Welcome to my very first blog! I am excited to share with all of you my ideas and designs for invitations, cards, and other fun and cute paper-related things - hence, the title of my blog "paper charms". I'm sure that my little creations - be it invitations, favors, or flowers - crafted with the greatest care and attention to detail, will add charm and grace to any event and make any wedding, shower, birthday, or baptism/christening extra special.
Married only a few months ago, I still can't stop reminiscing about that big and wonderful day that was my wedding day. I can still remember the look on my fiance's face when I told him of my decision to make the invitations for our wedding. With the long list of things that still needed to get done for the wedding, there I was taking on such an enormous task! Well, I pulled it off! With a relatively unique golden yellow and chocolate brown color scheme, the invitations, programs, thank you cards, name cards, and favors turned out beautifully.
The text of our invitations were printed on cream cardstock and had metallic dark brown backing over metallic golden yellow pocket-style invitations. The Reception, Directions, Entourage, and RSVP insert cards were also of cream cardstock. The back of the ceremony program was a "thank you" page for our parents and entourage, while the reception program had a more general "thank you" page for the guests - personal touches that gave us the opportunity to express our gratitude to our friends and loved ones. A graphic floral design and an "Andrea & Mico" monogram I designed was used throughout and served as the binding constant for the invitations, favors, programs, and table names.
The wedding favors were glass bells adorned with yellow and brown ribbons and two kissing doves and with the "Andrea & Mico" monogram on the glass, of course.
Instead of the usual table numbers, we decided to use the names of the places we've visited as a dating couple. We used actual sepia-toned pictures captured during our visits. Pictured above is one of our favorites, table "Chicago."
Our tri-fold reception programs had a picture from our engagement session (photo courtesy of ADG Productions). Mini bubble bottles, with a small picture of their corresponding table names, were handed out to guests at the reception table. We wanted to show a little of our Filipino culture at our wedding - the men wore "barongs" and the seat names on the tables were printed and glued on cute little native fans.
A picture of the happy couple. We'd like to thank Simon's in San Pedro, CA for the spectacular location and excellent food!