Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wedding Invitations

As this is my first blog entry, so please bear with me as I learn these ropes.

I just finished a 4 month project in making my step-daughter's wedding invitations.  They were very time consuming - but I couldn't be happier and better yet, so is the bride.

The first photo is the invitation and inserts going to the guests invited to the ceremony and reception.  I spent a few weeks making mock-ups to show the bride-to and groom-to-be.  When I came up with the tuxedo style - I knew this it was it!

This next photo is the front of just this invitation.  The belly-band states the name of the guest being invited.  We went this route instead of doing the double envelope. 

This photo shows the back of the invitation with a photo of part of the downtown skyline of Kansas City, MO.  The venue the couple has chosen is in the area of the new Power and Light District and the reception area has very large windows overlooking the skyline. 

This is the invitation without the jacket and belly band.  The hearts were die cut with a Sizzix die and the embossed white paper was also done with a Sizzix die.  As you note the bottom says "Please join us as two hearts become one" and then the two hearts above.  (Not everyone gets it). 

This photo shows the card open with the one heart at the top.  (You get it?) 

This in the inside of the invitation with the wording to their ceremony and reception.

This photo is of the invitation sent to guests invited to the reception only.

Here you can see the wording on this invitation.

The inserts for all invitations  are:


Venue and directions

Hotel blocks and other hotel information

I would really like to thank my wonderful husband Eddie, as he waited in JoAnn's parking lot on many occasions and would come home from work and make dinner. 


  1. Absolutely wonderful....those are the most beautiful and totally unique invitations, she has to be so happy over these....dare I ask, how many did you make???

  2. Welcome to blogland Marla!
    Those invitations are amazing! I love the modern look they have. You made a great work!!!

  3. Thank you for the great comments. I made 110 of the tuxedo style and 100 of the other. Mandy (my step-daughter is elated seeing the blog. She says "My invitations will be famous!"

  4. Wow...what a labor of love...these are fantastic.

  5. Wow what a fantastic debut to blogland - these invitations are stunning. What a lucky step daughter.

    Beccy x

  6. Hiya Hun - just popped over to say dont worry about linking as long as you popped over to Nana Vics by clicking on the link in my post and leaving her a message I will still include you -but looks like you managed it.

    Take care and good luck winner will be announced tomorrow.

    Beccy x

  7. These are absolutely great! love em! your step daughter is a lucky girl!

  8. Wow Marla, your project of creating these invitation was a massive task but boy oh boy the result is incredible. You should be very very proud of these as your design is excellent and so modern. I adore the idea of 2 hearts becoming one (yep I get it). Beautiful work and I'm sure that these invitations will be remembered long after the wedding is over.
    Welcome to blogland hun, I will pop back whenever I can to see what your up to. I've enjoyed browsing through your other posts and admiring your creations. *Hugs*

  9. Wow Marla, they are beatiful, you did a wonderful job on them. Lucky step-daughter. can hardly wait to see the next ones.

  10. Oh Marla!!! These are out of this world!!! Stunning and absolutely unique. I love the design, and the idea of putting the names of the guests on each individual invitation is really, really good. I'll remember that when I start to make the invitations for our elder son's wedding. No date has been set yet, so I have no need to panic!!! .......YET!!! LOL ;o)

    Love Joan xx

  11. Hi Marla, this is just amazing work, so many elements that I'm speachless :)
    I guess that the couple is very satisfied with this :)
    Thank you so much for your kind words :)
    Wish you a nice creative week :)
    Hugs Lill

  12. Great job on the invites, Marla! Congratulations!