Digho Invitations Blog

A Very Fairy Sweet Sixteen!!! February 23 2015

No matter what the celebration is, the invitation will be an introduction to the imagination of the host. When we sat down with Jessica, we were shocked at how specific and creative her vision was. Every element of design was exactly how she imagined it - fairy inspired magical garden with flowers and vines. This fairy tale event did not leave anything out. The unique liner, 3 diamonds and 2 layer response card came together to become one of our most creative invitations.

This detail of the invitation shows the 3 diamonds that were placed on the invite. In this image you can see that the invitation was laid out with 3 layer metallic layers and many colors that were all the same tone. Using magenta to highlight the event and the birthday girl's name. The event information was colored purple to blend in with its surroundings. Below is another detail image.

Each diamond is individually hand glued. This entire event used over 200 diamonds.

Above is the 2 layer response card with a pink envelope. Mimicking the invitation with the ornate gate frame. Digho provides the addressing service which means all envelopes are addressed to the guest and response envelopes have the receiver address. This allows all the fronts to be the same, creating a unified look.

To keep the design consistent, the thank you card has some of the art elements.


A Hint of Pink Peeking Out of Our Custom Invitation Sleeve.... February 02 2015

This couple was a pleasure to work with... They gave use their vision and loved everything we could do for them. The idea of a custom sleeve that would have the invitation peek through was a favorite for both the bride and groom the minute we sat down. The love of pink and gray allowed us to capture both individuals with a beautiful elegance. The design ideas started with a modern monogram and then the addition of ornate designs gave the invitation an element to highlight the information. Above you can see the invitation outside and inside the sleeve. Behind the sleeve is the envelope. Along with the invitation, the sleeve held the hotel information, direction card and the response card.

The simple elegant design was then used to create a complete package as the pieces created their entire wedding brand.  Above you can see the seating card design, stickers for champagne bottle and cookie box favors,  a thank you poster that was on display throughout the venue and the front and inside of the ceremony program. 

It is always an exciting journey with a bride and groom when they come to us for advice and creative ideas.  Together we shape a look and then create an array of printed pieces that speak to them as well as their vision of their big day.  The result is always so satisfying for us and gives the couple a sense of pride of all the components presented.


Branding an Unforgettable Wedding September 25 2014

As our company started to grow we realized that we wanted to create more than just the invitation for our parties. The menu, program, escort cards, etc. were all in the same breadth of design. At this point we decided we would be in the business of branding events. Everything the host would let us design, we would!!!

This week we would like to highlight an unforgettable wedding that gave us the ability to brand the event from start to finish. We began with the Engagement Party invitation (below). With only the bride and groom knowing the season of the wedding, we designed a fresh look that left the guest with a hint of a beautiful snowflake. This 3 layer invitation shows the beauty of white space and utilizes the perfect combination of metallic and matte paper. A touch of gray was used to break up the whites and gives the invite it’s modern/elegant look.

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We later moved on to the Save The Date announcement (below). The photo was from their engagement shoot with their photographer. The use of a dark image gives a hint to the wedding’s location while creating the copy, “Eat, Drink and be Married,” as a focal point to the joyous time of year for this wedding.

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The Engagement Party invitation and the Save The Date announcement both have the same typography style. You will see the consistency run throughout the entire event. Type style, colors, copy, placement and art will all become the iconic elements of branding the event.

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Introducing some new color and art, the Bridal Shower invitation had a fun Fall feel. The use of bold earth tone colors give the shower its own feel but still stays true to the previously used elements.

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Bridal Shower Thank You card.

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Recipe card included in the invitation.

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Finally, the Wedding invitation!!! Soft, traditional lace feel with letterpress. Typography and style all originated from the Engagement announcement. The lace design connected to the relationship the bride had with her grandmother. A stunning invite that suits the perfect love story!

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Letterpress invite and envelope with gray metallic liner.

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Detail of letterpress on the invitation. The effect of the circle in the middle of the lace played a big part of highlighting the bride and groom. Change the typography of the word “to” and the script gives a romantic feel to the two names.

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R.S.V.P. card. 

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Direction and Accommodation cards.

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Thank you message card and Menu waited on the dinner plate for the guests in the dinner area. The Escort card was presented with the lace design in gold changing the color pattern but having the guest name illuminate within the circle.

This is a perfect example of a couple who embraced branding their wedding. Each piece uniquely designed for the specific piece of the wedding but all working together, allowed guests to become familiar with the the modern, elegant traditional feel they felt best expressed their love and big day.


Customize vs. Custom September 10 2014

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*Custom invitation for specific destination wedding.  Look, feel and imagery were all worked out carefully with bride to match her venue in Antiqua.  Double layer invitation with ribbon, raffia and wax seal which held a single layer rsvp and accommodation card.  Package went into an inner and then outer envelope.

Be careful!  Customizing and custom are too different things!

More and more we are finding that brides want an invitation that stands out.  Couples are looking for an invitation that is different, personal, unique and represent them and only them.  

The word custom gets thrown out a lot so beware…  

Customizing usually means you start with a base design (from a book) and work details in like colors, typography, paper textures and maybe an image, a monogram, or a choice of a scroll.

Custom is a completely blank canvas.  You start with what is in your mind and heart.  We wouldn’t start any other way.  It may sound like a daunting task but it is what we excel at and what sets us apart.

We start our meetings with a casual conversation with our brides and grooms.  It gets you comfortable with us and we begin to get an image in our head.  It is all about you and your fiancé.  We want to know what makes you different - your likes, dislikes and hobbies.  What about your relationship is special and how you envision your day.  It is important we know what venue you chose and why.  What the gown looks like, tuxes and suits.  If your reception is large or small, who is in your wedding party, your chosen colors and flowers.  Even details like your favors and bridal party gifts help us understand the event as a whole so the choices we make when designing make sense for you. 

NOOWW is when we bring out our book of past invites for you to start to decide on some details including shape, layers, pockets, ribbon, etc.  We ask you to show us samples of invites you have seen that you like.  This is a very important step but not until after we have a good idea of how we would represent you.

This process works to keep every invite personal and result in an invitation that our couples are proud of and builds excitement not just for them but their quests as well.

 

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