Business + Branding Education for Fearless Boss Ladies
Update (May 30, 2017):
Welcome! You’re most likely on this page because you found my invitation pin on Pinterest. I’m so glad you’re here and happy to share some exciting news…
This invitation suite is now available for purchase!
I’ve been absolutely overwhelmed (in the best way possible) by so many of you asking to use this design for your own wedding. I am beyond flattered and so excited to share it with you. Because of the huge demand, I simply cannot keep up with custom orders. So I have recreated the design for you to customize yourself and purchase through my new online store.
Earlier this week I shared that my own wedding was featured on A Colorado Courtship. So today I thought I’d share my wedding stationery design with you. Creating these custom designs was one of the hardest parts of my wedding planning (it’s always so difficult designing for yourself!).
You may notice the style looks similar to my business branding – I was going through my rebrand at the same time. What can I say? I have a ‘look.’ I think I may have also been influenced by the fact that we were living in California wine country while I was designing these. My real goal was to create a warm and sultry feel without anything that screamed “fall colors.” I had all the stationery printed on pearl finish paper — which has little reflective flecks in it. This really highlighted the colors.
Here’s a little snippet about my creative process that I shared with A Colorado Courtship:
Being a graphic designer and wedding photographer myself I knew that the details were so important. So I poured a lot of energy into creating a unique look for our wedding. I approached the design like I would any other project and decided to “brand” our wedding complete with “logo” (which I refer to as our monogram) and color palette. (You can view my wedding branding design here. I wanted a very classic glam feel to my wedding and used Coco Chanel as my inspiration. This can be seen in the blush/rose gold with bold black typography. I added oxblood and gold as colors which I felt created a rich and moody palette without being obviously “fall” colors. I love how it all came together.
Because the wedding had so much of my husband in it (being a military wedding at the Air Force Academy) I wanted to incorporate an artistic feel so it would also represent me. I hand painted a design that I then scanned and manipulated on my computer to include our wedding colors. It became a motif that was used through out our wedding day and I thought it nicely complimented our venue. After I designed our wedding brand – which was the look and feel of our wedding – I used that design to create all of the printed pieces, including our save the date, invitation suite, a guest signature poster (instead of a guest book), table numbers, etc.