When Erin contacted me she already had her invitations printed and sent out, so lucky for me a lot of the leg work was already done. What Erin needed were simple wedding programs for the ceremony. She opted to go with a paddle style program, as they were getting married outside at the beautiful Polmenna Barn in Campbellford, Ontario in September. With her colours of golden rod and tones of grey we pulled together all of the key information for the evening, complete with a unique illustration of the bride and groom and my favourite, an adorable food truck icon.
I’ve always been attracted to the oddest things. As a kid I loved my grandmothers gold ‘museum’ shoes (as I liked to call them) and I’d clomp around her house in my pajamas with them strapped as tight as possible. I loved them with every fiber of my being. This palette is definitely derived from my grandmother’s ‘museum shoes’ and all of the other odd, but beautiful things that I love.
A lot of brides find themselves in a paradox; they want a wedding stationery suite that looks beautiful and professional, but they don’t want to pay the exorbitant costs associated with professional stationery packages. Being a wedding stationery designer and also a friend of those getting married I see both sides of the argument and I hear the pro’s and con’s lists loud and clear. Hands off vs. complete DIY. Letterpress vs. home printed template. When I first met with Ashley I totally understood where she was coming from – she wanted to save money on her wedding stationery suite, but she also wanted it to look amazing and be functional. She wanted what I like to call a ‘hybrid wedding suite’. She hired me to do the design elements, but used a templated suite of paper and envelopes, that she had purchased, to pull the entire thing together. I think it turned out beautifully and I wish her and her hubby-to-be best wishes, as they tie the knot this weekend!
Ever wonder who decides which colours are going to be popular next season? Fashion tends to be at the top of the colour hierarchy and then other markets (such as stationery and graphic design) tend to be further down the totem pole. Trends trickle through various markets and once multiple markets pick up say a colour for instance, it becomes a trend. Pantone is THE greatest resource for colour trends for upcoming seasons.
Direct from Pantone’s website: Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, is the world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries. The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.
Every season Pantone showcases that seasons hottest, on-trend, colours. Visit Pantone Fashion Colour Report Fall 2013 to learn more about this Falls hottest colours and how you can incorporate them into your designs.