The Mister and I made our nuptials all sorts of official when we mailed our save-the-dates to our beloved family and friends on Monday. Seven months from now, we're tying the knot directly across the street from our current home
in a vintage inspired wedding. Our concept blends a rustic feel with vintage inspired ideas mixed with a little K+P personality.
We plan on pouring the love into our big day with handmade projects and personal touches. Our save-the-dates mark our first handmade DIY attempt and we couldn't be happier with the results. The Mister did the graphic design which was inspired by these engagement announcements
I found on Pinterest
. The idea was so simple and personal and right up our alley.
On the back, we incorporated an image from a vintage postcard
I stumbled upon while shopping at one of my favorite antiques spots
. It was too fitting to pass up. Then, we got to stamping!
I found a simple heart punch
and pretty envelopes
at my local Paper Source and got creative with some antique lace I found at a local antiques store
. The idea was to add a simple and tactile detail to the envelope. Of course, this "simple" detail led to another creative element, the envelope liners.
Gluing the lace to the back of the envelope left an unsightly piece of fabric for everyone to see once the envelope is opened and I just couldn't bear having such a pretty detail lessened by an unsightly inside. So...we (I) decided to make envelope liners from some decorative paper I had in my office.
This turned out to be the most labor intensive part of the project, but also one of my favorites. The paper was so dynamic and colorful and it really added some color and interest. Totally worth it. Now.
I decided to use a custom stamp for our return address and found this stamp set
via one of my favorite DIY brides and blogger, Chelsea Costa, of Lovely Indeed
. The Mister assembled the letters after losing the microscopic letters several times. Apparently, tweezers and big hands don't mix well.
While on the hunt for my stamp set, I lazily wandered into the Martha Stewart section
of the Staples and found these lovely Kraft Labels
which I decorated and addressed by hand.
It was so fulfilling to see these come together and I love how the creative process evolves in unexpected ways. We were really pleased with our handmade efforts and I think our loved ones are too, at least that's what their text messages say. I'm looking forward to sharing the rest of the planning process with you here. I'll be posting as I finish each project. Stay tuned!