My oldest friend Emily is getting married to an amazing guy named Krys. They got engaged right before Christmas and plan on celebrating their nuptials in summer of 2013. I was so excited that I offered to throw their engagement party. Emily is an extended member of my family and it only seemed natural to host the event at my parents’ house in Petaluma. Since the wedding is going to be on a farm with lots of DIY touches, the engagement party will be a little fancier with a wonderful spread of cocktails and appetizers. The color scheme is black, white, and gold and the theme is tying the knot.
When I first thought of the invitations, I wanted to incorporate some sort of knotted ribbon or thread. Emily found this awesome wedding invitation that served as inspiration for the invites. After a few failed attempts, we figured out how to make an invite that, when opened, would have a piece of golden thread that creates a knot. The guest ties the knot as the invite is opened. Cool, right?
I used Paper Source’s A9 gatefold invitation enclosure for the main backing. It’s two little doors that you open and the text is found inside. Emily had a spool of lovely golden twine and we decided it looked elegant but rustic at the same time — which was perfect for the invite. I’m thrilled with the way these invites came out! I’ve been getting an awesome response from the guests too, everyone seems to love tying the knot. Below are photos demonstrating the process that went into making them.
9. Tie a small knot at the end of the twine, so it doesn’t unwind. Slide into the envelope making sure that none of the inside thread is visible. I recommend addressing the envelopes before the invites are inside.