Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Shelby's Lilac Invitations

Shelby knew exactly what type of wedding invitation she wanted when she first emailed me; ecru panel invitations with a lilac graphic and purple printing throughout.

After the lilac illustration was created, the rest of the invitation design came together fairly quickly.

The purple envelopes add the perfect touch of color, and the response and information card inserts are held neatly together with a rich purple satin ribbon.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Floral Bridal Shower Invitations

I worked with Niki's MOH to create these apple green and chocolate brown bridal shower invitations. It was a bit of a balance act to create an elegant formal invitation with a monogram that also fit with the bride's style, which was described to me as "hippie chic" / Anthropologie-esque...but I think we succeeded!

For design inspiration, I *happily* browsed the latest spring fashions at Anthropologie.com, and decided a bold floral pattern was a must. The pattern we chose frames a monogram of the couple's first initials, and I love that it's a feature yet also woven into the print. To balance the organic look of the pattern, I used a mix of more formal block fonts for the invitation wording.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Save The Date Postcards

I designed Rebekah's wedding save the date postcards to be simple and elegant with a pop of hot pink - a look that will carry over to her pocketfold wedding invitations. The postcard format is a fresh way of spreading the word to family and friends, and it saves on paper and postage costs too.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Janice & Jim : Wedding Invitations

The decor theme for Janice and Jim's spring wedding is the color periwinkle. It will be used throughout the wedding, from the bridesmaid dresses to the bouquets and centerpieces. They had pictured an ecru invitation with periwinkle design, but decided they really liked the idea of using a periwinkle paper with black design, allowing the color to stand out even more.

The format and components of the invitation set are as simple as it gets - a layered panel invitation and response postcard, but it is really striking with the black floral scroll graphic that is used on both pieces.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Laura & Dan : Wedding Invitations

Laura's wedding style is Old Hollywood Glamour, and I was blown away when she sent me this photo of her gorgeous reception venue - the historic Colony Club of Detroit.

To fit with her theme, Laura's wedding invitations were designed to look elegant, opulent and glamorous.

The invitation itself is a substantial ecru panel with a decorative vintage pink mauve and metallic gold frame.

The ornate pink an gold framed response card was bundled with the accommodations and directions cards in a gold wrap featuring the guests' names. The directions card features a custom-designed map of her Detroit ceremony, reception and accommodations locations.

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Friday, March 6, 2009

Eat, Drink and Be Married!

I've had a blast creating invitations and stationery accents for Amy and Steve's upcoming wedding! For their wedding rehearsal/dinner invitations, Amy and Steve were interested in something colorful, snazzy and with a different look than any of their other wedding paper items.

We decided on a black and white z-card with a bright yellow envelope to add a punch of color. The invitation has an "Eat, Drink and Be Married" title that was designed to look like an old fashioned pub sign. A poem and invitation wording carried through the rest of the piece, along with my favorite element of the invitation...the place "setting" that was used to illustrate the theme.

Stamp is available for purchase here.