I’ve been making wedding invitations and stationery since the age of 17, when I started working at a small craft shop, spending all day making cards and playing with new craft tools was great (I did do a bit of work in between playing!)
For my own wedding I created everything from invites, to place cards, to table plans. Here is just a few photos of the bits and pieces I made. The theme was chocolate…this went down very well with the guests, except for the fact that by the time starters came out everyone had stuffed themselves on their bowls of choccies!
Thanks to Andy Casey for the photographs.
Starting with my freestanding frame table plan, I got an old frame from a strap yard and painted it, stuck my table plan on mounted card and ribbon and then added Angel Hair behind the frame.
The place cards looked great, but were a nightmare to make (you try cutting slits into 50+ corks!) but at least we got to drink a lot of wine to make this happen.
For the table settings we also made all the favours, set up the cameras, made the table names and provided bowls of chocolates for each table, depending on the name of the table. I tried to give all my favourite people their favourite chocolates…so the top table obviously had Lindt!
Finally, our wedding invitations, a simple design using chocolate brown card, stripped onto Ivory hammered card with brown chocolate hearts.