Remember when I told you I was doing a little secret Wedding project? Well I can finally talk about it now.
I made little Bridesmaid invitations asking my lovely sisters and bests if they would like to play a special part in my wedding... luckily they all said YES!
The whole wedding is very sentimental, it's small and intimate and it's 'Homemade'. So naturally I could only ask them this way.
After first spotting this idea on a few of the many wedding blogs I read; The Natural Wedding Company, Bridal Musings, & Wedding Chicks and Pinterest I got so excited by the idea, I just knew this was the way I had to ask.
I made the main Postcard by handwriting the 'Bridesmaid' and scanning it through and editing on Photoshop. I printed it at home using recycled Kraft postcards. I like how my girls can put this on their fridge or tape it up on their mantelpiece or wherever- a keepsake.
The Bridesmaids packs were such fun to make. Though a LOT of work went in them!
Many nights I spent tapping away at my vintage typewriter. Many mistakes were made, many pieces of card were wasted, many cups of tea were sipped.
I had SIX to make. FOUR sisters and TWO best friends. So you can imagine my poorly red/ raw fingertips!
It was worth it- as my beautiful bridesmaids loved them- I apparently made my big sisters cry. Oops!
I nipped into my nearest hardware store with my mother and pretended to choose pretty vintage, pastel, muted colours for my imaginary decorating project. After I left with a HUGE stack of paint chip cards, I was ready to 'paint'- or create my colour palette guide for the girls.
I had already had a little look at potential dresses for them online, so I printed a few examples so they could get an idea of the sort of thing I had in mind- though I am open to their suggestions.
Once I was happy with the content I got everything together, in it's order, and tied it together with some twine. I sprinkled the pieces of card with pink heart shaped confetti and wrapped it all up in pale pink tissue paper and sealed it with a piece of floral washi tape.
After stamping the envelope with the special date, it was ready to go.
I had sent out my best Alix's about a week and a half before sending out everyone elses in hope they would all receive them at the same time. But that plan failed. Alix was in Rome working at the time and it probably arrived about two days after she left for Berlin. Typical! But it was so exciting waiting for the calls and texts to come flooding in on the day. I had voicemails and texts from my sisters claiming I had made them cry and that they would be honoured and how much they loved it all.
We are now planning trips to try dresses on and talking about my potential 'bridal shower' in Paris. I have also suggested we get matching tattoos- how fun would that be!
Has any of my lovely brides/ bride-to-be readers asked their bridesmaids in a similar way? Or any other exciting way? I would LOVE to hear them.
Have/are any of you planning a Homemade wedding too?