modern/vintage diy wedding invitations

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One of the things I was most looking forward to as part of the planning for our upcoming wedding was definitely the invitations! I love being crafty with paper, colour, textures and fonts and as such this is one of the elements that I put the most work into. Now I’m not a photoshop or Indesign pro (I wish I was) so I ordered a pre-designed, and edited with our info digital download of the invitation and RSVP postcard from Cooper Jane Design on Etsy. I then got them printed and put them each together myself, (with help from my talented fiance of course). I created a simple detail sheet to go with the invitation that provided more information for our guests.

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brown paper packages tied up with strings

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If you, like me, grew up watching Julie Andrews win over the hearts of the Von Trapp family through song and dance, then you also have probably always had a special place in your heart for bright copper kettles, and warm woolen mittens.  Today I received one of  ‘my favourite things’ in the mail, and just had to share how wonderfully joyful it made me.  It doesn’t matter what’s inside a brown paper package tied up with stings, it’s the simple gesture of the sender taking care to wrap and tie up an item in such a thoughtful and beautiful way, that especially in this day and age, makes all the difference.  They say presentation matters and I wholeheartedly agree.  I always try to bring a little something extra to the wrapping and packaging of gifts, and hope that it is appreciated by the receiver as much as I appreciate receiving such things. Continue reading