Forest In A Box Invitations for My Bridesmaids

January 27, 2015

I’m sure every bride feels like her bridesmaids are something special, but boy, are these lady friends of mine incredible. I’m so humbled and excited to officially ask them to be a part of leading up to the big day and beyond.

Knowing how bridesmaid  duties can be taxing and overwhelming, I wanted to create something more personalized to the wedding and go the extra mile to make something nice for my bridesmaid invitations. On second thought, I should have included some tasty chocolate and a bottle of wine in this box… Anyway. Read more about this whole process here, where I shared wedding/bridesmaid thoughts on Chronicle Books’ blog.

Irenekly - Bridesmaid Invites

I had way too much fun jumping back into Illustrator and finally getting to design again. Special thanks to Kelsey, who helped me figure out how to print this tricky little Polaroid card!

Some details and themes that inspired the invitation:

  • All things redwoods-related, as Garrett and I will be wedded under a canopy of redwoods
  • Gold paperclips, just because
  • Dried moss and flowers
  • Festive pops of my favorite accent color

Irenekly - Bridesmaid Invite

Do you like my makeshift + strategic blur? Heh.

Irenekly - Bridesmaid Invites

One of my favorite parts of designing this invitation was putting together a little pamphlet of bridesmaid bios + fun facts. My secret hope is that these ladies, though several of them are mere acquaintances, would become lifelong friends. Let’s hope that throwing a bridal shower and attending invitation-folding parties would only bolster cheer and goodwill, not drive people crazy…

Irenekly - Forest in a Box Bridesmaid Invites

Ta-da! Here it is all put together. This is definitely one of the most fun projects I’ve put together in a while, and watching my bridesmaids open these boxes (and receiving exclamation-point filled texts from long-distance bridesmaids) was simply the best.

Onward, #WrinklyMaids!


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