May 18, 2011

Working on a Wedding

As some of you know I got engaged in January and it has been a whirlwind ever since. As a graphic designer and stationary addict the idea of planning a wedding and designing invitations is an exciting one but there were things to do first. You have to set a date, find a venue, and design the feeling you want your wedding to have.

So...how do we find inspiration? And what do we have to consider? At this point you have to look at where the wedding is going to be, what time of day, how formal, the dress and most important what do you love. After answering all of these questions and considering my ring and dress and time of year I have decided to describe it as

MODERN. VINTAGE. FRENCH.

My inspirational group of items include - french macaroons, Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg, le labo, vintage florals, pops of bright color, and a little glitter. This took some time, we're getting married next spring so the colors of macaroons mixed with grey seemed like the perfect colour palette. My style is a mix of vintage and modern from my clothes to my cocktail ring collection. I want the type on the invites to be modern with some vintage floral illustrations to add romance and whimsy. And lastly I have always loved Audrey Hepburn, Funny Face, Fred Astaire and Motown.

The colors have been chosen and the invitations are in the concept phase. I have a couple things to try will keep you up to date with all of my DIY ideas without giving too much away. What would your dream wedding concept include?