Amanda + Braydan Modern DIY Wedding Invitation Booklets

This week’s real invitations come to us from the amazingly crafty and super-talented Amanda, who designed and printed her wedding invitations on her trusty Gocco for her wedding in a greenhouse this past summer.  Amanda mixed different typefaces with floral imagery and pops of bright green for a modern design in these DIY invitations:


From Amanda: I used my Gocco as much as possible in the invitation process because I love the idea of metallic inks and a handmade feel.


The whole suite began with the save-the-date tags which were gocco’d on coat tags given to me by my grandma who owns a fur/leather store that has been in our family for nearly 50 years.  I liked that they could be hung on a calendar as a reminder of our wedding date.


I wanted to create a booklet for our invitation because I’m not a fan of multiple pieces in an invitation suite that often seem to get lost and I also very much enjoy book design and bindery.  I sewed each booklet by hand with chartreuse embroidery thread.  All paper is from French paper.


Fonts are Sketch Rockwell and Lauren Script to evoke a friendly and farm-y feel appropriate for our greenhouse wedding and the illustration was created from a part of a stock image.


I have a fondness for mums and dahlias, the main flowers used throughout the wedding, so the illustration was a nice complement.


The thank you cards included an illustration of Thunder Bay (Ontario, Canada) done by a co-worker friend, Heather Cranston.  Many guests traveled from out of town so I wanted them to have a nice frame-worthy momento in appreciation of them making the trip up north.

Gorgeous work Amanda — thanks so much for sharing your save the dates and invitations!  For more details from Amanda’s fabulous greenhouse wedding (and amazing European honeymoon!), don’t forget to check out her blog High Street Love!

{image credits: Shannon LePere}

  1. I love the design but I believe that it was designed by Ork posters. Is Amanda part of Ork?

  2. Love the booklet, but I have the same question as Dana … that thank you card is straight outta Ork, right down to the font and individual letter arrangement. Perhaps the co-worker friend Heather is part of Ork?

  3. Isn’t some of the paper (the confetti dot pattern) from the martha stewart crafts paper line?

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