My fiance’s family business is engraving ink, so we opted for engraved invitations for our wedding. Engraved invitations are typically very clean and simple because the plate used to apply the ink is carved out of a block of metal. I sketched the barn at the top of the invitation and we used ink with a slightly red hue to give the invitation more character. But I wanted to add a few more touches to make the invitations feel rich and impactful.
I love the idea of pops of color from natural flower petals and leaves. I also love the idea of sending out seeds as part of our invitations that our guests can plant and watch the wildflowers grow. I found a wonderful shop on Etsy that makes wildflower seed paper from scratch that added the right pop of color.
I cut strips from the paper and wrapped them around our invitations and response cards to hold them all together. I used my Cricut machine to write “Plant me, I’ll grow!” on each strip of wildflower seed paper, so our guests knew they could plant the paper strips.
Tying packages together with twine has been a signature of mine for several years, so what more fitting of a way to tie our invitations together than with some twine? I mixed navy and red RIT dye to get the right shade of deep burgundy and used it to dye some twine. The color picked up the red shade in the writing of our invitations nicely (and is also the same shade as my bridesmaid dresses!).
I love how they turned out! I love that they’re simple, but have a little bit of both of us in them.