Creating the overall brand, or “look”, for your wedding or event stationery is all about CONSISTENCY! The brand is established in the beginning as a way to define and set the tone for you event through the use of coordinating colors, fonts, graphics, paper and printing styles.
When I brand weddings and events I pull inspiration from the venue, decor and the personality and style of my clients. This helps me to carefully source the appropriate graphics and fonts that will represent the “look” they are going for. I use these key components throughout all of the stationery pieces in different ways. Everything should not be an identical match, but more so variations. Take a look at the featured designs below to see how a fully branded stationery suite was created.
So you’ve taken some amazing engagement photos with your “to die for” photographer and now you’re wondering what to do with them. It is hard enough trying to decide which ones you want to print out to frame and hang in the house, let alone deciding on a photo for your save the dates. You definitely can’t pick JUST ONE picture to feature because you and your sweetie are just the cutest. Not to mention there are so many styles of save the dates these days (basic card, post card, magnet, etc) and quite frankly, they all sound wonderful.
If this is you, If you want to do more than a simple post card, how about sending a combination photo card and magnet to your guests? This featured design showcases an engagement photo on a double-sided 5×7 flat panel card. The backside does double duty by also holding a small magnet with a different photo and wording on it.
When choosing this design, you are able to combine tradition with modern, pleasing not only yourself but also guests of all ages. You start out with the front of the card being a classic shot of you and your boo.
Then you pick a bit more of an artistic shot that really shows your personality as a couple for the magnet. Make sure to include the important details on this one because it will be the one that people are looking at every time they open the fridge.
Super cute right?! Get creative and have fun showcasing both your photos and save the dates!
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE blush and gold, as you can tell by my business branding! It’s so soft, pretty and romantic. I enjoyed working with Laura and her Mom to create mostly all of her and Andy’s custom stationery for their wedding that took place at St. John Chapel and Banquet Center.
Beautiful pearlescent ivory, blush and antique gold papers, ribbon and crystal rhinestones were used to create their invitation suite. We began and ended with stationery that featured their engagement and wedding photos. The main invitation was a multi-layered flat panel style with a ribbon band that held the insert cards on the back.
For their wedding day I created ceremony programs, reception menus, and cocktail napkins.
With God at the forefront of their marriage, Tanika and Maurice wanted their wedding invitations to be elegant and have a spiritually royal feel. They decided on a strong color palette of navy blue and orange with silver accents which paid tribute to the Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs, both of their hometowns! I worked with them to design a tri-fold enclosure style invitation with ribbon accents and a monogram tag featuring their favorite scripture.
Silver mailing envelopes complimented the invitations and the insert cards were held in place with ribbon. Coordinating tags for their guest welcome bags were also created.
No details were missed on the day of the wedding! I incorporated additional artwork and a watermark pattern throughout all of their wedding day stationery. Some of the featured paper goods included ceremony programs, signature drink signs, escort cards, “kissing menus” and dinner menus.
After the wedding I used gorgeous photos from Studio 41 Photography to create double sided flat card style thank you cards for them. A section at the bottom of the card allowed them to handwrite a special message to each guest.