Monday, August 23, 2010

Labor of Love: A Labor Day Weekend full of Weddings!

I recently had the honor of designing two beautiful wedding invitations for two brides who will be marrying the loves of their lives on Labor Day Weekend. Today and next week, I will introduce you to the brides and their fianc├ęs.

Labor of Love Couple #1:

Onika Jones and Richard Williams

September 4, 2010

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Onika Jones approached me in late 2009, wanting FM2Y Creations to create her entire line of wedding stationery. Our first item on the list was…SAVE THE DATES. Wanting something classy and affective to go out at the first of the year (due to the wedding being on a holiday weekend), Onika and Richard decided on a chic, yet simple magnet Save the Date that highlighted their purple and brown color scheme. The Save the Dates were attached to a insert card that displayed the accommodation and website information for guest.

After researching several invitation formats and styles, Onika approached me with a list of items she would like revealed in her custom invitations….ribbon, vellum, a monogram, and some kind of layering effect, while creating a unforgettable ambiance of the couples theme “Real Dreams Come True.” After a few hours of brainstorming, Onika and I stumbled across the 2009 Christmas card that I created for all of my past customers. As soon as we had one glimpse of it, we knew that with a little tweaking here and a little redesign there…we had a MASTERPEICE!

A two layered metallic invitation, with an attached metallic vellum overlay that would display a beautiful “W” monogram, enclosed and perfected with a chocolate bowed ribbon. All items from Onika’s list were covered! The invitations would be complimented with lilac accommodation, direction, and information cards. Onika wanted to ensure that she would be able to read the names of the individuals who RSVPed, so I created personalized RSVP postcards with each invitee’s name. Each invitation was securely mailed in a metallic lilac envelope that was further enhanced with a metallic chocolate envelope liner.

Until next week...... Designing Memories with Style, Tracy

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