Brian and Meredith are a super fun couple that I met through mutual friends in the Madison cycling community. When I sat down with them regarding their wedding invitations, they were looking for a few things:
- an organic, laid-back style
- eco-friendly - limit the number of pieces
- incorporating bikes and the city
- a fall wedding = a warm, autumnal color palette
Meredith sent me this photo she took at their venue for inspiration:
With their great direction, I was able to pull together several concepts.
We went back and forth a few more times and eventually landed on the final layout:
Once we had the layout, I started painting! Here are a few progress shots.
After all the color flats were laid, I added the text, which was a font I created out of my handwriting. The invitations were printed at Think Ink & Design on French Speckletone - a recycled paper - and paired with grass green envelopes. The main invite and map are actually 1 piece of paper, printed double-sided, to be a bit more eco-friendly.
This was such a great suite to work on - made better by working with such a fun couple. Together, we created a pretty fantastic piece of art to celebrate their special day.