Catching up on some old blog posts here! Last fall, Marc and Andrea came to BB10 Creative looking for some simple yet elegant invitations for their October wedding. They didn’t have anything too specific in mind other than wanting to incorporate their wedding colors of eggplant and light yellow, and to keep the design a mix of traditional and modern.
For Marc and Andrea’s invitations, we ended up using an elegant scroll design in eggplant and yellow and housed the invitation cards in a pretty metallic eggplant horizontal pocket enclosure. I will fully admit the eggplant enclosures do not photograph very well, but I can assure you that they really are beautiful in person! The invitation uses a semi-formal sans serif font paired with a retro script to highlight the couples’ names. The scroll design cascades down over the enclosure cards in the pocket, and the invitation was printed on a clean white linen cardstock. The invitation was mailed in a matching eggplant color envelope.
More posts to come soon from all the invitations completed in 2013, including some unique beach theme invitations, and even a fun 40th birthday party invitation!
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Joanna and Andy came to BB10 Creative looking for invitations for their September wedding in California. They had already created and sent a Save the Date card on their own, which displayed a picture of pine trees at sunset. They knew that their color scheme was going to be gray with hints of orange. I have to admit, I absolutely love using gray in designs, especially paired with yellow and orange. It’s always nice to select a neutral in your color scheme because they play so nicely with other colors that need to pop.
Initially I went in a few different directions on this design for Joanna and Andy. I created a few designs that would coordinate with the save the date, a few that had a vineyard theme since the wedding was going to be held at a vineyard, and even a few with a poppy theme, as that was the wedding flower. In the end they decided on a design that coordinated with their save the date, selecting a design of pine trees and hills at sunset. We actually chose a fixed width sans-serif font paired with a classic serif. The pine tree design cascades over the cards in the pocket in the back and orange is subtly used for accent text.
They really wanted a simple invitation, so we decided on using a newer type of enclosure, a panel pocket. Panel pockets consist of one solid piece of cardstock with room for the invitation card on one side, and a panel on the back side. This worked perfectly for Joanna and Andy’s invites, as it came in a nice slate gray color in a matte finish. Matte finish enclosures are perfect when you are looking to incorporate more natural textures or designs. The invitation was sent in a matching gray matte envelope with a custom return address sticker on the back.
Coming up next we have another eggplant wedding invitation design to feature from 2012, and then we move on to the new designs coming up for 2013! So far we have a peacock theme, baseball theme, two tropical themes and another simple and lovely gray and yellow invitation. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for all the latest BB10 Creative news, to find helpful invitation tips and connect with some of our preferred vendors! Our new Pinterest board is also seeing a lot of repinning action – share your ideas there too!
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!