Sunday, February 11, 2007

Invitations away!

Nearly a week ago, we finally finished and sent off our invitations. Since I'd blogged a lot about our decisions along the way, I wanted to show them off on our blog - with all of the identifying information removed, of course.

I made these myself in Adobe Photoshop. The invitation is from an old (1960s or 1970s) photograph I have of two swans (you get 3 guesses why the swans...):

The reception insert is made using a 1920s painting, "Where There's Smoke There's Fire" by Russell Patterson. I absolutely love the dress and the dainty cigarette holder!

Just after we finished these, another bride-to-be who's planning a 1920s wedding emailed me. She sent me an example of her 1920s-style invitations, and agreed to let me post it on my blog.

Her invitation is admittedly more 1920s-looking than my main invitation (although I think I made up for it with my reception inserts). However, a swan theme in my wedding has always been a certainty, which is of course the reason for the swan photo on the invitations.



At 1:29 AM, Blogger djbebe said...

I love your invitations - especially the insert with the cigarette holder. I'm having a 1920's wedding too, in May - some of your links have been very useful - thanks for sharing! I'm collecting links too, but mostly in - however I'm not having a traditional 20's wedding, more like a 20's party that happens to be our wedding.

Good luck with it all!

At 2:02 AM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...

Thank you for your email! The 1920s theme is also heavier at our reception than the ceremony itself, although many of the manifestations of the theme - such as my dress and the bridesmaid dresses - naturally carry over to the ceremony as well.

I'm glad my blog has been helpful. Stay tuned - I have more to post in the next few days!

At 7:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where can I find the old black and white drawing of the couple next to the unicycle?????

At 7:54 AM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...


Honestly, I'm not sure. The invitation was emailed to me by one of my readers over a year ago. I'll see if I can get a hold of her for you though, and post back here if I find out anything.


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