Sunday, April 29, 2012

I've Had Better Ideas...

I've been working on addressing my invitations, and it's a pain in the butt. Still, I like thinking that I spent at least 10 minutes working on each of the invitations that I send out. I spend the time creating each letter and worrying over how they look. I spend my free time doing something, however small, for all of the people who have supported Jake and me and helped to shape the people we are, for which I am thankful. It's worth it to do this small thing for all of my guests, and I hope they enjoy it! I'm definitely getting back into the swing of calligraphy. I was a little shaky at first, but each invite looks better than the last. I finally finished 20! Only 136 to go! :-)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Ok, I'm back already. I just kept thinking how hard it is to see what's in the image of those sweatshirts, and I wanted to post a closer view. So, here they are:

Still at It! Invites and Apparel Design

Hi, all! I'm so sorry I've been remiss in my posting. Planning has continued, we've checked some items off of our ever-expanding to-do list, and now I'll tell you about a few things!

First of all, I finally got my invitations printed! I'm not going to lie, I'm incredibly proud of the way my design came out. I'd brag a little, but I'll just show you the pictures and let you make up your own mind! Sorry about the glare on the pictures, the invites are surprisingly shiny!

These are all the pieces. The smaller ones are two-sided: the black on the front and the brown on the back.   Taking this picture with the flash off, believe it or not, provided the most visible results.

Here is what the invites look like all assembled. I'm enamored with the envelopes Mom and I picked out! Now, if only they'd address themselves.... I MAY have bitten off more than I can chew deciding to calligraphy all of them myself.

Now that you've seen the invites, let me show you the less concrete things I've been working on tonight! I'm designing the apparel for the wedding party to wear on the day-of while getting ready. I tried to coordinate them somewhat with the invites. Here's what I've got so far:

I sort of feel like, at this point, everyone else's is cooler than mine! Well, we can't have that. I'm the BRIDE, for goodness' sake! I'm thinking I may have to make the diamond part of the ring entirely out of bling. Now THAT would be fabulous! These are a little difficult to see, so I may upload close-up pics of each shirt later. Anyway, hope you like them!