Invitation Creation

by Diana


I have the honor of creating the wedding invitation for a very, very dear friend of mine. Though we live on opposite coasts, and have been "long-distance" except for just two years in high school {this saying can apply to friends, too, right? not just lovers?}, she will always be a friend and sister that I treasure and consider among the closest to my heart. :) That being said, she'll be having an outdoor wedding this coming summer and I'm so excited!

The colors for her wedding are: vintage/midnight blue, gray, silver, and gold. While many of the designs she sent me were playful with illustrations, her husband-to-be wanted something a bit more formal. After taking a look at the pictures that they shared with me, I decided to try and capture elements from the two contrasting designs to find a happy middle ground.

This is pretty much what my first rendition looked like...

note: names/information have been changed for the privacy of my beloved friend :)

note: names/information have been changed for the privacy of my beloved friend :)

Luckily, they loved it {or that's what they told me, anyway}, and after a few revisions I think we have a finalized design ready for print. Now my last leg of homework is to complete the look as a whole invitation suite. I have a good idea of what I'm envisioning, but am still debating between a few color options and ties. Below are some that I liked from around the web :)

I love the color palette, the clean lines & the bold envelope & addressing

I love the color palette, the clean lines & the bold envelope & addressing

Clean & elegant design, while incorporating twine and some vintage elements (love the stamps)

Clean & elegant design, while incorporating twine and some vintage elements (love the stamps)

Playful & earthy, and definitely liking the pop of color alongside the kraft pieces

Playful & earthy, and definitely liking the pop of color alongside the kraft pieces

I'll make sure to post the final outcome after the wedding...or at least a little while after the invitations have been sent out.

While I don't agree with how much some people pay for, prioritize and value invitation design, it is important that it is thoughtful and well-planned/designed, as it is the first impression that your event will make on your guests. Invitations have the power to excite and intrigue while relaying  important information and setting the tone for what kind of event you'll be hosting.

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