Jane created this fabulous vintage English teachers wedding set using simple and effective techniques, she loves all things old and is married to a teacher and her daughter is studying to be one too! She has used real green apples, old books, doilies and a blackboard technique in such clever ways that just accentuate the theme beautifully! The splash of green dotted paper compliments the green apples and makes the set cohesive.
Jane used die-cuts hearts from black card as mini chalkboard, she wrote on them using the white Galaxy marker which have a great opaque finish. A smudge of white ink was applied over the top of the words using fingertips but you can use a small sponge if you wish, this gives the look of left-over chalky residue. The Fleur Tile textured folder with vanilla card looks like pressed tin which adds to the vintage theme.
The invitation is the first taste of the wedding that your guest are going to experience so it’s a good idea to be elaborate and set the theme, Jane went with a pop up card for the invitation but to cut down on time and cost you could leave the inside plain.
Use old jars to house a large silk flower or use a small posy of live cream blooms for a fresher feel. Jane stained a sheer fabric curtain with tea, let it dry then ripped it into stripes and used it as ribbon which gave the items a great rustic feel.
The name plaques were taped to tops of paddle pop sticks and the other end was cut to a point so they could be inserted into the apples. For a great country feel place them on tables covered with red checked tablecloth.
Jane used a folded piece of crimson card and added a text page on either side so it would like an opened book. A handy hint that Jane would like to share is to always read the print before using it, and make sure you use a love story and not a horror!!
The thank you cards are slightly smaller and less fiddly, the flower vine is sitting upright and no doily was included.