I drew my inspiration for this project from the AMAZING wedding invitation, which was designed by another friend of the couple. The invitation had a beautiful, boldly colored floral motif, which was even incorporated into the stamp on the envelope:
Here's the invitation itself (the type design was quite lovely but I erased the details in the interest of privacy; can you guess who's pleased with herself for learning how to use Photoshop today?):
Here's a close-up of the design element that I wanted to feature in this project:
And here's the pouch itself:
I should mention that this was my first time stitching on linen, and it was an absolute dream to work with! Now that my wedding-related crafts are done, I wonder which project I should focus on next...?