Archive for the ‘Invitations’ Category

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Personalized Rubber Stamp

February 26, 2010

Remember illustrator Jordan Kay?  I wrote about her way back when she completed our invite art.  Well, she is still awesome and completed this beautiful logo for Joe and I to transform into a little rubber stamp to stamp our invitations/books/faces/friends/friends’ faces with!

I just ordered the stamp from an Etsy shop called mycustomstamps.  I’m excited to see how it turns out!

Etsy page of mycustomstamps

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Re-post from Style Me Pretty

February 26, 2010

I love love love love this blue.  This is my blue.  Just go read this at Style Me Pretty and love it.

(and another link to a gallery of images associated with the shoot)

Aqua items I love

Pictured above: Hair piece by NevaPlume, Fabric by Roisin Faban

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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

Kate & Caleb 7

“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.

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Free postcards, address return labels and more!

February 2, 2010

Vistaprint offers all kinds of free ‘promotional’ materials and deals when you sign up to be on their mailing list.  I have been told that their logo appears on their free materials, so be warned if you go that route.  Otherwise they offer sweet deals on a weekly basis!

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Free Project Wedding Website

January 30, 2010

Free wedding sties offered by Project Wedding

Project Wedding is offering awesome, free wedding websites.  The pages are great with places to put Maps, how we met, RSVP, registry and more.  Also, the templates are super cute.  Oh, and did I mention it’s free?

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Invite design… done!

January 30, 2010

I sort of had a hunch about when I was going to get engaged, so I contacted my friend Jordan Kay about starting on some art for invitations.  Seattle based but Midwest bred, Jordan is primarily an illustrator but also does textile design.

For my project I gave her a few words like ‘homespun, simple, wildflower, eclectic’ and put the rest in her hands.  I showed her a few images for inspiration, including one of our engagement pictures by Matt Douglas, another talented friend based in Santa Barbara, CA. The other piece of inspiration was one of my favorite album covers of all time, Milk Eyed Mender by Joanna Newsom.

Jordan’s design is playful, unique, colorful, full of texture and just a pleasure to look at!  We will be printing these up to serve as our save the date/invite/announcement.  Photos of proofs to come!