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The Artful Bride: Wedding Invitations

By Laura McFadden and April L. Paffrath 80 pages. Retails $12.99. Quarry Books, imprint of Rockport Publishers.

This was one of the books that I could find on making wedding invitations. The wedding invitations and stationery featured are wonderfully diverse and range from those fitting for an Asian-inspired wedding to destination weddings, to a country affair. The end results are professional-looking with an artsy feel. I imagine seeing several of the pieces in InStyle Weddings, The Knot, or Martha Stewart Weddings. The 24 projects are divided into elegant invitations; concept invitations; and announcements, save the date cares, shower invitations. The introductions for each project and short pieces on elements of an invitation make for interesting reads. Large photos illustrate what each card would look like. The instructions are easy to follow, supplemented by templates at the end of the book. The projects come with a variation idea, tips, or both.

Examples of my favorite projects include:

  • A fold-out card featuring a heart made with two red overlapping thumbprints
  • A sunprint lacy delight invitation made with paper doilies and pressed flowers
  • An petal fold card held together with an Asian frog and decorated with Japanese papers
  • A tropical invitation sent in a bottle and decorated with shells
  • A magnetic couple poetry kit
  • A champagne bottle label
  • A magnetic save the date card for the refrigerator
  • My favorite! – A destination card made with a hangtag and a country map of the wedding locale

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