Everyone has to start somewhere. As cliched as it sounds, sometimes the best opportunities come in the most unexpected way.
Michelle was my first ever client for wedding invitations. She found me when I was doing my weekly markets around Perth selling my handmade cards and stationery (back then my business was called L'amour des Lapins). She had faith in me when I doubted myself because wedding invitations was a completely new concept to me. Sure, I had designed invitations for parties and birthdays but I had never taken on something of this scale. But I am forever thankful that she did take a chance on me!
The idea for her invitations was simple - a bit rustic and cute. She wanted to have a pretty patterned fabric band around the pocket with a tag with the couples' names and wedding date.
The actual invitation itself was mostly typography based and I had to play around with the typesetting to get everything justified. I added a simple imagery of two silhouetted birds on a branch as a top border.
Everything was printed in black on brown recycled paper to keep the neutral, earthy feel of the whole invitation.
Overall it came together really well and I was super happy with the final product! I enjoyed the process of designing and making the wedding invitations a lot which led me to research and develop more ideas. Not long after, I realised this is something that I love to do and thus The Hello Bureau was established 😃
Something I've learnt along the way is to not take chance meetings for granted. Everyone you meet will contribute to your life somehow or they will know people who can help you get to where you want to be. Take every meeting as an opportunity and who knows how far it may take you!