Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ashley & Chris - Seating Chart

Here's a quick look a the seating chart I did for Ashley & Chris's recent turtle themed wedding. This 24" by 36" poster was displayed at the reception and made it oh-so-easy for guests to find their table assignments! I love seating charts...they can be a lovely memento that the bride and groom often frame and hang in their home after the wedding. This one features the couple's custom sea turtle monogram and wedding colors of chocolate and blue!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ashley & Chris: Chocolate & Blue Turtle Invitations

Ashley and Chris recently had a beautiful wedding in picturesque Holland, Michigan; so I thought I'd show off their custom blue and chocolate Pocketfold invitations! It was very important to them that their invites featured something very symbolic to them...turtles! After playing around with a lot of ideas to incorporate their theme, I finally settled on a beautiful little damask pattern that cleverly featured tiny sea turtles.

Directions, Reception, and Response cards were designed to stack together in the pocket to create one seamless pattern!

The back of their directions card included this custom map featuring an adorable little windmill to mark the location of their ceremony and reception!

I also created a monogram for them featuring the same sea turtle which was used on many of their printed items: A seal to hold their invitation folders closed, save the dates, table numbers, a wonderful seating chart (stay tuned for more about this!), and fan programs. (The fans came in quite handy for their outdoor summer ceremony!)

Sunny & Andrew's Save the Dates!

Sunny and Andrew wanted something a little more formal for the invitations for their travel themed wedding, but when it came to their Save the Dates they were open to something a little more fun and kitschy! I came up with the concept of a souvenir "big letter" style postcard where the letters would be filled with scenes from destinations around the world where they've traveled or lived together! Their special request: sticker covered vintage style suitcases with luggage tags bearing their names...

The reverse was styled to look like a hand written note on a souvenir postcard and gave guests an early clue to the theme of their wedding. The final product was an incredibly detailed and personal Save the Date like nothing they'd ever seen before!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sunny & Andrew's Travel Themed Wedding!

I recently completed these invites for Sunny & Andrew. World travelers who spend most of their free time together on exotic globetrotting adventures, when it came time to pick a theme for their wedding the choice was obvious! Sunny and Andrew asked a dear friend of theirs to draw an illustration of a globe that we then incorporated into a custom invitation suite in their colors of burgundy and cream.

I designed a custom pattern featuring a compass rose motif that we used throughout the suite. Their envelopes even had custom matching liners! (I can't say enough about how much "wow factor" a custom liner adds to your invites...) Inserts were held in place in the folder style invitation with a custom paper band.

The folder was bound in a wide custom paper band with their monogram and wedding date. Mailing envelopes featured a coordinating design and machined calligraphy mailing addresses!

We also did a great little custom map with driving directions on the reverse.