Next up on the blog we have another fun yet elegant invitation. Danielle and Dustin had chosen “The Perfect Pair” as the theme for their wedding and were looking to incorporate the colors of pear green, chocolate brown and a champagne/cream color. I absolutely love these colors together, very clean, neutral and classic!
Since champagne was the main wedding color, we first decided on using a very pretty champagne colored metallic vertical pocket enclosure. Once that was chosen, I used a bright white linen paper to pop against the soft champagne color for the invitation cards, where we used the accent colors of brown and pear green.
Danielle and Dustin chose a modern yet elegant flourish design, paired with stripes to frame the text, and a more modern script and formal sans serif font. The flourish cascades over the additional cards in the invitation pocket, and the invitation was sealed using a pear green metallic belly band and a square closure that displays the wedding date. The invitation was sent in a metallic brown mailing envelope.
More invitations coming up soon including a Pittsburgh theme, birch tree/fall theme and a classy gray and orange invitation featuring a new panel pocket enclosure!
Erin and Andy came to BB10 Creative looking for invitations with a very specific look and feel. I had previously blogged about their Save the Date here. Erin really wanted to incorporate a French, late 20’s era Edwardian style theme in her wedding and the invitations needed to fit along with that. Their colors were eggplant with accents of deep red and orange, although in the end, we ended up only using the eggplant on the invitation, which I think lent itself well to the vintage look.
The design all started with a single, detailed damask style ornament which we used to create both a monogram for the invitation as well as the background pattern. The double lines used within the design, along with an elegant Edwardian script and formal sans-serif font complete the look.
This invitation uses a beautiful eggplant metallic horizontal pocket enclosure with a left-hand pocket, which is a bit different from the enclosures we normally use. We printed the invitation on a bright white linen cardstock and housed the invitation in a matching eggplant metallic envelope.
If you or someone you know are looking for a custom wedding invitation, no matter what the theme or style, have them contact us today to get started! BB10 Creative starts all of our invitations from scratch, and they are completely customized to fit each of our clients’ needs.
Wow, I’ve really fallen behind on updating the blog recently, but I have a new batch of invitations to post about! First up is definitely out of order, but one that slipped past me and I never had the opportunity to post about.
Lauren and Brian came to BB10 Creative looking for wedding invitations that were unique to their special day. They didn’t have any very specific ideas in mind outside of knowing they wanted something a bit formal and traditional but not excessively floral, as well as having packaging that was clean cut and organized.
BB10 Creative came up with the following design that incorporated the look and feel Lauren and Brian were going for, as well as their wedding colors of a vibrant red and white. The design of the circles and thin lines is a bit modern but still feels very elegant and formal with the addition of the monogram and the script font used to accent the couples’ names.
The invitation was printed on clean white linen cardstock and then mounted on a very elegant metallic red horizontal pocket enclosure. We kept the enclosure closed using a bright white satin ribbon with a monogram seal, and then placed the whole thing in a matching red metallic mailing envelope.
Along with the invitation, we also printed a simple yet elegant wedding program to coordinate, as well as thank you cards to match. The whole package turned out beautifully. I love pairing satin ribbon with metallic cardstock and juxtaposing it with the clean matte finish of the linen paper. Not to mention metallic cardstock and envelopes really stand out in the mail!
New work to come soon including an elegant, French inspired eggplant invitation set, a “perfect pair” theme and more!
Up next in the 2011 wedding season is a very cool vintage black and red wedding invitation. Rachel and Jacob’s wedding date is right around the corner in early October, however we started our process way back in September of 2010. Rachel came to BB10 Creative looking for fun, traditional and simple invitations with a vintage flair that would incorporate her wedding colors of black and red.
The resulting invitation uses a formal black and red embellishment designed with the look of an engraved mark on the paper. The couples’ monogram is highlighted in an art deco style font and is paired with a very 20’s style script font throughout.
The invitation is housed in a black matte vertical pocket enclosure, with the embellishment spilling over the cards in the pocket. The invitation was sealed with a coordinating red sticker with the monogram and was mailed in a very classy red metallic envelope. These really stand out in the mail! The invitation itself was printed on a clean white linen cardstock, adding to the vintage feel.
I love the final product on these invitations, and all of the coordinating materials for the wedding follow through on the vintage theme. Full designs will be posted soon on BB10 Creative!
Also stay tuned for some site changes coming up on BB10 Creative – we’ll be highlighting our invitations in way that will be much easier to browse through! Check back on the blog soon for another 2011 wedding post, we have three left to feature for the year.
The title of this blog will make sense shortly, I promise. The next wedding invitations I’d like to showcase on the blog were a very last minute to the 2011 line up, but since it involves one of my oldest friends, I was more than happy to take on the challenge. My friend Mike and his fiancee Michelle announced their engagement in early June, and followed that up with “the date is set for July 24.”
Yikes! As an invitation designer, I am used to sending out invites 8 weeks before the wedding date, with a comfortable amount of design room built in before that. With the wedding less than 8 weeks out, we really needed to hustle on these! Luckily, Mike and Michelle were great clients who could make very fast decisions. With the wedding color pallette of light green and soft pink, we made the decision to move forward using a soft green metallic horizontal pocket enclosure with a silver mailing envelope.
The couple was looking for an invitation design that was unique and fun, not too flowery, and said “casual summer wedding” while still appearing a tad formal. The ceremony was taking place in a botanical garden, while the reception was a much more casual event, so the invitation needed to speak to both parts.
The final design incorporates a fun pink and green scroll design and an art deco-ish sans serif font paired with a fun script. The invitation was printed on a clean white linen cardstock and the enclosure was sealed with a sticker to match the design.
You may notice there is no formal “reception” card in this design, and that is because Mike and Michelle took a different approach to their celebration. They had a small private ceremony with family and decided to invite everyone to a private pavilion at Festa Italiana to celebrate their wedding. (When the groom’s middle name is Luigi, what do you expect?) As a result, we sent out separate reception-only invitations which coordinated with the design.
Although this was definitely the fastest set of invitations I have ever turned around, I’m still really pleased with the result and think it fit very well with the wedding that Mike and Michelle had planned. Congrats to the happy couple, it was a great day!
Our next September wedding takes place on September 4th for Heather and John. This happy couple is moving quickly on their wedding, as they got engaged in April and are planning their wedding over Labor Day weekend! As a result, we had to move very quickly on the invitation process in order to get these mailed out in time, but Heather and John were great decision makers and kept the ball rolling on this!
In our initial consultation, Heather and John came to BB10 Creative looking for fun, simple and colorful invitations. Heather knew for sure she didn’t want hearts or swirly designs on the invitation but definitely wanted to incorporate her colors of bright green, orange and pink.
The final design chosen consists of a very simple yet colorful tree branch mounted on a bright green horizontal pocket enclosure. Since the wedding is in early September, we wanted to avoid a fall design so instead used the vibrant colors in the leaves to make it feel more summer-y.
The branch design spills over the coordinating cards in the pocket to create one large design when they sit assembled in the enclosure pocket. We used a bright white linen cardstock to print the cards out, and mailed the invitation in a matching green envelope. The enclosure was sealed with custom monogram sticker.
Heather and John also requested matching Thank You cards which you can see above. Even though the timeline on this job was tight, I’m happy with the final result and think we created a really fun and still formal wedding invitation. Best wishes to Heather and John!
Up next, we’re moving backwards a little, but we’ll post about a set of July invitations that I recently completed with a very tight timeline! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for all the latest invitation pictures and BB10 Creative news!
Wow, I’ve really fallen behind on updating the blog recently, but I have a new batch of invitations to post about! September has become a very popular month for weddings and with some late minute additions, BB10 Creative has been working on sending out over 500 invitations in the month of June for four September weddings (and one late addition July wedding!).
This is a bit out of order, but wedding number two in our September line up takes place September 3rd for a great couple, Lisa and Raul. Lisa and Raul came to BB10 Creative looking for some unique wedding invitations to fit the theme of their wedding – baseball! Lisa and Raul were the second clients of BB10 to get married at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Being a big Brewer fan myself, I was very excited to make another set of baseball theme wedding invitations.
Lisa and Raul decided on a marine color scheme for their wedding and ultimately picked the following design for their invitations. Baseball theme invitations can be tricky because you generally want them to be formal enough to say “wedding” but still fun enough to say “there’s a baseball theme here.” Incorporating the baseball in the center of the flowers was one way solve the issue and comes across as formal while still being fun.
We used the marine color palette for the design, with a more modern sans-serif font paired with a brush script. The invitation was printed on a clean white linen cardstock, and then bound together with silver brads at the top. The invitation was housed in a 5×7 marine petal enclosure that was sealed shut with a custom sticker that matched the invitation design. The whole package was then mailed out in a very elegant silver metallic envelope.
Lisa and Raul also liked the idea of using the shape of home plate as their RSVP card, which is something we had previously designed for Mike and Tara’s invitations. The RSVP card is then perforated so guests can detach and mail back.
Overall, this turned out to be another fun and completely different baseball themed invitation that is still very elegant and formal. Petal enclosures add a really elegant touch to invitations, along with the metallic mailing envelopes.
Coming up next is September wedding three of four – a very late addition to our line up, but a very fun invitation!
Our second wedding of the year is coming up fast in May. I recently sent out these gorgeous navy blue and green square wedding invitations for my clients Carolyn and Brandon. This happy couple came to BB10 Creative for their wedding invitations looking for something simple and elegant.
The only requirements they had were to make use of the wedding colors of navy blue, leaf green and white, and that Brandon had a strong preference for the square pocket enclosures. The resulting design incorporates just that. It is simple yet extremely elegant and exudes the feeling of spring. The light leaf green contrasted with the navy in the elegant floral design really stands out on the bright white linen cardstock.
Carolyn and Brandon chose to pair the enclosure with a matching navy envelope, so to help dress up the envelope a bit, I used a floral swirl from the design on the mailing labels on the front of the envelope, then used a bright white circle sticker on the back for the return address. Even when you utilize a darker envelope for a wedding invitation, you can still dress it up and make it look really elegant.
If you are interested in these or any type of our custom, creative wedding invitations, contact us today!
This past weekend I had the honor of not only attending but also standing up in the wedding of a friend who I have known for almost 16 years now. Cate and I met each other freshman year of high school and have been very close ever since. Last weekend she married the man of her dreams, who I have also come to love just as dearly as I love Cate. Chad is great person and I couldn’t be happier for the two of them!
In an earlier post, I wrote about the fun movie ticket theme wedding invitations that I created for the happy couple’s wedding. I’ve had a few inquires about movie ticket wedding invitations since that time, so I thought I’d share a few other highlights from the evening from those of you who may be planning a wedding with a similar theme!
Table numbers were replaced with movie and tv show posters in fun little clapboard stands.
Chad had a few old projectors used as props to decorate the hall. If you look closely in the photo, you can also see the movie reel confetti subtly used as decoration against the satin blue table runners.
Another shot of the movie theme invitations.
Yes, this is the wedding cake, topped with zombies. You have to have a little fun with decorations, right?
Special thanks to Lisa Mathewson Photography for letting me use some of her amazing photography in my post today! If you are looking for a wedding photographer, she is highly highly recommended!! Below is one of my favorite shots of the happy couple. The rest can be seen on LMP’s blog here. Congrats you two!
Today’s post reveals another save the date design for my clients Erin and Andy. This cute couple is getting married in October and are getting ready to send these classic save the dates out to their guests.
When Erin initially came to BB10 Creative for her invitations, she revealed in our consultation that she loves Edwardian style designs – elegant, lacy and formal. Their main wedding color is a deep eggplant and they wanted to use this great image from their photographer on the design.
The resulting design is a simple save the date card using a damask design element from the invitations, printed on a glossy cardstock and highlighting the wedding date. We paired the postcard with a deep metallic eggplant envelope.
The invitation for Erin and Andy’s wedding won’t be going out until later this summer but I’ll definitely have the final design featured here on the blog as well as on BB10 Creative. Stay tuned for designs from our next wedding coming up in May!