Designing a wedding is no easy task… especially when it’s yours.
As the creative director, I concepted, designed, wrote and produced many elements of the event including the save the dates, invitations, program guides, table cards and menu cards. I also advised on the look and feel of the overall ceremony and reception.
I wanted the look and feel of the event to match our personalities, so I choose to incorporate a more illustrative style into the various elements.
After an extensive search through the Small Press Expo archive, I found an illustrator that matched our style. Her name was Ramsey Beyer and you can find her work at http://www.everydaypants.com.
We sent her numerous photographic examples of poses to help her draw something quite interesting. She came back with this.
Next I designed and produced the invitation suite. I consulted a boutique paper supplier named Just Paper & Tea for help choosing the format of the suite.
I then designed the look and feel of the invites.
This took extensive production work, as I choose to use a pocket fold and cut out each individual info card by hand using an exacto knife. I also had everything printed at a professional printer, so that the colors would be consistent throughout all the collateral.
I created a variation of the invitation for the save the dates.
The wedding and reception took place in an old french country restaurant called the Milleridge Inn. I wanted the look and feel of the collateral and of the affair to compliment the rustic feel of the restaurant interiors. I also advised we add candles and rose petals on the tables plus selected flowers that would match the interior.
Here are some shots from the ceremony layout.
Here are some shots from the reception layout.
For the program guides, I choose to play off the invitation design.
For the place cards, I used cityscape elements from the original illustration.
For the table cards, I choose to use neighborhoods to define the table layout, since each neighborhood in New York has a slightly different personality. Again, I used cityscape elements from the original illustration.
I also designed menus, since we wanted a sit down affair with dancing to follow.
All in all, the wedding went off perfectly. Stacee and I are now a happily married couple.