Southern Vintage Engagement
Hi friends, today I thought I'd share my engagement invitations. They were really fun to make. I reworked some vintage-y artwork and added color. I created a custom monogram, looking to old monogram books for inspiration (of course I later found out that you're not supposed to use a 3 letter monogram until you're actually married. Oops! Hope that doesn't mean bad luck). I had Roberto Sand who has a custom laser shop on etsy here make the monogram into a custom rubber stamp for only $14! I used a gold stamp pad to stamp the monogram in the middle, giving it a sort of salty finish that I really like. I put the hosts name on a seperate card and had the back printed in a rich, deep red so it could do double duty as a belly band. I then secured it to the invitations with a wisp of satin ribbon. I used kraft envelopes and printed out labels on my computer. I really love how it turned out. Sweet, but not too. And not at all stuffy!
Now, if only Delta/Northwest airlines had done its job to get my fiancé to the party instead of stranding him in Detroit with no announcement or explanation or subsequent help. If you'd like to read about their complete incompetence and unreliability, please click here.