Saturday, November 17, 2012

New Design: Alison & Tony's Architectural Wedding

When Alison and Tony contacted me about designing their wedding invitations, I immediately knew they were going to be perfect clients. As a couple they are down to earth, smart and incredibly kind, and as clients they brought those wonderful traits along with a love for paper, details, and a willingness to go outside-the-box to the custom invitation process. (Not to mention, the mother-of-the-bride was beyond amazing, and one of the best mom wedding planners I have ever met).

The couple got married in the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, an architectural beauty in downtown Chicago. From the beginning of our design process, they envisioned the building playing into their wedding paper. The structural and unique lines became the main visual element in every piece of the suite (along with all the day-of design). The overall look was modern, but by using more traditional typography we added in a classic touch. In the end, the letterpress printing, cotton paper, and attention to detail combined with the architectural theme helped build joyous anticipation for Alison and Tony's big day. Enjoy!

  Close up of the response card and detail card.

 The structural lines on the invitation implied the height and strength of the venue.
 The entire suite: invitation, response card, detail card, and thank you stationery.

All of the day-of paper also matched the invitation suite. The program was the main element, but we also did signage, table numbers, escort cards and much more. 

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