Idea & Inspiration:
GZ deserve only the best so the pressure was on when they put their trust in me to make their Save The Dates. The two are having a rustic, waterfront wedding in Maine (dreamy!) and after browsing through a few of my previous projects, they opted for letterpress with a vellum insert to unclutter our little 3.5″x5″ Save The Dates.
I always start with a clean design slate with every couple but I do ask that they provide inspiration projects and after a few Q&A’s and prototypes, we get to the finished design. Typical things I ask to help get the design juices flowing:
- Composition of package: Number of sheets?
- Size/Shape: 3.5×5? 5×7? square?
- Wedding Color / Theme
GZ wanted something:
- Would not require anything more than standard postage
- Matches their wedding colors
- Not girly colored (one of her wedding colors is dusty rose)
- Incorporating and image of something Maine is commonly known for
- Subtly implying a nearshore destination wedding.
Here it is!
It’s been 3 months and a day since my cousin, her husband and their parents hosted a beautiful late summer wedding. Invitations were put in the mail 7 months ago. And, it’s been an entire year since we decided to keep with their Save the Date Letterpress Coasters and designed letterpress coaster wedding invitations incorporating the U.S. Navy, their wedding colors, and a nod to the wedding venue – a bird sanctuary.
All this time has passed but it still warms my heart to have had the opportunity to contribute to their wedding planning journey. I freakin’ love these two people.
Signs signs signs. We needed signs for my cousin’s wedding.
Chalkboard signs are all the rage and were fitting for her rustic wedding.
I’m better at digital work than I am free handing so these instructions by Indie Craft Parade helped me join in on the chalkboard fun without going back to art school to learn a thing or three thousand about typography and drawing.
Here’s a peek at her wedding and the signs in action.
Photo Credit: Lauren Fair Photography
A long time friend of mine is getting married to his perfect match. He always said he would help me build my wedding invitation portfolio by commissioning me to do the job when the time came. I half believed it not because I didn’t want the opportunity but because I didn’t want to get my hopes up. After 7 agonizing months after he proposed to his love he finally inquired. I’m so grateful! Thank you GZ x infinity!
A week before their engagement photo shoot, his fiancé asked for advice on chalkboard signs. I overzealously offered advice and assistance. You have to understand, one month prior, I made four different chalkboard signs for my cousin’s wedding so I still had the chalkboard sign making fire in me!
The credit goes to GZ’s search through Instagram and Michael’s. She found inspirations of people holding a polaroid shaped ‘frame’ at a bridal shower’s photo booth and she purchased a speech bubble shaped sign which she wanted to use for her dog.
We’re so pleased with the results!
Photo Credit: Nadra Photography
One anniversary, one beautiful baby girl and a whirlwind of a year later, D&J’s wedding photos are featured on Style Me Pretty.
Isn’t her wedding beautiful? Don’t miss the detailed gallery for more photos and another glimpse of the wedding invitations.
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D&J Wedding Invitations
It is a wonder that Avery or its community of users haven’t created Illustrator compatible versions of their templates. After much trial and error with the Word template offered by Avery for their 1 1/2″ Round Labels, I believe I’ve created a version for Mac and/or Illustrator users.
U-0266-01_P PDF Version
My cousin doesn’t ask for much but when she does it is usually a brilliant idea that would only be our pleasure to help bring to fruition. She asked for a tea party bridal shower. I’m not quite sure why but I proposed a secondary theme of vintage french linens to match. So, off we go to design the invitations!
Oh So Beautiful Paper curates gorgeous paper goods. Our version of a Tea Party Bridal Shower Invitation was inspired by two of their features. Joy’s Tea Bag Bridal Shower Invitations is featured on many paper good blogs and it’s obvious why. Our design is largely inspired by her creation for her cousin’s bridal shower with a slight french linen twist inspired by a Lucky Luxe wedding invitation. Stay tuned for the next steps.