Does your family have any Summer traditions?
Amanda of Silverplate Press, who made my letterpress dreams come true. I designed each piece, and it was then printed with custom plates and perfectly mixed inks, with a blind "logo" emboss, on the softest Crane paper. I could not be happier with the results! I know a lot of time and effort went into it on Amanda's behalf, but there you have it, my dream invitations... classic, elegant, and letterpress printed.
To top it all off, I went back and forth with the decision to have the outer envelopes hand-addressed. Also a part of the invitation pipedream, I knew it was going to be pricey, but the results are gorgeous. After looking around on various sites and wedding blogs, I came across Grace Edmands – a calligrapher out of North Carolina, who is truly talented. So professional and so sweet, I was thrilled to work with her.
Last week I stamped, stuffed and sealed (while narrowly avoiding glue-poisoning) almost 130 invites, hand-cancelled them at the post office, and mailed them off to our guests to be arriving any day now. I can't wait for everyone to receive them, and to start getting replies back. I've never been so excited to check the mail.
*Note: I find it funny that my last post was about eggo waffles, and we live on Waffler street. Much to my dismay Rick is not down for a "waffle" house warming party.
Tomorrow we're headed to an annual Summer picnic with Rick's family. I'm planning on bringing my Yashica along and, hopefully, taking a few nice shots. I'm pretty excited, I love these picnics.
The rest of July is jam-packed with wedding-related events and get togethers with friends, a family picnic and hopefully lots of great Summer food!
What are you most looking forward to this Summer?
When I asked my Dad what he'd like for Father's Day, he replied with "R/C helicopter". I thought he was joking, but it turns out he was serious. Better than another cliché tie, right? He only sticks to the backyard for now, as "he's not good enough yet" for the neighbours to see him flying it, lol. I also love that I finally found a soccer-themed card. Letterpress printed with a worn-in look in all the right places, I immediately scooped it up back in May, when every other card was all about golf, golf, golf (yawn...). I like that the illustration has a very "Flinstone" feel to it, know what I mean?
Hello everyone... Sorry for the lack of post, it's amazing how busy moving can get! Friday went well with everything moved into our new house, along with lots of cleaning, a little unpacking, and fixing things up over the long weekend. I am beyond excited that we finally have our house! I can't wait to start making it our home and sprucing things up. It feels like a wonderful step forward and a new adventure for Rick and I to share. At the moment i'm at my parents house (pictured above) until Rick and I finish up a few last minute things at the house and officially move in at the end of the week. I of course snapped a few pics of the new place and can't wait to share them here once the film is developed.
I hope you all had a wonderful Canada Day over the long weekend and a Happy July 4th for those celebrating tomorrow! It's officially Summer!