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Handmade wedding stationery from a TNWC bride-to-be printed onto ellie poo paper

Charlie

Ellie poo paper handmade wedding stationery

One of the nicest parts of running my own business is that I get the loveliest emails from brides-to-be and couples planning their wedding.  Sometimes you even send me pictures of the sweet items you’ve been making, often inspired by things I made for my own wedding.  Today one such bride-to-be has been kind enough to share her handmade wedding invitations – and the all important details on how she made them – that were inspired by my own handmade wedding stationery.

Becky was kind enough to detail down how she made each part of her wedding stationery and included some of the websites where she bought supplies from.  Over to Becky to tell you about how she made her handmade wedding stationery…

The Invitations

Our wedding reception is taking place in a tipi in a field on our friends’ farm which is overlooked by the forest where Tom proposed, so we wanted the stationery to reflect this natural and beautiful setting that is so special to us.

I found a previous post on The Natural Wedding Company blog where someone had used card made out of elephant poo for their invites, which I loved the idea of, so I ordered some of the paper from The Green Stationery Company with matching envelopes.

Ellie poo paper wedding invitation

For the text, I downloaded three free fonts from DaFont, including one called ‘UglyQua’ for the title text and one called ‘ParmaPetite’ for the main body copy.  The hearts are a dingbat font called ‘MTF i heart Sketches’.

RSVP Tags

Brown luggage tag RSVPs

I ordered some plain brown luggage tags from The Green Stationery Company (again!) and printed the text using our home printer (with a little help from Tom!).  My sister had previously given me the ribbon which is by East of India as a gift (you can buy it from Amazon) and it was just luck really that it matched the invites.  The string and recycled envelopes are also from Amazon.

Photobooth Style Date Reminders

Becky and Tom were inspired by these photobooth wedding invitations previously featured on The Natural Wedding Company.

Photobooth save the date

We thought that these would be a nice little extra for our guests to receive and I’m so glad we did them because we’ve had a lot of lovely feedback about them.  Tom set up a digital camera using a Sat Nav holder attached to a window and we posed in front of a bed sheet (!) to make it look like we were in a photo booth.  It took us around 2 hours to finally get the photos we liked but it was well worth it and we had a lot of fun doing it.

A big thanks to Becky for sharing her handmade wedding stationery with everyone – if you’ve made invitations or save the dates inspired by an idea you’ve seen here on The Natural Wedding Company blog, do drop me an email with some details and pictures to charlie@thenaturalweddingcompany.co.uk.

Comments

Leah on 25. June, 2014

Hi Becky, these are lovely invites!! I am hoping to do something similar with the luggage tags but cannot figure out how to print on the luggage tags with my home printer, any suggestions??

Thanks

Kathy on 4. July, 2014

I am in same boat Leah can’t figure out how to print on luggage tag!! Would love some suggestions?

Charlie

CharlieB on 8. July, 2014

Hi Kathy, I’ve never tried printing on a luggage tag myself (it sounds too difficult!) so if it were me, I think I would print out onto the card and then cut out the luggage labels myself. Then I’d punch a hole and stick on those hole reinforcers to make them look more authentic. My other suggestions would be to print onto clear labels and then stick them onto luggage labels, but you’d obviously still be able to see it was printed onto a label and for that reason, I’d personally go with my previous suggestion. Hope that helps xXx

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