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July 24, 2013

A Wedding - Digi Style

I have Donna here today to share with you (and me) how she used Digital Scrapbooking to help her with her daughter's wedding.  She used her digital scrapbook knowledge to really personalize her daughter's wedding and I think it turned out beautifully.

I'll let her take it away.

When my daughter Becky told us that she and Shawn were finally engaged after dating for 6 years, I knew that I would like to make her wedding invitations. But, oh my, what did I get myself into?! 

Not only did I make the invitations, I made the shower invitations and thank yous. I made the rehearsal dinner invitation. I made the reception guest book. I made banners. I made table numbers. I made labels for bubbles and the jelly jars that served as place cards and were also color coded as to what meals the guest had ordered.

That's not all. I made bridal bingo cards and book marks. I made gift tags to add to her gifts for her attendants. I made the program that was passed out at the church. I even made the card that she gave to her husband-to-be the night before the wedding. Oh, and I made her a photo book of her engagement photos that was delivered to me just in time to give it to her and Shawn at the rehearsal dinner.

And on top of all that, I also baked 200 dozen cookies. (Cookies are big thing at Pittsburgh weddings, but that's a whole other story!) Phew! No wonder I haven't slept in weeks.


The very first thing to make was the save-the-dates. Becky found a few ideas from Pinterest. In fact, she found a lot of ideas on Pinterest. All I had to do was re-create them. We found a place that prints on magnets. http://www.printpelican.com did a great job printing what we had created.


Next she wanted me to make a reception guest book. At that time, I was using Creative Memories sbcStudio software and they had a reception book and all I had to do was add photos and print. So we added scanned photos of her and Shawn. But then we had to change all the fonts because they apparently were not acceptable for Becky (I should mention that she is an English teacher - that would explain a lot of the changes I had to make on almost every single item).


In the meantime, I had a bright idea to make Becky some new recipe cards to give to her as part of her shower gift.


I used your Photo Starter templates for the name tag on the front of the box and your Recipe card templates and then took a picture of each of her Fiesta Ward dishes and matched the colors. These dividers and recipe cards were printed at Persnickety Prints, and are waterproof - perfect for recipe cards.

Next up were the shower invitations. Becky again searched Pinterest.
She then proceeded to tear pages out of her favorite book of Shakespeare to be used as the background. She picked her fonts and her colors.  In preparation for this, I  took Jessica Sprague's class just for making invitations and announcements. The classes were very helpful.  I also made thank you cards, bridal bingo cards (using your Bingo Card Templates), bookmarks and banners for the shower. 

Pages from a Shakespeare book, Fonts are Scriptina, Copperplate, Lobster. Brushes by Jessica Sprague. Thank you cards were printed at Moo.com. Invitations and bookmarks - all printed at Persnickety Prints. Photo of Becky and Shawn by Cat Pennington, Sarasota, FL. (I have the rights to all the photos that she took)


Now we needed an invitation to the rehearsal dinner. This was easy. I used your "A Little Variety Card" templates, another cute engagement photo, and A kit from the designers at Scrap Orchard called Perfect Picnic, that was free with a purchase.



Next, the wedding invitations. These were a major production, changed several times, but we both finally decided on one that Becky loved. She wanted simple. I found a piece of digital lace (sorry, it didn't have a name that I could identify it's designer by) and changed it's color to blue for part of the invitation and pink for another part of it. Becky helped design the main invitation, and an insert titled "The Story of Us," which tells the story of how they met and survived the past 8 years of dating.  Again, I had these printed at Persnickety Prints.


We used the same theme for the program that was passed out at the church.


Also, to be passed out at the church were bubbles for after the ceremony. Once again, we used your Photo Starter Templates. I found a cute circle of hearts from Connie Prince's Globetrotters kit that was perfect for this. Becky found the poem on Pinterest, of course.



A week before the wedding, I decided to finally scrap all those engagement photos. I had this printed as a 10x10 book at Adoramapix.com. I love their books. I gave this to Becky and Shawn at the rehearsal dinner and they loved it.


Then Becky had an idea for a card that I need to make to give to her fiancé for their wedding. Font is Grobold. We had this printed at Walgreen's. I can send them a card and by the time I drive the mile to the store, it is done and ready to go.



Becky's future mother in law made jelly and put it into jelly jars that we used to tell each guest which table to sit at. The labels were also color coded as to which meal they had ordered. Again we used your Photo Starter circle templates, also your Date Seals "make your own" (no longer available). Fonts used were Lobster, Copperplate, Scriptina, and JFRingmaster. These were printed at home using Avery Sticker label.



I also made this banner for the reception:
by Alison Mish Photography

We made one more thing for the wedding that did not involve scrapbooking, but I'd like to share. Becky's bouquet was made out of the lace, satin and sheer fabric, and buttons that used to be my mother's wedding gown. We think it is beautiful!



Oh and of course the Thank You cards that we sent out after the wedding:
Printed at Moo.com. Pictures by Alison Mish Photography


The day was beautiful. We had lots of compliments on all the things we created for the wedding. My next venture will be taking all the wedding and honeymoon photos and making them a scrapbook. And then we get to start planning my other daughter's wedding!

-Donna

6 comments:

Leslie said...

Truly an amazing compilation of project to make a fabulous wedding! LOVE LOVE LOVE the bouquet and all the personal touches you were able to put together for this special day.

Tammy said...

What an amazing project, Donna! Thank you for sharing. My daughter (wants) to get married soon...I'm sure I'll be referring back to your ideas!

Mary @Capturing Magical Memories said...

This is awesome Donna! Love seeing what you can really do with digital scrapping!!

Unknown said...

LOVE it! :)

mnJenL said...

all of it is so amazing Donna! You made her wedding so special!

Donna Penn said...

Thanks, everyone for your kind words!

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