Thursday, 13 May 2010

My Labour of Love

Our Invitations are done....and I am relived!


They had become a real labour of love for me.....

...I wanted them to be fun and reflect us as a couple. I started to collect paper, luggage labels, and stamps back in January when a lot of items were on sale after Christmas...paper is a slight weakness of mine and I C.A.N.N.O.T miss a bargain, especially as paper is so expensive.



These are for the address labels for the envelopes....this map paper was found on our recent trip to Amsterdam, and set the theme for the invites....I added a hand detailed sticky label and wrote on the address. I then attached them on the envelope with sticky back plastic; to protect them while cruising Europe!

I challenged my Mum to draw the front of the invites....mammoths, Scottie dogs and bunting was the 3 things that we wanted in it....a tough task!! But we adored what she came up with......




And with the Wonderful Dutchman's gift....my dinky sewing machine, I then sewed screen printed vellum inside....bless my machine, she is dinky but she managed it like a pro!



The brown envelopes contain our wish....to go on honeymoon....we have never had a holiday that has not been in Holland....the sun and sand is calling our names!!


A labour of Love....but included in each invite is love and a wish.....and the chance to see the start of our beautiful journey.....it was worth every paper cut!

11 comments:

Debs Ivelja Photography said...

wow wow wow. wow.
these are amazing! I'll say it again... Amazing!!

Emma said...

THANK YOU Debs!! That means alot coming from a lady with such a creative eye! x

Claire said...

These are gorgeous, lovely and individual. And your mum's artwork is fab, she's so creative & getting mammoths, yorkshire terriers & bunting to work in the design is an accomplishment... looks really fantastic!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Emma, your invitations are the best I have ever seen. Your mum did an amazing job pulling all of the details together. I see where you get your gift!!

So the big day is in September?

love ya!!

becky

hannah said...

I love the 'our wish' idea and want to do something similar. Can I be cheeky and ask what wording you used on the tag, I'm really struggling :/

Emma said...

Hi Hannah,
Our wish said;
"We would love it if you could help us fulfil one of our dreams...
...TO GO ON HONEYMOON!!....
~If you can help us achieve this, there will be a piggy bank at the wedding ~ THANK YOU X"

I hope that helps with your struggle, i understand how important it is to word it...asking for money is always a tough one...but to be honest everyone completely understood...who needs another kettle or ironing board these days??!!
Good luck i would love to see the results when your done...email me xxx

kirsty said...

Hey,

I love all your wedding bits n bobs, just recieved my cavallini stamps in the post today for the 'save the date' cards. they are exactly what i had dreamed up.

can i be cheeky and ask where you found envelopes for them. i noticed you used some in your "our wish" cards? struggling to find ones to fit?

keep up the good work!

Emma said...

Hi Kirsty.... I envelopes were from whsmiths or sussex stationers...i think you can find them in most good stationers shops though.....I think they are pay envelopes.....i think i should start a stationers myself....would make a bucket out of you gorgeous ladies and your wonderful invitations!! ;)
Good Luck....ask if you need anymore help xxx

kirsty said...

hey Emma Thanks i will get hunting.

can I also ask where you found your pretty vellum you used inside your invited cant find any nice ones?

thanks again

Kirsty

Emma said...

Hi Kirsty,

I got the vellum in a sale from a brighton craft shop....im unsure on the make of it....sorry i cant help you with this one....

Good Luck, Emma xxx

Ecila said...

Those wedding invites are amazing. You are very talented.

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