If you're getting married and one of you is a graphic designer, the task of making the wedding invitations tends to fall on you. That's ok with me though! I was full of ideas immediately. From the start, I wanted to make something personal to us that highlighted our complimentary differences in a nice way. People are always commenting on the differences in our appearance so I thought I'd use our two hands together: his big, swarthy Australian hand and my pale, little goth hand.
The reason they're severed and in a box is because, well, I thought it was kind of funny and cute... in a strange way. It's like a pop up surprise: the outside of the card is like the outside of the box then you open it up and get a fright and maybe a giggle.
Here are the invitations:
Along with the invitation card and the rsvp card, I also slipped in a postcard-sized print of a little caricature I drew of Tim and me. I purposely drew the dress and jewellery differently from what I'll be wearing on the day because I want Tim to get a surprise. And, yes, he is is that much taller than me!