Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Real Wedding - Danielle & Chris

This past June Danielle & Chris had a whimsical fairytale wedding, that came together beautifully! Danielle admits she had to use Pinkpolka Wedding Design for her stationery simply because our name had her favorite color in it.... PINK!! I had such a lovely time working with Danielle to not only create her Cinderella inspired invitations, but also the variety of reception stationery that accompanied it. I was so impressed with Danielle's consideration of every little detail in the wedding decor that was executed by Jennifer Bergman Weddings on the day of. Especially impressive was the extensive and elaborate candy table...yum! Below are some fabulous photographs of their reception stationery taken by Shandro Photo.
Beautifully considered candy table with 3 customs framed signs
"How sweet of you to join us" framed sign
"Please help yourselves" self-standing table sign
Table names which used famous and celebrity couples
Favor tag
Die-cut butterfly place cards
Gift opening invitation
Ceremony programs
Custom hard-cover guest book
Seating Chart with gorgeous tassel, crystal and wood details that the bride created herself!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Erin & Rob Sneak Peak

I created reception stationery for Erin & Rob's eco-friendly wedding, which was held in early September and was coordinated by Julianne of A Modern Proposal Event Planning. I got a sneak peak at the favor stickers and can't wait to see the other amazing shots taken by Erik Hornung. You can see the full post of Erin & Rob's bridal and formal photos on Erik's blog.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My Wedding Invitation!

For my wedding I created bold graphics in a black, white and yellow color palette. I was inspired by deco Palm Springs interiors and my favorite designer, Jonathan Alder. I challenged myself to create a simple package that was compact and tidy. My solution was a custom die-cut pocket which, from the front, appeared as a standard 5"x7" postcard style invite, but had a pocket on the back which housed the rsvp insert and reply envelope.

All pieces were printed on Classic Crest's duplex in solar white and epic black. To create a subtle black on black pattern on the back of the invite and rsvp insert I printed a double hit of black using a UV printer, which gave the effect of gloss foil. While majority of the printed invitation and rsvp were black and white I decided to make a bold statement by using a bright yellow outer envelope, complete with a 4bar reply envelope.

Instead of using a monogram I decided to use the word "LOVE" as our wedding logo which was applied through out the reception stationery. Keep checking back, as I will reveal more of the unique reception stationery details I created!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Get Creative with Guestbooks!

With all the customization happening now in weddings there is no exception to the guest book. I find a lot of couples are deciding to prompt guest to respond with more than just "name" and "message". By using unique page layouts in custom hard-cover guest books or using wish cards with a specific question guests are required to dig a little deeper for meaningful messages. See below for some examples of recent guest books pages and wish cards.
Custom page layout from a hard-cover guest book, including photo insert
Single guest book page on 8.5"x11" sheet of paper

 Custom wish card
Custom wish card