An Evening of Rustic Elegance III


I poured many hours into this project and it was well worth it!  Hand-torn taffeta backed each piece of the main invitation, which were then wrapped with thread and adorned with iridescent shell buttons.  The invitations were sent out in long rectangular  chocolate envelopes with coordinating custom stamps.


My sisters and friends are scattered across the country, so instead of making a phone call to ask each of them to stand up in the
wedding, I decided to send them each a small note.  I wrote a little message to each of the girls’ and printed it out on silk, which I then stitched to a grey note card.  I placed a delicate leaf on each card and wrapped the grouping in chocolate thread.  I received excited responses the following week from each of them!


The idea for the place cards sprouted from the realization that I over-bought certain materials for the invitations.  I created a
document in Adobe Illustrator with each guests name and their table number. I printed this out on a sheet of cotton twill (yes, fabric sheets that you can run through your home printer!) and then tore the fabric to create frayed edges on each place card.  And for the finishing touch, an iridescent button was attached to each fabric card.  After all of this, I still had extra buttons, which I decided to scatter on the place card table.

More lovely details coming up…

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10 Responses to “An Evening of Rustic Elegance III”

  1. aletha :: pearls events

    I’m loving all of these images from a local Michigan wedding! Benjamin Dell and Shay Spaniola rocked this wedding. And the Blue Dress Barn always delights the soul :)

  2. Maria

    The placecards she created are gorgeous. What a great idea! And printing on cotton twill…who knew?

  3. Emil

    I am in love with all these little details! I love the place cards…love love love them ! Where can I get cotton twill paper to run through the printer??! OMG how awesome!

  4. Kelly

    Emil, you can find the cotton twill printer paper at Jo-Ann Fabric. It is made by, Blumenthal Craft, and is labeled PhotoFabric. Best of luck with your project!


  5. Charlie

    I am doing a project for my wedding and I love these leaves. Where did you happen to find them. They would be perfect for my project and so far I have been unsuccessful in finding anything. Thanks!

  6. Kim

    I love the invitations, where did you get the image for the tree/leaves in the background. Is it a stamp?


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