I’m not long home from London following the Charlotte Tilbury event! Oh my God, what a night and what a venue! Amazing is not the word! Those of you following my Snapchat (sosueme_ie) will know that Charlotte herself was in attendance, and she was so nice in person! One hell of a businesswoman too. But I promise I’ll tell you all about it in a later blog post!
Since I arrived home from the airport, I have been on the phone for most of the afternoon with my wedding planner, Joanne, in Gotcha Covered. We’re currently trying to wrap up different tasks and make final decisions on others. Let me tell ya, the real wedding stress has started!
I actually cannot believe our wedding is only 3 weeks away. 3 WEEKS, like what?! Crazy!
Seriously, can someone tell me where the time has gone? I remember after we first got engaged, people used to say to us, “time will fly and before you know it, the big day will be here.” But they were right! The past 18 months or so has flown.
With wedding talk in mind, I figured a wedding post was in order, and no better time than today! You guys might remember on my Instagram last week, I shared with you the news that our wedding invites had gone out. When I asked if you wanted to see them, the answer was a resounding yes!
Originally I had planned to keep our Save The Dates and Wedding invites completely private until after the wedding, but I adored our invites so much that I felt it was only right to share them with you guys too.
Last year, when I blogged about our Save The Dates, I explained that we were working with the AMAZING Appleberry Press on our wedding stationery. I had heard so much about them from friends of friends who had been through the wedding process, and the team there came highly recommended.
All I can say is, word of mouth really is the best kind of review. Maeve and Lucrecia at Appleberry are an absolute dream to work with, and are looking after all wedding stationary for us.
After completing the design for our Save The Dates last October, we had a theme that we wanted to follow for our wedding invites. We had a good idea of what we wanted the invites to look like, and so for the past 3-4 months, myself, Dylan and the creative ladies in Appleberry have been in constant contact so that the end result would be exactly how we envisioned them to be.
In a nutshell, we wanted our invites to be classy, timeless and quite regal looking. I love wedding invites that have that feel, so we really wanted ours to have it as well.
While Dylan and I knew exactly what we wanted and had a big input in the design, the invites would never be what they are without the talent and skills of the Appleberry ladies. They are so professional and they really know their stuff. They also have such great initiative, a trait I always love to see in anyone I work with.
I don’t always have time on my side, so I really appreciate people who go ahead and use their initiative. It’s just great to work with people like that.
As you can see from the pictures, we opted for a rose gold demask border with a rose gold foil. Anyone who has been following me for some time now knows I love a nice quote too, so we decided to include one that we liked (well, I liked! Haha!)
On the back of the invite, it reads:
“One in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale”
In a calligraphy style underneath the quote we had our entwined initials, S&D, for a personal touch.
When guests open up the invite, they first see the details of the ceremony and reception, and surrounding this is a rose gold demask border. This was my fave by far, I loved how classy it looked!
Then to the right of the official invite, there is a pocket with our entwined initials printed on the front along with the date of our big day. In this, guests were given information on the wedding day timeline, details about the dress code, accommodation in the area, hotel directions, details about Sunday’s BBQ, the RSVP card and a stamped envelope.
Here, as you can see, we went with a grey and a light pink tone on the extra information cards, just to compliment the rose gold foil. Foiling everything looked a little OTT in person and made some details hard to read.
Overall were so happy with how they turned out … they really are amazing, and everyone has been complimenting them
I know some people might think we left it a little later than normal to send out the invites, but we had already sent out Save The Dates 8 months prior, so guests already knew they were invited. We decided to send out the invites when we did so that we would have a very accurate number for the wedding day table plan.
Everyone has a different opinion as how things should be done, but I think when it comes to that type of thing, it’s a personal choice. Each to their own!
And there you have it guys, all the details about our wedding invites!
Hope you love them as much as I do!?
Let me know!