There’s more to being a bridesmaid than parading down the aisle with a pretty bouquet – bridesmaids play an important part in the lead up to the wedding, on hand to comfort, organise, multi-task and party! So last weekend, we (as bridesmaids of the bride-to-be) knuckled down for a full day of designing, creating and crafting invitations (with a glass or two of bubbly!)
The bride is getting married in the gorgeous region of the lake district, in outdoors summer wedding style! She is adorning her beautiful barn venue with mint blue, pastel pink and cream hues – a perfect palette for the summer season. Most of the style elements of the wedding will be DIY-ed as she wanted to really personalise her wedding and make it unique. She wanted her DIY invitations to match the colour palette and rustic theme, so we designed and created something that suited this style.
Using brown card, pastel pink acid-wash paper, laser cut hearts and blue paper roses, we created invitations that looked simple and pretty. Lace-effect scissors were perfect for edging the pink paper and we used a strong craft glue for everything, to ensure all was stuck on properly! The bride has a chalkboard theme within her wedding décor, which she wanted to incorporate into her invitations – we achieved this using black card and cream “Wedding Invitation” calligraphy stamps, to create a chalkboard effect. We personalised the invites using “K & R” stamps of the couple’s initials at the bottom, with a pearl heart in between. The word “love” was stamped onto the back of the invite and a white rose onto the envelope. The handwritten RSVP cards, simply mini luggage tags, were attached to the invites using rustic twine.