Archive for the ‘Engagement’ Category

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If you were wondering…

February 18, 2010

A few people bouncing in from Offbeat Bride are wondering… what happened?  Did I get in engaged?

The answer? YES!  And here’s the story!

Joe and I went to visit our friends in Santa Barabara California to escape the long hard Wisconsin winter.  We spent the week biking, cooking, reading, playing bocce ball, cruising around wine country, crafting and being outside every moment possible!

On January 11 Joe drove me up into the hills to go on a hike together.  We saw a cool rock and decided to climb up to it. Once at the top I was looking out, taking a picture… and Joe said ‘Hey, Shelby… look at this’.  I turned around and he was on bended knee.  I of course said yes.  And cried a little.  And we took a few pictures together and then drove back down the mountain, our lives forever changed!

Yes!

Jumping for Joy

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Designer Profile: Custom Design for Your Wedding- Kari K Design

February 18, 2010

Here is a write-up from Madison graphic designer and photographer Kari K about her design process in creating all the print material for an upcoming wedding. Kari does a variety of work with print materials—from graphic design to beautiful and affordable handmade books. Her exploration of the world of print and paper is truly inspiring, and her fun, yet precise work reflects her dedication to her craft. Check out her work for this wedding, and hire her for yours!

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kari k design ::: blog ::: twitter ::: facebook ::: flickr

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“In October 2009, Kate and Caleb approached me to shoot their engagement photos and design a customized wedding package for their March 2010 wedding. They wanted an invitation design with a “shabby chic vibe” that would let them incorporate multiple photos of them from their engagement photo shoot. Along with a custom-designed invitation and RSVP postcard, they also requested a wedding program, illustrations of significant stories leading up to their wedding, table cards, name cards, napkin cards, menu cards and signage for the reception. Their wedding in early March 2010 will feature eclectic vintage and antique decor, with brown, gray, peach, ivory, and metallics as the main colors, along with chartreuse accents. My main inspiration was derived from a piece of decorative sheet music from the 1920s.

Since the wedding package was to include so many different pieces, I wanted to be sure to create a distinctive personal emblem to reinforce the atmosphere of their wedding and add richness to even the most mundane signs—”bathroom is up the stairs, to the right.”

Kate & Caleb Invitation-Wax Seal Cover

The invitation was key in kicking off the event, so it got a lot of attention. Prominently featured on the cover of the invitation is their customized emblem stamped into a gold wax seal that contrasted with the smooth, chocolate brown paper. This booklet-style invitation allowed them room for the invitation, information for the guests, and two full-page photos from their shoot. The hand-binding added an extra personal touch. Their RSVP postcard featured another photo of them from their shoot and tucked neatly inside the envelope, along with the invitation. Not only do they have distinctive wedding invitations, their custom wax stamp is now theirs to use and enjoy for as long as they like.

Kate & Caleb RSVP Card Emblem

To save time and money on printed materials, they created a wedding website that gave the guests more information about the wedding party, maps and directions to the ceremony, and an option to RSVP without going to the post office or buying a stamp. This simplified the process for both the guests and those involved in coordinating the wedding. Also, because they had their entire wedding package designed and produced by the same designer, they ended up with an elegant, personalized, consistent look and saved them the hassle of going through multiple vendors for their printed materials.”

– Kari K

Kate & Caleb Illustration Snippets

See more photos on kari k design’s flickr photostream.