Past Projects, Shared Advice, Tips and Tricks
This past year I had the privilege of working with my good friend Allison and her husband Robert on many of the pieces for her wedding. Originally her wedding was going to be in sunny Florida but in the end they opted for an intimate wedding here in Cincinnati. It was absolutely beautiful.
Allison is super creative and created her wedding concept with many DIY ideas. I had so much fun working with her! She is a cowgirl at heart so my goal was to carry over a cowgirl theme but not make it overwhelming.
We began the wedding process by creating the actual invitation. What I love about their invitation is how playful and easy-going it is. Who wouldn’t want to join in with a tagline of “Beautiful Bride, Handsome Groom, Booze, Food and Bad Dance Moves. Are you in or what?” After getting the fonts and colors tied down we began to work on the RSVP card and Accommodation Card. Again, Allison being the awesome DIY chick she is, packaged everything beautifully!
(sorry for the crappy image – taken with my terrible iPhone)
Like I said this image does not do it justice in the least. All of the pieces to her wedding invitations are available in my Etsy shop and the digital version can be found there as well.
Using the same theme we created her Rehearsal Dinner Invitation. I’m not going to lie, I have been a part of a few wedding parties and never have I received a rehearsal dinner invitation. Pure genius in my opinion. And it happens to be one of my best sellers on my Etsy site to date. It turned out beautifully.
This is of course a digital copy of what it looks like not the real image. The actual colors are a bit different, like the invitation above but of course digitally you never know what is going to happen when you transfer to the web. The link to this on my Etsy shop is found here.
And finally, my FAVORITE part of working on this wedding, the program! I’m just going to start with pictures and then go from there because explaining them just does not do them any justice at all!
Now that you have seen them I will give you the run down. We wanted to find a way to have everything in one place and make it look beautiful of course. The program includes: The Ceremony, The Wedding Party, and a wonderful Thank You letter from the couple. The back side flips up to show their initials on the back of the first page and the Thank You on the back of the Ceremony page. These were printed on 110lb cream matte card stock. I think every single person at the wedding loved them! More information on these programs can be found here.
As I mention above Allison is quite the DIY-er and although the following components had absolutely nothing to do with anything done by kmd designs, I wanted to share them anyway :) The centerpieces were created by painting wine and Patron bottles to match their wedding colors. They look so neat! The flowers correspond with the wedding party arrangements.
Upon entering the venue, there was table set up with napkins and pens. We wrote well wishes to the bride and groom and pinned them up on the pallet! I LOVE using pallets!
Both of these were created by hand as well. The puffs were used as part of the decor hanging from the ceiling and the other used for a door hanging decoration. AWESOME!
And who can forget those tutus!! Also made by hand for the adorable flower girls! Of course wearing boots :)
The last piece Allison shared with me is the Mr. and Mrs. plaques that were sitting at the wedding party table. These will also be used for their nightstand in their bedroom. I cannot wait to see what it looks like finished.
And back to design.
The last part to the entire design package that was put together for Allison and Robert is their Thank You cards for after the wedding. Their photographers did such an amazing job with their photographs that we wanted the card to be very picture oriented.
Allison and Robert, it was a pleasure to work with you! I am so lucky to call you both friends! A lifetime of happiness to you both! Now go have some babies so I can design your baby shower invitations (just kidding Allison)!!
And of course who could forget their wedding gift from kmd designs. Printed on beautiful linen paper and framed with a grey matte to match the ampersand.
I'm Katie, the designer behind kmd Designs. This blog features posts about projects I have worked on and tips and tricks as a graphic designer!