- 9 years ago
- Wedding: December 1969
Now that the invites have started going out to our guests, I thought it would only be right to post photos of our gocco-ed invitation suite at the place which started it all, weddingbee 🙂 I would never have heard about the beauty of the gocco if not for WB and Mrs Penguin for all the wonderful gocco posts.
Without further ado, our invites:
Image 0377: The main English invite and the various envelope liners used. I wasn’t able to find the same print for all 300 invitation cards (my craft store doesn’t stock that many of the same design 🙁 ) so I did the next best thing and bought varying sorts of paper in similar shades of pink, reds, peony colours etc and made sure they tied in with our peony emblem to match the invitation card.
Image 0378: Here we have the English invite, the Chinese invite, the reception card , the back of the reception card and the belly band. (For the belly band, I used Mrs Emerald ‘s DIY belly band tutorial except that I used ribbons made of paper, rather than satin. A lot of TiVo time was spent with the ribbons).
This suite ties in with our wedding colours of pink (varying shades, not fussed), cream gold and white and our love for simplicity – we kept it simple and back to basics with the peony taking centrestage (I LOVE peonies).
Goccoing was fun but can be tough particularly when you are doing 300 invites X 2 (Billingual invitations), and that’s not counting the spoilt cards. I had fun doing it but got really tired towards the end – 600 invites is no joke!! But looking back, I wouldn’t have it any other way. There are too many gocco DIYs on the weddingbee so I wouldn’t bother doing up yet another one but feel free to shoot questions (I’ll try to answer them, although I am still an amateur at this!) 🙂