And this was one of those times.
My precious dad turned 75 in May. He's a super duper cool guy. Handy in the trades like electrical, plumbing, carpentry, etc. And smart as a whip, too. If you need advice, it's there for the asking, and it's always been spot on.
We're so blessed that my dad has been given a second chance at love! He is getting married this coming Saturday, and I had the honor of creating the wedding invites! Lots of people ask me if I'm okay with it. And I am. I couldn't be happier for the two of them. I think my dad has a case of the perma-smiles. They're a fun pair, and it warms my heart to the brim to see them both so happy.
Here's a picture of the fabulous couple.
What did I tell you about my dad's perma-smile! It's so great!
I naturally performed a search on Pinterest for "wedding invitations," and I shamelessly copied an idea that seemed to be a perfect fit for Dad and Marlene. A bit of masculinity with the western font for Dad, and a touch of femininity in a shade of blue, Marlene's favorite color.
They were also after a more casual feel, so I accomplished that by avoiding highly formal text like, "The honour of your presence is requested . . . " and "October Twentieth, Two-thousand-and-twelve at five-o'clock in the evening."
The Bon Appetit Digital kit was my go-to for the art. I love how the versatility of the digital stamps helped me make something other than a scrapbook page!
The papers were a combination of Serenity Light Blue, White, and Versailles Denim Text Weight. I liked using the text weight paper for matting so that it didn't add weight to the invite. The final touch was to stamp the outside of the invite envelope and reply envelope with the Bon Appetit UM swirl images and CS® Sapphire ink. It really gave the envies a custom look!
I also used these cool digital hand inked edges to warm up the background without having to do it by hand on each invitation. Those things are SO cool!
Now . . . off to go make a matching guestbook for the reception! Isn't this exciting?