Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Rustic Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

As you must know by now, my brother-in-law is getting married in September. I have been having a really creative time, designing their wedding stationery. Eric and Nicole's wedding colors are pink and black, but I wanted to deviate from that a bit for their rehearsal dinner invites. It is at a very rustic venue and I wanted the invites to reflect that. What can I say, pink and black...not so rustic.

My thought process behind this was an Indian Summer kind of feel that Michigan is known for. When you still get those warm fall nights, but the air is crisp and all of the colors are starting to change. Hence, the yellows, oranges, reds and browns.

Eric is a huge outdoorsman, and as promised, I put a deer with a rack on these. He didn't think "bambi" was as cute as I did on his wedding invitations. :) I hand drew the acorn design and the twig frame for the mailing envelopes. I try to carry all the little details throughout every project right up to the envelope liners. I completed the look with a woodgrain pattern for both the response and mailing envelopes.

I love vintage stamps, so any excuse to use them, I will!


  1. You are amazing! I think everything for this wedding is wonderful--unique and fun and incredible attention to detail.

  2. love love love. they are so lucky to have your skillz!!!

  3. The yellow color of the paper is so unique for invites, and the envelopes are great!

  4. These invites are super cute! I would love to have these for my wedding invites..im getting married in june. Its an outdoor wedding in northern michigan. Any chance of these being able to be ordered?

  5. Yes! You can order these on my website at: http://www.paisleyquill.com/inkwell-collection/single/?id=371