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Vintage Inspired Wedding Invitations

It has been a long time since my last post….I’ve been very busy with a new job that keeps me from blogging (boo!).  So needless to say, this post is way overdue.  

I returned to Alder Manor right after our honeymoon to pick up a few items we left behind.  I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to take some more photos of our invitations!  I hope to put these images up on my website soon…I hope it won’t take another 6 months!

The inspiration for my invitations was really the venue (Alder Manor) with a dash of 1920s Art Nouveau.  I know the roaring 20s is pretty popular these days, so I wanted them to be 20s but not so 20s.  One thing that I didn’t want my wedding to be was “trendy”.  I tried to go more towards “timeless”.  

I letter-pressed pretty much everything (which the help of my slave, Tim).  To save money, I printed the Save the Dates and programs from my home printer.  I used a gold metallic ink for my letter-pressed goods and hand-glued decorative paper on the back of each invitation.  Then I used craft paper to make envelope liners and belly bands!

The process took quite a long time.  I even hand-sewed all of the programs together, tea stained the lavender bags and stamped each one too!  My slave was very helpful throughout the whole process.  Not many people can trust their husbands with these sorts of tasks.  But Tim is very good at being precise and accurate…and I’m sure he appreciates me calling him my slave!

Take a look at the rest of the photos and let me know what you think!  Let me know if you would like anything for your wedding/bat-mitzvah/baby shower/tumbling class!

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