Bookish Invites At Last!

You saw the inspiration. You saw my scribbly sketches. You saw the start of Ms. Giraffe’s work, and some progress. You’ve read about printing the envelopes. Now you get to see the whole thing, revealed at last!


The websites I’ve found say that only British citizens will receive replies from Her Majesty. I’m hoping that being from “the colonies” will work in our favour, plus Cinnamon Buns and I do both have dual citizenship, as our parents were born in the UK.


Can I just say how sad it was to blur stuff out? They’re so pretty and I made them ugly with my need for privacy and not being stalked! Sad face.


H <3 P !! I love it!


I’m a big fan of how the belly band doesn’t cover up any information, just our silhouettes! After looking at so many sideways photos of myself trying to find the right one, I realised that I actually have a very flat profile/face. It made me sad for a little bit, but I got over it. Cinnamon Buns’ looks just like him though!



Our info card. Yes, we are not inviting children. Yes, we put it right there on the invite suite. Luckily, we don’t know too many people who have children (or children under 20, anyway!) so we’ll only actually be ”˜offending’ about 2 people. And I do believe that all parents deserve a night off! We tried to be funny in the wording with that one.


RSVP card, with green envelope behind, addressed in our pretty pretty font.


We tried out some book-y wording (thanks for all your help with that!) but we ended up loving the ”˜bells’ wording. And I love that Miss G worked a little handbell in there, too cute! I hope we get a few cards returned with people’s art on the back.




Love that font.

I just have to say that none of this, absolutely none of this would have been possible without the amazing work of Miss Giraffe. We are so happy with what you made for us, G! Love!


Mrs. Cinnamon Bun

Calgary, Alberta
Wedding Date:
June 2011
Hot Off the Presses: New Invitations!
Budget Bride Tips: Groupon and Living Social

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  1. hyena Member
    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:54 pm

    These turned out so cute!

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    sarah, Guest @ 3:55 pm

    Eeeeeeeeeeeeek! Love it! Super creative I love how you made them your own. Can’t wait to see some of the art! =]

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    Jenniphyr 3426 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:59 pm

    Yay! They’re so pretty! : ) I have to ask though, what’s a bar by donation? Cash bar but proceeds go to charity? Or (probably more logically) hosted bar, but if guests choose they can pay for their own drinks & you will be eternally grateful?

  4. candy apple Member
    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:01 pm

    I have a huge crush on your invite suite. Like, major. Particularly the RSVP card. You/ Giraffe did such a great job!

  5. knitting Member
    knitting 1072 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:05 pm

    These are gorgeous! I love them so so much.

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    kaybee 630 posts, Busy bee @ 4:09 pm

    I have been waiting to see what your invites were going to love like…they are awesome!

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    Kcoleybear 683 posts, Busy bee @ 4:11 pm

    Can I tell you I am in love with your invites?

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    sparks 649 posts, Busy bee @ 4:11 pm

    Love your invites, they fit your theme so well!

  9. cinnamonbun Member
    cinnamonbun 1116 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:21 pm

    @Jenniphyr: Thanks, I forgot I hadn’t explained that one to the hive! I’ll write a post, but it is basically your second option – we’re not putting a set price on drinks, so people could not pay, or there will be a jar they can chuck a few dollars into, which will go to pay for the alcohol. We were having a hard time figuring out how to do our bar, and a caterer we met with (not the one we went with!) suggested this. She suggested a ‘honeymoon fund’ sign for the jar…. I’m not so sure about that, but there will be some sort of clever sign. :)

  10. waffle Member
    waffle 1161 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:22 pm

    I love your invites!!! Funny sidenote…I used some fun “bells” wording on our RSVPs too as we will be using/giving antique bells at our wedding. Great theatre, brunchy minds think alike!

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    Corgi 25 posts, Newbee @ 4:28 pm

    Miss CB and Miss Giraffe – you are crazy cool cats!

    LOVE the suite! These invites are just so inspiring – can’t wait to see if anyone “expresses their answer” with art!


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    Gerbera 4481 posts, Honey bee @ 4:44 pm

    Beautiful! Def very unique! 😉

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    HardyPooleParty 632 posts, Busy bee @ 4:44 pm

    Please post any expressing of art, on the back of the RSVP cards!! So curious!

  14. gazelle Member
    gazelle 1019 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:44 pm

    Wow, your invitations are amazing!!!!!! The RSVP cards are fantastic. Love it!!

  15. earrings Member
    earrings 2611 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:11 pm

    I love, love, LOVE them! They turned out so great! Some of the most unique and creative invites I have seen for sure.

  16. elephant Member
    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 5:20 pm

    LOVE how they turned out! They look so amazing! Great work Miss CB and Miss G!

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    sugarpea 5205 posts, Bee Keeper @ 6:58 pm

    These are so amazing! (: I’m in love with the rsvp wording haha

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    MissMusic 439 posts, Helper bee @ 7:53 pm

    I LOVE the RSVP cards. I wish I had thought of this before doing ours!

  19. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:57 pm

    Your RSVP wording makes me happy! Guests are going to love checking off their response. And art on the back – very fun! The invites turned out so well. You and Miss Giraffe should be VERY proud of yourselves. (And do not feel badly for having a “flat profile”! I’m right there with you.)

  20. tartlet Member
    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:03 pm

    These invites are beautiful and absolutely one-of-a-kind! Kudos to both you and Miss Giraffe for an incredible design!

  21. panther Member
    panther 1112 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:27 pm

    They look amazing! Miss Giraffe did such a great job! And you guys did, too!
    I ALMOST used the same bell wording on our RSVP cards, but I just couldn’t get it all to fit. So glad someone else is doing it! I love that. :)

  22. mscottoncandy Member
    mscottoncandy 436 posts, Helper bee @ 10:03 pm

    Amazing! love these so much!

  23. taffy Member
    taffy 3081 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:42 pm

    These are incredible!!!!!!

  24. trailmix Member
    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:58 pm

    These are some seriously awesome, seriously unique invites!! Love ’em!

  25. hamster Member
    hamster 4047 posts, Honey bee @ 11:28 pm

    OH, these are SO FUN!!! Love ’em! :)

  26. carousel Member
    carousel 590 posts, Busy bee @ 4:43 pm

    Those invites are truly lovely and so “you”! Great theme and great ideas!

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    Miss Ariel 83 posts, Worker bee @ 7:36 pm

    I love these and think they turned out to be so much fun!

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    discgirl 220 posts, Helper bee @ 5:17 am

    Those invitations are so amazing and creative!

  29. taco Member
    taco 946 posts, Busy bee @ 11:56 pm

    Dying over the book theme. They turned out beautifully.

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