Monday, October 20, 2008

Keepsake Wedding Gift

Recently on a blog I just can not remember (don't you hate that problem) I got the idea to have a wedding invitation or program custom matted and framed as a wedding gift. And, that my friends, is exactly what I gifted my friend Kalen at her wedding this past weekend.
Update: Thank you to Carrie, at Buzzings of a Queen Bee for reminding me that she gave me this AMAZING idea. Check it out here.

They had a beautiful fall ceremony here. Complete with pumpkins, and fall ribbons, and favors of apple butter. The bride and groom wrote their vows, so I was of course in the seats crying, and then he got out a guitar and sang to her. I was done for! But, it was a wonderful time. Congratulations Chris & Kalen!

Now, funny thing is I had the matte cut for the invitation, but a pen exploded all over it. Luckily, when I got to the wedding, the program fit the exact same size. So I had to do some quick assembly in the parking lot of Walgreen's before the reception.


Here's some pics...

Here is her beautiful program in shades of cream and maroon. I had a matte cut with taupe and the same maroon in her text...If you want to make sure you have a good picture of the gift, have your handsome boyfriend hold it for you...

Then plop on some of your favorite boring beige wrapping paper that works for ANY occasion so long as you gutsy it up with some cuteness...

For looks, add some damask ribbon, a scrapbook sticker, and a cream scrapbook rubber sticker/frame you bought a pack of at the dollar store...

There you have it! A very cute, keepsake gift they will be able to display in their home for years to come.

I just love weddings.

Come back and see me!

~Kara

15 comments:

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

What a great gift! Love it.

Megan said...

Wow! That is creative & beautiful!!! Whenever we get our invitations you can make one for me :) :)

ThriftyDecorChick said...

That is GORG!! I'm sure she will cherish it forever. What a great idea!

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Oh wow, that is sooo neat. I would have LOVED getting that as a gift. Good job, lady. And I love the look of your site. Cute!

Liz said...

Oooh Kara! You are one great gift giver!!!

duchess said...

great idea - I framed my invitation & 16 yrs later it's still on my nightstand.
(mine doesn't look as pretty as this one):)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love how that looks! I posted about this idea a month or so ago, I wonder if you got it from my blog? If so, I am so glad it worked for you! :)
Carrie

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Kara, you didn't have to link to me! That was really nice...I was just excited that my idea was useful to someone else! :)
Carrie

Marie said...

Beautiful gift- inside and out. I even LOVE the wrapping job!

Angie said...

LOVE the gift and LOVE the packaging! I would have loved a wedding gift like that!

leaca said...

The wrapping alone is amazing. That is a great gift idea.

If you need help looking for a camera let me know. I have seen cameras on ebay for great prices. You should take the plunge. You would love it.

Sandy Toes said...

That is just wonderful!!..what a lovely gift!
-Sandy Toes

Lauren and Justin said...

i love me some weddings, too. i wonder why??

you better post something tomorrow for Wedding Wednesday!

ThriftyDecorChick said...

Hey, I awarded/tagged you on my site. You are awesome!

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

This is a beautiful gift idea....so creative and meaningful. I have to remember this!!!!!