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A Wedding Suite

December 8, 2011

As a wedding gift for my best friend Rosalyne, I offered to make their invitations and all the printed matter for their wedding. Wedding invitations are interesting to do because there are so many pieces that you can extend a theme to: Save the Date cards, RSVP cards, favors, programs, thank you cards, directions, coasters, napkins, signage, etc. It’s up to the bride and groom to decide how much they want to be included in the theme.

Rosalyne’s wedding took place in Hawaii (and lucky us who got to travel there to be a part of it!), but she didn’t want the style of her graphics to be tropical or beachy. She was more drawn to a romantic, vintage, but with sweet personal touches. She wanted to tell the story of how she and her fiance, Wes, met and the adventures they had been on. We did this through watercolor illustrations of places and moments along with handwritten, whimsical text that wound its way around the pictures.

Invitation Front

Invitation with illustration of the couple

Rosalyne wanted to use an accordion style structure, which is nice because it lets their story be revealed gradually.

First panel

Middle Panel

Last panel

And in the last panel is the actual invitation to the wedding, after Wes’ romantic proposal to Rosalyne!

Whole invitation

And to add a little bit of the romantic vintage feel, I lined the envelopes with this beautiful floral printed Japanese paper.

Envelope lining

More in the next post!

One Comment leave one →
  1. rosalyne permalink
    December 8, 2011 3:28 am

    I loved the invites you made! All the art work was executed so perfectly with so many special touches that only your two hands could make. The first comment after being introduced to many of wes’ family friends was always about your invites and how impressive they were.

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