Handcrafted & Casual Invitation Inspiration

Last week I told you that I'm going to be designing my own invitations (along with sharing some gorgeous calligraphy), and I've had some fun gathering inspiration for the invites. To go with our backyard-style wedding, I want to keep the invitations casual, while still being sophisticated, personal and special. I definitely want it to have a handcrafted style. Handwritten type, line drawings and perfect imperfections.

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I also love little personal details. How cute are these symbols of the bride and groom here--especially the plaid vest. I almost feel like I know this adorable couple :)

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And finally, I adore kraft paper. I think it perfectly fits the casual vibe. Paired with chevron, lace, or splashes of color, you can't really go wrong.

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Did you design your own invitations? Any words of wisdom?