Thursday, August 5, 2010

Romance in Connecticut

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Oh hi there!!

Yes, it's Thursday morning {about 6am, actually}, and I'm just starting my posting for the week, sorry loyal followers! It's been a VERY busy few weeks at the B-household, and while it's all been interesting and good... it's certainly been exhausting too. Little Tucker continues to do well with his fat&happy treatment plan, and we've had to start buying steaks in bulk at BJs since he loves it ohsomuch. Atticus likes this treatment too, since he always sneaks in for a meal; hey, he's a growing boy too!

We've recently returned from our vacation-weekend in Wilmington, NC; where, as you remember from the
moving announcement post, I went to college. It was a real short trip {REAL short}, but it was great to see some of my girlfriends if even for a few moments. The weekend was planned for my father, who is turning the ripe ol' age of {I won't tell, neither will he...}. When I'm his age, I want a month long party too. We showered him with gifts that were from the heart, and after that man has done SO much for us in our lives, it was time to pay it forward. He was given a hand-made cigar humidor made from 30yr old wood that was lying around at my aunt and uncles house, a really amazing crystal decanter for his 'mad men' evenings of needing a stiff drink, and of course, a box of personalized stationery printed by yours truly. I'll be sharing photos of those real soon.

Okay—what you’re ALL here to see is stationery, and I certainly hope these romantic wedding invitations for Liya and Chris don’t disappoint, because they are one my favorites to date! Liya had wanted something unique, while at the same time, traditional, and after working on her save-the-dates together, we went full force for her wedding invitations. She had loved a ‘wrap around’ look and I was able to get my Cricut out to help me die-cut those little tags with their names and date. It really brought the whole suite together! The invitation was designed to ‘peek’ out of the floral wrap around {which was digitally printed on kraft paper}. The response card and directions card were on the same card and perforated, so guests could remove their responses and retain their directions card. I highly recommend this route if brides are considering how to package up their #10 size invitations since this method will help reduce ‘bulk’ in one place inside the envelope.

This suite was printed on 110lb Crane Lettra paper in Ecru using chocolate brown, plum, and sagey-green ink custom mixed in the studio to match some of the ribbon Liya had sent me. I just love how everything turned out!! Congratulations Liya & Chris!

1 comment:

AZ in August said...

These are amazing! Just simply breathtaking. Congratulations to Liya and Christopher!