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!
Wedding number one of six for the fall season will be taking place on September 18th between Jessie and Bill. Jessie is a friend of mine from college and I was very excited to be able to be a small part of her big day.
Jessie came to me with a very open mind about her invitations. After our initial consultation, we determined that she was looking for something formal, but not too stuffy, and wanted to incorporate her wedding colors of black and silver, with a hint of green. After we narrowed it down to a few designs, Jessie and Bill picked the final – a very elegant and fun scroll design with their monogram in the center. There is just a hint of green on the invitation and monogram border for a little pop of color. The design is very simple but classy and elegant.
A lot of my clients have used silver in the past as an accent color for their weddings and are usually concerned with incorporating the color into the invitations. Because as we all know, attempting to print silver usually just looks gray. One of the easiest and my favorite ways to get around this dilemna is to use silver metallic paper for backings, sashes or envelopes. Now you might be thinking, metallic paper? Don’t worry, I’m not using sheets of tin foil or something. There are a few paper mills out there that create really elegant and pretty metallic paper lines. The paper has a nice sheen and slight texture and looks really great paired with textured papers or satin ribbon. Not to mention the envelopes really stand out in the mail – your guests will understand they are receiving something very special!
Back to the work! We decided to print on a clean white linen cardstock and use a square black enclosure, complimented by the silver metallic envelopes. The design carried over very easily to their other wedding materials – save the dates, rehearsal dinner invitations, thank you cards, etc.
I’m very excited about how these invitations turned out. As you’ll see in upcoming blogs, I have 2 other September weddings that use black as the main color and each has its own unique look. Check back soon for September Wedding Number Two: Rachel and Mike! Don’t forget to check the BB10 Creative for the latest and greatest work.