As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve been sitting on a few new designs for a while now. I plan to introduce most of them later this year but I couldn’t help but share just one more newbie for the summer.
This latest design kind of came about from a mixed bag of inspiration. I wanted to design something sweet and simple with a bit of a feminine, retro, romantic feel. On the other hand, I didn’t want it to be too simple. I’ve been noticing how popular cut paper art has become recently and I love all the delicate, intricate details in the work of artists like Julene Harrison so I also wanted to incorporate a detailed pattern somehow.
You’ll have to wait until this afternoon to see how the invitation turned out but for now, here’s a compilation of my thoughts and ideas:
Stop by later today for a formal introduction to Ava!
row 1: both images via Yulia Brodskaya
row 2: Elizabeth Dye | Julene Harrison | Punam Bean
row 3: Joshua Caine via Rock n’ Roll Bride | Kayla’s Kakes via Utterly Engaged
This week, I have a few more exciting tidbits to share with you! I’ve had a couple new designs in the vault for several months and have only just recently had the time to have them photographed. Both designs feature fun, floral details and seem perfect for the summer so I figured now is as good a time as any to introduce them to you!
As usual, I first want to share a little of the inspiration behind the design. I imagined the first invitation being perfect for a cheerful summer wedding surrounded by beautiful blooms, pretty prints & pattern and lots of color:
Stop by later today for a formal introduction to our new design, Joy!
row 1: Martha Stewart
row 2: Erin Hearts Court via Style Me Pretty | Akira Isogawa via Eat Drink Chic
row 3: A Creative Mint | Emersonmade
Another one of our new designs for 2010 is called Aubrey. The inspiration for the design was really quite simple: I was day dreaming about an elegant outdoor wedding where the bride and groom tie the knot under a beautiful – perhaps even meaningful – tree and I wanted to create an invitation for that wedding in my head. Is it strange that I still daydream about planning a wedding even though I’ve been married for almost 9 years? Occupational hazard, I guess.
Anyway, I love the idea of bringing lots of elegance to the outdoors with chandeliers handing from tree branches and lovely chaise lounges on the lawn and other vintage touches – so I decided to create a design that was simple but also quite elegant. Here’s the inspiration:
Stop by later today to see how the invitation turned out!
row 1: Leigh Miller | Lisa Lefkowitz
row 2: Braedon Photography | Martha Stewart | Martha Stewart
row 3: Anna Kuperberg | Jonathan Canlas via Green Wedding Shoes
I’ve been wanting to incorporate skeleton keys into an invitation design for a while now. They’re so beautiful and well crafted, and there’s something quite romantic about them. I wanted my design to reflect that same vintage, romantic quality and these images inspired the feel of the design…
Stay tuned for a formal introduction later today!
row 1: Brides.com | May+Bell Calligraphy
row 2: Gemma Comas | Kate Headley | Jose Villa
row 3: J. Mendel | Kellan Studios via Once Wed | Jose Villa