August 20, 2010

Featured Project: Wedding Invitation

Filed under: Featured Design Project — Tags: , , , — lidia @ 9:00 am

Wedding invitation, program & escort cards

When a graphic designer and copywriter get married, it’s pretty obvious who will design the wedding invitation and graphics. Being your own client can be challenging though—especially when you’re planning a large event such as a wedding—but there was no way I was missing out on this design project!

Our theme was an urban tropical wedding. Wanting to avoid tropical cliches, I created a simple, elegant orchid illustration in a dark coral and spring green color palette to be used throughout the wedding stationery.

Since I’m obsessed with paper, it played an pivotal role in the design process. With the help of my Mohawk rep, I used Mohawk Options for my Save the Date Postcards. This recycled, double-thick cover stock was heavy enough to assure the postcards would survive the mailing process unscathed.

Wanting to incorporate both of our cultures into the Invitation design, I used Canaletto, an elegant cotton paper made in Italy by Gruppo Cordenons, for the invitation suite and accented it with a wide green sinamay ribbon, a natural organza mesh ribbon made in the Philippines.

Designing our wedding invitation, graphics and décor while juggling client projects and wedding planning was a challenge, to say the least. But seeing the finished product and realizing I had captured our vision made it all worthwhile. Calling on friends along the way helped too. I was lucky to have a fabulous printer-friend, as well as helpful connections in the paper and gift industry, allowing me to find exactly what I needed to carry out our creative vision.

Wedding favors, table numbers & menu cards

Photography by Simply Jessie Photography (Chicago, IL)

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