Friday, February 12, 2010

A few Invitations

I've mentioned a few times that my friend and old college roommate is tying the knot in just a few short months (yay!!). I created her bridal shower invite, and finished up her wedding invitation some time before Christmas. Though it's been done for awhile, but we just got it back from the printer a few weeks ago- and I've been dying to show it to you guys. This was my first wedding invitation I've ever designed- and I'm really pleased with the outcome. More importantly, she is too! =)


Carly didn't really have anything particular in mind for her invitations- so I could really take this in a lot of directions. She's having a spring outdoor wedding, and her bouquet is going to have yellow calla lilies in it, so I thought it would be a great idea to showcase the botanical aspect of her wedding by bringing the calla lily silhouette into the invitation. The paper has a beautiful shimmer to it- these pictures unfortunately don't do these invitations quite the justice they deserve!

After seeing a few of the invites I've designed and showed you guys, one of my wonderful blog readers, Jen, asked if I could design an invite for a shower she's hosting at the end of the month. She's doing a 1940's vintage housewife theme, and asked if I could incorporate that into an invitation.
My professors in college always stressed that packaging is part of the design process!

This particular assignment required me to do some (fun) homework: researching vintage ads. Surprisingly, as an art major in college I never really did this, but I have a brand new love for vintage advertising. At the risk of sounding cheesy- looking at old ads captivated me so much and I could literally study them for hours. I'm currently on the hunt for a coffee table book on vintage advertising!
Anyway, just wanted to share my passion and hobby with you all. I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's weekend (whether you celebrate or not)! We don't do a whole lot, but I am trying out a new recipe for pasta bolognese sauce. It takes 3 hours to make, so I hope I enjoy the fruits of my labor! Do you have any plans? Are you going out or staying in?

10 comments:

Murdock's mama said...

I just found your blog & love it...I'm your newest follower!

Abby

Kathy said...

those shower invites are we too cute! and that's a really fun idea for a shower.

Joi said...

Girl, those are great! : )

C @ Project Pretty said...

Leslie you're so talented! I just love the yellow calla ones!

Kristen said...

fabulous! I'll send my sister this link, she's getting married in June and hasn't ordered any invitations yet!

kermiefrg said...

These are really pretty! Great job!

Mrs. McB said...

I love love love the wedding invitation. :)

We don't do a lot for Valentine's Day either. We went to dinner and a movie for it on Friday.

suzanne said...

Gorgeous invites!
I'm also passing on to you the Happy 101 award. Details can be found at http://sunshineandwine.blogspot.com/2010/02/happy-101-award.html

A Wedding Story said...

I love the yellow. SO fun!

Sarah said...

Hey! Just saw this post - loooove the wedding invitations!!!!! You did such a good job. The flower silhouette was a great idea for a graphic, especially since it says they're getting married in a botanical garden. I love how you did the rsvp card in reverse colors, white on yellow. Where did you get them printed?

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