4.18.2011

A Tickled (Feather) Pink and Linen Wedding Invitation Suite

Back in February one pound design created a invites for a party celebrating the engagement of Martha and Tim, which was highlighted in this post.  Well days turned into weeks and before we knew it, the time to design, coordinate and assemble the happy couple's wedding invites arrived.  In December Martha and I met up  in Virginia and did a design pow-wow to create a design that would reflect exactly what she envisioned:  Traditional mixed with modern and romantic, using soft pinks, black and white.  Even before meeting with Martha face to face, I knew she was very intrigued by textures -- a flat, matte paper was not for her.  So crisp white linen paper was chosen to be used.  Martha didn't know if she wanted to feature a graphic, she just knew she wanted her and her fiancĂ©'s monogram to be featured.  The solution: use the monogram AS the graphic for their wedding paper. The result was just that: simple, elegant and reflecting the couple's aesthetic.  (Please click on each image below to see a close-up)
the  open pocket containing the Mundy - Ryan wedding suite.  All white paper is linen textured
a close up of the invitation
the rsvp card
directions map card
















accomodations card
reception card

the entire invitation suite wrapped with a monogrammed band that coordinates with the suite.
The pocket was then stuffed into a matching feather pink envelope.  Martha and two of her fabulous bridesmaids hand-addressed the outer envelopes and inner pockets, giving it a very personal feel.

Best wishes to Martha and Tim on their upcoming big day and many thanks for letting one pound design being such a big part of it!

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4.09.2011

Oh Pretty Baby (shower) Invites

After a long (and cold for so many) winter, the trees are starting to show their green, flowers are finally blooming and the temperatures are moving back up!  It can only mean one thing:  Spring has finally arrived!  It's a season that is synonymous with new beginnings and new life, and what better way to celebrate the joyous appearance of this refreshing season than with an adorable baby shower invitation suite.

A high school friend approached me to create a set of invitations for a shower that she and five others were hosting for a friend who was expecting.  Her request was for something sophisticated and classic, but very feminine and appropriate for a little girl.  She sent me a picture of an exquisite baby room that the mother-to-be really loved to use as an inspiration.  She also suggested using a damask design.

So off to work I went, putting together some proofs.  I was to use the colors from the inspiration picture as well as a damask pattern, but not in the typical manner.  To me, traditional damask evokes the coziness perfect for winter and fall.  Perhaps it's because in undergrad I saw it primarily used as a design on flocked wallpaper in 18th century homes where it was always in a dark, saturated shade and had a heavy, warm feel.  The challenge was to use the damask pattern, but make it feel different. I devised a way to use the unique repetitiveness of damask, yet strip away the thickness that usually weighs the design down.  The result was light and airy, just like spring, but still sophisticated and appropriate enough for a baby shower.

Congrats to Christina and Happy Spring to all from One Pound Design!
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