Lyndsay over at It’s A Date Event Design has been producing some stunning invitations lately (chocolate box your style? Lyndsay’s done it!) and I loved this sweet book invitation she recently completed and sent over.
Lyndsay gave us some great details about the project that need to be shared along with the photos! “I put together these invitations for my dear friends Lis and Jay in July, that I made out of re-purposed Mills and Boon books from my local op shop (amongst other goodies)! This project was such fun to put together, and quite an international affair -these invitation books traveled all the way to Glasgow, Scotland, where the bride and groom and the majority of the guests were, to be sent out in lovely little brown paper packages, tied up with string!”
“This project was a labour of love for my dear friend Lisa-Marie to celebrate her marriage to Jay – both are talented writers and avid music fans, so when it came to thinking about the format for their wedding invitation, a pulp novel seemed like the perfect solution. I commissioned good friend Dale Harris of Studio Ink to design a custom type creation for the “front cover” of the book, based on hours of research into the pulp novella genre and lots of Old Hollywood movie posters!”
“The cover opened to reveal the invitation to Lis and Jay’s nuptials, as well as a short story/scrapbook of how the couple met, a hidden compartment which housed a little button badge pack with gift tag, gift registry information and fold out map, and closed with a little library-inspired pocket and library card inside the back cover, which guests could fill out and return to the couple with their attendance plans.”
“Each invitation was re purposed out of vintage romance novels (many a Mills and Boon was harmed in the making of this project!) which were stuck together page by page to form the hollowed out secret section and rebound with the couple’s custom artwork. The dedication page was made out to each guest in receipt of an invite, and each book included a beautiful silk ribbon bookmark. The great thing about this suite, apart from being completely “Lis and Jay”, is that I imagine many went straight to the bookshelf for keeps – a lovely memento of a beautiful day.”
Want to create the invitations yourself? Head on over to Polka Dot Made where we’ve posted links to Lyndsay’s free Scrabble download!
Photos by It’s A Date Event Design