Heidi + David’s Quirky DIY Illustrated Wedding Invitations

Today’s real invitations come to us from soon-to-be newlywed Heidi, and her fabulous invitations featuring original paintings and kraft paper elements. Heidi and her fiance are working under a super-tight budget, and since Heidi is a graphic designer and her fiance, David, is a painter, they decided to collaborate on making their own wedding invitations:


Heidi and David created the painting for their invitation together, then scanned it in and added the design elements for their date and venue:


They also painted the RSVP postcard, which features a peacock – a recurring design element throughout the invitation suite:


Heidi and David’s Save the Date also incorporates a peacock feather, as well as adorable photobooth pictures:


Another recurring design element was the use of kraft paper in the invitation suite, like these accommodations and directions enclosures, which were printed using a typewriter font and included with the invitation:


And these favor tags for homemade Buckeyes using a family recipe:


The reverse side of the favor labels features another peacock and a thank you message:


The favor labels will be hole-punched and tied with twine around a kraft paper truffle box that will hold two buckeyes. (Buckeyes are a midwest candy/cookie, which involves a peanut butter ball dipped in chocolate and sounds absolutely delicious). The will be at each place setting along with a totebag that Heidi and David designed and had printed.

And these custom wine bottle labels, which Heidi and David plan to use during the reception.


I’ve uploaded a bunch of additional photos of Heidi + David’s invitations to my flickr page – which you can check out right here.  You can also see more of Heidi’s work on her blog, long live love designs.  Thanks so much Heidi!

{image credits: Oh So Beautiful Paper}

  1. The Buckeyes recipe on the back is so cute!
    If any readers would like to do this themselves but don’t have Heidi & David’s design expertise, they can use the free Ohio printables that Erin from Lucky Designs created. They are really sweet and clever!

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