Thursday, August 16, 2012

Simple, yet oh so pretty

I am always intrigued by the creative insight of our customers.  When we first spoke with the stationer who brought this into our studio, he described what his client was looking for.  Part of her vision was a wax seal.  As an easier option, we recommended a simple laser cut element that would function in a similar manner.  Tied with a pretty bow, these laser cut wedding bells are just so adorable!  The bride was also desiring an accessory card with gold foil stamp on a dark paper, but it was a bit out of the budget.  Instead, we recommended printing the Aubergine color on our Old Gold cardstock and the result was ... Amazing!
Wine Country Elegance

This is perhaps one of my favorite designs of this season!  It is for a wonderful couple getting married in Napa (yum!).  They were seeking old world elegance with only a touch of "wine theme."  We used vintage woodcut patterns, carefully redrawing for letterpress.  The suite also featured foil stamp and an intricate belly band inspired by another piece of woodcut artwork.  With letterpress, laser cut, foil stamp on our letterpress paper, metallic cardstocks and vellum papers ... it was a true work of art.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Super gorgeous Spanish theme invite

Katherine contacted us because of our LA Style gatefold (above).  She envisioned it as the perfect look for her wedding happening in Mexico.  Her fiancĂ©'s family called Mexico home, so we created two different style invitations; one set for her American guests and another for family and friends in Mexico, each following the etiquette and traditions comfortable to their homeland.  The Mexico guests received tickets, whereas the American guests received RSVP's.  Its the little but important touches that make the invitations truly unique and custom.  This set used Truffle metallic for the gatefolds, Ivory uncoated and Old Gold metallic combined to make for a rustic-but-elegant invitation suite.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tropical paradise, Bali style

As a destination wedding location, could you pick a more exotic, romantic place than Bali?  Even better, what if it was your family's homeland?  Judy contacted us with the vision of a Bali-inspired invitation that reflected the beauty and passion of Bali.  She asked for a Barong, a lion-like mythical creature often used in celebrations, to decorate the front.  We created an elaborate belly band, perfect in our Azalea metallic cardstock.  The custom pocket was created in our lush Truffle metallic, and the inserts were printed on Pearl White metallic.  As a KatBlu specialty, we printed the envelopes front and back to create a cohesive suite.