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.


The Beautiful Generosity of Love... January 22 2015

The beautiful couple were embracing their second marriages and wanted to just celebrate their happiness with all their friends and family. This was our first and only wedding that the invitation asks for no gifts. They requested a simple invitation that would hold all the information in one combined card. We came up with the idea of an 3 fold accordion invitation. Each flap will have a touch of information eliminating separate multiple cards. Keeping the style of the invitation elegant and traditional. Their colors were green and yellow with a touch of cream. Above you can see the entire invitation with the response card and all the envelopes.

To show a traditional style we used a capital U monogram throughout the invitation. It is ghosted in the background and used as an element of design. Ornate glyphs also were added as accent. You can see a detail above of the first flap with the couples and ceremony information. 

The second flap gave the reception information.

 

The third flap was a personal note from the couple to express their thanks. It is here that they were able to share their thoughts and give the guests a reminder of how wonderful they are by not asking for gifts.

Each tri fold flap had 2 layers of cover stock to highlight the green and frame the design.

The response card with envelope. Below.

Detail of the inner envelope. Below.

This invitation was completely custom made for Chuck and Rose by digho Invitations!

 


Oui Oui!!! A French Bridal Shower!! January 06 2015

There is no other way to shower a bride that loves Paris then to bring her chocolates and decorate everything in pink!!! This shower invitation was done with a light introduction of Parisian style leaving the event full of the Eiffel Tower and flower buds everywhere. The mother of the bride wanted to do something special with a very feminine feel. Her daughter loved pink and Paris. The invitation was full of hot pink and soft pinks with a base of gold. Each additional piece (Direction card, Recipe card and Advice card) all had elements of design to link them together.

The table number were Paris locations and the escort cards sat on an Eiffel Tower!

The favors were handmade soaps (alegnasoap.com) and wrapped in white tulle with a touch of pink ribbon.

This event had many different ways to keep the invitation design in all the elements needed. It created an very soft Parisian environment that complimented the bride!!

Thank you cards, movie game cards, soap labels and escort cards are shown above in detail.


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.


The curve of a wedding invitation September 25 2014

This week would like to highlight an invitation that embraced simple curves wherever it could. Keeping affordability in mind, only small aspects needed to be created to give it an unforgettable impression!

The design has a damask/organic ornate feeling that is light and flows throughout the wedding. The edges of the invitation were shaped to create a round edge. This was repeated on the RSVP card, the information cards and the envelope address pieces to complete the look. 

This combination of curve and hard edge creates a beautiful modern twist. The invitation’s typography mimics this relationship by switching things up and having the body copy in script and the highlighted names in print.

The RVSP card!

The Information cards!

The gorgeous circle magnet Save the Date!

The Program book!

The Menu and Escort Cards!

The Thank you card!

The color focus was navy blue, magenta and cream. This wedding invitation gave guests a perfect indication that they would be enjoying an event full of modern, fun twists while still highlighting all the beautiful traditions expected at a wedding!


Communions September 10 2014

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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.