Previously, I’ve explained how we couldn’t find the perfect invitations (but could find tons of inspiration!), and shared my pencil sketches of what we thought our invites could look like. Today I’m going to show you the first couple things we got back from our designer friend! BTW, you may know my designer friend by another name”¦ the wonderful Miss Giraffe is the one doing these designs for us!
When I sent her the sketches, she was in the middle of a busy time at work, but quickly tossed this off to give us a starting point, and let us see what our basic design idea would look like all Illustrated up! She let us know it was a loose design, and would do something closer to our sketches once life got less busy. We were totally cool with that because we knew we were starting in plenty of time. Cinnamon Buns and I are in no rush at all at this point.
So cute! The first thing I said was “I love the H heart P at the bottom!!” Cinnamon Buns’ words were: “That’s staying!” I had never seen the purpose behind wedding ”˜logos’ before, but all of a sudden I wanted to plaster H <3 P on everything! Our feedback on this one was that I wasn’t sure what I thought about green as the bookcase background, it does seem a little bright. I also wanted more swirls on the font, because swirls are awesome. We also let Miss G know that we’re open to spelling/abbreviating things like ”˜Street’ and having numbers as numbers or words, depending what she thought best, design-wise.
The next one I want to show you is something was sent with this preface:
Soooo, it’s absolutely nothing like your sketches, but I got the idea in my head and was dying to see how it would all come together . It’s inspired by the one image you had either sent me, or shown on Weddingbee, that was the sideways large stacked up books where you could see the pages on the side.
This was one of the reasons I wanted someone with a designer’s eye to be looking at our ideas. They’ve got training and experience, and can come up with new stuff, stuff inspired by our stuff. That’s why I didn’t want to be the one making these. That, and I have no idea how Illustrator works.
Um, adorable, no?! I think I actually squealed a little when I saw this one. It’s cute, it’s booky”¦ but Cinnamon Buns and I both like bookshelf idea better. It was so neat though to see where our inspiration led someone else. Every now and then I think “Could that be our RSVP card? Info card? Program? Something?!”
Soon I’ll show how our two sketches translated almost exactly from my graph-paper page into this format. It is so exciting for me to watch this little baby invitation idea evolve!
How does it look so far? What do you think about “traditional” wording on a non-traditional invite?