These invitations are for the mother of a close friend of mine, Taylor. I was so happy that she asked me to do the invitations for her small, autumn wedding since I've known her and her daughter for a long time. I loved all her ideas for the wedding, the colors, the location - the whole thing sounded so warm and organic, I wanted the invitations to feel the same way.
These invitations ended up being some of my most favorite I've ever done, something about the texture of the ink, the richness of the colors... I can't quite put my finger on it, but I feel like they invoke a distinct fall atmosphere.
Since the couple decided to do an online response and the reception will be held at the groom's home, we made a reception card with reply information at the bottom - double duty!
This picture is a little blurry, but when I printed the invitations, there was a bit of paper left unprinted and I don't believe in letting any paper go to waste! We decided to make it into a little card with the couple's "logo" at the top. This card could be used for thank-you notes, or small notes for guests to write congratulations at the reception.
I enjoyed working on this project because it is a great example of taking a very simple approach with paper and creating something beautiful in ink. No bells or whistles, just a graceful design, keeping the whole project on a reasonable budget.
However, someone didn't love this project as much as I did... our adopted stray kitty named Garbage (for you Office fans) was very jealous that I wasn't giving her attention while I was trying to shoot these photos. Here's her trying to destroy the set...
And subsequently rolling around adorably. If only I weren't allergic to cats, haha...