28.4.08

Wedding Invitations


So there's just under a couple months till my June 21st wedding back in Toronto. Last month I was busy designing my wedding invitations. It was a big job, but a lot of fun and a great exercise in using my graphic design skills. As a short note, my wedding theme is 1920's/art deco inspired and a big part of the theme is in the use of feathers. In other words, the theme will consistently be carried through by the use of peacock and ostrich feathers. Adding a theme to such a big event gives way for tons of creativity and fun things to work with. My florist is especially going nuts over the idea and has even postponed her holidays to tackle my fun and creative themed day. I've started things off by including the feather and an illustration/graphic of a peacock in my invitations.

A big part of the design process was in the paper selection. One can find this same paper and many many other options at www.envelopments.com . I love their "pocket fold" line, which is what I used as a starting point. I've chosen these paper designs because they are bold and somewhat reminiscent of the era, but at the same time they are modern and fashionable patterns.

The first image here is a small thumbnail of a peacock illustration I quickly drew up that seemed to stick. As messy as it was, I proceeded to trace it out and clean it up in Adobe Illustrator. The results were bold and expressive. I kept the same illustration throughout each piece of the package and only cropped where needed to highlight a certain part of the bird/feathers.





I’ve captured the art deco feel in the use of typography, which needed only to be simple to make a statement. I also came up with a stylized monogram for us and plan to use it throughout the theme. The final touch was added with a few simple iron-on rhinestones for embellishment, a bold double satin black ribbon and a lovely peacock feather to really get the point across. So far my guests are going crazy over my invites. I hope you enjoy them as much as I had making them. To mention, all pre-press production, printing, cutting and assembly were also done by myself.
















15 comments:

Fenridal said...

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Anonymous said...

OMGSH!!! I LOVE your Invites and am a HUGE fan of Peacock feathers, I am scouring the web looking for invites, and came across you, Very gifted, I am sure you blew everyone away with your talent ;)

Angela

Anat Aderet said...

WOW! I love it!
I wish you all the best,
Anat

Nate and Lori said...

Beautiful!! Exactly what I need. Are your images for sale or free use? Would love to use them on a friend's wedding announcements. email lorijharris@gmail.com

manuel said...

really nice, i love it! are your images for sale or free? i would like to use it for my ID card. please email
manuelprasuhn@gmail.com

Christine said...

I absolutely love these invites. I am doing a peacock themed wedding myself for may of 2010. May I use your image for my stationary? email christine.anctil@gmail.com

sarahz said...

Wow, these are beautiful! You are very talented. Are your images free or for sale. Please e-mail montoyagrl@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I also would like to know if these images are for sale or could be given permission to use for invitaitons. email collinsd@ucc.org

Anonymous said...

OMG!! I LOVE your invites!! I am having a peacock theme wedding and I would love to use your design. I will be doing alot DIY projects too.=)
Are your images for sale or free use?
Please email me at rjisenia@live.com

suzanne Collier said...

BEAUTIFUL!
Please contact me regarding the use of this in vector format.
suzanne@collierimages.com

Irene said...

I LOVE your invitations! Did you order your paper through envelopments.com or did you have to go to a retailer. I am looking for similiar paper for my DIY invites and my fiance has all the designs done. I just need to find a place where i can order different papers. I love your envelope fold and the color of the blue you used. please let me know your suggestion. ogdeni@tcd.ie

Anonymous said...

Love this invitation! Wondering if I could get or purchase a larger image/vector of this peacock for personal use. please contact me- krazyldy88@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Love it! I'm not the first one here who's asking, but is it possible to get the images in vector-format to use? Please contact me; Phkorpershoek@msn.com

Sweta P said...

Hi there! I am trying to design my brother's wedding card. And your design, by far, is the loveliest one I have found...considering my obsession with peacocks.
I am seeking your permission to use this design and also request a design template that I could use to customize the colour and font? Please do let me know your decision. Thanks! :)

Ashlie Jade said...

Hello Love,
I think I found you on FB. My name is Ashlie Jade and I own a small independent cosmetics company called I,A.M...CustomColor. www.iamcustomcolor.com. I am currently in the stage of rebranding my company and while searching for images for my logo I found your beautiful peacock you created on your wedding invitations. I am soooooo taken with the image, I would love to use it, I am willing to pay the going vector fee in order to do so. I apologize if this forward or offensive in any way. I am also willing to trade product as a thank you. I would need a higher quality image than what is available online. Again, I hope to hear from you soon, my email is iamcustomcolor at gmail dot com.
Thank you so much for your time and consideration,
XOXO,
Ashlie