This week was the wedding anniversary of a very sweet bride I had the privilege to work with a few years ago, so I thought this would be the perfect time to post her invitation, as I never like to post them before the guests, themselves, receive them...therefore, I find myself posting them a year or more later!
Also, she wrote me the sweetest note I want to share. Even when we love the work we do, kind and appreciative words, from a client, are truly priceless. ~
Thank you so much for creating our beautiful wedding
invitations! Your meticulous and artistic work was the perfect introduction to
our wedding weekend. While researching photographers for our wedding, I kept
coming across your work on their websites. I was so intrigued that I started
looking at your website and knew I wanted you to create our special
invitations. From the start, I knew I wanted them to be unique. A childhood
friend created the artwork for the invitation and we wanted "non-traditional"
wording. You made my vision come to life!! The beautiful Italian paper with
deckled edges was perfect! Coupled with your flourishes in eggplant ink, our
invitations are a piece of artwork! In fact, I had our invitation framed along
with my bouquet, and it is displayed prominently over our
Thank you for your patience to make everything perfect!! I
wanted the beautiful "loopy" letters and you came through! You were so
responsive to my emails and made sure that you were creating exactly what I was
thinking! When our invitations arrived in the big beautiful box, I could hardly
catch my breath! I teared up immediately and KNEW that everyone would love our
invitations! I can't imagine any other way that I wanted to announce our
wedding than with your artwork!!
Maybe a part of me is a little "Emily Post old fashioned" but not many wedding invitation suites are more elegant than classic, hand-written Spencerian script, engraved in black ink on 100% cotton ecru paper, with the family crest.
As much as I love tradition with a twist, some things just never go out of style.
Anyway, I had fun designing this postcard for the Biltmore Estate's wedding department to send out for the New Year. It is one of the most gorgeous places to get married. Visit them at www.biltmore.com/weddings.
I realize, as I begin working on another monogram design, that I have created so many, but have not had time to post. As you can see, I have been pulling out a few of these over the past few months.
Here is a simple copperplate monogram engraved in fawn ink on cotton paper. Part of the fun in constructing a monogram is sketching out different letters to see which work best in the overall composition. On this one, I arranged the top and bottom loops of the F to reach out into the letters on each side.
We used the monogram on note cards, favor boxes and other pieces for the reception.
I will have share a "behind the scenes of creating a monogram" in an upcoming post. I have had people ask me if I could not just sit down and write out their letters. No! :) It involves lots of sketches and a variety of letterforms to see which will work best. Each monogram will be shaped differently, depending on the letters involved, to form a cohesive design.