Julian and Ally’s Wedding Invitations
September 2012 to March 2013
This project was one of the most meaningful I’ve ever worked on. I’m a true romantic, and so when my friends Julian and Ally asked me to design their wedding invitations and RSVP cards, it felt like a huge responsibility. Over a few months I revised the designs over and over again until I had something I hoped would do them justice.
Ally and Julian love the vintage and retro style, and are going with a dusky pink colour theme for their wedding. I didn’t want to go over-the-top with cheesy vintage styles and so settled on choosing two typefaces, Affair and Officina, using Affair minimally and decoratively, and taking advantage of Officina’s various weights and styles for a mixed, but (hopefully) still harmonious feel.
Not having been to many weddings, I ended up mostly inspired by many RSVP designs on Dribbble. Julian and Ally gave me the copy that they wanted, and I suggested that it might work well on the reverse of a postcard. The postcards images could have a vintage style and when the guests send their RSVPs back, Julian and Ally would have a collection of postcards reminding them of their wedding. I tried to make the postcards as easy to fill out as possible, so the guests could quickly and easily send them back.
Note: I’ve changed dates and addresses on these designs so I’m not sharing any real personal information!