Brianna and Greg are planning their New York wedding for the 4th of July in 2014! Although it’s a patriotic holiday, Brianna’s colors are black, silver, and dark purple. She recently requested a sample order from Emily’s Enchantments and so I gave her a couple of options to choose from – silver boxes or black boxes and purple rhinestone flat buckle or purple ribbon bow with rhinestone center. Her venue is at a contemporary, elegant hotel in Long Beach, NY and she is hoping her invitations will closely reflect her formal, upscale event. Here’s a peek at the samples we put together for her!
I’m LOVING this new bride who asked me to design a boxed wedding invitation for her Napa Valley Destination wedding! Her request was for something elegant, unique, and ties in her Napa Valley theme. This invitation suite incorporates original wine corks that she and her husband-to-be have collected together and feature the vineyard where her reception will take place. Taking into consideration her request for some ivory lace, crystals, blush shimmery pink, black glossy boxes and a mix of golden/browns…here is what I have put together so far as a design for her! Take a peek! 🙂
Who says DIY can’t be glamorous? 😉
After many trials and errors…I have finally made my first wedding invitation in a box! I fell in love with couture invitations online, but was not in love with the idea of paying someone to produce an invitation that I felt I could make myself. With my home printer, Microsoft Word fonts, shimmery card stock on sale at the local craft store, and decorative details from wholesalers online, I figured out my own boxed invitation formula.
My fellow crafters, it IS possible to do it yourself. You just have to be willing to hunt around and have some patience. This is NOT something you want to do if your wedding is right around the corner. I expect that this will take me a good 2 months to put 75 of these invitations together (since I work at SeraCare Life Sciences full time, and am currently getting my M.B.A.). Once you get the first one done, make sure you have all the dimensions written down – even the exact length of the ribbon you used. That way you can cut 75+ card stock squares, all at once, in the length and width you want, and get them done so much faster.
I will post a tutorial soon! I can’t believe I haven’t blogged in almost 2 months. It’s true that once you become a bride, things get very busy! Most of my past 6 weeks have been spent trying to get into beach shape and trying to devise the blueprint for an invitation that looked decent enough to share with you! Let me know what you think! I hope this inspires some of you crafty brides to take a crack at making boxed wedding invitations of your own!!
I’m hoping to seal them with a burgundy wax rose. But, I have to purchase a lighter and do a couple practice ones first before I try it on one….That will be a project for another day!