Happy, happy Friday! I hope your week was productive and so much more! This week feels something like a blur to me. There is good reason why, but i can’t tell you just yet! You will find out next week instead.
I’m still on the hunt for a design intern, so if you or someone you know would fit the bill, get in touch!
Some small goodies this week:
+ Fun with color – the start of an inspiration board with a balloon image.
+ Start spreading the news – save the dates advice and ideas.
+ Logo love – Julian Restaurant
Have a great weekend everyone! I for one am looking forward to the unseasonably warm weather that the Northeast will bring us! Enjoy it and see you next week.
One of the things that I love about my job so much is the flexibility with the work that i do. Granted, a huge portion of it is wedding related – but there comes the times when social stationery, party invites and logos are thrown into the mix and i love it! I am currently working on 2 logos and will have one to reveal next week for you. The other really great part about designing logos is putting together all the fun pieces that go along with it like the example below. I came across this identity while perusing the internet. Designed by Jordan Gray, you can see the rest of the goodies here.
I sort of feel like i am singing the Yankee Stadium song as i type that! Yup, a big fan here. Anyway, i wasn’t thinking baseball music when i wrote that, i was thinking of Save the Dates! The past few months are always a big time of year for new engagements. After the fun of being engaged settles in, save the dates must go out!
Save the dates can stay traditional or can take a fun turn and play on the couple’s personalities! I really enjoy designing save the dates which allow something fun from the couple’s history together, the venue or just something they love as a way to express the information. Save the dates don’t have to “match” the invites either!
Here is a save the date for a bar mitzvah. The celebration was themed international and so the save the date illustrated that. However, the invitation was really formal with traditional script fonts and engraved lettering.
Here is another save the date that set the tone for the big day for Alexis and David. I hand illustrated the birds and branches which weren’t used in the invitations, but were used in all other aspects of the wedding stationery such as programs, custom coasters, out of town packages and favors.
As soon as you start announcing your engagement, be prepared to answer all sorts of questions such as “When is the big day”, “Where will the wedding be” and “Where will we stay”? All of these questions can be answered on your save the date. Whether it is a calendar style, a postcard style, or inclusive of a photograph – make it you and don’t be afraid to get creative!
Way back when… i mean way back when right after design school I found this amazing photo share website. Stock.xchng. It used to be a place where photographers of all levels could upload and share their photos. Other uses, like myself could download and use, free of charge. It has changed a bit since Getty purchased it, but still a useful site and still lots of free images from lots of great photographers from all over the world.
I love to browse through and look for fun images for our home or projects where expensive stock just isn’t in the numbers. I found this balloon image and just love it. The colors are so soft, and it makes me smile. Sort of makes me feel like a kid again. Then, i was thinking… what a great image to base a wedding around. Oh boy – here i go again. Planning another style wedding for us again. Dear lord I hope Christopher isn’t reading, he might start to hyperventilate.
I think if i got married again, I would want a short dress like this one! So here is the start of some colors and a dress style. See how it all comes together!
I’m so excited to announce that I will be interviewing for a design intern position! If you think you are the right designer to help in the studio, please email us at email@example.com!
Happy Friday everyone! I honestly feel like i was sitting here a week ago posting the birthday giveaway and preparing to go out of town. Crazy how time flies! I had a busy, busy week. Working on a project that i will be able to share with you in just a couple of weeks, meeting with new brides and working with existing brides. Good week. I hope you all had a great week too!
Before i announce the winner of the Happy Birthday giveaway, here is a quick recap of the week:
+ A fun DIY escort card project from Martha Stewart.
+ I received my ticket for the National Stationery Show this week and it is like a golden ticket! Three weeks and counting!
+ Some colorful photos from our honeymoon in Greece.
+ A sneak peek at a letterpress invite suite. I can’t wait to share the entire design!
I want to thank everyone for entering the Happy Birthday giveaway. I wish i could have given everyone who entered a swag bag because your comments and support mean so much. I loved reading all of the memories, they were great and thanks for sharing! However, i left the deciding factor to Random.org. I didn’t count the last 2 comments because they were ping-backs that were from my posts. So i used 24 as the number. And the winner is…..
Let’s chat about the design of your cards! I will email you for more information.
I received this invite from my letterpress artist last week and was just so excited over it! I didn’t photograph the entire suite, well… because i’m honestly not that great at detail shots. So, i’m leaving that to my friend Alisha at Clark + Walker to do for me. But, i still wanted to share some of the details of the invite with you. A blind emboss combined with a deep purple and painted edges. The envelopes have a beautiful summery feel filled with branches and birds. I get giddy just thinking about it.
Also, don’t forget about entering the birthday giveaway! Contest ends at midnight tonight.