Friday, January 28, 2011

Eileen & Howard - 11.20.10

This couple has a very special part of JW Impression's heart... they were my very first wedding from start to finish that I was ever given the chance to do besides my own! Eileen and Howard came to me in August of 2009 when things were just starting to get serious with JW Impressions, I was exstatic to say the least to work with them on their wedding stationery.

Through the months and well a little over a year we, together, built this classic and elegant design. Eileen was the kind of Bride that loved endless amount of options and was very involved with every little detail down to the the specific color for the purple backer cards used. She would always tell me how excited she would get when she would see my name in her inbox with an attachment in the email.

We ultimately settled in on a timeless with a twist look using crystal shimmer paper, deep purple and a rich olive green ink, and a monogram that would be used throughout the entire suite. She wanted the crystal shimmer paper to speak for itself, which I personally believe it did!

This was the invitation and respond card I designed, using the same concept as stated above. The ink is a raised thermography print.
For the Day Of Suite, we kept with the theme and used a flat printing method. Photos courtesy of Lauren Pupillo Photography, whom did a phenomenal job capturing Eileen and Howard's special day!

The program: I placed their monogram with a brief introduction to the ceremony on the top/front of the sheet. Eileen was not a fan of folded or "fan" shaped programs, and especially did not like extremely tall or wide shapes either. We ended up working with this 8.5" X 5.5" sized card which was perfect! This program was double sided with print, the ceremony on the front and bridal party of the reverse with a heartfelt thank you from the happy couple.

Seating Chart: This was an oversized flat print, 18" X 24" to be exact placed in a beautiful brushed bronze frame that was stationed at the welcome table for guests to be greeted with after the ceremony.

Card Box Sign: This sign was specifically created to help guide the guests as to where they should place their cards that they brought for the Bride and Groom. Eileen thought of using this antique bird cage as the "container" for the cards, which I adored by the way! (If you look above in the previous photo you will see a little framed sign on the bottom right of the image, this was the "Signature Frame" sign we created to help instruct the guests to sign their names on a white thick matted frame that held a picture from their engagement shoot. The couple wanted to have this keepsake for the years to come and be able to see all of the signatures from their friends and family that attended their wedding.

This next grouping of pictures is what the guests were greeting with as they arrived to their table. Beautiful right! Each place setting had a delicious and humongous green apple covered in caramel, and drizzeled chocolate. I was so surprised when one of these caramel covered balls of perfection arrived at my doorstep the very next day after the wedding... and believe me, it was amazing! I created the favor tag that was tied onto the top of the apple with coordinating green or purple sheer organza ribbon. The table number tents/signs were purple tented cards with their monogramed design printed on crystal shimmer paper attached on both sides.
All in all, it was a fabulous and esquisite project to work on and I am very thankful to have been a part of it. Congratulations Eileen and Howard, now let's get started on designing your BABY stationery! (Thank you again Lauren Pupillo Photography for your awesome work!)

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