A vintage wedding collage …

Whilst still designing my daughter’s wedding invitations, I took some time out to make some for a friend.  I was a little out of my comfort zone with this style of card, but the bride knew exactly what she wanted … a vintage-distressed look with a large mix of colours, from soft pinks, lilacs and beige, to darker colours such as grey and navy.  The bride also had a long list of images she wanted which would tie in with her wedding theme … bird cages, flowers, postage stamps, flourishes and, of course, the Eiffel Tower – as this is where her fiancé had proposed.  You may remember the engagement card I made for them here.

So, here are my bespoke vintage wedding invitations for Sarah…

A vintage wedding invitation

I used several different stamp sets to create the collage to be able to include all the images the bride had asked for, including the hydrangea from a retired hostess set, which I love and cannot bear to part with.  The bride loved the finished effect with its tiny, fork-tied bows …

A vintage wedding bows

I also stamped the envelopes, front and back, to match …

A vintage wedding envelopes

The cards were lovingly hand-stamped and distressed –

and took many hours to complete…

A vintage wedding group

Each card was unique in its own way and made a pretty keepsake for each of the invited guests…

A vintage wedding

So, there’s a vintage style wedding ahead – a wedding unique in design and with the intricacy of the collage, and the high quality Stampin’ Up! materials I used, the invitation has given a little glimpse of what’s to come.

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Thanks for dropping by today

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6 Comments to “A vintage wedding collage …”

  1. These are gorgeous and so unusual. It’s no wonder she wanted them

  2. What stunning cards, the colour combination is ab. I bet they took an age to make a matching batch of.

  3. You did indeed create beautiful keepsakes for the guests and the bride/groom….how nice that she knew exactly what she wanted and looks like you knocked it right out of the ball park!!! TFS!

  4. You know I love these Gill – how lovely for the bride and groom to have such beautifully personalised invitations ! Weddings are so much nicer when they are hand crafted – I’m so glad I have a couple of years at least to get Rosie’s together ! Jane xxx

  5. Woow!! They are beautiful!!

  6. Wow gill, these are fab and so detailed. This design is so personal and unique, the bride must have been so pleased that you could combine all of these images, you are so talented.

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