Artful Bride: Wedding Invitations

Overview


Every couple wants to announce their wedding with style and aplomb. Savvy, stylish brides are looking for ways to add their own style and sophistication to their wedding without relying on tradition-heavy standards. This beautiful guide contains everything a bride needs to personalize her wedding correspondence elegantly -- but also simply and inexpensively. It includes more than 20 fashionable and fun-to-make invitation and correspondence ideas.
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Overview


Every couple wants to announce their wedding with style and aplomb. Savvy, stylish brides are looking for ways to add their own style and sophistication to their wedding without relying on tradition-heavy standards. This beautiful guide contains everything a bride needs to personalize her wedding correspondence elegantly -- but also simply and inexpensively. It includes more than 20 fashionable and fun-to-make invitation and correspondence ideas.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592530373
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Series: The Artful Bride
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 1,492,714
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author


April L. Paffrath is a freelance editor and writer in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In addition to book and magazine editing, she has written architecture profiles, travel pieces, cooking articles, and craft how-to's, for magazines such as Scientific American Explorations and Martha Stewart Living. She is coauthor with Laura McFadden of The Artful Bride: Simple, Handmade Wedding Projects (Rockport, 2003).

Laura McFadden is a freelance art director living in Somerville, Massachusetts. She is a former design director for Inc. magazine. She currently runs her own graphic design studio, called Laura McFadden Design, Inc., and has contributed to various craft books and magazines for publishers such as Rockport Publishers, Martingale & Company, and Handcraft Illustrated

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Table of Contents

Introduction: An Invitation of Your Own 8
1 Elegant Invitations
Green and Lovely Springy, Ribboned Invitation 10
No Two Alike Thumbprint Card 12
Arts and Crafts Style Vertical Artisan Invitation 14
Something Blue Sun-Print Lacy Invite 18
Curvy Embrace Interlocking Enclosure 22
"Princely" Frog Invite Asian-Style Frog Enclosure 24
What the Buzz is About Dragonfly Pop-Up Invitation 28
It's not Your Whole Life Keeping Things in Perspective 32
2 Concept Invitations
Bride in a Can Springy Bridal Surprise 34
Count Us in Abacus Card 38
Bottle of Bliss Invitation Desert-Isle Style 42
Magnetic Couple Poetry Kit 46
All Zipped Up and Ready Zipper-Pull Photo Invitation 48
Swatch Us Get Hitched Pantone-Style Invite 52
Cork Popper Champagne Bottle Label 54
Longevity Essential for Marriage but not for Invitations 56
What to Say Getting the Words Right 57
3 Announcements, Save-the-Date Cards, Shower Invitations
A Thousand Words Gigantic Photo Slide 58
Refrigerator Reminder Magnetic Save-the-Date Card 62
Tea and Camaraderie Tea Party Invitation 64
Where in the World? Destination Invitation 68
Flip-Flop Plan Beach-y Save-the-Date Card 70
We Eloped! Post-getaway Announcement 72
How Many Prizes are Inside? The Elements of an Invitation 74
Templates 76
Resources 78
About the Authors 80
Acknowledgments 80
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