We were so enamored of our engagement rings that we took this photo with them:
|Yes, we both wore engagement rings|
Once we had our date nailed down and our "elegant, coastal New England" theme running through our minds we started chatting with friends about plans. Over a fantastic, red wine fueled dinner our uber-creative friend Jon offered to DIY our stationary as his wedding gift. All of it. Needless to say, I jumped at the offer. We gave him a few ideas based on our theme and a couple of weeks later we had these lovely postcards combining our photo from the beach with Jon's design skills.
|Save the Date postcard|
Meanwhile I researched printing and cardstock. We finally settled on using paper products from Cards & Pockets which has an incredible selection of elegant and luxe looking DIY and semi-DIY paper products.
I adore the look of pocketfold invitations. Love. Love. Love pocketfold invitations. I knew immediately we would base the invitations on the 5x7 Signature Pocketfold card in a beautiful metallic champagne shade. We used creampuff colored cardstock for the printing and accented with a lovely sky blue invitation mat and reply envelope. We also added a contrasting metallic sand colored belly band with a monogram. The monogram was the only item we had printed; everything else we printed at home. A long and tedious day was had by all printing, cutting and gluing the invites together. But in the end we had a stack of these lovlies:
|Invitation minus reply envelope|
|As sealed in envelopes|