andreas wedding diy invitations

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Andrea’s Wedding: DIY Invitations

After seeing Joanna Goddard’s wedding program, complete with illustration of her and her husband, my sister knew she wanted something similar for her own invitations – all five of them. (small wedding, remember?) So we perused more of Rifle Paper Co.’s portfolio and pulled a few other inspiration images.

INSPIRATION 1

INSPIRATION 2


INSPIRATION 3

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First thing I did was get to work in Adobe Illustrator – drawing up a rendering of Andrea and Paul. I also drew an illustration of a map of Lake Michigan with Chicago (Andrea’s home town) and Grand Rapids (Paul’s home town) marked, and an X noting the spot half-way between the two cities, where they’ll be married. Went to town in Photoshop, headed to Michael’s Craft Store to pick up some pretty paper, and voila!

It has a very natural, beachy feel to it complete with raffia and letterpress stamped envelope. You may remember I used an “A” initial on Andrea’s shower invitations. Now I used a “D” for their last name.

Did all the cutting and pasting while watching Bones, which I am very. very. obsessed with. I blame you, Netflix Watch Instantly. Thank GOODNESS there were only 5 invites that needed to be made.


I think it perfectly captures the feel of the wedding. And of Andrea and Paul.

(click on images to zoom)

20 comments:


  1. Those are seriously amazing! Love, love, love. So creative. I'm going to have to check out Adobe Illustrator and play around.

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  2. OH.MY.GOD. ALAINA!!!!!! These are INCREDIBLE!!!!!!! Like seriously amazing, you are super talented and your sissy is super lucky to be related to you and get unlimited access to these mad skillz.

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  3. Wow! Amazing! Want to be my sister?

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  4. absolutely adorable, i love how they came out!

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  5. Holy F! They look amazing!! Hmmmm….would you like to do mine too?? haha

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  6. And you did them, how special are they!?! Amazing work Alaina!!!

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  7. This is beyond cute and seems like perfect for your wedding! Awesome job! 🙂

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  8. They are perfect! Andrea described them to me, but I just love getting to see the final product. Great work!

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  9. These are gorgeous – well done. We also had an illustration made for our invites which we screenprinted on wood! They were featured on green wedding shoes – soo cooool! Congrats to your sister – she's lucky to have a sis like you 🙂

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  10. They really look great! Your sister is so lucky to have you help her plan her big day!

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  11. Alaina,
    They are amazing. You should start selling invitations on Etsy.

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  12. wow! these are so good & look awesome! you're soooooooo creative – your sister is so lucky!

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  13. What a BRILLIANT idea! total creativity. I love it

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  14. Fabulous!! I am hosting a CSN Giveaway so do stop by, and if you can please spread the word. Thanks a ton Anu

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  15. So creative. I love it! You really captured the couple perfectly!

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  16. These are so precious; I'm in love with the concept and the final product!

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  17. whoa! those are amazing! i love them, and i love all the hard work and thought that you put into it too. very nice! 🙂

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  18. Lovely! I'm sure your sister adores these!

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