I love what I do. I get to be involved in creating dream stationery for wonderful couples. But as Uncle Ben said in Spiderman “with great power comes great responsibility.” (Lol- my inner nerd is showing… I know!) Some couples come up with the coolest ideas, but they scare me! Enter Emily and Jeremiah.
Emily contacted me and said they were having a Wizard of Oz/Native American themed wedding. What a cool idea! As you can imagine they could not find an invitation to match this fusion theme. Enter you friendly neighborhood custom stationery designer! My excitement to be involved was quickly followed by “can I do this?”
Luckily, Emily had an extremely specific idea of what she was looking for, so she was able to tell me and guide me along this collaboration. The colors, what she wanted included, even the font type. I love when I send a design to a client and the response is “Yes!” Even “yes but…” is a great response. Knowing we are on the same page is so rewarding.
Emily drew a dreamcatcher that was being used in other elements of their wedding and she wanted it included in the invitations. More of that “can I do this?” panic began to set in. But I was ready for the challenge and I was determined to get it right. I jumped in and started to digitally recreate her drawing.
Throughout this process I sent dozens of emails to Emily asking what she liked and what she wanted changed. I may have bordered on annoying! But I tell all my clients at the beginning of the process to always be honest. I want my clients to get the perfect design so if it isn’t perfect please tell me. I can keep making changes. If I am way off on your design vision, please tell me and don’t worry about hurting my feelings. Emily took my word on that and always told me what needed changed. The color shades were difficult to get perfect, but we got there. I would rather send a design 100 times to get it right than have a couple feel like they must settle with the first one.
Once the invitation was done we moved on to the info card. They were having a camping weekend wedding so there was a lot of information for their guests as well as a map. My process is to do the invitation and then use the elements to make the matching pieces. Emily decided she wanted the dream catcher and the yellow brick road on the information card as well. It tied the card together nicely in a suite.
While this theme was out of the box, I was so happy I took on the challenge. In the end, I was proud of the finished product and Emily and Jeremiah were happy. What more could I ask for?!
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