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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Our Wedding: Polaroid invitations

Polaroid invitations by Jos├ęphine Jameson
Photography by Benj Haisch

The process of our wedding invitations was quite an adventure... Since husband and I both love photography, we wanted to incorporate that into our wedding, from our DIY photobooth Save the Date to our Polaroid wedding invitations. I first saw this idea from a graphic designer online so I hired the company to create our invitations. Three weeks before the projected deadline of sending out our invites, the company completely ceased contact. I sent reminders and questions, but received no responses. Finally, when I still hadn't heard back on the day we were supposed to have sent the invites out, I contacted my online friend Josie. Josie and I have "known" each other for years, and she had recently started her own graphic design company. I emailed her in a panic hoping she would be able to reproduce the vision of our Polaroid wedding invitations. Josie worked super hard on them, cutting out all the photos and Polaroids by hand, and shipped them to me within a week. She even gifted us a handmade personalized family tree, which was so sweet. Josie, I cannot thank you enough!


  1. Thank you so much for the opportunity and the post, Carolyn!! I'm feeling so blessed right now. :)

  2. Can you pleaseee quit being so adorable! These are such cute ideas! I want to steal them all! lol <3 Sarah

  3. this is such a cute idea!! and so original too :)

  4. This is insanely cute! What a fantastic idea.

  5. amazing! love it :)


  6. this is such a cute idea!

  7. i'm a fan of anything polaroid, and so I'm totally loving these invites. And the paperclip detail is so key.

    ♥ Diana

  8. Wow! They turned out great! Glad you were able to get it all worked out!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  9. these are so so pretty, love them!

    Katie x

  10. Wow, I would have had a panic attack regarding the first company. Glad everything turned out great! Josie did a great job!

  11. Awww...such sweet and creative way of doing a wedding invitation!!! Will keep think mind for the future,hehe


  12. Hi Carolyn,

    Beautiful Idea. Love the vintage feel to them.

    Wondering, how did you make your wedding website through tumblr?

  13. Hello,

    Would you by any chance still have your friend contact info. Would love to do these for my wedding invitations.

    Thank you,

    1. Hi Megan,

      Her name is Josie Rees and here is her Etsy: Fabulous Fiesta!


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Love, Carolyn