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Oct 10, 2015

Rustic Wedding Invitations

Here were some drafts and color choices from Heather’s wedding invitation suite last year, final pieces and photos to come with the entire stationery collection!

Aug 10, 2014

Maui Destination Wedding

The better portion of 2014 was designing this Maui destination event stationery for our ten-year anniversary celebration. As some of you may know, it’s a lot of pressure to design something for yourself (we are always are worst critic) but also to share something you design for yourself to those who know you, like your friends and family! Looking back, I know I couldn’t be happier in how I summed up the last 10 years.

For my envelope liners, I watercolored the island of maui and used a heart to signify the location where our festivities would be taking place (as well as the location of where we got married 10 years ago).

I wanted the invitation set to be set apart from the save-the-date cards I sent out, but still tie into the colors/theme of ‘escaping’ away back to Maui where our story first began in 2004. With it, I thought of creating a tri-fold card that would have half of my heart and half of my husband’s which would meet, then open up to “our” timeline. I picked out the most life-changing events that we’ve had to date and used just one word to sum up that event with a small illustration.

2004- the year we said “i do” and got “Maui’d”
2006- when we purchased our cozy little home and “Nested”
2008- is the year we “Adopted” not one, but TWO siberian huskies named Yuki and Kuma
2009- when our life changed for good as we “Added” to our family with our firstborn son, Branden Eliot Kee
2012- are we crazy? we “Multiplied” with another boy this year and started pushing a double-stroller around with Joshua Anson Kee on board
2014- reflecting back and holding hands we “Celebrate” all that has happened and how our family has grown in character, joy, and love these last ten years

On the back, I featured a map-like scene with all the hotel details for our guests should they choose to join us. For my reply cards, I wanted to keep in the spirit of traveling so I decided to create a postcard along with a close-up beach scene (if you’ve noticed, it’s the same beach that is featured on the save-the-date cards which was illustrated after a photo of the beach where we got married in 2004).

All in all- even without a big party, I am so grateful to be able to share my 10-year journey of marriage (and family life!) with my friends, family and world through my designs and of course, these printed pieces that I’ll cherish for years to come!

All cards in the above featured set were custom illustrated by myself, and were letterpressed with two colors and printed on Cranes Lettra #110 cover. Save-the-dates by Mama’s Sauce and Fold-out invitation & flat reply cards by Clandestine Press.

Aug 10, 2014

Custom Monogram Wedding Invitations

It was so much fun getting to work on these monogram invitations, especially since the bride-to-be allowed me plenty of creative freedom and yet was specific enough to what she wanted included on her invite. The goal was a clean, yet sophisticated monogram with her and her fiancée’s initials. The location where they were getting married was set at an elegant and classic backdrop with gardens, white ivory columns with beautiful green lawns, so I wanted to make sure their monogram stood out in a special way.

Aug 10, 2014

Aspen Tree Wedding Invitations

An oldie, but goodie! These Aspen Tree Wedding Invitations were done but never photographed and they are making a comeback with all the outdoor weddings being planned near and far. Keeley and Cameron met out in Colorado and had traveled out to Crested Butte and knew that was where they would get married someday. The aspen trees were custom illustrated (from the photos they provided when they visited their wedding location) and used as the main design element for their invitation set.

Aug 10, 2014

Every Piece of My Heart-Custom Wedding Invitations

Starting off 2014 was a wedding invitation set I designed for this fabric-lovin’ couple. Reggie absolutely loves quilts and as part of the proposal/engagement story, Gordon had actually sewn together a quilt for Reggie as a surprise. In this wedding set, we scanned in the fabric squares Gordon used and incorporated into the design of their wedding invitations, programs and thank you cards. I named this collection, “Every Piece of my Heart”… a little cheesy but I think fitting!

Aug 9, 2014

Love is in the Air!

Starting off a series of blog postings from my latest work, and some archived weddings I never got a chance to photograph. Here is my dear friend Michelle’s wedding invitation set with pink chevron-lined envelopes. Thought this might be the next appropriate post given I’m learning calligraphy…

Feb 7, 2014

Just Maui’d… a decade ago! Save-the-Dates

It’s that time of the year, when weddings or anniversaries are being celebrated! For us, it will be 10 years.. and with it, comes a trip back to Maui with loved ones and friends to remember our vows and reflect on all that’s happened in the last decade. I’m excited to post these cards that have been letter-pressed with two colors by Mama’s Sauce…. there will be more to post, as invitations are coming!

Oct 21, 2013

Wedding Logo Ideas

Wow, three months have flown by and I’m finally getting around to posting some of the logo ideas I sent out for a wedding I had the chance to work on back in August of this year! The bride & groom agreed on the more whimsical, delicate monogrammed version of their “j”‘s tying the knot.. and I loved how it turned out laser engraved on basswood!

Jul 9, 2013

Custom Laser Engraved Wedding Invitations

A bit late with this post, but this is what I’ve been up to the past few months, a new product featuring delicate, beautifully laser engraved wedding invitations on thin cut basswood.

Tying the Knot Wedding invitation
The strokes of “J & J”, initials for Jessica and Jonathon are followed by strands of hearts symbolizing the lasting and trailing love of the bride & groom to be. The strands of hearts were designed with wedding cans in mind, similar to the idea of having strings of cans tied to the newlyweds’ car, announcing to the surrounding neighborhood of their recent nuptials.

Tying the Knot Wedding RSVP card
Keeping the theme of trailing hearts, Jessica wanted a modern rsvp card to match her basswood engraved invitations. Teal, ivory and orange with a grey typeface suited her color palette and of course, custom icons (pig, fish and carrot) graphics for each entree selection.

Under the Oak Tree Wedding Invitation
This design features intricately designed lines that make up the trunk of an oak tree with the bride and groom’s initials carved in a heart to add that extra touch of personalization. Perfect for any outdoor summer wedding!

Lovebirds Sitting on a Tree
Imagine giving each of your invitees a glimpse of the outdoor scene you’ll have at your wedding while leaves are falling and two little lovebirds sit on a tree together. Great for any outdoor wedding that would like matching, custom invitations to wow your guests with. Personalize your invitation with you and your fiancee’s initials at bottom of the “tree trunk”

Aug 13, 2012

Gearing up for Minted’s Wedding Challenge

A new minted challenge will be starting up next week, and I’m trying to get my design ideas ready in time for submissions. It’s been a while since I participated in their design challenges, but I’m hopeful that this time around I can at least get some feedback from the other designers out there. Here is a new concept I’ve been working on, that’s still needs a bit of work. I’m calling this my “Young Love Wedding Invitation”