Friday Finds: Wedding Style- Country Shic Invitations.

I shared our of last June, but I know I've not really said much of a word about the wedding planning since!  Sorry friends- you probably forgot all about it!

We really just wanted to stretch it out some and just enjoy being engaged. It's been nice, every day we grow closer and thoughts of the wedding seemed farther and farther from both of our brains until, after being hounded by friends & family members for quite some time, we decided it's finally time to dip our feet into the hell loveliness that can be wedding planning.

More about the detail of things later on, but generally, we will be having 2 outdoor receptions in relatives' backyards (one in the deep south & the other on a north eastern farm) so I thought it fitting to scout out some cute country chic wedding invitations on the pages of etsy:

Illustrated Watercolor Wedding Invitation

I spotted this beautifully themed watercolor invitation on and fell in love.  The artist hand paints your customized portraits, text, and a floral filagree.

It got me to thinking how since our costs are very low (which I'll discuss later) why can't we splurge on the things we both value?  I.E. anything artsy that we can insert into our affairs.  So I started looking for more.  Here are some other great choices:

Before I decide though, I think I'm going to whip out my watercolors and see what I can come up with on my own.  It's nice to know that if that turns out to be a big flop that there are so many great choices out there!

Today I'm linking up with Rose of Randomcreative for Friday Finds.


Lin said...

The thing to remember is that it sits on someone's fridge for few weeks and then it gets tossed. Get something nice that you are happy with, but don't go crazy on cost. The "wow" factor lasts only for a few minutes and then it is lost. Save that money for something else.

I can't wait to see the wedding plans coming together!!

Vivid said...

What a cute collection! It is really inspirational :) we love a bit of bunting so you should defo add some into your design :)

Erika said...

Lin is right on! I made my own invitations and am glad that I was able to create what was important to us. Keep it simple, memorable, and offers a feel for what to expect at the reception. and realize that you might be the only ones wanting to frame it:)

Keytiques said...

Great Inspiration! I'm sure you will be able to come up with something just perfect for the both of you!

Rose said...

Great finds! I especially like the mason jar set. I know that you'll be able to come with something beautiful.

Thanks for linking up with me and promoting.

(I know that you don't want to hear this, but I'm still getting word verification.)

Stela said...

I really love that water wedding invite!
We ended up doing our own wedding invitations and it was so much fun drawing it up.
Can't wait to see what you do!

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

Thank you for letting us get a peek as to what you are up to regarding wedding plans.. it is an exciting time for you, I am sure! And being on a budget will just step up the creativity to make your day even more magical..

So fun, Nancy!

Monica said...

I know planning a wedding can be stressful but try to enjoy this as much as you can. After all, the wedding is just a moment...what you are building together is what matters the most. Congratulations!

LimeRiot said...

I didn't even know you were engaged!! Congratulations. I really love the watercolor invites. So special. I think the fireflies are also very sweet. Have fun with the planning. I look forward to hearing more updates.

We decided to run off to Vegas instead of having a wedding but I love vicariously enjoying the planning others do for their special days :).

Jessi said...

Those are really nice! I also just noticed your button and added it to my blog :)