The theme of Monique and Ken's wedding invitation was Retro with a fun carnival vibe. The wedding ceremony was held in the garden of a small delightful winery in the Upper Swan Valley of Perth with the reception at the adjoining restaurant. It was held in the warm Springtime where everything was in bloom and skies were clear and blue.
The colour theme of the wedding was pale blue and peach, reminiscent of American advertising in the 1950s. I designed the invitation with mostly typography using different retro-ish typefaces. The only illustrations I placed on the invitation was a banner and some love simple hearts. The biggest challenge for me was to make the invitation look fun and casual yet still retaining sophistication. Whilst most of the typefaces I used were quite bold and strong, the colour scheme softened the design quite a bit.
For the extra pages of 'Information' and 'Wedding Registry' I placed a small line drawing of a compass and gift box respectively to add some balance to the text-heavy design.
The invitation was finished by being enclosed in a kraft brown pocket-fold. The bride tied a piece of ivory lace around the closed pocket-fold and attached a square tag that I printed for her onto the front. Overall it was a very lovely and beautiful idea.
I am super excited to let you all know that I have teamed up with some friends of mine who are illustrators to work on new and exciting invitation ideas and paper goods! I don't want to limit myself when it comes to creativity and I am always looking for ways to create unique and beautiful bespoke items.
Up until now I have worked mainly with typography and with very limited illustrated options. This is partly because my strength is in graphics and handmade items and not so much in fine arts. So what better way than to collaborate with those who are talented in the fine arts! I am very excited to see what we come up with and to offer you more choices when it comes to designs!
An artist I am collaborating with is Yeli who also resides in Melbourne. Her watercolour illustrations are beautifully light and delicate with a hint of edginess. She can paint anything from washes and florals to landscape scenery. We are currently working on some designs and maps which I will post in the coming weeks!
Here is our first collaboration piece and a taste of what to expect!
If you are interested in getting a personalised illustration for your wedding invitation (or any occasion) please feel free to send me an email through the Contact page. We would love to hear from you!
Finally! I have recently had some breathing time and have created a new Instagram account for The Hello Bureau. I will update it as much as I can with pictures of the work from THB as well as design inspiration from wherever I find it.
I know not everyone wants to see what I ate for brunch on Sunday (hehe) or my endless photos of coffee so this new account omits all that.
I hope it brings you much inspiration :-)
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