Here's a little project that I did with some teamwork from my friend Malorie (who designs textiles for Anthropologie in Philadelphia, brag, brag, etc.). I've known Manning and Lindley for a long time, Manning being a college classmate of mine from the good old University of Georgia; this was a project among friends.
Anyway, Manning and Lindley come from a town in south Georgia called Thomasville, and when they asked me to help them with their wedding stationery they wanted to feel that Southern charm. This involved drawing plants beyond my talents, and that's where Mal came in. I traded her a fancy Williams-Sonoma garlic press for the gorgeous illustration of a bittersweet branch - bartering is the best!
While keeping a traditional structure and illustration, I wanted to make the Save the Dates more contemporary with a modern color palette and clean typeface. I think the final result is something that satisfies the tastes of many Southern ladies and the unique exuberance of Manning and Lindley!
Keep checking back on the blog for Part 2: the wedding set!