I can't believe it is one month until our one year wedding anniversary!
I still have so much I haven't shared from my wedding that can inspire you! So I figured today is a great day to start by sharing the original watercolor art and design I made for our invitation suite.
I knew the minute i was engaged I was going to have alot of work to do. I was determined to put my creative touch on just about everything, especially the paper ephemera. Scroll down to see more about my process...
We chose to get married at my parents newly built ranch in Redlands. It was the perfect location and we both felt really comfortable having it there, so that was an easy decision. As we began to plan our wedding (in less than 4 months I might add, but more on that in another post!) we decided to start the wedding at the front of the house. Our ceremony would take place in front of the large vintage doors I sourced with my parents on a trip to Carpentaria while the house was being built.
i had actually already completed the painting you see above as a gift to my parents and I thought it would be the perfect addition to the front of my invitation design. So I scanned it in and began basing the rest of my design off of elements from the ranch and it's gardens. The scanned art is seen below.
Being the graphic designer that I am, I decided to lay everything out in photoshop before printing so i could see exactly what everything was going to look like together and how I was going to package it as you can see below. I added art to everything from the stamp to the belly band that packaged it all. I also incorporated florals into the design that I had discussed with my florist, The Nature of Things to include in my wedding.
Above you can see the custom ring boxed I was gifted for my ring and below the glass case for my response cards, which would later turn card holder at my wedding.