DIY Invitation Heaven

Hold. The. Phone.

Lily, awesome stationary, and handmade things. This post has them all and my heart is exploding with golden sparkles and sunshine rays and a million rainbows.

When Ester told me she was going to create her own invitation suite I had NO IDEA she was going to blow me away with her leave-no-awesome-detail-behind approach. Seriously, homegirl thought of evvvvverything, AND she did it with perfect style.

Lily was SUPER excited to see them arrive in the mail! My little helper bee.

If you are feeling as inspired as I am, here is the rundown of how you can create your dream invitations all by yourself, too:

-Custom Postage stamps (featuring an image from our engagement session!!) were created online at

-Envelopes from Paper Source.

-Addresses printed on the envelopes at home using a free font found online called “Channel.”

-The “Please Deliver To” stamp was designed by a friend and then created online at

-The return address stamp was lovingly created by Foryoo, an awesome Etsy artist.

-The small vintage stamps for the return envelopes (my favorite touch!) are from an Etsy shop called Treasure Fox.

-Ester explains, “For the invitations I worked with Xiomara from Something Modern on Etsy. She helped with the invites, the RSVP,s the map, and the tag. I gave her a bunch of different inspiration pictures for all of those, and we both looked for images using vector images. This took over 60 emails of back-and-forths, so she was definitely an angel as I made edit after edit. (after edit).” Woah! Somebody give Xiomara a medal!

-Something Modern doesn’t do any printing, so for this Ester went with DigitalLizard and CatPrint.

-The buttercream baker’s twine came from an Etsy shop called The Twinery. So perfect!

As you can see, this was certainly a labor of love!

Ester made me giggle when she added, “This all elicited a lot of head-shaking from Ho Kai (my fiance) who sweetly offered to help me at the end with the stamping and packaging. It was a WHOLE lot more work than I had initially thought (and after I mailed them all out I found some mistakes!!) but I love them, and they feel like “ours” so I am happy.”

Ester, as someone who never settles, I give you a giant high five! You knew what you wanted, and you went out there and made it happen. Your invitations are amazing, and we cannot wait for your big day.

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