Brittany and Jonathon came to BB10 Creative looking for creative invitations that would integrate their peacock/peacock feather theme of their wedding. They were using a rich violet color as their main wedding color paired with a darker teal accent.
The resulting design is stunning and extremely elegant. We used a very ornate and detailed peacock feather illustration with a gradient purple-to-teal color scheme. Although the feather is the main feature of the invitation, we also used a very subtle and elegant gray pattern in the background, adding to the formal feel of the invite.
I paired a sans-serif typeface with a beautiful calligraphic script that matched the swirls and details of the peacock feather design. The invitation cards feature the same peacock feather design cascading over the tops, creating one solid design when the cards sit together in the enclosure pocket.
The invitation was housed in a violet metallic vertical pocket enclosure and was sealed with a semi-transparent teal satin ribbon & monogram seal featuring the couples’ initials and the subtle background design. The invitation was mailed in a dark onyx metallic mailing envelope.
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Next up on the blog we have another fun yet elegant invitation. Danielle and Dustin had chosen “The Perfect Pair” as the theme for their wedding and were looking to incorporate the colors of pear green, chocolate brown and a champagne/cream color. I absolutely love these colors together, very clean, neutral and classic!
Since champagne was the main wedding color, we first decided on using a very pretty champagne colored metallic vertical pocket enclosure. Once that was chosen, I used a bright white linen paper to pop against the soft champagne color for the invitation cards, where we used the accent colors of brown and pear green.
Danielle and Dustin chose a modern yet elegant flourish design, paired with stripes to frame the text, and a more modern script and formal sans serif font. The flourish cascades over the additional cards in the invitation pocket, and the invitation was sealed using a pear green metallic belly band and a square closure that displays the wedding date. The invitation was sent in a metallic brown mailing envelope.
More invitations coming up soon including a Pittsburgh theme, birch tree/fall theme and a classy gray and orange invitation featuring a new panel pocket enclosure!
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.
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.