Last year I was asked to create a bespoke wedding invitation for a couple marrying in early spring.
I knew the couple wanted the design to be very personal to them but retain an element of tradition, so I suggested a floral border with symbols of their relationship and life woven within.
They loved the initial sketches, so after discussing the personal elements they would like included as well as their chosen wedding flowers, I set about creating the hand drawn border.
The primary flowers for the wedding were calla lilies, roses and thistles which I combined with wild flowers and foliage to create the base of the border. The personal elements included their pets, hobbies, jobs and school crest to symbolise where they first met.
Once the hand drawn design was complete it was digitally edited to create a seamless navy border with a romantic, script font chosen to give it a traditional feel. This was matched with a bright orange envelope to fit their bold and bright colour scheme.
After the success of the wedding invites, I was asked to create a coordinating design for the order of service and table plan. I used the original invitation design for the front of the order of service and then extended the floral elements to create a design for the back and inner. I then produced a bolder version of the floral design to use on the table plan so it would retain it's detail at a larger size.
The response to the designs was very positive so I hope to develop some customisable designs for the shop later this year as well as offer a bespoke design service.
If you are interested in bespoke wedding stationery please contact me to discuss your needs.
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