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.
This week we would like to step away from weddings and show you some other events that we brand. They can range from a Baptism, gala, Bar Mitzvah or grand opening. Depending on how large the guest list is or the budget, branding is event available in many different styles.
When we met with Sam and his mother to start creating a logo for his Bar Mitzvah, he had a drawing ready for us to run with. His vision was to create a car emblem with his initials. The party was to have the style and feel of exotic cars. The logo/emblem that was made for him stayed throughout the entire event.
As you can see below in his Save the Date announcement. The logo is simple and worked as a preview to the the full emblem. This Save the Date was on black cover stock and all the copy was done with a silver foil, giving the true effect of metal.
When discussing the invitations, the details were very important. There was a custom liner to match the exotic car interiors, the stamps were custom made to match the logo and the addresses were in a circle to match the logo emblem. The invite was a large square with 3 layers and a pocket on the back.
The pocket had the direction and accommodation card (below), along with the response card and envelope.
The logo was later used for all the favors and props that were included in decorating the event. Below you will see keychain, yamaka, and t-shirt.
The keychain was attached to the escort card for each guest.
Later the thank you card had the same style and feel as the rest of the event.
This event was tons of fun for us to do. We loved the excitement the family had about the logo and putting it on everything. Later the photographer was able to place the logo on the cover of the album. Sam was very happy and loved everything.
This Spring was the first communion season I have experienced since my own communion. With many different styles in dresses, parties and prayers, I was trying to find the perfect match for my daughter’s big day!!
There are some who like to make it is as big as possible and there are others that keep it simple. I would like to think that our style falls right in-between. I wanted to give her everything but keep it simple with an at-home party…
Being in the invitation business makes it hard to keep things simple. I wanted the invitation to feel childlike with the sophistication deserving of a religious honor. I also wanted to remind people that it does take a village to raise a child. My daughter loves church, but heading to religion after a long day of school and the common core was hard for her. As I watched her learn her prayers and remember her gestures, it came to me that this child has so much going on in her little world besides what I saw. I wanted to show that in the invitation.
So I designed an invitation that would reflect her busy world and highlight the honor of her receiving communion.
This invitation has blue letterpress art and typography with a pink foil for the cross and the name. She choose the colors and I think they were perfect.
I wrote the opening words to reflect what she was going through: “With all the activities in a child’s life, only a few stand to be celebrated.”
The invitation also included a celebration card with the reception and RSVP information and a direction card. A ribbon was wrapped around the invite as well.
The photo above also includes the thank you!
Creating a unique custom invitation can be the best part of the celebration.