|The full Heart Suite|
I have just changed the format of the class. Instead of teaching two different invitations during each class, I am now designing and teaching a themed suite, that will hopefully help the bride and wedding planners with all the stationery required.
This month I have used the Heart theme and have worked with the most sumptuous, elegant, embossed suede, handmade paper and a very classy mat silver card.
The picture to the left shows the full suite. Unfortunately I have not been able to capture the rich colour and detail of the beautiful paper in the photograph.
|The Invitation, closed|
It opens up and beneath the flap is the invitation together with a map to get to the venue.
None of the typed information shows when the invitation is closed, other than the sentiment on the tag "Always & Forever" and on the silver card at the bottom 'You're Invited', both stamped and embossed in silver.
|The Ceremony details for the church|
On the left is the Ceremony card, which holds the details of the wedding party on one side and on the back is a double folded sheet containing the order of the service and the wedding retinue.
|The table card, guests name on the glass|
and favor pillow box containing chocolates
On the right is the table card and on this side is the 'Thank You' message from the bridal couple and the Menu.
If you turn the card around, you will find the Wine list together with the Seating Plan
This card stands open in a 'Z' shape on each table.
Also on the table is a heart with each guests name which is pegged to the champagne glass, indicating the specific seat, together with a pillow box decorated with a heart and ribbon, that can hold chocolates or sweets or a gift, for each person, as a thank you favor from the couple.
It is a very intense lesson, but certainly worth the effort when the set is completed.