June 11, 2015
A while back I was contacted by Sara to see if I could create some stationery for her wedding which took place back in April. I am so excited to share with you what we came up with. She first contacted me after seeing the chalk board invitations that I had previously created. After talking with her about her theme and design ideas for her and Joshua’s wedding I found out they had this vinyl record theme, which incorporated yellow. I came up with this bespoke design for their invitations, using the layout of the chalkboard invitations that they liked as a starting point to create a design which was more unique to their day.
Their invitations incorporated a bold vinyl record background with a bright yellow center. This was the perfect place to make a focal point for their names. I tried to use fonts which incorporated the theme and music style of their wedding, really allowing them to set the scene for their guests as they received the invitations.
The invitations themselves were DL sized, which were printed onto 300gsm semi-gloss card. They were double sided with the main invitation on the front with all the guests names printed in the same matching fonts. The back had all the wedding information that Sara and Joshua needed to give their guests. There was also a small envelope stuck to the back with sticky dots (you know the things that hold your new credit cards to the letter when they arrive!). Well this small envelope was already addressed to Sara & Joshua and had inside the rsvp card. Their guests could then remove this from the invitation, fill it out and send it straight back.
A little while down the line once they had all their rsvp’s back it was time to create their on the day stationery. They needed a table plan, place settings and menus. We followed the vinyl record theme throughout and I can’t tell you how excited I was to see the table plan all printed up and come to life.
The table plan used a close up of a vinyl record as the background and then each table had its own vinyl record with a song title and the names of the guests, as if they were featured on the song, just as a normal vinyl record sticker would have. The table plan was A2 in size, printed onto semi gloss 180gsm paper, which was then mounted onto a 5mm foam board and black ribbon put around the edge to finish it off.
I really love the uniqueness of this table plan and love the way theme theme really follows though. The same goes for the menus and place settings, each had the distinct vinyl record feel and incorporated the same fonts and colours.
I loved creating this set of stationery for Sara and Joshua and it was so nice to get their feedback about how well it fit into their wedding theme. I really hope they had a fantastic day back in April.
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