In September, my dear friend (and college roommate) is getting married! I’m so utterly thrilled and overjoyed for her, and thrilled to be part of her big day! She’s asked me to be her Maid of Honor, or is it Matron of Honor…since I’m married? I prefer Maid, as I feel like “matron” screams “OLD LADY WITH CATS!” And while I do have cats (three, to be exact) and I do crochet quite a bit, I’m far from an old cat lady. Yes…far from it. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.
Anyways, back to the matter at hand. My friend, and her upcoming nuptials. She wants to do a lot of things herself, and I love all things crafty, so we’ve decided to put our heads together in order to come up with ways to be creative and crafty with the wedding! I offered to create her wedding invites, response cards, and direction/hotel cards, so I’ve been working hard on that. I want it to be a reflection of both their styles, as well as the overall vibe of the wedding. Both the bride and groom are incredibly laid back, not at all fussy, and really like mostly streamlined things. No frills and ruffles for these two! But, the bride did request a monogram, and that the monogram be a “tad swirly”…so I do get to add a little bit of “extra” to the invite, which is fun for me!
Her colors are browns and greens, very earthy and natural. Her dress is an ivory color, and our dresses (Maid of Honor and Bridesmaid dresses) are a lighter stone color with a darker, Mocha colored sash around the waist. We’ll be carrying ivory and green bouquets, to round off the outfits. The bride wants more of a rustic vibe, as her and her fiancé are big outdoors people, which is exciting to think about because I absolutely love when people incorporate outdoor elements into weddings! I think my biggest excitement, overall, is just that they are so incredibly happy and in love, and I’m so glad she’s found that! (Sigh, I’m such a sap.)
Here is my initial draft for the invites. It’s very rough, but lays out the placement of things. I’m thinking a lovely, cream linen cardstock for the invites, with the response cards in a lighter mocha color (similar to our dresses). I’ll have to see what is out there by way of paper, but I have no doubt I’ll be able to find something. I’m also toying with the idea of adding some more flourish details, though that might be a bit much for the bride and groom. I’ll have to play with it more, obviously, but so far I’m fairly pleased with how they’ve turned out! I really can’t wait to see them on the paper though, that will really tell me how they look once they’re printed and in my hands.
What do you think? Thoughts on adding the flourishes?