Invitation Inspiration

Our invitations were the first big project I started when we began wedding planning. It wasn’t too long after we got engaged that I sat down and designed a preliminary suite. After a solid draft, I closed the file and didn’t open it up again until around February. The final pieces came together last month when I ordered our details card (after sorting out the details). Over a few weeks and small assembly sessions, things were mostly organized, and so on Victoria Day I finally sat down and finished assembling and addressing them in an eight hour time block (and Friends marathon).

Before I get to our actual invitations (I know, cruel), I wanted to back up to some inspiration. To be quite honest, I didn’t really look at too many invitation suites to gather my inspiration. I was largely inspired by Mrs. Wallaby’s suite, and a few different options on Etsy.


in love with the Wallaby suite // Image by Mrs. Wallaby


Tuscan Inspired Greenery Suite / Etsy Shop: ShannonKirsten


Floral and Fauna Suite / Etsy Shop: Splash of Silver


Shabby Chic Suite / Etsy Shop: Splash of Silver

It was actually the above invitation that set the tone for the entire thing to come together. We came up with our own spin on the wording and followed a soft watercolour vibe (our own spin on Mrs. Wallaby’s and the third photo).

With some solid inspiration, I pulled together a suite I’m really pleased with (I use I in this, because Mr. Narwhal nodded his head in approval and helped with some return address stamping in the process).

Most of our guests have received our invitations, and we’ve received some rather colourful (positive) responses to them already. And, the best compliment of all (that we’ve received from many), “They’re so you guys.” You know you’ve always achieved success when you hear that.

So, next up—the grand reveal. Oh, how I’ve been looking forward to this post!


Mrs. Narwhal

Watercooler: May 25, 2015
Gallery of the Day: May 26, 2015
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    alysee 1646 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:52 am

    LOVE your inspiration, can’t wait to see what you came up with!

  2. mswallaby Bee
    mswallaby 2070 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:37 pm

    Awww way to make an old bee blush!!

  3. tractor Bee
    Mrs. Tractor 32 posts, Newbee @ 2:40 am

    I love the Wallaby invites! I also had that second photo on my inspiration board as well – love the envelope liner!

  4. mssquid Bee
    Mrs. Squid 49 posts, Newbee @ 6:20 am

    Love, love, love your inspiration! The Wallaby invites were one of the WB posts that inspired me to DIY our own! Can’t wait to see your final product!

  5. msnarwhalbee Bee
    Mrs. Narwhal 87 posts, Worker bee @ 7:06 am

    @alysee @mssquid– Thank you! The post goes up today 🙂

    @mswallaby – seriously!! They’re swoon-worthy!

    @tractor – sigh… envelope liners 🙁 I ended up having to cut them from the suites because I just couldn’t find anything that worked. Thanks for all of your help on trying to make it happen!

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