Monday, July 30, 2012

Catherine and Derek's Military Wedding

Catherine is actually the little sister of my little brother's best friend (long winded way of saying "we grew up together"). I was thrilled when she contacted me about designing her wedding invitations. Catherine's fiance, now husband, returned from his deployment right before the wedding. Needless to say, Catherine wanted to have elements in the invitation that honored Derek's service, but also wanted an elegant, modern and simple invitation. We incorporated the colors of Derek's formal blue uniform (which he would wear at the ceremony) into the invitation by using navy and gold letterpress on a thick cotton paper. The off-center alignment of the invitation gives it a slight contemporary flair, and allows Catherine and Derek's custom monogram to become the hero.

This was the second military wedding I helped design invitations for this summer. I have so much respect for both of the couples I worked with. They have such a strong bond of love, patience and understanding. It is such an honor to be a small part of their wedding. I hope you enjoy.


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Courtney and Chad's Destination Wedding

Courtney and Chad are a wonderful, fun-loving, energetic couple from Chicago who got married in an elegant and modern ceremony in the "one-and-only" Las Vegas. They wanted their wedding invitations to encompass them as a couple, as well as set the tone for their destination wedding. This suite needed to be elegant and modern enough for their stunning pool-side wedding, but also whimsical and playful to fit the Vegas destination. In the end we printed the custom invitations that included the actual lace from Courtney's dress with gold ink on white gold paper (talk about sparkle). The suite included a response postcard and wrap around labels to pull everything together. Courtney was a blast to work with, and from the few wedding pictures I have seen her wedding was equally amazing! Enjoy!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

New Blog Design: On the Purple Couch

Bahia, the owner of On the Purple Couch, came to me awhile ago looking for a website and branding for her new consignment store in the DC area. I was instantly sold on her vision for the store. She wanted to create an experience for everyone that walked through the doors. The Purple Couch represents the state of mind when we are relaxed and content. It is much more than a consignment store. It blends fashion, home and the creative drive that everyone has.

Since I was so excited about the overall concept, it was easy to create a modern, relaxed and feminine look for the store. Bahia and I worked together for a few months perfecting the cohesive branding, design and collateral that included signage, paint, mailings, tags, bags, etc. And, right before the grand opening events, the simple, elegant and functional website (that Tony from Evenpar Solutions developed) was live. I am thrilled to show you the website design for On the Purple Couch. I hope you enjoy.