Mariz and James were a wonderful couple to work with. They were referred to me by my friends at Danner and Soli Event Rentals (Love my fellow wedding pros!). They came to me with an idea I had never done before. I am always up for the challenge of something new.
Mariz showed me a picture from her Pinterest page. She liked a layer of vellum over card stock. This is a wonderful way to add depth to stationery. I loved the look and was excited to help them achieve the look they were going for.
The design required an eyelet to be punched into the sheets to keep them together. I had never done that before but again, I am always up for a challenge. So I set out to start figuring out how to make it work. I would have to be sure the layers lined up when the eyelet was punched. To make it work I put a dot on the design of both layers so when they printed I could line them up when punching the eyelet.
Now that I had the logistics figured out for the final product it was time to start designing the text. The design on the vellum needed to not obscure the photo coming through but also needed to still be legible. They wanted the text to be deep purple. It was a great way to incorporate one of their wedding colors into the invitation.
On the back of the card stock is where all the details for attending the wedding went. Their ceremony and reception were not in the same venue so they needed to include both locations on the invitation. Traditionally reception information goes on a separate card but this design allowed for it to be included in this design.
I usually advise clients against putting all the information on the invitation but they liked the idea of having it all on one card. We also kept the purple color throughout the design. When the text on the back was designed they decided that it looked a little plain so they wanted to add a wreath with their initials in it.
When the design was completely done I did a sample print of the photo and text on a white card stock and a pearl card stock to show them options. They chose to go with the pearl card stock. It gave the invitation more texture.
I really enjoyed working with Mariz and James! They got me thinking outside the box and I grew as a designer and was able to give them the unique invitation they were looking for.
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