I promised a full progress report. Because so many things have been going on I am breaking the posts up! I did my best to take some photos yesterday, but we had a full day of rain and they didn't turn out as well as I would have liked. I'll share anyway...and take better photos when the weather permits!! (some of the pictures are really poor because I took them with my phone!!)
Today I'm excited to share some photos of our invitation process!
Our invites were a tremendous hit. Although they were tedious and a pain to put together, I wouldn't have done it any differently. Here is the invite I designed in Photoshop using several free fonts:
Then we printed them on kraft paper, using a laser printer. I love the texture!! I also used some white textured cardstock to keep it clean and bright. For the envelopes we sewed on glassine bakery bags and sealed them with pretty washi paper tape. I found a 1925 map of downtown Seattle in a map shop at Pike's market and used that for our accomodations/map card. We also printed our photos on business cards using MOO.com. They turned out amazing!!!! We put 9 different images on the cards (you can choose up to 50), and the red heart photo on the back of each. It was an inexpensive way to get really high quality prints!!
I used the sewing machine to perforate the RSVP cards. We printed stripes on the back of each card to carry the theme through, and used baker's twine and a button to tie them all together