4.3.09

the invites...a work in progress

I've been working on invitations as of late. I originally fell in love with the 'handwritten' invite featured in the MS Weddings a few months back.


And then found this great suite at Mr. Boddington's Studio:
I have a few design options laid out - but as of right now, this one feels the most 'US'. All the navy 'handwriting' will be embossed (since letterpress is not in our budget), and the edges of the pieces will be a bright yellow. This invite was inspired by a combination of elements from ChereeBerryand Linda & Harriett.

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What do you guys think? Too informal? According to our etiquette adviser, Ms. Emily Post, a handwritten invite is the most formal of all invitations. Do you think this form of handwriting applies?

9 comments:

Marianne said...

Oh my heavens, these are fantastic! I don't think they are too informal - they're classy with a touch of whimsy.

Mo said...

I think they look great! Is that your handwriting?

Marie said...

I love them, especially the menu choices! And definitely not too informal.

Cyd said...

Chelsey, I LOVE these! I love how the designs carry over to the back of the cards and the handwriting font is so cute. I can't wait to see photos of the real deal!

Mrs. Pea said...

I LOVE these invitations! I think they are very formal and so so fun! My invitations took me forever to decide on and i'm sure if I would have seen these before I finalized them I just might have copied you a little! :) kidding kidding but it really is awesome!

jessica lynn said...

oh. my. goodness! they are beyond amazing. seriously. would you mind if i featured them on my blog penned & pretty!? (http://pennedandpretty.blogspot.com)

seersuckerandcashmere said...

@Jessica Lynn: Of course!

jessica lynn said...

oh my goodness! did you make these yourself? i would love to blog about them but i dont want to say that you designed them yourself if there is someone else that I should give credit to. Just let me know!

Sarah said...

I love these invites! So cute! And congratulations on becoming a bee! How exciting.

Just wanted to mention that courtesy is spelled wrong on the information card. Didn't want it to slip by unnoticed.

Take care & I look forward to seeing you on weddingbee!

sarah