My friend Maria designed them. She's the same one who did the save the date magnets. She did such an amazing job.
The second page has the traditional sort of the parents of Lisa are so tickled pink that she's marrying Nick, son of his parents, at this time in this place and so on and so forth. Just written more formally and with more specific details than that. As you might expect.
And then the third page has location and hotels and such information.
Maria was very helpful with not only the design but with the kinds of things one says on a wedding invitation. And as for design, it makes me so happy. She sat down and thought about what might be very ME and then designed it.
Except for content, I really had no input, because I just plain liked her ideas from the start. She was all afraid I'd be like, "Can you move this and that and make this bigger and that smaller and I'd like my text to really sing!"
Not so much.
I bought cream colored silk ribbon, and fuchsia and orange embroidery thread for binding. I don't know which I like best. Unfortunately, I only took pictures of the fuchsia and cream. The orange, however, is the same as the fuchsia. Just orange. You get the idea.
We've got shocking orange envelopes (I think it's actually Orbit Orange at the envelope store) for the invitations, response cards, and thank you cards.
Also, I don't know if you have ever been in an A.C. Moore? I went for the first time on Saturday. It is like a palace of wonders.
Honestly, I could've spent all day in there. I wound up leaving with yards and yards of ribbon and thread and a packet of needles, plus a small bag of rhinestones. Because, when I accidentally turned down the rhinestone aisle, I had to restrain myself.
You may be someone who can walk by bags of rhinestones without getting all "pretty, shiny sparkly!" and reaching for them, but I am not.