Remember those vintage inspired Rose & Peony watercolors swatches I was working on?  Here’s how all the paper goods came together for Aimee & Scott’s Big Day.  They had a clear vision for their event, pointed me in the right direction while also allowing for some creative freedom on my end, and were just all around wonderful people to work with.

We started with a custom pen & ink drawing of their wedding venue, the beautiful John S. Sell Chapel, for use on the exterior of their programs.

Sell Chapel Pen and Ink Drawing Watercolor Painting Wedding Program Covers

As a lovely gesture for their Veteran’s Day wedding, they paid tribute to a long list of veteran family members on the back cover.  We customized the flag swag with watercolor washes for a cohesive look.

Wedding Programs Veterans Thank You

Next up, we used one of the floral swags across the top of their menu.  The flowers were selected to match ones used for their centerpieces.  We also made coordinating food cards to identify items for their cocktail hour, though I completely forgot to photograph them! oops!

Wedding Menu Peony Rose

Keeping with the vintage feel, they named their tables after Hollywood classics.  We implemented the second floral swag on these table cards.

Wedding Table Cards Peony Rose

Guests were directed to their tables with coordinating escort cards.

Wedding Escort Cards Peony Rose

Last, but not least, I designed favor tags utilizing the final peony swag.

Custom Wedding Favor Tags Peony flower

Aside from working on my brother’s wedding, I think this was hands down my favorite wedding of 2012.  Thanks Aimee & Scott!

 

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roots

May 26, 2008

Some months ago, I was asked to bring the Crab Shack menu back to its roots.   And by roots, I mean  years ago a waiter scribbled out some  clever illustrations, hand-lettered it, and colored it with whatever highlighters, crayons or miscellaneous drawing utensils he had in his apron.  At first I was a bit hesitant, but after working out a rough draft and reviewing some of the newer (computer generated ) incarnations of the menu, I understood exactly why the owners wanted to revert back to the good old days.

It got me thinking about my pre-SCAD days.  I was so anti-computers, I took the minimum required amount of computer classes to earn my degree…I wanted nothing to do with them, even for things not related to art…and if I had to use them for a school project, it was like pulling teeth.

While I still illustrate by hand, each piece is now scanned into the computer for edits, or simply to upload to this blog, or just for record keeping…being “connected” has become an essential part of my personal life and an integral part of my business…and it’s just amazing how a computer glitch can really turn an ordinary day upside down.

So many thanks to Michelle and to The Crab Shack…it was great to get back to my own roots for this project…

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