Thursday, December 17, 2009

Invitations for Danielle and Brent's Holiday Wedding!

I had the pleasure of working with Danielle at my agency job. She left last year to start a new life with her then boyfriend, Brent in another state. I was so excited when she contacted me to do her wedding invitations. We'd be working together again, on a project near and dear to her heart...her wedding stationery!

Danielle and Brent LOVE the holidays. When they got engaged, they knew their big day would be right before Christmas. As we talked about their invitations, the couple emphasized that this was to be a HOLIDAY wedding. She went so far as to say, if she were allowed--the bridal party would even be dressed as elves. They could even come down the aisle in a sleigh. I love Danielle, her sense of humor made this project all that much more fun.

After sifting through different winter landscapes and other holiday things, we landed on snowflakes. I was stingy with them in the earlier layouts. Danielle emailed me and said, can we have MORE snowflakes (evidently her fiance, Brent, was "all about the snowflakes!") The color palette was red and silver, so we printed the invitations in red and backed them on a piece of shimmery silver cardstock, which matched the envelopes. The final touch (and my favorite part!) was the band that held them together. I wanted to spread the theme of Christmas to the wrap, but without having snowflake overkill. The perfect message popped into my head, "On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me..." They loved it! I'm so pleased with how these came out.

Without further ado, here is the latest to my invitation collection:
"Marry Christmas!"
Marry Christmas
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Marry Christmas Close Up
Click here to view the close-up large.

This invite is not on my site, or in my etsy shop yet. If you are interested, please send me an email.

4 comments:

Jen (J. Lauren Events) said...

Those came out great. Loved that they embraced the season!

Marit said...

Thanks Jen. And what do you know, today's Martha feature was a winter wedding. Some of her ideas would tie in nicely to a winter wedding:
http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/photogallery/ski-resort-wedding?lpgview=thumb&showComments=true#ms-global-breadcrumbs

Danielley said...

We received so many compliments on how beautiful our invites were. Everyone loved them and we think they really helped get people in the spirit! Don't forget about the matching programs you made for us too! All the pieces were gorgeous and creative. The stationary was definitely one of my favorite details about our wedding. Next to the hilarity of the reception, I'd say it's one thing that people will remember most about our big day! Thanks again, Marit!

Marit said...

Thanks Danielle. I will scan in your programs and get them posted. Did you end up using ribbon? Can't wait to see your wedding photos!

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