As a wedding invitation designer, I had so many ideas of what I wanted mine to look like. I played around with a couple different themes in my head but as our vision for the wedding began to take form, I narrowed it down to one particular style.
I knew we would have an all outdoors, midsummer wedding so I wanted to capture the light and airiness of the setting. Our wedding colors were gray, sage with pops of yellow and orange so we translated that into the design. I watercolored a portrait of us from our engagement shoot, which you could see [here] and even included the olive branch bouquet I had. I love greeneries and leaves so naturally, that became a part of our P + D wedding logo. It was reflected in little details like the map, envelope and the wax seal. I love sealing all the envelopes using this wax seal stamp I got from Nostalgic Impressions and it tied the whole look together.
In addition to paperie goods, I experimented with different mediums like wood, fabric, glass and mirror to add additional texture. My favorite DIY project was the life sized fabric backdrop where I lettered 1 Corinthians 13 verses. It didn't photograph very well due to all of the shadows from the trees, but I'm so happy with the way it came out and we now have it hanging in our kitchen. 1 Corinthians 13 is such a good reminder of what love should look like and I love that we got to repurpose our wedding item as a home decor piece. See a photo of how it looks in our home [here] & [here]
My other favorite piece is this watercolor portrait guest book poster, which looks so good with all the signatures added. I'm so glad we decided to go with a framed poster instead of a guestbook so we can have it have it hanging on the wall rather than hidden in a bookshelf. You can see what it looks like after it's been scribbled on with love notes [here]
You can even get your own portrait guestbook poster [here]
I can't wait to share the rest of our wedding photos with you in the next post. Stay tuned!