Monday, June 29, 2009

Cindy & Patrick : Wedding Day Accents

I had the pleasure of standing up in one of my best friend's weddings this weekend. It was a perfect wedding day for Cindy and Patrick, and I was thrilled to be a part of it!

I created a few stationery items for their wedding day that coordinated with their invitations and added some personal style and color to their event.

Patrick emailed me about a program note that explained the significance of their honey reception favors. His email cracked me up: "what if we throw in a small little blurb about the honey at the bottom. Or do you think that's a terrible stupid idea? Maybe even a small, cute little bee graphic? Or have I just lost it at this point." haha! I loved the idea, and love how it turned out!

Their married name is Stiff...this had to be done!


Table number signs, which were placed in silver frames on each table.

The gobo light and their beautiful yummy cake!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Jessica & Joseph : Wedding Invitations

Jessica and Joseph are planning a sophisticated wedding day in Downtown Detroit. We discussed a few different format options for the invitations and Jessica decided to move forward with a panel invitation that is wrapped with a wide champagne monogram band.

The invitation features their names in a formal script and a scrolling border design in shades of ivory, pale pink and black. The champagne metallic monogram band has their monogram (two Js) on the front side and "a celebration of love" on the opposite side that holds the insert cards.

Reception, response postcard, accommodations and custom map inserts were created to assist guests who will be traveling in for the wedding.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Carolyn & Todd : Wedding Day Accents

Carolyn and Todd are soon to be wed in Sanibel Island, Florida. I created some paper items for their wedding day that have a clean white and blue beachy vibe.

I designed the escort cards with palm tree and starfish illustrations that were used to distinguish the dinner choices.

Photo table numbers feature their very handsome dog! These were done in sepia for a more neutral look.

Carolyn shared a photo of a monogram decal that will be displayed on a mirror by the dance floor. I replicated the style and made this a focal point of the guest book sign, menu cards and signature drink sign designs.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Andrea & Alejandro : Wedding Invitations

Andrea and Ale' knew right away that they wanted to incorporate a zen-like photo with a vellum overlay as their wedding invitation.

They chose a beautiful photo with water flowing with rocks. The invitation itself was designed on an ecru vellum overlay that was affixed to the layered invitation with a navy satin ribbon.

With many wedding guests traveling in from out of town, they wanted an accommodations and location map card created. These ivory and pale blue-gray cards were wrapped with the response card / envelope in a navy shimmer paper wrap.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Coral Bridal Shower Invitations

Inspired by the floral centerpieces that will be on display at the shower, this invitation features a bundle of retro-looking coral flowers that flow over the invitation wording, and a monogram frame of the couple's first names below. Coral mailing envelopes with address printing complete the look.

Stay tuned for Tom & Joanna's wedding invitations!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Aimee & Jay : Wedding Invitations

Aimee contacted me after seeing a sample on my blog in shades of pink and black metallic paper that she thought would be perfect for her wedding invitations. The format she chose for her invitation set is a z-card with a paper wrap to hold tiered inserts adjacent to the invitation.

The style for their wedding day will be formal with romantic and dramatic details...a Victorian theme for the wedding reception. For design inspiration, Aimee sent me a few of her wedding planning photos this photo of her gown's waist detail caught my eye.

I created a frame around the invitation that has a similar look, and she loved it. A crystal accent was added on top for some extra sparkle. Also, the elegant script font was swashed throughout for drama.

The inserts include a directions /accommodations card, a response card and a reception card.

Oh yes, there will be dancing! :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sarah & Jason : Wedding Day Accents

Sarah and Jason's wedding day accents came together so quickly! They are designed in a vintage gold and black style, similar to their wedding invitations. The vintage damask pattern and their married monogram carries through most of the designed pieces.

Their custom seating chart features the dinner menu and wine selections.

Ceremony programs

The table numbers are one of my favorite components...instead of numbers, they list places with a special meaning to the couple. The folded cards are dual-purpose too...the back includes an "in lieu of favors" charity donation message for guests.

I also created monogram cards that they're planning to use as their wedding thank you notes.

Royal Birthday Party Invitations

I designed these cute royalty-themed birthday invitations for Princess Sophia and her younger siblings - Prince Alexan and Princess Marissa (twins). Their birthday invitation is enclosed in a stylish yellow metallic pocket with a tiered cake seal and features drawings of the little ones in their royal attire. Inspiration for the design came from the prince and princess party accessories that will be on display at the upcoming event.

Janice & Jim : Wedding Day Accents

You may remember Janice and Jim's periwinkle and black swirl wedding invitations. For their wedding day, I created coordinating ceremony programs, table numbers and escort cards. Congratulations Janice and Jim!