Happy Valentine’s Day peeps! Love is in the air. Well it would be, but I
fell flew like superman across an intersection the other day, so life pretty much sucks right now. The last time I felt this crappy on Valentine’s Day, Miguel pulled a ring out of his pocket and my cold was miraculously cured. I’ve asked him to do it again….
But that bring us to today’s post: book theme wedding invites! A couple of years before the wedding, I had been taking graphic design classes and making random cards for my friends. Then I started to dream about being a wedding invite designer and in my head I thought that would be the best job ever. I still do, btw. So, 2 years ago today Miguel proposed and pretty soon my dream came true: I was designing wedding invites! MINE! haha yes, I was also happily in lurve and couldn’t wait to say I do. But still. Invites. Yes!
I’ve mentioned before that I’m a book lover/book hoarder and I’ve always thought that a romance novel would be a great theme. Romance novels kinda evolved into just plain old books, and then libraries and typewriters and then pretty soon anything ”book” related.
So here are the invites… I made 3 “chapters” or pages for each part of the invite. The first, Chapter One-The Wedding, was the formal wedding invite with all the details about the ceremony. Chapter Two-The Celebration detailed the reception and Chapter Three- The Response, was the rsvp card.
I wanted each page to look like it was printed on top of a real book page. At first, I was just going to use real text from a real book or story but then I thought, why not just write something? I wasn’t going to write a whole story just words, but I couldn’t bring myself to just write random words. So it is an actual story. A fairy tale to be exact. I was watching Once Upon a Time as I wrote it so that was pretty much the inspiration. That and that movie Stardust.
I tied everything together with a ribbon threaded through a book mark. I got the idea from this invite, which I absolutely adore. And I bought a custom return address stamp that looked like typewriter keys from 2impress on Etsy.
Then because I couldn’t stop there, I used the same template to create a Mad Lib and a Quiz for the reception.
But that wasn’t it! I also made table numbers and glued them onto books. I bought some books from library yard sales, but most of them were books that I already owned.
And done. Sorta.–there was actually more signs and more book pages things I made. I don’t know how I actually made anything, just writing about it is making me tired. Anyways, Hope you all enjoy your V-day. xxxx