Happy Friday, lovelies! Since I'm on the How-I-Design-Wedding-Invites train I thought I'd share one of my favorites.
Allison contacted me a couple months ago looking for some hand lettered, watercolor invitations. After we spoke on the phone, we discussed her colors and flowers because she wanted a garland of flowers as a border on the invitations as well as the RSVP card. She sent over a couple of screenshots of flower arrangements that she liked and we even shared a Pinterest board where she pinned her favorite invites for some helpful inspiration on my end!
After I sorted out the colors and I got Allison's verbiage, I went to work! I started with doing the watercolor lettering. I haven't worked with watercolor in quite a while, so I ended up re-learning how to handle the paint and the importance of layers. For those who are interested, I used Strathmore Watercolor Paper, Winsor & Newton watercolors (In the TUBES. It makes all the difference, y'all.) with a badger hair brush.
When it came to the flowers, I made sure to keep Allison in the loop at all times. I wanted to make sure each step was exactly what she wanted - for her excitement, but also because watercolor is very time consuming.
Once I painted the other layers on the flowers and added the details, I scanned in my painting and put them in Photoshop and erased, erased, and erased some more. Once I pieced everything together in Photoshop (#allthelayers), I sent Allison some WIP screenshots. We made a couple of minor changes, and I sent her the final PDFs!
Allison ended up printing on A7 & A2 textured, white, matte stock. The textured paper really sold the whole watercolor feel. It looked like I had hand painted all of the invitations! They paired great with the green and white envelopes. Allison ended up hand lettering all her invitation (and save the date!) envelopes and compliment the design of the rest of the suite. She is super talented! Here are some wonderful shots of the whole suite together, photographed by the one and only Brittany Arias! Check her out, at Love Be Photography and fall in love with all her amazing photos.
This project was a joy and a (fun!) challenge and I loved every minute of it! I've fallen back in love with watercolors, too. :D As always, if you have any custom design needs, hit me up on my Contact Page and let's get something started today!
Thanks for reading & stay beautiful!