Monday, June 23, 2014

Aubrey and Tyler's gate fold programs

I had the pleasure of working with the mother of the bride on these elegant wedding programs!

Matching the invitations and the feel of the couple's wedding, we decided on a white program with a silver belly band. The font on the programs is black, with the exception of the grey monograms printed on both the program and belly band.

The front cover introducing the event with the couple's names, wedding date and location.  The programs open to showcase a scripture verse on the right side.  when fully opened, the inside of the program has the wedding party, ceremony order, in memory section, and a brief thank you note to their guests.
The back of the program includes the reception location as well as the couple's new address.


Congrats to the bride and groom! and a special thanks to the mother of the bride for finding us and being an absolute pleasure to work with :)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Jessica and Brian's custom folded programs

one thing about me that everyone should know: I love a creative challenge. I think it's the reason i became an engineer and loved my Research and Development job back in the day ( from my past-life of pre-kids!).  I love seeing an idea and hearing the words "Make this work."  It makes me all gitty inside. i'm weird but i know that already ;).

Jessi must have known this about me before we ever "met".  She forwarded this photo, and asked if i could make something similar in their colors.

Challenge accepted!

And here is the final product:

There was a long time between initial quoting and actually making/ordering the materials.  Somewhere in that time, the ease of finding their Navy cardstock moved from "easy" to "umm.... oh crap!" and the internet searching began. I was able to find these large "z-fold" folders as a starting point.

I cut the entire length down 1/4" to help paper utilization of the inner layers. Then, i cut the left side down for the fold over and ribbon location.  I also cut the right side down to allow the layer to fold under the flap while not interfering with the ribbon.

The three white layers on the left side included a title page introducing the event, the wedding party, and a page devoted to special notes including reception information, a heart felt thank you and a remembrance section for those in their hearts.  These pages are attached to the navy cover by the pink ribbon ( hole punched and laced/tied).

The ceremony order is included on the right side of the program and is attached to the navy cover using adhesive.

I love the way this program came out- i love the color combo to add a punch of color without being overdone. simple elegance with a wow-factor ;)

Congrats to the bride and groom!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Kim's Bless the Bride invitations

Most of my clients find me online through Etsy... and i only get to "meet" them via emails-- BUT,  Every now and then i get to make stuff for people that i know personally. This just happens to be one of those kinda orders. :)

Kim and my mom have been friends since ( i believe) 1st grade. Even though Kim and her family have moved all over the USA, they have always remained close.  So close, in fact, that Kim and her husband were invited to my sister's wedding last month!

After receiving Deanna and Phil's invite, Kim asked me to make a "Bless the Bride" invite for her-- and this is what we came up with:

Simple Elegance :) The two layer invitation consists of a Gold metallic back layer and a white top layer. The cross is printed in a gold color, and all the wording is in black.

Rhinestones were placed around the cross to add some sparkle and texture.  The outer rhinestones were placed just off the cross, leaving a small space between the cross and the rhinestones. The inner rhinestones were placed on the ends of the center "x".

The invitations also included mailing envelopes with the return address printed on the back flap.

What a great way to honor the bride and groom-to-be :)  Congrats to them!