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May
17
2013

Since Christmas to now, I’ve been busy doing nice stuff, like choosing the wedding cake, car, photographer, shoes, booking the church and reception venue and finally making ‘the’ decision and buying my wedding dress!

Regarding the photos, I’ve been looking at real life wedding pics on the Snippet & Ink website, which have captured fun, romance and the moment.


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Chelsea & Scott

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Bethany & Eric

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Rachel & David’s Pastel Country Club Wedding

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Gabrielle & Kevin

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I’ve selected a lovely berrie and pale blue colour scheme for the wedding. These are two of my favourite colours and are also the colours within my partner’s kilt, that he will be wearing on the big day. The ceremony will be in the autumn and I would say that the red berrie colour will especially fit perfectly with the autumn season, complemented with hints of cool blue tones. Also, blush pink and ivory colours could look perfect within this colour palette too.

Colour scheme moodboard – red and pale blue

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I have produced a few more ‘Save the Date’ cards and these are just two of my favourites:

Hand drawn invite

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I love the hand drawn aspect of this design, however it takes some time to create, which I do by hand on paper first, then scan and redraw it in Illustrator. To produce other stationery i.e. wedding ceremony with venue information, menu cards etc, again, they would take longer to produce than if I used fonts that are already in InDesign or Illustrator. Therefore, I have designed an invite that is pretty, modern and has a romantic feel (flowers and the typograph).

Final ‘Save the Date’ invite

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I really like the feel of this invite. It spells out ‘romantic wedding’ and did not take long to create. I feel confident producing the rest of the stationery in this style, perhaps changing the pink background colour to fit within the colour scheme and play with other types of flowers too. Perfect!!

 

 

Wedding stationery

 

May
17
2013

Since preparing for my wedding, I initially spent hours searching and designing wedding stationery. I wanted to design my own range that represented romance and my appreciation of contemporary design. At present, I have designed the ‘Save the Date’ invite and have been developing ideas for the wedding invitations, menu and rsvp cards, as well as the seating plan. I just love graphic design and I have displayed what is around at the moment, selecting designs with different styles of fonts.

In my opinion, I would say that the styling and theme of stationery that people choose, reflects their personalities and how you want to come across – preferring whether you like french sophistication, fun loving or perhaps a romantic theme. The use of typography can help to support this also. The styles I like the most are script, san serif and handwritten fonts for wedding stationery, especially if it is done in a contemporary way and I am always on the look out for something different. In particular, I look for strong colour palettes and compositions, nice imagery as well as interesting typography!

There are many designers and companies providing wedding stationery, however I will only mention 3 websites where I have shown a range of lovely designs, that display a variety of font styles and themes.

 

Wedding stationery from www.notonthehighstreet.com:

Carnival

This range is in keeping with the fairground theme, that I was looking at on May Day. It is Carnival Wedding Invitations by Project Pretty and they have used a soft palette of pale blue and grey, on a crisp white background.

 

More designs from Not On The High Street

 

Gypsy

Gypsy Wedding Stationery by A Bird & A Bee. This invitation has a delicate handrawn font, accompanied by pretty floral top and bottom detail.

Chevron

Chevron Personalised Wedding Stationery by Little Cherub Design. This design is very vibrant and bold. I love the horizontal repetitive chevron pattern – simple, yet effective!

 

Wedding stationery from www.behance.net

Graphical design
By Erik Oelke. This range uses typography and a few graphical elements (hearts, circle shapes, boxes etc…). The main colour scheme is black and white, which is broken up by the pink envelopes.

Handpainted look

By Jolly Edition. The hand drawn floral illustration is lovely and the designer has used a variety of fonts. I am particularly drawn to the pale blue background colour and the illustration, then the names of the yet to be ‘bride and groom’ and finally, the ceremony date. The overall look, looks fresh and pretty, but not “fluffy”.

Floral pink

By Alisa Bobzien. This is another favourite of mine. There is a lot going on, yet it works! I love the pink invitation with the decorative white border. It is not over fussy and the decorative element is used again on the rest of the stationery, yet in black. Pink is used again within the flower. Beautiful!

 

Wedding stationery from www.minted.com

 

Fiesta Folk art

Fiesta Folk Art by root beer float. This design is very pretty. The turquoise background colour is deep enough to enable us to see the white text and pattern clearly. Also, the text is centre aligned, fitting snuggly within the mirrored patterened frame.

Bistro

BISTRO by chocomocacino. This design is pretty minimal,using only fine black type and linear graphic elements. Yellow is slightly used to highlight the ceremony date and informing people that a wedding invitation is to follow.

After Sunset

After Sunset by Kristen Smith. This design reminds me of old films i.e. the text sections inbetween moving slide scenes. I love the Victorian details, such as the swirly lines around the top ‘C’, the graphic line seperating the names and ceremony information, and the chosen fonts. There is some texture to break up the black background. Again like most of the above stationery designs, the text is centre aligned. Possibly this is either what alignment style I like or it is a trend that is popular at the moment?!