I like to take the time to get to know each couple I'm working with before creating an invitation for them. Every couple has a unique story they're trying to tell, and my goal is to capture it in the best way possible.
For Nehal and Sachin's wedding, I wanted to do something unique to match the couple's personality. Both loving the show Friends, my first thought was to do a set of invitations highlighting the nature of lobsters and soulmates. However, lobsters apparently don't mate for life. Instead, I chose to hand watercolor other pairings of animals that mate for life, along with a hand painted Ganesha that was used throughout the wedding. I also created the event decor which included signage for one of the events that was supposed to look like an Indian marketplace.
Tina and Travis got married under the stars in Arizona. I created a hand drawn desert with the famous cliffs of Arizona, as well as a rendition of the actual star pattern of the night they married.
Wedding logos are becoming more popular, and it allows couples to have a universal symbol that they can use everywhere related to their wedding. For Onika and Sudeep, I created a whimsical logo that captures their love of life, while incorporating their Indian background.
For Emily and Tim, I was told to "draw the wind." With the wedding taking place in the beautiful rolling hills of California's central coast, and the lovely poem that was the theme of the wedding, this couple gave me so many great ideas for their wedding suite.
Samantha and Vishal love elephants and wanted them incorporated everywhere for this wedding. By creating a logo for their wedding, we were able to use their favorite thing on everything from escort cards, to lighting, to the jelly jars that were used as wedding favors.
Rob proposed to Allison by composing an original song for her. Using that music, as well as cherry blossoms from The Garden State, this invitation reflected a unique take on their love story.
Katrina and Matt wanted the theme of keys throughout their wedding. They requested a steampunk aesthetic with copper and turquoise colors, which had a huge influence in how these invitations turned out. The design also highlighted their unique and funny text, helping bring personality to the event.
Sheana and Ankit love the city of Chicago in the fall. With the proposal happening in Willis Tower, and the wedding taking place in Chicago, we wanted to use their love of both in the invitation and save the date.
For my wedding invitation, I also created a logo that my husband and I used throughout the wedding. Having a unifying element helped to stream line the decision-making process.