Friday, January 6, 2012

Wedding Invite Work!

I'm taking a total break from the norm today, to share something completely different than anything I've done on here before. A few months ago, I was contacted by an old friend to draw her wedding invitations. I know it's in my "bio", but I was a drawing major in college, and drawing/doodling is one of my favorite things to do. I especially love coming up with new fonts. So, needless to say, I was down!

Brittany sent me some moodboards she'd made, and they were all beautiful and really unique. Her wedding was going to be "a desert mod kind of theme", and one of the major inspirations for the invites was Jim Flora cartoons. Brittany is also the lead singer of "The Bridges", which is a very talented (and beautiful) family band based out of Nashville. Needless to say, she's a creative spirit, so I had fun interpreting what she wanted for the invites!

Here are the moodboards:
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Here was an example she sent me of fonts that she liked:
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My drawing and writing is a lot more organic than blocky fonts, but I still wanted to try and incorporate it.

Here is a Jim Flora cartoon...you can see the moon-shaped drawings that I also incorporated.

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and here is what I came up with!

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hope you enjoyed! have a great weekend.

28 comments:

  1. wow!!! me likey.

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  2. love that, it is a work of art!!

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  3. Ahhhh Kristen, Its GORGEOUS!
    you are so talented :-)

    eileen
    www.acreativedayblog.com

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  4. thank you guys! i am working on another invite right now, i'll try and share it when it's all said and done, too!

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  5. So beautiful and fun, you can tell just by your brilliant invitation that the wedding will be something special.

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  6. awesome job, so pretty, individual, and different - if I could go back and do it all over, I'd do somethign like this!
    Tricia
    www.mash-upchic.blogspot.com

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  7. Beautiful! So are they going to print those off are you doing EACH invite by hand?

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  8. thanks everyone!

    courtney - heck no!haha...they just had them printed. this is a copy of the actual invitation, actually.. it's printed

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  9. You kick so much design ass. Absolutely stunning. Such a beautiful and personal detail that will make their wedding even more special.

    This is going straight to my Pinterest because your work needs to be shared.

    turn up the rad blog
    turn up the rad creative

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  10. Ahh-mazing! It's also on my pinterest. I love the colors and the mixture of fonts you used. I design on a computer all day for an ad agency and feel like I get stuck in a rut when I don't use real materials like pencil & paper. This is a huge inspiration to me!

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  11. I ABSOLUTELY love this! Such a great/creative idea. If only I could get married again! :)

    chiclittlethings.blogspot.com

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  12. thank you everyone! christine - i feel so funny when i do design like this, because i know nothing about graphic design, and i use white out and photocopying to "fix" my mistakes...i'm sure it'd be much easier if i coud just learn illustrator!!

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  13. Boy, this is something your friend will cherish for the rest of her life! It's awesome.

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  14. that is fabulous! such a talent- this could be HUGE marketing route for your buisness-custom invites- I love it!

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  15. Wedding Invitations!!!? There is nothing you can't do, Kristen!
    :-)

    onelifeashousewife.blogspot.com

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  16. What a special invite! You did a fabulous job of interpreting all of your friend's inspiration, LOVE it!

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  17. Wow, Kristen, they truly are little works of art. What a wonderful keepsake you've created for them!

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  18. These are so cool - you never cease to impress me!

    Katy - Savvy in the City

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  19. Love this! I'm new on your page, love it too!

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  20. Couldn't be happier with how they turned out! Kristen definitely captured what I wanted... we got so many compliments on the invitations :) Thanks Kristen! You're awesome :)

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  22. thanks a lot for your valuable sharing,right from the beginning till end it was really very informative.I can witness the experience and steps you have taken to accomplish this wonderful work.

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