I enjoy doing anything creative, so naturally I love to wrap gifts, but mostly love giving them and try to create a unique gift if possible. There is nothing like getting a gift that is so perfect for you and you love everything about it, from the way it was presented to you, to the packing, and of course the gift!
I bought a large frame from Crate & Barrel that had a custom mat where several size photos could go. I made sure that the frame would be a good fit for the couples home style. I took their wedding invitation and copied a couple of times so that I could create some custom cards using their invitation, quotes, monograms and their names.
The couples’ invitation.
I made their monogram on my computer and added my favorite quote, “And they lived happily ever after”! I used turquoise card stock to add another blue to the frame.
I cut their invitation anchor and added it with their names to tie the entire look together. It is these details that make this gift look professional and very special.
I went to the store to shop for something else to add to their frame and ended up picking this blue water heart card out! Love!
It just needed a little of Holly & Seth!
Here are some of the custom cards I created. All with blue fonts.
I took the boarder of their invitation and cut it to fit perfectly around their ‘established’ card.
The final gift has plenty of space for wedding memories and photos. I love that I started their memory frame, but they get to add their own touches to complete it perfectly for them!
I never give a gift in a bag, and with the scale of this gift I had no other choice but to use paper.
I love white and only white for a wedding. This is handmade paper that was made through fair trade practices.
I used a strip of burlap fabric for an earthy looking bow. I love contrasting everything- soft and rough.
To add their ‘blue’ wedding color I tied in a blue ribbon and monogram on their card. To keep with the beach feeling, I placed an ornamental starfish.
The couple recently moved to the coastal area, so I liked the idea of also giving them a fresh set of Ralph Lauren beach towels. I used a stripped paper, but kept things similar with the bows and starfish. To combine the two gifts I added an extra layer of the fair trade floral paper to this gift.
You can’t go overboard with a newlywed couple and monograms!
And they lived happily ever after and I am happily gifting!