Garett and Jessica Mayfield of stationery design company Wednesday have been creating custom wedding stationery for the past two years. The Oklahoma City-based company launched their first collection of greeting cards and invitation suites at this year’s show. Their designs are a mix of delicate and bold, playful and thoughtful, intricate and eccentric. Below are the Clementine (left) and Chase (right) suites. You can view the complete collection here.
Planning a destination wedding? Whether you’re saying “I do” in the States or abroad let your wedding’s location inspire your wedding invitation. We found two creative ways to highlight your destination at two creative companies: City Card Shop and Fine Day Press.
The last of our save the dates are going out tomorrow! I’m really pleased with how they turned out, and have been receiving good feedback on them from our guests. I stumbled upon Pear Tree Greeting’s website in my search to find save the date postcards. They did a fabulous job! I’m considering even using them for our invitations later this year. They offer all kinds of services from graduation cards, to bridal shower invitations, and children’s party invites. It’s super easy to create your desired look on their website and shipping is unbelieveably fast.
It sure was hard picking my favorite pictures from our engagement session but I narrowed it down to two different shots, one looking at the camera and the other facing away.
One of our WeddingWire team members, Persephone, just received the final version of her save-the-date video. It’s incredibly unique and so we had to share it with you. Make sure to read the write-up from Persephone before watching!
“As a bride working in the wedding industry wedding planning can make you slightly jaded, because it’s hard to find truly unique ideas that have never been seen before. Our goal with the save-the-date was to “set the stage” for what our guests could expect, get them excited and also have it be representative of myself and my fiancé Eddie. I never thought having a videographer was something of importance to me, but when we came across Fandango Studios and the talent of Ram Hernandez it changed my outlook completely. On his blog he had showcased his latest work, a ‘Save-the-Date’ video that was shot more like a music video that you would see on MTV and we immediately knew that was what we wanted to do. We worked extensively with Ram to create the concept so that the video would be a direct reflection of who we were as a couple. We flew to our wedding destination location – Miami – to film all day and devised the concept around a romanticized version of how Eddie and I met, our love for salsa and all things Miami. It didn’t take long for us to realize that what we were doing here was special. Who gets to spontaneously dance in the middle of the street while a videographer is on the ground filming your feet or drive with a camera strapped to the roof of your car? Filming was one of the most memorable experiences we have had together on this engagement journey and the outcome – the save-the-date video – is more than what we could’ve dreamt was possible.”
One of the first things my friends and family would say to me (after congratulations, of course) after Olive Dude and I got engaged was something along the lines of “OMG! I can’t wait to see your Save The Dates/Invites/insert any other printed product or DIY project here.” While this is extremely flattering and I know it was meant as complimentary…it stressed me out. Being a professional graphic designer who has designed collateral for a bunch of friend’s weddings has put me in the spotlight and, therefore, made me nervous that some people might be overly critical of the things I design for my own wedding. Can I admit that ALL of the above might be in my own head? Absolutely. BUT – my Save The Dates are done and I couldn’t be happier with them so I wanted to share my process. 🙂
I started by getting inspired. I searched etsy.com’s invites and save the dates and marked down what I liked and didn’t like about each. I picked out 5 “favorites” and sent them over to Olive Dude. In a miraculous moment (lol), we both agreed that we liked the same layout for our magnets. So, my design inspiration was (mostly) found here.
So – I started designing. I always find that the hardest part of ANY design project I’m working on is picking the right font. A font speaks to whether a project is fun, cutesy, girly, uber-professional, etc. I have about 300 fonts saved on my computer. How the heck was I supposed to pick my favorite? I started by going to my favorite site www.dafont.com and entered in the following (using our names, of course) “OLIVE olive DUDE dude AND and &” (Side note – dafont’s fonts are free and I highly recommend trying them out before you embark on making your own save the dates or invites. Even if you aren’t making them yourself – it’s a good basis to get a feel of what you want and most places like etsy or any print shop will download a specific font if you ask them to).
I did this because I figured our names were the focal point of the Save The Date – and once I had those figured out, the rest would fall into place. It’s important to note that when looking at fonts you should look at all uppercase, sentence case, and lowercase. Sometimes things just look better a certain way!
Now, this probably isn’t the norm, but definitely speaks to me being a designer. There are NINE total fonts in our save the dates!