Our wedding program is underway!
It will be a hot summer wedding day and what better way to make a program even more useful than to make it a fan!? People will be using it for that anyway!
I designed the program on one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper that was then folded over a large popsicle stick and adhered with double sided tape. We then tied black ribbon that holds a teal golf pencil that can be used for the crossword puzzle in the back of the program. Lastly the corners were punched with a round corner punch to match the rest of the stationary.
Popsicle sticks (Wooden Craft Sticks): Purchased in store at Michaels. 6″ x 3/4″ x 2mm.
Blue Golf Pencils: Graphite Pen & Pencil Company
Below you have the designed program and pictures of the assembly crew!
I just thought I would post a finished product up close and personal 🙂
If you are interested in some custom wedding Fan Programs, visit my Etsy site to get customs ones for your wedding!
Just to show a bit more of our wedding fun here are our finished invites designed and illustrated by Yours Truly, and printed by Poor Richards Press in my hometown, California, USA.
Project: Boarding Pass Wedding Invitation
Event: Amber & Alvaro Wedding
Theme: Our wedding is a dual theme, peacock and travel. We are a very international couple, American and Spanish living in Turkey so it seemed to fit us 🙂 The invite also had to be bilingual seeing that most of the groom’s family and friends are coming from Madrid and other parts of Spain. What better than a boarding pass invite?!
- 4×9 Pocket invitation in Bronze by Paper Presentation
- #10 mailing envelope in Olive also by Paper Presentation
- 2 custom illustrations: Custom Couple illustration on opening panel and custom event map on back of accommodations page
- 2 double-sided “boarding pass” invite cards including: invite/pattern and accommodations/map place in pocket of invitation
- All invites sealed with an authentic peacock feather from Fabulous Feathers
- Custom Wedding Logo with names and date
- Custom rubber stamps with wedding logo and return address and bronze ink stamping pad from Rubber Stamps
- Design: All layout, patterns, illustrations, logos, and text placement designed by me 🙂
So…I decided for my invites that I needed a pattern as a background element. Using our logo and our combination of themes from before I came up with this repeatable pattern. I have never made a repeatable pattern before but it was a lot of fun!
Later on, I’m sure I can find more uses for it other than the invite, like napkins and backs of pages…all kinds of hidden places 🙂 Enjoy!
So…I have been playing with my colors and have been brainstorming ideas that I like for the wedding. Here you can view the colors I am going with and a few images I have taken from the internet:
> Teal (PMS 308C)
> Sage Green (PMS 371C)
> Bronze (PMS 4485C)
> Wine (PMS 229C)
Ok, it’s been a while since I have posted but it’s because I have been OH so busy with life shenanigans…BUT, alas I am back on track. I am starting a new portfolio piece entitled “Itch to get Hitched” which will have all of my design for for the wedding of Yours Truly. Yes siree, I am gettin’ hitched to my wonderful Spaniard next August and I have all kinds of things to design and plan! whoot!
So here goes post number 1:
To kick off the design fun I decided to make us a logo that incorporates our theme and the both of us. It can be used on the invites a seal or stamp, napkins favors..you name it! Plus its just plain cute.
The wedding theme is peacock, but at the same time we are incorporating travel. Peacock because its colorful, graceful, feminine and a really fun pattern and palette to work with, design speaking…and travel because, technically, our wedding is a destination wedding. I’m from the states, the man from Spain, we are going to live in Turkey…but the wedding is in the states and almost everybody has to travel to get there…AND the man is a pilot! So, think travel and peacock. travel and peacock….umm, they have nothing in common!
Two logos, the same; one with date and one without. One in black and white and one in color.
UPDATE: The wedding has now passed and so I am adding pictures to the logos to show you how they ended up being applied 🙂 You can click on any image to view it larger.
LOGOS IN BLACK AND WHITE:
LOGOS IN COLOR:
LOGO APPLICATION ONE: WEDDING INVITATIONS
Our invites followed our travel theme by being Boarding Pass Invites. The logo was stamped on the mailing envelope with a rubber stamp in black/bronze ink. It was also placed on the main boarding pass invite card.
Click HERE to see the entire post on the Boarding Pass invites.
LOGO APPLICATION TWO: ESCORT CARDS
Our escort cards were vinyl luggage tags that gave the guest’s name and “destination” a.k.a. “table name.” All the tables were named after cities where the bride and groom had traveled together. The logo was varied a little bit to accommodate the design. The words were kept within the “world” or the arc where the plane is rounding the logo. See below:
LOGO APPLICATION THREE: NAPKINS
The rubber stamp that was utilized for the wedding invitations was also used to stamp the dessert napkins with bronze ink.
LOGO APPLICATION FOUR: PHOTOBOOTH
The logo below is a variation made to accommodate the Photobooth strips that were given to guests for the guest book. It was printed at the bottom of every photo strip. See photos below 🙂
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