Wedding Date Twins

Thursday August 7, 2008

I really have been busy with design work. I have a first. This is the first time I've been asked to design invitations for weddings that are on the same day. These couples are in essence wedding date twins. Their wedding dates are the only thing they have in common. The style and feel of each wedding was radically different from the other. This gave me the opportunity to really flex my "design muscles".

Pam & Geoff
Pam and Geoff were referred to me by the very talented coordinating duo - Jill and Stephanie of Style and Grace Events. When I met them, they told me that their wedding colors were inspired by cymbidium orchids, only in reverse. They wanted burgundy as the dominant color with spring green/chartreuse as an accent color.

Additionally, they said they really liked the look of the dahlias in my wedding invitations from last year.

Here is what I came up with...

Burgundy Pocketfold with Chinese Symbol for "Love" printed on a Stardream Enclosure

Invitation and Inserts printed with Raised Thermography

Close-up of Invitation

Close-up of RSVP Card

Close-up of Map Card

Janice & J.D.
I have worked with Janice previously. She had me design bridal shower invites a couple of months back. This time it was a little more exciting because I was working on her wedding invitation suite. The extra challenge for this job was that Janice wanted to Gocco print all of her stationery. I had the very daunting task of creating a design that would translate well for that style of printing.

She and her fiance J.D. wanted invitations that evoked the rustic romance of their reception venue, The Firestone Vineyards' Crossroads Estate.

They also sent me these photos as a frame of reference. My apologies for not knowing the origins of these invitations.
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Here is my design coupled with Janice's painstaking printing and invitation assembly. Janice is quite a trooper. She spent over a week Gocco printing these babies. To not leave anyone out, her fiance J.D., rounded the corners of each card and added the wax seals to the belly bands.

Invitation Bundle

Invitation, Reception Card, and Directions Card

RSVP Card and Envelope

Both suites were a lot of fun to work on. I'm looking forward to designing the rest of their wedding paper paraphernalia.


Little Things Add Up

I have my very fun Sunday to recap and I will get to that a little bit later. I have been remiss in blogging about my design projects. This is not for lack of work. Thankfully, I have been fairly busy. Over the last month, I have been working on 2 invites suites and a plethora of small projects. It's these small projects that have really kept me busy. In the last couple of days, I have delivered 3 of them.

The first of these to be delivered were personalized notecards. These were requested by Melissa. Melissa wanted to give them as gifts for the hostesses of her bridal shower. She described one hostess as funky and the other as a girly girl. This is what I created for her.

The second project I delivered was for Wendy. She requested Bridal Shower invites for Janice. For this job, I was able to resurrect a design that another client had decided was not in keeping with the style and theme of their wedding. To add a teeny bit of flair, I created a matching envelope liner.

The latest project to be delivered was custom table numbers for Frances. Frances and her fiance Michael wanted to incorporate pictures of themselves growing up as part of their table numbers. Frances emailed her photos to me and I created a simple design. They had a whopping 17 tables! So, this could probably be classified as a medium-sized project. I didn't want to bombard this post with too many photos.

That was a preview of my small projects. I'll be debuting the two invite suites shortly.
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