I haven’t blogged or journaled regularly for nearly a month. I admit I feel a little out of sorts. On the heels of a successful open studio sale my family is now in wedding mode, with our youngest daughter getting married in a few weeks. So I figured the way I could be a better blogger and not neglect all the life-changing things going on in our family is to blog about what is going on with us and how it relates to an artful life.
This is Merri & Sean’s wedding invitation. It is so “them” reflecting their personalities, common ground, and well-matched love.
|copyright Valerie Sjodin 2011|
I put the invitation together in photoshop from a journal they sent back and forth during their long distance relationship. They each worked on a two-page spread and then would send it in the mail to the other. The base of the invitation is from a page Merri made and the rest of the elements were scanned from other pages in their journal. Then I cut and pasted them in layers in photoshop. The design was sent to a postcard/card company in pdf form to get printed.
Then I ordered “paper bag” envelopes. The serendipity in the envelopes is that when the back flap is lifted, the word “together” is all that shows before the person takes the invitation out of the envelope.
Here’s a few family photos from the “Vintage” themed bridal shower. It was a beautiful gathering of women who have loved and influenced Merri over the years.