Thursday, June 28, 2012

Jaime and Dan's Wedding Invitations

Seriously. I love these invitations. 

What I'm about to show you are by far the most simple invitations I've done this year. And they are great. So great that I do declare that if Luke and I have another wedding that these are the invites I would make for us (is it reasonable to renew our vows yearly just so I can make invitations for us?).

I worked with Jaime on her Save the Dates, which you can see here. Then I worked with her mom on her shower invites, which I blogged about here.  Then we started on her wedding invitations.

There have been a few times that I've worked on a design that I loved so much that I knew I'd be heartbroken if the bride responded with something like this:

"That's horrible."
"You're the worst."
"I literally want to punch you in the face right now."

(I should note that these are not quotes from actual emails.)

This was one of those times. I designed the invite and I loved it. And I really really really hoped she did, too.

Thankfully, that was the case. In fact - and I hope she doesn't mind me saying - she may have texted me and said that she cried when she saw them.  And I'm hoping that she meant cried in a good way (I never asked...maybe I should have).

Here they are.

Jaime wanted a very simple invitation in gray and a peachy color (just like her Save the Dates). I used Context Reprise Light, Allegro, and Currency Regular as our fonts. I made the flowers in Illustrator.

I love that Ampersand.

Short story - when a bride first referenced an ampersand, about a year ago, I had to look up what it meant. Apparently I need a glossary of terms to help me out with my designing...

So I bet you're thinking that that's it, right? But what you don't know is that hidden under this invitation... a perforated RSVP card!!!!!!!

(Did anyone else get as excited as me?)

So here's the deal...Jaime just wanted an RSVP postcard that her guests could tear off and mail in. We put her address on the back and it saved a ton of money to not even have RSVP envelopes.

Jaime, I'm giving you a standing ovation right now.  In my kitchen.  By myself.

I just loved her idea and was so thrilled that she contacted me to bring it to life. And she's been an amazing bride to work with that I'll get to work with for a little while longer since I'll be doing some fun wedding extras for her. :)

Next week I'll be showing some moving announcements (ours!) and possibly having a few before and after pictures of the house. Yay!

Want to hear more about the value of custom invitations? Check out this post


  1. Too. Stinkin. Cute. A perforated RSVP? I mean COME ON. I am slow clapping over here.

    Also, can I have an RSVP postcard? That's brilliant, just brilliant.

  2. You are freaking amazing! LOVE this invite. There has NEVER been an invite you've posted where my reaction was..."eh, it's nice." It's more like my jaw is open & I can't think of anything more to say than, Wow! I did, however "lol" regarding the ampersand. I don't think I knew what it meant until about a year ago. Who ever thought to call it "ampersand" anyways???