Peony Perfection!

This summer I had the pleasure of working on these lovely blue and white peony invitations.  I was able to once again incorporate modern calligraphy in the graphic design.  The fonts that I normally use just don’t make the cut anymore! There is something so beautiful and unique about these hand lettered names! It’s almost impossible to achieve the same look because this font is not something you can download 🙂

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Bridal Shower Invites

WendyVandervelde

Cute and fun to do, these invites are the perfect way to get your guests excited for an upcoming event!

At the size 5.5 x 4.25″ they are smaller than the 5 x 7″ cards I often do, but are perfect for a shower, birthday party, or any other kind of party for that matter!  😛

Rich and Regal in Burgandy and Pearl

These invitations were finished back in August, however the wedding is not until December, so I wanted to wait until all guests had received their invitations before I posted.  This set was very detailed but beautiful.  The bride had a preference for pearlized paper, so the card and pocket where created from a specialty pearl card stock and all the designed areas were added on.  This gave their invitations a rich and regal look that the bride was hoping to portray.

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Assembly. Ceremony information and couples monogram glued on.

The assembly of this invitation involved a lot of handwork….scoring, folding, spraying adhesive on three pieces to attach to the pearlized paper, assembling the pocket and finally adding the three cards with additional information.  However, as much as it was, I have always loved the assembly of wedding invitations.  It is the final finishing touch of a piece that has been worked on since the beginning conceptual stages…just a quick drawing on a piece of paper!

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A glance at the inside. Fully assembled.

The very first piece that I designed for the couple was the monogram.  I wanted to first capture that glimpse of them as a couple.  The bride really liked the idea of having their initials in the old style of illuminated letters (the first letter in a chapter was very detailed and elegant, usually in colour)  I took her concept to the design stages and came up with a monogram that brings together the more masculine “C” and an elegant “E” weaving it’s way around it.

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Couples monogram. Masculine “C” with a feminine and elegant “E” weaving around it.

After we had established that this indeed was exactly what the couple had been looking for, it was time to start designing the other pieces of the invitation.  Regal, rich and elegant were words the bride had given me as to the anticipated mood of the couples wedding day.  I think the final product is precisely what they were looking for and I hope you enjoy taking a peak!

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Cards for the inside pocket. Includes information on Accommodations, Reception and RSVP.

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All stacked up, almost finished!

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Front view, card sitting open

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Card closed and flat to show how the front folds offset.

Although the pearlized paper is hard to see on-line, there are plenty of samples in my studio.  Don’t hesitate to contact me for a free consultation/estimate.  Even if you need advise because you are making your own to save on cost, I can help you out!  Just give me a call or an e-mail.

Thanks from the studio.

Alisha Bos – In My Attic Studio – 905.945.5210 – inmyatticstudio@gmail.com