Every once in awhile, a very special friend comes along. That is the case with my dear friend, Etani. We started working together a couple of years ago, and after awhile had struck up a close friendship. When Etani announced her engagement to her fiancé, she immediately asked if I would design her invitations...and asked me complete with a banner from the best store ever... Paper Source! I just knew I had to do something special for her.
So I schemed and planned, and came up with an idea to gift her a small package of a couple of different pieces I specifically designed for her. The first thing I came up with, was a small sign of their engagement date. I know I don't remember the exact day that Jon and I got engaged, and I thought it would be nice to have a little memento (other than the ring!), of the day your fiancé proposed. I also thought that if they were doing an engagement shoot, she could use the banner in the photos. I did a post awhile back of some bachelorette buttons, and this is what they were for! I included eight sets of bachelorette buttons for the Bride and her bridal party to wear on her bachelorette weekend - or whenever! :)
Etani and I both love writing notes. I feel like we are constantly on rotation with sending each other thank you notes. So I thought another great little gift would be some custom thank you notes to send after the wedding. I also designed a return address 'label' with Etani's married name, and printed that on her envelopes as well. Finally, I had to put in an additional gift in there for her: a $100 gift card good towards her invitation design. :)
I managed to find a chartreuse box at Hallmark, (because everything in my life, including gifts to other people, has to be in chartreuse) and packaged all of the small pieces together in one box. Finally, I designed a little note to top it off once Etani opened the gift! I had SO much fun creating this, and thinking of all the little pieces to celebrate Etani's engagement. I am so excited for her and Gil, and am so excited to be part of their special day, and this new chapter of their lives!