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Monday, September 12, 2011

Hand Silk Screened Handkerchief Wedding Invitations

An invite sets the tone for a wedding.  It gives guests a heads up on what kind of day the bride envisions.  A fancy black tie event or a casual backyard BBQ,  the invite should say it all.  
My beautiful friend Holly is having a November wedding on a farm in Winters, CA.  Her vision is lace and wildflowers, folk music, country relaxed yet sophisticated.  Can't you just picture it?  I can.  I thought a silk screened handkerchief wrapped in lace would set her vision into motion.  I was inspired by one of my favorite invitation sites Bird And Banner.  They are an upscale invitation boutique that charges thousands and thousands for their creations.  I made Holly's for a bit less ;)

I thought Holly's country theme would be best presented with a mix matched, eclectic group of fabrics and papers that somehow came together in complete harmony.  I hope when you look at this invite you envision wine, artisan cheese and country breads set out on barrels of hey, lace runners down rugged farm tables stacked with mason jars full of wildflowers and candles.  Envision paper lanterns hanging from oak trees and a cozy fire raging in an open pit near by.  This is what the invite should read.

I asked Holly for a picture of her and her hubby-to-be to make RSVP postcards from.  I antiqued, cropped and added a bit of script in photoshop and then printed on watercolor paper, to give the photo a rustic touch.  I printed all of Holly's information about the farm, directions and where to stay on separate pieces of card stock in coordinating colors.  Then, I lined a 5x7 chocolate brown mailer box from paper-source with a piece of floral print fabric like what you see in the above photo. 
 Here I am hand silk screening 75+ handkerchiefs on my Yudu machine by provocraft.  I think they turned out great!
 Holly addressed all the boxes with a cute little label.  I love how she used lots of mixed stamps in different amounts!  So colorful and fun! It just adds so much character.  Love them!  Love them!