Summer on the Cape

It's been awhile since I've gotten to do a local summer wedding. This year, I get two!

First up is the adorable bride, Brittany. She is on trend with fashion and very much a Cape Cod girl. Prep and style! Her wedding is at the gorgeous Wychmere Beach Club overlooking Nantucket Sound. I was thrilled when she told me that she wanted to do a modern nautical theme.

Her wedding colors are navy and green. Classic, but with the color green we chose, it adds a modern punch I'm thrilled with. Her venue needed to know what each guest was ordering for their entrée, but the venue offers such wonderful dishes, she didn't want to just say "chicken or beef." We needed a way to have a clean and simple response card without losing a ton of white space making it crowded. I came up with the perforated RSVP card. The bottom portion is the reply card and the top portion shows the menu items on the back as well as a site reminder on the front.

The bride wanted one thing more than anything else, a custom illustrated map. I am always up for a challenge and being a Bay Stater myself, I love the shape of Cape Cod. The coast line is a great one and needs showcasing! I illustrated the land and the major roadways, added cities and little icons here and there. I love how it came out and so does the bride! On the back we placed the written directions and because the front was so heavily illustrated, I wanted to keep the back clean and simplified. 

These are, by far, my favorite custom invitations I have done to date! I am thrilled with how they came out and even more thrilled with the bride's response. I'll be working on other wedding paper goodness for Brittany so keep an eye out for those!

World Collection: Morocco

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In a previous post, I mentioned that I was assembling my first stationery collection. Today, I introduce Morocco from the new 2011 World Collection!

I am inspired by worldly patterns. I love seeing how each culture's patterns vary so differently from one another. In researching which cultures I wanted to base my designs on, I looked at fabric, tile, wallpaper, anything I could find for inspiration. In Morocco, zillij or Moroccan mosiacs, are used to make some of the most beautiful mosaics in the world. My design is strongly influenced by its geometry and use of stars and crosses.

This pattern is very versatile. It's shown in a beautiful, deep navy, and appears refined, even nautical. However, when adjusting the colors to incorporate turquoise or yellow, this pattern will become fun and pop off the page.

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This collection is truly some of my favorite work. Check back soon for more World Collection updates!

Custom Stationery: Bryan

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Bryan has a strong presence, both physically and as a real estate agent. His strength needed to be shown through his personal stationery. Being an agent means suits and ties and I wanted a classic pattern, but shown in a non-traditional way. I opted to frame his notecards with the tie-inspired pattern instead of making a swath across the bottom or top as seen in more traditional stationery. I also wanted his name top and center, again as a stronger presence than the standard bottom right-hand corner. I paired the notecards with a deep, navy envelope. This was a surprise gift for Bryan from his mother and she wanted to make sure that it was a reflection of his personality so that when he saw them, he'd love them.

"I'm speechless. Bryan's note cards came today. THANK YOU...THANK YOU...THANK YOU...more times than I can say. They are stunning...the artwork, the font & your adorable & oh so whimsical logo on the if that were not enough...the beautiful & tasteful navy blue envelopes...double wow...thank you again!"  - Robin (Bryan's Mother)