the first chapter: wedding invitations.

August 3, 2009
in october, my very best friend from college will be getting married. i am going to be one of her bridesmaids. the excitement is mounting.
 
you can only imagine my glee when i opened the invitation in the mail today. i must say, we have received some seriously gorgeous wedding invitations this spring and summer, but the do-it-yourself creativity of beth’s invitations are way too impressive not to share here.
 
both writers, beth and her soon-to-be husband, chris, have decided upon a literary theme of sorts for their wedding. everything you see here they did themselves–gluing, typing, and cutting included. the result could not be more lovely.stampgorgeous stamps.
address
beth’s incredible handwriting.seal
a picture-perfect seal.seal
bookmark reply cards.
library card
library card reminders.invite
and gorgeously hand-stamped invitations. fit for a library.invitation
amazing, no?

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17 Comments

  • Reply The Lil Bee August 3, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    This is really beautiful. Kudos to your friends for doing something one of a kind and bucking tradition. I can only imagine how amazing their wedding will be!

  • Reply cindy August 3, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    each piece is beautiful and with such a wonderful attention to detail. i especially love the library card reminder and the hand stamping. october is a wonderful month to be married, we were ;).

  • Reply Ali August 3, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Beyond amazing.

  • Reply Miss Amy O August 4, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Loveliness! the tabbed index card and typewriter font are a perfect detail.

  • Reply our little love nest August 4, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Those are truly gorgeous. I love it all. How creative are they!?! I so want to see what their wedding will be like now.xo

  • Reply Nicole Marie August 4, 2009 at 7:31 am

    so creative!

  • Reply Conversation Pieces August 4, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Wow, a lot of hard work must have gone into those – they're amazing 🙂

  • Reply knack August 4, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    so wonderful….love the library cards and the stamps! xo

  • Reply Same New Story August 4, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    wow! so beautiful and creative!

  • Reply Amy@OldSweetSong August 4, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Yay! My BF is getting married in October too! What a fun theme, I love the library cards.

  • Reply down and out chic August 4, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    these invitations are incredible and so creative! we received an invite yesterday and i remember thinking, "boring and i can't tell anything about who's getting married by this (except i guess i can)." anyway, i love expression through invites, it definitely sets the tone.

  • Reply cindy* August 4, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    these are amazing…i love the literary theme. i've been thinking of making the invites for our wedding, and this convinces me that, yes, i should. lovely!

  • Reply Amanda Nicole August 4, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Amazing indeed. I love the literary theme throughout, and oh, that library date stamp!

  • Reply Beth August 5, 2009 at 12:44 am

    Thanks everyone for the invite love! We had so much fun dreaming up and making these. And thanks Erin for capturing the details in the gorgeous photos…these are going in my wedding album!

  • Reply jasmine August 7, 2009 at 3:09 am

    totally amazing! i love getting mail with a seal on it!

  • Reply Lisa-Marie August 7, 2009 at 8:01 am

    Beautiful! I loved my own wedding invitations, but these put them to shame!

  • Reply mina August 7, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    these are unbelievable!

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