For me, designing wedding stationery is like taking a break to eat that naughty bar of chocolate when you should be working.
It’s just heavenly.
Whilst it’s not my primary business focus, I just adore designing personal wedding invitations and stationery. Every piece is always going to be so very different to the next but beautifully personal to the couple’s big day. I treat the design process in exactly the same way I would a Brand Identity so bespoke design like this can often take longer than you would first think.
My lovely friend Carrie and her fiancé Patrick asked me to help them at the start of the year with a view to having an exclusive invitation design that showcased a snippet of the magic they’ve planned for their special day this Summer; an afternoon ceremony followed by a lantern-filled, moonlit marquee reception full of twinkles, soft pink colours and champagne drinking under the stars. With clear ideas around what they wanted for their day and a mood board of colours and designs they loved, I set to work on a style that was destined to be very different to any other I’ve created.
Pat and Carrie opted for a less traditional sized card – just shy of A5 – with double-sided inserts that sat behind the main invite and were tied with a silver ribbon, in keeping with their sparkly, glamorous evening theme. I’m so looking forward to seeing their plans come to life and celebrating with them this September.
Big congratulations to the happy couple!
Let the dress shopping commence! 🙂