Back for more baseball theme wedding invitations! Caitlin found an invitation I had previously created for Tara and Mike’s baseball theme wedding and wanted to customize the same type of invitation for her wedding. Caitlin and her finance (now husband) Keith are die-hard Boston Red Sox fans and were looking to incorporate as much of the teams’ look and feel into their wedding decor.
I used the same style enclosure and paper as the last baseball invitation – a red petal fold enclosure and circle cut white cardstock, however the design had been completely updated and revised for Caitlin and Keith. I used a font resembling the Red Sox team font paired with an airy sans-serif font and a brush script and applied more of a vintage design to the cards. Even the baseball seams down the side had a gradient effect applied, giving them a worn look.
The RSVP card is shaped like home plate, with a perforated edge to detach and mail the postcard back.
The invitation itself is held together with a brad at the top so you can page through the different cards.
Being a big baseball fan myself, I love creating these theme invitations and I had a great time working with Caitlin on all of the corresponding materials for the wedding to match. Don’t forget to follow BB10 Creative on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter to see all the latest and greatest work!
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.
Welcome back to the BB10 blog in 2011! Hope you all had a great New Year! I’ve been hard at work creating and designing invitations for the 2011 wedding year. It’s going to be another busy and fun year with lots of different invitations on the horizon.
My first clients for 2011 are good friends of mine and I’m so excited for their big day. I have known Cate since freshman year of high school, so we go waaaay back. Cate is a pretty laid-back person, pretty much the extreme opposite of a “bridezilla,” so she was very open to invitation ideas and passed that wedding duty along to her fiance, Chad. It may be an understatement to say that Chad is a big movie fan, so the theme of the wedding and invitations was immediately clear for him. Movies.
I wanted the wedding invitations to fit the theme, yet still be simple and classy and of course, fun! The challenge for me in designing these was working in the wedding colors of cornflower blue and yellow, while still keeping with the movie theme. I sent Cate and Chad two design options – one was more of movie poster idea and the other was the string of movie tickets idea. I secretly hoped they would pick the tickets and they did!
I love the idea of the string of tickets, each dedicated to it’s own block of information. To make the ticket idea even more realistic, I punched holes in the sides of the tickets. The tickets ended up having a more vintage feel because movie tickets in this day and age are very boring and electronic looking. I chose a classic movie font and a film strip edge to help tie the look together. We tried to tie in some fun wording as well – for example the RSVP card options are “Yes, Will be in attendance for the premiere” or “No, Will catch it when it comes out on video.”
The tickets were printed by a local professional printer in Milwaukee on a plain white coated cardstock, then folded to fit accordingly in a shimmer gold A6 envelope. I used a light blue gradient design on the cards to tie in the main color without making them too “clowny”. Chad wanted the invitation envelopes to have an Academy Award feel to them, and I think the shimmer gold envelopes fit the bill perfectly. They are light enough to appear yellow, and have a large flap on the back similar to the award envelopes. And the award goes to….
Overall I’m really excited with how these invitations turned out. It’s always fun having a theme to work in and be able to make the wedding invitations really unique for the couple. Check back soon for a new Save the Date design as well as other fun posts from BB10 Creative.
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.