I love it when a couple has a vision and enough lead time for me to create something custom.   Julia and Richard are getting married at the gorgeous Driehaus Museum in Chicago.  They wanted to incorporate a tree on their invitations and an overall Art Deco feel.  The first place I look for inspiration is the wedding venue itself.  Wedding invitations are the first impression your guests get of your Big Day, so if you can tie in the venue / setting in the little details, it makes for a nice added touch.  The Driehaus has an incredible domed stained glass window with trees on it.

dome

From there I created some abstracted versions…one a little “leafier” than the other…

Abstract Tree Drawing

Julia & Richard really wanted a folded invitation, which allowed for the tree to be center stage!

Driehaus Museum Inspired Wedding Invitations

LOVE their wedding colors and how they add to the overall stained glass feel of the tree.

Here’s a look at the full suite….

Art Deco Tree Wedding Invitations

Thank you Julia & Richard!  It was wonderful working with you!  Hope your Big Day is spectacular!

 

 

 

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Foil printing is making a HUGE come back.  I mean, who doesn’t love a little flash of fancy when they open a wedding invitation?  Foil printing also adds a lovely touch to menus (ahhh imagine that little glimmer in low lighting!) and as this bride requested, custom Thank You notes for her guests.

Custom Gold Foil Thank You Card

Custom Gold Foil Wedding Invitation Tree Themed

Please disregard my lack of photography skills…I’m no Diana Daley.

I currently don’t have these listed for sale in The Ink Lab…but I’m happy to provide you with a custom quote!  Just plan in advance, since I don’t print them in-house.

 

The Factory Life

October 11, 2011

This just about sums up my tardiness, and brings an end to the series.

self portrait number 8 in the studio

110 wedding invites to delicately piece together.  Prints to package and ship.  I’ve been right here…a lot…but no complaints.  It’s a happy place.

Really pleased with the way these turned out.  Tea length, with inner and outer envelopes in ecru.  Opted for  script vs. print. (to which I was thrilled)   Printed with archival inks onto fine art paper, and then delicately cut down with sharp x-acto.  All the best to the lucky couple and (if you’re reading this) many thanks for a fabulous project!

Lafayette Square Savannah Wedding Invitations custom

©2010 Heather L. Young