Back in January of this year, I received an email from a former client who was in charge of planning her sister’s wedding and was looking for some creative invitations on a budget. I was very flattered that she returned to BB10 Creative for invitations!
Leah, the bride, was looking for invitations to incorporate her wedding colors of yellow and gray, with accents of horizon blue. She wanted something simple, fun and traditional and was leaning toward the idea of using a monogram design.
The final design chosen was a very simple design, using a the monogram L&S with a bold yellow stripe down the left side of the invitation. I used a modern sans-serif font with an art deco feel for the main text, and paired it with a modern script to highlight the couples names. On the accompanying cards, I added large but thin words down the side of the yellow stripe to indicate which card was which. The invitation was printed on a clean white linen cardstock and was mailed in a bright yellow matching envelope.
In order to help keep the invitations within her budget, we decided to forgo an enclosure booklet or pocket that you would normally see on a BB10 Invitation. Instead we used a single sheet of charcoal gray cardstock and adhered the invitation card to the front, also concealing the horizon blue ribbon behind it. Then on the other side of the gray cardstock, we placed the remaining 3 invitation cards – directions, reception and an RSVP postcard – and secured them by tying a knot with the blue ribbon.
This was a unique way to keep the invitation together without the use of an enclosure and allows for an overall cleaner presentation versus placing 4 individual cards into an envelope. One of my favorite things about this job is coming up with unique ways to create wedding invitations that not only reflect the personality and tone of my clients’ wedding day but also to help them stay under budget! I’m always happy to see how I can create something amazing for brides on a budget – contact BB10 Creative today!
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Up next we have a fall themed wedding invitation! I had previously blogged about Susan and Aric’s wedding in my Save the Date post. Susan is a good friend from my college days at Marquette and I was so honored to be helping out with her wedding materials and couldn’t wait for her big day! Susan had a very specific idea in mind when she first came to BB10 Creative for her invitations. The ceremony and reception took place at a resort in northern Wisconsin where Susan has been going on family vacations her whole life. So naturally she wanted to incorporate a design that would reflect the location while still being elegant enough for a wedding. Specifically, she was very interested in incorporating designs with birch trees or birch bark.
The final design Susan and Aric decided on uses this elegant birch tree design that includes their wedding colors of charcoal gray with yellow accents. We used a more formal script font paired with an elegant serif for the text, and printed the invitation on a clean white linen cardstock. The invitation is mounted on a metallic charcoal gray vertical pocket enclosure and was sealed shut with a custom sticker using the birch tree design. The whole package was mailed in a matching charcoal gray metallic envelope that Susan had addressed by a professional calligrapher.
As a side note, I do often get asked if BB10 Creative offers hand addressing or calligraphy. While we do offer mailing services, we do not offer hand addressing, and our invitations are mailed out either using labels or printing directly on the envelope, depending on the materials used.
Back to Susan and Aric! Overall, I was really pleased with how this invitation turned out. It may be hard to see in the pictures, but the subtle shading on the birch trees with the yellow leaves ended up being the perfect elegant design for their theme. I was also lucky enough to be one of the guests in attendance at the beautiful wedding and thought I would post some additional photos to show how Susan tied the theme all together.
Leaf shaped place cards were hung from these tree branches with ribbon. So elegant!
Close up of the place cards.
The cake, decorated with yellow leaves.
Beautiful Birch Tree Themed Centerpieces!
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