Elegant English country garden party inspired handmade wedding stationery from Lucy Says I Do
For all of you embarking on the hunt for you wedding stationery, today’s post is bound to inspire you. We are joined again by the lovely Lucy from Lucy Says I Do, who has been sharing a number of guest blog posts all about the handmade elements of her own wedding (read all about her bridesmaids dresses, homegrown flowers, and antique wedding dress).
Lucy runs her own business (and one of our recommended suppliers) Lucy Says I Do, creating all kinds of beautiful wedding invitations, paper goods and gifts, so it’s pretty cool to hear about how she designed her own wedding stationery.
Over to Lucy to tell us all about it…
As with all of the inputs to our wedding, the invitations were a real labour of love! We wanted all our guests to be given a taster of what our day was about, what was important to us, and hopefully generate a little bit of anticipation for the big day!
The invitation sets were made up of a number of elements including: the wedding invitation, postcard style RSVP card, a keepsake map of the local area, and finally a little booklet with information about the weekend of the wedding and things to do in the area.
The map was placed inside a glassine bag and secured with washi tape, the booklet was sewn together using gold thread and finished off with 2 little tags, one had an icon from the wedding and the other the guest’s name(s).
The inspiration for the invitations was simple really, it was…us and our wedding! We designed a number of images and emblems that held strong meanings for us and our families as well as features from the local area and incorporated them with the print we designed for the bridesmaids dresses (see here for more information on our bridesmaids dresses).
Paul was heavily involved in the design process and drew a number of the elements and emblems as well as helping pull them altogether. There was so much meaning and thought put into their design, that when they were finished they weren’t just invitations, they had evolved to become a little story of us and our wedding.
Images: Lucy Says I Do
Blog post kindly reproduced with permission from Lucy Says I Do.
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