#tbt to my first wedding invitation. I’ve designed it and printed it for my friends who this year celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. It was a fun but very time consuming project and I got to do it all manually, no computer involved. I worked with a vintage raised metal type that I set in the composing stick, setting letter by letter, line by line. It took me at least 3 attempts to find the type with complete alphabet that had all the letters I needed that weren’t damaged (“a’s” were always needed!) and yet I had to compromise on the ampersand that doesn’t match ;) I have to say I still like this invitation and it’s imperfections and how modern it looks given the traditional way of designing and printing it.
A quick sneak of the day-of-wedding stationery for the wedding this weekend. It’s been a crazy, fast turn around but I’m happy we made the deadline! My favorite designs from this wedding are the unique, square place cards. I absolutely can’t wait any longer to see more images from this wedding ;)
Here’s a peak at a recently wrapped up wedding collateral. This custom map not only captured the spirit and look of the wedding but also introduced the guests to the location of the wedding ceremony and reception. It’s always such a great idea to show a smaller area, a close-up view of the location. I’ll be sharing more images from this fun wedding invitation suite in the next few months.
Back in early September, I was six months pregnant and brainstorming stationery ideas for a photoshoot for Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom with my friend Rachel from Finch & Thistle Events. I thought I have at least 3 weeks to execute some amazing ideas. But, oh well, best laid plans… Things didn’t go as well as I had hoped for. Mid September plans changed radically, and after my routine morning ultrasound I was “wheeled” to the hospital from my doctors office and told that as of today I’m starting my maternity leave. Yes, I was put on the hospital bedrest at 28 weeks! Not fun at all… Of course, I had silly, unrealistic expectations and really hoped I can work up until the due date… carrying twins! Just writing this make me laugh.
To maintain my sanity, I’ve decided to keep working on fun projects and this one was definitely the one. Rachel visited me often at the hospital and in between Terbutaline shots (to calm my contractions) and multiple doctor visits throught a day, I was able to finish this amazing stationery by early October, just in time for the shoot.
The Winter/Spring 2010 issue of Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom is on the newsstands now (has been since December) and I’m really excited to finally share with you this project. Thank you Rachel Bowes for inviting me to be part of this amazing collaboration. You can view behind-the-scenes on Rachel’s blog.