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.
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 fall wedding season is underway and now that all of the invitations have gone out, I’m busy following up with the wedding programs, place cards and table numbers for the upcoming events. More posts to come soon, but for now here are the details about the fifth fall wedding this year!
The fifth wedding of the fall season takes place in October between Tina and James, a fun couple who currently reside in Arizona but are planning the wedding in Wisconsin. Tina and James came to BB10 Creative with a very specific idea in mind for their invitations.
This invitation is unique because instead of using a pre-made enclosure, we ended up creating our own using a heavy cardstock, some creative cutting and ribbon! Tina and James are using navy blue and silver for their wedding colors and loved the idea of a damask patterned paper paired with silver metallic paper. We also spent time creating the perfect monogram to fit the overall look.
The final design turned out to be very elegant and ornate. We used a navy blue metallic paper as the base of the invitation and used layers of paper on the inside with the pattern, followed by a silver metallic paper, followed by the actual invitation card with the monogram. The left side of the invitation houses the three enclosure cards, tightly held in place with a gorgeous silver satin ribbon. The ribbon gets pulled through the invitation and is sealed in the front with the monogram. The whole package is mailed in a matching silver metallic envelope.
This invitation definitely stands out from the pack and I love how it all came together with the different layers of metallic and linen paper. It has great texture and color and we even added a little extra “bling” with a small jewel on top of the monogram. Even if you have a very specific idea in mind, BB10 Creative is happy to take it and run to help you create the perfect invitation for your big day.
Ashley and Matt came to me as a referral from Rachel, my 2nd September wedding client. Ashely and Rachel work together and ended up having the same wedding date, and even have the same wedding colors – black and ivory! Black is definitely the color of September!
Ashley and Matt were looking for a more formal and traditional invitation, but also liked the idea of using vertical enclosures. They also liked the idea of using an ivory paper versus a bright white, to help incorporate the ivory more into the invitation. After being presented with the design options, they narrowed down the choices to this design.
This design is more traditional, but uses a serif font paired with a more modern script, adding just a hint of modern flare. The dense yet elegant floral design almost has a damask-style quality to it, to me it almost feels as though it could have been engraved. The couple chose a very pretty ivory textured paper paired with a black vertical enclosure and ivory metallic envelopes. The enclosures were sealed with a monogram sticker. Overall the final package is really elegant. My favorite part of this invitation is how the floral element spills over onto each of the cards in the lower pocket.
As always, I love how these turned out, and even though Rachel and Ashley have the same wedding date and colors, I am happy to say that I was able to help them achieve very different looks for their invitations. BB10 Creative stands out for that reason – each invitation is custom to YOUR wedding so no one will ever have the same invitation. If you know someone getting married next year who is looking for a unique design, send them my way! 2011 is starting to fill up fast!
As always check back for updates on BB10 Creative and watch for our next post: Fall Wedding Number Four – Kari and Ed.
The second wedding of the fall season takes place between a great couple, Rachel and Mike. Rachel came to BB10 Creative looking for a unique invitation using their wedding colors of black and ivory. She was looking for something simple, classic and elegant and preferred an enclosure where the invitation would sit on the left and the cards on the right.
With all of those things in mind, I met with the cute couple for our initial consultation and we went over paper swatches, enclosure types and design ideas. Armed with all the information I needed, I came up with several design options and we were able to narrow it down to the final design: A very elegant black and ivory scroll design with a black pocket enclosure. We used a more traditional serif font paired with an elegant script.
The pocket enclosure is held shut with a lovely ivory satin ribbon and monogram patch on the front. The ivory ribbon really complimented the ivory metallic envelopes we used for mailing and looked great together. We printed this invitation on a clean white linen cardstock, which helped the ivory color to pop in the design.
Overall I am really happy with how these turned out and I know the soon-to-be happy couple is too! I really like how light and elegant the design is, and the black and ivory combination is so classy. Rachel and Mike liked the designs so much that they have decided to incorporate as much as possible into the wedding – so I was able to help create the programs, place cards, table numbers, wedding shower invitations, thank you cards and even monogrammed stickers for the wedding favors.
More pictures to be posted on BB10 Creative soon, and our Facebook Page as well. Stay tuned for September Wedding Number Three: Ashley and Matt!
Summer is finally here and love is in the air! I had the privilege of working with a great couple, Amy and Jim, on invitations for their June wedding. They were looking for something very simple, but elegant. Amy had a small budget and a specific idea in mind that she wanted something with a vintage feel.
The resulting invitation uses a very elegant yet vintage looking floral scroll border in a robin’s egg blue. We used a very traditional sans-serif font paired with an elegant script to highlight the couples names.
This invitation is unique for BB10 Creative because we normally use a lot of enclosures, but we were able to achieve a very clean and classic look with one invitation card, one RSVP card, and all white envelopes. Amy chose to use inner envelopes to handwrite the names of guests, which helps add to that classic and vintage feel.
Check back often on BB10 Creative for new work and new blog postings. We have very busy fall season ahead with six weddings! Stay tuned and happy summer.