The fourth wedding of the fall season takes place in October between another great couple, Kari and Ed. Kari and Ed came to BB10 Creative looking for a unique invitation for their wedding, using royal blue as the main color. This turned out to be more of a challenge that I thought, because there is not a lot of availability for royal blue enclosures. However we were able to work around it and instead ended up using a soft off-white enclosure with heavy bands of royal blue in the design.
The design that Kari and Ed chose is a very simple and classic design, with an elegant border design and monogram. We used a more traditional serif font paired with a flowing script to highlight the couples’ names. This enclosure is sealed using a royal blue paper “sash” around the middle with a monogram seal. Both the paper and the envelopes used are made from a classic off-white linen paper, which adds a nice texture to the final package.
This invitation set is a good example of how we are still able to incorporate unique colors into an invitation design when there may not be enclosures or paper to match. I love the simplicity and elegance of this invitation, the royal blue and off white together look very formal and classic! Program designs are still in the works for this wedding, so check back on BB10 Creative to see how the final package all comes together.
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!