Friday, September 27, 2013


Alright guys — this is it — what you have all been waiting for (and so patiently I might add.) Brace yourself because you finally get to see my wedding invitations! (Weeeweeeweeeweeeweee!)

Now before you look, let me tell you a bit about the wedding: Adam and I are getting married at his family farm where we first met over ten years ago, and where we still spend most of our time together. Our wedding is going to be laid back and filled with the things and the people we love most. Keeping this in mind, I wanted to design a invitation suite that felt casual and comfortable — but did not lack interest or lose my "designers flair." It had to be a blend of rustic and artful. It needed texture and pattern, illustration and hand-drawn type. It had to include everything I love — and I think I did just that.

I started with our wedding logo — an illustration with a natural and organic feel — that plays off the natural beauty of the barn and surrounding acres. I had it made into a custom stamp, which I used to stamp these muslin bags — adding texture and a casual feel.

The rest of the suite sort of just evolved from there.

I knew right off the bat that there was no need for an accommodations or directions card, as most of our guests are local and have visited the farm before. So I substituted it for a second RSVP card — adding an excuse for another pattern (you can never have to many), a playful way to respond and a bit of horsey humor! The pattern on the "yay" card was inspired by the leaves in our wedding logo and the dots on the "neigh" card were chosen to complement it. From there, various takes on dot patterns and floral elements were added to tie the whole thing together. Add a few vintage stamps (can't forget about the horse one!), some envelope calligraphy and boom! A beautiful suite! 

Needless to say, I am obsessed with this design. And it went over very well with our guests too! It is a perfect peek to the wedding soon to follow — an artful farm celebration filled with what we love.

 (a look at everything packaged together)

 So there you have it. I am so happy to finally show you, and I hope it was worth the wait! 

There is so much more to come — but not until after the wedding. I don't want to give too much away! I promise all of my creativity and DIY-ing will not disappoint.