Thursday, March 27, 2008

Remember When

We promised to post more on the very clever, vintage blue bride and here we go. A floral, almost toile look for her invite turned into a very different idea for the reception escort and table cards. The bride, it seems, is just plain crazy about animals. She LOVES them (maybe not as much as her groom... but close!)
Anyway, In keeping with her vintage theme, we dug up old woodcut illustrations of animals and let the guests find their table by heads or tails!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Something Fun, Something Yum

Our newest discovery,... mini take-out favor boxes, have presentation written all over them. This one shows a letterpress printed design as an added touch. Fill them with your hearts delight.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Something Blue

Would you believe me if I told you that when this couple got engaged, two eagles flew overhead. That is almost a fairy tale, but it's true. We recreated that scene for the design of this wedding invitation. You can close your eyes and imagine peaceful blue skies, magnificent mountain ranges as far as the eye can see and a reflection of the sun's rays on the reservoir in the valley below.

Something Borrowed

Traditions of the past, a retro record symbol and a map of the great city of Charleston circa 1872 are borrowed for inspiration in the design of this wedding stationery.

Something New

Just off the press, a very important save the date for a VIP client – yes, Miss Heather Clark of Calluna Events is getting married! We couldn't be more thrilled to be chosen as the stationer of choice for this union.

Here we show them in progress, first the lush green, followed by the oh so awesome orange. Can you tell this is my favorite color scheme?

I wish you could really see the way the center of that poppy pops! Love that deep letterpress impression.

Something Old

These are "old" in that they are from last year, but I didn't have a blog then. Both still boast great ideas in bringing the personalities of the brides and grooms they represent to life. The first one was actually designed by cc creative, not the handmaiden, so technically the kudos belong to her and the BirdDog Press for printing it. What I love most about it is the copywriting: "Radical Compassion, Ferocious Thanks, Infinite Joy .... Plus Free Cake!" – who else's wedding invitations have EVER said that?!

You can't ignore the colors in this ensemble, still as fresh and fun as can be. According to the Handmaiden's Guide to Wedding Stationery, pink represents romance and charm while orange brings vibrance and energy to the occasion. I can only imagine how much fun everyone had at this reception.