Today I'm really, really excited to share a set of invites I just finished for Abbie and Matt. Abbie is a good friend of my friend Annie's, and she actually got a unique deal on her stationery. This past fall, Annie held an art auction to raise money for the medical needs of children she has been serving for years in Kenya, and my contribution was a half off coupon for a set of wedding invites! Can I just say how flattering it was that Abbie camped out by my coupon so she would be SURE to win it at the auction? That is a compliment! Without a doubt, Abbie was the best person to work with for a good cause - she is such a fun, gracious client and I think together we dreamed up something pretty awesome!
Abbie sent me lots of inspirational pictures: vintage finds, quirky furniture, pretty interiors and embellished textiles.
The feeling I got was a very feminine and subdued palette of neutrals, made special with fine details. And what is more detailed and feminine than lace and calligraphy? With this idea, I moved forward with a tonal combination of antique greys and a lace-inspired pattern.
For the response cards, we added a little personal humor to the options. (Accepts with a vigorous cheer, declines with sadness, could use a tissue) We just assumed whoever couldn't make it to the wedding would obviously shed tears over it. Of course!
I had a little room left on the press sheet, so I went ahead and made some square tags to match - they can be used as favor tags, on hotel room goodie bags, anything! I really don't like wasting paper, so if I ever have some to spare, I use it.
By the way - these photos were taken by the same talented lady that shot Hayley and Reuben's wedding - Callie Murray. We were at Ambient Plus Studio, the location of The Not Wedding 2011, and she took these pictures and a few headshots... I was absolutely blown away by the awesomeness of this headshot (honestly, it's like 30% me and 70% Callie's lighting and camera skills!).
Super excited for round two of these invitations, more projects with Callie, the Not Wedding and more Spring/Summer. Keep reading!