This summer I was fortunate enough to be a part of two of my best friends weddings. The second being this past weekend at my best friends parents beautiful farm just north of Port Hope, Ontario. I knew in the months building up to the wedding that her elegant, but earthy style would come through in all of the details of the wedding. I could rant and rave about her attention to detail, her loyalty to her vision and most of all the importance that everything reflected her and Alex’s personalities and love for one another, but I won’t. I will let the images speak for themselves. (Note: I was fortunate enough to steal my bouquet from the wedding – flowers from Wild Lark Studio, Toronto).
There are moments in your life that are meant to be celebrated and rejoiced and this is where I generally step in to help communicate the details of that celebration. The wedding industry isn’t as traditional as it once was and brides-to-be are veering away from traditional themes/ideas making my job as a designer more interesting. There are other celebrations; however, that haven’t taken that total leap from their traditional roots – case and point baby showers. Pink, blue and yellow. Duckies. Rattles. Men don’t even want to be around on the day to celebrate simply because it is such a feminine event to attend with all of the soft pastels and cute cartoon decor. With my cousin due at the end of January my aunt has already started the baby shower planning, but she wanted my cousins fiance (the daddy-to-be) and other male participants to be just as comfortable celebrating as us women are. Here are the invitations for my cousins baby shower. Not only are the invites awesome, but the shower is going to nothing short of amazing!
A couple of months ago a former co-worker of mine contacted me to get some wedding invitations done. Her theme was vintage country and she mentioned she was going to add her own DIY details after the invites were printed. I was ecstatic because when you do things yourself the options are endless. She ended up going with an A2 size invitation with a linen finish and A2 size brown paper bag envelopes. This is the final result:
a supplied photo from the bride-to-be of the details she did after receiving the invitations and envelopes.
Being from a small town it’s hard to get away from your country roots. This summer I had the honour of helping an old friend of mine with all of her wedding stationery. The (now) bride and groom live together out in the country and both share a love of country music, so it was only natural that there was a country theme. The ceremony and reception took place at the beautiful Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario and I think we captured the essence of classic country in all of the little details.