You know, one of the great things about being a custom business is that we can take a little bit of this and a little bit of that to create the “totally YOU” invitation. We’re not limited to pre-existing templates. Working with brides all over the world is really fun, but it’s always a special treat to sit down with someone face to face here in our little downtown studio. Usually, before folks begin rifling through all of the samples that we have, I always give a word to the wise: “Don’t feel penned in and only look at wedding invitations. You may find a beautiful invitation for a fundraiser or an anniversary party and totally fall in love with the color palette or the font selection… Let us turn it into a wedding invitation for you! Don’t be afraid.” Sometimes, the most fun wedding invitations gained their inspiration from something totally different.
You may remember our invitation design for the International Biscuit Festival last year (which, PS: is right around the corner again this May). It was a whimsical, upbeat mix of fonts and graphics, leaning towards that casual outdoor kind of feel. Well, we got a phone call from a bride out in California this past fall who just loved the Biscuit Fest invite and wanted to know if there was any way that we could translate it into a wedding invitation. Ummm… what does “custom” mean, if not that? We got started right away!
It was a fun translation: with her moroccan undertones and sophisticated gold and deep raspberry inks, the Biscuit Festival Invitation sort of grew up overnight and morphed into something quite different. See the transformation below!
Above: the 2011 Biscuit Festival Invite letterpressed in chocolate brown ink and lemon yellow reverse side printing.
Below: the 2012 wedding for Ganya + Sam, letterpressed in gold ink with deep raspberry reverse side printing.
You can see the whole kit and kaboodle below:
We worked really hard to keep the spirit of the Biscuit Festival Invitation, while still translating to a wedding suite. Ganya’s invitation included a post-wedding brunch, which was totally perfect since the original Biscuit Festival suite included the Blackberry Farm Biscuit Brunch, so that design was fun to translate, too.
The reverse side pattern printed on the back of the invite is one my very, very favorites (I have it printed on the backside of my own personal stationery in a very light mint green!) and it was a perfect fit for her moroccan undertones.
This was such a fun design to create (or should I say, re-create!) and you should know that the reason we put ALL of our designs on out facebook page and our website is because you just never know what might capture someone’s heart and creativity! Here’s hoping you find something that you love and let us run with it for you! Can’t wait to get started…