So I was the lucky one chosen to do Beth and Adam’s wedding invitations! It’s always quite flattering doing anyone’s invitations but this was especially special because I love Beth and Adam as a couple so it was a ton of fun working with and for them.
Their color scheme was black with pink accents and they wanted to convey class and simple elegance. I decided to introduce them to pocket folders because I knew the majority of their guests were from out of town and I like how pocket folders sort of create the ultimate “package” for invitations. Everything fits neatly in the pockets, the invitation is securely mounted, and I think deep down everyone loves the way it feels to open a little package… it feels like a gift I used a rose metallic stock to print the actual invitation and insert cards. I’m often weary of metallic stocks but I loved this one, it was so heavy and had the perfect amount of shimmer to it without being over the top. I kept the fonts simple but elegant and incorporated a thin satin ribbon on the right side to create some balance and to add some texture.
I always think invitations set the tone for not only weddings but any event. Whenever someone asks me what they should wear to a wedding or event I normally ask what the invitation looks like!
For the programs, table numbers, and place cards I kept the same simple but elegant feel. I also used the rose metallic stock as the invitations in an attempt to tie everything, from invitation to day of, together.
The place cards were actually mini photo albums, when you opened the album, the first page was a photo of Beth and Adam. The albums all looked so gorgeous at the reception laying flat on the table, but unfortunately I didn’t get back up to the cocktail hour fast enough to snap a photo of them! Hoping the photographer did though!
Beth had explained to me what the center pieces were and how they looked so I went off of that to design the double sided table numbers. I chose a nice clear serif font that was easy to read from most distances, used the same rose and black stock as everything else, mounted the rose stock on the black stock, rounded the edges with a punch made specifically for that purpose, and used the same width black satin ribbon as I used on the invitations.
I still can’t believe the wedding has come and gone and all my work for Beth and Adam is done. I had so much fun working for them and the whole family. And the actual wedding was not only a blast but one of the most gorgeous ones I’ve been to! It was also pretty cool to see all of my work in person. Usually I do the work but don’t attend the weddings so it was neat to see it and everyone’s reactions to it. I have one more wedding I’m wrapping some programs up for this summer then I’ll be searching for some more clients! Perhaps doing some holiday cards? We shall see!
Thanks again to Beth and Adam for giving me the opportunity to work for you. Hope you’re enjoying your honeymoon!