Sun, sea and marry me …

My beautiful daughter is getting married next year to an amazing guy, who we love to bits.  They make a lovely couple and are so great together – my husband and I couldn’t be happier.  We definitely are not losing a daughter – we are gaining a wonderful new member to our family.

They have a fantastic wedding venue booked on the beautiful island of Malta, where we have spent many happy times and enjoyed a family holiday together there not so long ago.

My daughter is a writer, working on the editorial team at Mills & Boon, and was asked to write about her wedding preparations for the Confetti website.  You can read about her journey so far on her blog post …

Sun, sea and marry me …


Last weekend, the bride and groom hand delivered some of the invitations to the guests, and I am so pleased that I can finally share the invitations with you.

The couple wanted something special and very different, and had a vision for the invitations to be just that – a keepsake that was fun too.  Close wedding party guests received treasure chests, containing tiny glass bottles filled with golden sand and teeny tiny shells, plus the invitation scroll, stamped with images from the open sea stamp set…

Those who live a little further away received invitations that could be sent in the post …

It was fun spending time with my daughter putting different ideas and designs together.  This is the final version – a clean and simple design but just what the bride wanted.

This fits so beautifully with the theme over on the Less is More website – which this week is tearing – perfect timing!

Card recipe:  cardstock: naturals ivory, whisper white; stamp sets: open sea, wedding suite; ink: early espresso, crumb cake; accessories: linen thread, adhesive pearls, crystal effects, stamp-a-majig.

Thanks for dropping by today


9 Responses to “Sun, sea and marry me …”

  1. I am quite overwhelmed by your post Gill – the invites are stunning and that’s the beauty of being a paper crafter – you can design the perfect invite ! Congratulations to your daughter and her fiance – it sounds like your having great fun planning everything ! I can’t wait to get started when my daughter decides to tie the knot ! Jane x

  2. Totally fabulous, love the card and the detail that you have put into the box is tremendous. Love the little bottle.

  3. How wonderful to receive such an original wedding invitation, love the attention to detail:) Your other invite is so perfectly CAS.
    Val x

  4. What a fabulous & unique way to deliver Wedding Invitations, well worth all your hard work. Your guests will feel so special to receive such beautiful invites x

  5. Beautiful invitation for what sounds like a beautiful wedding. Simply love the amazing creativity!

  6. Fabulous invitation
    I`m making som beach themeed at the moment
    Thanks very mmuch

  7. Many apologies for the tardiness of my visit this week, a cruise to Norway intervened somewhat!
    Thanks for your lovely submission.
    “Less is More”

  8. Wow these are fabulous Gill, love the treasure chest such a unique idea. Congratulations to the happy couple (how are you going to get the wedding cake to Malta :0) !!!)
    Margaret x


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