Postage stamps and pattern drafts

Wedding invitations waiting to be addressed.

It’s a little over six months until Adam and I get married and planning for the big day is slowly, but surely progressing.

We whizzed through a heap of wedding tasks before we moved from England back to Australia and then we sort of hit a bit of a standstill while we got our lives back in order after a year and a half abroad.

Over the last week or so though, it feels like we’ve got refocused…

Adam and I had always said we wanted to get our wedding invitations out by the end of April.  Then we had a death in the family, visitors from overseas and suddenly we hadn’t even started on the task.

Wedding invitations, envelopes and a vase of rosemary.

Instead of looking for invitations online or through a printing company, Adam and I decided we wanted to collaborate and create our own invitations.  We did that with our save the date cards and loved that they were a product of ‘us’. So one afternoon we sat down and worked out what we wanted. I worked on writing the text and finding a font, while Adam used his computer skills to come up with a design.

The end result was a minimalistic black and white invitation, using the same imagery we used on our save the date cards –  a simple drawings of hops, which are hung to dry around the walls of the rustic venue we’ve chosen.

The edge of wedding invitations.

We split the task of handwriting addresses on envelopes and now our invitations are on their way around Australia and the world.

Adam’s got his outfit for the day sorted and I’ve found the material I’d like for my dress. The fabric shop I contacted, sent me a sample of the material wrapped in the prettiest tissue paper. I was such a lovely touch and made opening that sample so special. I also had my first ‘measure up’ this week (!), and my dressmaker Rose is now busying herself drafting a pattern.

Material sample of cherry patterned tissue paper.

Let the count down continue!

Have a wonderful weekend. x

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