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I had to run some errands for ETSY orders today and stopped by my local Michaels Arts & Crafts store. I was bummed as I didn’t have my printer set up and didn’t have my handy 40% off coupons that I get emailed to me weekly, however they had a huge sale anyway and everything I needed was already discounted. As I left the store these absolutely gorgeous vintage inspired floral invites from BRIDES Wedding Collection grabbed my attention as they were displayed on the sidewalk clearanced items. Ummm HELLO! I would have loved having these for our wedding invites. They are exactly what I had hoped to find, but ran out of time. So girls, grab your purses and drives your buns down to your Michaels!!! They are only $9.99 for the set. They are normally over $40. The one here in Oregon City had quite a few sets available. This is a huge savings and you get that high end, vintage elegant look. I just adore them!
The Premier Handcrafted Wedding Marketplace
Emmaline Bride features handcrafted items in an online marketplace setting representing the talents of featured artists, a group of artisans curated by the Emmaline Bride Team who they feel represents the best in handcrafted wedding couture and creative ideas.
“…featuring independent artisans across the globe. Established in 2009, we are passionate about all things wedding, specifically within the handmade market. Our goal is to share with our readers the beauty and creativity found in handcrafted art, which cannot be bought in mass-produced quantities. Our mission is to empower all engaged couples to support independent artists wherever possible during the wedding planning process.” – Emmaline Bride
These are some of the fun craft projects I’ve been working on. I’ve loved seeing the details from other weddings where brides took the time to make matching signage.
We purchased our wedding stationary from the Paper Zone here in Tacoma. It was really affordable and I loved the texture. The brown had a wood grain texture, which I loved especially since we’re getting married under Oak trees. We designed out invites to be right about the size of a postcard, which allowed us to get by with only one packet of paper of each color. Talk about savings!!! You can see our invite details from a previous post (here).
I designed the signage and invites all in Adobe InDesign. I’m pretty proud of myself for figuring the basics out of the program, of course with Jonnathan’s helpful tutorials. I wanted a real vintage feel blended with french country to match all our other decor. I’m really pleased with how it turned out! We’re not doing table assignments, since we’re going for real laid back, however it is important that we have reserved tables for immediate family and the wedding party. No one wants their parents or grandparents stuck without a seat…
Now, I will say Moss is pretty, BUT it’s messy! It gets everywhere when working with it, so be ready to clean up a mess. You’ll need a hot glue gun (a must have for many craft/home projects, as well as a staple gun – not that you need staples for this craft). It takes a lot of time and patience to form the sheet of moss around your letters especially. The frame took quite some time also, but the birdcage was nice and quick. I found hot glue was the easiest and best. Spray glue……that was horrible! My fingers stuck to the moss and it was not pretty… I suggest while doing these projects have a glass of wine at the same time
What I love most about what you see is how affordable all this was! The frames all came from TJ Maxx under $10 each. The birds came from Pier 1 Imports and a local boutique called the Apple Crate. The birdcage is from Ross and was only $8!!! And the old barn window is one of the windows we found on Craigslist for an awesome deal!