Tuesday, April 12, 2011

urban chic wedding

Ohh my goodness. It's been a while since I've updated you, little blog. I'm sorry. Business around the studio has been wild, and coupled with a *few* other items in life, there just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day. Maybe I should make a casting call for a 'blogger' to attend to this site? Anyone interested? No? Okay...worth a try. :)

I had the incredible pleasure to work with Kathryn and Mike on their wedding suite earlier last year. If I had to put Kathryn into a word, I would choose adventurous. She is amazing. She regaled me with travels overseas for friend’s weddings and when we were able to meet face to face and discuss what she envisioned for wedding stationery, the word adventurous almost doesn't seem strong enough. She is amazing, and has an eye for design like I’ve never seen before from someone not in the stationery industry {btw folks, she’s a beautiful smarty-pants too...}. She told me 'urban' for the wedding theme...and we were off to the design gates.

Because Kathryn & Mike were to be wed in one of the coolest downtown areas, we really played with some character of major cities and I created a man hole cover that became our design mantra. I am in LOVE with these invitations! The man hole cover was used as a splash background for the invitation card and we used elements within those covers to create some structure for the reception and response cards. Not photographed {I didn't print enough!}, are bright yellow sheets of paper from Paper-Source {in the sunshine color} printed with the man-hole cover showcasing a beautiful monogram in grey ink. We used it as the envelope liner. Swoon.

Everything was printed on 140lb cotton rag paper in Bone- it has an amazing impression quality and really showcased the background printing- in grey and black ink. Did you notice all that beautiful text? It's by the fabulous Laura Hooper who I swear is a calligraphy goddess-- and not in the dirty Charlie Sheen way, I mean in the most magical way possible. This woman's hand creates the most perfect swirls and flourishes in a seemingly mundane text. I mean-- look at what she did for the word 'first' on the invitation card... love it!

THANK YOU Kathryn & Mike! This suite was as much fun to design and print as it was to ship them off to you-- I wish you both the very best at your wedding next month and a lifetime of happiness in your marriage together!

ps: I know, I still owe you some thank you cards.

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Kathryn said...

Ah! You are the best. I will get you an envelope and the cotton tape we used as the belly band so you at least have a complete set for your archives.

The response has been amazing and I can't thank you enough.

Shannon said...

Only you could make a manhole cover look like the classiest thing since the Little Black Dress. Absolutely love it!