Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Engagement party invitations

Wow, a whole month has passed since I last published a post on this blog. I suppose I have been super busy, but still…
Anyway, we finally crossed a big job off our to do list. The engagement party invitations are done.
Harry and I spent the weekend printing, cutting, folding, stamping, punching, tying and sticking and this was the end result.
I stole borrowed the idea for the origami heart invitations from Eat Drink ChicI changed the design slightly so that I could make bigger hearts out of an A4 page and so that the centre of the invitations wouldn’t have a fold down the middle, giving us more space to print the details.
We used linen paper in ivory from Cristina Re. The stamps on the front of the envelopes are from the ‘Love Mail’ collection from kikki.K and the stamps inside the invitation were bought on Etsy.
We wanted to print a sweet message on the front of the invitations, but the printer margins were making it difficult, so instead we decorated them with Japanese washi tape in three different Parisian designs.
Then we spent Sunday evening hand delivering them. They received lots of compliments and very confused faces trying to figure out how to open them (I guess my tiny little arrows weren’t obvious enough).
It was a big job, but we were very happy with the end result and you can tell a lot of time and love went into the making of these beauties. Thanks to Eat Drink Chic for the inspiration.
You might be wondering, why all the Parisian motifs. The font is small, but maybe you can make out the details in the third image above. That’s right, we’re moving to France… and these invitations were our announcement to our extended friends and family (those close to us have known for a little while). We’ll be living in France for up to 12 months and or engagement party will also be our bon voyage party.
P.S. Please excuse the photo quality. I couldn’t find the camera battery charger, so these were taken with Harry’s phone.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your cute announcements as well as your upcoming move! As you know, I'm just finishing up three months of living in Paris. If you want any tips, let me know. Bon Chance!