Saturday, September 14, 2013

My Son's Wedding

This past year has been crazy busy, with three grown sons all getting engaged to the wedding of my middle son on July 11, 2013.

My wedding gift to them was to help create a theme and their wedding invitations. 

Their wedding location was at the North Pacific Cannery Museum in Port Edward, BC - absolutely amazing. 

 Both my son and his wife are environmentalists and living green is very important to them. So they chose to go with the burlap and lace theme. Recycled burlap and re-purposed lace was plentiful at Thrift Stores, along with mason jars and vintage milk glass. 

So this is what I came up with for their invites - I started with recycled kraft paper bag envelopes, with wrap around labels.

 I then created a band out of recyclable paper and monogram seal to bind it all together.

Photo Credit: Stefania Bowler Photography

Inside the folder was a simple but elegant invite with their floral mason jar theme in their chosen colours of sea glass and coral. The folder was created using River Reed, Bazzill cardstock and was a great way to hold additional cards with important information. 
The floral mason jar graphic was purchased from "Angie Makes & Co".
Although I was nervous about creating these invites for them, I enjoyed making each and every one and was so very thankful they really loved them.  

I also created two burlap banners with "Thank You" and "Mr. & Mrs."
Not the greatest picture I know. . .

Photo Credit Stefania Bowler Photography
Photo Credit Stefania Bowler Photography

In order to carry through on their theme, the seating cards where created using the same River Reed, Bazzill cardstock and mason jar image.

The brides father also created handmade beeswax candles with a monogram wrapped around them as a special thank you gift to all the guests. While the brides mother dried cherries from the Creston Valley area and then dipped them in various types of chocolate - such a yummy treat - definitely a labour of love.

We even threw in some old scrabble tiles on the guest registry table, creating as many words of love as possible.

Instead of Table Numbers the Bride and Groom chose to use destinations they had traveled to and had lasting memories of. It was a very creative way to get guests mingling as they looked for their destination.

Here is just one of their photos taken inside the North Pacific Cannery Museum, a very unique venue for a wedding. All of their wedding photos turned out amazing. . . Thanks so much Stefania Bowler! To see more photos you can click on the link to her site.

Photo Credit: Stefania Bowler Photography

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