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!