My friend Olivia and I were just talking over YM about how frequent we’ve been receiving wedding invitations from friends these days, and how many people our age are, at this point, settling down and starting their own families — another obvious indication that we, indeed, are coming of age.
While I don’t have any plans of tying the knot just yet (and this post has got nothing to do with getting married), I admit that I like browsing through wedding blogs lately because let’s face it, weddings (excluding all the marital shenanigans that come after the wedding) — the color motifs, the photographs, the flowers, laces, and ribbons, the diamonds, the giveaways, the letterpress-ed invitations — are just so pleasurable to look at.
Check out these two unique wedding invitations that caught my attention while weddingblog-hopping. Promise me you’ll read ALL OF IT.
Hannah and Lee’s Save-the-Date (Source: A Day in May):
“Confused, she opens it to read, ‘Will You Marry Me?’. Lee is on one knee. She says yes.”
And Jill and Matt’s Wedding Invite (Source: Share Some Candy):
“(Dinner and dancing and eternity to follow)”
I’m really digging the vintage-inspired wedding effect (okay, okay, I’m digging vintage, period). I find letterpressed invitations with layouts that look like they’re from some advertisement from the 70s so chic and classy. But vintage aside, I like wedding invitations that tell a story. There’s got to be more to a wedding invite than date, time, venue, map, and seat numbers, right?
Lastly, I’m not saying go and be inspired to get married. I’m saying, go and be inspired to do something out of ordinary. ;)
x o x
UPDATE: Inspired by these two wedding invitations I posted 2 years ago, I made one for my own wedding last August. And here it is:
Our friends loved it! Meh. I’ve been waiting for my chance to do that. (: