Thursday, 7 June 2012
Illustrated Wedding Invites
Illustrating our invites was one of the the aspects of wedding planning I was most looking forward to (and nervous about - lots of pressure to design something appropriate and attractive!). We discussed and tried out lots of different ideas, but in the end decided to go with a relatively classic monogram design with some pretty illustrated hummingbirds and an illustrated map. I did all the illustration, design and printing of the various elements myself which was incredibly fun, and I'm really pleased with the result. I tried out a bit of map illustration for the first time, which was much trickier than I expected - I definitely gained a new respect for map artists! In hindsight I would have outsourced the printing to save a couple of stressful weeks shouting at my uncooperative printer(!), but I'm glad we did it ourselves as it allowed for some nice pearlescent card and a gatefold back over the map on the interior of the invite.
After all the planning stage and roughing out concepts, I'm also now brimming with spare invite ideas which I will be perfecting and finishing off over the next few months so that I can stock my shop with some standard customisable invite designs, as well as taking commissions for completely custom invitations.
If you're planning a wedding and would like to discuss a custom monogram or invite commission with me, then feel free to send me an email and I'll be happy to have a chat with you about your ideas!