Thursday, January 5, 2012

Looking Back on New Design: Liz & Darren's Wedding Invitations

I have already shared some of the details (here and here) from Liz & Darren's glamorous October nuptials, so I figure it is about time to share their invitation suite. 

When Liz approached me about designing all the paper goods for her wedding she already had a well thought out and elegant vision for her big day. She wanted everything about her wedding (from her invitations to the lighting at the ceremony) to mimic a classic, "old world" style. 

The invitations are printed with gold thermography which actually shimmers in certain angles (even though the picture probably don't do it enough justice) on ivory paper that is mounted to a deep purple sparkle paper. The intricate scroll design seen throughout the invitation suite became a consistent design element for the entire wedding.  


The purple paper continued to add a little sparkle as an envelope liner and belly band. 

The full suite consisted of the invitation, printed outer envelope with liner, response card with printed envelope, accommodations card and thank you stationery with a custom one letter monogram. 

Liz really wanted a custom monogram, but knew it wouldn't fit into her invitation vision. So, we created a one letter monogram of her married last name to use on her thank you stationery. Liz also used the monogram on cookies for out of town guests, and her lighting designer made a custom "globe" that projected her monogram on the dance floor during the reception. How cool is that?!?

Liz and Darren were an absolute pleasure to work with. I am thrilled with the outcome of all the design, and wish this lovely and gracious couple a lifetime of happiness.

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