Sunday, May 31, 2009

Narrowing the options: Designing my invites

Once we decided to forge ahead and design our own stationary suite, I drew up this mood board to serve as our starting point and came up with a few design options.

Entry Numero Uno: The closest to our original intent. A pattern surrounding simple text. But I had a hard time finding just the perfect pattern. 

The next idea was actually inspired by the print on our living room rug! Mr. B couldn't get past seeing tire tread, and disliked the off-centered text.

This art deco ornament is super cute, but not related to our actual wedding.

And finally: we have a winner! Wow, not at all what I would have thought would work, but it has a lovely modern elegance. Though I have to confess that it is actually inspired by an Ink + Wit design.

Normally I would be hesitant to so prominently feature Mr. B's initial. I'm not sure what I'm going to do for my last name yet [though I'm leaning toward just sucking it up and taking his]. I'm a pretty hardcore feminist here, and LOVE my name. But the J just looked so lovely in that spot. It was calling for a single initial!

Here's another option for the typeface, reversing the scripty and serif fonts. Which do you prefer? Text option 1 or 2??

The next step is selecting the paper. I've gotten samples of a bunch of different papers, and we're leaning toward a cream linen card stock. The texture is amazing!


  1. I like text option two the best! Yay!

  2. I like text option 1!! What program are you using??

  3. Ooh - great design! I like text option #1, but I'm biased ... that's what we chose.

  4. It looks great! Good job!
    I like text option 1 because the event details are easier to read for your guests.

  5. I love both but #1 seems to 'pop' out for me. I love the font your names are in. Can't wait to see the final product.


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