We’d been engaged for maybe 48 hours when I told my brand new fiance we needed a logo. #priorities
To his credit, he took the idea in stride, fully aware he’d just proposed to a graphic designer.
As such, I was already thinking about the aesthetics of our wedding-to-be: the style, the color scheme, the logo to tie it all together. A branding campaign, if you will.
One big piece of that “campaign” finally wrapped up last night at about 2 in the morning: The invitations.
I may have been the one who sweated over the design, but it’s been a team effort, really.
Meshing all the elements together, plus G’s endless patience in helping me edit, re-edit, and print long into the night, we ended up with an invitation suite that might not be something you’d find on Minted, but is absolutely, totally us.
(Complete with a logo.)
PAPER BARGAIN: My honorary-mother-of-the-bride Linda found out the local Savers had a little section of wedding stuff. (I dislike spending money, and therefore love Savers. She knew this.) There, she found a still-vacuum-sealed box of blank wedding stationary. For only $13. Win!!!
WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS: Most invitations are largely typographic, but we wanted photos. Specifically, photos of “our pose,” a candid pic our artist friend Amanda (also my bridesmaid!) brilliantly took of us when we started dating.
We also had beautiful engagement photos that were begging to be shown off, taken by the award-winning photog Jack Foley (whom I have the privilege of annoying on a daily basis, since he sits next to me at work – mwahaha!).
LIGHT READING: My fiance and I aren’t really stuffy people. Thanks to his sense of humor, Pinterest, and my appreciation for both, we kept the wording lighthearted. In a Hobbit-inspired typeface, no less.
SAVE-THE-DATES: I know these went out a month before the invitations. But. I tip my hat to the talented Ryan, who is G’s best man AND a carpenter/woodworky-type-fellow – which, to a layperson like me, means he uses saws! And therefore can cut a branch from Vermont into little disks to use as save-the-date magnets.