This week I've decided to post something a bit different.
Mister Watson is nearly two years old (in human age). This is a collection of photos I have of him from baby to adult. It's amazing how fast rabbits grow!
One of the first ever set of wedding invitations I created was for Jess and Codi back in 2013. This was a challenge for me because up until then I had only been designing my own products for retail and not to a brief. But I am very grateful to Jess and Codi for giving me the opportunity to push my design limits and to work on something outside of my comfort zone. This project opened up a whole new door for me and helped me realise that I really enjoy making wedding invitations.
The wedding was set outdoors amidst the beautiful Swan River in Perth. We decided upon a soft and almost neutral colour scheme for the invitation. Greys, soft pinks and ivory white. The look we were going for was elegant and classy but not too old-school or formal. The typography I chose was very important as it had to convey all this. To achieve these requirements I stayed away from OTT scripted fonts and dark colours. I added flourishes and hearts as a sweet touch to the design and to highlight the title texts.
I created a customised header with the couple's names and wedding date and carried the flourish along to all the other pages. The same text from the header was used to create the tag that tied the invitation together in the end. The invitation was enclosed in a square shimmery ivory white pocketfold finished with a cream ribbon.
I feel this design is the perfect example of modern day weddings. It's elegant enough to pass as formal but has a pinch of fun and sweetness too.
Elyse and Mathew's wedding was held in a lush garden with a rustic theme. The main colour scheme was cream, white and yellow. The emphasis of this invitation design was on the typography and layout of words.
I chose a script typeface that was modern and fun. I wanted to stay away from the classic Edwardian style script fonts as they were too formal. A serif typeface was used for the body text to contrast against the script.
The invitation was printed on ice gold shimmer paper and placed onto a kraft brown card backing. A paper band with the couple's names and wedding date held all the pieces together.
The invitation is a simple yet elegant design. It has just enough elements to make it formal whilst still leaving room for fun. The perfect combination for a no-fuss rustic wedding.
The direction I took for Thy and Robert's wedding invitation was classic elegance mixed with a hint of contemporary. I played around with different script typefaces and chose one that was still classic but bolder than the typical script typefaces.
If you look closely at the names you'll see the addition of a tiny heart within Thy Thy's name and a four leaf clover in Robert's name. This was the couple's idea and it is a cute way to lighten up the heavy text.
We chose a rich deep red and two shades of neutral gray to create contrast between the text in the invitation. I used ice white metallic shimmer paper for the invitations and enclosed them in a white square metallic pocket-fold envelope.
The couple added their own final touch to the invitation by using a hot seal wax with their personalised monogram to seal the pocket-fold. A very awesome old-school way to send out the invitation!
Lately I've had an obsession with botanicals. I buy a lot of plants for my apartment and would love an urban jungle + balcony veggie patch + fruit trees + vines hanging from the ceiling. However I don't have a green thumb and only a few lucky plants are still surviving (barely).
The reason behind my plant craze is because a friend of mine is into botanicals and she inspired me to decorate my living areas with plants. Lavinia is one-half of La Vie Floristry along with her friend Venissa. They are based in Perth, Western Australia and create some pretty amazing floral arrangements. What I love about the flowers is that they are unique and very different from your regular bunch of posies.
There is often native foliage integrated into the bouquets which gives them an edgy look. The different play of textures, shape, colour and lines of the arrangements make the flowers and foliage visually interesting and stunning.
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