Friday, October 10, 2008

THE Invitations

Once upon a time, I promised you I'd show you pictures of my beautiful DIY wedding invitations. Please allow me to preface these photographs with the following information:

1) I think it ended up being more expensive to make these than it would have been to just order them. Who knows, I don't really care anymore. Whatever, I'm over it. ;)
2) The photographs are very poor quality. I am sorry. If you have a problem with it, you are more than welcome to buy me a nice new camera with all the bells and whistles.
3) If you can't tell already, I am a little irritable today. Forgive me. I was up until 1 am this morning RE-ADDRESSING alllllllllllllllllllll of my invitations. Why? Because after I spent the first 1o hours addressing them the first time, I realized that the invitations did not fit into the envelopes that were all ready and waiting to go. Hate me. No, seriously. I hated me.

Ok so here are the pics. I guess this is my version of Friday Photos (I refuse to spell Photos with an "F") I really hope that my attitude changes as the day goes by. Thanks for being my bloggy and real life friends, even when I'm a jerk :)
This is the front... it has navy blue velvet ribbon. tres yummy. It looks like it's off-center here, but I promise it is not. I am way too much of a perfectionist for that. Here's the inside. So pretty. Champagne metallic pocket folder, Sand metallic borders and font/typeface color, and clean white paper. If you look very closely, you can see the snowflake/medallion details. All design work is by the lovely talented Kate Reece. She did all the design work for THOSE CREATIVE WOMEN, too. Do you need a graphic designer? Kate is awesome and you should hire her. See all those papers behind my invite? Those are bills that are spread all over my kitchen island. They are my very own designerly version of scary Halloween decor. Here's another shot of the inside...
Here are all the "deets" up close and personal. You all are invited to the ceremony! Please come. I would love to see you there, and would love to see the photos you take! However, the reception is invite only. I'm sorry - I wish that I could sit down and have dinner and cake with all of you, but my mom and dad only have so much money to spend. And we're not going into debt over a WEDDING, people. Seriously. I mean c'mon. Really. (Whew, am I fiesty today, or what?)And finally, the uber exciting back... I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I have a busy one with wedding dresses and bridal portraits and dance classes. See y'all Monday!

18 comments:

Inspired Kara said...

These are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Simple, elegant, wonderful.

Imperfect said...

Love them! Kate's work is beautiful. We hand made ours too, but for us it really did turn out to be cheaper than buying them. I hope you have fun with your portraits this weekend. I really enjoyed taking mine!

Leah and Kyle said...

Lauren they are absolutely beautiful, I can't wait to see it in person!! Great job on them, I know that you are tired, but they are definitely worth it!!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

It was so fun that you could meet us for brunch. I still can't believe this happened to you, but you had such a great attitude....no one should believe for a minute that you didn't. They are BEAUTIFUL!! WOW!

mollyandmarshal said...

What, you mean you didn't WANT to re-address all those invitations? Slacker. They look GORGEOUS!!!! You did a great job, they seriously look professional! And I love the navy and sand colors together. Now you can check one more thing off your list! Have a great weekend!

Jennifer P. said...

oh my! those are sooooo pretty! simple and classy for sure! but somebody would have had to commit me by now if I'd tried to make them all!

You deserve to get a little grouchy girl :)

Sandy Toes said...

How nice..they are beautiful!
-Sandy Toes

Kimba said...

Oh Lauren, I am so sorry about your invitation debacle. But they really are beautiful. Just beautiful.

Thank you so much for coming to bruch yesterday! I can't believe you left work to come! You're awesome!

I was so excited to meet you and the other girls. You couldn't have been more sweet.

Kimba

Shane said...

Hi there! I found my way here via the Nester at Nesting Place. Absolutley beautiful and elegant invites. Best of luck on not losing your mind in the next 60 days. :)

a simple seeker said...

Lovely lady, your invitations are beautiful. Perfectly simple and clean. Cost and time aside, you've put together something that's enviable, love.

I miss your face. Really, miss.

Mommy said...

beatiful! It has been too long since I got married. I think I should renew our vows so I can start over with the wedding stuff...as if I don't have enough going on these days...

Queen Bean said...

Hi Lauren, I just discovered your blog today and I'm loving it! Deana

The Nester said...

Girl, I so feel for you with the readdressing. I hope your hand doesn't shrivel up and fall off.

What a pleasure it was to meet you! I cannot wait to get to chat even more in November. You are such a doll and have impecable impecible? great taste.

Your invitations are wonderful and were worth every second that was spent on them!

Loved meeting you and see you soon!

Sarah Mae said...

Wow, how creative and lovely! We made ours as well, but they were nothing like yours! I'm so excited for you and your wedding - and I don't even know you! :)

Imperfect said...

I have to say I'm a little jealous you got to hang out with such neat women. Maybe I should have stayed in Greensboro...?

Kendra said...

Got mine today. LOVE IT. So now we at least know the addresses (at least mine) are right. So as long as the stamps don't fall off...

nancy said...

They are soooooo beautiful ! Just like the bride!

Miss G said...

These invitations are BEAUTIFUL! I am soo sorry you had to readdress! Big bummer! Kelly