paper goods I created/designed for the wedding.

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I hemmed and hawed for a while over whether or not to use my given name or my nickname for the invitations, and I finally decided to use my nickname (Gina) since that’s what the majority of the attendees know me as. For the design, I hand lettered the majority of the text, and typeset everything else in Futura for a nice contrasting combination.

Everything was screen printed at Sediment Press in Alexandria, VA on Paper Source papers. All the pieces were then hand-assembled by me, including the envelope liners. For the return address stamp, I had a custom stamp designed (via RubberStamps.net) that I also hand lettered, and then each enveloped was stamped and heat embossed with clear embossing powder, to mimic the appearance of screen printing.

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Photo by Angelika Johns Photography, http://www.angelikajohnsphotography.com

I’m so, so happy with how the invitations turned out. They were most definitely a labor of love—I redid the lettering, I mocked up the papers, all multiple times.

The rest of the wedding paper goods to come!

Handmade Bridesmaids Cards

I am getting married next year, and wanted to do something special to ask five of my good friends to be my bridesmaids. I decided to make hand lettered cards with a small gift that fits with the colors and accents of our upcoming wedding.

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Cards: Paper Source in Mint
Envelopes: Paper Source in Coral
Glassine bags: Paper Source
Rings: SeoulLittle

I’m so happy with how these turned out, and my friends loved them. On the back of each card was a customized note, and the rings were sized for each person.

Coral and mint (and peach) are our wedding colors, and ampersands will be a reoccuring accent in the decor, so these worked well to start setting up the ‘theme’ of the wedding (although I’m not crazy about saying we have a ‘theme’—it’s more just things we like that represent us).

First DIY wedding project complete!